Author: Brooke L. Williams


Have Black Males Been Shut Out of the New York City Recovery?

Jobs are booming in the New York City economic recovery, but not the ones black men have traditionally held. In fiscal year 2012, blacks comprised 22% of the total New York City population but accounted for 32% of government employees. Other ethnicities were either proportionally represented or underrepresented in the […]


Senator John Flanagan Continues Opposition to $15 Hourly Minimum Wage

Senator John Flanagan says he supports working men and women but does not support Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed statewide minimum wage increase to $15 an hour. Speaking at a Crain’s New York Business conference September 30, Flanagan, who has an economics degree, acknowledged that the current minimum wage was not […]