Wednesday, November 30
A South Carolina jury began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.
Charlotte police Officer Brentley Vinson's deadly use of force was lawful the day he killed Keith Lamont Scott, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said Wednesday in announcing no charges will be filed in the case.
Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.
Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile.
The Black AIDS Institute’s Heroes in the Struggle Gala and Award Celebration honors, in a star-studded event and photographic tribute, individuals who, over the past year, have made a heroic contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The subject of equal pay in tennis was very much in the headlines early in 2016 thanks to the much criticized comments of former pro Ray Moore.
A former Walmart truck driver who crashed into a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and three others pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Jersey court. Under the terms of the plea deal, he is not expected to serve jail time.
Tuesday, November 29
The smash Broadway show "Hamilton" had the most successful week ever for a Broadway show, despite President-elect Trump calling it "highly overrrated."
The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.
"Moonlight" has made history.
In the first national snapshot of what teachers are observing since the presidential election, nine out of 10 educators who responded to the survey said the election has negatively impacted students' behavior and mood.
As the murder trial for Michael Slager enters its fifth week, new details have emerged from both the defense and prosecution about the day the officer killed Walter Scott.
The African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA joins #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
The movement that began as THE One Million Conscious Black Voters and Contributors, while aspirational as it rapidly moves toward its goal of one million members, it is also dynamic as opposed to static.
Monday, November 28
Ohio State University officials lauded the efforts of Officer Alan Horujko, 28, in stopping Monday's attacker before he could injure more people.
During a recent forum on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill, voting rights advocates and civil rights leaders expressed concerns about the role that restrictive voting laws might have played in the outcome. The forum also tackled the problems faced by African Americans and Latinos on Election Day.
The intense stare and the fierce will to win have likened him to a gladiator, but will Tiger Woods's comeback gets the thumbs up from the jury?
Election officials, leading Democrats -- and even a prominent Republican -- blasted President-elect Donald Trump after he spread allegations of voter fraud and targeted a trio of states with his false claim.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was greeted with a chorus of boos Sunday when he took the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
A federal judge on Monday granted Dylann Roof's motion to represent himself, and Roof is being permitted to object if he feels potential jurors are not fit to serve on the jury deciding his fate.
Sunday, November 27
Actor Ron Glass, known for his role on the police sitcom "Barney Miller," has died, his agent says.
Hoping to fly to Cuba? It's complicated.
President Barack Obama reacted to the death of Fidel Castro in a statement released by the White House Saturday morning, offering condolences to his family and extending a hand of friendship to the Cuban people.
Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin.
A Chicago police officer who said he shot and killed a black man this week after the teenager pointed a gun at him has been relieved of his police powers, the Chicago Police Department said Saturday.
Saturday, November 26
Fidel Castro, the Cuban despot who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died aged 90.
Friday, November 25
The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.
William Ronald Pulliam appeared unrepentant after fatally shooting a teenager during a confrontation outside a West Virginia discount store.
Thursday, November 24
Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown gets a touch of Uptown as 150 elementary school dancers from the Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI) make their way along the route during the event.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, The Choice campaign for self-determination organized by the December 12th Movement, held a Black Voters State of Emergency Community Speak-Out Nov. 15.
The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.
The 125th Street BID and Community Board 9 kicked off the holiday season in Harlem Nov. 17 with the Parade of Lights along 125th Street.
Flint’s still in the middle of a water crisis. Indigenous (Native) Americans and activists are still protesting the Dakota Pipeline. White nationalists believe they’ve found an ally with the president-elect. For some citizens, Thanksgiving dinner is the least of their worries.
New York Knicks star forward Kristaps Porzingis has taken another step into his greatness this year, slowly evolving into the Knicks’ best player after All-Star Carmelo Anthony held the reigns in the Big Apple for the past five seasons.
It was a few days past mid-September, and the 2016 NFL season had merely reached the conclusion of week 2.
When historian Rayford Logan wrote about “nadir of American race relations,” he was referring to the period after Reconstruction to the dawn of the 20th century.
This holiday season, there’s much less for the New York Jets to be thankful for, but their wish list grows.
After three successful seasons the last two of which concluded with trips to the NCAA Tournament, the Seton Hall University Pirates have high expectations.
Without being there for every game, it’s kind of hard to judge, but except for three out of four losses, the Brooklyn Nets first West Coast road trip this season should not have been that bad—not grueling at all.
Tuesday night, Knicks president Phil Jackson reclined in his customary seat at Madison Square Garden near center court, approximately 25 feet behind the scorer’s table.
As I watched the Bronx Giants play football Saturday afternoon on Evander Childs High School’s field in the Bronx, I couldn’t help but remember the days of when the Black Spades hung around there.
The FDNY has set out on a proactive mission to recruit more firefighters and EMTs in an active November campaign to encourage young people to join the Fire Department.
On Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota’s Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced that the cop who fatally shot a Black male motorist during a traffic stop July 6 has been formerly charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.
Whether within governmental circles or on the alt-right or the extreme right, danger lurks, particularly for America’s Black and Brown citizens.
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council, presented the Harlem Good Scout Award to three community leaders at an event Nov. 17 at the Alhambra Ballroom.
This Thanksgiving is very special for the Gillian and Orlando McAllister’s family as they officially add two more seats to their table this year.
Even though the election was just a few weeks ago, it seems like DJT has been our president-elect for decades.
We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.
As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.
A very happy Thanksgiving to all! Family and friends, and maybe even you, traveled near and far to be together today.
The stigma attributed to New Yorkers, especially when we’re out of town, is that we can be a little vociferous.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
This Monday, members of the Fight for $15 announced a nationwide work stoppage Nov. 29. Workers around the country want to signal to the incoming Donald Trump administration that they’ll keep fighting for a living wage no matter who is in office.
Pundits on both sides of the aisle may have criticized his approach to governing the city, but a few unions are still backing Bill de Blasio for re-election.
“Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave,” (Riverhead), by Patty Chang Anker is a “must read,” according to Parents magazine.
On view from now through Feb. 5, 2017, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces their fall 2016 exhibition, “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion.”
Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association, FIFA, to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs that have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules.
Twenty-two years after the genocide in Rwanda, which took the lives of more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, the Catholic Church in Rwanda apologized this week for the church’s role in the slaughter. According to a report by The Associated Press, the prelates said they regretted the actions of those who participated in the massacres.
As the busy holiday shopping season gets underway, Black shoppers are looking to spend their dollars with Black businesses.
Paul J. Cooper Center for Human Services, Inc. turned its administrative offices on the second floor at 510 Gates Ave. into a festive dining room and served an early Thanksgiving dinner to the community.
The holidays bring festivities all around, but no place does festive quite as extravagantly as Disney World. Orlando’s Disney World Resort came to life this past week during the start of its jovial holiday season with new, old and enjoyable additions to its holiday lineup.
Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to come together, be generous of spirit and perhaps help others to share the same experience.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
OMG! I made a faux pas. In an earlier edition of “The Cosmopolitan Review,” I erroneously mentioned that Nicolette Robinson, star of the off-Broadway musical “Invisible Thread,’ and who plays the role of Jane in the award-winning Showtime series “The Affair,” was the fiancée of Tony award-winning star of the hit Broadway play, “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, when she is in fact, his wife.
Folks might think that I conferred with the Harlem Cultural Archives in shaping my syllabus this semester on the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Blues diva Sharon Jones, whose powerful voice could soar over her band’s thunderous beat, will now have to be experienced on her records and a passion-filled documentary.
“Do the right thing, for the right reason regardless of the consequences,” is the message that I heard while watching “Party People” at the Public Theater.
I don’t know anyone else who has the gift to interview people—to capture the person’s words and essence, tone of voice, facial gestures, nervous ticks such as stuttering, way of sitting and particular body movements that clearly depict that a different individual is addressing the audience—than Anna Deavere Smith.
The Billie Holiday Theatre recently presented the politically explosive play “Autumn.”
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to appear in the two-part series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” which was produced by acclaimed professor and documentarian, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.
For those, including Donald Trump, who believe the fear rising in Black and Brown America is unjustified—think again!
J.K. Rowling’s prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is better than her “Harry Potter” series, which took the single mother, who was living on government assistant programs, into the realm of the very wealthy and beloved.
According to the National Eye Institute, more than 800,000 African-Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and this number is projected to increase to approximately 1.2 million people by 2030.
If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.
Police and approximately 400 people who were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline clashed Sunday evening as demonstrators set cars on fire and police launched tear gas and water at the crowds.
The man credited with pulling the single market trading aspects of the Caribbean Community together is leading an effort by people of influence in the region to urge Jamaica to remain a key and leading member of the family of nations.
The struggles of the “heartland” have been well chronicled this election and the president-elect might do little to alleviate the situation.
A number of dignitaries and elected officials joined members of the Motley family for a ceremony last Saturday for the co-naming of a lane in honor of Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first Black female federal judge in the nation.
At the Public Theater Lynn Nottage’s drama, “Sweat,” directed by Kate Whoriskey, echoes some of the themes of this past presidential election season. In a post-industrial city, such as Reading, Pa., friends and coworkers bond, but years later as jobs shrink and the factory closes, they become distant and bitter.
Jimi Hendrix, the most influential guitarist in rock music history, who distinctly added to the genre’s then speeding comet with his electrifying brand of blues and funk, will be celebrated at the Apollo Theater Nov. 26, one-night only, with two dynamic performances at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The power of dance to unite and inspire us while shining a light on important issues will take center stage when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater explodes onto New York City’s Center Stage (Nov. 30- Dec. 31) with a sizzling mix of thrilling dances, awesome dancers and mesmerizing music, all of which promise to warm your heart and make your soul dance.
In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds—Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be,” Valerie Graves has spun an appealing narrative with a protagonist who reads like an African-American female counterpart of Horatio Alger.
Wednesday, November 23
“Nov 25, 2016, marks the 10-year anniversary for Sean Bell,” said Valerie Bell, mother of the slain unarmed 23-year-old father of two young girls, who was shot dead in a hail of 50 police bullets as he left his bachelor party in the early morning of his wedding day Nov. 25, 2006.
Amid all of the talk about economic populism this election cycle, one group has been largely left out: working class Americans of color.
The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has shown us that even 50 years after the fight for civil rights, we must remain vigilant in the face of systemic racial discrimination from community-police relationships, to workplace equality, to fair housing practices.
As the reality of a Donald Trump presidency settles in, artists and activists in the hip-hop community are gearing up for a political battle.
Bias incident reports in NYC skyrocket 400 percent since election, compared to last year
A former State Department official is warning against a drive by President Barack Obama to sell “as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria,” a move that would pull the U.S. into more dangerous excursions on the continent.
Tuesday, November 22
In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta.
President-elect Donald Trump says he's "seriously considering" Dr. Ben Carson for housing secretary.
The founder of BET said Monday night he is optimistic the lives of African-Americans could improve under President-elect Donald Trump after meeting with him Sunday.
There was no mention of building a wall along the Mexican border. There was nothing about repealing Obamacare.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 79 individuals.
News that Kanye West has been hospitalized resulted in an outpouring of well wishes for the rapper.
Monday, November 21
Janelle Monae is someone you'll be seeing a lot of this year.
A low key, but solid strain of references to current affairs was heard in the eulogies for much loved and respected journalist Gwen Ifill at her funeral on November 19.
The 2016 American Music Awards brought out the biggest names in music Sunday night at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.
President Barack Obama in his final press conference abroad advised the world to "take a wait and see approach" for what a Donald Trump presidency may mean in terms of policy, but added that he would weigh in if the "ideals" of the country are called into question.
President Barack Obama's advice to his two daughters and anyone worried about the election of Donald Trump is not to "get into a fetal position" and put the outcome in context.
Kanye West left thousands of his California fans disappointed on Saturday night after cutting his show short, performing only two songs and engaging in a long rant about politics, the media and Beyonce and Jay-Z.
A provocative roadside billboard in Mississippi that mixes art and politics has united onlookers in anger and confusion.
Sunday, November 20
An Alabama grand jury indicted Montgomery police officer Aaron "A.C." Smith on a murder charge Friday in connection with the shooting death of Gregory Gunn, the district attorney told CNN.
resident-elect Donald Trump accused the "Hamilton" cast Saturday of harassing Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a performance Friday evening after the actors called on Pence to "uphold our American values."
A person was fatally shot by police after allegedly striking two officers in the head with a metal baton in a Brownsville apartment building Saturday afternoon.
Friday, November 18
According to the U.S. Department of Education, children in foster care are at high-risk of dropping out of school and are unlikely to attend or graduate from college.
Thursday, November 17
I made this dish for a client’s weekly service to a great response. It has all of the feeling of mashed potatoes, but much lighter. It’s a great addition to your holiday table.
With T-minus seven days until Thanksgiving, we present the annual turkey recipe.
The city of Bangkok has nearly 600 high-rise buildings, ranking it fifth in the world. It’s hard to believe a metropolitan city of that size and stature could also be the home of an intricate canal system set up along the Chao Phraya River.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
The influential Cuban musicians who introduced Latin sounds and Afro-Cuban rhythms to New York City began in the late 1930s, with the trumpeter and bandleader Mario Bauza, Machito’s foster sister and vocalist Graciela in the 1940s and Chano Pozo.
New Federal Theatre in association with the Castillo Theatre is celebrating the 125th birthday anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston with a wonderful play penned lovingly and respectfully by Laurence Holder entitled “Zora Neale Hurston, A Theatrical Biography.”
Lynn Nottage is a gifted playwright. She can take a real situation and place it into a play in a way that an audience can understand, identify with and deeply care about.
There is more dancing, less talking but equal amounts of emotional jolts in Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist,” Part II of The Analogy Trilogy series (Oct 25-Nov. 6) at the Joyce Theater.
Humble beginnings give rise to the most authentic, creative individuals and artists. Musician and performer Justin Michael Williams possesses a deep dedication and passion for music and is a music star on the rise with a powerful voice and message to share with the world.
Polynesian princess Moana will quickly become as popular as Cinderella as the revival of Disney begins to reflect the global communities. The film is as exciting as “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” which are also directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
“Loving,” directed and written by Jeff Nichols, has managed to deliver a film that finds the center of the human story, laying out the gross injustice without provoking frustration and utter rage.
Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who are able to perform physical activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs or running a short distance, are at lower risk for heart problems, even if those women are overweight.
Inner-city stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive
As an immigrant woman who has lived in America for the past 20 years, the fear and trepidation I have felt throughout this election at the thought of Donald Drumph—I mean Trump—becoming president, became a harsh reality for me Nov. 9.
Not many governments or citizens in the bloc of 15 nations in the Caribbean were hoping or praying to have to live with an administration led by Donald Trump, but his victory in the 2016 presidential election could mean a financial windfall for some countries, particularly those in the Eastern Caribbean.
Egland Arthur, a construction supervisor in St. Maarten, started experiencing shortness of breath while visiting Guyana earlier this year.
For the past few days I have been walking around in a haze.
Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. For many, this is simply unbelievable.
Well, well, well. So Donald J. Trump is our president-elect. And you want to know what The Cosmopolitan Review thinks. After all, this is a social column, and I know you love it when the column tackles real issues. It’s not all about the fluff.
According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 29 percent of Central Harlem’s population lives below the poverty line, the second poorest community in Manhattan.
The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the “Full Ride” scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a historically Black college or university in the fall of 2017.
This past weekend at the City College of New York, a crowd, summoned by the Harlem Cultural Archives and the Northside Center, gathered to commemorate the legacies of its founders, Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark.
The Avenue Music Group’s Spread the Love Thanksgiving Day Giveback is helping the community by providing food, clothing and live performances to those less fortunate, and those folks in need of a little extra help and community love.
After the pollsters, pundits, the media and other predictors erred deplorably on the presidential election outcome, now they are trying to figure out how they flubbed the call.
Many New Yorkers have been feeling the blues this past week and the latest announcement from the Metropolitan Transit Authority might add to it.
It has been a week and people on the left are still reeling from Donald Trump’s election victory. Unions, in particular, are still coming to grips with what to do next. Some have advised to do what they’ve always done: fight.
Community members in Newark came together this week to lay to rest the beloved street performer known as “Uggie” at New Hope Baptist Church.
The Democratic Party hasn’t had this little control in federal government since the early 20th century, but one man wants to save it from itself.
Africans were tweeting and messaging about the surprise outcome of U.S. elections last week that left many in the developing world worried for the future.
Amid accusations of incompetence and preferential treatment of colonial leaders, the small West African nation of Gambia is joining Burundi and South Africa as African countries that wish to exit the International Criminal Court.
The just-concluded presidential election across the United States that brought victory to Donald John Trump of the Republican Party as the 45th President-elect has been attracting harsh criticism, condemnation and division among American citizens.
Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp. held their first of what will become their annual Broadway Bash Gala last evening at Manhattan College.
To benefit an international Rescue Committee, 100 celebrities participated in “Jeans for Refugees” by donating a pair of their own jeans for designer Johny Dar to paint artistically.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a controversial trade agreement strongly opposed across the political spectrum.
As the largest minority broadcast television owner, I have an interesting perspective on news and reporting.
The recent passing of Venida Browder, mother of Kalief Browder, a young man whose three-year detention at Rikers and subsequent death reverberated throughout our nation, is yet another tragic reminder of the unnecessary and unjustified pain inflicted on the incarcerated and their families.
This past week the New York chapter of the original Black Panther Party celebrated their 50th Anniversary/Legacy Weekend in Harlem. Attendees included Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Sekou Odinga, Dequi Kioni Sadiki and Jamal Joseph.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Jumanne Williams host ‘Girl’s Empowerment Day’
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Jumanne Williams host ‘Girl’s Empowerment Day’
The Association of Black Educators of New York hosted a fall conference Nov. 12 entitled “Supporting the Emotional Health, Emotional Growth and Learning of All Students.”
Anti-violence organization Harlem Mothers Stop Another Violent End is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week with an awards dinner.
First Lady Chirlane McCray this week held the first convening of Cities Thrive, a new national mental health coalition committed to driving mental health reform on a local and national level across the United States.
After more than 20 years of trying to get justice and even a glimmer of hope, the family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police received devastating news this week about their case.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week the arrest of attorney Anthony Cornachio of Garden City and charges against NRI Group, LLC and Canarsie A.W.A.R.E., Inc., which are Medicaid-enrolled drug treatment programs controlled by Cornachio.
As the post “shocking” presidential election result weeping, wailing and throwing up of hands subsides among the mainstream, along with the outraged protestors taking city centers nationwide are the this-changes-nothing shrugs of the independent-thinking grassroots.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s Election Night surprise victory, college campuses across the country have experienced incidents of racial aggression directed at nonwhite Americans.
Gwen Ifill, a pioneering Black journalist with an unshakable reserve of integrity and grit, died Monday, Nov. 14, at a hospice center in Washington, D.C. She was 61.
I was so lucky last week. Two days after the election, 2,300 racial justice activists of all colors arrived in Atlanta at the Facing Race conference, which my organization Race Forward hosts.
As another year of testing for the city’s elite specialized high schools passes by, one program continues its push to solve the entrance exams’ largest issue: diversity.
It’s a bittersweet time. Christmas approaches. Walter (Danny Glover), a retired auto repair shop owner, tries his best to make the most of the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 16
Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including several Black honorees.
The New York City Mission Society will provide more than 200 meals at its 13th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner at Minisink Townhouse on Thursday, November 17.
Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, and planned to hold a noon press conference at Trump Tower to discuss the meeting.
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Wednesday.
Journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend in Washington, DC
The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an "ape in heels."
Tuesday, November 15
US Army veteran Ernest Walker went to his local Chili's restaurant for a hamburger. Instead, he was denied a meal after an altercation over his service record.
Hip-hop artist Antonio Breez has a lot to be thankful for, in part to the success of his debut album “The Convocation of Antonio Breez” in early 2016.
The Cosby Show” will return to the airwaves next month on Bounce TV.
Bounce TV is set to air the 1977 mini-series Roots on five consecutive nights from Nov. 16-20 starting at 9. p.m. ET.
Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million Black Americans are neither in vain or hopeless. We have been disappointed before. We have been joyous before. But today we are all called to be vigilant, persistent and resilient.
Colin Kaepernick did not vote in Tuesday's presidential election, saying at the time that it didn't matter to him who won.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson continues to crush it.
Eight million Americans could get a lower interest rate on their student loans, and many of them might not even know it.
First lady Michelle Obama reflected Monday on the election results, declaring that regardless of politics Americans are "all on one team."
Monday, November 14
The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the "Full Ride" scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.
Protesters hit the streets Sunday over the election of Donald Trump, marking the fifth day of demonstrations in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win.
Dave Chappelle is definitely one of the few people who could get away with dropping the N-word on "Saturday Night Live."
Sunday, November 13
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered New York as a refuge to anyone who feel threatened or under attack during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency.
Russell Simmons is a pioneer in creating content for and about the underserved -- and he sees no reason to stop now.
Friday, November 11
Last week, I had the pleasure of honoring some truly great Americans with the Congressional...
Creators of the new film "Almost Christmas" hope it becomes part of the cannon of beloved holiday movies.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said Thursday that Donald Trump's electoral victory benefited from voter suppression.
While millions of Americans spent this week wondering how Trump's election might change their country, some people living abroad said it has already changed how they see America.
Thursday, November 10
Fears of heightened bigotry and hate crimes have turned into reality for some Americans after Donald Trump's presidential win.
November is National Adoption Month and there are around 10,000 children in the city foster care. Black children account for nearly 60 percent of all children in the foster care system.
President-elect Donald Trump called President Barack Obama a very fine man as the two long-time antagonists met in the Oval Office in a ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of power.
I have many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies.
By the time this column is published, U.S. voters would have chosen the next president of the United States.
For many Americans across the country, Donald Trump's victory is an outcome they simply refuse to accept.
Of the many nations in the Caribbean Community facing economic problems, Suriname this week said that tough economic austerity measures that were imposed by government and the International Monetary Fund in the past year are beginning to help the country emerge from its worst crisis since military rule in the 1980s.
Efforts to attract travelers from China to the United States Virgin Islands were explored during Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty’s recent visit to Chengdu and Beijing.
The transformation of Donald Trump begins Thursday.
I’ve had nothing but great meals and experiences at every Tom Colicchio eatery in which I have dined.
Thailand is easily the most interesting and most beautiful place I have ever visited. Behind every corner and on every street, no matter where you are, there is something unique to be seen.
Nov. 16, the famed Netherlands Dans Theater swings into New York’s City Center for a brief season (Nov. 16-19) that highlights the qualities that earned it an international reputation for pushing dance’s boundaries, namely, bold repertory and what one critic called “the world’s most magnificent dancers displaying a retina-shredding sxpectacle of passion and power.”
Tip O’Neill, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, famously said, “All politics is local.”
No one swings harder than Lou Donaldson on the alto saxophone, as he demonstrated last week celebrating his 90th birthday at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. As usual, his smooth performance required multiple standing ovations, including one as he took the stage.
The November calendar continues with traditional, worldly, contemporary and annual favorites.
Will Smith’s father, Willard Carroll Smith Sr., has died, according to the Oscar-nominated actor’s ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.
Of the 43 individuals to have held the Office of President of the United States, 15 attended law school. It’s common practice for anyone looking to make it in the realm of politics. But although Jamell Henderson aspires to one day hold that office, he says he wants to do it “by the beat of [his] own drum.”
The late James Baldwin reached out from his grave and bitch-slapped America in “I Am Not Your Negro” by filmmaker Raoul Peck.
A day in the life of a journalist in New York City isn’t hard work. Let me keep it 100 percent.
Ruth Negga’s eyes stop you cold. They are large, deep and expressive, combining her delicately etched beauty and connecting it to a voice that’s melodic and measured.
A few days ago, I overheard a woman in Brooklyn saying proudly that she and her two children have never gotten the flu shot and have never gotten sick.
The boxing community was deeply saddened as news spread that one of its greatest and proudest warriors ever had recently joined the ancestors.
The Mackey Twins Art Gallery, the tristate area’s largest collection of exclusive works by artists of color, presents “Art’s Conscience II.” The exhibition opened at the Interchurch Center Gallery in Manhattan Monday, Oct. 31 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 30.
More than 20 years ago, Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn was a home for auto repair shops, buildings marked by graffiti and single room apartments.
Last week, singer Kelsea Ballerini belted out her No. 1 single “Lost Boy” on top of the clouds in a flowing, whispery gown, designed by “Project Runway” winner Leanne Marshall, at the 50th CMA Awards celebration.
East meets West in Beijing, China at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week China. After presenting previews from Oct. 25 to 30, the show ended, but the Art Hearts Fashion designers left a lasting impression. AHF presented six international brands to the MBFW runway and brand exhibit at 751D Park. All shows were outstanding.
Next month, research and teaching assistants at Columbia and Harvard universities will vote for their right to unionize.
Now that all the media, the pollsters and the prognosticators have been proved woefully wrong, and as the reality sets in that the United States actually elected Donald Trump as its 45th president, we need to come together and begin to heal the deep wounds that emerged during this epic battle for the heart and soul of America.
There was a collective gasp in the academic community, particularly among her associates, when Dr. Barbara Christian died at 56 in the summer of 2000.
Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all so much. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you so much. A very rowdy group. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you.
Getting there is one thing. Gallons of blood, sweat and tears plus countless thoughts have been poured into the production of material designed for mass consumption, only to get halted abruptly in a mailroom, never meeting the powers who could change a music maker’s life.
Lauren Leader-Chivée’s ground-breaking book, “Crossing the Thinnest Line,” examines how supporting and embracing diversity in terms of race, gender, gay rights and immigration in Hollywood will make America a better country.
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils, is presenting the Harlem Good Scout Award to three community leaders at an event Nov. 17 at the Alhambra Ballroom.
Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson spoke out against development of the Bedford Union Armory and for affordability in the Crown Heights neighborhood.
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, Harlem School of the Arts hosted its annual gala benefit to support the school’s year-round visual and performing arts programming and initiatives.
In an effort to close the wage gap for minorities and women in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Nov. 4 banning government agencies from asking job applicants about previous salaries.
What some people considered unthinkable happened. Donald Trump’s the new president-elect.
The ACLU went before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday appealing the Kashad Ashford police killing case in Trenton.
Community members in a Newark neighborhood are mourning the killing of a beloved street performer known as “Uggie.”
This year’s presidential election has been one of the most suspenseful in American history.
Armored military vehicles, tear gas, pepper spray and police battling protesters. These images are etched into the minds of anyone who witnessed Black Lives Matter protests. But those images can also be found in North Dakota.
Marrakesh, home to mosques, palaces and gardens, will be going green for COP22, the international follow-up to last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory became evident around midnight Tuesday for the Hillary Clinton supporters assembled at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
It has been mere hours since the release of the presidential election results in which GOP Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump succeeded to win the presidential election. He is set to become America’s 45th president, an unruly turn of events amid deceptive polls.
When I returned home at 2:30 in the morning from Jacob Javits Center waiting for the election results to come in, I was greeted by a sign written in 6-year-old handwriting that simply read “Hillary” with hearts, taped to my front door.
With co-founder Bobby Seale’s recent visit to Harlem, and the grassroots organization commemorating its 50th anniversary last month, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense has been a hot topic lately.
Of the 43 individuals to have held the Office of President of the United States, 15 attended law school. It’s common practice for anyone looking to make it in the realm of politics.
Nominations for this year’s AUDELCO Awards, the “VIVs” as they are affectionately called, after late founder Vivian Robinson, were recently announced.
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Wednesday, November 9
Donald Trump may have scored an astonishing upset presidential victory, but Hillary Clinton could still receive more votes.
President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to work for a "smooth transition" of power to President-elect Donald Trump when he leaves office in January, citing the example set by former President George W. Bush eight years ago.
he Democratic nominee unequivocally conceded the presidential race, and said that the Constitution requires a peaceful transfer of power.
There are many local races in the ballot this election year in New York and New Jersey.
At Hillary Clinton's election night party in Manhattan, her supporters grew tense. Before long, they were despondent.
Tuesday, November 8
Check out the results from the election on the live map.
Chicago rap star Chance the Rapper led hundreds of crowd members from a free concert to an early voting location in the city on the night before Election Day, an effort dubbed the "Parade to the Polls" that was captured and shared on social media.
Voters across New York City and elsewhere in the tri-state area were plunged into voting nightmares on Election Day, facing wait times of up to three hours, misplaced ballots, broken machines and even their names vanished from rolls.
By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, distasteful, embarrassing, vile, toxic, grimy, polluted campaign we all witnessed is likely the worst in the history of electing a President.
History will be made in America tonight.
Monday, November 7
One of the nation's largest gun manufacturers, Sturm, Ruger, announced a sharp rise in gun sales today as election day nears and threats of violence mount.
A person was shoved in front of the 1 train and fatally struck at Times Square on Monday afternoon, officials said.
Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which racism and sexism are acceptable features of life in these United StatesThe 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised to fight late into the night Monday as they barnstorm across battleground states on the final full day of campaigning.
Barack Obama surveyed a sopping crowd huddled in the Osceola County Stadium Sunday, taking in another 11,000 people willing to wait in torrential downpours to catch a glimpse of the change president.
Donald Trump is attempting to crack Hillary Clinton's blue wall. And Clinton is hoping for a surge in Latino turnout fueled by opposition to Trump.
More than 500 Justice Department election monitors will be on the ground in 28 states on Election Day to help enforce of federal voting rights laws.
A judge has delayed the final stage of jury selection in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who's accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Friday, November 4
An NYPD sergeant was shot and killed and another was wounded while pursuing a burglary suspect in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police sources confirmed.
Since 2007, the rate of suicide deaths among children between the ages of 10 and 14 has doubled, according to new government data released Thursday.
The Country Music Association is pushing back on reports it deleted social media posts about a performance by Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks at this week's CMA Awards.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was not on trial in connection with the so-called Bridgegate scandal, but the case has thrown into question the political future of the once-rising Republican star.
Thursday, November 3
A Bronx man is dead after an NYPD officer used a Taser on him Wednesday night.
There looks to be something for just about everyone at the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance released the report of his office’s “Domestic Violence Initiative,” compiled with input from dozens of city agencies, community-based organizations and experts over the course of a two-year collaboration.
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, a day in which Black people in the United States take a “day of absence” to make an assessment of the struggle for freedom and plan the way forward.
During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, the city’s summer jobs program was largely about reducing crime by keeping poor black and Latino youth off the streets and out of trouble.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Among the many, as there are many stars in the sky, has to be the Princess Grace Foundation. But of course.
Great Women in Music is a New York City-based ongoing celebration of the many contributions women have made to music and the world. Since 2001, GWIM has annually presented a month-long festival in October.
As another year of testing for the city’s elite specialized high schools passes by, one program continues its push to solve the entrance exams’ largest issue: diversity.
Activists from throughout the metropolitan area packed into Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd. and 135th Street) Thursday evening (Oct. 27) to witness legendary revolutionary and original Black Panther Party for Self-Defense co-founder Bobby Seale divulge some very relevant history. He was in town promoting his book with photographer Stephen Shames, “Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers.”
I am sure that you have heard the expression, when things have overtaken you, “Look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty.” In my practice of medicine, I have always advised patients after diagnoses to consider that many things may be done to relieve suffering and bring their health back into balance.
Cuba’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, addressing world delegates during the U.N. Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Oct. 20 stated that the “slave trade and the legacy of slavery are the root causes of social and economic inequalities, hatred, fanaticism, racism and prejudice that today continue to affect people of African descent.”
Residents in Newark are now getting a fair shot at getting the many port jobs available thanks to Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Council on Port Performance coming together to create a Workforce Development Implementation Team.
The Sourland Conservancy received a $67,688 grant from the Somerset County Historic Preservation to support the creation of the Stoutsburg Sourland African-American Museum—the first African-American museum in central New Jersey.
The W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing children in marginalized communities with the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, has launched the Accelerated Learning Academy. The ALA is for high-achieving 10th- and 11th-graders who are interested in STEM: science, technology, engineering and
With candidates openly declaring their disdain for each other, investigations into one candidate’s past use of government email and the other candidate accused of past sexual misconduct, the most rancorous presidential election in American history is about to take place. Voting for the next leader of the Free World is mere days away and tensions are at their highest.
Let us be abundantly clear. There are only two persons in this 2016 presidential race—Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald Trump.
I was honored again to judge the annual Bake-Off at the Harlem Park To Park Harlem Harvest Festival held last month on St. Nicholas Avenue between 116th and 117th streets.
I am still working my autumn cleaning plan of cooking first from my pantry (freezer and refrigerator, too)to purge and make room for new ingredients.
Flying halfway around the world can be daunting, exasperating and downright agonizing.
According to the Daily Mail, backstage drama at “The View” is at an all-time high, with tensions between moderator Whoopi Goldberg and original host Joy Behar sky-rocketing.
As the Black Panther Party celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the United States, Bobby Seale recently stopped at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He mesmerized an enthusiastic audience with corrected untruths and future goals for the people.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with Police Athletic League Executive Director Frederick Watts, announced a new initiative in East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant to provide high-quality chess programs to at-risk youth.
Beth Ditto, vocalist of The Gossip, unveiled her second collection Nov. 1, 2016, with an 11-piece, ready-to-wear line available in sizes 14 to 28.
Usually when mention is made of an African-American with a commanding bass baritone voice, Paul Robeson comes to mind. If Robeson was the ultimate performer in this vocal level, then William Warfield was not far behind.
Supporters of world renowned political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal, converged at Philadelphia’s Friend’s Center, 1500 Cherry St., last Friday afternoon to discuss new developments in his case. Of primary concern was treatment for his deadly hepatitis C virus, his deteriorating health and adverse prison conditions.
In a league of their own, Hood By Air delivers another striking collection for spring/summer 2017.
A New York City union announced endorsements for Congress leading up to Election Day.
Workers in California achieved a victory late last month when a fast-food giant agreed to pay out a lawsuit settlement.
By now, you’ve likely seen the promotions for the new “Dr. Strange” flick because Marvel Comics’ marketing is trés effective.
The options are many for this month’s dance calendar: traditional, worldly, contemporary, annual favorites and so much more.
We in 1199SEIU have been in high gear since September, pulling out the vote for Hillary Clinton and labor-friendly candidates for Congress and state houses.
Sunday, Oct. 30, executive director at East New York Restoration, Colette Pean, hosted her Breast Cancer Awareness Bunch at the Fusion East restaurant in East New York.
Dozens of young girls rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers were made victims again by the Nigerian soldiers and policemen assigned to protect them, according to accounts documented by investigators for Human Rights Watch.
If in these pages we can praise Bob Dylan for his artistic commitment to African-American life and struggle, then certainly some space should be set aside for Tom Hayden and Jack Greenberg, both of whom recently passed on to the ages.
Amid a political frenzy, a showcase of racial divide and conflicts between communities and law enforcement, award-winning Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., brings a riveting story of Black American history over the past 50 years.
After Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco’s defiant quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, displayed more signs of militancy by wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of the uncompromising Black Panther Party for Self-Defense to a postgame news conference.
With just days now before Election Day 2016, Nov. 8, it has become crystal clear to me as an immigrant and a naturalized U.S. citizen and voter that the choice in this election is not only about the candidate who is best able to serve as a president for all the people right now, but also about the candidate who can assure that I can safely continue to live in this country.
As Americans, we pride ourselves on our democratic system of government and our Constitution. Yet, for a whole host of reasons, we as Americans have not fully maximized our participation in our democracy.
This month marks two historic occasions: the 25th anniversary of the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and the inauguration of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington.
As we prepare for Black Solidarity Day (Nov. 7), the day before the General Election, remember W.E.B. Dubois said that the “color line” (racism) was the defining issue of the 20th century.
Caribbean Community nations are raising awareness about reparations among member nations and keeping up pressure on Western nations such as Britain and France to agree to make reparation payments for the horrific trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Folks old enough to remember J. Edgar Hoover and how the FBI played such a disruptive role in our pursuit of democratic and constitutional rights must be having terrible flashbacks to those turbulent times.
For a moment, I forgot what the objective of the conversation was. I had no idea I was speaking with someone who majored in psychology and who is an impassioned follower of politics, particularly with the impact that the outcome of Nov. 8 can have on us all.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Nov. 3, 2016)—Committed to community outreach and the enhancement of the tourism product in the territory, the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting young culinary talent during the second annual Restaurant Week with the launch of its “Dine on Us” charitable raffle.
The eighth annual Freedom Dance is set to take place at the National Black Theatre (2031 Fifth Ave.) in Harlem Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Millennials are the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the older generation known as baby boomers. Millennials have grown up alongside technology and social media, but, more importantly, they are the generation that could decide the election.
It feels as if I have been writing about the 2016 presidential election for years now. We now have less than a week before Election Day. There are currently four people running for the presidency, and many voters are still confused and displeased by the choices on the ballot. I do not normally publically endorse candidates, but for this incredibly important election I fully endorse Hillary Clinton to be the 45th president of the United States.
Voter turnout in the current election by African-Americans and criminal justice and policing were key issues in a recent poll by the African American Research Collaborative. The AARC, hosted by State Voices, is a unique collaborative consisting of pollsters, scholars, researchers and commentators.
The Swedish hit show “From Sammy with Love” comes to Harlem’s Apollo Theater for an exclusive one-night-only performance.
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If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, there are rumors afloat that it will spur a torrid reaction, some of which may have a portent of mayhem and violence.
Every year at this time we say we must vote. And every four years we say it is more important than ever. But this year it is different.
Voter turnout in the current election by African-Americans and criminal justice and policing were key issues in a recent poll by the African American Research Collaborative.
Nikkie Pryce is on a mission to help women with self-love and self-awareness through the use affirmation.
Wednesday, November 2
Police are treating the burning of a black church in Mississippi -- during which vandals spray-painted "Vote Trump" on an exterior wall -- as a hate crime, saying it amounts to an act of voter intimidation.
Following two terms of America’s first black president, our nation is at a historic turning point. If you doubt your place in determining what path we’ll go down, let me take you back to another historic time.
A dip in African-American turnout has knocked Democratic early voting numbers off their 2012 pace in key battleground states like North Carolina.
In a strong appeal to black voters on Wednesday, President Barack Obama warned that if Donald Trump wins the election next week, the Republican presidential nominee would undo his administration's legacy.
The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most Black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the “expansion of charter schools” until those schools meet criteria set forth by the NAACP.
Tuesday, November 1
In an exclusive interview with North Carolina’s African-American press, Hillary Clinton said the even though she is running to benefit all Americans, the first woman expected to be elected president of the United States on Nov. 8th does have a special focus on working with the African-American community and its leaders — both local and national — to improve employment, business, education, and other important quality of life issues.
On Monday, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Howard University, announced the results of the 2016 Howard University/NNPA National Black Voter Poll.
Let's be honest: You knew Beyoncé was going to shut it down for Halloween.
Outside Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota --- A prophecy warned that this time would come. A black snake would arrive to destroy the Earth. It is now slithering across this land, disturbing what's sacred and gearing up to poison the water.
Republican former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday slammed the FBI director's recent actions in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.