Napoli Shkolnik Files Class Action Lawsuit For Love Canal

Napoli Shkolnik has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Water Board, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (the former Hooker Chemical Corp.), and other defendants, for injuries related to toxic waste released from the Love Canal hazardous waste site. Love Canal, an area synonymous with hazardous waste and public health

Cyberbullying: What’s Happening Online

Cyberbullying and Teen Depression: A Look Into Peer Pressure, Suicides If there are two things in life that are absolutely true in 2018, it is that social media usage and the internet are ubiquitous, and that being a teen hasn’t gotten any easier. In fact, rates of teen depression have skyrocketed when compared to earlier

Upcoming Flint Town Hall Meeting

Join us after church on Sunday, February 18 for an insightful experience that will also be a welcome break from the drinking water crisis. Outspoken Councilman Eric Mays, who has taken a leadership role in addressing the crisis, will speak to the crowd. Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle’s Rev. Dr. Herbert Miller will also speak. . Dr.

#MeToo Takes Center Stage At New York Fashion Week

For years, fashion models have been seen and not heard. Now, organizers at New York Fashion Week are trying to change that dynamic. In one event, models will end a traditional catwalk by sharing their stories about sexual abuse and exploitation. These stories are especially common in fashion circles where young women are often in

What is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

You already most likely know about the growing crisis of the opioid epidemic that is growing all across the country. We hear a lot of talk going on about the growing number of addicts and overdose cases but most of us know very little, if anything at all, about opioids, addiction, and the crisis. That

NY State Assembly To Debate ‘Intoxication’ Definition

Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) said he would re-introduce a proposal to change New York’s alcohol intoxication threshold from .08 to .05, based on a recent National Academy of Sciences report that made the same recommendation. Brushing off criticism from restaurant owners and lobbying groups which claimed that the proposal would effectively shut down many

Seven Signs and Symptoms: Opioid Prescription Danger

Modern medicine has made life easier for many and has helped extend our lives as well. But with all the good that has come there is also a darker side, one of which is the abuse and addiction that comes with potent pain killers, especially opioids. When a physician prescribes an opioid like oxycodone or