Wednesday, September 30
Bill Cosby's stunning fall from grace appears far from over.
Monday, September 28
South African comedian Trevor Noah finally makes his debut Monday as the new host of "The Daily Show."
Saturday, September 26
Pope Francis gave the students of Our Lady Queen of Angels School an important assignment during his visit on Friday.
Friday, September 25
How do you like them apples? Among kids, a lot, apparently.
With the relaxation on U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba, many Americans are trying to figure out how to go to the island and what to do once they get there.
John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who steered his party to an overwhelming House majority in 2010, said in a news conference Friday afternoon he had decided only that morning to announce his plans to resign from Congress.
Pope Francis paid his respects Friday to the victims of the September 11 attacks, participating in an interfaith service and praying with their families at the ground zero memorial.
A day after a deadly crush killed 717 people during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a critical question remained Friday: What caused the chaotic stampede?
Black fashion designers find alternative showcase opportunities during New York Fashion Week and legendary model Beverly Johnson talks new memoir.
Seize the moment. In the 16-game NFL regular season schedule, every win is precious and every loss is consequential.
Todd Bowles got a thing for Gladys Knight, he likes Eddie Levert and the O’Jays and he likes milk with his Chips Ahoy cookies.
It was a fight to the finish in the first round of the WNBA playoffs for the New York Liberty, but the team prevailed with a 79-74 victory over the Washington Mystics in game three.
The newest inductees to the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame
Today, members of the New York City Council announced that they will push bills to create and monitor an NYPD early intervention system for overly aggressive police officers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shot his wad of cash and bowed out of the presidential race Monday.
Last weekend a delegation of activists met with President Hage Gottfried Geingob of Namibia.
I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and lived alone...
With the issue of domestic violence coming back to the forefront this decade and reaching crisis levels, activists and pundits felt it was high time to get together and create a plan to combat it.
HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American video and oral history archive, is once again in New York City.
A couple of weeks ago, while doing research on Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine pilot, Jesse Brown was mentioned because it was his heroic combat in the air that inspired Petersen.
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It’s that time of the year again—food festival season!
My first time at Taste Talks proved to be the right year for my inaugural visit.
Believe it or not, fall is officially here...
History was made when twice-Oscar-nominated “How to Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series, becoming the first African-American actress to claim that prize.
With the summer dispersing, it’s fast leaving us with just memoires of those wonderful outdoor jazz concerts that featured the sounds of nature with Gotham’s chirping bird solos and those long improvised notes of the crickets that sometimes persisted for hours.
Pope Francis quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in both of his major speeches in Washington during his first trip to America.
Thursday, September 24
On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs.
Music is celebrated at "Sweet Sounds of Brooklyn"
Last week Hispanic Heritage Month began.
Macy’s magnificent turnout at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for “Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row” was memorable.
Carmen Marc Valvo is leading the way with his stylish, color-blocked chemise dresses that are bright and smart-looking.
Close to 50 pieces of art from the estate of iconic poet and author Maya Angelou were collected and auctioned at the Swann Auction Gallery in New York City.
Don Cheadle will make his directorial debut with “Miles Ahead,” a remarkable portrait of the artist Miles Davis.
Each Labor Day weekend, thousands of New Yorkers gather to celebrate “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice.”
For too many formerly incarcerated men and women, their criminal past condemns them to a dismal future.
One of the striking facets of the economic downturn that started in 2008 and the “recovery” that has continued until today is the unprecedented slack in the American labor force.
As the summer months have passed and the winds of fall are upon us, we are 16 days away from the 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March.
Predicting where the next barrage of bullets will occur in New York City or the nation is impossible.
The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new education agenda at a speech in the Bronx last week.
May 19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his 10-year plan to eliminate NYCHA’s operating deficit to prevent the downfall of a program that houses over 600,000 and employs over 11,000 New Yorkers.
It happens every lifetime, I guess—a momentous event that changes the course of history.
A fantastic wedding took place in Europe.
Thousands came out for what is dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 46th annual African-American Day Parade Sunday in Harlem.
It’s official. Say adieu to summer and hello to fall.
More than 40 years ago the Vulcan and Hispanic Societies filed a lawsuit against the New York City Civil Service Commission charging that the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) hiring practices were discriminatory.
Harlem resident Chantel Carter knows the setbacks, hard work and dedication it takes having a child with special needs.
The latest on Mumia's health
A major speech by President Barack Obama can be wide-ranging, touching on a shopping list of topics, or it can be precisely tailored to a single issue.
Bedford Central Community Development Corp. is starting its homebuyer course in October.
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a multi-agency strategy to reduce demand and supply for synthetic cannabinoids, often sold under the brand name K2, among others.
In honor and memory of John Henrik Clark’s 100th birthday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, wants to raise awareness about Clark’s numerous contributions, as well as introduce him in his own words.
Former New York Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s wrongdoings have caught up with him.
Community leaders in Harlem gathered at Lincoln Houses Monday, advocating that all NYCHA residents be kept safe after the 2013 murder Olivia Brown.
Members of the labor community and elected officials came out last week for the New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch and Associates’ “Tying Communities Together” Labor Awards Breakfast at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.
Oral “Nick” Hillary, accused of murdering a 12-year-old white boy in Potsdam, N.Y., in 2011, is out on bail after being arrested and charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
Community leaders have long had the solution to cut down on violence in the city.
Wednesday, September 23
"Empire" is set to be one of this season's hottest shows.
We’ve all found mistakes on our cell phone bills, likely a few dollars here and there. But imagine hearing you owe more than $2 million on a phone plan you had for just a month.
New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control find that while adult obesity rates remain steady, they are still high around the country.
Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday,
Cookie and Luscious Lyon are back as Fox's highly-rated drama "Empire" returns for its second season.
Binge drinking continues to be a problem for college students
Yogi Berra, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history who also was known for his humorous malapropisms, has died.
Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin has shared a secret from which she says she's found peace.
Tuesday, September 22
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo who was shot in Brooklyn over Labor Day Weekend.
Tennis star James Blake meets with Mayor Bill de Blasio about Blake's negative interaction with an NYPD officer.
South Africa has beautiful beaches and some of the world's best surf, but during apartheid segregatory laws were used to bar nonwhites from parks, swimming pools, libraries, public transportation -- as well as beaches
Monday, September 21
The African-American Day Parade marched through Harlem on Sunday.
Actress Viola Davis made history at the Emmys Awards Sunday night by becoming the first Black woman to win Emmy for Best Actress In A Drama.
Friday, September 18
The Apollo Theater presents its third annual community initiative focused on family wellness—Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, on Saturday, September 19 from 12pm to 7pm.
The New York Liberty start postseason play at Madison Square Garden this Friday versus the Washington Mystics. First, the good news.
The Giants’ distressing 27-26 defeat to the defending NFC East champions the Dallas Cowboys on the road Sunday night
The start of the NFL season is much like the first day of school—new uniforms, new equipment, new players, a new team personnel.
Serena Williams’ quest for a Grand Slam came to a disappointing and sudden halt in her semifinal match.
In our last sojourn, we had just arrived at the Retreat at Altos del Monte, a new, secluded, eight-acre mountaintop estate just 45 minutes from San Jose, Costa Rica.
ronx native and longtime educator Yolanda Torres was appointed executive superintendent of the Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Aug. 26.
Although they’re depicted as operating with different agendas in mind, the annual New York Amsterdam News Labor Breakfast shows what can be achieved when activists, workers and politicians are in sync with each other.
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The independent filmmaker Carol Bash began her early career working at CBS’s “60 Minutes” (receptionist and production assistant).
Actress and executive producer Sanaa Lathan is passionate about literacy, which “releases the power of the imagination.”
Megan Good is one of those women who manages to look downright sexy and downright wholesome all at the same time.
I did not have the opportunity to experience the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “Hamilton” when it was playing off-Broadway, but I’m so glad I did get to see it on Broadway.
At East Harlem’s Saint Cecilia’s parish, Catholic Charities Monsignor Kevin Sullivan recently introduced groups of Central American immigrants and refugees who will meet the Pope.
“God Forgive Us for Making People Invisible” was the title of a sermon I preached about Lisa, a homeless woman in our community who had sadly passed away. Lisa, who suffered from mental and substance abuse illnesses, would stand in front of our church.
From Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical Letter, “Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home,” we have a template on what may be the content of his discussions during his visit to the U.S.
Revolutionary activist Dr. Huey Percy Newton was fatally shot at 47 years of age Aug. 22, 1989, on Center Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland, Calif.,
The Source magazine and the North Star Group hosts SOURCE360, taking place throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District, from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20.
The Division of Nephrology of the Mount Sinai Health System recently marked the opening of the Mount Sinai Kidney Center at East River Plaza with a formal ribbon cutting.
Sept. 11, nearly 900 students from eight CUNY colleges pledged to serve New York City by joining 135 community organizations through the CUNY Service Corps.
Acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and short story writer Chinelo Okparantan have joined the City College of New York’s MFA program in creative writing as visiting faculty for the fall 2015 semester.
Teachers in New York have had enough of the attacks on their livelihood.
Two things recently brought back memories of Safiya Bukhari: the release of Stanley Nelson’s film on the Black Panther Party and the various commemorations surrounding the uprising in Attica prison in 1971.
Few African-American writers, no, make that American writers, have been as productive and insightful in their literary careers as Ishmael Reed.
Fourteen years ago, a terrible thing happened to our country, to our city, when terrorists attacked us on Sept. 11.
The narrative of Dr. Ben Carson’s life is compelling.
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation reduces application process from one year to 31 days
The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and the city of Newark, N.J., announced an improved business licensing process.
Recent rallies held in New Jersey by the justice organization People’s Organization for Progress are demanding justice for several unarmed Black men who have been killed by police.
The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, dedicated a new library for the residents of the Harlem-based Alma Rangel Gardens Assisted Living Center Tuesday.
James Blake was once the world’s fourth greatest male tennis player, and after a highly publicized confrontation with an NYPD officer, he could be serving unwanted attention to the department.
A new semi-annual report by the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board demonstrates the power of camera phones.
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Identita Golose, one of the most prestigious international culinary organizations highlighting the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, returns to the United States.
A trailblazer has passed away and left a host of memories for us to cherish, including a life of accomplishments and service. Donald LeSessne Miller passed away Aug. 29.
New York Fashion Week is open. Desigual’s spring-summer 2016 collection, shown at Skylight at Moynihan Station on West 33rd Street, focused on women living in the city.
At Art Beam, Leanne Marshall opened New York Fashion Week with an artful, modern twist. Her show ushered the audience on a journey of rebirth.
Thursday, September 17
As much as I would have wanted to be on a beach Labor Day weekend, I found myself on my couch under the air conditioning, glued to my television watching the U.S. Open.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s ready to do right by workers.
An under-the-radar ruling has a big chance to shape the nature of certain education programs in America.
Only two weekends are left to experience the magic of the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, N.Y. The Faire,
Sept. 12, at the Marina del Rey in Throggs Neck, N.Y., the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch held its 14th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon, with a wonderful turnout of members and guests from all over New York.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presented “American Masters, Althea,”
Don’t worry, it’s not officially fall until you smell it in the air and the leaves on the trees turn to a golden orange and yellow.
Once surrounding castles of old, a moat stretching 100 miles is being dug by Tunisia against alleged terror threats from nearby Libya.
In a ceremony attended by thousands of Kenyans, statues dedicated to the victims of torture and ill-treatment by British colonialists were unveiled this past weekend at Uhuru Park’s Freedom Corner in Nairobi.
Cleveland-based anti-violence activist, author, motivational speaker and philanthropist Yvonne Pointer took an amazing step by opening a school in Ghana, Africa, in honor of her daughter.
At the peak of David Alan Grier’s popularity as a cast member of the television show “In Living Color,” it was rarely mentioned that he was the son of noted psychiatrist William Grier.
The history-making news of a 25-year-old Black woman becoming the youngest judge ever appointed in her hometown of Easley, S.C., has gone viral, setting the Internet ablaze and making local headlines.
Hispanic Heritage Month is an important annual event, one that allows a diverse group of people of similar culture, language and ethnicity to come together and celebrate our shared success as we strive for an even greater future.
As Congress inches closer to voting on the Iranian nuclear deal—an historic mistake that will bless the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism as it becomes a nuclear threshold state—Americans should be terrified.
By now you may have heard about the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are flooding the shores of Europe and forcing several nations to confront their own ideas and definitions of democracy, equality and fairness.
Opening a business in a industry that is predominately run by another race can be a risky move for some, but Janice Fredericks, 29, believed in herself and her dreams.
James Blake was once the world’s fourth greatest male tennis player, and after a highly publicized confrontation with an NYPD officer, he could be serving unwanted attention to the department.
Captain James “Rocky” Robinson’s mission was laid out in 1987.
The family of an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in grief this week after learning that the aide, Carey Gabay, who was shot in the head last week, has died.
Wednesday, September 16
When Joe’s Crab Shack built their first New York City location in Harlem in 2013, the company promised jobs and a place where locals could go for good food.
The same day Texas police announced that a teenager arrested in Texas after bringing a clock he made to high school would not charged, President Barack Obama invited the student to the White House.
An Atlanta police officer has a big beef with the department over his beard.
Rapper Kanye West has managed to offend some folks during New York Fashion Week.
Donald Trump may still be leading the Republican field, but fellow outsider candidate Dr. Ben Carson is closing in, and both are leaving the rest of the field behind.
Tuesday, September 15
Ben Carson wrote about his personal experience with violence as a youth in an op-ed targeted at millennials.
Snellville, Ga. police refused to go out on a call they are calling "racially insensitive."
Bobby Brown has spoken publicly about his daughter for the first time since her death almost two months ago.
Monday, September 14
Applying for financial aid can be a pain. But the federal government will start allowing students to file their applications three months earlier, aiming to make the messy process a little easier to handle.
Actress and singer Vanessa Williams returned to the Miss America stage Sunday night, three decades after she became the first black woman to win the crown but resigned following a nude photo scandal.
Sunday, September 13
Fashionistas from all over came out to the 2nd annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party in Brooklyn
Basketball legend Moses Malone died on Sunday, according to the Philadelphia 76ers.
When former tennis star James Blake relives the moment an undercover cop grabbed and threw him to the ground outside a New York hotel, he wonders what would have happened if he hadn't cooperated.
Friday, September 11
Officials from Joe's Crab Shack say employees at the now closed Harlem location were offered to apply to work at the chain's other locations in the Tri-State area.
Ben Carson will tour Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday, the city that has been the site of frequent protests since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police last summer.
Embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that she will not seek re-election, saying a political campaign would take time away from the city's ability to cope with a police brutality scandal.
When the building of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was proposed in...
Sept. 11 always tugs on Tommy Harris Jr.’s heart.
Thursday, September 10
Back in June, when Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson appeared at the United Palace House of Inspiration in Washington Heights, she regaled the audience with historical memories, none more exhilarating than her own legendary place in the Civil Rights Movement.
Over the past two or three weeks, the nation has mourned the passing of notable civil rights icons. Monday, Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of the Rev. Jesse Jackson joined the ancestors.
The Nigeria Entertainment Awards, also known as the NEA, were established in New York City in January 2006.
On Aug. 13, at Hostos Community College, some 100 youngsters, 11 to 14 years of age, burst onto the stage of the main theater in a program bristling with energy, enthusiasm and talent, demonstrating not only what they learned but also how much fun they had during a six-week stint this summer at CAS/AileyCamp
Over the years, there has been an abundance of information written on the Black Panthers, as well as a few off-Broadway plays and short film clips.
Bassist Carlos Henriquez had just returned from Cleveland, where he worked with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, having performed Wynton Marsalis’s composition “Swing Symphony” when we talked.
Singer, composer, producer and activist Toshi Reagon is proud to present the fifth annual installment of “Word, Rock & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives.”
A short, stocky woman in a long, white dress stands alone on a dimly lit stage.
Creatively Speaking Film Series celebrates the opening of its 20th consecutive season Sept. 11 to 13 with “Spotlight Caribbean” at MIST/Madiba Harlem.
Flo Anthony dishes on the latest in celebrity news!
One of the most engaging, invigorating and rewarding perks of living in New York City is being able to enjoy and absorb the rich and diverse cultural offerings provided by the Film Society of Lincoln Center season after season.
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday he wants to apologize to former tennis star James Blake, who was mistakenly tackled and handcuffed by police in a sting operation that went awry outside a Manhattan hotel Wednesday.
Student leaders from Touro College of Pharmacy walked away with numerous top awards and scholarships at the conclusion of the 2015 Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
"As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store..."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Common Core is broken and needs to be reviewed.
It took years for the nation to recognize the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, and it’s taken even longer to know of the breakthrough made by Frank E. Petersen Jr. With Petersen joining the ancestors Aug. 25 at age 83, there has been a number of obituaries in the mainstream press.
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Located between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is truly a jewel of Central America
Millions took to Eastern Parkway this past Monday in celebration of Caribbean culture and pride at the 48th annual West Indian American Day Labor Day Carnival.
Right on, Serena Williams!
When we subscribe to the idea that “Black Lives Matter,” it’s something we state without pause or reservation.
Fourteen Berkeley College students explored issues of diversity and leadership at the third annual Student Leadership Diversity Convention recently held in Jersey City, N.J.
The family of Freddie Gray is appreciative but still seeking justice, after the city of Baltimore approved a $6.4 million settlement for the death of the 25-year-old Black man at the hands of police.
When President Barack Obama told union workers during his Labor Day speech in Boston on Monday that his executive order will require federal contractors to extend the number of paid sick leave days, there was sustained applause.
At Paper London’s Berlin Fashion Week Show, the look was modern sleek.
Alexandra Tamele, 22, presented a striking, brightly colored collection of menswear and a women’s line at the Berlin Fashion Week shows.
The NorthStar Group and The Source magazine will present the second annual SOURCE360 Festival Sept. 17 to 20.
The triumphs and failures of the Black Panther Party gets the feature-length documentary treatment.
Political officials on the national, state and local levels talked about the state of workers on Labor Day.
A recent ruling by a federal appeals court reinstated a rule change that provides home care workers with minimum wage and overtime protection.
The true school hip-hop antenna was standing at full attention as I made my way down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Sylvia Alston of Belvedere Apartment and ‘Miami’ of Convent Garden host annual Labor Day Jazz Festival
At the Wilson Major Morris Community Center in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Sylvia Alston of the Belvedere Apartment and “Miami” of the Convent Garden Jazz Marching Band held their annual Labor Day Jazz Festival, with live entertainment
At Our Children’s Foundation, 527 W. 125th St., Rep. Charles Rangel and Council Member Inez Dickens held their annual “Unity Is Victory Affair,” honoring New York City judges, political leaders, community leaders and a ballroom full of community activists.
Now that the dog days of August are behind us and the summer dust is settling, welcome to September.
The trial of Chad’s ex-President Hissene Habre, faced continuous disruptions by the accused mass murderer, who tried to drown out a reading of his alleged crimes against humanity by the court clerk.
Serena Williams defeated sister Venus 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
A 75-71 victory over the Minnesota Lynx Sunday evening allowed the New York Liberty to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2002.
As the Giants engage in the final preparations for their 2015-16 season opener versus the Dallas Cowboys on the road this Sunday night (8:30 p.m.), to date, the parts indeed equal the sum.
Though they are filled with optimism, a sense and spirit of newness, the season is not an open field for “Gang Green,” who were 4-12 last season.
"I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco and I was absolutely appalled at the number of homeless individuals on the streets."
Public agitation and rhetoric surrounding police relations with the African-American community have reached a fever pitch.
Nell Braxton Gibson was 13 years old when Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14.
Homeless people and their allies rallied on 125th Street Wednesday, demanding an end to rampant violations of the rights of homeless people by the NYPD under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
This wasn't the greeting Olympian James Blake is used to getting in New York during the U.S. Open.
It has been announced that the critically acclaimed film director Spike Lee has been nominated for an honorary Academy Award.
While millions enjoyed the 48th annual West Indian American Day Carnival parade on Labor Day, an unfortunate series of events have some labeling the multimillion-dollar generating event dangerous.
Pink boas and T-shirts will be the dress code for Sunday, Sept. 13, as breast cancer survivor and “Today” anchor Hoda Kotb serves as grand marshal for the 25th anniversary Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure at 9 a.m. in Central Park.
Assistant Chief Kim Royster has officially assumed her new position in the NYPD and will now be tasked with bringing more diversity to the department.
Yesterday was the first day of school for many of the city’s 1.1 million students.
Tuesday, September 8
Raul Montez fondly remembers two polite slender girls holding tennis rackets and their father carrying a bucket of balls past his corner taco stand on Compton Boulevard.
Send us a photos of your kids as they head back to school and they could be featured in our upcoming photo gallery!
The city's first Joe's Crab Shack location closes its doors in Harlem.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that if he were mayor of New York City, he would bring back the stop-and-frisk program, slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio for the policies he's implemented.
The family of Freddie Gray has reached a proposed settlement with the city, a source close to the family said Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
Check out the sights from this year's West Indian American Day Carnival.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Tuesday for national gun control legislation to try to stem violence nationwide, one day after a top lawyer in his administration was shot and critically wounded early Monday morning.
Monday, September 7
Reports indicate that a lawyer in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration was one of three people shot in Brooklyn early Monday morning ahead of the West Indian American Day Parade.
"Work is for working men."--Henry Daniell, "The Suspect" (1944) Once again, as August gives way...
Friday, September 4
Mayor Ras J. Baraka is giving out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth
New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers knows that in the unforgiving world of the NFL, no one is shedding a tear for him or any other injured player.
Someone should give Kanye West a copy of New York Jets first-year head coach Todd Bowles’ press conference for pointers on being concise, being fluid and getting to the point.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was in attendance for the opening night ceremony on day one of the U.S. Open
It has been a banner week for the New York Liberty. Last Friday’s home court win over the Minnesota Lynx secured the Liberty its first trip to the playoffs since 2012. A victory the next day over the Connecticut Sun made New York the first WNBA team this season to reach 20 wins.
Former Mayor David Dinkins names tennis club after a tennis great.
Of the many heralded poets and writers of the fabled Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer is among the least known.
Ironies abound in the remarkable life and legacy of Louis Stokes.
In several ways, Toni Parks-Parsons personified her famous father, Gordon Parks. She was a photographer, an artist and a musician deeply committed to African-American life and culture. Parks-Parsons died Aug. 24 in England.
Going back several decades, Esplanade Gardens was one of Harlem’s most active enclaves for positive and engaging youth activities.
A police officer lied when he said somebody shot at his patrol car, causing it to crash and catch fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer on Thursday.
Thursday, September 3
A prosecutor in South Carolina said Thursday she'll seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic African-American church.
Flo Anthony breaks down the latest celebrity gossip.
The Harlem community was given a special treat on a recent Tuesday evening by the man who is generally regarded as the greatest MC of all times.
The legendary hip-hop star has been taking progressive steps in philanthropy over the last couple of years.
The Uwi twins (pronounced “oo-wie”), Rueben and Levi, are looking forward to their first New York Fashion Week show.
Night and day clothes are so sophisticated this season.
A solid person stands on the weight of their “word,” and true to that, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The 2015 edition of Caribbean Cultural Fest, presented by Virgin Islanders United, features the rich flavor of the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean Sunday, Sept. 6 at Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park.
Whether you’re traveling on the East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between this month (its September already?), you’ll find a wealth of special events, performances, culinary adventures and more of Afrocentric interest.
Photos from Gospel Night at SummerStage hosted by the Greater Refuge Temple in Harlem sponsored by Angela Missy Billups.
In words and music, Eli Fountain and the Percussion Discussion delivered the importance of having music and arts programs as permanent fixtures in the city’s educational curriculum.
As the long hot summer sun bows to the shorter brisk days of fall and winter, jazz enthusiasts fold up their leisure chairs as the outdoor free jazz concerts become a warm, swinging memory.
This month’s dance calendar is jam-packed!
The employer-employee relationship may be forever changed by a recent National Labor Relations Board decision.
Saturday, Sept. 12, I will be marching shoulder to shoulder with union sisters and brothers in the New York City Labor Day Parade.
Hate it or love it, the way the game is constituted, the pursuit of overnight fame has been reduced to a matter of minutes.
The Greater New York Chapter and Philadelphia Chapter of the Links recently came together for a special cause.
Recently, Harlem was treated to a book signing of “The Athlete Negro: The Awakening.”
Filmmaker and actor Spike Lee returned to Bed-Stuy Aug. 29 to celebrate the 26th anniversary of his historic movie and pay tribute to the late artist Michael Jackson by renaming part of Stuyvesant Avenue “Do the Right Thing Way” during an overflowing, security-tight block party.
The silence of the night was broken by the rapid exchange of gunfire.
Some 38 teenage girls, chosen to take part in Swaziland’s traditional reed dance festival, were killed instantly when the flatbed truck on which they were riding crashed into another vehicle.
Former Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo is named as a culpable party in the 1999 kidnapping and presumed murder of Franz Britton, aka Collie Wills.
The 10th annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards has just presented its list of its nominees.
Working with what she has been given by the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina—having spent 50 years in the service of New York’s public school system—espouses a claim on each and every school child in the city.
Check out the latest events going on around the city.
Aug. 27 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Michelin Star-awarded chefs, “Top Chef Masters” chefs and executive chefs come together at the 2015 U.S. Open Food Tasting Preview to announce the menu and new food offerings. Commentator Hannah Storm will moderate the deuce-inspiring, mouth-watering conversation before guests are able to see and sample top quality foods.
As much as we would like to, we all can’t get away for Labor Day weekend.
Fifth Avenue’s Gran Piatta was the venue to be in Wednesday, Aug. 26. Cordell Cleare hosted the fundraising event, with supporters in her campaign for female district leader in the 70th Assembly District, Harlem.
As the commemoration of the 10th year of the Katrina human rights violation took place, people gathered this past weekend for an important forum at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place titled “Katrina Was America’s Message to Black People: What Is Black People’s Message to America: The Plebiscite.”
Audiences will no longer have to tune in on weekday evenings to check out the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.
Congressman Charlie Rangel reflects on a reent trip by several notable Harlemites to Havana, Cuba
We are not sure what changed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mind about the homeless crisis, but he’s no longer denying it is dramatically increasing.
Reports out of New Jersey indicate that a grand jury has decided not to charge the two police officers involved in the shooting death of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton.
Activists and progressives in every walk of Black life were deeply disturbed when news reports about a fight between rivals were widely circulated.
President Barack Obama addressed the issue of climate change with unusual force and vigor Monday from Alaska, stating that unless the nations of the planet act more aggressively, there will be “more drought.
I normally would never write a movie review in this column, but upon seeing “Straight Outta Compton,” I am compelled to write some thoughts.
Labor Day provides New Yorkers with an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the end of summer.
Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.
Having secured the 34th Senate vote, President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is all but ironclad.
Self-published author and rape survivor Marie Williams, 31, has opened up about her life, sharing and discussing the horrific experience she’s had with rape.
The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People is hosting the discussion “Does Justice or Else Mean Reparations?”
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution” opened in New York Sept. 2 at the Film Forum.
Public Advocate Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education Aug. 19 for failing to adequately provide air conditioning on school buses transporting District 75 children as plantiffs with disabilities.
International Working Women’s Day Coalition marked the organization’s anniversary with a massive demonstration in Union Square Park Wednesday, August 26, showcasing women’s resistance from 1908 to the present.
On a sunny, sometimes cloudy, hot Sunday afternoon, the music featured at Riverbank State Park could be heard from the 145th Street main entrance to the soccer field.
Eastern Parkway, in Brooklyn, is the place to be Monday for the West Indian American Day parade.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly isn’t holding his tongue about how he feels about law enforcement in the city since he left the NYPD.
Wednesday, September 2
A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
With a career spanning near 30 years Black Weather Channel anchor Vivian Brown said farewell Tuesday to viewers leaving little information on why she was leaving or where she would go next.
The legendary diva and the reality TV star are among the celebrities taking the floor this season on "Dancing With the Stars"
While many fans are talking about the steamy chemistry between Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood in her new music video, the singer is taking heat for an altogether different reason.
Tuesday, September 1
Bounce TV has been the #1 African-American targeted television network in the delivery of overall viewers and key demos a dozen times in recent weeks, overtaking BET.
So, it turns out your mother was right again: The less sleep you get, the more likely you are to catch a cold.
The NAACP is calling attention to a string of racist graffiti found in a metro Atlanta subdivision, but they aren't welcomed by everyone.
Mental health has a long-standing public perception problem, but the stigma appears to be shifting.
Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. to serve again as the National Mobilization Headquarters for the 20th anniversary of The Million Man March
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is turning its Washington, D.C. offices into the National Mobilization Headquarters for the 20th Anniversary Million Man March.
Watch out Donald Trump. Here comes Ben Carson.
Serena Williams blasted through her first-round match at the U.S. Open -- the final grand slam of 2015 -- to edge to within just seven wins of a rare calendar-year slam.