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NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

January 18, 2018
NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

New York state and city sometimes fail to pay their nonprofit vendors on time, but a new rating system gives organizations a way to fight back, according to two nonprofit leaders who discuss the effort in the latest NYN Media Insights podcast.

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Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

January 15, 2018
Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

The current naturalization process imposes prohibitive costs that prevent some immigrants from applying for U.S. citizenship, but a public-private partnership called NaturalizeNY has made some progress in combating barriers, reports Science X.

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As Speaker, Johnson to take a different approach to land use decisions

January 3, 2018
As Speaker, Johnson to take a different approach to land use decisions

New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, who will likely be elected as council speaker Wednesday, has suggested that he will give individual council members less authority in approving land use agreements, at least compared to his predecessor, Politico New York reports.

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Cash bail hurts the poor. New York’s governor wants to greatly limit it.

January 3, 2018
Cash bail hurts the poor. New York’s governor wants to greatly limit it.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at one of the justice system’s worst practices against the poor. As many as 9 out of 10 people in jail nationwide are there because they can’t afford bail, but momentum is growing to end monetary bail in most cases, including in New York where Cuomo has made such…

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The ‘Double Punishment’ for Black Undocumented Immigrants

December 30, 2017
The ‘Double Punishment’ for Black Undocumented Immigrants

Although only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are black, they make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds. Black people make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds but are only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S., reports The Atlantic, in a piece that examines the double-standard…

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How They Did It: 10 Stories of Runaway Growth in Giving

December 26, 2017
How They Did It: 10 Stories of Runaway Growth in Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy details 10 stories when nonprofit leaders thought outside the box to secure millions of dollars within a short time in support of their organizations’ mission.

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Nonprofit expands effort to help low-level defendants with bail [video]

December 22, 2017
Nonprofit expands effort to help low-level defendants with bail [video]

The nonprofit Bronx Freedom Fund is expanding its effort to help low-income criminal defendants make bail, part of a national Bail Project which seeks to keep 160,000 people out of jail in the next five years, News 12 The Bronx reports.

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Man let out of prison has X0NER8ED license plate

December 22, 2017
Man let out of prison has X0NER8ED license plate

The New York Post profiles a man 10 years after he was exonerated and released from prison, comparing and contrasting how his story compares with the paths of other wrongfully convicted people post-prison.

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Help AAPCI This Holiday Season When You Shop

December 16, 2017
Help AAPCI This Holiday Season When You Shop

Dear Supporters, The holidays are upon us and you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070, Amazon donates a small portion of your purchase price to African American Planning Commission, Inc.  This link will direct you to great Holiday gift ideas in support of African American Planning Commission, Inc.…

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N.Y. nonprofits in need of more government funding, record shows

December 13, 2017
N.Y. nonprofits in need of more government funding, record shows

A new survey of New York City nonprofits by the Human Services Council states that the state inadequately funds services and effectively forces providers to take out loans in order to cover costs while they wait for payments, the Daily News reports.

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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

December 12, 2017
De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

De Blasio’s plan to use eminent domain to buy and convert homeless shelters known as “cluster sites” into affordable housing only raises the specter of future seizures of private property as the new-shelter effort continues to falter, the New York Post argues.

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