Posted inPartner Content, Politics & Policy

New York Could Elect the Second Black Republican Woman to Congress

Originally published by The 19th Mazi Melesa Pilip, a Jewish, Ethiopian-born immigrant and mother of seven, is campaigning to keep New York’s swingy 3rd Congressional District red in a special election on Tuesday. If elected, she would be the second Black Republican congresswoman. The relative newcomer is facing Democrat Tom Suozzi — who previously represented […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Partner Content

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ celebrates Black queer joy. O’Shae Sibley’s killer tried to strip that away.

Originally published by The 19th, your trusted source for contextualizing LGBTQ+ news. Sign up for our daily newsletter. Since its release last year, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” has been celebrated as a love letter to Black queer dance culture.For an hour and two minutes, the album offers listeners a chance at freedom of expression, a brief respite […]

Posted inHousing, Money

How These NYC Public Housing Residents Became Models for Tenant Rights Activism

This story was published in partnership with The City. Sign up for their newsletter here. The coronavirus pandemic laid bare the critical need for affordable housing across the United States. As millions lost their jobs, many Americans were only able to remain housed thanks to the advent of COVID-19 housing policies, including eviction moratoriums and rent freezes. […]

Posted inAir Pollution, Environmental Justice

In Brooklyn, Public Housing Tenants Struggle Against the ‘Slow Violence’ of Industrial Pollution

This story was published in partnership with The City. Sign up for their newsletter here. Elisha Fye jokes that he was a member of the “true little rascals” while growing up in the New York City Housing Authority’s Cooper Park Houses in North Brooklyn’s industrial corridor. The expansive 700-apartment housing project was erected in 1953, and Fye’s […]