NYC Human Rights

What are human rights?

Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings – they are not granted by any state. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental – the right to life – to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty. – from United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

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Emergency Broadband Benefit/緊急寬頻福利/Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB)

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

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  • 有資格參加生命線計畫;
  • 享受免費和降價學校午餐計畫或學校早餐計畫福利,包括通過USDA社群合格規定享受這些福利,或在2019-2020學年享受這些福利;
  • 在本獎勵年度獲得聯邦佩爾助學金;
  • 自2020年2月29日以來,家庭收入大幅下降,且2020年家庭總收入低於99,000美元(單一申報人)和198,000美元(聯合申報人);
  • 符合參與計畫的服務提供者的現有低收入或COVID-19計畫的合格標準。


El Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB) es un programa temporal de la FCC que ofrece ayuda a los hogares con problemas para pagar sus servicios de Internet durante la pandemia. Este nuevo programa de asistencia conectará a los hogares con sus sitios de trabajo, con servicios de atención de salud de crucial importancia, con salas de clase virtuales y mucho más.Acerca del Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB)

El Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB) proporcionará un descuento mensual de hasta $50 (dólares estadounidenses) para el servicio de Internet de hogares elegibles y un descuento mensual de hasta $75 (dólares estadounidenses) para hogares elegibles situados en tierras tribales. Los hogares elegibles también pueden recibir un descuento único de $100 (dólares estadounidenses) por la compra de una computadora portátil, computadora de escritorio o una tableta electrónica, a través de un proveedor participante.

El Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB) se limita a un solo descuento mensual por el servicio de conexión y a un descuento único en la compra de un equipo, por cada hogar.

¿Quién es elegible para obtener el Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB)?

Podrás participar en este programa si un miembro de tu hogar:

  • Tiene un ingreso igual o menor al 135% del nivel federal de pobreza (Federal Poverty Guidelines, en inglés) ) o participa en ciertos programas de asistencia social.
  • Recibe beneficios en la escuela bajo el programa de almuerzo o desayuno gratuito o reducido.
  • Recibió una beca Federal Pell Grant para la Universidad durante el año en curso.
  • Experimentó una pérdida sustancial de ingresos debido a la pérdida de su empleo o a la suspensión de su trabajo, sin sueldo, desde el 29 de febrero de 2020.
  • Cumple con los criterios de elegibilidad exigidos por un proveedor participante en un programa de bajos ingresos o en un programa COVID-19 ya existente.

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Resources from NYPD Detectives for AAPI Community

To locate NYPD and officers in your area, click

To search for crime stats in your area, click

To become a police officer, click

To watch Safety & Protection workshop recording in Mandarin, click

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Stop the Hate Multilingual Resources

Here are a few resources in a variety of languages concerning anti-Asian crime and discrimination. Click on the images below to check them out!:

Haga clic aquí o en la imagen de abajo para leer un artículo en español de la BBC sobre la historia de la discriminación anti-asiática en los EE. UU .:

And here is a short history of xenophobia in the U.S. for intermediate to advanced English learners:

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Stay Safe from Hate

These safety resources, created in collaboration with experts from the Center for Anti-Violence Education, teach targeted individuals how to de-escalate threatening situations and defend themselves in the event of anti-Asian violence. The flyers in 5 Asian languages offer strategies to help individuals safely intervene if they see someone being targeted or to use verbal and/or physical methods to safely exit a threatening situation. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE!


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Rat Vs. Mouse

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Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, some people have been asking about what the difference is between a rat and a mouse. Here’s some useful info for you courtesy of

Mouse Versus Rat Comparison Chart

Mouse Rat
Identification Method Small feces Larger feces
Head Small, triangular, small relative to body Short, stubby, broad, large relative to body
Ears Ears are large relative to the head. Ears are small relative to the head.
Eyes Slightly bigger in relation to the head Smaller in relation to head
Muzzle Narrow with sharp muzzle Large and blunt with wide muzzle
Tail A mouse is small and has a skinny tail. A rat is bigger and has a thicker tail.
Digging burrows Mice do not dig deep and even if they do so, they may dig only to about a foot. Rats dig deep and long burrows.
Life Span 1.5 – 2.5 years 2-3 years
Genetic Differences Mice have 20 chromosome pairs & 2.6 million base pairs Rats have 21 chromosome pairs & 2.75 million base pairs
Best known species Common House Mouse (Mus Musculus) Black Rat (Rattus Rattus); Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)
Romans call it Mus Minimus Mus Maximus
Spaniards call it Raton Rata


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