Monday, February 29
Donald Trump is trying to clean up a racially charged controversy Monday after he refused to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke over the weekend.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards had controversy, Chris Rock, and a few surprises ("Spotlight" wins Best Picture!), but the big storylines on Hollywood's biggest night brought in disappointing ratings for the Oscars.
Everyone knew that Oscars host Chris Rock, after six weeks of silence on the issue, was going to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy during his monologue Sunday night.
Saturday, February 27
Imagenation is hosting a free Oscar Boycott Party in Harlem on Sunday.
"Melissa Harris-Perry" the TV show ended not with a celebration or a cancellation, but with a tug of war over Beyoncé.
Friday, February 26
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
Amalgamated Bank hosted a workshop for local high school students at their Harlem branch in conjunction with National CARES Saturday, Feb. 6.
On Aug. 9, 1978, the late poet and political activist June Jordan read a poem at the United Nations titled “Poem for South African-Women.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
Tony Burton, the actor who played trainer Tony "Duke" Evers in the "Rocky" films, died Thursday, his sister Loretta Kelley said. He was 78.
This year’s Grammy Award for Song of the Year was “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. The song title is apropos for the following thoughts “Jazz” was pondering during this year’s awards ceremony.
Forest Whitaker, an academy award-winning actor, is making his Broadway debut playing Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” at the Booth Theatre. Now, there is no question that Forest Whitaker is an outstanding actor, producer and director.
There were about 50—give or take—of us sitting in the intimate room of the Greene Space earlier this month.
Movie-director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith are leading a boycott of Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony due to its “lack of Black” nominees after an all-Caucasian slate was selected last month for the second consecutive year.
From Feb, 26 to 28, 2016, the African Diaspora International Film Festival will celebrate Black History Month from an international perspective in the spirit of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024).
On Saturday, Feb. 27, join retired A.D. Warden and former Buffalo Soldier Roy J. Caldwood over refreshments as he signs copies of his book, “Making the Right Moves: Rikers Island and NYC Corrections.”
In Detroit, a city that has endured its share of bad news, it’s good to know there are at least a few sprigs of hope and promise.
The US Postal Service is honoring jazz singer Sarah Vaughan with a forever stamp set for unveiling in Newark, N.J. in March.
The big question for the 88th Academy Awards can be reduced to five letters: WWCRD? What Will Chris Rock Do?
A steady stream of indelible pop culture moments celebrating black identity has led some to proclaim February 2016 the best #BlackHistoryMonth ever, with a melanin rainbow fistbump emoji for emphasis.
Thursday, February 25
Did you know that you never voted for the president in your life? You can’t vote for president. The president is voted in by the electoral college.
The lack of diversity in the upcoming Oscars—or more broadly, that lack of diversity in Hollywood—is but a minor problem in the scheme of things.
Check out what's going on this week around the city!
The 23rd annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is a must-attend event bringing together thousands of foodservice, restaurant and hospitality professionals from New York State and the surrounding areas.
Food editor Kysha Harris shows us how a great meatball recipe.
As older generations continue to live longer and in better shape, younger generations actively seek to push new boundaries.
Kye kicked off New York Fashion Week with a fine collection that focused on unconventional silhouettes at the Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Square downtown.
As soon as Xuly Bet’s Paris collection appeared on the Pret-a-Porter runway at the Louvre in 1999, the audience went wild.
Bridges, tunnels and “welcome to” signs aside, growing up, the real determination of geographical boundaries were the radio waves.
Ebb and Flow was the title of the first annual Benefit Dinner for Amadou Diallo, Thursday, Feb. 4, the 15th anniversary of his 41-bullet shooting death by cops in 1999.
Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday for the 11th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton.
Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except February, alone to which we 28 assign, ‘til leap year gives us 29.
Virginia McLaurin waited all her life to see an African-American in the White House.
Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest president, turned 92 this week without a clear successor. His wife, Grace, however, is grooming herself for the job.
Retirement? Not for President Yoweri Museveni. The 71-year-old leader, who has already held office for three decades, once knocked African leaders who “overstay.” But whereas some leaders gather their memories and go, Museveni went to the mat for a fifth term.
Harlem was the site of a rally last week led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and featuring local elected leaders and advocates keenly aware that momentum is building in New York for a statewide policy that would provide job protection and wage replacement for workers who want to take time off to care for a newborn or seriously ill parent or relative.
In a joint statement, over 20 unions have put their eggs in Hillary Clinton’s basket.
Several months after 200 B&H warehouse workers in Brooklyn voted to join the United Steelworkers, workers in the basement warehouse below B&H Photo Video’s retail store in Midtown Manhattan have done the same.
Rev. Al Sharpton is moving forward with urging people to not watch the Academy Awards set for Sunday in Los Angeles with several rallies across the nation.
Knicks loss especially hard on Carmelo Anthony.
Sean Marks replaces Billy King as the new general manager for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Millrose Games kicks off it's 109th year at the Armory on the Upper West Side.
Brooklyn native Natasha Hastings wins big in the 400 meters dash at the Millrose Games.
With his last win major win in 2008 Tiger Woods heads to Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia for the Masters Tournament.
Charges have been dropped against five teenagers connected with a woman's alleged gang rape at gunpoint in a Brooklyn playground, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday.
The People’s Organization for Progress continued its “Justice Department Mondays” rallies demanding federal intervention in the police brutality cases of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerame Reid and Radazz Hearns.
The United States Postal Service in the Northern New Jersey District unveiled a commemorative Black Heritage Stamp featuring Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this week.
Remembering the importance of labor unions and their fight for African American worker's rights as we celebrate Black History Month.
Dr. Ben Carson's struggles during the Republican primaries could soon lead to an end to his campaign.
Protest movements are opening up a new dialogue when it comes to policy changes in America.
POW Albert Woodfox, the original Black Panther activist, spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone else currently held captive in U.S. prisons.
It may not have been an overwhelming win for Clinton in Nevada, hardly the nirvana she once envisioned, but she did fortify her firewall and brush aside some of the wind, if not the bluster, of her opponent’s momentum.
A federal grand jury continues to examine and hear evidence to determine if Eric Garner’s civil rights were violated in 2014 when a police officer killed him in an apparent chokehold.
The aftermath of a killer cop’s conviction in Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court a couple weeks ago has caused some debate about NYPD training, as well as accountability, when they don’t adhere to departmental procedures.
Young Brooklynite provides community outreach through his own music management group.
Councilwoman Debi Rose will honor several veterans in her annual celebration of Black History Month at the St, Philip's Baptist Church in Staten Island.
The New York African Chorus Ensemble will be hosting a musical event that showcases performances from cultures all over the world.
A fifteen year old Bronx teen has died while on a mission trip in Africa.
A Brooklyn DA works to clear the name of a woman wrongfully convicted of manslaughter eighteen years ago.
Wednesday, February 24
Concerned that there may be dramatic drop off in the record turnout of Black voters that propelled Barack Obama to the presidency, a group of veteran New York political and civil rights operatives launched Black Votes Matter PAC...
A YouTube video featuring the popular hairstyles worn by Black men is going viral.
The racial issues that simmer unceasingly beneath the surface of America have rushed to the surface again and again over the past year, boiling up as recently as the Grammy Awards last week.
Coming of age in the early '90s, Marcia Smith says, her mother made sure she would grow up to be a proud black woman, instilling in her from a young age what it means to love yourself, culture and heritage.
Beyoncé is certainly not the first celebrity to cause a stir by inserting race into her art, but there's a reason why her recent actions are resonating.
New Orleans rapper Dee-1 turned that dream into a reality by paying off his loans with an advance he received after signing a record deal.
President Barack Obama reiterated again Wednesday the broad outlines of what he's looking for in a candidate to replace the late justice Antonin Scalia, despite hardening resistance among Senate Republicans toward considering his eventual Supreme Court nominee.
Tuesday, February 23
Queens Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark has died Monday.
GZA is fusing science and hip hop.
Seven in 10 African Americans currently do not have a long-term financial plan.
The majority of Americans plan to be financially responsible with their cut of the $305 billion in refunds issued by the IRS this year.
For all the attention paid to shiny new features at Florida's Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland or the under-construction Shanghai Disneyland, there's only one original Disney park.
Director Spike Lee endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in an ad telling South Carolina voters to "Wake up!"
President Barack Obama's long-awaited plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility was delivered to Congress Tuesday morning, seven years after Obama made an Oval Office vow to permanently shutter the prison for enemy combatants.
Hollywood is a "straight white boys club" on screen and off, according to a new study of the entertainment industry.
Ben Carson suggested that if elected president he might be the first African-American to hold the position noting, President Barack Obama was "raised white" and outside of the United States.
Beyoncé is getting some high-profile support from Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Monday, February 22
Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin.
The rapper "50 Cent" is heading to court to explain why he's declaring bankruptcy -- while posting pictures of himself surrounded by cash on Instagram.
Justice Clarence Thomas' deep and unwavering voice filled the Basilica of the National Shrine last Saturday as he delivered a reading from the Book of Romans at the Mass celebrating his close friend, ideological soul mate and occasional defender, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Saturday, February 20
An Upstate teacher is off the job after school officials say he sent inappropriate text messages to a student. Now sheriff's deputies are investigating the matter.
Bernie Sanders has captured the imagination of younger voters, while Hillary Clinton enjoys strong support among African-American voters.
It's a laundry list of symptoms that every parent is familiar with -- a cranky baby who's drooling, not eating and not sleeping. It must be teething.
Friday, February 19
A Miami police union is urging a nationwide boycott by law enforcement labor organizations of Beyonce's forthcoming world tour, which is scheduled to begin in the city on April 27 at Marlins Park.
A 10-year-old fashion prodigy is standing against bullies from her school by debuting her size-inclusive clothing label at New York Fashion Week.
It is a brave thing to put oneself among a large pool of choreographers determined to rework the proverbial 19th century ballet classic “Swan Lake.”
In 2001, “Zoolander” told the story of two unlikely models, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), who took the fashion world by storm.
Black journalism was dealt a double blow recently with the sudden death of Michael Feeney and the passing of Acel Moore, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres is leading a women-centered holistic approach to heart health, a contemporary movement that is changing the narrative of heart disease.
Harlem Haberdashery will present its third annual Masquerade Ball benefiting Harlem Hospital Center.
We always hold our breath when Hollywood, the publishing industry and the media delve into the intricacies of the Black experience, and now we await “Race,” a film about the exploits of track and field great Jesse Owens
Michael Jordan once said, “I failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”
The Colgate Women’s Games is the nation’s largest amateur track series in the United States.
It is an Olympic year and track and field athletes are gearing up early.
The sport of track and field operates in relative obscurity in the United States, but it always gains interest leading up the Summer Olympics.
We are gradually learning, much to our dismay, that the water crisis in Flint, Mich., is not an anomaly, not an aberration confined to one part of the nation.
For the most part, no one ever expected such a barrage of condemnation against the superstar African-American singing artist Beyonce for her performance during halftime at the 2016 Superbowl.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson wraps up the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 19th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Thursday.
When the AmNews visited the Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry in Harlem earlier this month, the New Hampshire primaries hadn't taken place yet.
Last week, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrated “Harlem on My Plate,” a documentary short film that explores the history of Harlem’s food renaissance.
No time to waste, folks! We are in the first week of the seventh annual Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week, brought to you by Harlem Park to Park.
In the first part of this series, we had just arrived at Timber Creek Retreat House, set on 80 spectacular wooded acres in Drexel, Mo., just an hour from downtown Kansas City.
Cold temperatures helped keep fashion folks moving quickly from show to show all over New York City this week.
I have to preface this piece by saying my views skewed, as I’m what they call a “homer.”
Before a highly distinguished audience during the governor’s brunch celebrating the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his lifetime commitment to public service at the Executive Mansion on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2016.
Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced that the New York Police Department has spied on individuals’ cellphones 1,016 times between 2008 and May of 2015 without a written policy.
A movement sparked by New York City workers has made its way global … and upstate.
Reports indicate that former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is doing better after being hospitalized for pneumonia.
Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Grocery Worker Retention Act into law.
Thursday, February 18
You've heard it before, and you'll hear it again: Despite repeated recommendations for adults to sleep at least seven hours each night, a new study shows that more than one-third of us are not getting enough shut-eye.
When New York City native Dr. Erika Gibson was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Today she’s not only living her dream but also making history.
A recent fire destroyed a large section of the home that writer, satirist, and spoken-word performer Darius James shares with his sister, Jeri.
Bill Cosby has sued the woman whose 2004 sexual assault accusations formed the basis for recent charges against him, alleging she violated a decade-old civil settlement in part by cooperating with a new criminal probe.
Social media and top comedians chime in with fifteen hilarious responses to the outrageous statements made by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
“Trade/itions” is a two-day symposium event that will explore the points of orisha intersections through an artistic, activist and 21st-century lens.
The first Caribbean case of the Zika virus in pregnant women has been confirmed in Barbados, where three women are currently seeking treatment as the virus continues to storm the region.
Senator Bill Perkins held a public welcome ceremony for His Excellency Gandjegni Awoyo Gbaguidi, King of Savalou, Benin.
What better time to talk about Black history than now, in the middle of Black History Month?
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat and a single term as U.N. secretary-general, has died. He was 93.
Movie: “How to Be Single,” Alice (Dakota Johnson) meets Josh (Nicholas Braun) during her freshman year of college and after.
The 2016 American Black Film Festival on Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Los Angeles).
Last week’s conviction of NYPD officer Peter Liang, in the killing of Akai Gurley is the first step for more police accountability when it comes to wrongful deaths.
With a recent increase in high-profile art lovers and collectors such as Jay Z, this show resonates even more with the public.
The NAACP-Newark Chapter is hosting a panel discussion on Black Lives Matter at the Newark Library where they will be discussing various topics with community activists and more.
Essex County College is offering two new scholarships to Newark high school seniors living within the Newark Housing Authority.
After two and a half days of deliberation, the NYPD cop who killed Akai Gurley was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct by a jury of his peers in Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court.
Anti-Beyonce Black Panther protest turns into an anti-'anti-Beyonce' protest.
Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem will again serve as host of Double Treble, the dynamic duo of Roderick Demmings Jr. and Karl Van Richards as they put on a special performance in honor of Black History Month.
President Obama scolded for his plans to nominate a successor following the death of the highly conservative Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
Her message to the Black electorate
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was on message in Harlem on Tuesday, and the centerpiece of her objective of tearing down social and political barriers was the African-American community.
Wednesday, February 17
anye West recently released his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," on TIDAL, the subscription music site owned by Jay Z. He then tweeted that the album would "never never never be on Apple," and that it would never be for sale.
There are a paltry number of black women running tech startups. And there's an incredible dearth of money flowing to the few who are.
Vy Higginsen’s Mama Arts Foundation is holding auditions for the Gospel For Teens program.
Tuesday, February 16
The first study to look at dementia risk in a population representing the diversity of the United States finds dementia incidence to be highest in African Americans.
The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California is allowing 11 African American women to continue to press their discrimination case against the former and new owners of the Napa Valley Wine Train.
For the second time in a week, an African-American performer has lit up a nationally televised event with a politically charged performance, conveying unapologetic black pride.
Texas A&M officials have identified one student who was involved in an incident where Aggie students reportedly yelled a racial slur at a group of 60 minority high schoolers and told them to "go back where they came from."
Beyoncé didn't bring back the Black Panthers when she and an Afro-frizzed dance team donned black leather jackets and berets during Super Bowl 50's halftime show.
It was either the protest that never was or the one that folks decided they no longer cared about.
Hillary Clinton will propose a $2 billion plan to take on "overly punitive school discipline policies that disproportionately impact people of color" on Tuesday in New York, according to a campaign aide briefed on the plan.
Denise Matthews, who as Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best known for her collaboration with Prince, has died at a hospital in Fremont, California.
The three big prizes at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards went three different ways Monday night, with Bruno Mars winning record of the year for his hit "Uptown Funk."
New York police say they're investigating whether former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is tied to an alleged assault at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Saturday, February 13
President Barack Obama entered what's certain to become an acrimonious election-year battle Saturday, declaring he would act "in due time" to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose sudden death was announced Saturday.
Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.
Friday, February 12
This year marks the 30th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.
There is a new hot couple in the neighborhood. Both residents of Lenox Avenue, one has been shaking it up for a couple of years and the other is an ingénue, a new vintage in Harlem.
Oh, Valentine’s Day, sometimes you stump us so. Is it cards, flowers and candy? Should we dine out, have a weekend getaway or lavish each other with heartfelt gifts?
Although only about an hour drive from almost anywhere in the Kansas City metro area, it feels like a world away—a place where you don’t do anything, you just be. This is Timber Creek.
Monday, Feb. 8, hundreds of people who loved and admired award-winning journalist Michael J. Feeney.
“Dare to Be Black: The Jack Johnson Story,” now playing at the Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. between Ninth and 10th streets), is one of the most important plays of 2016.
A dazzling piece of Dylanex jewelry makes a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift.
During last week’s New York autumn-winter 2016 Men’s Fashion previews, RalphyPablo debuted an intimate collection.
“Love, Forever Dudley,” the recent tribute to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater soloist Dudley Williams, had all the warmth of a loving family reunion.
The heart knows, the mind knows, and when there is love behind the beat, borders are blown into a trillion pieces. That’s the power of music.
“Do you know Ayuko Babu? You should know Ayuko Babu. Hold on, I will find Ayuko Babu for the [Amsterdam News].”
An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.
A Congressional Black Caucus leader said Friday that it is "a bit presumptuous" for Bernie Sanders to conclude he is the best candidate to improve race relations in America.
Thursday, February 11
Officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed man in a New York housing project stairwell in 2014, was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday.
Cam Newton failed to channel his inner Superman, the fictitious superhero with whom he associates himself.
The sentimental favorite to win Sunday’s Super Bowl were the Denver Broncos, not just for the love of the team but because of all the speculation about this being Peyton Manning’s last game.
Black stars shine at the NAACP Awards.
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding and disputes raged over equality and civil rights.
When attorney John P. Kellogg decided to write “Taking Care of Your Music Business,” it was his intention to take a very daunting subject matter and simplify it.
A grand jury is hearing evidence as part of federal civil rights investigation into the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white police officer, an official familiar with the investigation said Thursday.
Although Barak Obama’s 2008 selection to the Oval Office propagandized many to believe he is this country’s first Black commander-in-chief, records reveal that at least six previous U.S. presidents are of African ancestry.
Fifty Harlem high schools students gathered at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine last week, where they viewed multiple medical procedures and gained hands-on experience through interactive displays at a fair designed to expose them to the world of science and medical careers.
Dr. Donna Williams of Morningside Dental Care in Harlem helped to launch the “Gum Disease Awareness” campaign in New York two years ago.
Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have...
If William Alphaeus Hunton Jr. is an “Unsung Valiant,” as his wife, Dorothy, wrote in his biography, Hunton’s mother was an even more obscure personality, but one, like her son, worthy of consideration.
Brooklyn Borough President Eris Adams highlights the importance of advertising support for ethnic media.
As we begin celebrating the 90th anniversary of Black History Mont there are indications that it is needed now more than ever.
This time the polls were exactly right. Sen. Bernie Sanders took New Hampshire overwhelmingly and Donald Trump triumphed over his Republican rivals.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning Sunday, Feb. 7 to visit Flint, Mich.
Friday night, Feb. 12, Ramona Africa, the lone adult survivor of the May 13, 1985, bombing of the MOVE Organization, will host an event at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center in Manhattan.
Tuesday morning, at the Tweed Courthouse behind City Hall, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina held a roundtable with members of community and ethnic media.
The New York State Department of Labor announced that an organization is looking for new workers.
Of all the hills for a New York City politician to possibly die on, one would think horse carriages in Central Park would be low on the list.
Earlier this week, officials from the City University of New York and District Council 37 asked Albany lawmakers to fully fund CUNY.
When Mayor de Blasio first introduced his ambitious affordable housing plan, the Community Service Society and other advocates for the poor voiced concerns about the plan’s income targeting.
New York Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief, Elinor Tatum, celebrated her 45th birthday.
The last black-owned radio station in New York City has been sold.
Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire moves on.
One hundred and fifty guests attended the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights All-Star Reunion Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
Man gives brief black history lesson on New York City bus.
The attacks of Haitians in the Dominican Republic affects us all as New Yorkers.
Check out what's happening in the community the from Feb 8th - Feb 17.
Food shortages mount in Ethiopia
There’s some outrage being expressed in D.C. this week after the visit between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and President Obama.
More funding in early childhood education, may improve student's long term success.
Support from fellow leaders and the public can help with the evolving challenges our military faces.
Former child star Tanya Wright reflects on finding her way back to work after the loss of her brother.
New restaurant opens in Harlem catering to the homeless.
City Council Member Laurie Cumbo witnesses bill signing that will benefit students, community residents and cultural hubs within the 35th Council District, which she represents.
Civil Rights Activist Claudette Colvin is commemorated at Black History month film festival.
Mayor de Blasio shares an update on his "One New York" plan and the progress they have made so far.
After more than two weeks of testimonies at Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court, a jury of eight Caucasians, three Hispanics and one African-American began deliberating Peter Liang’s fate for the Nov. 20, 2014 shooting death of an unarmed Black man...
Fresh from his victory in New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders had breakfast with the Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem.
The only trending issue matching the post-Superbowl 50 “We still support Cam Newton” social media storm is the debate surrounding Beyonce’s big “Formation Show” nod to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the original Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
Funeral services were held this week for late journalist Michael J. Feeney.
Wednesday, February 10
A day after getting trounced by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton's campaign moved quickly to solidify African American voters ahead of Nevada and South Carolina's electoral contests, rolling out a series of travel plans and endorsements aimed at showing Clinton's strength with the critical Democratic constituency.
Two blocks away from the famous King Center in downtown Atlanta is a small brick building that tourists typically overlook.
The fate of a New York police officer who shot and killed a man in a housing project stairwell now rests with jurors.
Federal court might be the next stop for Ferguson, Missouri, after the City Council voted to change an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to reform its police force and municipal court system.
Tuesday, February 9
Call it a backlash against the backlash.
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of Peter Liang, the NYPD officer who shot Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a New York housing project.
Friday, February 5
There are many compelling story lines surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
Super Bowl 50, matching up the National Football Conference champions the Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champions the Denver Broncos on Sunday (6:30 p.m.) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., will be a confrontation of size versus speed.
The old sports adage, “It’s not about the Xs and Os, it’s about the Jimmys and the Joes,” clearly applies to the 23-28 Knicks.
Throughout Lesleigh Hogg’s coaching career, he has coached nine Olympians representing four different countries.
Much suspicion circulated as news spread about the passing of 16-years-young Gynnya McMillen in a juvenile detention center earlier this month.
Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety, and I know how many of you feel.
If you’ve never heard of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, you are not alone. Not until it was brought to my attention by Harlem resident Mani Gilyard was I aware of an organization of African-American stamp collectors.
Like many of you, I have been appalled reading about the Flint, Mich., environmental crisis turned federal state of emergency.
At least one person was dead and three others injured after a Friday morning crane collapse in snowy Lower Manhattan, the New York City Fire Department said.
Two New York Police Department officers who were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night are in good condition while the suspected shooter is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.
Thursday, February 4
As the Brooklyn Nets' search for a new general manager continues, so does their search for more wins.
Maurice White, the Earth, Wind & Fire leader and singer who co-wrote such hits as "Shining Star," "Sing a Song" and "September," has died, according to his brother, EWF bassist Verdine White.
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
Whether going to or throwing a party, there are always the usual suspects—nachos, meat in some form betwixt and between bread, pizza and the essential wings, Buffalo-style being the most popular.
As daunting as it may seem that time is flying by so fast and the ink is barely dry on our New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t mean that we have to let life pass us by.
The Brits and some Americans became quite upset upon hearing whispers that the British actor Idris Elba could possibly become the first Black James Bond, the popular worldwide fictional secret agent 007, martini’s shaken, not stirred.
“School of Rock—The Musical” is a high-octane performance!
For Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion, Hasna Muhammad, daughter of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, has introduced a beautiful greeting card collection that features extraordinary quotes from her mother.
Supima, America’s luxury cotton company, offers a line that designates an elite brand of pima cotton.
“How long … not long,” said Martia G. Goodson, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King as she answered how long it took her to write “Church Ladies: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era” (Author House, 2015).
The SAG Awards presented diversity, but popular entertainment media might give evidence to the contrary.
February, as always, is filled with dance
Technological advancements have once again made their mark on the antiquated structure known as the music industry.
The Apollo celebrates it's 82nd anniversary by ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
A brief review of Chez Lucienne, Celebrating Diversity in the Bar and the 2016 Winter Antiques Show.
Activists urge Mayor de Blasio to stand up against wrongdoing, four years after NYPD officers shot and killed Ramarley Graham.
The New York Department of Education is seeking to prohibit approved Caribbean medical schools from entering into any new affiliation agreements with New York hospitals to help train their students.
The lack of leadership and poor management skills in the local government of Flint, Michigan is majorly to blame for their current water crisis.
Where is the justice for Ramarley Graham.
The film "The Deacons for Defense" shares a different side of black men during the Civil Rights Movement.
The mayor announced a tentative contract agreement between the city and the Communication Workers of America Local 1182 Traffic Enforcement Agents, including both level one traffic and level two.
Brooklyn teen convicted of murdering an innocent man on a crowded New York City bus.
The Detroit Federation of Teachers, along with the American Federation of Teachers and several parents, filed a complaint in Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court accusing Detroit Public Schools and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley of allowing school facilities to deteriorate.
Assemblyman Charles Barron hosts black history month event.
During African-American History Month, we are reminded that the struggles and victories of people of African descent are central to our nation’s progress.
Wall Street's slave market was once a booming business for the nation's economy.
Edward Lewis opens up about being a creative force behind a magazine for black women.
The Ugandan manufacturers of a solar-powered bus are showing off their creation at a stadium in Kampala.
Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some, but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet, which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin.
NYPD busts violent Brooklyn street gang.
Oil is spewing unchecked into delicate ecological systems in southern Bayelsa State, Nigeria, after multiple bombings by militants in the area.
Bronx family still fighting for justice four years after the loss of Ramarley Graham.
Low oil and gas prices are wreaking havoc on economies across the globe.
More than 170 elementary students from Newark, N.J., are getting the opportunity to sing and dance on stage at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled details of the city’s 45-day plan to reduce crime and violence this week.
Ted Cruz trumps Donald in Iowa.
Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders bid in the Iowa caucuses ended in a “virtual tie."
The sexual assault case in Pennsylvania against Bill Cosby will go forward, a judge in Montgomery County ruled Wednesday.
Media professional and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney dedicated his life to journalism, bringing diversity to newsrooms and touching the lives of many in the profession.
The trial of NYPD Officer Peter Liang continues.
Headlines once again were plastered in local mainstream newspapers about the former City Hall aide and her son.
Tuesday, February 2
Funeral arrangements have been announced for late journalist Michael J. Feeney.
Here is a list of scholarships for African-American students from fastweb.com.
Eight local area high school students are preparing for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 3 through 6 at Walt Disney World.
A rally was held Monday evening at the State University of New York in Albany after three black female students were attacked by a group of white men and women during a confrontation on a bus over the weekend, officials said.
Family members and supporters are marking four years since the fatal police shooting of Ramarley Graham.
Bill Cosby will ask a judge on Tuesday to dismiss a criminal charge alleging that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2004.
Monday, February 1
The Justice Department and San Francisco officials are expected to announce a review of the city's police department training and practices Monday.
Journalist and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney has died.
The Buffalo Zoo Entrance Court is significant in the areas of landscape architecture and ethnic heritage as an important and extremely rare surviving design by early twentieth century African America landscape architect John Edmonston Brent.
The Starr Clark Tin Shop in Oswego County was pivotal location on the Underground Railroad for those escaping slavery.
Harriet Tubman established the Home for the Aged in 1908 in Auburn, NY to do her life-long work of caring for aged and indigent African Americans.
Th Sherwood Equal Rights Historic District was a place where Blacks escaping slavery settled once they reached north. The district is historically significant for its association with abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.
Inside one of New York's most historic houses built by an African American