Tuesday, January 31
The nation will be watching closely when President Donald Trump reveals his nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday night.
Four years ago, Mrwan Alqaut had just immigrated to the U.S. from Egypt and was working as a busboy at a Burger King in New York. He now lives in Maryland, works as an electrical engineer and has recently been planning to buy a house.
While it was politically convenient for elected officials to show up in Tompkins Square Park Monday night and encourage residents out for an anti-Trump protest to go vote, it was also a realization for the people that they will only have their voice heard, according to them, in the voting booth.
Oprah Winfrey will contribute several stories to the coming season of "60 Minutes," CBS announced Tuesday.
Monday, January 30
Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's executive order curbing immigration in a statement on Monday, backing protesters who have taken to the nation's airports to express their displeasure with Trump's action on Friday.
When people have insurance they can see a doctor and deal with small problems before they become big ones. When people have insurance they know that an illness won’t leave them owing lots of money.
Reverend William Barber, the president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to make New York the first state in the country to adopt a tuition-free plan at both two-year and four-year public colleges.
The SAG red carpet was packed with star power, and CNN was right in the middle of it.
America's major airports became ground zero Sunday for a second consecutive day of protests against President Donald Trump's new immigration policies.
Friday, January 27
The death of a 3-year-old boy days after he was found in his Harlem apartment with bruises all over his body has been deemed a homicide, police said Friday.
An upcoming book by author and Duke University senior research scholar Timothy Tyson reveals startling new information about the infamous Emmett Till case.
Thursday, January 26
The wrap dress is in style this spring ’17. Singer/actress Beyoncé showed off her curves in designer Romeo Hunte’s shapely, striped style.
The Brooklyn Nets have found a variety of ways to lose games this season—in the third quarter, the fourth quarter, the final minutes and seconds of a game; by blowouts, by buzz beaters, by one point or two points.
The time is rapidly approaching for the Knicks’ honchos to decide if they will dismantle the team or keep the current roster intact and fight for a low playoff seed.
When Missy Traversi took the job as head coach of Adelphi University women’s basketball last May, she knew she was coming into a program on the rise. Accustomed to winning and looking to take it up another notch, in her first season as the Panthers’ head coach the team is an impressive 17-2 overall and 12-0 in NE 10 conference play.
In the week leading up to the NFC championship game, the Atlanta Falcons, the most dynamic and talent-laden offense in the NFL, were persistently queried as to how they would slow down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had carried his team to eight straight wins, including two in the playoffs, a 38-13 spanking of the New York Giants at home in their wild card game and a gripping 34-31 win in Dallas over the Cowboys in the divisional round.
Minutes after the Atlanta Falcons finished breaking down the highly respected Green Bay Packers Sunday, the New England Patriots began their dissection of Steeler Nation, busting out the Pittsburgh Steelers to close out the NFL’s championships.
The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in Washington Heights will be one of the most appealing and frequented venues in the tristate area over the next 10 weeks as it hosts several of the sport’s signature events, including the iconic Millrose Games Feb. 11 and the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet from March 10 through March 12.
Sandals Resorts International has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott, a modern, design-driven lifestyle brand, to the Caribbean.
Former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, packed a Chadian cargo plane with luxury cars and went into exile late Saturday, barely missing the West African regional troops on their way to remove him by force if necessary.
I can remember vividly the first time I met David. It was in the winter of 2002. My colleague Nancie and I were on the train coming from New York to D.C., and everyone on the train recognized me, and David, ever inquisitive, wanted to know who that guy was.
When you know you’re rocking something fresh, that air of confidence is sometimes misleading.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools.
The following remedies have been shown in many cases to heal as well as cure many medical conditions that are not always found in medical textbooks.
The nominations for the 89th Oscars have been announced, with three out of five actresses nominated under Best Supporting role being African-American—Viola Davis in “Fences,” Naomie Harris in “Moonlight” and Octavia Spencer in "Hidden Figures”—in competition with Nicole Kidman in “Lion,” and Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea.”
Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are people of their word, as witnessed by the 2017 Oscar nominee announcements.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at for that pioneering psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison-Ross at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where she served as a trustee and chairperson. Harrison-Ross died Jan. 14 at age 80.
Dylan Roof, the murderer of nine innocent praying churchgoers from Mother Emmanuel AME Church, has been sentenced to death for his heartless crime.
The “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, at the Majestic Theatre, has boldly cast the first African-American as Raoul (Jordan Donica) and the first Asian-American as Christine (Ali Ewoldt).
Camae Ayewa, better known as rapper, poet and producer Moor Mother Goddess, creates multi-tiered art installations that are complex and diversified.
It has been too long in coming but, at last, August Wilson’s “Jitney” has made it to Broadway. And “Jitney” is the best play there!
Like his fellow native Brooklynites (Cecil Payne, Max Roach and Randy Weston), the pianist Ed Stoute wears his Brooklyn badge of honor with distinction as he celebrates the jazz tradition with spirited inspiration.
It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to be taped live on national TV while competing in a life-changing cooking rivalry with several expert chefs, all to win the title along with a large cash prize. Just ask Jamaican chef Andre Fowles, who won the grand prize after battling in a few tournaments on the Food Network’s popular “Chopped” show.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a company formed in 1994 by resident choreographer Dwight Rhoden and dancer Desmond Richardson, kicks off its 23rd season at the Joyce Theater (Jan. 24-Feb. 5) with two distinctive new programs and a troupe of dancers that will knock your socks off.
There was a fundamental disconnect at the Trump inauguration, because there were mostly whites attendees at the event. Washington, D.C. is known as “the Chocolate City.” So where were the people of color?
Now that Trump has been sworn in as our country’s 45th President, what will this mean for Harlem and other communities around the nation?
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
Is it mid-January or what? Where’s the snow, sleet, below freezing temperatures? I just heard that the biggest iceberg ever is about to break free of the Arctic ice sheet. Really?
Three things brought to mind of the genius Benjamin Banneker. Last month Cyril deGrasse Tyson, the father of noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, died.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly members Kevin Cahill and Deborah Glick showed how they’ll oppose Trump—through their own policies.
Millions of people around the world participated in the Women’s March, with large crowds converging in places such as New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles, London and even Antarctica.
Another group of Americans that are worried about Donald Trump’s presidency? Fast-food workers.
Because of Taiwan’s strong business ties to the United States, Taipei, its capital, is the perfect gateway city to begin your exploration of Asia. However, staying for an extended amount of time is not necessary, even if you want to gain a good sense of the culture and the best the city has to offer. Instead, I suggest using Taipei as a launch pad and a place for an extended layover.
In a move signaling a shift in direction when it comes to the Department of Justice in the nation, President Donald Trump ordered a delay in the hearing of the Texas voter ID law case.
Listen … we are getting through these historical times together as best we can. Looking at the nightly news is like a horror movie you can only watch through the ever so slightly spread fingers of your hands as you cover your face.
The National Parks Service announced Wednesday, Jan. 11, that Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd., corner of 135th Street) was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It was one site among 24 nationwide to be recently so honored.
Closing arguments wrapped up Monday’s session at lower Manhattan’s One Police Plaza, concluding the weeklong departmental trial of the Caucasian NYPD cop, Richard Haste, who shot and killed an innocent, unarmed Black teenager in his Bronx home on Feb. 2, 2012.
There currently exists, it would appear, an air of defiance and need to triumph as unprecedented is the massive outrage that motivated more than a million people to take to the streets during and one day after the inauguration of controversial Twitter-friendly Donald Trump.
As the extravagant pomp and circumstance of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony commenced Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, tens of thousands demonstrated in stiff opposition across the country.
The Black Institute is partnering with Brooklyn City Council Member Mathieu Eugene for an immigration forum in Brooklyn Thursday, Jan. 26.
Long before John Lewis and 60-plus Democratic lawmakers decided they would not attend the inauguration of El Trumpeto as president of the United States, I had decided there was no way I would watch the launch of the country’s biggest soap opera, the new D.C. Reality TV show!
Accra, Ghana—In 1958, Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion presented a two-seater Piper Cub airplane to Ghana’s Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah as a birthday gift from the Israeli government.
Some might think Valentine’s Day is a throwaway holiday, created by a chocolate-flowers-cards consortium to get us to spend money unnecessarily.
The Women’s March turned out to be a bigger international stance against inequality than expected. All over the world, some are estimating that 3 million people marched Jan. 21, demanding equal rights and freedoms for all. There were some obvious sentiments about the newest president as well.
Jamaicans appear to be among the most anxious of Caribbean Community citizens who are rushing to obtain non-immigrant, or visitor, visas to the U.S., fearing that promised policy changes by the administration of President Donald Trump might make it harder to do so in the coming months.
Leo Pinkney is a local game changer. He is the founder and creator of the innovative nonprofit organization Kultivating Konfidence, “To improve the health and increase the vitality of our community’s residents, by teaching and utilizing agricultural and solar energy operations as a conduit to improving their overall quality of life.”
Sen. Parker celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with free community concert at Brooklyn College
On Martin Luther King Day, more than 2000 New York City residents joined State Sen. Kevin Parker (D, WF) for his 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert, in conjunction with the A Shared Dream Foundation.
The Schomburg Center hosted their 5th annual Black Comic Book Festival, expanded over two days. Comic fans of all ages thronged the colorful and informative event, which included many panels, booklets, festival T-shirts, authors, designers, illustrators and fellow aficionados.
All over the city communities celebrated the national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Donald Trump inauguration is the unapologetic installation of white supremacy in the White House. This ascendancy of Jim Crow racism is coupled with brazen declarations of the rights of big business and the banks to intensify their exploitation of all American workers under a false promise of “more jobs.”
Wednesday, January 25
President Donald Trump called on Wednesday for "a major investigation" into voter fraud, following through with baseless claims he has made since November's election alleging millions of illegal votes during the general election without citing any evidence.
Tuesday, January 24
President Donald Trump's refusal to let sleeping dogs lie now threatens to harm his presidency.
This year's Oscar nominations have thrust the conversation about diversity back into the limelight, but this time in a more positive context.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a $1 billion commitment to fix leaky roofs in New York City’s public housing complexes.
Monday, January 23
President Trump's executive order on Obamacare Friday reaffirmed his commitment to dismantle the health reform law. But it could have little tangible impact on the law... at least initially.
More than 4000,000 demonstrators march toward Trump Tower Saturday for the Women's March on NYC, one of the many protests happening throughout the nation.
More than a million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. And that doesn't include the many thousands of people who took part in the main event -- The Women's March on Washington -- for which there was no official crowd estimate.
The Atlanta Falcons spent 25 years playing in the Georgia Dome, and they saved their best for last.
ax season has officially begun and it’s time to find those deductibles and items that might help offset some of what you might have to pay the government by April 15.
Saturday, January 21
Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and around the world are joining marches Saturday to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump's presidency.
Hundreds of thousands of women are expected to march in Washington D.C. and other cities across the country this weekend to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights issues that many think are being threatened by the Trump administration.
Friday, January 20
A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in the bathroom of his New York City apartment says the last thing he wanted to do was pull the trigger.
atie Danziger, a mom of three in New York City, remembers when her daughter, a college senior, called last year as there were demonstrations around racial issues on campuses across the country.
Former President Barack Obama bid farewell to members of his staff Friday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland before departing with his family for a vacation in California.
Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy.
More than two dozen demonstrations, a record number, have been permitted for this week's inauguration of Donald Trump.
With a couple of four-day weekends quickly approaching, now is a great time to start planning a ski trip to the mountains.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
For 2018, Wonderlust is a trending mood. The theme reaches into the young, eager spirit of nature and adventure.
Anniesa Hasibuan was the first Muslim and the first Indonesian designer to show the hijabs on the NY Fashion Week runway. Born in Jakarta, July 30, 1986, she is the wife of Andika Surachman, a young entrepreneur.
It is not surprising that for Reggie Wilson’s latest work, “Citizen,” he begins by directing his audience to keep thinking about these unreasoned times in the Black man’s history.
The experience begins on the trip to the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, now all of 18 years old but still a hidden gem, run by Artur Aviles (artistic director) and Charles Rice-Gonzalez (executive director), that give emerging artists a platform to show their work. The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space.
Host Anthony Anderson is going to keep the comedy hot and topical Feb. 11 with the NAACP Image Awards, starting with a 90-minute live red carpet pre-show, which is followed by the star-studded, two-hour, live TV special, airing on TV One.
It needs some work but it’s a nice house: large rooms and furniture come with it. So the three college students who need a place to live decide to rent it.
President Obama departed the Oval Office for the final time Friday, slipping a letter for Donald Trump into the top drawer of his desk and striding toward the Residence.
President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours of head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website.
Thursday, January 19
President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.
It was only eight years ago when President Obama took office, but it seems like a lifetime. Smartphones were a luxury. Donald Trump was a reality TV star.
The second part of 2016 brought a second Pacific Northwest reunion with my bestie Raquel and nephew Spencer! I flew into SeaTac and we headed southwest for a weekend in Tenino and Olympia before returning to Seattle for a week of fun and food.
This year our annual Hollywood road trip will begin with the famed Sundance Film Festival, one of the most respected film festivals in the world.
Today is Barack Obama’s final full day as president of the United States. His historic election in 2008 as the 44th and first African-American president of this country elicited pride and a sense of self-determination among countless people of color around the world.
If 33-year-old Aaron Rodgers has been Superman the past several months, lifting the Green Bay Packers to nine straight wins, the Atlanta Falcons 31-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan has been Batman all season.
It was the lowest output of scoring by any of the four winning teams Sunday. It was the lowest scoring game of the four played, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to pull off another postseason win to advance to the AFC Championship Sunday against the New England Patriots.
The end of the first quarter nears. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets a steal off a DeMar DeRozan turnover. He gets down court with a running dunk.
Phil Jackson has patently established he is not the smartest guy in the room. The Knicks’ president is unquestionably intelligent, but by persistently channeling his inner Donald Trump, creating diversions in an attempt to deflect attention from the substantive issues that really ail his franchise, Jackson is presenting himself as imprudent and obtuse, and isn’t fooling anyone.
Playing Division I basketball is a daunting prospect, but that is only one piece of Janae McNeal’s life.
On a visit to her prenatal physician, Margaret Boeme and her husband received unwelcome news. Their unborn baby had a spinal tumor.
In just a few days, thousands of Republicans and Trump supporters will gather in Washington, D.C., to witness the swearing -n of the 45th president.
Many of the Democrats in Congress may not have needed a reason to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration, but his sharp retort to Rep. John Lewis has given them the cover they need.
Our city’s Pre-K for All program offers our youngest learners an opportunity to develop their social skills, explore science, learn routines and build their vocabulary.
From Donald Trump being elected as president to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, emotions have been scattered across a plane of sadness, joy and frustration.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played his last card.
Jan. 6, 2017, a day before the West African nation of Ghana changed leadership (President John Dramani Mahama lost the election to Nana Akufo-Addo), I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las Vegas.
Au revoir, President Obama. President Barack Hussein Obama, 55, departs the White House with a legacy of sweeping change and political controversy.
Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad was known for his work as the Black Power General and as a powerful Black activist. Jan. 12, his life, legacy and the 69th anniversary of his physical day were celebrated by local activists, community members and leaders of the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.
White America and the white media, for their comfort, have “frozen Dr. King in history” at his “I Have a Dream” speech and call for integration in 1963.
Recently, while browsing in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C., I bumped into a book lover who recognized me and asked me if I had ever heard of Clara Brown.
Initially, I was inclined to attend the inauguration of the 45th president of our great nation. Like most Americans, I have viewed presidential inaugurations as a ceremonial rite of passage, and representing the people of the 9th Congressional District of New York at the transition in the governance of our nation was understood as a tradition.
Let’s distinguish fact from fiction and separate out whining from winning. Vladimir Putin did not elect Donald Trump to serve as the next president of the United States.
Sometimes New Yorkers forget our history. They also forget that in this great city of change, anything can and does happen daily.
Leading up to the Senate confirmation hearings for potential Labor Secretary Andy Puzder, fast-food workers, New York City Council members and allies denounced his position and history of anti-labor behavior.
Lost amid the commemoration of a civil rights icon was his advocacy for labor rights. Some airport workers reminded the world of that this week.
On the precipice of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend, O’Shea Jackson, aka Ice Cube, revealed why and how one of his dreams is coming to fruition.
Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, internationally known as the Black Power General, was celebrated Jan. 12 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church on what would have been his 69th birthday.
I am still reveling in the fact that 2016 is over. It became a year when so many of our beloved friends and family passed on into the next dimension.
During the attack they “then kicked the coat hanger several times, forcing it farther into the victim’s body and causing rectal injuries that required treatment at a hospital,” reported KTVB in Boise, Idaho. On Oct. 23, 2015, at an Idaho high school, three white football players, John R. K. Howard, Tanner Ward and a juvenile accomplice, sodomized a mentally disabled Black teen on their team with a coat hanger.
Practically every aspect of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—his dignity, optimism, determination, ministry, courage, sermons, admonitions, guidance, dedication, hope and even his literary prowess—was invoked by a number of elected officials and activists Monday at the National Action Network.
Malcolm X Commemoration Committee press office Zayid Muhammad and chair Dequi Kioni Sadiki pen an open letter to President Barack Obama.
He was taken into custody alive, bought Burger King for a snack and now he gets to die. Social media erupted in excitement over the death sentence of Dylann Roof, because finally a white man would be held accountable for murdering innocent Black people.
As the United States’ first African-American president prepares to conclude his last days in the Oval Office this week, many across the country are staging demonstrations denouncing Donald Trump’s pending inauguration this Friday in the nation’s capital.
Post-prison support organization Getting Out and Staying Out and anti-gun-violence advocates Stand Against Violence East Harlem hosted their first ever hip-hop competition showcase Jan. 19.
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting its 21st Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of PP/POWs Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building
There’s a photo of Wayne State University’s College of Medicine graduating class in Detroit in 1959. Of the 66 graduates, there are two Black men, one white woman, and one Black woman—Phyllis Harrison.
Somewhere between the differing polarities of Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, two of America’s most engaging and controversial Black public intellectuals, is the truth of President Barack Obama’s legacy, the gist of his eight years in the Oval Office.
The NY Daily News in a story titled “The death of post-racial America” Jan. 15 said, “So even those who mourn the rise of Trump should celebrate the awakening. It’s an awakening to the fact that we are not a post-racial society.
“Anyone can dream of having their own business,” said Lookman Mashood. “But it takes dedication for your dreams to thrive.” Mashood is the owner of one of the eminent Nigerian restaurants in New York City.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
Hundreds of marchers gathered in Washington D.C. this past Saturday. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, in partnership with organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Urban League, Hip Hop Caucus, Planned Parenthood and others, led the “We Shall Not Be Moved” march.
Numbers, as we all know, are important in evaluating anything. They tend to take the guesswork out of a situation where opinions vary and conclusions differ.
As we approach Black History Month and reflect on the evolving nature of Harlem, with its current influx of a new generation of culturally and ethnic diverse residents, it’s worth reflecting back to a similar time a hundred years ago.
Wednesday, January 18
Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans?
Reports indicate that former State Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson has been sentenced to five years in prison over corruption charges.
Alex Liddell Jr. sang an Al Green song as he sorted through recently dry-cleaned uniforms -- deep crimson with Carolina blue accents -- for his marching band's biggest performance ever.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his final press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
A disciplinary trial has begun for a white New York City officer in a case that was an early catalyst for outrage over police use of deadly force against Black men.
The Secret Service has agreed pay $24 million to settle a racial discrimination case brought on by eight African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that the federal agency denied them job opportunities because of their race, according to court documents.
Tuesday, January 17
President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced or eliminated the sentences for hundreds more non-violent drug offenders.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't been coy about his vision for public schools: He wants them to become more like their private counterparts.
Monday, January 16
After a weekend clash with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, President-elect Donald Trump on Monday called on Americans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and "celebrate all of the many wonderful things that he stood for."
Sunday, January 15
Multiple reports indicate that Bishop Eddie Long has died.
Saturday, January 14
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday is telling President-elect Donald Trump she's not going -- to his inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him "all talk" and "no action" after Lewis said Trump was not a "legitimate" president.
Friday, January 13
The Chicago Police Department has unconstitutionally engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday, wrapping up a 13-month federal probe of a department that has been under heavy scrutiny over officer-involved shootings.
The Birmingham, Alabama, motel where Martin Luther King plotted how to resist and protest the city's and state's discriminatory laws against African Americans is becoming a national monument, the White House announced Thursday.
The House is set to vote Friday on a resolution that will begin the process of repealing Obamacare, though disagreement continues within the Republican Party on how best to proceed.
Thursday, January 12
The most recent episode of ABC's "black-ish" was not only the post-election episode viewers have been eagerly awaiting, it was also the one viewers may have needed.
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced Thursday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani "will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cybersecurity problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector."
Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, a leading figure in the development of urban social policy in New York City, who devoted his life to the empowerment of all those who were disenfranchised, died at his home in North Salem, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.
The Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and Penguin Random House Publishing will present a discussion with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of slain youth, Trayvon Martin.
When Black film pioneers are discussed, invariably Oscar Micheaux is mentioned. I’ve featured Micheaux in this column in the past, but one early actor and director who is rarely discussed is Spencer Williams Jr.
Three well-known retailers are closing stores around the country—and eliminating jobs.
Before his State of the State address in Manhattan Monday, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed his desire to make John F. Kennedy Airport “world-class.”
More than 200 people representing a coalition of interfaith clergy, moral leaders and activists marched Jan. 9 in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to reject the nomination of Alabama’s Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for the office of U.S. attorney general.
There is the imminent convergence of two very interesting dates: Jan. 15, the nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and five days later Donald Trump is inaugurated as America’s 45th president.
She’s an “intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.
Historians regularly refer to the Haitian Revolution as the most prominent and successful slave rebellion against European imperialism ever in the Western Hemisphere.
With just over a week left before Barack Obama, the United States’ first American-African commander in chief leaves the Oval Office, local activists are appealing to him to grant clemency to “political prisoner of war” Dr. Mutulu Shakur, who has been incarcerated since Feb. 12, 1986.
It’s a new year, and time for a new you, especially if you have been waiting for the right time to get fit. At the Harlem YMCA, Phyllis Spencer Lennon is offering several ways to get your mind, body and spirit healthy.
The Museum at FIT’s exhibit, “Black Fashion Designers,” on view now through March 16, 2017, is a compelling examination of the significance and unrecognized impact that African-American designers have had on fashion.
I told some of my friends where I was going next weekend, and I got a mix of bewilderment (“Ugh! Enjoy?”), concern (“Don’t go. Nothing good can come of it.”) and amusement (“You might become a pet Negro celebrity, of sorts. At least on Facebook.”). All comments were entirely valid and understandable responses to what seemed to be an insane notion: To go witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States of America.
In “Critique of Pure Reason,” Immanuel Kant wrote, “... knowledge therefore of every understanding, or at least of the human understanding, must be by means of concepts, not intuitive, but discursive.”
When I was a teenager, I thought I was being clever by planning a party in my parents’ apartment in Harlem when they were out of town on vacation.
Farewell 2016. As we take a retrospective look back at the year that was, we can only conclude that this one was a rough one.
Each year, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the nation’s capital, and on Jan. 14, the holiday celebration will be joined by thousands assembling there to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Before the Christmas holiday, Nigerian authorities reported that 21 of 276 Chibok girls had been released by the Boko Haram.
Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. What can you do to promote that? It is a good way to start off your New Year’s resolutions.
For more than 125 years after it was founded in 1847 as “the Free Academy,” the City University of New York (CUNY)—the largest urban public university system in the United States—had remained tuition-free, providing a critical path to quality higher education for the children of New York’s poor and working-class families who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
The Friends of Frederick E. Samuel Foundation, Inc. successfully kicked off their fourth season of Harlem Got Talent, a neighborhood youth music program.
The Local Development Corporation of East New York is hosting a fashion and beauty business workshop.
Mott Hall High School in Harlem is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Men to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday to Motivate Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
Local activists are preparing to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad this Thursday, Jan. 12, the 69th anniversary of his birthday, at the House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered the first of his many State of the State addresses in Manhattan this past Monday.
More than 100,000 are expected to attend the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
What a year, that 2016! She giveth and taketh away. There are the most evident topics, which don’t need addressing here. Suffice it to say, we shall see what the next four years have in store for us. Let’s just vibrate within the pages of AmNewsFOOD for now.
When most people think of vacationing in the Bahamas, they think of the over-commercialized—and extremely expensive—Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, or some exclusive cruise ship beach that lacks culture and is nothing more than a place to rack up cheap souvenirs.
Kerry Washington had a party-filled weekend. Jan. 6, the “Scandal” star attended the Obamas’ final soiree at the White House.
The annual International Jazz Plaza de la Habana attracts musicians from around the world.
Grammy Award winner Gordon Chambers is a man of love, a man of God and a songwriter/storyteller with enough life lessons, trials and tribulations and success and glory to make for a great autobiography and motion picture.
It has been announced that late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Harlem School of the Arts is a one-of-a-kind institution in Harlem. HSA, which has been around since 1964, is a leading example of arts, community and collective creative forces joining together under one roof.
Musicals are not made for everyone. You need to have a romantic soul and therefore be open to applauding the effort, no matter how strained and thready the end product might be.
Rapidly becoming one of the most highly anticipated yearly family events for many, the Black Comic Book Festival returns to the Schomburg Jan. 13 and 14.
It’s been a hard, competitive month of basketball in terms of scheduling and the teams on their schedule for the Brooklyn Nets.
Derrick Rose will return to game action at Madison Square Garden tonight (Thursday) for the first time since his abrupt and brief exit from the Knicks on Monday. Ironically, he will face his former team, the Chicago Bulls.
When a YouTube video posted when you were nine has received more than 44 million views, what’s next? For figure skater Starr Andrews, the answer is the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that begin Jan. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.
The AFC and NFC postseason games get amped up this weekend—division games, the second round of competition on the road to the Super Bowl Feb. 5.
The New York Giants’ first playoff appearance in five years was short-lived. The Green Bay Packers dismissed the Giants by 38-13 at Lambeau Field last Sunday in what was the NFL’s marquee matchup on the opening weekend of the playoffs.
Recently, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was quite vocal about his disapproval of the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report, which analyzes and critiques the calls and officiating of its referees.
We are living in a culture of celebrity worship. In this culture, personalities such as Kim Kardashian are famous for being famous, and an egomaniacal, reality television star has ascended to the presidency of the United States.
From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.
Ben Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate, will sit before a Senate committee Thursday morning to make the case that he should be confirmed to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mount Sinai Health System recently announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians.
From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”
In a matter of days, the administration of El Trumpeto will become the dreaded reality for many Americans.
Caribbean Community leaders have finalized the date for their annual half yearly summit in Guyana in mid-February, and a number of key agenda items, including Britain’s impending departure from the European Union and Caribbean relations with the incoming Donald Trump Administration, are likely topics of discussion, officials said this week.
St. Lucia’s longest-running dive operation, Scuba St. Lucia, has received the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Green Star Award for its dedication to conservation.
As the nation prepares to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy this upcoming Monday, a closer look is taken at his fearless freedom struggles.
I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the impending Trump-Pence presidency, and the nonstop media coverage doesn’t seem to tell me much more than a few random tweets and the latest antics of a 70-year-old man who acts like a petulant child.
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In his nearly hour-long farewell address Tuesday evening in Chicago at McCormick Place, President Barack Obama recounted his eight years in office with his customary grace and dignity. While he mentioned President-elect Donald Trump only once by name, the massive audience was attuned to his nuances and the subtleties that alluded to the incoming president.
When Roy Ennis, a native of the Virgin Islands, first emerged on the political scene as a member of Congress of Racial Equality, he was a steadfast opponent of racism and discrimination and a loyalist in the ranks of civil rights activists.
As Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, leaves office, he made it abundantly clear in his farewell address that he was optimistic about the future and his commitment to progress.
In these trying times, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have never been more vital to our collective sanity.
Although there’s always been a need for more women to be in elected office, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run made that call even louder.
Wednesday, January 11
Those whom Dylann Roof hurt the most had the chance to address the convicted killer before his Wednesday sentencing, with one of the victims' sisters calling him "among the worst kind of evil."
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker gave an impassioned and unprecedented plea to the Senate on Wednesday to vote against Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general and his fellow senator, Jeff Sessions.
President Obama's farewell speech. President-elect Trump's strategy on government inaction. And Team Trump's influence over state party organizations.
Tuesday, January 10
Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death.
The changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. continues as Representative Cedric Richmond (LA -02) prepares to lead the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as chairman for the 115th Congress.
The legendary musician Prince was no pauper.
Reflecting on the legacy of President Barack Obama, Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke Tuesday of his pride in what America's first black president has accomplished.
One officer was a mother known for working with youth in the Orlando community.
Monday, January 9
New York City African-American business leaders, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Google, Facebook, Infor and AT&T, have launched an initiative to offer free admission to the critically-acclaimed feature, Hidden Figures, for over 25,000 students in New York.
Officials are investigating after a black puppet was found hanging by its neck in a room where a northern New Jersey high school’s girls basketball team was changing before a game.
Don Cravins, the National Urban League’s senior vice president for policy, challenged members of the U.S. Senate, particularly the Senate’s 46 Democrats, on the lack of minority hiring in their senior staff positions at a two-hour forum on Capitol Hill.
An Orlando police officer searching for a murder suspect was gunned down Monday, and a sheriff's deputy looking for her killer also died, authorities said.
In the wake of continued allegations of discrimination and racism in Hollywood, several Black films and entertainers took home awards at Sunday's Golden Globes.
Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden says she doesn't expect Clinton to run for New York mayor -- or anything else, ever again.
Sunday, January 8
It went from threatening a glancing blow to requiring an army of snow blowers.
Friday, January 6
Michelle Obama gave her final White House remarks in an emotional speech Friday, thanking her supporters and saying, "being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I've made you proud."
Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport, and law enforcement sources tell CNN the suspect had brought the firearm in his checked luggage.
Several comrades of renowned Harlem activist Brother Morris Thutmose Powell reflected on his life-long efforts this past Monday at Harlem’s UCLA, the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue. Powell joined the ancestors May 23 while in Namibia, Africa, where he had been residing as a guest of President Sam Nujoma for the past several years.
Back in April 14, 2014, nearly 300 high school girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, Boko Haram is a terrorist group that wants to increase Islamic practices and get rid of anything that is associated with Western society. The group has been in Nigeria for years, but the abduction of the Chibok girls caught worldwide attention.
The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.
When you have a resourceful corps of colleagues and comrades, you can keep up with current events, stay abreast of breaking news and be in touch with your history and culture.
Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.
New Yorkers are about to lose one of their last excuses for not responding to work calls.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New York City Department of Correction captain and two officers have been sentenced to five years’ probation for covering up an assault on an inmate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Thursday, January 5
Earlier this month, Walmart received a perfect 100 score on the Human Right Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. At the same time, the retail giant was settling an LGBT-discrimination lawsuit.
Many New Yorkers were celebrating the increase in state minimum wage beginning Dec. 31, 2016, this week, but incoming President-elect Donald Trump might make their hard-fought victory moot.
We in 1199SEIU refer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as our North Star. We constantly ask ourselves, what would Dr. King do?
Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.
As if to shore up his legacy, President Obama, over the remaining days of his tenure, has made some memorable moves, many of which could have come earlier according to some of his supporters.
Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.
Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
Since he was tried, convicted and sentenced to prison in 1925, Marcus Garvey has maintained an iconic presence in U.S. and world history.
Citing accusations of voter suppression tactics and opinions on voter fraud, six civil rights activists occupied Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, Ala. Members of the NAACP and NAACP Alabama State Conference were protesting Sessions’ record on voting rights and criminal justice reform.
International designer Vivienne Tam is known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West concepts in her collections.
Harlem boutique Bébénoir just opened a second store at 2064 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (between 124th and 125th streets), New York City.
This article was inspired by my work with children on the autism spectrum, specifically African- American children.
The great challenge of our nation is to ignite the hope of upward mobility and the realization of one’s personal potential. Housing opportunities are at the core of how we meet this challenge.
This King Day weekend we are summoned, by divine mandate and history and to breathe new life into the movement embodied in the life and by the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Food Bank for New York City celebrated the donation of thousands of diapers during Brewer’s first holiday diaper drive.
The 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa was celebrated all over the world and all across the city in New York.
Happy New Year! If you are anything like me, the new year couldn’t come soon enough. Just to show how tough 2016 was, instead of getting the heck out of Dodge, the year hung around an extra moment.
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Transportation Committee, announced the introduction of a new bill to curb hit-and-runs in New York City, as well as plans to introduce several other bills shortly.
The New York State HBCU Initiative is presenting its third annual Intro to HBCU event Friday, Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, located at 1 Larkin Center.
The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn is launching a 1,000-day prayer vigil for the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria in 2014.
As we all know, the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is on Jan. 15.
The bill had bipartisan support. Activists and advocates from various parts of New York State stood by the bill.
Minority groups and activists are gearing up ahead of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 21.
The Purina Animal Nutrition Center is an organization that is located in hills of Gray Summit, Missouri. Since 1894, when the organization began, the focus on and care of animals, such as providing healthy diet, has gradually increased.
Brooklyn has 232 listings of pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other setups, more than any other borough in New York City, according to foodpantries.org which provides a directory.
The marching band of a small historically black college in Alabama will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, the school's president announced Thursday.
There is no time like the first week of the year to set your intentions and get your affairs in order.
Happy New Year! You know how the holidays go.
Chances are, when you think about vacationing in Miami you’re probably actually thinking of vacationing on South Beach, but for a good reason.
Tameka “Tiny” Harris has reportedly filed for divorce from husband, rapper Clifford “T.I” Harris, after six years of marriage.
The Jazz Gallery, known for introducing its audiences to exciting young guns and those musicians who refuse to follow the Merriam-Webster definition of a “conformist”, will present its Inaugural Jazz on Film Festival Jan. 6 and Jan. 7.
The largest museum retrospective to date of the work of American artist Kerry James Marshall (born 1955) is currently showing at the Met Breuer as a cornerstone of its inaugural season.
The early and positive word-of-mouth had done its job—effectively and affectionately—for the documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” which screened at the 2016 New York Film Festival. The house was packed.
Talk about a long nap: the 5000 passengers and crew on the Starship Avalon are on a 120-year voyage from Earth to their new outer-space home.
There is no denying the powerful impact of A24’s drama “Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
The year 2016 was full of brilliance for Blacks in theater. The year began with the phenomenal work of Lydia R. Diamond, “Smart People,” which was presented by Second Stage Theater and starred African-Americans Mahershala Ali and Tessa Thompson, along with Joshua Jackson and Anne Son.
Immediately after Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, a 30-10 win against a division rival on the last day of the regular season, Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles was asked about the future of his coaching staff, specifically offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s return.
By any objective measure, the New York Giants have already had a successful campaign.
Coach Tim Shanahan cautions that it’s early in the season, but at present the College of Staten Island women’s basketball team sits atop the CUNY Athletic Conference standings at 4-0 in conference play.
OK, it’s official. It’s confirmed. The Brooklyn Nets are officially in last place in the Eastern Conference, at the bottom, 15th in a field of 15—a new year in a brand-new space.
The Knicks better find answers immediately for their inability to stop opponents from scoring with impunity, or their season will reach the point of no return very soon.
This season’s Super Bowl is just five weekends away, Sunday, Feb. 5. It will be held in NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans, who have qualified for the 2016-17 playoffs, the postseason, but even if they win Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Oakland Raiders, they’ll need to buy tickets or get comped for entry into sport’s biggest game.
Despite the best planning and frequent weather checks, the erratic weather of winter may still catch you in a snowstorm and leave you stranded in a vehicle on the road. If that happens, your efforts need to be focused on staying warm and awake.
I’ll bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, you are protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.
It’s just gotten more expensive to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Happy New Year immigrants!
When cabinet ministers meet in Port of Spain, the Trinidad capital, early in January, they will spend time considering an intelligence report identifying nearly 200 locals with alleged links to international terrorism.
One of the more popular hotels in the Cayman Islands has become even more endearing to guests since a recent upgrade to its common and breakfast areas.
In the heart of Harlem is a sacred place of joy and childhood memories for all. Grandma’s Place is an authentic toy store in Harlem with toys and books aimed at providing a lifetime experience.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
For far too many New Yorkers who are trying to make ends meet, it’s a vicious circle that always comes up short.
There is no denying the powerful impact of A24’s drama “Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
In the heart of Harlem is a sacred place of joy and childhood memories for all. Grandma’s Place is an authentic toy store in Harlem with toys and books aimed at providing a lifetime experience.
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Addressing a standing room only crowd Dec. 28, at the National Action Network in Harlem, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the organization, drew rounds of applause, and his words had particular resonance when he introduced the guest speaker, Maulana Karenga, and his concept of Kwanzaa and nguzo saba, the seven principles.
It was only the third and fourth days of January 2017 when two “police-involved shootings” claimed the lives of two Black males in Brooklyn. As Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill tout a reduction in crime in the city overall, at the same time members of Communities United for Police Reform are demanding police policy evolution and accountability.
Wednesday, January 4
It's that time of year when many of us take a cold, hard look at our lives -- and, more important, our vices -- to set a goal we believe will make us healthier or happier in the year ahead.
Mariah Carey is breaking her silence on her botched New Year's Eve performance.
Omarosa Manigault will join President-elect Donald Trump's White House team in a role expected to focus on public engagement, a senior level transition source told CNN on Wednesday.
More than 100 people were hurt Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and was knocked off the tracks during the morning commute.
Tuesday, January 3
Janet Jackson has given birth to a baby boy, according to People magazine.
The NAACP is staging a sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama, office of US Sen. Jeff Sessions to protest Sessions' nomination as US attorney general.
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make free tuition a reality at New York's public colleges.
Supporters and critics alike may eventually come to view President Barack Obama’s two-term White House tenure the same way.
Sunday, January 1
The most popular New Year's resolutions made year after year is to FINALLY get in shape and lose those extra pounds.