Shootings of children skyrocket in New York City

A growing number of New York City youth are affected by gun violence. The number of children killed in shootings so far in 2021 has more than doubled compared to the same time last year.

NY attorney general steps in after off-duty cop charged with murder

The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer. Officer Yvonne Wu was charged late Thursday with murder and attempted murder in a double shooting Wednesday in Brooklyn.

Black studies curriculum in NYC schools

The New York City Department of Education is also overhauling its teaching of black history in city public schools for students K-12 in all 5 boroughs.

Facebook broadening anti-bullying policies to protect public figures

“On National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day in the US, we’re announcing updates to our global bullying and harassment policies to better protect members of our community, particularly those who may be vulnerable to online abuse,” Facebook said in a news release.