Monday, November 30
The first of six city police officers went on trial Monday in a closely watched case involving a 25-year-old black prisoner who died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a Baltimore City police van.
Donald Trump is meeting with black pastors in New York on Monday amid controversy over whether they plan to endorse the billionaire businessman's presidential bid.
Friday, November 27
Four weeks after alleged gang members lured 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee into an alley and killed him -- a slaying that some in violence-riddled Chicago called a new low -- the city's police superintendent announced the arrest of one man Friday and vowed to "obliterate" the "criminal" group he belonged to.
Protesters marched on Chicago's luxury corridor during a major shopping holiday Friday and demanded the resignations of the city's top leaders, alleging a yearlong cover-up of a police video depicting an officer's killing of teenager Laquan McDonald.
Thursday, November 26
There was a serious escalation in Minneapolis Monday, Nov. 23, where demonstrators have been protesting the fatal Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, the Adelaide L. Sanford Institute, the Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry and Elders House hosted a 90th birthday celebration for Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford.
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A very happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope the day brings you togetherness, joy and tons of leftovers—all for which to be thankful.
As a travel writer, most of the year I’m on the move. Boarding a plane at 5 a.m., checking out a new resort, restaurant hopping in a small town, taking in an exhibit in a museum—it’s all business … and pleasure.
Tichina Arnold is set to perform at Minton's
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If Pauli Murray were alive today, she would be celebrating her 105th birthday.
“We will make it a real ‘Black Friday,’” warned Minister Louis Farrakhan, “because there won’t be a Black person in sight.”
Watching Mal Whitfield run around the track in those grainy films from the late 1940s and early 1950s, he didn’t appear robust enough to even complete a race.
As alluded to in a recent Daily News editorial, there is, indeed, a wind blowing against New York’s charter school movement.
One of the things we have much to be grateful for in this country is that our wars have not been fought on our own soil.
People partnerships not just ‘a mess of pottage’ Creating business opportunities in rebuilding Haiti
On Jan. 1, 1804, when Haiti proclaimed its independence from France, it not only became the first free Black republic in the world, it ignited the torch of hope for enslaved and exploited peoples worldwide.
The other day, my 5-year-old daughter and I were walking down the street...
Minimum wage started a debate among people who feel there is no equal accommodation for people in the minimum wage workforce.
A week before Thanksgiving, airport workers wanted to let companies know who hold the power.
New York’s low-wage workers are facing another difficult holiday season. They know it will be a struggle to just pay the bills and put food on the table, before even considering what it will take to buy gifts for their families.
On the initial announcement that “The Hippest Chick,” Erykah Badu was hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards, hints of skepticism ran on and on.
Interfaith Medical Center gives Thanksgiving to community residents and some community groups.
Over 400 people gathered at the historic Schomburg Museum, located in Harlem, N.Y., for a celebration of womanhood.
Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris a little more than a week ago, it feels as though life as we know it will never be the same.
Nestled in a recently renovated East Harlem building, Ali Abdullah runs around his office in preparation for our interview.
Tasha Hayes-Smith, an East Orange firefighter since August of 1993, becomes the first female promoted to captain in the department’s history.
The youths of Muhammad Mosque #7 hosted a Justice or Else: 10,000 fearless open house Saturday Nov. 21 at MIST Harlem.
The “Real Black Friday—No Christmas Shopping Campaign” took to the streets last Friday with the Harriett Tubman–Fannie Lou Hamer Collective of Black women in Brooklyn.
Each time we think that Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has exhausted his asinine statements, he retrieves another.
The Children of Slaves and Patriots committee is hosting daily rallies in front of the Slave Theater.
A Peruvian court has handed down prison sentences for two businessmen who took no action to assist an Afro-Peruvian woman who faced racism while at work.
It may have been raining in New York City last Thursday, but educational activists at 32 Old Slip in lower Manhattan were determined to shine anyway.
Allen Toussaint, the pianist, songwriter, arranger and record producer whose whimsical, funk-laced songs influenced the New Orleans R&B scene, died Nov. 10 while on tour in Madrid.
For spirited women whose style is distinctive, the Australian company Ginger & Smart showed soft, easy-to-wear dresses that could take you from day to night.
From Nov. 19, 2015 to Feb. 21, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” at their Costume Institute for fall 2015.
Last Monday, Symphony Space was the place to be for members of the Black theater family
Celebrating 45 years of repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico made its annual holiday return to the Apollo stage.
Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival.
“Creed” is Ryan Coogler’s second feature film, and he shares a screenwriting credit with Aaron Covington, the movie based on a story by Coogler.
Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise that he displayed in his 2013 debut “Fruitvale Station,” which also starred Michael B. Jordan.
I was recently on one of the MTA’s new Select Stop buses...
Wednesday, November 25
If you’re Black, you’re not allowed to have a developmental or mental disorder.
Wednesday had been marked as the day Chicago officials had to release graphic dashcam video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's final moments and -- because of that -- the day the city could erupt.
Tuesday, November 24
The Chicago officer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is no longer being paid by the police department, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Tuesday.
Five people were wounded when gunfire erupted near a Minneapolis police precinct where demonstrators have been protesting the shooting death of Jamar Clark, police said.
Officials at New York University (NYU) are condemning a group created on Facebook called "Union of White NYU Students."
Sunday, November 22
Report: From 2002-11 Blacks were 2.5 times more likely than whites to experience nonfatal force by police
A study recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics uncovers the how Black have been treated by law enforcement.
Saturday, November 21
On Friday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted a community vigil and moment of silence for the victims of recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria
Friday, November 20
November 20 marks one year since the police shooting death of Akai Gurley.
Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel hollered "Allahu akbar" as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.
Harvard University police are investigating a possible hate crime at the law school after someone covered portraits of black faculty members in tape, according to university officials.
Thursday, November 19
Better scratch "hoverboards" off your wish list this year if you live in New York City.
On Wednesday night, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.
Yes, Thanksgiving can be about the togetherness of cooking and preparing a large spread for others to enjoy and regale you with copious amounts of compliments for your dressing, yams or apple pie.
There are two seasons of the year that make me joyous with wonderment. The first is spring, with all of the new blooms and their emergence from winter’s frost. The other is fall.
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The busy holiday season is right around the corner, a time when many people take to the skies, roads, rails and seas to visit friends and family close to home and further afield.
Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Walmart workers across the country plan on putting their money where their mouths are on Black Friday.
I guess a telltale sign that you’ve reached a rarified level of success is when after a significant period of time, the moves you make still can elevate or perhaps alter the movements of your peers and, in the case of entertainment, your ardent supporters/fans.
Veterans Day 2015 had a special meaning for the war veterans and supporters who gathered at the site of the new memorial for Cpl. Lawrence Thompson, the first Black soldier to die during the Vietnam War.
The Friendly 50 Club held their annual scholarship dinner dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.
Happy Veterans Day and a salute to all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces over the course of history for the United States of America, for all of those who gave their lives so that our country could be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
A Good Samaritan who died shielding a girl from a terrorist’s bullet was called a hero by witnesses and friends for his selfless bravery.
A 13-page report released last Thursday by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office determined that 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s murder by a Caucasian Cleveland cop one year ago was “objectively reasonable,” according to law enforcement consultant Ken Katsaris, an expert on police use of force.
Governors Award recipient Spike Lee reminded hundreds of Hollywood heavy hitters about their failure at diversity.
Henry Grimes, the revered bassist who played a role in expanding the jazz language in the 1950s, along with Albert Ayler, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus and Cecil Taylor, recently celebrated his 80th birthday on the Upper East Side at Jan Hus Neighborhood Center.
A few years ago, I rang up the PR team of Ballet Hispanico and asked to watch a rehearsal, and they said yes. I love dance but never felt comfortable enough to really dig in and write about it.
The late choreographer and early modern dance pioneer Jose Limón will always be recognized for his tremendous contributions in bringing breath to dance...
Minstrelsy is a difficult topic. The choreographer Donald Byrd agrees.
The mid-’70s in the south of France is the setting for “By the Sea.” An American couple, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie Pitt), a former dancer, and her husband, Roland (Brad Pitt), a writer, hope to ignite both his career and their relationship.
It was an event that captivated much of the world in 2010, when 33 miners were buried in a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.
Percy Miller is a single father who is raising five beautiful children: his daughter, Cymphonique, and four sons, Romeo, Veno, Hercy and Mercy.
“Creed” is the seventh “Rocky” movie and the first that the franchise’s creator and star, Sylvester Stallone, didn’t write, Ryan Coogler did.
This Saturday, New Yorkers who want to resolve arrest warrants for failure to answer summonses issued by the NYPD for minor charges such as drinking alcohol on the street, unlawful possession of marijuana, riding a bike on a sidewalk, disorderly conduct and other such offenses will get their chance.
AmNews online editor Cyril Josh Barker discusses why he decided to go to an HBCU.
Jets coach Todd Bowles must ask himself critically, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
There’s something about the New York Giants that disrupts the New England Patriots’ quest for perfect titles.
The learning curve of Derek Fisher has been one of the least discussed topics.
Brooklyn Nets are on a quest to stay relevant this season.
The Devils of Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham is intent on continuing their winning tradition.
A basketball tournament in East Harlem will kickoff on Thanksgiving.
New York Jets players teamed up with Food Bank for New York to tackle hunger this holiday season.
Neighbors in the Bronx’s Tremont section pleaded with Tenisha Fearon as she dangled her baby out of her window.
Last year we filled our gas tanks with fuel that was almost $4 per gallon, but this year will be different.
If voting wasn’t important, why would there be systematic efforts to deny the right to certain demographics?
Little did we know that in the midst of our travels we would be confronted with a major terrorist attack in Paris.
This week, the mainstream news media has, through its coverage, insisted on universal mourning for Paris for the reported 129 dead and 352 wounded in an alleged Islamic State shooting and bombing spree, which President Francois Hollande called “an act of war.”
If the New York City Housing Authority is a microcosm of public housing around the country, a lot of work needs to be done with the infrastructure.
If you do a double take, you might not think that one of Ronnie Hernandez’s couture cakes is real.
There will be a Community Hearing on Housing Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated Persons.
Paris, “the City of Lights,” is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial decorations at the various sites where three hours of carnage by terrorists transpired Friday evening.
Real estate mogul and activist Roy Donahue Peebles will speak at the Minority and Women Business Enterprise reception.
Famed baker Raven “Cakeman” Dennis is coming back uptown and is hosting a gala to celebrate.
Ramifications of the terrorist carnage in Paris has put many large metropolitan cities of the world on full alert.
Clean Slate is an upcoming warrant forgiveness where New York criminals with warrants can have them cleared without being arrested.
The church bells of West End Presbyterian Church ring out majestically every hour on the hour.
The new community organization Square Circles hosted its first breast cancer survivors meeting at Sistas’ Place.
Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill was among the most punishing tacklers.
An attempt by the president in November 2014 to expand DACA remains blocked by a court too caught up in politics.
Terrorist attacks in Paris forces a renewed focus by Caribbean governments on international terrorism.
Jamaican-American nonprofit executive Kwayera Archer-Cunningham was honored.
For many veterans, they leave from the service to nothing.
Racial discrimination in jury selection is a longstanding and iniquitous aspect of our so-called criminal justice system.
Irvington, N.J., is providing help for people who need to enroll or re-enroll in affordable health insurance plans.
Newark’s Economic and Housing Development department is working with the foundation and NJCC to create jobs.
Medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal is more passionate and effectively advanced in France.
Wednesday, November 18
The two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed Jamar Clark are seven-year veterans who joined that city's police force 13 months ago, authorities said Wednesday.
Patti's sweet potato pie makes reviewer sing like Patti LaBelle. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on pie turned phenomenon.
At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, according to Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official.
Saturday, November 14
Americans are among the injured in the Paris attacks, State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Saturday.
Friday, November 13
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
Sistas’ Place in Brooklyn is more than a jazz club. It is a jazz family that supports the music and is involved in community activism.
Nothing but a one-room hovel with a corrugated tin roof.
The Public Theater is a leader in presenting relevant plays about real and devastating subjects that people around the world have endured and survived.
Arthur Mitchell, the pioneering ballet dancer, artistic director and choreographer who, in the 1950s, became the first African-American principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was celebrated at Columbia University Oct. 27 and 28.
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, the recipients of the very first Grammy for Best Rap Performance, are reuniting for an extensive tour almost two decades later.
“Stars Wars” creator George Lucas is making a sincere attempt to boost diversity at the University of Southern California’s film school.
Agent M (Ralph Fiennes), head of the British organization MI6, can’t figure out what the “H” is wrong with Agent 007, James Bond (Daniel Craig).
Dance is celebrated in New York City once a year and in a big way when dancers and dance lovers alike pack the Apollo Theater to celebrate the renowned awards the Bessies, which honor outstanding creative work in the field.
In the same year that they celebrate 45 years of Latin culture through dance, Ballet Hispanico, under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, comes together with the Apollo Theater in co-commissioning the evening-length...
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Don’t let this mild weather fool you. Time is still passing and we have arrived, yet again, to the holiday season.
If you are of a certain age, you will remember this song by the 5th Dimension: “Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
With the holidays fast approaching, you want to know some weight loss, fitness and good-health options.
For spring/summer 2016, Outkast People created a collection for the underground, hip generation.
If last week taught the City University of New York anything, it’s that their faculty and staff are willing to be handcuffed for a new contract.
B&H Photo warehouse employees scored a major victory last week after voting to join a union.
Nov. 29 at 8 p.m., when the hippest trip in America pulls into the last station, marked for “Legends,” exiting the transport this year will be Kenneth Edmonds.
Last week, Khalid Lee, 23, was one of 295 probationary firefighters to graduate in a ceremony at the Queens College Performing Arts Center.
Oct. 31, local nonprofit the Doe Fund celebrated 30 years of providing life-transforming services at their annual benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Thursday, November 12
The University of Missouri System Board of Curators announced a former law professor, who had been working on diversity and inclusion efforts at the system's main campus, as its interim president Thursday.
Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about his book "Between the World and Me" at Medgar Evers.
Harry Belafonte celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Gathering for Justice at the Apollo Theater
Having turned back the hands of time one hour with Daylight Savings Time, the night sky is upon us by 6 p.m.
The 96th annual Veterans Day Parade was held in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday.
Two years since the outbreak, Ebola is on its way to becoming a distant memory.
The recent renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has created many new possibilities.
The community support group Square Circles will hold its first breast cancer survivors meeting at Sistas’ Place in Bed-Stuy.
A hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton comes to Broadway.
In an editorial published in 1997, I called for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s resignation
Fourteen years ago, a grandmother in Brooklyn wanted to pass on the art of sewing to her granddaughters.
Clifford Glover would have been 52 this year, but in 1973, when he was 10, he was shot and killed by an officer.
Activism and protests at America’s colleges and universities this week has put the spotlight on racism in higher education.
When little Black girls in the city dream of becoming something great, will they be able choose being a firefighter?
A report highlights the tribulations of homeless public school students in the five boroughs.
George Franklin Henry, who served on the Tuskegee Army Air Force and was a retired NYC firefighter, died.
Fast-food workers across the country wanted to let politicians and citizens know that they’re not going to be quiet this election season.
Pianist and composer Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack in Madrid after a performance there at the Lara Theater.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute held a one-day conference, “The Art of Justice”, dedicated to art’s role in activism.
The poet Sasha Nyary wrote a wonderful piece depicting what seeds we should plant if we are to enjoy life.
“Education is a great equalizer!” exclaimed Public Advocate Letitia James.
Study reveals that graduates of HBCU are more likely than Black graduates of other institutions to thrive in a number of areas of their lives.
Remembering the life and voice of Minnie Riperton.
New American voters must combine forces with African-Americans to ensure that the GOP not only loses the White House again but also loses the Congress.
Caricom continues to fight for reparations from Europe.
The Landings St. Lucia won a 2015 Orbitz Worldwide Best in Stay award.
The words of Abbas and his message are so sinister and hateful that the hairs on my neck actually stood up.
Unchallenged at the latest Republican debate, all candidates said they would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The students in Missouri are showing us the power of protest.
It was another one step forward and one step back for the Obama administration this week.
Funeral services for 9-year-old shooting victim Lee were held Tuesday at St. Sabina Church in Chicago.
Wednesday, November 11
Emboldened by recent upheavals at the University of Missouri, hundreds of Ithaca College students staged a walkout Wednesday to demand the resignation of President Tom Rochon, who they claim has not responded adequately to incidents of racism on campus.
The New York Urban League hosted its 29th Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday at Riverbank State Park.
Tuesday, November 10
Influential New Orleans songwriter, musician and producer Allen Toussaint died Monday of a heart attack, his son said in a statement Tuesday.
Fast food employees and other minimum wage workers in hundreds of cities went on strike Tuesday morning in what organizers said would be the biggest strike yet for a $15 wage.
This morning, students will head to classes as they have always done. The football team will take to the field to prep for their game against Brigham Young University next weekend.
People in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood have become used to the shootings that plagued much of Chicago's south side for decades.
Monday, November 9
Congressman Charles Rangel in cooperation with City College of New York and Harlem Community Development Corporation is hosting, the 2015 Rangel Career Fair
As the saga at the University of Missouri continues with the resignation of its president over racial issues on the campus, the school is doing everything it can polish its image.
The percentage of U.S. mortgage applicants getting approved has increased, especially among middle-income black and Hispanic loan applicants, indicating that easing mortgage restrictions are making it easier for more Americans to become homeowners.
The boss of Africa's biggest telecom company MTN is stepping down just weeks after Nigeria fined the company about $5 billion, which is about half its annual revenue.
Someone may want to remind Vivica A. Fox how much 50 Cent loves to troll on social media.
Ronald Reagan once said that "all great change in America begins at the dinner table," and we agree. But, as ministers, we also believe that great change can't happen unless someone sets the table for tough conversations. That's where the pulpit comes in.
Several University of Missouri organizations, including the football team and the student association, saw their demand met Monday when university system President Tim Wolfe announced he was stepping down amid a controversy over race relations at the school's main campus.
Saturday, November 7
Ben Carson spent much of Friday aggressively rebutting media reports about his past -- a striking departure from the mellow personality he has displayed on the campaign trail.
Friday, November 6
Ben Carson's campaign is rolling out a new ad in markets with large African-American populations that features a rap promoting the candidate for president.
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This week is not the first Restaurant Week you have heard of in New York City.
You know when you have worked a long and hard week filled with late hours, crowded commutes and general isolation from your day-in-day-out life?
New York City, Philadelphia, Barbados, Mobile, Schenectady, Kiawah Island and even online! These are just a few of the locales where numerous exciting events and happenings are taking place this month and beyond
For men and women, Black Crows, a French independent free-ski label, launches an incredible “corpus” collection of technical outerwear.
As you are putting your fall looks together, here are more notes on what’s in.
The first and only time I got to frequent New York City’s City Winery, it turned out to be one of the last performances of the late, great Bobby Womack.
Permit technicalities, plus visits from Pope Francis and United Nations General Assembly members, meant that the 55th Nigerian Independence Day celebration was pushed back to the last week in October rather than the closest one to Oct. 1.
Tuesday night at the Edison Ballroom, the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem presented former Mayor David Dinkins with the Distinguished Service Award for his enduring pursuit of social justice.
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” and the Rev. Jesse Jackson greeted Pope Francis backstage at the “Festival of Families” event in Philadelphia during his U.S. visit.
Do holidays revolve around day-to-day life or does day-to-day life revolve around holidays?
Protests from Afro-Colombian activist groups won a major victory last week when the Colombian television network Caracol Television finally agreed to stop broadcasting the portrayal of a stereotypical character who wears blackface on its weekend entertainment program “Sabados Felices.”
Thursday, November 5
Oprah Winfrey, perhaps the country's leading tastemaker, has some suggestions for your holiday shopping.
A 9-year-old boy shot and killed in a Chicago alley on Monday was the intended target of a gang-related shooting, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday.
Transit Workers Union Local 100 members are tired of the conditions at an Access-A-Ride call center in Queens and want the Metropolitan Transit Authority to end its relationship with the contractor—and they have an MTA board member ready to support their cause.
Workers at B&H Photo in Manhattan are pushing for unionization and better wages and fighting with their employer in the process.
Nov. 10, thousands of 1199ers will take to the streets, as will thousands across the U.S., to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Alex Poinsett’s name is inextricably linked to Johnson Publications
Although former U.S. Rep. Gus Savage was best known for his representation of Chicago’s South Side, he was a hero for a cadre of New Yorkers in 1992...
The man who marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, helped break racial barriers in Broadway and television, and became a renowned folk singer died in Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 23. Charles Leon Arthello Bibb was 93.
Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances against U.S. tyranny in recent memory.
If you experience pain in the joints of the jaw, do not just succumb to teasing about eating or talking too much. You could have TMJ disease. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, also known as the jaw joint.
I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall.
Highlights from the 2015 New York City Marathon
Seventy years ago, from Oct. 15 to 21, 1945, the fifth Pan-African Congress was held in Manchester, England.
Dr. Pernessa Seele, community activist, founder and CEO of the Balm in Gilead, recently announced the Healthy Churches 2020 Conference, being held Nov. 4 to 6 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, N.C.
Comedian Mike Epps has been tapped to host the inaugural ABFF Honors event. This Golden Globes-style awards gala is a salute to excellence in motion pictures and television. It will be held Sunday, Feb. 21 in Los Angeles.
Jazzmobile the nonprofit organization founded in the 1960s to bring live jazz to New York City communities, has moved indoors for the fall. Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., its benefit concert “Keep the Music Playing” takes place at the Sanctuary in First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC), 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. at 116th Street.
In 2014 and 2015, Black theater has shined so brightly.
Utilizing his superstar status and money is just one way NBA standout LeBron James has chosen to positively influence the next generation.
Basketball buffs up to the minute on their NBA trivia know what Ralph Simpson, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis and Spencer Haywood have in common.
In a sparkling new, sun-drenched dance studio just off the Gates Avenue stop of the J train in Brooklyn, Dwana Smallwood leads a class of eager pre-teens, or “tweens” if you will, in putting together what will be a modern dance routine.
Bill de Blasio’s rise to the second most powerful elective office in the country was due in large part to the solid support he received from the city’s black and Latino population, who believed he would do something about inequities in law enforcement, housing and education.
A new poll shows that Cuban-American Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has tripled his support since September.
A Trinidad-based umbrella Caribbean appeals court has forced authorities in Belize to recognize ancestral lands of its historical Mayan people.
The United States Virgin Islands and Mon Cheri Bridals are bringing weddings and honeymoon experiences to paradise.
I recently announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders.
A native French speaker helped me understand this elegant phrase that has a clumsy English translation: “reculer pour mieux sauter,” or “to step back to better leap forward.”
We believe Mayor Bill de Blasio should withdraw his proposals and convene stakeholders to develop real solutions that can advance justice and public safety for New Yorkers.
German-born, American-grown actress Tia Mowry holds a special place in the hearts of many of us who remember her turn as one half of the twin duo in the family comedy “Sister, Sister.”
President Barack Obama traveled to Newark, N.J., this week to highlight the re-entry process of formerly incarcerated individuals.
The National Black Church Initiative is calling for the creation of a $25 million fund to help combat police brutality in the African-American community.
President Barack Obama announced last week that U.S. troops were on their way to Syria.
Mary Keitany, the defending NYC Marathon champion, brings an interesting question to mind.
2015 TCS New York City Marathon men’s champion, Stanley Biwott, maneuvered into the company of the great distance runners in history.
It took a visit to the campus of Howard University for Courtney Dalton to decide if it was where she wanted to play college volleyball.
The 2015-16 NBA season has just begun, so it’s a little unfair to be strongly critical of a team.
No reasonable hoops fan expects the Knicks to pose any serious threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ status.
A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday in Chicago, and police say it isn’t clear whether the child was targeted or was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A shift in political rule in Staten Island appears to be getting stronger with Tuesday’s election of McMahon to district attorney, who is a Democrat. His win brings consistency to every district attorney’s office in the city, with Democrats heading each one in all five boroughs.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will finally get to work on capital projects, but not all are happy with the recent agreement.
It seems like each week there is a new tragedy that reaches communities all across the U.S.
Members of the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement congregated at Sistas’ Place to celebrate Black Solidarity Day.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Joint Economic Committee Democrats discussed economic inequalities.
Violent crime—a crippling public health epidemic destroying communities across America.
The latest CNBC-moderated Republican primary debate showed how disconnected the mainstream media has become in this country.
Lorenzo Cromwell, the young man behind @Callhimrenny.
Green Business Summit is coming to the city Thursday, Nov. 19.
Community Public Radio recently released new programming for its lineup.
A new report authored by the Community Service Society outlines a proposal that may improve diversity at New York City’s specialized high schools.
BLAC held a press conference to encourage Black and Latino families to request gifted and talented testing for their pre-K through second-grade children.
Wednesday, November 4
Justice Darcel D. Clark is elected Bronx District Attorney after beating her Republican opponent Robert Slano taking 86 percent of the votes.
Tuesday, November 3
A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday in Chicago and police say it isn't clear whether the child was targeted or was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
NextGeneration nation makes changing during its first 100 days.
The policy is written on signs in front of the jail that are plain as day: No cell phones are allowed, not even for the guards themselves.
Raven-Symone, the former Disney Channel star turned daytime talk show co-host, has enraged viewers and nonviewers of ABC's "The View" with some of her opinions, and the backlash is growing.
You probably won't be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might be somewhat shocked (I was!) by just how much time.
Several Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic on Monday to claims from a death row inmate that new racially-charged evidence indicating prosecutors...
The White House and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took turns lambasting each others' records on criminal justice Monday, as President Barack Obama traveled to Christie's state to promote new initiatives to rehabilitate former prison inmates.
More than a century before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous open letter from the Birmingham jail, another incarcerated champion of civil disobedience penned a powerful missive against racial injustice.
A court granted a motion Monday allowing for Bill Cosby and his former attorney to be deposed as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by model Janice Dickinson.
Monday, November 2
Camille A. Brown is a consummate soloist.