Wednesday, May 31
WGN America's overhaul has officially begun.
There is nothing unusual about a new president arriving in Washington with a promise to right the perceived wrongs of his predecessors.
NYPD sergeant is expected to face charges in the death of Deborah Danner, a woman with a history of mental illness who was shot at her Bronx home last year, police sources confirmed Wednesday.
Lauryn Hill and Nas are ready to rule the world.
Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014, was fired Tuesday after an investigation found that he was guilty of violating rules when he applied to be a cadet, Cleveland Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath said.
EBONY Heads West, Leaves Chicago for Los Angeles
Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City.
Tuesday, May 30
As tears streamed down her cheeks, Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light-rail train after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab.
Lesley McSpadden always wanted to finish school, but the timing was never right.
Narrowly focused on the last few years of his life, "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland" labors to humanize the King of Pop, acknowledging eccentricities but portraying him as an object of sympathy.
Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute. This is true for everyone, no matter what age, year round.
Baltimore may follow "in the footsteps of New Orleans" and remove the city's Confederate monuments, the city's mayor says.
It's an instinct that comes naturally to good Samaritans: When you see one stranger attacking another with racist or religious epithets, you try to protect the victim.
Golfer Tiger Woods, arrested on Memorial Day in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence, said alcohol was not involved and he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."
Texas ended its contentious legislative session Monday as protesters packed into the state Capitol over a new ban on sanctuary cities, and lawmakers erupted into a heated argument with alleged death threats on the House floor.
Even though Black women lost ground in the labor market last month, the unemployment rate for Black workers dipped below 8 percent for the first time since January 2017, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
Monday, May 29
Memorial day is a day that is set aside to honor those who fought in for the United States Military.
Friday, May 26
TechCrunch Disrupt NY hosted their first private concert at the Webster Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 17. Megastar Jidenna and Local Natives performed from 8 p.m. to 11pm.
I cannot think of a better gift today, on my birthday, than to not only have celebrated the successful third annual Harlem EatUp!
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When discussing the tenor saxophone’s soul or its rhythm and blues swing vernacular, it is necessary to bring both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt into the conversation.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson for her role as Cynthia in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat,” playing at Studio 54 on West 54th Street.
“Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s latest work, is an intensely written and flawlessly performed drama. It will make you laugh and cry as it tells a real story of real people’s lives.
Alabama -- one of the Southern states steeped in controversy over the public display of Confederate monuments -- now has a law protecting these and other old landmarks.
This birth announcement won't fit on your standard 5x7 greeting card.
The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
I am 27 and just graduated from law school with about $175,000 in student loans.
Big-name sponsors are yanking their support from New York's 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade after organizers decided to honor a man labeled by U.S. officials as a terrorist.
Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won't pass.
Hoping to retire before you turn 70? Too bad.
Rachel Norwood doesn't like her 10-year-old son walking home alone through their Chicago neighborhood. In Englewood, a distance of a few blocks can make a huge difference.
For years, students complained, saying University of Maryland officials needed to do more to prevent or respond to racist incidents on campus.
On Tuesday, May 30th, The Mobilization For Mumia, a coalition of human rights groups in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, will host a press conference and rally at the Philadelphia District Attorney's
The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon Black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.”
After a third day of the jury selection process Bill Cosby criminal trial, all 12 jurors have been chosen. It was a day filled with high-drama and even several outbursts of laughter by the embattled comedian and others.
The cell phone videos show the underbelly of American society. Racist vitriol, mostly directly at Latinos, shared on social media.
Thursday, May 25
There is no worst start to a trip than arriving to your destination without your luggage. Airlines are notorious for often delaying your luggage’s travel, or losing it all together.
At New York Fashion Week, there were several new designers on the bill. Jonathan Simkhai’s presentation was created for the modern woman.
At the Swedish Residence on Park Avenue at 64th Street, designer Gudrun Sjödén’s fall ’17 collection was recently introduced by Leif Pagrotsky, the consul general of Sweden, with a continental breakfast. Sjödén presented sneak-peak of her summer ’17 collection on a warm, sunny, 92-degree morning.
A special homage to the great Billie Holiday kicked off the 2017 Harlem EatUp! Festival at the Apollo last week.
The Heffley family—Dad (Tom Everett Scott), Mom (Alicia Silverstone), older brother (Charlie Waters), Greg, the diary writer, himself (Jason Drucker) and younger brother (Dylan and Wyatt Walters)—take off from their middle-class abode to travel to Grandma Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebration. The multiday journey in the family auto turns into an endurance and even a test of survival.
Terror is back, the alien type of terror. Do you remember the terrifying image of a larva alien exploding out of a bloody human body—ravenous—and moving like a bullet in search of a new host?
There are some actors who could—literally—read anything and make it exciting.
African-American actress Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson star in the teenage romance in “Everything, Everything” as a pair of adorable kids in the first blush of puppy love.
The founding director of BalletAfterDark, Tyde-Courtney Edwards, is bent of telling her story and letting those who may be in the same situation know that there are options.
It seems like each week brings a new set of mini-hurricanes from the president and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Stefani Zinerman has worked with Robert E. Cornegy since former President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012. After the Obama campaign, Cornegy wanted to run for City Council, and hired Zinerman as his petition and campaign manager.
Outdoor exercise, brought on by the warmer weather, may help to achieve better bone health, as well as improved muscle tone and weight control.
If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers, although they do not have any 24-carat diamonds wrapped around them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life.
The Golden State Warriors were good enough and talented enough to sweep through every round of the NBA’s Western Conference postseason since April 16 to be where they are today, home, preparing for nine days for the NBA Finals, which begin next June 1.
When the Cleveland Cavaliers carried out an utter dismantling of the Boston Celtics on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals by a total of 57 points, including a ridiculous 130-86 thrashing in Game 2, it seemed that playing Game 3 and 4 in Cleveland was a mere formality.
The NCAA Outdoor Regional Championships take place today through Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Three members of the track and field team from St. John’s University will take part: Maya Stephens in the 400 meters, Adriana Wright in the 100-meter hurdles and Nyla Woods in the hammer throw. They hope to advance to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships to be held in Eugene, Ore. next month.
Up against the Minnesota Lynx, three-time WNBA Champions, the New York Liberty’s lack of cohesion coupled with an ailing Tina Charles led to a 90-71 loss.
In a time when college and professional football is under intense scrutiny for its inherent violence and unethical practices by respective medical staffs, Myron Rolle may someday be at the forefront reshaping the game.
He’s labeled “the best basketball player in the world” and affectionately called King.
OTAs, the off-season training sessions implemented by NFL teams to help develop players and make them better has begun.
The Giants can only hope that Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t experience the same fate as the Mets’ Matt Harvey.
Last Friday morning, a caravan of vehicles trekked from the corner of 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem up to Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester County to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s May 19 birthday.
Passed almost two months ago as part of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, raising the age of adult criminal responsibility for non-violent felons isn’t as simple as it might look.
After being accused of halting progress of Democrats in Albany, the Independent Democratic Conference released a video to prove they support a liberal agenda.
It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College’s Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.
Not until Elizabeth Dowling Taylor published her book, “The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era” (Amistad Press, 2017) was I aware of Murray and his role in the Black elite of Washington, D.C. as well as his creative promotion of African-American literature and culture.
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Fighting nationally and locally, 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke out on behalf of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and for new legislation in New Jersey that would increase wages for airport workers.
Hoping for a better contract, AT&T workers used this past weekend to show why they matter.
Rutgers University, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Center of New Jersey and the Partnership for Mental and Child Health of Northern New Jersey are hosting the conference “Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey: Past, Present and Future,” Friday, June 2, at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.
Last week, more damaging revelations surfaced suggesting that President Trump is careening dangerously toward impeachment.
Ghanaians who have overstayed their U.S. visas are facing a new Trump administration push to deport hundreds or thousands of Africans, including those from countries stricken by the Ebola epidemic in 2014.
A week ago Wednesday, April Ryan, Washington bureau chief of American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst, held a conversation on politics, race relations and motherhood with The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of The Links and others at Mist Harlem.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on conservative talk radio Wednesday—in advance of any announcement from the Trump administration—to announce that he will be accepting a position as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Partnership and Engagement.
A new day has dawned in the Middle East. On the heels of Donald Trump’s first visit to Israel as president of the United States, it is evident that the game has changed. America is right back where it belongs—at Israel’s side.
The time is now for America’s legislative body at the state and local levels to bring a full stop to the endless harassment and killing of Black children at the hands of the men and women in law enforcement sworn to protect and serve them.
Democracy is being challenged in America, and it appears the rule of law does not apply to President Trump and his administration.
It could be effectively argued that visuals destroyed the process of visualization. This theory, once applied closely to the arts, as video popularity sometimes supplanted that of the song it was to support, has trickled into everyday life.
May 8, 2017, the Northside Center for Child Development, a local nonprofit based in Harlem that has provided early childhood education, behavioral health and enrichment services to low-income New York City children and their families for more than 70 years, held their annual gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
The Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosted its annual gala Friday at Pier 60.
Here we are, in the merry merry month of May. This month is the time we celebrate our mothers, May graduates and all of those who have served and died for our country as members of the military. Memorial Day is also a good time to recognize the cost of war.
Bronx Council Member Andy King and his staff are hosting Constituent Services Night every other week in different NYCHA housing developments in the 12th Council District.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center hosted a community open house May 24 to celebrate its new state-of-the-art ambulatory facility.
The grand finale of Bronx Week 2017 took place Sunday with the annual induction ceremony and Bronx Week Parade.
The December 12th Movement is hosting African Liberation Day Friday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Sistas’ Place.
A jury was selected Wednesday for comedian Bill Cosby's June 5 trial.
If the Senate is poised to reject President Trump’s American Health Care Act that narrowly passed in the House by four votes, they should feel equally resistant to his budget proposal, with its severe cuts planned for the nation’s poor.
A report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union May 8 reveals that the NYPD in city schools are handcuffing Black and Hispanic students disproportionately to their Caucasian counterparts.
The deep, resonant sound of African drums and the rhythmic pounding of some 50 dancers’ feet make the floor and walls of the Brooklyn Academy of Music fourth floor rehearsal studio reverberate.
In his speech last Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, President Trump, after saying he was not there to lecture the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, did just that.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has imposed a five-tier threat level and announced that yet another attack is likely.
Brian Benjamin is Harlem’s newest politician, winning by a landslide in the special election Tuesday to replace the seat vacated by District 30 State Sen. Bill Perkins, who was elected to the City Council.
Wednesday, May 24
Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 29th Annual Fleet Week.
Brian Benjamin is Harlem’s newest politician winning a landslide in the special election on Tuesday to replace the seat vacated by District 30 State Senator Bill Perkins who was elected to the city council.
For decades, many travelers to New York City have limited their excursions to Manhattan neighborhoods south of Central Park.
Residents of Flint, Michigan have very little to celebrate, three years after the water crisis in the city made national headlines.
"Dancing with the Stars" has wrapped up what could go down as one of the most surprise-filled seasons in its 24-season history.
Tuesday, May 23
Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks?
For decades, he was one of America's most popular entertainers. Now, Bill Cosby is facing trial on sexual offense charges that could land the comedian in prison for the rest of his life.
Today should have been the day Richard Collins III walked across a stage in a cap and gown.
An 8-year-old described as a "beautiful little girl" has been named as one of the 22 people killed in a vicious bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.
Monday, May 22
A judge has denied bond for a white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a young black student at a campus bus stop.
Comedian Bill Cosby arrived in a courtroom here Monday as jury selection began in his assault trial.
Rep. Al Green played recordings at a town hall on Saturday of racist threats he received after recently calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday in Las Vegas and oh what a night.
Don't act like you didn't know Beyoncé was going to shut it down when it came to her baby shower.
A jury acquitted a white Tulsa police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man because there was no evidence the officer acted outside her training, the jury foreman said in a letter released Friday.
Friday, May 19
“We can’t play like that and expect to compete for a championship,” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team’s opening game of the 2017 WNBA season. Although the Liberty was victorious 73-64 over the San Antonio Stars, the coach felt the effort was disappointing on every level.
Even Walt Frazier’s satirical splendor couldn’t move the basketball gods to elevate the Knicks into one of the top spots in the NBA Draft, which will be held June 22.
WNBA teams and the league’s players have always been known for their community outreach. Last week, the New York Liberty stepped it up with all the players, coaches and management participating in a large-scale community initiative. The players were matched with organizations or causes about which they are passionate.
With all of the celebration, the pomp and the circumstance, the remembrances and wonderfully kind words this past weekend for retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, whose number is also now retired, I can’t help but be reminded of Jeter’s appearance with Bernie Williams on one of the hilarious episodes of “Seinfeld,” a television show now in reruns.
Blaine Gabbert’s signing with the Arizona Cardinals last week brings one question to mind: Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by NFL owners?
As Donald Trump continues his political decompensation, prominent sports figures have been unwavering in lending their voice to the resistance of his authoritarian and regressive ideology that has placed American democracy and the well-being of the masses in peril.
The runaway locomotive that is the Cleveland Cavaliers led by its motorman, LeBron James, has thus far obliterated everything in its path this postseason.
They each took a different road to get here. They each secured a top-seeded position, and then advanced to these NBA Conference Finals—East and West.
Patients who have struggled in the past with medical and mental health challenges and who live in the Harlem community recently came to Touro to speak with medical and pharmacy students about their experiences being treated in nursing homes, prisons and other facilities.
Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be caused by dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes or a host of other irritants that might be in the air. However, there is one cough that is caused by a condition that is often overlooked.
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies hosted its latest installment of Personally Speaking entitled “The First 100 Days: Examining the Impact of Trump’s Urban Agenda”
This past Sunday, many of us celebrated the amazing women in our lives.
Bedford Academy High School in Brooklyn enjoys a prominence for its exceptional student accomplishments and its strict educational curriculum.
Sneakerscustom.com is a new, innovative way to generate income for schools, organizations or anyone with aspirations of making their own sneaker brand.
Harlem Shake has been holding down the corner of 124th and Lenox Avenue for some time.
Whenever you are flying across the country, or across the world, being prepared for a long flight is the best way to get through one.
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Matthew Whitaker, the 16-year-old pianist/organist and composer, can easily captivate his audience within minutes. He is that good.
Though hard to believe, Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, has held this role for seven years now.
FIT’s Fashion of the Future runway show was amazing! With five specializations, including knitwear, sportswear, intimate apparel, special occasion and children’s wear, the top fashion designers of the 2017 graduating class put on quite a show. The looks were innovative.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia recently kicked off its Resort ’18 collections. Designer Dion Lee opened the event and debuted his dashing collection at the Sydney Opera House to more than 500 national and international industry media, buyers and VIP guests.
Vocalist and frontman for The Purple Xperience, Marshall Charloff, was a teenager when he first met Prince. Little did he know that 30 years later he would perform as Prince in The Purple Xperience, a tribute act fostered by Matt “Doctor” Fink, Prince’s scrubs-wearing keyboardist from the band The Revolution.
In Hollywood, big-budget, sci-fi films that have the universal “geek” stamp of approval—i.e., Marvel—don’t require a strong script.
There is a notion that all the work that’s done by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is aimed at producing the speculator Oscar celebration, but there is much, much more to know about the Academy than just the pursuit of the famed gold man, Oscar.
Do hip-hop and food go together like a hot dog and a bun? Ask Miss Info, a hip-hop insider and the host of “Food Grails,” the new show on Complex Networks that explores the convergence of pop culture, race and class and how these forces shape a city’s culinary identity.
For many longtime fans, the most difficult thing to accept about Prince’s untimely passing was the prospect of never attending another live concert by the artist.
I spoke on the phone with Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda protégé and spiritual student Surya Botofasina about how Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda touched his life as his guru and musical teacher.
Reports indicate that white Tulsa, Okla. police officer Betty Shelby, who was acquitted this week for the killing of unarmed Black Terrence Crutcher, is keeping her job.
No, nothing salacious to read here. Just some media folks checking out the upper Harlem restaurants participating in the Ultimate Grand Tasting of the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival, culminating in live jazz and even more food at Ginny’s Supper Club.
Thursday, May 18
The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Saturday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 81st anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his immeasurable influence is still felt today.
Community was the central focus of Sister Tohma Y. Faulkner’s life.
An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people injured Thursday when a speeding car plowed into pedestrians Manhattan's bustling Times Square, city officials said.
Brian Benjamin is poised to become Harlem’s newest elected official and a sign of the new generation coming to uptown politics.
Organized by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the Sons of Afrika (firstname.lastname@example.org), the annual visit to Malcolm X’s gravesite in Hartsdale, N.Y., will occur Friday, May 19.
The stars were out last Wednesday as Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at Gotham Hall in Midtown and honored actor Jeffrey Wright and famed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Think Detroit and invariably the next thought is automobiles and the Motown Recording Company. Say Motown, and Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson come to mind.
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Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced one of the first documented protections for freelance workers.
Monday, 32BJ joined fast food workers at City Hall to deliver 3,000 messages to the New York City Council calling on council members to pass a law enabling industry workers to fund their own nonprofit organization with paycheck deductions.
A street in Newark is renamed after late beloved dancer Eric “Uggie” Bowens, who was fatally shot in November. His killers have not been brought to justice as no arrests have been made in the shooting.
Taleah Everett, a woman whose family members said suffers from psychotic episodes, was driving erratically two months ago near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., when Capitol Police, fearing a possible terrorist act, shot at her car to stop it. Everett, 20, was not injured.
A disclosure by The Washington Post on Monday that President Trump had shared highly classified intelligence information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week sent a new wave of improbability and consternation across the nation.
Troubles in the Ivory Coast have pushed the price of cocoa to its highest level in five years.
Here’s a little hypothetical scenario for you to ponder. Trump resigns over threat of impeachment from charges of obstruction of justice and cover-up.
President Barack Obama paroled many of the men and women who were sentenced to overly harsh federal prison terms during the “War on Drugs.” Black people were arrested, convicted and sentenced at an astounding rate during that period and to inordinately harsh terms under new “mandatory” minimum sentences passed by Congress and states.
Akua Dixon held court at Sistas’ Place last night. I am not one of those folks for whom the word queen comes naturally in addressing my sisters, but truly Dixon reigns supreme in the accomplishment of her craft.
Imagine sitting in your home with your spouse and children.
The recent wispy vote in the House of Representatives and subsequent haranguing from national party Democrats on the fate of their political opponents create many inflection points for pundits and policy watchers alike.
Bringing schools and communities together as partners to build a better future for students and families is common sense. Since 2014, we have launched 150 community schools across the city, and this September, 69 additional schools will be transforming their school buildings into neighborhood hubs.
Declaring independence from the policies and practices of President Trump
Human nature is a little twisted sometimes, especially when love is involved. Case in point: Imagine if you are in a 20-plus year friendship.
Recently Macy’s brought together its business and community partners to celebrate the diversity and inclusion legacy of its Macy’s Executive Chairman Terry J. Lundgren and to introduce their newly elected President and CEO Jeff Gennette.
Walking Towards a Courageous Victory” (Esther 4:1-17) was Brooklyn Community Church’s 2017 Women’s Day theme.
A torrential rainstorm one day a week and trees are in full bloom—and so is my hay fever.
With more than 190,000 immigrant students across New York State in public school, the recent scare of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers looking for a student at a Queens school has undocumented immigrants living in more fear.
The 48th Annual Malcolm X Black Unity Awards are being held Sunday, May 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the International African Arts Festival Headquarters located at 1360 Fulton St., Suite 401, in Brooklyn.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, nonprofit organization Not Another Child is hosting their Change Makers Benefit Gala June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Dazzler Brooklyn Hotel Ballroom.
Over the past 10 years, Haiti has dealt with major tropical storms, a major earthquake and a hurricane. They still haven’t recovered. But according to President Donald Trump’s administration, the 50,000 Haitians in America with Temporary Protective Status should head right back to their homeland.
After nine hours of deliberations, a jury acquitted white Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man.
Ailey II, the revered junior company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presented their first season at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, March 29 through April 2.
For the first time in history, people of color and women make up most applicants for the upcoming New York City firefighter test, which many fire department officials celebrate as an important high-water mark in the long-running battle to diversify city firehouses.
Upon returning to New York City on May 21, 1964, after his hajj to Mecca, Brother Malcolm X picked up right where he left off when he departed several weeks earlier, on April 13.
Texas Congressman Al Green spoke those words on the House floor Wednesday morning, kicking off what could be the journey to impeach President Donald Trump.
Wednesday, May 17
Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday morning, the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor.
Tuesday, May 16
President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week.
Bill Cosby said he does not plan to testify in his own defense during his upcoming assault trial.
Convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof told a psychologist working for his defense team that his death penalty wouldn't be carried out because he'd "be rescued by white nationalists after they took over the government."
Taylor Dumpson was elated. On May 1, she became student government president at American University -- the first African-American woman ever to hold the job.
Monday, May 15
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Moments before she killed an unarmed man, Betty Shelby had no idea what he may have been reaching for, the Tulsa police officer testified Monday.
Equality Index for Blacks Inches Closer to Whites in the 2017 Report
In their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League (NUL) suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by Black Americans during the Obama Administration.
The "Baby on Board" motto works for more than just car commuters. At least that's what the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority hopes as it launches an awareness campaign to encourage courtesy in subway cars.
As Serena Williams chased a historic calendar grand slam in 2015, tickets for the US Open women's finals sold out before the men's for the first time.
A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from.
Oh boy, get ready for some new stand up material from Kevin Hart about life with a newborn baby.
One of the biggest-ever ransomware attacks continues to take computers hostage.
Friday, May 12
For the second year, I was honored to attend the James Beard Foundation Harlem EatUp! dinner at the James Beard House. This year brought together another awesome collection and representation of Harlem’s culturally diverse community.
Having to face such brutal winters every single year forces residents of the Windy City to take full advantage of every single moment during its summers. For those few months, the city is bursting with activities to enjoy the great weather outdoors.
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The multi-saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger T.K. Blue has an unwavering sound that grew out of his parents’ Afro-Caribbean roots.
Experimental producer and hip-hop artist Gonjasufi recently released “The Mandela Effect,” a remix album full of interpretations from notable Black artists such as Moor Mother, Shabazz Palaces and King Britt.
Musician, arranger and synth player extraordinaire Patrick Adams returns to the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NYC to curate a two-hour concert of his greatest hits, selected from the catalog of more than 1,000 songs he’s been credited with working on.
From Gun Hill Road in the Bronx to the Kentucky Derby, you can always wear one of Cejunel’s hats and create a fashion furor.
When you don’t quite know what to wear from day to day because of the changing weather, you must keep a seasonal variety of clothes in your closet. At Ellery’s fall ’17 show for Paris Fashion Week, there was a nice array of clothes that seem to fit the changes of the seasons nicely.
Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife, Claire (Laura Linney), are surprised by Paul’s brother, Stan’s (Richard Gere) and his wife, Katelyn’s (Rebecca Hall) abrupt invitation to have dinner at a posh, exclusive local restaurant. The brothers are not close and Stan, a congressman, is running for governor.
Yes, Marvel Studios has had a string of hits with their various Avenger-related flicks, but I thought they were pushing their luck releasing 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. I knew the oft-canceled comic. Most people had never heard of the team.
Treat your mother—hey, your whole family—to a free performance of the Mobile Unit’s “Twelfth Night,” directed by Saheem Ali at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater.
It’s so nice to have “Hello Dolly” back where it belongs—on Broadway! This classic musical revival is playing at the Shubert Theatre on 44th Street and stars the marvelous Bette Midler as Dolly Levi.
James Earl Jones will be honored at the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 11, at a live presentation at Radio City Music Hall. At the age of 86, Jones will receive a well-deserved Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
Coming into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, the Mets and Yankees appeared to be on divergent paths.
Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter returns to the team’s historic Bronx stadium Sunday afternoon, Mother’s Day, to have his Number 2 retired, an honor only given to the major league’s greatest Yankee players.
Queens College junior Damira Banks literally sprinted to the finish. The multi-talented junior track athlete was part of the Knights’ victorious 4x100 relay team at last Saturday’s Tom Farrell Classic at St. John’s University.
“Even though they were without some main players that will be on their final roster, we wanted to see if we could be physical with them because we respect how they play,” said Curt Miller, coach of the Connecticut Sun, after his team defeated the New York Liberty 79-57 in a preseason game played at Columbia University.
The announcement of the new youth basketball program, the Mamba League, spearheaded by retired basketball great Kobe Bryant, in partnership with Nike and the Boys and Girls Clubs in Los Angeles, their attempt to properly teach the game of basketball and to change the culture of youth and teen basketball now permeated by AAU Basketball, brings to mind one thing: Reclassification.
The pure joy and satisfaction emanating from Vivian Jett’s voice is nothing less than upliftingly infectious when she speaks of the second Annual Brooklyn Senior Games.
The Golden State Warriors decisive defeat of the Utah Jazz Monday night enabled them to close out their second round of NBA playoffs in four straight games, to rest and prepare for what will be the first real test of their skills and prowess, the winner of the San Antonio Spurs-Houston Rockets series.
It’s not quite the hand-to-hand combat seen when the New York Knicks faced the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers in the ‘90s, or other blood and guts series of decades past. But the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards, which reached Game 5 in Boston last night tied 2-2, has the feel of a matchup between teams intent on reviving old school basketball.
This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing. Nurses make a difference in our lives every day
I recently saw “Sweat” on Broadway, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Her poignant play follows a small factory town in Pennsylvania during the 2000 election season.
This time of year is always important to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Not only is it Bronx Week, but also it’s a chance for Diaz to show off his creation.
President Trump has found yet another way to boil the political pot—dare we call it Trumpestuous—with the firing of FBI director James Comey. As expected, the termination of the FBI head has unleashed a firestorm of reaction among Democrats and Republicans.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a new directive for federal prosecutors across the country: charge suspects with the most serious offense you can prove.
Thursday, May 11
Co-founder of Invest In You Inc., and founder of the Rose Female Empowerment Program and Your Health Matters initiative, Darlene Walker-Mungin has more than 25 years’ experience in program development.
The New York State United Teachers announced this week that they have endorsed Brian Benjamin for New York State Senate in the 30th District.
Sometime in the womb, as we evolve over months from a single-celled organism into the complex mass of neurons and flesh that we recognize as ourselves, an awareness of our place in the world emerges.
Lupus—a complex, devastating and life-changing autoimmune disease that currently has no cure—is not easily understood or explained.
“I am innocent.” These three words caught my attention as I watched “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” a six-part documentary series that aired on SpikeTV throughout the month of March to the beginning of April.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City touting his new education budget.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation that would allow full union dues to be deducted from state taxes.
Cleveland? If I were to stay true to the core tenets of loyalty to my town, I’d want no parts of anything from that city, especially from the perspective of an avid sports fan. Here’s a quick then/now synopsis as to why.
The Harlem Rotary Club flashed way back this past Friday, throwing a Harlem Nights themed fundraising gala to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Founded on the belief that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the National Action Network wrapped up its 26th annual four-day national convention at the Sheraton Times Square April 29, 2017.
Lest we ever forget, the Hon. Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court and one of the most effective civil rights crusaders of the 20th century, will be recognized on Thurgood Marshall Law Day 2017.
On Friday, the New York City Council is holding a hearing on Intro 1480, which would create a curbside program to recycle polystyrene foam.
The New York State Education Department this week presented to the Board of Regents and released for public review and comment the draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams debuted the “Is It an Emergency?” campaign, focused on the issues surrounding emergency room overuse, which, according to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, costs $38 billion a year nationally.
Metropolitan Black Bar Association to honor late Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson and Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam
District Attorney Ken Thompson and the Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam at their annual gala May 19.
Driving through the Richmond Town neighborhood of Staten Island on an uncharacteristically warm spring day might bring you toward Frederick Douglass Memorial Park. Last Friday, like any other day, the front entrance to the African-American cemetery was open, but not because it was day time and a family had just finished burying a loved one.
The 20th anniversary celebration of the encounter and pact between Chiara Lubich and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed will take place at Historical Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in the heart of Harlem May 20, 2017.
This May 19 and 20 the December 12th Movement is calling on our community to respect and celebrate Malcolm X by participating in the Malcolm X Conference for Self-Determination.
“I lived on 114th Street and Manhattan Avenue,” Harry Belafonte said toward the end of his 20-minute speech at the 115th Street Library.
The failure of the U.S. to recognize the valor and courage of Black American soldiers, sailors and other military personnel is nothing new, and the topic surfaced again when Carl Clark, 66 years after his heroic act during World War II, was finally honored in 2012.
On April 21, 2017, members from Black Millennials for Flint, along with members from Tavares Taylor Charities and the National Black United Front, traveled to Flint, Mich., to engage with the community organizations and residents.
Two members of the Rutgers University-Newark debate team were recently honored at Newark City Hall after they became the first African-American partnership to score first and second place in the National Debate Tournament.
The community, city officials and leaders are calling for a cease fire in Jersey City after four people were killed in 11 days. R
A week ago, May 2, Chokwe Antar Lumumba won the mayoral Democratic primary in Jackson, Miss. Lumumba, 34, whose father, the city’s former mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, died three years ago at 66, defeated a crowded field of candidates, polling phenomenal numbers.
Of all the distressing numbers related to the Republican so-called American Health Care Act, narrowly passed last week in the House, none is as disturbing as those forecast by the Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance.
Two South African white farmers accused of causing the death of a 16-year-old accused of stealing sunflowers were granted bail and released, sparking a wave of protests that were met with police violence.
A police office is charged and jailed for murder and a family and community say goodbye to a child as the saga over the police shooting of unarmed, Black 15-year-old Jordan Edwards continues.
Community leaders, elected officials and advocates in the South Bronx sent a stern message to police as well as the suspect who allegedly attacked a vendor who was stopping a purse snatcher.
What a response this year to our third annual I’m So AmNewsFOOD Harlem EatUp! contest. A big thank you to all that entered, and for those not selected, we hope you will try again next year and tell a friend.
In the wake of the firing of FBI director James Comey, and the letter he received from President Trump, we have composed a letter of termination to Trump.
Dozens of the kidnapped Chibok girls have been returned. Of the 276 girls originally snatched in April 2014, 113 are still held captive.
Wednesday, May 10
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced an auditorium of jeering Bethune-Cookman University graduates Wednesday as she gave a commencement address that many students and graduates said she was in no place to deliver.
By firing FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has created a near-impossible standard for his replacement.
Reports indicate that entertainer and musician Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin has died at age 45
Tuesday, May 9
Police on Monday have taken one of the five men into custody in connection with a group beating of a Bronx street vendor that left him with a fractured skull last week.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey.
A leading civil rights group on Monday called for the resignation of top leaders at a historically black university where Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to deliver the commencement address.
Cecilia Marshall never imagined that the battle for equal rights in schools and elsewhere would still be as vital today as it was six decades ago when her husband, United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, fought to end legal segregation as a civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Monday, May 8
A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the American University campus.
Sunday, May 7
The 82 Chibok schoolgirls released in a swap between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said Sunday.
Grieving friends and family turned out Saturday for the funeral of Jordan Edwards, the unarmed 15-year-old boy shot dead last week by a police officer who is now charged with murder.
Friday, May 5
Zire King, the man accused of murdering his MTA worker ex-girlfriend, was found dead Friday evening inside the New Jersey home in which he barricaded himself during a standoff with police.
A Dallas-area police officer who was fired after he shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy will face a murder charge, authorities said Friday.
Days before his swearing in, President-elect Donald Trump made a bold promise on his plans for health care reform.
A couple of weeks back I was invited down to the Wall Street area for a midafternoon light lunch and floral arranging session. Mostly motivated by food and tasting the victuals of chef Vanessa Cantaves again, guests arrived to a beautiful assortment of pink roses, eucalyptus and design tools at the ready.
For ultimate foodies, we know when spring has arrived when ramps show up in the supermarket and at farmers’ markets.
One of the biggest music festivals of this generation concluded part two this past week in the middle of the desert, two hours east of Los Angeles, in Coachella Valley.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
Those now controllable frenzy-dancing salsa fans will always have explosive memories of the master Afro-Caribbean and salsa master Eddie Palmieri during his days leading his Conjunto La Perfecta (1961), his album “Azucar Pa Ti” (“Sugar for Me”), which is in the Library of Congress, and his collaborations with Cal Tjader.
Heading up this month’s calendar is LaMama Moves! Dance Festival (May 18-June 4)
For high-end womenswear, Philomena Zanetti showed a fashionably yet simply styled collection in Berlin for spring/summer 2017.
Last Sunday afternoon, SoHarlem’s loft at the Mink Building, 1361 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 340, was filled with plenty of artsy surprises and Mother’s Day buys.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival presents the 24th New York African Film Festival, May 3-9. The festival’s theme, “The Peoples’ Revolution,” taps into the pulse of protest and the calls for change bubbling up throughout the peoples of the world, a reform charge championed by a new wave of artists throughout Africa and its Diaspora.
The comparison between Bollywood and Hollywood is a very long industry joke, but like most parts of the world, India has its own brand of storytelling and as such has produced a list of legendary storytellers whose craftsmanship in the art of filmmaking is jaw-droppingly good.
It’s hard to believe that attendees at the screening of Lebert “Sandy” Bethune’s film, “Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom,” Sunday, May 7, at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center will acquire as much knowledge as Bethune dispensed during his recent appearance at City College.
“We celebrate the life of someone who has meant so much to this community,” said the Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. of First Corinthians Baptist Church about Greg Marius to the many who filled his pews Thursday to do just that—celebrate Greg.
Tuesday night, Figure Skating in Harlem marked its 20th anniversary of serving girls aged 6 to 18 with a vibrant program that combines the discipline of figure skating with educational programs that promote academic success
As the summer approaches, so does the start of summer youth basketball, the leagues, tournaments and the AAU.
Last month, Major League Baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut as its first Black player. This week, MLB was reminded of its ignoble past.
St. John’s University track and field athletes head into this weekend’s Tom Farrell Classic, the only home meet of outdoor season, on an upbeat note.
New York City basketball vanguard Solly Walker has passed. Walker transitioned last Friday at the age of 85. Services for Walker were held this past Monday at Siloam Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn.
Don’t be surprised that the San Antonio Spurs, the second best Western Conference team, were decisively beaten 126-99 by the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
Isaiah Thomas may be one of the smallest players in the NBA, yet no one has a bigger heart. Still mourning the tragic death of his younger sister, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, as a result of an auto accident, which occurred on the eve of the start of the Boston Celtics opening round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bulls, the 5-foot-9 Thomas lifted the Celtics from the depths of a 2-0 deficit to a 4-2 series win after they dropped the first two games at home.
Mount Sinai Heart will celebrate the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s American Stroke Month May 19.
I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs can have a lot to do with your survival.
I have read several thought pieces reflecting on the 25 years after the Los Angeles uprisings, after the acquittal of the police officers involved in the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King.
There is a school of thought that states violent police terrorism persists unabated in Black communities across the country.
Dozens of awards later, Brooklyn resident Safiya Bandele will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 19, at a fundraiser for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center.
San Diego native Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, has lived in the United States since he was 9. He said he had a valid permit.
William Thaddeus Coleman Jr. was called “Bumps” by Coleman Young, Detroit’s first African-American mayor, during their stint in the military, and President Clinton honored him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Finding a female counterpart to the remarkable August Wilson is not easy, but Lorraine Hansberry comes close, and she came to mind additionally as we prepare for Malcolm X’s birthday May 19, which she shared.
In the month of remembering, reading and raising up the work and life of August Wilson (April 27, 1945-Oct. 2, 2005), arguably the most successful and celebrated playwright in U.S. history, one is unavoidably impressed with his unswerving, deep-rooted love and appreciation of his people and culture as the central source of his grounding, his expansive grasp of human life and his impressive creative production
The New York Urban League Young Professionals recently hosted their annual REBIRTH! Event
Check out what's going on around the city this week.
The latest leg in the legal battle to free political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal took place Monday, April 24, his 63rd birthday, during the first court hearing of the Post-Conviction Appeal Act petition at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
Elected officials, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Bodega Association and immigrant-run small-business owners used May Day to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and race-based rhetoric.
On the 102nd day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the resistance he’s sparked from the most vulnerable Americans continued on International Workers Day.
Each year we set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate and honor our mothers.
If you know a middle school kid, or a parent or teacher of one, chances are you've seen the simple little colorful device that's driving them all crazy lately.
Last week was all about broccoli. Thanks for indulging me. I hope you enjoyed it...
Thursday, May 4
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held May 12 for the opening of the Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center in Newark.
If it’s possible to discern a person’s character and integrity, or lack thereof, by whom they admire and respect, then there’s little to commend President Trump’s hero-worship of Andrew Jackson.
The former head of Greenpeace Africa took the opportunity of the climate march in Washington, D.C., last weekend to announce that Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, a new Africa-wide social movement focused on climate change, will be officially launched on African Liberation Day, May 25.
In the United States, data have shown that Black women experience higher rates of birth and pregnancy complications including infant mortality compared with other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of preterm birth for non-Hispanic Black women is approximately 1.5 times the rate seen in white women.
The National Action Network wrapped up its four-day national convention Saturday at the Sheraton Times Square.
A day of fun-filled activities for youth and adults is on the agenda for the one-year anniversary celebration of the ARTs East New York community arts center.
Trayvon Martin's getting a college degree.
Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office talking about a “tale of two cities,” one white and wealthy, and the other Black, Brown and poor.
The FCC’s April 20, 2017, decision to reinstate the UHF Discount should be heralded as a significant opportunity to advance diversity and minority broadcast television ownership.
The title of this piece is my mantra that I created years ago because I feel it is important that I am one of the standard-bearers for change.
When we rock with you, we rock with you, especially when it’s family. Their journey is ours. May 2 and May 3 BB Kings played host to a family reunion as two of our favorite kin, Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét, held court on the New York leg of their national M.E. Tour.
Friday, April 28, State Sen. Kevin Parker and Healthfirst hosted the sixth Annual Educational Leadership Award Breakfast Ceremony at Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thursday, April 27, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County participated in the international campaign, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”
The NAACP’s Task Force on Quality Education held a hearing in New York, Thursday, April 27, at Harlem Hospital Center & Pavilion in the Herbert G. Cave Auditorium.
Flying throughout the night on Air Berlin with my longtime friend and District Leader Earnestine Bell-Temple was a dream.
Every year thousands of people attend the Abilities Expo New York in hopes of making their life a little better.
Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol is honoring award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems at the organization’s upcoming 13th annual VOICES benefit on May 11.
Carol V. Mason, former United States Assistant Attorney General, has been named the fifth president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
A gunshot to the head struck MTA train conductor Jacqueline Dicks, 41, a mother of six, shattering the close-to-midnight air in East New York, Brooklyn, Monday, May 1, 2017.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed budget attempts to combat the Donald Trump administration. De Blasio’s $84 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018 could be a low estimate considering that the budget for the last fiscal year was $3 billion more than estimated.
For Anthony Civitano, the bond between a hairdresser and his or her client is "as strong as a bond there is between relatives and friends."
On the first day back to school since Jordan Edwards was killed, more than 100 of his football teammates gathered early Monday for a meeting in a Dallas suburb.
Three days, three different resolutions, one common trait: white officers killing black males.
The boyfriend of an MTA conductor and mother of six who was gunned down is now wanted for questioning in the woman’s slaying, which he'd originally blamed on a trio of hooded men who ambushed the mother of six just steps away from her Brooklyn home.
Just as the nation thought things were over with the water situation in Flint, Mich., reports from the city say everything is not OK.
Many pundits, and certainly a horde of President Trump’s supporters, are quick to cut him some slack when it comes to his governmental deficiencies.
On April 29, Black, unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards became the 386th person this year killed by police when he was gunned down by an officer in Balch Springs, Texas.
Now that Mayor de Blasio has released his FY2018 Executive Budget, the City Council has an opportunity to tweak his spending priorities so that they better serve to mitigate New York City’s affordability crisis.
Super producer, leader of the New Jack Swing movement and Soul Train Legend Award recipient Teddy Riley will be sharing a unique opportunity with his fans in New York City May 5.
It all depends on which side of the political fence you are on, which will determine if you think Trump is doing an exceptional job his first 100 days in office.
Wednesday, May 3
Ten months after Alton Sterling was killed by Baton Rouge police while pinned to the ground, the Department of Justice announced no federal charges will be filed against the two officers at the scene.
He might be the last person you'd expect to die in a police shooting.
Tuesday, May 2
When it comes to the overall health of black Americans, there's good news and bad news, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
The family of Texas honor student Jordan Edwards is too distraught to speak about the teen's death -- especially after police admitted Jordan posed no threat to them.
Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who fatally shot a man in the back, intends to plead guilty to one federal charge of excessive use of force as part of a plea agreement, a source with direct knowledge of the plea deal said.
A police officer in a Dallas, Texas, suburb fatally shot a 15-year-old boy outside a high school house party Saturday night.
Monday, May 1
On Tuesday the NAACP will bring together a rare gathering of diverse policy, polling and demographics experts, activists, and civil rights leaders to develop a set of key strategic principles and objectives to counter the unfolding and escalating civil rights crisis during its Niagara Summit on the Potomac.
When it comes to Ja Rule and his Fyre Festival, "It's Murda" for the rapper.
Brooklyn City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo announced in a Facebook post on Monday that she's expecting.
After puzzling comments about 19th Century abolitionist Frederick Douglass and marveling that no one knew Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, President Donald Trump has just unloaded another historical non sequitur.
The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials.
May Day is International Workers Day. It is the day we commemorate the sacrifices made...
Thousands are expected to take to the streets of Wisconsin on Monday to demand that the governor remove controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a tough-talking firebrand who wants to use his deputies and correction officers to enforce federal immigration laws.