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Central Harlem »

After Federal Lawsuit, FDNY Nears Historically High Diversity Numbers

African-Americans have never made up more than 6 percent of the FDNY, according to the Vulcan Society. 

Central Harlem »

Harlem Gospel Singer Asks Academy Awards to Include MLK's Favorite Hymn

Roslyn Davis started a petition to include a performance of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," in the show.

Upper West Side »

Plan Would Send Kids to Schools Based on Family's Income, Not Location

Education leaders are pushing for a change in school zoning they believe would increase diversity.

Civic Center »

Fire Commissioner Wants to Boost Number of Female Firefighters

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced changes to physical tests many feel unfairly eliminate women.

Park Slope »

How a Park Slope School Is Fighting to Stay Diverse

P.S. 133 sets aside seats for low-income and immigrant students to preserve the school's diversity.

Civic Center »

Latino Leaders Blast de Blasio About Disrespect in City Government

A group says de Blasio has not appointed enough Latinos despite broad support from the community.

Civic Center »

City Council Wants to Change Specialized High School Admissions Process

The legislation calls for the DOE to make diversity a priority in its decision-making.

Lower East Side »

Schools Chancellor to Answer Parents' Questions at Town Hall Meeting

Parents will have to send in their questions for Carmen Fariña ahead of the Sept. 17. meeting.

Sunset Park »

Listen to Sunset Park Residents Tell Their Stories in a New Podcast Series

Rob Aguilar has launched a series to highlight the history, culture and issues in the neighborhood.

Woodlawn »

Bronx Comedy Duo Rips 'Saturday Night Live' for Lack of Latinas

The Comedy Girls, a duo from the Bronx, argue that SNL needs a stronger Latina presence.

Chelsea »

GMHC CEO Search Committee Lacks Racial Diversity, Critics Say

Most of the AIDS nonprofit's clients are black and Latino, but no one on the committee is.

Civic Center »

City Agrees to Pay $98M to Settle FDNY Bias Lawsuit

A group of black firefighters and the Justice Department accused the FDNY of discriminatory hiring.

Fort Greene »

Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo Celebrates Brooklyn's Diversity at Inauguration

Laurie Cumbo invited a diverse crowd to her swearing-in celebration for her 35th District seat. 

Flushing »

Queens Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Brutal Mosque Stabbing

Bernhard Laufer, of Forest Hills, is accused of a hate crime.

East Harlem »

CB 11 Black Members Say They Were Displaced for Latinos to 'Appease Quotas'

The number of Latinos on CB 11 jumped to 20 from 15 after complaints from community members.