Thursday, February 28
In her absolutely engrossing memoir, “Glory: A Life Among Legends,” Dr. Glory Van Scott utilizes a number of motifs...all of which taken together replicate her multifaceted career.
In the press room after his win for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which he shares with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott, Lee was light-hearted.
The 91st Academy Awards brought the Blackness, and, with it, the crowning of a new, thespian queen—Regina King. #OscarsSoBlack? Yes, we’re blessed.
On Oscar Sunday the press room was packed with journalists from around the world and many of us began our collective day hopeful that director Spike Lee would take the big win.
We’ve been covering the Oscars since 2015 and it was just as exciting this year as it was the first year.
The month of March is dominated by a full month of dance (March 1–30) at BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, with their BAAD! Ass Women Festival.
Montréal is known for its jazz festival. But, there’s much more to Montréal, especially now as the city is in the midst of a yearlong, 375th birthday celebration.
Admittedly, I do not make it to East Harlem enough. I know I am missing a whole lot of awesome regional Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican and pan-Spanish foods as well as...
A timely African-American panel discussion, Daughters of the Movement: Where Do We Go From Here, will take place in New York City at the ICP Museum March 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
With the beautiful snow falling, The Turkish Group drew a big crowd at Industria Studios in NYC’s West Village.
Over the course of two shows at Pier 59 during fashion week, Oxford Fashion Studio presented 14 designers.
It always seems like Black History Month flies by. In 28 days, corporations, organizations, schools and countless other institutions try to cram centuries’ worth of history into photos and soundbites for the masses.
The florid Green New Deal proposed by the newly elected congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been widely panned by critics on both the right and the left—but perhaps most notably by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Dianne Feinstein.
As New York works to legalize adult-use marijuana, state lawmakers have the opportunity to achieve true racial equity and justice, but it will require a legislative and operational agenda that goes beyond the bureaucratic “promise” of equity.
Many Florida residents would like to believe that Florida is turning into a purple state, because there are more Democrats on the voting rolls.
For those who point to the ’90s as music’s golden era, 1994 could be used as the yardstick in which the decade was measured.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, dozens of people from across the country gathered to address the persistent issue of fatalities at the hands of police officers.
Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday, Feb. 23, for the 14th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton. Leaders from various groups discussed emerging Black leaders in Staten Island’s Black community.
On Sunday, more than 500 community residents joined State Senator Kevin Parker for his 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in conjunction with the A Shared Dream Foundation.
A savvy group of ladies working at the Amalgamated Bank on Fulton Street in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, decided to celebrate Black History Month in the most beautiful of ways.
On Wednesday, Feb. 20 the Coalition for Educational Justice gathered with parents and kids in blustery conditions on the steps of the old Tweed Courthouse to delivery their disappointment about the lack of representation of students of color in NYC’s elementary curricula.
The Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting their 2nd annual Historically Black College and University Fair Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rochdale Village Community Center located at 169-35 137th Ave. in Jamaica, Queens.
Approximately 300 young people attended Speak Up, Speak Out: A Youth Summit on Policing in New York City, hosted by the Civilian Complaint Review Board and New York University on Feb. 26.
The Network Journal, corporate executives and business owners announced the 2019 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.
New York should be a great city to age in: you don’t need to drive to get places. But because three quarters of subway stations are only accessible using stairs, New Yorkers find themselves increasingly immobile and isolated as they age.
“Why did you kill him?” Raymonde Figaro bemoaned. “There’s nothing left in my heart... I don’t feel my body anymore.”
After winning his first Oscar the eminent director, Spike Lee, used that platform to voice some feelings that he has apparently long wanted to express.
Saviour’s Day Convention 2019, the Nation of Islam’s annual celebration of the birth of “the Saviour,” Master Fard Muhammad, may have been the “best Saviours’ Day convention ever,” as one participant said.
A new era of leadership and excellence will serve as the overarching theme for Tuskegee University’s upcoming inauguration of President Lily D. McNair.
In a tense, physical game in which the lead swung back and forth, Hunter College prevailed over Brooklyn College 76–65 to win its first CUNY Athletic Conference title since 2004.
This past Saturday, Feb. 23, at the University of Mississippi, two pro-Confederacy groups, Confederate 901 and the Hiwaymen, applied the First Amendment rights granted them by staging a march on the grounds of the sprawling campus.
Through the annals of New York sports history, several names ring out, but none more than Walt “Clyde” Frazier.
Lately our Black notables are departing the earthly plane faster than our pages and resources can give them their due.
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It has been a great year for short track speed skater Maame Biney.
“The Negro Motorist Green Book” arrived back in Harlem the other night where it began.
The unbridled look of joy on the players’ faces was unmistakable as the Knicks gathered near half court at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night Feb.26.
My union, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, stood with our allies in New York City against the Amazon HQ2 development in Queens for one simple reason: it is time to confront a powerful economic giant that is transforming our future world of work into one where workers have no voice and a wealthy few hold all the power.
Between Friday, March 1 and April 10, the Brooklyn Nets have 19 games left to solidify their playoff position.
The deportation of a porter, and union member, is delayed for now. But that itself is a victory for 32BJ SEIU.
In historic moment NAACP rings closing bell on Wall Street to highlight launch of new minority impact ETF
On February 26 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)joined Impact Sharesin ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), to highlight the launch of the NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (NYSE Arca: NACP).
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All-Star Games, the ninth annual, was hosted Saturday, Feb. 23, at the El Faro Beacon facility on East 121st Street in East Harlem.
Since announcing she was running for president of the United States, California Sen. Kamala Harris has been busy.
Athing Mu is a prodigy, even her elite opponents at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships were stunned by her performance.
Queen Latifah is known for her work in music, TV and films but the New Jersey native is now giving back to the community that gave her so much by building affordable housing in her hometown of Newark.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is a mirror image of what is going on inside and outside.
In the first formal rejection of the Trump emergency declaration for the southern border, the House easily passed a resolution to block the proposed wall.
Instability is growing in the East African nations of Sudan and South Sudan while the U.S. pursues a military solution to a decades-long civil war in Somalia.
There’s much more to Montréal, especially now as the city is in the midst of a yearlong, 375th birthday celebration.
Following a delayed presidential election—postponed for a week—and reports of army intimidation and other alleged election crimes, and after a reportedly low turn out of less than 30 percent of voters, the Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu declared Tuesday, Feb.
There has been a lot more criticism since Sunday night of “Green Book,” the movie, especially after it beat out favorites to win the Best Picture award at the 91st Oscars.
Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are meeting in the Eastern Caribbean island state of St. Kitts this week with recurring issues.
Harlem and Bronx native Nina Shaw is one of Hollywood’s top entertainment attorneys.
Wednesday, February 27
It’s a concept that shows consideration for the victims of fatal police actions, and the concept has originated from a source that some victims’ families call surprising: law enforcement professionals.
Tuesday, February 26
New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams is now one seat away from mayoralty.
Charge Stacking is a term in the legal system that’s usually understood when it’s too late.
One NYC organization, called Children of Promise, acts as a safe haven for hundreds of kids. They all share one thing in common—they have a parent in prison.
Monday, February 25
Reports indicate that R&B singer R. Kelly has posted bail releasing him from police custody in Chicago.
Reigning Miss America Nia Franklin joined thousands of other tiara wearers this weekend as she took part in the 11th annual runDisney Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World.
Since NNPA Newswire reported on the alarming lack of interest in the cases of missing black females, readers – including law enforcement – have responded by using social media to bring to light the host of African Americans and others of color who’ve gone missing.
R&B singer R. Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday as the singer faces multiple charges of sexual abuse in Chicago.
Oscars 2019, it was a star-studded list of presenters will take the stage, Dana Carvey, including Mike Myers, Chef José Andrés, Queen Latifah, Congressman John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand, and Serena Williams introducing the nominees
Sunday, February 24
Many people may believe that cervical cancer is a problem of the past. Prior to the 1940s, it was a major cause of death of women of childbearing age.
R. Kelly was jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity.
Saturday, February 23
Over 100 tenants of the Douglass Houses packed a town hall meeting inside Grace Methodist Church Friday night.
Friday, February 22
R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris met with Rev. Al Sharpton Feb. 21 in Harlem at Sylvia’s Restaurant.
Mark-Viverito, Blake, Rodriguez, Ulrich, Alicandro, Eisenbach, Herbert, Rich, Yee Speak to City Voters
Nine candidates for New York City Public Advocate outline their agendas for city residents 50 and over in video voter guides AARP released today at www.aarp.org/votenyc.
Older NYers to Governor, NYS Lawmakers: Ensure MTA’S Fast Forward Plan Fully Funds Subway Accessibility
Three-fourths of Stations Lack Elevators; 90%+ of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities are beyond a quarter-mile walk of an accessible station.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Lynne Patton continues her promise with her month-long project of living in NYCHA housing for a month.
Demonstrators are filling the streets of downtown Port au Prince in Haiti as anger and frustration over government mismanagement and corruption boils over.
From this week’s NYFW’s Fall ’19 previews, here are some of the hottest trends from 23 designers showing their collections.
For Fall ’19, Affair’s designer Rufat Ismayel brought glamour and lots of sparkle to Spring Studios for the Final Day of New York Fashion Week 2019. One of Hollywood’s newest go-to-labels, it is fitting for Affair’s collection to close the NYFW shows at Spring Studios. Designed by Azerbaijani designer Rafat Ismayel, the looks were sultry, empowering and feminine.
Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is making a major investment in a housing development in Newark: the city where she was born.
Black Girl Magic, Black Girls Rock, and other slogans have surfaced in recent years to describe the power, resilience and steadiness of the Black woman.
In the midst of federal public housing official Lynne Patton's week-long stays in New York public housing properties, Patton invited a NYCHA resident to meet President Trump at a White House event on Thursday.
Thursday, February 21
The organizers of African Restaurant Week produced a new week of events to celebrate Black History Month titled A Taste of Africa Week.
I do love some chili, especially on cold days like we have been having.
Take Rome, Paris, London and Barcelona off the list. Here’s where to go instead.
Chicago-based neo-soul artist, Jamila Woods, will release a new album. The record, titled “Legacy! Legacy!” is officially due out via Jagjaguwar May 10.
Stephens is just one of a number of former vocalists who worked for many years with iconic singer and actor Harry Belafonte.
It’s more poignant than ever that the New Museum’s extraordinary exhibition of sculptor Nari Ward’s work, which runs through May 26 of this year, is called “We the People.”
There’s something to be said for venturing beyond your comfort zone. It’s exciting. Everything has the sweet flavor that comes from the curiosity of the new, the different.
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) commemorated National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Thursday, Feb. 7.
New York State is the national leader in the effort to end HIV/AIDS, with the goal of ending the epidemic in the state by 2020.
A new dimension has been brought into Nigeria’s polity and raised apprehension among the masses as the world was taken by surprise when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ordered Feb.
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America has the nerve to send food and medicine to the corrupt American-appointed opposition in Venezuela to help the Venezuelan people, when it was American imperialism that caused the food and medicine shortage in the first place!
New Yorkers, including elected officials like Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders, are increasingly recognizing that cash bail helps drive mass incarceration.
The powerful #MeToo Movement was established to address real injustices suffered by women—and in some cases, although significantly less common, by men.
February is Black History Month. I am a legitimate senior citizen and I can remember when this month of extolling the greatness of our people started out as a week.
We are now 10 years out of the Great Recession, and predatory lending and housing fraud continue to threaten and harm New Yorkers.
Fans of New York basketball seem obsessed with making their Knicks great again.
Think we can now get a clear understanding of how it now works.
Looking like, sounding like, and inspiring like his legendary Afrobeat ‘baba,’ Fela Kuti, youngest son Seun Kuti performed like the whole world was watching, at his jam-packed gig at Sony Hall off Times Square Tuesday, Feb. 19,.
Legions of Knicks fans are conflicted.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, the New York city council considered several legislative proposals to address cashless store policies. Council Member Richie Torres has sponsored legislation to prohibit retailers from not accepting cash, which would protect consumers who don’t have access to credit from discrimination.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.
With its highest ever national ranking (No. 2), the women’s track and field team at Monroe College is preparing for the upcoming NJCAA Indoor Championships, intent to succeed.
A new event and gallery space in Harlem aims to pay homage to the neighborhood’s creative roots and African-American culture.
St. John’s University women’s basketball team came into Sunday’s game against DePaul University at Madison Square Garden on a high.
Despite the threats of snow and natural cold weather this time of year until Spring, baseball season has begun with MLB teams opening up their training camps during this past week.
I have been working with Black and Brown youth for over 20 years. First as a youth mentor, later as a youth pastor and senior pastor.
On Jan. 31, the gripping documentary “The Other Boys of Summer” premiered in Manhattan at the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium.
Last week, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled their collusion lawsuits with the National Football League, which could be the finality of the quarterback’s NFL career.
Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general
Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Sunday’s high scoring NBA All-Star Game, won by Team LeBron 178-164 and led by game MVP Kevin Durant in a come from behind victory is an indication of one thing.
Nearly two dozen local kindergarteners made a special Valentine’s Day visit to senior citizens at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center (Covello) in East Harlem.
I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.
Commemorating how far African-Americans have come 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit which kicked off Wednesday.
No college student should ever have to choose between a textbook or groceries, laundry or dinner.
Richard Painter, former chief ethics attorney for President George W. Bush, said something many of us have believed for years, which is that Trump is “not well at all mentally.”
Maximize your savings more by visiting under the radar cities. Take Rome, Paris, London and Barcelona off the list.
New Yorkers have 17 candidates to choose from in next week’s special election for public advocate. The highly sought after seat, vacated by Letitia James after her election to serve as the state attorney general, is often a clear shot for anyone wanting to be the city’s next mayor.
Each day when you think you’ve discovered your last “Black First,” another one pops up.
Rapper 21 Savage is now living a new reality, one that he buried for most of his 26 years and largely pretended did not exist.
President Desi Bouterse of Suriname has fired the head of the Caribbean Community nation’s central bank in a move that has sparked fears that the administration is seeking to replace him.
Traveling from point to point, here to there, just got more expensive in New York City.
St. Lucia’s iconic Jade Mountain Resort has received more top international travel accolades while its sister resort Anse Chastanet continues to be recognized by the world’s most discriminating travelers.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Harlem residents from various backgrounds gathered in the shadow of Metro North’s 125th Street Comfort Station calling on the city to invest in rehabilitating the structure and broadening access to safe, clean bathrooms for local residents.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took President Donald Trump to task again. This time, it’s over his declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his border wall.
The recent blatant power grab coming out of the White House is a lot to digest. For many, the feelings of depression and disgust are commonplace when thinking about the political leadership in Washington.
Rutgers University is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey with a student population of nearly 70,000 statewide.
The replacement of a single letter in a name could be the difference between being racially discriminated against or being able to blend into society.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s 16th annual African-American History Month Celebration last Friday, Feb. 15.
A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.
Sixteen states, including New York, have joined a lawsuit filed by Xavier Becerra, attorney general of California, challenging the Trump administration’s move to acquire funds from government agencies to build a wall along the Mexican border.
More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday morning.
Shocked, but not surprised can best describe the majority response of Nigerian voters waiting for the opening of the presidential election polls last Friday night/Saturday morning, Feb. 16.
Last week the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) released its initial report with policy recommendations to the Mayor and Chancellor about how to integrate the city’s stubbornly segregated public schools.
he Wayne County Procurement Division announced that it has recommended the Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS) for tentative award of the contract to establish a public defender office in Wayne County.
Wednesday, February 20
Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury
A police official says “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect “for filing a false police report” and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.
A 2017 report revealed how the use of cash bails in the city of Los Angeles spawned a massive industry built on the backs of poor communities of color.
A large storm system will approach the region from the south bringing some snow for Wednesday, before turning into rain.
Tuesday, February 19
Students across the country are putting final touches on their applications for some of our country’s most prestigious public institutions.
Voting for the nation’s next president has been called off for Saturday.
A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.
Monday, February 18
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois
Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced legislation to assist historically black colleges and universities.
NYPD doing internal review after commanding officer allegedly tells cops to shoot rapper 50 Cent ‘on sight
The NYPD has confirmed to PIX11 News that there is an internal review into Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez of the 72nd precinct after the New York Daily News reported the precinct commander told his officers during roll call to shoot rapper 50 Cent "on sight."
Sunday, February 17
Recently, the nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States.
NYC has the country’s most segregated schools; will the city’s plan to change that make its best schools worse?
New York City is the most diverse city in the country, if not the world, according to a variety of measures. However, when it comes to the city's public school system, it is a very different story.
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
Saturday, February 16
With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities.
Colin Kaepernick’s more than two year battle with the NFL has come to an end.
With talks of the possibility that the city could rescind its deal to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to New York City, one Newark organization is saying their invitation to take the online retailer is still open.
Friday, February 15
“Choir Boy,” a brilliant, compassionate and touching work by African-American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, is a colossal theatrical experience! McCraney is making an explosively impressive Broadway debut.
It’s that time of year again when we venture to sunny Los Angeles to cover the 2019 film award season which includes, again this year, the 34th Independent Spirit Awards (Indie Spirit Awards).
The ninth annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place Feb. 28-March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City.
Filmmakers and cast were all on the red carpet at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade theater this past Thursday, Feb. 7, for a Lincoln Center Film Society members’ screening of Steven Soderbergh’s new film “High Flying Bird.”
Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.
Recently, the Toledo Blade and other media outlets have reported on racial discrimination issues at Toledo Transmission.
A 24-year-old Brooklyn man unexpectedly died Monday at Green Correctional Facility in Upstate New York less than three months after the start of his incarceration on a drug charge.
Thursday, February 14
The usual ebullience and vivacity of the annual Colgate Women’s Games which concluded earlier this month was overshadowed somewhat by the recent passing of its visionary leader and founder, Frederick D. Thompson, Esq. who was laid to rest last week, Thursday, Feb. 7.
“When everyone else was doubting me, I never doubted for one second my ability,” said English Gardner, who won the women’s 60 meters at a personal best 7.10 seconds.
It was a fight to the finish and the women of Columbia University were determined to defend their title in the College Women’s 4x400 relay at the Millrose Games.
If you are looking for a new, modern approach to doing your hair, stop in at The Dollmaker Studio, located at 813 Malcom X Blvd., between West 120th Street and West 119th Street in Harlem, N.Y.
The surface at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights upheld its reputation as arguably the fastest in the world as many runners set their personal best times at the 112th Millrose Games this past Saturday, Feb. 9, including Donavan Brazier, who posted a new American indoor record in the men’s 800-meters with a time of 1:44.41.
It’s fashion week in New York City! With their fabulous clothes, designers are telling amazing stories.
Each year we are inundated with red hearts in stores, on television and across society. For some, it is a welcomed sign that love is in the air.
The Colgate Women’s Games ended spectacularly last week in a variety of divisions. In their 55 meter high school category, it was dominated by local talent.
The future of Brexit, England’s historic divorce from the European Union, hangs in a precarious balance as last week British Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit Plan failed miserably when put to a vote in the British Parliament.
On Monday in Cleveland, the Knicks set a dubious franchise record, losing their 17th straight game, a 107-104 defeat to the Cavaliers.
I have been a consultant for minority- and woman-owned businesses in the construction industry for 33 years.
“The referees f---ing suck!”
New York State has an important opportunity to pass reform this week that will make our criminal justice system more fair and more transparent.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association has enjoyed a long history of supporting organized labor, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement when many unions and civil rights-focused organizations worked together to secure legislation that benefitted African-Americans.
The NBA All-Star game is no longer just the East versus West, but two team captains choosing up sides like they do on playgrounds or in some gymnasium.
New York State Assembly member and vice president of the African-American Clergy and Elected Officials Latrice Walker and Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel recently joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at the Powerful Praise Tabernacle in Brooklyn for the first Brooklyn stop of the “Roadmap to Health” program.
For all intents and purposes the 2018 music year is a wrap. It was put to rest Sunday, Feb. 10, with the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
On Monday, Feb. 11, at Ziegfeld Ballroom, the National CARES Mentoring Movement presented its fourth annual “For the Love of Our Children” gala
I am not Catholic, however, I was raised as a shouting Baptist at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, and every week I was an ardent listener of Bishop Fulton Sheen who had an hour-long television program.
HBCU Night took place at the Barclays Center last Friday, Feb. 8.
Some things are worth waiting for. You’ll have no regrets about flying the nearly 23 hours from New York to Sydney, Australia.
For years, top awards like the Oscars and the Grammys were viewed as platforms seized by celebrities to speak up and speak out about injustices, human rights violations and the social issues of the day.
Due to continued concerns about staffing and funding, nurses, public officials and citizens alike crowded the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, to begin their campaign for a renewed effort to fix a broken system for public hospital nurses of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil announced two major oil finds offshore Guyana in the past week, and the discovery has raised the hopes for similar massive oil discoveries in two of its neighbors that incidentally already produce oil and gas.
Last week, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted his annual “Trailblazers” event in honor of Black History Month at Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.
The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.
The December 12th Movement is hosting the event “We Black” (at House of the Lord Church , 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.) to commemorate the assassination of Malcolm X.
A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.
Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 22nd annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb.
Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our health care system.
Growing up in North Carolina, I was shy and my need to be perfect in everything I did made it difficult to connect with others.
Almost on the same day the media was celebrating the centenary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, one of the cable television outlets that feature classic shows broadcast the 1977 TV series “How the West Was Won.”
Working class and poor New Yorkers looked forward to the rollout of Fair Fares.
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Earlier this week, Amazon threatened to take their ball and go home if elected officials and activists didn’t play by their rules.
Growing up, little girls tend to play with dolls in their childhood. The doll is designed in human form to connect with children, particularly young girls.
Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students who have graduated from secondary school in the U.S. Virgin Islands will have one less concern about their college careers: tuition payments.
Once again Trump has demonstrated his profound ignorance of history or his lack of sensitivity while insulting Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In a tweet last Saturday, he taunted Warren again, as he has done on numerous occasions, by referring to her as “Pocahontas” and then pushed the indignity to another level.
Social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter to receive honorary degrees from Rutgers
The Rutgers University Board of Governors announced that social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will receive honorary degrees at the Rutgers-Newark Commencement ceremony.
If presidential aspirant Sen. Kamala Harris of California has put forth progressive domestic proposals, they are often offset and countered by various foreign policy positions.
Strategy consultant and Harlem small-business owner Nikoa Evans-Hendricks serves as executive director and co-founder of Harlem Park 2 Park, a social enterprise of more than 250 entrepreneurs uptown.
The Nigerian presidential election is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Wednesday, February 13
A white supremacist who traveled from Baltimore to Manhattan to kill a black man with a sword was sentenced Wednesday.
Despite the circumstances, Bill Cosby said his time in prison is an “amazing experience,” his press spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a TV interview.
Tuesday, February 12
New Year’s resolutions are underway across the state of New York, and I’m one of those who is trying hard to keep the promises I made to myself.
400 Years Later: Closing the Wealth Gap, Expanding Opportunity
Join National Urban League President & CEO Marc H. Morial, Rev. Al Sharpton, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, President & CEO CVS Health, Larry J. Merlo, Susan L. Taylor, CEO & COO Ariel Investments John W. Rogers and more.
I dedicated 34 years of my life to public safety, enforcing the laws that our legislators placed before me. That’s what cops do, and we trust that those laws are well thought out, studied and based upon sound data and evidence.
Snow began falling in New York around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Snowfall is expected to be steady across NY and New Jersey by late morning before switching over to rain, and causing dangerous commuting conditions throughout the day.
Monday, February 11
During the month of February in America we celebrate Black History Month. As we celebrate the achievements of Blacks in the making of this great country, I can’t help but think about the state of the Black community in 2019.
NYCHA will have a new resident as of Monday: the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in New York and New Jersey.
Check out the full list of this year's Grammy Winners!
Men allegedly used racial slurs and beat a construction worker on Saturday after he asked the men to leave a Hell's Kitchen construction site, officials said.
Saturday, February 9
Minister Louis Farrakhan was inducted as a full lifetime member of the fraternity.
Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some Black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses.
A second woman has come forward accusing Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.
Friday, February 8
Favoring diversity over quality, the American Bar Association (ABA) recently rejected a proposal to hold law schools responsible for not preparing students for the rigors of the legal profession, according to a news release critical of the association from Project 21, a leading voice of Black conservatives.
Relatives of people who died at the hands of police call for law that protects cops to be thrown out
Family members united through a tragic bond testified before the City Council on Thursday. They all had loved ones who died in police custody or were killed by police.
Thursday, February 7
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83.
Listen, you work hard! You deserve free delivery every day to the office, but seldom if not ever get it. Well, tomorrow, Feb. 8, you will get it for you and four of your colleagues (…or five orders for yourself) during the last day of Uptown Restaurant Week!
Here is our annual, what we are now calling, “sprinter” cleaning list for your kitchen. Take your time…and drink plenty of wine.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.
The women of Havana, Cuba move with a lyrical flow as they walk down those hot busy streets with a destination in mind but no neurotic effort to get there.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the creative minds behind the interactive theater show “Sleep No More,” have created a perfect way to celebrate the love date, which includes a romantic dinner for two in The Club Car or on the cozy winter rooftop The Lodge at Gallow Green, and Sleep No More on Feb. 14 — plus more unforgettable performances all weekend
Hello my people. You only have until Feb. 17 to see “Behind the Sheet,” a powerful story that sheds a blaring light on a story most of us are not familiar with, but that needs to be told!
Sister Lord’s words ring true. It’s in finding the joy within that helps others find it, as well. It’s in this spirit that ESSENCE once again presents their annual “Black Women in Hollywood Awards,” in Hollywood, Thursday, Feb. 21.
R&B artist Will Downing seemed to be destined to become great at a young age, since he attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn just like music industry leaders such as Clive Davis, Barbra Streisand and Stephanie Mills.
It was just two years ago that moviegoers across the United States were uniquely delighted to see a film called Hidden Figures.
Robi Reed is a legend. Make no mistake: casting a film is an art form, and she is an artist. The seasoned veteran has more than 30 years of experience.
The new ten-part series “American Soul,” which debuts internationally on BET with back-to-back episodes starting Feb. 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT), is a straight-up example of Black excellence in every category.
Competing at the NYRR Millrose Games at the Armory in Washington Heights this Saturday will be a heartfelt part of English Gardner’s homecoming.
It’s now one full week since the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis, the man most of their fans thought would be a cornerstone of the franchise’s future.
If you’re a New England Patriot, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick fan, a minority, you’re ecstatic, appreciative of Sunday’s Super Bowl game.
Sean McVay became the newly anointed next great NFL head coach this season by a plethora of media and league executives after helping to lead a turnaround of the Los Angeles Rams from a 4-12 record under former head coach Jeff Fisher two years ago to 11-5 and the NFC West title last season to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
It’s a busy and exciting time for sprinter-turned-bobsledder Lake Kwaza.
As of today, Colin Kaepernick, who began the National Football League’s social justice movement, is far removed from its official inception and impending execution.
D’Angelo Russell, averaging an impressive career high in points and assists this season, has been selected as one of the guards to the NBA All-Star team.
The 45th Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series open to all girls and women from elementary school through college and beyond, concluded on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the New Balance Track and Field Center, the Armory in upper Manhattan after another season of great competition.
This Sunday, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students will instruct people of all ages in a simple compressions-only CPR technique so they can use it in emergencies until help arrives
I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.
This once sleepy southern city is getting a lot of attention for its cuisine and cool vibe.
It’s a story of blackface, yearbook photos, a Michael Jackson dance competition and a sexual assault allegation.
Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.
From a federal judge and even the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), legal powers from all angles are trying to figure out why prisoners at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn were left with no electricity and no heat for days as a polar vortex hit the city.
During his brief but iconic stay with us, Malcolm X (El-Malik El-Shabazz) was an always evolving political leader and thinker.
In November 2015, first lady Chirlane McCray launched #ThriveNYC, an initiative that takes a hands on approach to addressing the mental health needs of New York City residents.
The newest trends for spring focus on 1980s looks. Say goodbye to slip dresses, minimalism and hello to the material girl.
What to do during Black History Month, from a poetry slam to a trolley tour, as recommended by locals
Ruth E. Carter is celebrating her third Oscar nomination, this time for Best Costume Designer for the film “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler.
It seems like each week someone new announces they are running for the presidency in 2020. In the upcoming weeks and months, it is likely that we will see even more members of Congress, governors and businessmen jump in the race.
Along with the 2019 new year came the predictable onset of the 2020 presidential election cycle.
In a recent edition of The New York Times the special section titled “Overlooked” listed several African-Americans who deserved obituaries but never received them.
I am aware of the numerous tribal wars that occurred for thousands of years before European settlers arrived in the “New World.”
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
It is not progressive for the state legislature to exclude Black and Brown workers from legislative initiatives
There are important discussions taking place in the state legislature about the future of New York City’s construction industry and especially its workers.
After a six-day strike and a 21-hour bargaining session, Los Angeles public school teachers are back on the job.
The biggest online retailer in the world told one of the most union-dominated cities that its workers will not organize on their watch.
From the gate you can tell it was going to be a long Super Bowl LIII weekend for the supporters of the Los Angeles Rams.
Even as temperatures get bone-chillingly cold, community social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress continues its Justice Monday rallies demanding Gov. Phil Murphy sign into law the “Independent Prosecutor’s Bill.”
February 5th would have been Trayvon Martin’s 24th birthday. People took to social media with an outpouring of support honoring him.
Happy Black History Month! Seems rarer and rarer these days to see an ad on television or anywhere that says that yet around 12-14 percent of the U.S. population is considered to be Black or African-American.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation this week raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024
A throng of protesters converged on the doorstep of the United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations to denounce the aggressive attempted coup orchestrated by the Trump administration.
Staying in an active role in the ongoing situation in neighboring Venezuela, Caribbean Community governments this week chided the Organization of American States in Washington.
In an interview for the book “No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half Century,” Dumisani Kumalo recalled the struggle to cut off the U.S. funds that were sustaining the apartheid government of South Africa.
Sunil Chatrani, chief executive officer and executive director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean’s 2019 Hotelier of the Year.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and State Department say they will no longer issue visas for certain Ghanaians.
Brooklynite Andres “Dre” Martin serves as founder of the annual HBCU Night, an event touring the nation that celebrates African-American Heritage and the culture of historically Black colleges and universities.
Public hospital nurses of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation demanded safe staffing and fair funding as they kicked off their contract campaign in Harlem Tuesday, Feb. 5.
On Feb. 1, 2019, Susan L. Taylor, founder and CEO National CARES Mentoring Movement and editor-in-chief emerita of ESSENCE magazine.
The New York City Housing Authority has been plagued with corruption and incompetence for years.
For every Trump tweet, for every fabrication and stupid conclusion he reaches, there’s a commentator or critic who can hang him on his own petard.
“Unfortunately, Amadou will never get justice and we still feel that there’s not any change,” said Kadiatou Diallo, the mother of the late Amadou Diallo. “Before hashtags, before Twitter, Amadou’s name echoed around the world.”
When the 2019 legislative session began, many New Yorkers were excited to hear Gov. Cuomo include the much-anticipated legalization of adult-use cannabis in his budget priorities.
Wednesday, February 6
“Trump lies, democracy dies!” and “Get Trump out of the White House!” were some of the chants from demonstrators outside Trump Tower and the International Tower near Central Park hours before he delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
TV One celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to inspirational black women and a full schedule of programs that exemplifies this year's theme, "REPRESENT CHANGE."
Activist Tamika Mallory and mixologist Karl Franz joined culinary star Chef JJ on the latest episode of CLEO TV's sizzling new series JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ.
The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele.
Prison employees and inmates testified Tuesday that chilly temperatures inside a New York City federal lockup came days before a fire left some inmates without heat, light, hot water, and attorney and family visits for a week.
Stacey Abrams may not be the governor of Georgia, but she did make history on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Tuesday, February 5
As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s okay for educators and school leaders to keep Black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities to learn.
A New York mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen video on social media has gotten a public apology.
Amadou Diallo's mother, Kadiatou, held back tears, as she talked with PIX11’s Jennifer Bisram on the 20th-year anniversary of her son’s death.
Monday, February 4
The American Dream is described as a national ethos: a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.
Reports indicate that actor Kristoff St. John has died. He was best known for his role on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."
New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill last week to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, sending the bill to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk, where it's scheduled to be signed on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Sunday it will work with the Bureau of Prisons to examine what happened at a federal detention center in Brooklyn that had lost heat and electricity last week and to ensure that it has a backup system in place.
Super it wasn’t — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
Sunday, February 3
The federal Bureau of Prisons said Saturday that work to restore power to a detention center in New York City where inmates have gone without heat and electricity for a week will be completed by Monday.
NAACP, civil rights leaders call for resignation of Virginia gov. to resign amid blackface controversy
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he does not believe he is either person in the racist photo that appeared in his 1984 yearbook but that he did once darken his face to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest in 1984.
Saturday, February 2
The question of how well police police themselves is at the center of a new report released to the public on Friday morning by an independent panel of former prosecutors.
Hundreds of inmates at a federal jail in New York City have spent days in cold, dark cells amid frigid weather and without access to visitors or email, attorneys for the inmates said Friday.
Friday, February 1
Charles J. Hynes, 83, who served 24 years as district attorney in the ‘Republic of Brooklyn’ died Tuesday evening at a Hospice in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to news reports he had been in failing health for some time.
The New York Police Department hasn’t been able to figure out who specifically trained an officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common purpose.”