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NYC Commission on Human Rights to Probe Drug Testing of New Parents
McSilver’s COO weighed in as the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced an investigation into maternal drug testing practices at several NYC hospitals.
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Black Spartacus Book Talk: Sudhir Hazareesingh and Peniel Joseph
NYU McSilver co-sponsored a discussion by 2 leading historians about Toussaint Louverture, the most prominent Haitian Revolution leader.
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McSilver Institute Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election
“The American people have spoken, and the results are historic,” began the NYU McSilver Institute’s statement on November 7, 2020.
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CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends

Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
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