Thursday, November 30
Santa Claus is coming to Harlem at Harlem Park to Park’s Holiday Vendor Fair. He, along with his trusty elves, will be giving hugs and taking names at Santa’s Village this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 230 Lenox Ave.
So often the holidays, and the end of the year for that matter, bring anxieties about family togetherness, false starts and unrequited goals. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing at times.
It’s that time of year again! It’s the season of giving (ugh—trying to find) the perfect gift for all of our loved ones.
A global movement that includes celebrities and hundreds of supporters are calling for the release of sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown in Nashville, Tenn. Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who raped and abused her.
In retrospect, Beck’s controversial album of the year win over Beyoncé in 2015 might’ve been the best thing to ever happen to the Grammys. The upset was an obvious moment for much-needed reflection on what music’s marquee awards wanted to become, and what they presently were.
Unlike the violent upsets in Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, the military-led “soft coup” that heralded the exit of President Robert Mugabe was remarkably quiet, dignified and respectful.
A new documentary about the insatiable, sexual, over-the-top and incredibly talented funk-soul musician, Betty Davis, was recently premiered at the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
A mother and father in Colorado say their 10-year-old daughter took her own life because of a video of a fight with an alleged bully.
A new year is just a few weeks away. Your house will begin to fill with holiday relatives, and one of the best ways to keep the peace and make the holiday special is going to the movies. What to see?
Professor Spike Lee gets it right in Netflix joint ‘She’s Gotta Have It,” and that includes the opening credits, which contain flashes of the dearly departed Prince and Notorious B.I.G.
South Bronx youths are about to make the neighborhood a whole lot safer with the introduction of a website that will allow users to anonymously submit tips about crime and safety concerns in the neighborhood.
Jason R. Moore’s character Curtis Hoyle first appeared in “The Punisher #1 (Vol. 2)” in which Curtis and Frank served in the same unit during wartime but Curtis eventually tried to betray Frank.
Whenever the Miracles, Motown’s seminal group, is mentioned, invariably Smokey Robinson is the next word. But by 1975, Robinson was soloing, and it was left for Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers to maintain things.
Children of undocumented parents live in fear that their parents will be arrested. They are hypervigilant in their surroundings. They almost always fear the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid, and there’s never a respite from the dread of what might happen, said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, dean and Robert Lee Sutherland chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and professor of psychiatry, University of Texas at Austin.
For actress Dominique Fishback, life was like a dream during her high school senior year.
There’s a large blowup photo/poster of famed singer Alberta Hunter in the office of the Edwards Sisters’ Realty in Harlem. Hunter’s naked body is partially covered and at the bottom of the photo is her inscription to a Charlie Parker.
Saturday, Dec. 9, the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition will observe International Human Rights Day in what hopefully will be an annual event.
Employees at an independently owned, Manhattan-based publisher have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to request an election to vote for unionization.
In a letter to the City University of New York’s Board of Trustees, the head of CUNY’s faculty union said if they want the best education for its students they need to offer competitive wages to faculty.
In the hopes to revamp the MTA, a new plan has suggested that subways end 24-hour-service to speed up repairs.
Still regarded as the greatest guitarist who ever lived, rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix was commemorated by local aficionados Monday, on the 75th anniversary of his birth, at the very same venue where he regularly rocked audiences with his electric guitar five decades ago.
There is a major gap and divide in the Black community from a generational point of view, and it starts with birth names given to Black children.
There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House: pro-growth business incentives, simplification and an international tax regime that encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United States.
Monday, Nov. 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced its inhumane decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 60,000 Haitian immigrants, putting people who have lived legally in the United States for years—and some, decades—at risk of being detained and deported.
Open letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, you should know that I have written to you before about the importance of topical oxygen wound therapy to New Yorkers who are on Medicaid.
Hard to imagine, but the first Soul Train Award ceremony took place in 1987.
All over the city, New Yorkers spent at least a part of their Thanksgiving Day serving food to fellow New Yorkers, cooked or donated by local residents, organizations, churches and restaurants.
Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday brings out the sentimentality in us because at some point we stop to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Even my 12-year-old daughter is beginning to remark on how fast time goes by.
The fifth annual HopeNYC Christmas Parade marches down Queens’ Rockaway Boulevard Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
A questionable call also decided the Jets’ fortunes.
The Giants’ benching of quarterback Eli Manning signals the end and the beginning of eras for the football franchise.
The season is young for Division I women’s college basketball, but several local teams are starting strong.
A New York City police sergeant will get his day in court.
When selecting where she wanted to play her college basketball, New Jersey native Yasmine Robinson-Bacote decided on a change of scene.
Brooklyn grandmother Joy Noel, 85, spent her Thanksgiving holiday homeless and fighting to get her apartment back.
The change from November to December will bring some relief to the Brooklyn Nets, relief that they haven’t found these past four weeks.
National Action Network President Al Sharpton visited rapper Meek Mill at the Chester State Correctional Institution Monday. Sharpton is visiting the rapper as part of his criminal justice reform efforts through NAN.
Almost one-quarter into the season, the Knicks were 10-10 when they faced the Miami Heat last night at Madison Square Garden.
The Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series, begins its 44th season on Saturday at Pratt Institute at the Athletic and Recreation Center, the ARC Building on Willoughby Avenue in Brooklyn.
The multimillion dollar project, located below Riverbank State Park, is scheduled to have its opening in late summer or early fall of next year
More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes—almost a third of whom are unaware that they have it.
Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.
“It is extremely important for young people to read and write since we live in a technological age where reading a book seems unusual,” explained Willabus.
Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent after two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September.
It’s already another Thanksgiving, which ushers in another season of dreams, wishes and miracles.
For most who attended last week’s high level conference in New York to raise funds to rebuild hurricane-battered nations, the effort was a resounding success, with more than $2 billion in loans and grants pledged by Western donor nations and multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, but it has now become clear that one of the hardest hit islands will receive much less than expected to help it begin to pick up the pieces.
It seems the older I get, the faster the holiday season approaches.
Russell Simmons has announced Thursday that he will be stepping away from his empire following sexual assault allegations.
The Grammy Awards have been known for a level of exclusivity toward Black artists since its inception.
Trump’s racist slur aimed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and recycling his “Pocahontas” insinuation, was still brewing when he launched another explosive retweet.
It was neither a love fest nor “The Hateful Eight” when candidates vying to be the next New York City Council speaker faced off Tuesday evening at the National Action Network
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to continue to press his progressive agenda after cruising to reelection victory earlier this month.
I am troubled by the recent allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior levelled against Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), but there is no way I can be impartial.
Wednesday, November 29
A teen accused of fatally stabbing his classmate and critically injuring a second boy in a Bronx school is expected to post bail and be released as early as Wednesday after community members, including a state senator, raised funds.
As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare during the open enrollment period.
There is little debate over the legal black hold left behind when it comes to undocumented individuals apprehended and taken into Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody; however, a group of attorney's Tuesday said they believe many are being robbed of due process at the Brooklyn Criminal Courthouse.
Tuesday, November 28
World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora communities in the United States.
Earlier this month, OneUnited Bank, the largest black owned bank in America, teamed up with Charlemagne Tha God and The Breakfast Club, on their Change4Change Radiothon.
An Emerson College poll reveals that 62 percent of New York voters support making marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older, with only 28 percent opposed.
It's been more than two years since a Brooklyn woman was shot in the neck at a backyard barbecue, but she's still confined to a wheelchair.
Monday, November 27
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Nearly two weeks after a bombshell report said the New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for years, the organization will inspect thousands of homes on Monday where children under 6 live — and even break-in if necessary.
Sunday, November 26
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.
Thursday, November 23
The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.
The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm's head band director Dr. Timmey Zachery talks with the AmNews about the bands' performance at the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Soul is defined as the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect.
Chyann Starks is a perfect example of an academically gifted student striving to reach her fullest potential as she pursues her career.
When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.
The International Criminal Court is preparing the ground for a determination of reparations owed to more than 5,000 victims of atrocities that were committed in the Central African Republic.
Collegiate women’s volleyball is a fall sport, and regular season is a wrap. For those teams with winning records, postseason is now in play.
Chief Master Sabu and the Humble School of Martial Arts will be hosting its 37th annual Humble Thanksgiving feeding festivity Nov. 23, 2017.
Last season was one of toil and discontent for the Knicks players and coaching staff. They went 31-51 and were subjected to former team president Phil Jackson’s divisive and counter-productive tactics.
So the Giants do have a pulse! They revealed signs of life in winning only their second game of the season last Sunday, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 in overtime at home on a 23-yard field goal by kicker Aldrick Rosas in extremely windy conditions at MetLife Stadium.
Youma Nafo, who serves as food pantry coordinator at Harlem’s African Services Committee, said his organization has noticed an increase in the number of people who need pantry services over the past two years.
Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens and the Honorable Charles B. Rangel were joined at the MLK Democratic Club by a crowd of supporters as they handed out turkeys Tuesday afternoon in Harlem.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the historic Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosted its Third Annual Fall Benefit Concert, Uptown in Autumn
Dr. Norbert Sander, a legendary distance runner and one of the most prominent figures in the long, storied history of New York City track and field was honored posthumously last Saturday by the New York City Council with the street co-naming of Dr. Norbert Sander Way at West 168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.
On Nov. 14, the last original owner of a WNBA franchise announced it is calling it a day on women’s professional basketball. T
There is no thanks or pats on the back right now from the Brooklyn Nets for those who construct their regular season NBA schedule.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is having problems with remembering and maybe needs to take better notes.
Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled plans to repeal net neutrality rules, scoring a victory for telecommunications companies and internet providers.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, the Angels of Transformation Sacred Dance Group celebrated their third year anniversary entitled Holy Boldness at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
England’s Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene not only rocked a sold-out, packed to the rafters show at B.B. Kings
James B. Milliken, chancellor of the City University of New York, announced today in a letter to the University community that he plans to step down as chancellor at the end of the academic year.
The short workweek, for many, began with multiple delays during morning rush hour.
Just after Mayor de Blasio’s re-election, it was announced by the Department of Investigation that the New York City Housing Authority, under the leadership of Chair Shola Olatoye, filed false reports and lied to Housing and Urban Development that lead paint inspections of almost a third of, or 55,000 NYCHA apartments, had been conducted.
The Harlem School of the Arts recently held its annual fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Masquerade Ball, attended by VIPs and celebrities, was a sellout.
The savvy marketing team for the film “Wonder” sent out the children novel “Wonder” by Raquel Jaramillo months before the screenings began.
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Runa Ray presented an awe-inspiring collection of all-natural, feminine ensembles at NYFW’s First Stage. Imagine, the title of her collection, was influenced by the incredible natural elements that are used to dye and weave fibers. T
Fashion Palette was back on the New York Fashion Week catwalks at Pier 59, and their eight designers’ clothes were better than ever.
A very happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you are tucking into some well-prepared foods and beverages with the people you love. My niece Courtney took the helm this Thanksgiving tasking out dishes. We have a nice assortment of foods to create many of the perfect bites.
As the saga continues over revelations that the New York City Housing Authority lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants’ complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.
“I should have left them in jail,” President Trump said of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China. Given Trump’s arrogance and penchant to take credit when the credit is not his (as well as to blame others when he’s the one to blame), are we to believe that Trump was actually pivotal in getting the young basketball players back home?
Director Zack Synder’s “Justice League” is more than just a watchable superhero movie.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Linda Celeste Sims is so down to Earth it’s easy to forget the tape recorder, the pre-determined questions and the fact that the conversation is really an interview as we hop from topic to topic
“Mudbound” is the perfect example of a well-made, old-fashioned movie with every frame and everything in that frame taking its time and place to tell the story.
What is a non-actor? It’s a question that’s being asked and answered by The Film Society of Lincoln Center in their brand-new series, beginning Nov. 24.
There has been dissonance in the music community as fans and community members follow news of the incarceration of rapper Meek Mill.
Big crowds, irritable customers, busy days and the need for workers themselves to take care of their own holiday obligations can all weigh heavily on workers’ shoulders during the stressful holiday season.
Every year millions of Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Diving and Equipment Marketing Association have agreed to work together to enhance the attractiveness of Caribbean destinations to diving enthusiasts.
Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers.
Among the several riveting discoveries disclosed in Tiya Miles’ book “The Dawn of Detroit—A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of Straits” (The New Press, 2017) is the extended discussion on Elizabeth Denison Forth.
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and media commentator, as the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence.
“Ever since the EMS became part of the fire department in 1996, the bureau hasn’t been recognized as the uniform service it is,” said Yetta Kurland of The Kurland Group and attorney for Locals 2507 and 3621 to the AmNews.
New Jersey airport workers’ ongoing battle for increased wages continued at a recent meeting.
I’ve shared where you should stay and where you should eat while on holiday in Cape Town, but now it’s time to share the most exciting aspect of any trip…what to experience while you’re there.
On the heels of a victorious win in the New Jersey gubernatorial race, Democrats Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor-elect Sheila Oliver officially kick off their transition as the state’s new top political heavyweights.
More than 4,000 Newark Public Schools students got a surprise Friday when they were all given free Sprint wireless devices.
The New York Urban League Young Professionals recently hosted its National Day of Empowerment at Moody’s in Downtown Manhattan.
CNN’s annual show, “CNN Heroes,” should look no further this year than the many immigration and civil rights lawyers within the borders of this country.
Nation of Islam national representative. the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan, 84, held a news conference Nov. 16 at the historic Watergate Hotel, where he directed a message to President Donald Trump.
Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday.
Wednesday, November 22
Tenant leaders from the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, local elected officials and community leaders are coming together on Thanksgiving morning for 85-year-old Joy P. Noel who is spending Thanksgiving homeless.
Multiple reports indicate that CBS is "begging" media personality and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey to replace disgraced news anchor Charlie Rose as co-host of "CBS This Morning."
Earlier this week, Council Member Jumaane Williams , Deputy Leader and Chair of Council's Housing and Buildings Committee, and Council Member Stephen, Chair of the Committee on General Welfare held a hearing on two bills that relate to housing and homelessness.
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.
State Sen. Brian Benjamin introduces legislation to preserve the affordability of rent controlled apartments.
Global music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson brought her magnificent State of the World tour to Barclays Center Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Tuesday, November 21
Happy Thanksgiving. It’s always such a lovely time of year because it marks the beginning of the holiday season and reminds us all that we have so much to be thankful for.
The library at the NYPD Police Academy is now called the Benjamin Ward Memorial Library, honoring New York City’s first Black police commissioner.
Last Friday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams distributed 15,000 pounds of food, including turkeys and healthy trimmings, to more than 100 local food pantries and houses of worship that are serving Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving.
After several days of conflicting reports and confusion, Zimbabwe’s parliamentary speaker, Jacob Mudenda, announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, that President Robert Mugabe has resigned.
GoFundMe recently announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.
Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day is singing "Stand Up for Something," from the film Marshall on the Girl Scout float at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
According to the most recent figures contained in the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent last year—a rate five times the national average.
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.
New Jersey will move toward a $15 minimum wage next year, Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy pledged on Monday alongside fellow Democrats who control the Legislature.
In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day.
Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) headquarters in Washington, D.C., to hear two dynamic women talk about dental health.
Monday, November 20
he nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Monday with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively.
The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm band arrived to the city Monday ahead of their performance at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade set for Thursday.
Della Reese’s voice rose to an operatic crescendo on “Don’t You Know,” a recording that earned her national recognition in the late 1950s, but it was her gospel-blues tinged voice that was most enduring for her fans who heard her at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit.
We need to do this every year as a community to flex our economic muscles.
President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.
Stage, television and film actor Earle Hyman has died. He was best known for his role as Bill Cosby’s fictional father Russell Huxtable on the sitcom “The Cosby Show” as well as the voice of Panthro in the 1980s action cartoon “ThunderCats.”
Saturday, November 18
The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening challenge before him.
The full letter Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote to supporters about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.
"We pray for him, just as he fought for us.”
One of Rev. Jesse Jackson's mentees, Rev. Al Sharpton is responding the civil rights leader's announcement that he is suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Thursday, November 16
Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments.
Well, it's that time again. You and your closest 27 million friends and family members are flying for Thanksgiving.
bout 1,000 homeless and hungry people will receive Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at The Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters at 120 West 14th Street in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day.
With Turkey Day just days away, many people are anxiously cleaning their homes and prepping their pantry for a day of cooking and hosting.
Concluding the singing of the national anthem at the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic at the Barclay’s Center Friday evening, Oct. 20 Justine Skye utilized her platform in front of a nationally televised audience to heighten awareness regarding police terrorism and racial injustices her people endure daily, and knelt on the court.
As Puerto Rico continues to suffer the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, its delicate financial situation renews many longstanding questions about its capacity to shoulder its crushing debt load.
When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town and killed the pastor’s daughter, along with 25 other innocent people, including an 18-month-old and an unborn baby, our hearts cried out in anguish
The fourth annual Shadow League Awards, presented by Buick, held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at ESPACE (New York City), was a huge success.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding a 10th anniversary gala at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the school and contributions of its founders, who opened it in 2007 in Harlem with a mission to educate underrepresented minorities and serve the underserved.
State Sen. and Marine Corps veteran James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Veterans Day Luncheon at Applebee’s at Five Towns for dozens of veterans.
Baby, it’s cold outside. I don’t know what to expect next, but I hope it’s not a blizzard.
If hours of cooking for Thanksgiving is not your jam or your jelly, look no further than one of our Harlem restaurants.
The leaves have finally begun to fall. The clock has been set back an hour. The Christmas advertisements have started to run. Hold up!
Cape Town has been named the best food city by industry insiders, in part because of its mix of African, European and Asian influences, and also because of its incredibly affordable prices, even at its finest restaurants.
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Young M.A., a 25-year-old rap phenomenon whose official debut single, “OOOUUU,” put her on the map overnight in 2016, has returned with a new single.
Rapper Meek Mill was recently sentenced to prison for two to four years for violating probation. Variety reported, “Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley cited a failed drug test and unapproved travel, stemming from a 2008 drug and gun case.
The brand PRISCAVera is a womenswear line that’s based in New York. Established in 2015 by Prisca Vera Franchetti, the look is cool, casual and comfortable. The designer’s clothes are relaxed, yet refined, and elegant. Her collection is geared toward the youth culture.
On the best-dressed list at the 51st Annual Country Music Awards, young songstress Danielle Bradbery stunned screaming red carpet onlookers and the press in a sophisticated, fiery red gown designed by Leanne Marshall for fall/winter 2017/2018.
J. Alphonse Nicholson captivates the soul as he performs solo in “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” a New Federal Theatre production playing at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street.
Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic whodunit returns to the big screen for the second time (the first version was filmed in 1974). In the 2017 version Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr. and Josh Gad.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with 64 films from 31 countries, including 31 world, U.S. and New York premieres. Screenings will be held at three venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University; Cinema Village; and MIST Harlem.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company swept into the Joyce Theater this week for a two-week run, with three different programs performed by dancers whose trademark virtuosity has been known to leave audiences swooning, and with dances, set to an eclectic range of music, that promise to titillate the senses and satisfy the soul.
As the saga continues over revelations that the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA) lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants' complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.
There could have been a “Welcome Home” sign flashed across the marquee of Barclays Center facing Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday night.
Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Frank Ntilikina officially became a New Yorker, ceremoniously assuming his place as a New York Knick.
During his five-minute presser, McAdoo often repeated the statement, “We need to take a long look at the tape.”
There are two New York NFL teams, but neither have enough wins between them to get either team to the playoffs.
Just as track athletes have before her, Jones has taken up the sport of bobsled and is racing full speed toward the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Everywhere you looked at Monday night’s All Sports dinner at the New York Athletic Club there was athletic excellence.
East New York came through for incumbent City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron, who was re-elected Nov. 7, 2017, to the New York City Council, as the representative for District 42.
Newly appointed Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman recently visited Harlem to discuss his new position at an event hosted by State Sen. Brian Benjamin.
Colin Kaepernick became the topic of discussion once again on sports show programs and social media posts after being named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by GQ magazine earlier this week.
Public Advocate Letitia James released the 2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist, an annual database of the worst landlords in New York City.
One of the more outspoken opponents of Trump and his policies has been Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
The FDNY is being hailed for the graduation of 279 probationary firefighters, of which 50 percent were people of color.
But on an off-year election, Democrats came to the polls in unprecedented numbers and won elections from the governor to the local commissioner.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,
Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.
The de Blasio administration silenced us, sabotaged our campaign and stole the election. But we’re still standing.
High school applications, for both public and private schools, can feel daunting for even the most prepared New York City parents.
The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.
Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.
Here are 10 things you should know about Tom Homan, the “ICE Man”
By now, many of you have seen the documentary “Chasing Trane,” about the acclaimed musician John Coltrane.
Caribbean governments that are chasing down European nations to pay reparations for the cruel transatlantic slave trade have added a new dimension to their increasingly intense efforts for reparatory justice for slavery.
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There are still several areas of concern I think this mayor must address immediately.
Since Nov. 2, Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health has been hosting free art workshops for men and women cancer survivors every Monday and Thursday in November.
William Hargraves III’s been an electrician for 37 years. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, he’s seen it all on the job. But one thing has remained consistent: “The racist conditions that persist within our local,” Hargraves said to the AmNews. “We told them that it was systemic and they didn’t reform.”
Naima Beckles is not only a certified childbirth educator and a birth and postpartum doula but also the co-founder of For Your Birth.
Last week, New York State voters roundly rejected a constitutional convention, fearing the deep pockets of big business influencing Albany more than ever.
In September, Amazon announced it was looking for a city in North America to build its new headquarters in North America, and announced it was soliciting proposals from cities and regions throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Among Amazon’s announced “decision drivers” are government tax credits and exemptions, grants, fee reductions and other incentives meant to entice the company.
Actor John Amos, rap group Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick are among the those being inducted into the inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame.
Five New Jersey mayors released a new report this week created by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association designed to help Governor-elect Phil Murphy and his team better understand the issues facing New Jersey’s cities.
In a pair of recent performances, superstar singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder utilized his high-profile platform to bring attention to the racial injustices that are so obvious in this country that even he can see them.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to defy calls for him to exit the race after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused teenage girls while in his 30s during the late 1970s.
Some 22 years have passed since nine environmental activists were executed by the Nigerian government for what their lawyer called “asking inconvenient questions.”
Dampening the good news from Abu Dhabi about the recent opening of its new Louvre museum, which has already shown signs of boosting tourism and momentarily subsuming its reputation as a mall heaven, is the terrible news that an earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq Sunday has left more than 400 fatalities, with more expected.
Elected officials, students and parents stormed the front steps of the Department of Education Tuesday afternoon with fury as they voiced their opposition to the department’s imposed changes planned for the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School and P.S. 235 in Brooklyn.
The 125th Street Business Improvement District and Community Boards 9 and 10 are flipping the switch for the 25th Anniversary of Harlem Holiday Lights.
The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his 65th birthday.
The Black Panther Cubs and the Black Panther Alumni Association commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding last weekend with several local events.
In Manhattan Tuesday, a federal jury determined that the family of Mohammad Bah, a mentally ill Guinea native who was shot eight times and killed in his home by three New York City police officers 2012, should be compensated for their loss with a $2.2 million settlement.
With a drop in the federal poverty level for the third time in as many years, it looks like the United States is trending in the right direction and making strides in the war against poverty. Even so, it isn’t time just yet for celebration.
All reports out of Harare, Zimbabwe, indicate that President Robert Mugabe, 93, is under house arrest after a move by the military to readjust the nation’s leadership issues, according to the BBC.
President Trump’s 14-day tour of Asia ended Tuesday, but the problems that continue to nibble away at his tenure and administration show few signs of abating. In fact, the issues at home may be even worse and more difficult with a key GOP candidate under fire for sexual harassment and the Democrats scoring major victories across the nation.
The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationArt in Bedford-Stuyvesant is back and opened its season with a powerful production of John Henry Redwood’s “The Old Settler.”
Wednesday, November 15
Abel Cedeno, 18, pled not guilty on the manslaughter and assault charges he's facing in the stabbing of two fellow students inside his Bronx high school.
Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China spoke Tuesday for the first time since returning home, apologizing for their behavior overseas and thanking the government of China and President Donald Trump for releasing them.
The New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for four years beginning in 2013, according to a new report by the city’s Department of Investigation.
Tuesday, November 14
Black college database The Hundred-Seven has published a list of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are recognized for their affordability.
If you’ve been to a Black Lives Matter rally or tweeted the related hashtag recently, then the FBI might consider you a “Black Identity Extremist,” at least according to a report published by one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies.
Why Black Faith Leaders Must Lead the Fight for Healthcare Access
First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health insurance.
New York City is looking at its statues and monuments and evaluating whether any are a symbol of hate.
A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.
Joy Noel never imagined being homeless in her 80s. Her entire world was shattered when she was evicted from her Flatbush apartment. Community advocates say the eviction was illegal.
Police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the Bronx Monday night, officials said.
Monday, November 13
GQ named former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL.
Thousands of students from across the Northeast attended the New York Urban League’s 31st annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Saturday.
Thursday, November 9
African-Americans have participated in every war fought by or within the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Black veterans make up 11 percent of the total veteran population of 20.9 million men and women.
Last month former NBA standout player and socially conscientious objector, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, made some rounds through Harlem—including visits to a couple public schools, where he encouraged youths to know their culture, and to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, paying particular attention to the Black Power exhibit—before settling in at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center later that evening.
The New York City Fire Department of New York recognized 12-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt as an honorary firefighter Thursday, after she was doused last August with boiling water at an ex-friend’s sleepover.
You see the truck barreling toward you and bodies and bicycles flying through the air. You hear the screeching of metal on metal and the shards of shattered glass tinkling to the pavement.
The world watched the videotape of Rodney King being beaten to a pulp by police, and on the state level…justice denied.
As Bill de Blasio rang in another expected victory with his mayoral win Tuesday, I was unamused and nonchalant, as I had been throughout this election season.
I’m sitting here trying to figure out how her energy emerged and became newsworthy. As a reach I found that out of her eight solo projects, she has had two albums originally released close to today’s time-frame: “Giving You the Best That I Got” and “Christmas Fantasy,” in the respective years of 1988 and 2005.
Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, now president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NBLCA Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 36th Street and Broadway in New York City.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at noon, veterans and veteran organizations gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to express their concerns about the treatment of the late Sgt. La David Johnson and his family.
After all of the Halloween excitement, it’s soothing to see how easy November slips in. Yet, November, which begins with All Soul’s Day and continues with a special occasion each week, is one of the busiest months of the year. There’s Election Day, Veteran’s Day and the biggest holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.
A Sing for Hope Piano was recently donated to Vy Higginsen’s organization, Mama Foundation for the Arts, during a celebration in which legendary singer Roberta Flack was serenaded by teens from the Mama Foundation.
Saturday, Nov. 4, State Sen. Kevin Parker and the City University of New York held their annual CUNY Citizenship Now! application assistance event at the Flatbush YMCA.
Troubles are arising in the manslaughter case against Khari Noerdlinger.
The NYC Health + Hospitals/Sydenham Renaissance Community Advisory Board held their annual public meeting Friday, Oct. 27, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, hosted by CAB Chairperson Ruth Clark and Vice Chairperson Everett Person.
God’s Love We Deliver, the leading provider of nutritious, medically tailored meals to those living with chronic illnesses in the New York metro area, recently celebrated its delivery of 20 million meals since 1985.
Among the last emails George Edward Tait sent to his friends and comrades were his “Occult Observations on the Months of January and February.
A new report from The Education Trust-New York shows that many Black and Brown students are taught by people who don’t look like them.
Many, many months ago, I heard of a small restaurant on Seventh Avenue. It was the first chef’s table restaurant with only 12 seats and an open residential style kitchen. I was intrigued.
Actors Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison—Dwayne Cleophus Wayne and Whitley Gilbert of NBC’s “A Different World”—visited Terrell, Texas to celebrate with the community and students of Southwestern Christian College.
With dozens of lodging options all over the city, and a variety of neighborhoods with different characteristics and opportunities, choosing a place to stay while in Cape Town can be quite challenging.
Hip-hop veteran Lil’ Kim, whose debut album “Hard Core” was released 21 years ago this fall, has released a new single entitled “Took Us a Break.”
British actor Sope Dirisu was an average, fairly popular kid growing up in the North London suburb of Colindale.
Whenever a notable person appears in a profile, particularly when that person is a relative or a close associate, I find it difficult to ignore that individual, and that is certainly the case with songstress Dakota Staton.
The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”
“She was a sister and daughter,” Merkerson noted, “a gentle spirit who saw the best in everyone.”
Black Panther veteran-Zulu Nation King Sadiki “Bro. Shep” Olugbala sent shock waves through the grass roots community when on Oct. 11 he posted on social media, “I agree with U.S. President Donald Trump and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Black football players should stand during the playing of the national anthem.” But here’s the kicker: “Then raise their clenched fists up high as was historically done in the 1968 Summer Olympics [in Mexico, City].”
A new report by an organization focused on democratic representation revealed something others have felt for a while: how little nonwhites are represented in American government.
Dreamers looking for help from President Donald Trump’s administration have to keep waiting.
Local journalism was dealt another blow last week when DNAInfo and Gothamist were shut down by their billionaire owner.
In honor of her late husband, Ernie Marshall, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall ran the 47th annual NYC marathon this past Sunday with the Gilda’s Club.
Democrats saw victories across the country as the progressive backlash to the 2016 presidential election proved to be a guiding force. One of the biggest examples of this happened in the state of Virginia.
Soon after victoriously breaking the tape at the finish of the TCS New York City Marathon this past Sunday, Geoffrey Kamworor was warmly greeted by his training partner, Eliud Kipchoge, the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon gold medalist.
It was cloudy and damp with some drizzle at times Sunday morning.
In the wake of the terrorist attack and the indictment of his former aides, President Trump conveniently embarked on a tour of Asia.
Michelle Carter gave her girls’ camps an apt name, You Throw Girl!
Over the past year, New York native Natasha Hastings, who won Olympic gold in the 4x400 relay in 2008 and 2016, has been creating videos that take people behind the scenes of track and field.
It’s early in the season, but after a good start, the Brooklyn Nets have reached a fork in the road.
Two well-known charities are responding to serious claims of misappropriation of money and sexual harassment during their work in Africa.
Tuesday night, the noise level at Madison Square Garden was as loud as it has been in years for a Knicks game.
In the 10 days that the Jets will have in between games, there have been some significant changes on some NFL rosters, one of them being Ryan Fitzpatrick, now in position as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback.
Shivering immigrants pulled from icy Mediterranean waters, huddled under aid workers’ blankets, hardly move the hearts of wealthy nationals in developed countries these days.
One word that no athletes or coaches want associated with their name or team is quit.
My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard earned but meager wages.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island, a member of the Choice Hotels International, Inc., family of franchises, is among the many hotels that were not seriously affected by recent hurricanes in a Caribbean islands and the Bahamas and are welcoming visitors to indulge in the region’s world-renowned hospitality product.
I know many of my readers are exhausted with politics. New York City just had an election season in which many incumbents cruised to victory, and a little more than half of America looks at the politics in Washington, D.C., in utter disbelief and disgust
Reports indicate that the California NAACP wants to remove "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem citing racist lyrics.
In front of a stunned courtroom police officer Wayne Isaacs was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after three days of deliberation by a jury.
President Trump is quick to accuse the Obama administration for just about everything that goes wrong in America.
New York City residents re-elected the mayor with 66.5 percent of the vote, beating out Republican challenger New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis.
Wednesday, November 8
Several Black candidates won during yesterday's election with many candidates making history.
Folks on the East Coast should break out their winter coats.
Former President Barack Obama was among the Democrats celebrating their party's electoral wins Tuesday night, congratulating Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy.
Former President Barack Obama is expected to report for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning.
After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.
New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention.
For the first time in more than three decades, New York City, a national liberal stronghold that historically balks at ideological leadership inside its own narrow borders, has re-elected a Democratic mayor -- one with unabashed progressive politics and an eye on Washington.
Check out the elections results from New York City and New Jersey elections.
Tuesday, November 7
Democrat Phil Murphy wins the New Jersey governor's race making his running mate, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, the state's first Black lieutenant governor.
After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status.
The NAACP says voters in northern Virginia have received phone calls from people who are lying to them and telling them their polling place has changed.
The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey usually receive heightened attention because they are the first big statewide races (except for special elections) after a new president takes office.
Monday, November 6
For the first time in 41 years, an American woman has won the New York City Marathon. Shalane Flanagan came in first place, running the race in2 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds dethroning the three-time defending champion, Mary Keitany of Kenya, probably the most feared runner in this year's race.
Officer Wayne Isaacs has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Delwran Small, according to the New York attorney general’s office.
According to President Donald Trump, the tragic Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was "a mental health problem at the highest level."
The Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Marching Storm is headed to the Big Apple for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed Sunday when a man armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing.
New York voters on Tuesday will decide mayoral races in New York City and whether to hold the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years.
A child with autism was reported missing by his mother Sunday after her friend, who was caring for him failed to return the boy, police say.
Saturday, November 4
President Donald Trump's administration released a new batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday that included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.
On any given day, the hectic pace of New York streets may convince tourists that their eyes are better fixed on the ground ahead than gazing up at the sky.
Friday, November 3
Musician, actress and model Grace Jones has revealed she was sexually harassed when she landed her first big acting role.
Shanduke McPhatter grew up in the Brooklyn projects.
Thursday, November 2
The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience of aspiring young dancers.
This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at New York Live Arts, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.
Rob Reiner’s new film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson, is about one of America’s most critical presidential tenures, that of Lyndon Johnson.
Sitting inside the HBO’s screening room, I wanted to cry, nay scream, but the rising hairs on my arms and the back of my neck told me to hold steady.
It’s easier to understand why “Bodak Yellow” is the name of that Cardi B song than to understand the Brooklyn Nets’ losses to the New York Knicks Friday night, the Denver Nuggets Sunday and the Phoenix Suns Tuesday, but each requires an extensive explanation.
It would be characteristic for Knicks fans to have a cynical viewpoint of the team’s unforeseen turnaround over the past week.
To face the toughest and most important competition, the Monroe College volleyball team has had to play many of its games on the road.
R&B pop star turned business executive Rihanna has quickly found herself on another pillar of success after the official launch of her makeup line, Fenty Beauty.
Vanessa James, who represents France in pairs skating with partner Morgan Ciprès, is unquestionably the most prominent Black figure skater on the international competitive scene and will be one of the highest profile Black athletes contending for a medal at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The nation of Kenya has produced some of the greatest distance runners in the history of track and field. Thirty-six-year-old Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai has etched his name among them.
The terrorist attack Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, five days before the New York Marathon held on the streets of this city, is not only a reminder of 9/11 because of the vicinity in which it occurred, the World Trade Center area, but also a reminder of the April 15, 2013, bombing at the Boston Marathon.
The Jets not only have the New England Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champs, on their schedule (twice), on Sunday they also faced the Atlanta Falcons, 2017 Super Bowl contenders, last season’s NFC champions, but a team struggling this semester to accumulate wins.
The Giants returned from their bye-week on Monday having experienced an extremely challenging and disappointing early portion of the 16-game NFL season. They have reached the midpoint of their schedule with a 1-6 record, third worst in the league behind the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, who are both 0-8.
The newest account in the two-decade history of sexual abuse allegations against R&B musician and producer R. Kelly was made by former Dallas radio DJ, Kitti Jones, in a lengthy article.
First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the completion of 15 wellness spaces at public high schools citywide, reaching nearly 10,000 students.
An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.
The new multimedia, multicultural children’s reading series, KaZoom Kids iStoryBooks has teamed up with Harlem School of the Arts to create a series of free readings of the books published by the new company.
The gender gap on the City Council is likely to continue to widen, with female representation dropping to as low as 23.5 percent after the election next week, according to an analysis by the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance.
Because I won’t be around for Fred Staton’s home going services Nov. 2—the tenor saxophonist died Oct. 24 at the Atria Nursing Home & Zicklin Hospice in Riverdale, Bronx at 102—I thought the Classroom would be a perfect venue for a musician whose longevity was only exceeded by his soulful swinging.
An African safari is most likely on every traveler’s bucket list. But what exactly does one do while on safari?
Check out what happening in the city this week!
Whole Foods Market is searching for passionate, food-focused candidates to join its team.
It appears that FDNY officials were offended and shared their feelings in recent news reports after Captain Paul Washington addressed students at a workshop back in March.
I love me some good food! No matter the cuisine, if it is good, I am in. Great food, on the other hand, cannot be forgotten.
According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, an organization that advocates for labor rights in the restaurant industry, keeps pushing for better wages for workers.
One year after the national Election Day catastrophe, political pundits and the mainstream media continue to dissect the results.
Dr. Barbara Gaba becomes first woman and African-American installed as president at NJ community college
Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. She is the first woman and first African-American installed as president of the two-year school.
The ongoing saga over Black high school football players in New Jersey kneeling during the national anthem reached a boiling point when two referees were removed after the discovery of racist comments they made online.
No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven’t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as open enrollment began Nov. 1, there are significant changes from previous years.
When the public learned that four U.S. Green Berets had been killed in Niger, a landlocked West African nation—five Nigerien soldiers were also killed—the official military line was the troops were stationed there to conduct “advise and assist” missions.
A government-led plan to restore the home of the parents of Afro music legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and turn it into a museum has cheered and excited Fela’s many fans and followers.
With the deaths of four American servicemen in Niger, a window has opened onto U.S. operations in West Africa, an area barely known even to U.S. legislators who have sent U.S. soldiers there in harm’s way.
Madison Greenspan is a 12-year-old girl with a lot of slime on her plate. Greenspan is known for her successful slime glue company, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue,
New findings from a law enforcement reform group demonstrate that although Mayor Bill de Blasio claims to have ended marijuana sanctions, the NYPD continues to target individuals who have the drug on them.
Two detectives working in Brooklyn have been suspended after being charged for sexual misconduct.
Approximately 200,000 New Yorkers were illegally purged from voter rolls by the Board of Elections just before the heated Democratic presidential primaries in 2016.
Many people who find the president’s behavior and tenor at times divisive and confronting lament that he is “dividing” the country.
Bishop Charles L. Norris Sr. of Grace Saving Ministries share his thoughts on what Mayor Bill de Blasio should do for Black New Yorkers.
Considering that in past elections, less than 50 percent of the voters delivered blank votes for the referendum calling for a constitutional convention, the organization We the People of the State of New York is conducting a grass-roots effort, urging voters to get out and vote and to vote NO for a constitutional convention and save taxpayers millions of dollars.
By music industry standards, in which success is measured for soul/R&B bands relatively low. The concept itself of a band in Black music is such an anomaly that a top-10 record on the R&B charts is all that’s expected
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 is the 48th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day.
Oct. 28, Operation People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect honored Dr. Carlos Russell, the founder of Black Solidarity Day, in East New York, Brooklyn.
But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.
Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.
Council Member Andy King joined representatives from Riverbay Corporation and Co-op City residents this week to announce an imminent shipment of supplies leaving this afternoon.
The Ninth Annual Freedom Dance is taking place Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the National Black Theatre.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a 90 percent drop in criminal court summonses as a result of the Criminal Justice Reform Act.
A spokeswoman for NYC Communities for Change said that protests will continue Nov. 2 at 250 Broadway in front of the Manhattan office for Councilmember Laurie Cumbo (D) whose district includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights.
After weeks of waiting and wondering how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was going, a resounding answer arrived Monday with indictments against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, and Rick Gates, Manafort’s associate.
The Donald Trump administration, not content it seems on ridding the country of the “bad hombres,” dreamers, TPS immigrant recipients, refugees and undocumented immigrants, has now turned its xenophobic wrecking ball on the foreign-born, green-card holding service members of the U.S. military.
Caribbean leaders and high officials from countries that were pulverized by the stronger than usual 2017 hurricane season are headed to New York for a major international donor’s conference in November, where they hope to raise well in excess of $2 billion, mostly in grant aid, to help affected countries rebuild better, stronger and smarter ahead of next year’s storm season.
MIAMI (Nov. 3, 2017)—Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Karolin Troubetzkoy told Caribbean-American residents in South Florida that the response to the trade association’s recently launched One Caribbean Family initiative has been extremely encouraging.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 7, the New York City municipal elections take place. There will be several important elections on your ballot for mayor, borough president, City Council members, judges and even district attorneys
It was the ’60s, the Flower Power era and Civil Rights Movement, a time of sit-ins and protests in segregated America.
A case that began as a severe sore for a University of Hartford student lead to the arrest of her roommate.
Reports indicate that enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities is climbing. Higher education experts believe the uptick is a result of the election of President Donald Trump.
Chris Brown dropped his latest album on Tuesday morning, but if you have plans to listen to it in full, you better grab a seat.
The recently retired chief of police of a New Jersey township was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly slamming a handcuffed African-American suspect into a doorjamb during a 2016 arrest.
Queen Bey has joined "The Lion King."
What was supposed to be an afternoon of fun, ghouls and treats turned into a real life horror scene as a truck-driving terrorist plowed his way through Lower Manhattan leaving a mile-long path of destruction, taking the lives of eight victims and leaving a dozen more injured.
Legend has it that Mark Twain had this to say about an obituary mistakenly published in a major newspaper: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience of aspiring young dancers from two major Harlem arts organizations, the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Harlem School of the Arts.
We knew it wouldn’t be long before President Trump tweeted blame for the recent terrorist attack in lower Manhattan.
Wednesday, November 1
Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name.
Eight people were killed and about a dozen were hurt Tuesday when a 29-year-old man drove a rental truck into crowd, mowing down pedestrians and cyclists in what officials are calling the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11.
On October 1, a man shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas -- the largest mass murder in modern American history.
It seems every Halloween some white people still think it’s fine to dress in blackface and publicize it on social media.
Wendy Williams apparently fainted during a live taping of The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for casting blame on him in the aftermath of a deadly terror attack in New York, saying the President should "stop tweeting and start leading."
Activist Tamika Mallory and several civil rights leaders met with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding the company's alleged racial discrimination practices.
On the first day of a travel writing workshop I attended back in 2011, I asked the instructor if he knew of any travel books by writers of color.
After a 29-year-old man drove a truck into a Manhattan crowd on Tuesday, killing eight and wounding almost a dozen in the deadliest terror attack to hit the city since 9/11, New Yorkers made it clear that they refused to be intimidated.