Thursday, January 31
The former leader of the biggest public union in New York City has passed away.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with its Educational Advancement Foundation, recently announced the establishment of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, which was created to bolster the financial stability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
While most 11-year-olds are worrying about video games, TV and sports, 11-year-old Elijah Precciely is worrying about making sure he has enough hours to study physics.
It is not necessarily the intention to connect one profile with another in this column, but whenever they are related, it’s hard to ignore the association.
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Before the city built Central Park, the area from West 82nd to West 89th streets and between 7th and 8th avenues was the location of what was known as Seneca Village, a predominantly African-American community .
After 35 days, President Donald Trump decided to end the shutdown.
In January, the RWDSU and four community organizations—Alliance for a Greater New York, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change and Local Progress—conducted a briefing in the RWDSU’s New York City office to discuss our recently released report “What’s Wrong With Amazon.”
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announced the theme for Black History Month 2019 is Black Migrations, focusing on the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.
In just the first weekend of February, three performances are a must see.
A Newark community is shaken after four teenage girls were shot during a vigil, leaving one of the victims fighting for her life after being shot in the head.
The rich are getting richer, businesses are thriving, but it’s hard not to notice that discontent is growing among the expanding poor and middle class and could soon pose a threat to the well-to-do.
Yes, yes, NYC Winter Restaurant Week is happening all over the city, as we reported last week. However, we were remiss not to highlight East Harlem’s Uptown Winter Restaurant Week...
If things go as they most certainly will, the nation will be stalled again with Trump’s unlikely budge on his demand to get his wall built on our southern border.
Efforts to clean up government, difficult in the best of times, were hamstrung by none other than Nigeria’s top judge accused of failing to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars that “suspiciously” appeared in his accounts but were never declared as required by law.
The United States called for an emergency meeting of the 15-member U.N. Security Council Jan. 26 to discuss the political situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after President Donald J. Trump declared earlier in the week that President Nicholas Madura would not be recognized as the rightfully elected leader.
You know what this Sunday is and whether you like it or not, the food will always be a winner.
Housing Secretary Ben Carson announced Thursday a federal monitor will supervise reforms meant to better living conditions at the New York City Housing Authority.
Remember how you used to feel when you heard “Love’s Holiday” by Earth, Wind & Fire? Why not make it real?
Disrupting the rhythm and timing of Brady was the key, not allowing him to sit in the pocket and with surgical precision dissect the second and third levels of their defense.
After a six-day strike and a 21-hour bargaining session, Los Angeles public school teachers are back on the job.
As the 2020 presidential election approaches liftoff, the ever-growing pool of candidates in the Democratic Party wants to put the brakes on the Trump Train.
They are only the second French pair to win the title, the last win coming in 1932.
In just the first weekend of February, three performances are a must see: Urban Bush Women (Jan. 31 – Feb. 9); DELIROUS Dances/Edisa Weeks (Feb. 4 – 6); and Camille A. Brown and Dancers (Feb. 5 – 10).
“The way you stop Tom Brady is to get him in the pocket,” she continued.
“I didn’t know that. I think that says we’re ahead of schedule,” said Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn’s head coach, happy about where the team is right now.
There are two exquisite exhibits up through most of Black History Month, from one end of Manhattan to the other.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Debbie Almontaser, who is a leading scholar on education and Islam.
When I arrived in Dubai two week ago as the guest of billionaire business mogul Khalaf Al Habtoor, I expected to witness the opulence and luxury for which the United Arab Emirates have become renowned.
Clearly Davis, who will turn 26 in March, above all else, particularly money, deeply desires to win a title.
American imperialism, not socialism is the root cause of the economic and political crisis in Venezuela
In 1998, Hugo Chavez was democratically elected president of Venezuela by an overwhelming majority of the Venezuelan people.
Last year, Mayor de Blasio appointed a commission tasked with proposing revisions to the City Charter that would improve our campaign finance system and enhance participation in our local democracy.
We’ve all heard the adage of necessity being the father of invention. Not so popular is the phrase pertaining to the ridicule, scrutiny and overall struggle of the inventor.
It will be the 112th presentation of the Millrose Games, making it the longest held event of its kind.
The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its 42nd stamp in the Black Heritage series honoring famed tap dancer and actor Gregory Hines.
Apple Bank appointed Ebony Miranda as assistant vice president and branch manager at the bank’s newly relocated Harlem branch office.
The Senate Majority Conference this week passed the Child Victims Act, reforming New York State’s outdated statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
February is American Heart Month and an excellent time to review heart health risks and guidelines, especially among members of the African-American and Latino communities.
New York State’s legislature gave DREAMers a reason to celebrate.
If you want to be, and live as long as you can be on this polluted planet, I would suggest that you get an ample amount of vitamin C.
Trump, his weapon of mass distraction once more active, has dipped into another foreign affair much as in the past when domestic problems pin him down.
Donald Trump is lying again—bigly—and the American people, especially more than 800,000 federal workers, contractors and their families, paid the price.
When many candidates enter a political race, political insiders say the one with the most name recognition will probably win.
Current Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts Timothy Harris led the delegation to the talks at U.N. headquarters in the city after a string of worrying developments in the South American nation in recent weeks.
“We are very excited about the upcoming conference, we hope that people come out and enjoy [our full program],” said Ighodaro.
Rosa Oyola lives at the Castle hill Houses in the Bronx with her 3-year-old grandson Darnell. They've been without heat for days.
Wednesday, January 30
This isn’t about Gladys Knight’s right to perform at the Super Bowl; it surely isn’t about the singing of the National Anthem and you can bet your bottom dollar this isn’t about Colin Kaepernick playing QB in the NFL again.
Thousands of NYCHA residents are without heat Tuesday on the eve of a polar vortex expected to slam New York with below-freezing temperatures.
As brutally cold air makes its way into the tri-state region, the arctic deep freeze is carving a path through the Midwest, forcing the widespread closure of school, offices and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery.
Popular R&B singer James Ingram died on January 29 at age 66 at his home in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, January 29
Reports indicate that "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was the victim of apparent homophobic and racial attack that landed him in the hospital.
The New York City Council’s Committee on Health has scheduled a Wednesday, Jan. 30, session to discuss a plan to ban menthol and flavored cigarettes.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Kathryn Garcia today released the city’s Roadmap to Eliminating Childhood Lead Exposure, after a 90-day review of all agencies’ policies related to lead prevention.
Monday, January 28
Lawrence Crosby, an engineering graduate student who was violently arrested and beaten by police and falsely accused of stealing a car he actually owns, recently won a $1.25 million settlement from his lawsuit against the Evanston Police Department.
Philadelphia’s top prosecutor will fight a court decision that gives Mumia Abu-Jamal a new chance to appeal his conviction in a 1981 police slayingPhiladelphia’s top prosecutor will fight a court decision that gives Mumia Abu-Jamal a new chance to appeal his conviction in a 1981 police slaying.
The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards honored the best film and television performances of the year on Sunday.
Friday, January 25
Seven Charles Thomas Bridges, a 10-year old fifth-grade student at Kerrick Elementary School in Kentucky, has died after hanging himself.
President Donald Trump said Friday he's reached a deal to reopen the federal government after a month-long shutdown.
It is essential to share Dr. King’s message of the need for racial justice and civil and human rights.
Air traffic is delayed at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey due to staffing issues
S.J. Weathers, 23, of Harlem, is the winner of the Dear Future New York City Challenge.
The 2019 Oscar nominations are out and it is safe to say the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is acknowledging the phenomenal work of black filmmakers and performers this season.
New York City will pay $3 million to the family of Kalief Browder, whose long detention in solitary confinement and suicide at age 22 made him a symbol of a broken justice system, city officials said Thursday.
Thursday, January 24
Every year now I look so forward to an annual event that celebrates Broadway and is a theater-lovers dream, and that is BroadwayCon.
More than 800,000 Americans who keep the government running are on the financial edge because of President Donald Trump.
“Network” is a fascinating multimedia experience where the audience gets to realize the over-exaggerated role television plays in the lives of everyday people.
The Brooklyn Nets have moved up the Eastern Conference to the sixth seed as quietly as they descended to the bottom of it over the past few years.
Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Maimonides Medical Center has become the second hospital in the United States and the first on the East Coast to acquire the groundbreaking Focal One high-intensity focused ultrasound technology.
The president of the United States has taken American government workers hostage in his attempt to build a senseless wall.
In the United States today, many cities print newspapers in diverse languages for other racial and ethnic groups.
In an effort to improve community-police relations, Paterson, N.J. Mayor Andre Sayegh announces several changes to the city’s police department in the wake of the death of Black, 27-year-old Jameek Lowery after he was refused assistance by officers.
Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club hosts their 43rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast
New York Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde was the keynote speaker as the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.
Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has already made a name for himself as an award-winning culinary master at The Cecil and Minton’s restaurants in Harlem with his Pan-African culinary style.
Matriarch Fanny “Jo” Grinage was just honored at her 90th birthday party at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. She received an honorary degree from Medgar Evers College at her 90th birthday party Jan. 12.
The day of protests in Sudan was a long one. A 16-year-old boy named Mohamed Alebaid was shot dead by security forces.
The fight by Caribbean Community nations to make Britain and other former slave-trading European nations pay for one of the worst genocides in human history has taken an interesting turn, with researchers unearthing evidence that the Swiss were also involved.
February has been described as the border between winter and spring.
This is a big year for St. Francis College in Brooklyn. It is celebrating its 160th year of existence and 50 years as a coed institution.
It appears that the protest against the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who’ve taken a knee during the national anthem as a symbol of protest against racial injustice in America has been reduced to a social consciousness issue
It has occurred before, but not quite like this time. Here we are in Day 33 (as we went to press) of the longest government shutdown on record.
It will be the ninth Super Bowl appearance for the New England Patriots during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era.
Student loans are imposing crushing burdens on millions of Americans, young and old. The economic hardship, not to mention the pressures of repayment, strikes particularly hard at black and Latino student loan borrowers who default at a higher rate than any other group.
There is a fundamental problem in America, and it starts with the leadership, which is the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.
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Social media rang with righteous indignation over the senseless killing of Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car along with her mother and three sisters, on a Texas highway Dec. 30.
If by naming her company Proctor & Gardner, Barbara Gardner Proctor made you think of Proctor & Gamble, the inversion was typical of her vision and imaginative advertising ingenuity.
More than 800,000 Americans who keep the government running are on the financial edge because of President Donald Trump.
The jumpsuit created by designer Rinat Brodach made a fashion statement on Billy Porter for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards.
Marni’s designs clearly define artsy looks. The clothes have an old-fashioned flare with today’s street-style edge.
Jamaica was right on time because this weather…suspect…that is all. I am keeping my cornrows in, my glowing tan skin moisturized and sitting in the sun, inside my sealed and heated apartment.
This year do a deep dive for Black History Month. Don’t settle for the usual. Consider hitting the road to celebrate our history.
Now there are news reports that the Trump administration’s policy of separating would-be immigrants from their children has been far more extensive and far more shocking than anyone suspected.
Thursday marks the 145th bornday anniversary celebration of astute bibliographer and historian Arthur Alphonso Schomburg, who navigated the globe amassing millions of African artifacts from throughout the diaspora during the late 19th century and beginning of the 20th.
The death toll in a deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan hotel complex has risen to 21, including 16 Kenyans, one American and three of African descent.
New Jersey ranks 47th in the nation for maternal mortality, with 37.3 deaths per every 100,000 live births. Black women in the Garden State are five times more likely than white women to die of pregnancy-related complications.
On a day when millions paused to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Donald Trump chose to again use immigrants as pawns in his con-game to get funding for a wall of slats on the U.S. southern border.
Last summer, the current White House occupant tweeted that the government would not allow “transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.” This decision was clearly aimed to reverse a policy advanced by the Obama administration.
Running from Jan. 21 to Feb. 8, it’s the annual NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2019! Get into a two-course lunch for $26 and/or a $42 three-course dinner at participating restaurants.
A Golden Era hip-hop concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater Friday evening featured some legendary artists from the New York City metropolitan area who were very popular during the 1990s and who took the capacity crowd down memory lane as they played some classic material.
The recent documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” about the famed R&B singer’s abuse of Black girls and women over the years and the shocking revelation of a Brooklyn pastor who has been charged with raping his daughter has put the issue sexual assault of Black women and girls in the spotlight.
The bill introduced in Congress calling for criminal penalties of up to $1 million for companies that support the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement against Israel is being called “unconstitutional” by activists.
The uneven, unfair hand of justice prevailed again in Chicago, where white officer Jason Van Dyke was given a light sentence in the shooting death of Black teen Laquan McDonald.
Heart failure is becoming more and more common. Nearly 6 million Americans are suffering from it today.
Native American elder Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam War veteran, may not be a household name, but his presence has been felt across social media where a video captures him hand drumming amid a throng of taunting white youths adorned with Make America Great Again caps.
Thursday, Jan. 17, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a celebration of life service in the Courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall in honor of Honorable Justice William C. Thompson.
The NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presented the seventh annual Black Comic Book Festival Jan. 18 to Jan. 19.
On Dr. King’s actual birthday, New York City elected officials kicked off Peace Week with anti-violence leaders at City Hall. Erica Ford, co-founder of Peace Week and founder and CEO of LIFE Camp Inc., and A.T. Mitchell, co-founder of Peace Week and founder and CEO of Man Up! Inc., hosted a week of events from Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Tuesday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s selections for its class of 2019, led by Mariano Rivera, the great New York Yankees closer who became the first player to ever be unanimously elected.
Here are our choices for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Liesl Tommy, the first Black woman to earn a Tony Award nomination, is set to direct “Respect” under Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, the feature film based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin.
The award-winning actress, singer and writer Laiona Michelle, who has appeared in popular TV shows such as “The Blacklist” (2013) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Pop music icon Janet Jackson will be officially inducted into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rhythm and blues artist Will Downing seemed to be destined to become great at a young age, attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn with music industry leaders such as Clive Davis, Barbra Streisand and Stephanie Mills.
Dancer, actor, choreographer and charismatic, iconic performer Carmen de Lavallade takes audiences on a magical mesmerizing tour of what can only be described as a charmed life when she graces the Appel Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center with her show, “Life of a Legend,” Jan. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. each night.
It’s time to laugh. What else can you do to make yourself feel better in these “challenging” times?
The seed for Bernadette Pleasant’s business, Femme! Fitness, was planted many years ago when she was just a teenager.
Indoor track and field season moves along quickly. This coming weekend Manhattan College competes at the Boston University Terrier Classic.
After the Knicks’ 108-105 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden nearly two weeks ago, a local Philadelphia reporter asked Knicks head coach Dave Fizdale if there was a common path in the 76ers’ successful rebuild and the Knicks’ current reconstruction project.
Wednesday, January 23
I am sure that you’ve been reading in recent articles how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the minds of patients into the healing process. That is long overdue. In fact, the concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools, where the art of healing is first introduced to future doctors.
Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy.
During a press call last week, members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that among other consequences, African Americans will be disproportionately affected by what is now known as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Sen. Cory Booker says he is nearing a decision on whether to run for president in 2020, but the New Jersey Democrat's schedule over the past weekend left little doubt as to what the decision will ultimately be.
Philadelphia prosecutors say they’ve found no hint from newly found files in a former Black Panther’s police slaying case that a judge involved had a conflict of interest.
Tuesday, January 22
Here is the full list of 2019 Oscar nominations.
For many consumers, the New Year brings an annual effort to file taxes early enough to help pay off big bills, replace major appliances or tuck away a few bucks for the proverbial ‘rainy day’.
The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus called President Donald Trump “the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Monday.
That Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidate for president on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no coincidence.
Sunday, January 20
Dr. Christina Greer reflects on the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind, and why it important to keep that legacy alive.
While many did not agree with the peaceful preacher’s passive approach to solving race problems in the land of the free, some admired Dr. Kings's courageous stance against oppressors.
Monday, Jan. 15, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since 1983, the third Monday...
Here's a look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January.
A local union is looking for a few good men and women for stationary engineer apprenticeships.
The lead content in Newark’s drinking water now is the highest ever recorded in the past 17 years and Mayor Ras Baraka has sent a letter to President Donald Trump because of the health emergency.
The south Bronx still struggles with rampant heroin abuse.
President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday.
Saturday, January 19
Winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for the tri-state as a second, more potent, storm is expected to slam the area with heavy snow, sleet and ice this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Little did Tupac Shakur know, as he left a heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996, that his life was about to end.
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to 81 months in the killing of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, more than four years after the shooting.
Friday, January 18
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner and 58 percent of Americans saying increased diversity makes the United States a better place (while only 9 percent say it makes the U.S. worse), the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s States with the Most Racial Progress.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade started with slave ships, whips, chains and a most demonic kind of evil: Europeans and others hunting down Africans like animals.
Tri-state area bracing for one-two punch from snow storms; winter storm watch issued for the weekend
The first of two storm systems makes its way through the tri-state area Friday, as a winter storm watch was issued for the weekend, when heavy snow, sleet and ice are expected, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday, January 17
Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should?
“My first time ever rapping, I was a second finalist in a Swizz Beatz contest to win 5K,” said HypeThaKid. “I could always picture myself as an artist, but being a rapper wasn’t it.”
Plainfield Area Club of Frontiers International Inc. hosts their 43rd annual Memorial Breakfast for Dr. King
Next Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 9 a.m., the Plainfield Area Club of Frontiers International Inc. will host their 43rd annual Memorial Breakfast for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Plainfield High School
Here are some events happening around the city on Martin Luther King Day
It ceases to be a surprise where the African-American presence might pop up in today’s news.
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This Monday the nation recognizes the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a host of festivities.
The union representing New York City probation officers has filed suit against the City of New York.
The union for the second largest school system in the United States went on strike Monday.
Famed actor and Newark native Michael B. Jordan surprised students at Barringer High School last week in hopes of inspiring them to pursue their dreams.
Six survivors of solitary confinement in New Jersey are publicly sharing their stories later this month about their life-altering experience in solitary confinement.
There was an overflow crowd of supporters Saturday afternoon at the People’s Forum near Penn Station to hear a panel of speakers on an update on the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Coming to town is a new sheriff, ah, make that possibly a new U.S. attorney general if Trump’s nominee, William Barr, is confirmed during hearings that began Tuesday.
Every day it is becoming clearer that President Trump’s “partial shutdown” of the federal government is affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers and hundreds of thousands of contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.
When you reach a certain age, some might say you are “over the hill.” But for many folks, life only grows as you age.
The Pop Art Movement’s masters’ prints will be on view at the Martin Lawrence Galleries, located at 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, Calif., starting Jan. 26, 2019.
How will you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year?
There are few offenses more heinous than those that are sexual in nature.
Let’s get real. Trump does not care about the federal government. He only cares about his ego and his ego’s brand.
The year 2019 is important to African-American men because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.
Advocates from Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC and UltraViolet rallied outside Sony Music’s Madison Avenue HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly
TV One launched their new women’s channel, CLEO TV, with an exclusive preview of their new series, “Just Eats with Chef JJ.”
Black-owned health food store 7 Grains is celebrated 43 years, and its owner, Abdul M. Malik, is celebrating his 80th birthday.
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive their full February benefits early, because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a victory in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to demand a question about citizenship information on the 2020 census.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went all the way progressive during his State of the City address last week.
Danielle Brooks became wholly intrigued with “AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” after seeing its list of alumni hosts, some of whom are not only her peers but also her friends.
President Donald Trump said last month that he’d take credit for the government shutdown.
Our baffled, bewildered and befuddled so-called president is not only unfit for office, but also he has no idea where he is and where he’s going.
#YouToo: Documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ increases focus on issues of abuse and sexual assault
Jostling for space in the 24-hour news cycle between the rancor of the U.S. government shutdown fallout and the freshly fueled, ever-increasing circles of R. Kelly sex assault revelations, came the horrific story of the 14-year-old girl from Brownsville who said she had been raped by her father since she was 12.
Wednesday, January 16
A taste of winter is on the horizon as two storm system are expected to pass through the tri-state region in the coming days
The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities
It was anticipated that the new Farm Bill would offer hope for improving farming economies into 2019 — especially after major 2018 farm losses from natural disasters and the trade war.
The new year has settled in, and most students are already back to their normal school routine.
New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Tuesday, January 15
Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC, and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly .
Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie.
Barbara Hernandez is an assistant teacher and she says she's frustrated with the heat and hot water in her building at the Wagner Houses in Harlem.
Monday, January 14
Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are primary focus areas of From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men, operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc., a provider of events for teens since 2009.
With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown.
Community members demonstrated in front of the 61-year-old Progressive Baptist Church on Howard Avenue Sunday
Sunday, January 13
A recent study illustrates the link between gentrification and mental health.
Saturday Night Live” funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing.
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
Myia Maples broke down in tears as she told PIX11 News about the alleged sex abuse and rape of her 14-year-old sister, allegedly by her own father, Matthew Gibson.
Saturday, January 12
As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC would be making a sizable mark on the next Congress.
Friday, January 11
As the first full week of the 116th Congress wraps up, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN DC Bureau Chief Ebonie Riley on Thursday took part in a series of meetings with historic new members of Congress.
At long last, one of the greatest injustices in recent history has been corrected.
A wild scene unfolded in broad daylight at the corner of Broadway and 169th Street in Washington Heights when police officers repeatedly kicked and struck two people who were resisting arrest.
Andre Gladen, a 36-year old Black man who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was legally blind, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer.
Thursday, January 10
Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to be admitted to a major American ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died Dec. 19, at her home in Manhattan.
Aug. 26, 2018, will forever break my heart. The president of AUDELCO, Grace L. Jones, died on that day at the age of 90, after being at the helm of the organization for many years.
The pianist and composer Christian Sands has grown from a rising young musician to watch to a seasoned 29-year-old to be seen whenever he hits town.
When you consider exploring Southern California, you likely envision a road trip that includes San Diego and Los Angeles.
Yes, I had my “luck in the new year” black-eyed peas Jan. 2. And? I had them, they were delicious and I feel lucky!
A very Happy New Year again to you and yours. I wish you all of the health, wealth and good food you can stand. Cheers!
Last season was rough for the New York Liberty, one of the WNBA’s original franchises.
“We try to always come out and support our university,” said Carol Fennell. “Hampton is in Virginia, so we don’t often get to see them play this far up north.”
But after 43 games, more than half of the regular NBA season played, would you expect for the Brooklyn Nets to be in seventh place of the Eastern Conference standings?
As of Wednesday they were tied with the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls for the fewest wins in the league.
He was a ubiquitous and prominent figure during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005...
Luck, ranked No. 5, logged 4,593 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, completing 62.3 percent of his passes during the season.
One day, a Black history sports trivia question could be name the four Black NFL quarterbacks who started in three of the four wild card games to begin the 2018-2019 NFL postseason.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Mike Lynn are the only two remaining Black head coaches in the National Football League’s 32 teams.
Although it is a serious disease, prostate cancer is treatable if caught early.
The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells” produced by our body’s magnificent immune system.
“TheDream.US scholarship has enabled hundreds of CUNY’s DREAMers to pursue their goals and achieve academic success,” said Interim Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz.
In recent years, genetics has become a hot topic in popular culture, frequently making news headlines and serving as a key theme in movies and TV shows—and for good reason: our genes are what make us unique.
The esteemed pianist and bandleader Randy Weston wrote a song in tribute to her musical genius.
With the calendar about to flip and a new year dawning, it was time for some house cleaning, time to clear a veritable forest of book trees making the path to the computer all the more challenging.
The union representing autoworkers wants to take General Motors to task.
Late last month, Congress passed and the president signed the most far-reaching criminal justice reform in a generation.
With 10 states across the country, including Washington, D.C., recently legalizing recreational cannabis, New York looks to join and reap the financial rewards.
Several protesters took to the streets of Paterson, N.J. on Tuesday in protest over the death of Jameek Lowery.
With his term set to expire Jan. 19, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown, 30, an African-American woman convicted of killing an abusive man, and commuted her life-sentence. She’s scheduled to be paroled Aug. 7, 2019, for the next 10 years.
"It will be a day “on” not a day 'off'...."
Court appointments scheduled during the shutdown are now being “reset” to new dates in the future, per a notice from the Department of Justice dated Dec. 26, 2018.
The bank has strongly resisted, contending that the sale is a private transaction and that it is free to choose a buyer rather than to be dictated to by any government.
While walking around the city of Nassau, Bahamas on the Island of New Providence, you notice many women sporting Systems necklaces.
“I always had an interest in telling a story about an organization and the business that makes them stand out from similar ones,” said Parker.
Every January I make a commitment to try to read at least 12 fiction books in the year. For the past five years, I have been setting this goal and for the past five years I have come up slightly short.
For almost 30 years, China has been carefully maneuvering to become the most powerful economy on the planet.
Amid 244 years of slavery and another 91 years of legalized segregation, there is yet another apprehension that Black Americans might feel regarding the actions of the United States government and its subsidiaries.
A few short months ago on these very pages, we stated that come award season, the work put in by Regina King for her work in “If Beale Street Could Talk” would warrant strong consideration to hear the words “and the winner is…” at any and every award ceremony that honors the craft of acting.
Dominique Sharpton, the oldest daughter of the Rev. Al Sharpton, and her husband, Dr. Marcus Bright, celebrated the arrival of their first child.
The Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Queens is asking local Black students to apply for their scholarship.
Hiring and training are now underway for Wegmans Food Markets’ expansion into New York City at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the largest plan in the nation to guarantee health care for every New Yorker.
Andrew Cuomo announced a new fix for the L train, avoiding an outright shutdown of the tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Trump, the mathematician of madness and mayhem, dropped a welter of numbers during his brief, thankfully, address to the nation Tuesday evening.
Back in September of last year, noted scholar and activist Angela Davis was to receive the prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights award at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s annual gala in February. Jan. 4, the BCRI caved in to pressure they say came from within and without to rescind its invitation, which has spurred an outrage from a number of community activists.
If there is one good thing to cheer and applaud in Trump’s first Oval Office speech to the nation—it was short.
Jameek Lowery, the 27-year-old New Jersey man whose death spawned protests, after he had begged police for water at department headquarters, died of spinal meningitis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s peculiar reluctance to embrace Fair Fares, half-priced MetroCards for the city’s lowest income families, was on display last week as the mayor traveled up to Harlem to announce a partial roll out of the long-awaited anti-poverty program.
Wednesday, January 9
President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall.
For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope.
For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the iceberg.
Tuesday, January 8
President Donald Trump will seize the power of the bully pulpit this week amid the ongoing government shutdown.
Black teacher says she was asked to translate ‘Slave Talk’ in lawsuit, demoted when she refused to do so
The only Black teacher in a New York school district has filed a lawsuit against the Commack School District on Long Island and is listing out a host of racial discrimination and harassment incidents in the process.
A Trump administration official who planned to spend January living in New York City’s troubled public housing system says the experiment has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown.
The Facebook Live shows 27-year-old Jameek Lowery as he walked into Paterson Police Headquarters on Saturday morning, sweating profusely, foaming at the mouth and at times incoherent, but clearly asking for help and for water.
Monday, January 7
The NAACP released the a statement about the ongoing government shutdown.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted clemency to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.
A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting that authorities said Sunday appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, not a racially motivated attack, as her family feared.
Check out this year's Golden Globe winners!
Sunday, January 6
The 116th Congress, sworn in on January 3, is the most diverse our nation has ever seen.
Will Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) follow in the footsteps of another charismatic U.S. Senator who shocked the world in 2008 in a victorious march to the White House?
Friday, January 4
The most enduring consequences of the migration for the migrants themselves and for the receiving communities, were the development of racism and the corresponding emergence and sustenance of an African-American community.
Three Brooklyn Tenant Association Presidents were guided by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams into an apartment inside Ocean Bay Bayside apartments in Far Rockaway, Queens Friday.
Thursday, January 3
The deed, the project, the incredible body of music by the trombonist, composer and arranger Craig Harris is complete.
The year 2018 was a year I will never forget in Black theater.
On the first moments of listening to rapper Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album, “Queen,” it become apparent that Minaj worked painstakingly hard on the album’s presentation.
There’s no place like Key West. What’s not to love about a place where the locals are quick to tell you that there are two things that will get you kicked off the island - prejudice and pretentiousness?
At least one House Democrat isn’t going along with Nancy Pelosi’s plea that it’s too early to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump.
Walk the streets of Harlem, chat with the vendors or stop off at the Apollo Theater and say hello to Billy Mitchell, “Mr. Apollo,” and you can catch up on all the news you might have missed in the papers, on television, on radio or on social media.
This season has been her first on the Grand Prix circuit, and settling into the upper echelons of competitive skating is not easy.
It’s been a busy and exciting autumn for Division I women’s basketball teams in New York and New Jersey.
Check out what's going on around the city this week!
Contrary to their evident physical differences, Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott have much in common, mainly that both were highly productive college quarterbacks who were undervalued by NFL Draft evaluators.
The league’s Top 6 AFC teams and Top 6 NFC teams look to advance through the rounds, the Wild Card, the Divisional and on to the AFC and NFC championships.
The holidays came early for members of Teamsters Local 237.
President Donald Trump didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas, and 32BJ isn’t shedding any tears.
Speculation about Bowles’ firing became strong after the Jets’ embarrassing 41-10 home loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.
Amazon has been well-documented as one of the most anti-worker, anti-union companies in the U.S. and around the world.
Missing the playoffs again, the Giants have a lot of work ahead
No rational Knicks fan could have possibly thought they would be anything but a lottery team this season.
The Brooklyn Nets’ end-of-year surge has been one of the most impressive win streaks of this NBA season.
We should not be surprised that the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would deliver New Year’s messages with a similar resonance, evoking Scripture, history and the Civil Rights Movement.
Heart failure is becoming more and more common.
Dec. 27, in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, Judge Leon Tucker issued his highly anticipated ruling re-instated the post-conviction appellate rights of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Former President Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, a devout Muslim, a former school teacher, son of a farmer, trader and herder, was remembered this month as a nice man, a gentle man but not a particularly strong man.
Well, today, I would like to give you those three words with a little variation as you cross the street called Life, First, I would suggest that you stop complaining about every little pain you feel.
To say 2018 has been a tough year for immigrants in the U.S. and immigration as a whole is an understatement.
Without any announcement or warning whatsoever, the mega Chinese mother ships appeared in local ports in the past month.
Welcome to 2019! Hopefully, the first few days of 2019 have been filled with a sense of energy and purpose.
As 2018 draws to a close, we face many challenges and unsettling truths as a country. We must resolve to do better.
We are clergy members and leaders of communities of faith, with thousands of parishioners who live in NYCHA developments across the city.
Donald Trump’s Department of Justice and a group of 20,000 unnamed and unknown Asian-Americans who call themselves Students for Fair Admissions are suing Harvard University in federal court in Boston seeking to strike down affirmative action at colleges and universities.
The last two times he fought at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Jermell Charlo delivered consecutive knock outs.
Part 2 of our look back of some of the headlines from 2019.
The next four weeks can decide the fate of public housing in New York City.
Elected officials and community leaders came together for a news conference at the Schomburg Center in Harlem Wednesday to announce the city’s plans for the 2020 Census.
There was never any doubt in our minds that we would have enough ammo to excoriate Trump each week.
Civil Rights attorney Lee Merritt and activist Shaun King raised a $60,000 reward for information leading Harris County Sheriff deputies to Jazmine Barnes’ killer.
Wednesday, January 2
On Tuesday, Attorney General Letitia James delivered remarks at the official New York State Inauguration Ceremony on Ellis Island.
Five of the NFL’s seven African American head coaches were fired on December 31st.
Today House Majority Whip-elect James E. Clyburn says the House will pass legislation to end the Trump Shutdown on the first day of the 116th Congress
A new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials in Harris County, Texas, and among them were 17 black female judges.
Tuesday, January 1
HISTORY MADE: Letitia James sworn in as first African-American and first woman to serve as New York State Attorney General
Just before midnight, Letitia James was officially sworn in as the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book "Becoming", which sold over 1.4 million copies in its first week of release, has inspired many Black women all over the world.
The fight for $15 has finally become a reality.