Assemblyman William Scarborough appeared on the Dan Abrams Show on
MSNBC recently to discuss a new bill he sponsored in the NYS Assembly,
Harbour for Exploited Youth Act. This law would protect children
under the age of
18 from criminal prosecution for prostitution.
In a case last summer, a 12 year old girl was charged with offering
sex to an undercover
officer in the Bronx. Though she was legally incapable of consenting
to a sex act, she
could still be found guilty of prostitution because the state’s law
. . .
WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT
How can black women prevent heart disease? By living
life with heart and style—according to producers of Heart
and Style. importance of heart health.
Black women are two-thirds more . . .
"The Community Development Block Grants program has
long been a lifeline for local towns and cities, allowing
them to make critical investments that have returns for
years to come. I am glad that the Senate took action to
restore the cuts and will continue to fight against any
. . . .
PRIVATIZATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY
LI CHAPTER OF 100 BLACK WOMEN
Leaders of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) said that privatizing Social Security
would cause a disproportionate and irreparable harm to African
American retirees and others who . . .
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Long
Island Chapter (NCBW) held their Conference 2005 at Farmingdale
University, LI on a lovely spring day - Saturday, April 9th.
Conference Chairwoman Florence Cash . . .