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Bill criminalizing LGBTQ community advances in Ghana

Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday passed a highly controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill that could send some people to prison for more than a decade. The bill, introduced in Congress three years ago, would criminalize members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies from promoting, funding, or publicly displaying affection. After Wednesday’s passage of the bill, Rep. Sam […]

Virginia ‘tech tax’ bill sparks backlash from business community

Trade groups representing hundreds of companies doing business in Virginia oppose a proposal proposed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and approved by Democrats in a budget bill to expand the state sales tax to cover digital products. ing. Both chambers of Congress included a new sales tax on purchases such as streaming subscriptions, cloud storage […]

NYC Mayor Adams reverses course Harlem migrant shelter after community outrage

Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday night made a stunning about-face on a plan to turn an abandoned Harlem luxury apartment building into an immigrant shelter after facing community outrage. Adams’ change of heart came at a St. Nicholas House Residents Association meeting packed with dozens of residents outraged by the city’s proposed development of a […]

UPenn community slams lecturer’s antisemitic cartoons

The University of Pennsylvania has been embroiled in yet another scandal since October 7th. Communication school lecturer Dwayne Booth has come under fire from critics for his political cartoons, which they say are anti-Semitic. One of the booth’s illustrations: “Slaughterhouse” Shown by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu It has glowing red eyes, is covered in […]

Parent board serving large NYC Jewish community slammed, accused of ‘censorship’ after scheduling meeting on Shabbos

A parent committee serving Brooklyn’s large Jewish community has been accused of “censorship” and scheduling meetings inconsistent with the Sabbath. Arthur Kleinerman, a Jewish member of Community Education Council 22, read a statement Tuesday on behalf of the board, saying that despite requests from the community, a “special He stopped short of apologizing for holding […]

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