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Tag Archives: New York
08-12-11 -- A moving public service announcement from C.A.I.R, a national civil rights and advocacy organization. Muslim 9/11 first responders discuss their experiences and challenge anti-Islamic sentiment.
08-12-11 -- This clip from the film Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, features Kevin James– a Muslim American firefighter, fire marshal, and a first responder on 9/11.
01-12-11 -- The Vulcan Society formed to help end discrimination and segregation of African Americans in FDNY. “Black Smoke, Black Skin” is an upcoming documentary film that provides both a historic and current perspective on the struggle of Black firefighters at FDNY. … Read More >
09-14-10 -- BY John Marzulli, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, Tuesday, September 14th 2010 A judge who ruled the FDNY’s written exam blocks out minorities will let 300 probies be hired from a tainted test under a deal he admits sounds like racial quotas. Judge Nicholas Garaufis on … Read More >
08-02-10 -- The fire department in New York is one of the most respected in the world and the second largest after Tokyo’s. The FDNY has well over 11,000 firefighters and officers and their heroism on Sept. 11 and many other occasions … Read More >