have been away for a couple of weeks recovering, and as always, a lot has been going on. We begin with happy birthday shout-outs to legendary soul-gospel giant Al Green, who turned 68, and South African World Beat Music Ambassador Hugh Masekela, who celebrated his 75th Earth Day at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with Paul Simon.
This year, families looking for a delicious Easter meal along with fun activities can celebrate Harlem Shake-style
I recently restarted a bimonthly Sunday family dinner that cycles around each of our homes. What I began with a slow-cooked pot roast with braised red cabbage and potato gratin continued with Sheppard’s pie from my mom and the Greek casserole moussaka from my sister
Celebrating its 88th birthday this year is one of our country’s most significant icons and an invaluable slice of Americana—Route 66. For many a traveler, Route 66 is on their bucket list of adventures, but before you set out on your own particular Route 66 adventure, you have to go back to the beginning.
The issue of unequal pay for men and women has reached critical mass in the United States, as socioeconomic forces have propelled women into the workplace in unprecedented numbers. On Equal Pay Day, April 8, I led a rally at City Hall to focus on the issue as it affects a group of New York City public employees who are predominantly women.
Demands for affordable housing and better wages have become a rallying cry for many Americans, and last Thursday was no different. Hundreds of union apartment building workers and nonunion building employees joined with elected officials, affordable housing advocates and local residents on the High Line to call for better conditions in West Chelsea.
A diverse collection of workers, organizations and advocates have formed a new coalition designed to defend New York’s Scaffold Safety Law and push for increased enforcement of New York’s construction safety standards.
Brothers heading out to the Beacon Theatre Saturday, April 12 had an easy night of preparation. We realized that no matter what we adorned, we weren’t going to be the smoothest or the coolest cat in the room.
Every March 25, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honor and remember those who suffered and died under the brutal slavery system.
In April 2014, P.S. 197M, the John B. Russwurm Elementary School in Harlem, held its opening session of “Opera for Beginners” in its school auditorium.
The Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, principal organizer of the Every Valley Symposium and founder of the Center of Spiritual Light, thanked Eugene Cornelius, deputy associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, for his involvement and support as keynote speaker at the symposium, which focused on Dr. Martin Luther King’s drive for economic justice and peace through his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at the Riverside Church on April 4, 1967.
For the first time in its history, the 117-year-old Baptist Minister’s Conference in the greater New York area has reached out to another denomination with a monetary contribution.
What a wonderful time of the year when people of all faiths are celebrating their spiritual lives in one form or another. Outdoor accommodations were standing room only on Palm Sunday. Even Sylvia’s brought out the red velvet ropes to keep everyone in line. I can only imagine what Easter Sunday will be like, especially if the weather is nice.
A Newark man, arrested last week, pleaded not guilty to all charges when he appeared in court on Monday. Joshua E. Higgins, 19, was charged with shooting and killing a 63-year-old Jersey City man who came to the aid of his wife Sunday morning, April 6.
More trouble may be on the horizon for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is now reportedly investigating the relationship between the Republican and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The Thursday before Valentine’s Day, the temperature never made it out of the 30s. Wet, half-brown slush covered the ground and another New York City child decided to take her own life.
Activists and comrades of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal have scheduled a number of events next week commemorating the anniversary of his physical birth.
There were not many oohs and aahs in the debate last Thursday evening at Abyssinian Baptist Church
Much attention was paid to the glistening, coaster-sized medallion hanging from rap mogul Jay Z’s neck as he and his wife, Beyoncé, sat courtside during a Nets game at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last week.
Raised on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Creative Art Director Hollis King grew up crafting carnival masks, designing spinning tops and creating his own kites.