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GallopNYC stables — with locations in Forest Hills and at Sunrise Stables in Howard Beach — is among the last in New York City. The Howard Beach site replaced the stables of the Federation of Black Cowboys after the group, which was devoted to sharing knowledge about the “Black West,” closed in 2016. (The federation had lost their operating license…
Suicide has a disproportionate impact on Black communities in the United States: in 2020, suicide was the third leading cause of death for Black people in their teens and early 20s. In 2019, young Black women in particular were 60% more likely to attempt suicide than their white peers.
PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, can be administered as a daily pill or a bimonthly shot. Users can take the tablets on demand, that is, before having planned sex. Approved in 2012 by the FDA, the drug eliminates the risk of contracting the virus after exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the increased use of…
Community night markets allow small businesses to thrive amid inflation and a worsening credit crunch
There are more than 33 million small businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. These small businesses combined employ more than 60 million people — nearly half of all private sector employees, accounting for almost 40% of private sector payroll. So to say small businesses are a big deal would be a massive understatement. However,…
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New York’s nearly 20,000 unionized building cleaners are getting closer than ever to walking off the job for the first time since 1996. Without a contract that not only safeguards current worker protections and benefits but also recognizes the essential role cleaning workers played throughout the pandemic,…
Health & Wellness
Talkspace has launched a new initiative called TeenSpace to provide free online therapy for New York City teens. Youth ages 13 to 17 will have access to Talkspace’s services at no cost. The initiative was launched by the Adams’ administration and the New York…
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