Tuesday, January 2, 2018



* Today’s NYN Media Buzz reveals who got congrats from the governor, how an Albany-based nonprofit brought Christmas cheer to kids, and what elected officials joined nonprofits urging passing of the Child Victims Act.

* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took a risk by invoking the Bible during his inauguration speech, one of several insights from a public speaking expert who analyzes the speech for City & State.



* Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term by declaring  “a new progressive era” in an inaugural ceremony where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders administered the oath of office, The Washington Post reports.

* Both New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and City Comptroller Scott Stringer got sworn into their final terms of their offices, beginning the unofficial and protracted campaign to position themselves as de Blasio’s successor, The New York Times reports.

* A $36 million lawsuit alleges the Administration for Children’s Services, the Legal Aid Society and SCO Family of Service ruined a man’s life by forcing him as a child to leave his parents and live with maternal grandparents, the New York Post reports.

* Social programs to combat MS-13, free school lunch for all and an anti-sextortion proposal are among the 17 initiatives that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced he will discuss in tomorrow’s State of the State address, Gotham Gazette reports.

* More news below …




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* Erica Garner, who became an activist and founded a nonprofit after her father died from an NYPD chokehold in 2014, died at the age of 27 after suffering brain damage from a heart attack, NPR reports.

* Irene Steinberg, a Westchester woman who died on Dec. 31 with her family in a plane crash in Costa Rica, was a former member of the UJA-Federation of New York’s Scarsdale Women’s Philanthropy group, reports the Armonk Daily Voice.

* Trump may be president, but an Obama-era rule still requires New York City to meet a 2019 deadline for assessing whether the city is “affirmatively furthering fair housing,” reports City Limits, a requirement that could spark new discussions about segregation.




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* The co-executive directors of Make the Road New York urged Cuomo in an editorial in the Times Union to address communities of color in tomorrow’sState of the State address, as minority groups face increasing hostility from the Trump Administration.

An editorial in The Nation urges de Blasio to double down on a progressive agenda in his second term by advocating for rent regulation at the state level, increasing affordable housing requirements and safeguarding NYCHA, among other suggestions.

* The upcoming revocation of the DACA program could hurt senior citizens because of the heavy immigrant presence among home health aides and direct care workers, Susan Bornstein of MJHS Health System, writes in the Daily News.

* #MeToo and Love Has No Labels have lots to teach nonprofit organizations that want to rebrand or increase their online presence, writes NonProfit Hub, in a run-down of the best social media campaigns from 2017.

* Relatives of federal inmates communicate with their loved ones by posting messages on a warehouse wall that are visible from the small windows of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, reports the Times.




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Fast Company examines whether the phenomenon of Trump-inspired “rage philanthropy” will repeat itself in the upcoming year as tax rules take effect and donor-advised funds continue to gain popularity.

* Black people make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds but are only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S., reports The Atlantic, in a piece that examines the double-standard faced by undocumented immigrants from countries like Haiti and Nigeria.


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