Sunday, March 31
Check out the full list of winners at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards.
Friday, March 29
Census 2020 will provide vital information about the nation’s growing population and infrastructure, which impacts the everyday lives of all Americans.
Advocating and championing the fight to raise awareness and ultimately a cure for Sickle Cell Disease; the importance of the 2020 Census; the enshrinement of two publishers into the Black Press Archives and Gallery of Distinguished Publishers; and the 2019 Torch Awards were just some of the highlights from this year’s annual Black Press Week in Washington, D.C.
In the two months since Jussie Smollett reported a late-night attack by assailants shouting racial and anti-gay slurs, the “Empire” actor and activist went from victim to defendant.
Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system
Thursday, March 28
I love Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, and its most current offering “Looking For Leroy” is proof of why.
There is an African proverb that says “When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” Amen! New York should get ready for a mighty earthquake.
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) returns to New York City Center (April 10 through 13) offering a mixed bill of classics and repertory favorites.
Istanbul is a city of contrasts. Ancient and modern, palatial but also rag-a-muffin, steeped in history, tradition, yet innovative. It all works together somehow.
As Harlem EatUp! celebrates its fifth year, it continues to regale us with the rich food, art and culture of our growing Harlem community.
It is that time of year: I am so proud to announce the now fifth annual Harlem EatUp! festival!
Although both clarinetist Jeremy Jordan and pianist Mark Dover in the past lived in Los Angeles, it took moving to New York City for them to meet.
We had the pleasure to speak via Skype with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara during her busy tour schedule about her music.
Journalist. Business Analyst. Motivator. Entrepreneur. I’ve had a huge interest in these careers for the past four years.
For her groundbreaking work in Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter became the first African American to win an Academy Award for costume designing.
Harlem and the New York City basketball community lost one of their greatest members Monday, March 25, with the passing of the legendary Cal Ramsey.
David Fizdale offered the politically correct answer when asked what his marketing strategy will be this summer to differentiate the Knicks from other franchises seeking to attract the NBA’s top free agents.
Giants co-owner John Mara has been a little perturbed by the insinuation that the Giants are reluctant to move on from their longtime quarterback Eli Manning.
A week after appearing in his first NBA All-Star game, Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell celebrated his 23rd birthday on the 23rd of February in Charlotte, N.C.
It is with deep sorrow that we share news of the passing of Ruby Martha Daniels on March 13, 2019, at the age of 85.
It was one-and-done for local Division I teams in post-season play.
The competition was intense and the expectations high, but Hostos Community College would not be denied and brought another national championship back to the Bronx.
This season’s NCAA basketball tournament has not only been action-packed and filled with great games, but it features several quite interesting backstories.
Among the LPs in my growing collection in 1958—yes, I’m an old geezer—was one freshly minted by singer Ethel Ennis.
The Major League Baseball season for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets begins today with the teams holding vastly different status in their eyes of their respective fan bases.
Spring is finally upon us. It seems like the never-ending cold weather will soon subside and we will all begin to emerge from our respective cocoons.
As AIPAC’s annual conference opens this week in Washington, the group finds itself caught squarely amid the quadruple cross-hairs of a deeply divided Israel and the fractured state of U.S. politics.
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Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss and even blindness, but it can come on so gradually that many people do not notice until some vision loss has occurred.
The New York State Nurses Association has spent the past several months making noise on the negotiating front.
I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist.
32BJ SEIU endorsed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz for Queens district attorney.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign promise to legalize marijuana in the Garden State received a major setback this week.
Istanbul is a city of contrasts. Ancient and modern, palatial but also rag-a-muffin, steeped in history, tradition, yet innovative.
It ain’t over until it’s over, a baseball immortal said of a game, and that’s certainly true of the Mueller investigation, despite a summary of his report by Attorney General William Barr.
Jihadist groups dislodged from Middle East battlegrounds are reportedly regrouping in West Africa, exploiting longstanding grievances between the Dogon farmers and the Puelh-Fulani nomadic herdsmen of Mali over access to limited supplies of land and water.
Let’s face it—Donald Trump is the most xenophobic U.S. president of our lifetime.
Since Cyclone Idai roared into the Mozambican port city of Beira March 14, devastating losses are mounting exponentially yet international aid has been slow to reach all survivors.
In a stunning reversal of political fortunes, a Guyanese appeals court has overturned a late December opposition no confidence vote.
Since 2006, Chy Mitchell has been the CEO and a registered nurse at The Lechtim Community Services. This organization serves the east and west Harlem elder population, a mostly underprivileged area.
Honor student Justin Hayes of Harlem is feeling pretty good after his acceptance to 27 colleges and receiving $1 million in scholarships.
Smoking rates have hit a record low across the country thanks to shifting public attitudes and stringent policies
In 2015 I was arrested in the Bronx and charged for a crime I did not commit.
Outside of the Imperial Theatre was a buzz that only a premiere of a new production on Broadway can provide.
At age 113, Harlem resident Alelia Murphy was recently honored at Congressman Adriano Espaillat’s Women’s History Month celebration at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.
On Friday, March 22, Aziz Gueye Adetimirin and THE NETWORK JOURNAL magazine hosted their 21st annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The National Action Network is hosting their 26th national convention April 26 through 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.
Lawyers from The Legal Aid Society have called on Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark to dismiss charges against a client allegedly assaulted by police during an arrest.
Wait a minute, folks! Are we hearing this right—Gov. Cuomo rushing to defend Trump?
With Tax Day (Monday, April 15) just weeks away the Department of Consumer Affairs is encouraging New Yorkers who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep available at more than 150 sites citywide or online.
New York City’s specialized high schools are at the center of another debate.
Wednesday, March 27
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Standing 6 feet 10 inches tall, Brooklyn City Council Member Robert Cornegy is the world’s tallest male politician.
After incarceration, former prisoners Face tough journey home to find work, reunite with family and begin again
Try to imagine what freedom must be like for many prisoners who’ve been released after serving sentences of 10, 15 or 20 years behind bars.
Former first lady Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Becoming,” has sold nearly 10 million copies, the parent company of publisher Penguin Random House announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 26
Thavone Santana spoke publicly for the first time Monday afternoon, seven months after he was shot in the face by an off-duty police officer.
Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped.
Across the nation, more and more states are recognizing that America’s system of cash bail has for too long kept people behind bars, most of them people of color, for simply lacking the money to pay bail -- and now New York seems poised to join others that have enacted real reform.
Monday, March 25
The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists (BFAA) recently hit a snag when the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Sunday, March 24
Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.
Famed New York radio personality Bob Slade has passed away.
Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.
Saturday, March 23
Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on the second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Friday.
Friday, March 22
The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.
Thursday, March 21
It’s 1946. World War II has ended and to the victors goes the spoils. The winning British are in Germany governing the losing Germans. Colonel Lewis Morgan (Jason Clarke) leads the British efforts to bring order to the city of Hamburg.
Perhaps the Knicks were enjoying an emotional hangover Monday in getting blown out by the Toronto Raptors on the road by 128-92.
The 2019 New Balance Nationals Indoors held at The Armory in Washington Heights from March 8 to March 10 provided track and field fans with a glimpse of the sports’ future stars.
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in partnership with WeCOACH recently announced the class for the 17th annual So You Want to Be a Coach program.
There’s a stat in pro basketball which now notes that only four teams out of 3029 games in the shot-clock era beginning in the 1954-55 season have overcome a 25-point, fourth-quarter deficit and win.
Brooklyn’s South Shore High School, located in Carnarsie, Flatlands Avenue, made history again this weekend by winning both the Boys and Girls PSAL Championship held at Madison Square Garden Saturday, March 16.
There were smiles all around in Kenya as French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands over a series of infrastructure deals worth $3.3 billion.
Basketball season is not done for three tenacious Division I women’s basketball teams from New Jersey and one from New York.
2019 post season college basketball begins this week with the Atlantic 10 Tournament being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the Big East Tournament being held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
In the bigger scheme of things, the outcome didn’t really matter. Still, it’s us against them…New York vs. Los Angeles, Bad Boy vs. Death Row, Yankees vs. Dodgers, East Coast vs. West Coast and yeah, the Knicks vs. the Lakers!
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Well, Imhotep Gary Byrd, I have a most prestigious Black woman with roots in Buffalo, N.Y., that many Americans may not know much about but who provides an important link from the late 19th to the early 20th century, particularly within the realm of social and political activism.
The college admission bribery scandal that’s rocking several of the nation’s top schools and resulted in dozens of people being arrested by the FBI is putting a spotlight on the lack of opportunities for Black students in higher education.
Fears continue to linger in the city’s Islamic community after last week’s deadly massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, NZ.
Funding for Medicaid, SNAP and even education are on the chopping block and New Yorkers could feel the brunt of President Donald Trump’s proposed FY20 budget. These draconian proposals have politicos and activists alike responding with outrage and action.
Chanel Lewis finds himself back in court being retried for the murder of Karina Vetrano.
A powerful cyclone moving at over 100 miles per hour unleashed deadly floods in southern Africa over the weekend, leaving a moonscape of mud where the bustling port city of Beira in Mozambique had been.
In honor of the famed Egyptian architect and world’s first doctor, Imhotep, the African-American Association of Co-op City & Black Vegfest will be hosting their 15th annual Wholistic Health & Wellness Fair Saturday, April 13.
Like many, I have been following the debates surrounding congestion pricing in New York.
Widely known as The Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament begins in earnest today, although the four schools that officially kicked it off Tuesday night, followed by another four collegiate programs taking the court last night (Wednesday) would beg to differ.
ric Garner, Mohamed Bah, Deborah Danner, Saheed Vassell, John Callado, Malcolm Ferguson, Delrawn Small, Ramarley Graham, Nicholas Heyward Jr., Sean Bell, Eleanor Bumpurs, Amadou Diallo.
New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Over 80 percent of New Yorkers are either women or people of color.
In the latest frenzy of outrage and recrimination, the collective disdain and finger-pointing and “how could they-ism” of the media establishment has new, fresh meat: the wealthy and sometimes famous and sometimes powerful parents who were involved in a scheme to bribe and cheat to get their children into college.
On Saturday, March 9, the sophisticated ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Brooklyn and Queens alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and New York State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted the sorority’s annual youth symposium,
With a possible strike on the horizon, Bronx building workers agreed to a tentative deal with the Bronx Realty Advisory board.
“Journey Through Paradise” is the theme of this year’s annual flower show at Macy’s Herald’s Square, running March 24 through April 7.
Fashion legends Badgley Mischka will headline the Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2020, and set sail on the Queen Mary 2. Fashion on the high seas with fashion icons Mark Badgley and James Mischka headlining the fifth annual Transatlantic Week will be spectacular.
Colorado Springs is nature at its best.
The second of my friend Krista’s vegetarian bean recipes also comes from the New York Times Cooking, from Ali Slagle.
My good friend and neighbor, Krista, has been cooking up a storm as part of her New Year resolutions.
A Black woman working at Verizon’s Morristown, N.J. office is alleging that a noose was left on her desk by her co-workers, according to reports.
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, in conjunction with the John Jay Office for the Advancement of Research, recently hosted a symposium on oversight of law enforcement in New York and across the nation.
On Monday morning, March 18, Donald Trump, indulged in his favorite “executive” pastime. He took to Twitter to castigate “the Fake News Media” for “working overtime to blame [him] for the horrible attack in New Zealand.”
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) graduated 71 high school students from its unique two-year after school program, MedAchieve, last week.
In her quest to win the Black vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked the right time, the right subjects and the right place to throw her support to reparations and several other significant issues.
Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.
One of our favorite emails to arrive every week comes from Teresa Hanafin of the Boston Globe. Among the rewards of her “Fast Forward” column is the updates she does on Trump, which saves us a lot of tracking.
New Yorkers travel the world to experience beautiful art, architecture, music and history. During The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House (May 18 & 19, 2019), New York’s world-class houses of worship offer this experience at your doorstep!
In recent years, the 15-nation Caribbean Community has tried to implement a decades-old mandate and mantra to both deepen and widen the regional integration movement by reaching out to countries in the wider Caribbean like the Dominican Republic, French Guiana and the Dutch Antilles.
The Billie Holiday Theatre, with Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, recently presented “50IN50: Letters to Our Daughters."
It has been reported that the U.S. film distributor, Magnolia Films, has acquired the North American rights to release the new Toni Morrison film, “The Pieces I Am.” Accomplished producer, photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed the film.
In an interview in BOMB magazine a few years ago, artist James Little declared, “I choose to be abstract because that’s where I found my voice, because it best reflects my self-determination and free will.
Playwright Will Snider has a very compelling drama being presented at Urban Stages.
To carry on the legacy of his former band mate, Sonny Fortune, the trumpeter Kamau Adilifu Quartet will present a concert in his honor March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (West 97th Street & Broadway, Manhattan).
Brooklyn native Rondel Holder has been a marketing executive at a major national magazine, and a high profile travel influencer.
Gathered was a fine turnout of activist, academic, social and religious notables who came out to the service for grassroots advocate Arthur ‘Lumumba’ Grant at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Chapel Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This month, New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat introduced a resolution recognizing Women’s History Month and, specifically, the contributions of women to the labor movement.
Recently, I have been using these pages to raise the alarm on New York’s growing student loan debt crisis, and the urgent need for the state to do something about it.
Wednesday, March 20
In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident.
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege.
She climbed the Statue of Liberty last Fourth of July to protest the Trump Administration policy of separating migrant family members at the border.
Tuesday, March 19
Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempts to diversify the New York City’s specialized high schools, only a small number of Black and Hispanic eighth graders received admission offers to those schools this year.
Monday, March 18
A group of students at an elite private school in the Bronx who staged a lock-in that lasted several days have effectively made their demands heard regarding a “culture of bias” in the school.
Opening statements wrapped up Monday in the retrial of a man accused of killing a woman who was attacked while running near her family’s New York City home.
Sunday, March 17
If the only thing that comes from dreamers are dreams, a winner-take-all talent show promises to make some luck person realize their own aspirations.
A 2010 study about the media coverage of missing children in the United States discovered that only 20 percent of reported stories focused on missing Black children despite it corresponding to 33 percent of the overall missing children cases.
As rational, thinking adults, we kinda knew something was amiss with Michael. We subscribed to the Peter Pan and/or asexual fallacy ’cause we needed to.
Saturday, March 16
New U.S. Census data projects that in in 2045 the United States will be “minority white,” and with several factors considered, The Progressive succinctly noted the implications: In thirty years, more potential voters will be non-white.
Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam that ABC News said has prompted repercussions from Hollywood to the boardrooms of major corporations.
The latest report from the U.S. Labor Department has provided still another answer to the infamous question of “What the hell do [African Americans] have to lose?”
Friday, March 15
For African American men, prostate cancer is real.
Thursday, March 14
The new NFL season officially kicked off yesterday, auspiciously here in New York City with trades and signings by both teams that dominated the headlines and news feeds, and touched every emotion of Jets and Giant fans.
A little over two weeks ago, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman had this to say about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. when questioned by the media regarding rumors the team was open to dealing him.
It’s been four years since the St. John’s men’s basketball program has been a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament, commonly known as the Big Dance.
They’re celebrating in the Bronx. Sunday, Fordham University women’s basketball won the Atlantic 10 Championship with a 62–47 victory over Virginia Commonwealth University.
Pessimists, cynics and rightfully frustrated Knicks fans can list volumes of the franchise’s two-plus decades of failed personnel moves—involving coaches, players and front office executives—illogical and foolish contracts, and public disputes and confrontations that have created an image of the organization as dysfunctional and incompetent.
Like it says in the Jay-Z/Kanye West song, the Brooklyn Nets have gotten their swagger back.
Post season college basketball begins this week with the Atlantic 10 Tournament being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the Big East Tournament being held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
It has been a year of reinvention for Seton Hall University’s women’s basketball program.
March is national Social Work Month, a time to learn about and acknowledge the meaningful impact that social workers have on so many lives.
Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.
It’s challenging to review “Us” as there are many spoilers that occur in the first 10 minutes of the film.
Sports-theme vacations are more popular than ever.
The Marvel universe is back and giving more goodies to the fans.
Many Democratic candidates, who won election in November to help the Party take back the House, ran on the hot button issue of immigration reform.
The Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation of Suriname has suspended joint patrols with French Guiana in the wake of a recurring quarrel over marine border lines, after French police used military equipment to destroy gold mining equipment that Surinamese authorities claim were being used in local waters.
Ailey II’s season at the NYU Skirball Center, March 13-17 continues the fun, festive celebration of Alvin Ailey’s 60-year legacy that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicked off last year.
Eboné M. Carrington, chief executive officer of NYC Health and Hospitals in Harlem, will be awarded as one of the Influential Black Women in Business of 2019 Friday, March 22, at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
On Saturday, March 9, family and friends of Donald Eaton gave the beloved father, grandfather and former 17th Bombardier Wing Group veteran, a royal send-off.
In a competitive, but friendly competition on Saturday, March 9, more than 250 fourth through eighth-graders from citywide Department of Youth and Community Development funded afterschool programs rivaled each other in the “Leggo My Lego” qualifier youth robotics contest.
Members of the House recently unveiled a plan to reintroduce the Violence Against Women Act.
Eleven local high school students from New York and New Jersey are preparing for the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 21-24 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Any discussion with Imhotep Gary Byrd is multidirectional with conversations about current events, political developments, and African-American history and culture.
On Friday, April 5, 2019, at 4 p.m., the famed ’50s female group The Chantels will receive a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue in the Bronx—right in front of St. Anthony of Padua’s Catholic Church where the girls began.
Check out what's going on this week in the community
Last week, caregivers rallied at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Brookdale Hospital respectively to protest potential Medicaid cuts by Albany legislators.
From the global fashion collective, there were eight designers that put their best fashions forward for fall/winter 2019 at Pier 59 in New York City.
Bronx apartment building workers rallied for a fair contract, but it wasn’t the only thing on their agenda.
The White House has recently announced a plan to form a committee to analyze the challenges climate change will cause to national security.
With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon in New Jersey, several politicians laid out plans for regulating the use of the drug.
Having recently attended the 2019 NBA All-Star game, I was truly in awe of the drama and athleticism displayed by the dueling Team LeBron and Team Giannis. As the teams went head-to-head on the court, I was struck by a great appreciation for the players, the game, but also for sports in general.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe and other dignitaries broke ground on Phase 1 of the Lead Service Line Replacement Program Wednesday, March 13, in Newark’s North Ward.
So, we’re all hearing about a proposed bill that is poised to pass that would legalize prostitution in New York State. Not on my watch!
Classic. We hear the word thrown around so much that we’ve become immune to the actual definition
When Fox News weighs in to support Rep. Ilhan Omar, you know she’s stirred a complicated hornet’s nest of controversy.
Weeks of mass protests across Algeria ended in victory for thousands of demonstrators who had been urging the gravely ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.
WBAI (99.5FM), Pacifica’s New York affiliate of their nationwide network of independent community radio stations, has launched their first live programming effort with the phenomenal national radio personality, Bob Law.
On Monday, March 11, the World Community of Social Workers hosted the 36th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Equal Justice for Children Tribute.
Fifty-three minutes. That was the length of time approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency for pilot training on the upgraded Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed Sunday, March 10, in Ethiopia killing all aboard, according to a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association.
With massive cake, masquerade masks, good food, music and friends State Senator Kevin Parker partied the night away.
It’s painful enough having to endure Trump’s nastiness, the barrage of insults he tweets daily to any and everybody.
A report by the Independent Budget Office suggests whatever money the city set aside to fix NYCHA won’t be enough.
Denny Ferrell Riverbank State Park (West 145th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan) is hosting its 22nd annual College Fair on Saturday, March 16, from noon to 4 p.m.
Frederick Douglass Houses Tenant Association President Carmen Quiñones met with President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in February.
Wednesday, March 13
The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft “effective immediately,” in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people.
Smack in the middle of the #MeToo era comes the King of Pop.
NABJ President Sarah Glover said she’s stunned that CNN canceled a planned meeting to discuss the importance of diversity and Black representation within the ranks of the network’s executive news managers and those who report directly to the cable channel’s president Jeff Zucker.
For 75 years, the United Negro College Fund has been lighting the way to better futures for young people and leaving little doubt to the importance of its catchy but all-too serious slogan: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey and straight to Cleveland.
President Trump's 4.7 trillion dollar budget proposal announced Monday sent shockwaves through families in NYCHA and city leaders.
At least 50 people have been charged in a nationwide college-admissions cheating scam, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
Tuesday, March 12
New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.
President Donald Trump $4.7 trillion budget proposal — announced Monday — includes billions in cuts to public housing and a plan for increased tenant rent contributions for those able to work.
Monday, March 11
Members of the New York Democratic delegation, led by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, joined Representatives Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, and Adriano Espaillat, this week in announcing the reintroduction of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Act.
California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.
Joe Toles, a 60-year old single father from New York City, has spent the past 10 years raising six sons he has adopted. Without any regrets about it
A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday.
Saturday, March 9
In an explosive interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month.
It was a day of big names, powerful voices and lasting words during the Howard University Charter Day Convocation, as the university commemorated the 152nd anniversary of its founding.
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts by a Cook County grand jury.
Friday, March 8
Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke Reintroduce Legislation to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm
Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm to be displayed in the United States Capitol.
Federal housing official Lynne Patton calls NYCHA conditions ‘national emergency,’ ‘humanitarian crisis’
Queensbridge Houses residents sounded off at a town hall inside the Jacob Riis auditorium hosted by regional Housing and Urban Development Director Lynne Patton and the president of the tenants' association on Thursday night.
Thursday, March 7
If you are a film director or an aspiring visual storyteller, then you know what an honor it is to be chosen to screen your film at MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival.
The New York Amsterdam News and our new all-digital vertical “AmNews Curtain Raiser” were on the Santa Monica beach soaking up the indie love at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards.
Jazz bassist, singer, four-time Grammy winner and scholar Esperanza Spalding has become a member of Harvard University’s music staff.
Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s exclusive record label founded in 2015, will be releasing a 1992 performance by jazz composer, singer and general force of nature Betty Carter March 29.
They call Aruba the Happy Island. It won’t take you long to figure out why.
This month my business SCHOP! celebrates 17 years in business! SEVENTEEN!
Mrs. Elease Cooke celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 15, 2019. The special centennial celebration took place Saturday, Feb. 16 in the community room of the Isabella Center in Manhattan.
Ice Theatre of New York led off its 2019 City Skate Concert Series last week at the rink at Rockefeller Center. Among the pieces performed was the debut of “Presence,” which was skated by Theron “T.J.” James and choreographed by Deneane Richburg, a skating and dance choreographer and founder of Brownbody, a company that combines modern dance, theater, social justice practice and skating.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, in consultation with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, will soon have to make two of the most consequential decisions in the franchise’s recent history: whether to draft Eli Manning’s successor in the first round in next month’s NFL Draft and initially let him sit behind the veteran, who has one more season remaining on his contract, or draft his eventual replacement and part ways with the 38-year-old Manning this winter.
When the America East Conference Tournament starts on Sunday, March 10, Stony Brook University will be intent on making history.
Outrage continues in Sacramento, Calif., after the county district attorney did not charge the two police officers involved in the 2018 killing of Black, unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark.
Former NBA all-star Kenny Anderson, now head coach of the Fisk University basketball program in Nashville, Tennessee, suffered a stroke last week and is now recuperating and undergoing rehabilitation.
Women’s History Month was established in 1987 after several states petitioned to extend the appreciation of women’s contributions beyond the already established Women’s History Week.
The explosive new documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” takes a highly critical look at one of the most controversial aspects of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy—the persistent rumors that he abused children, specifically young boys.
As Afro-Americans look to the 2020 elections, the midterm elections might have pointed the way to a new direction for Black politics in the 21st century.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League, awarded a “game ball” to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick last Thursday, at the NFL Combine for his efforts in creating opportunities for minorities.
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.
When sports fans talk about the greatest athletes that have ever played for New York City teams, Walt “Clyde” Frazier is among them.
After far exceeding expectations this season, the Brooklyn Nets are currently in line to make the postseason, but after a three game slide last week, dropping from a No. 6 seed to 7, a tough schedule facing them, and a major push by the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets, the Orlando Magic and just maybe the Washington Wizards for the seventh and eighth seeded positions, the last two of the eight playoff seeds, the questions that loom are, “Has Brooklyn lost their swagger, and if so, can they get that swagger back? Can they maintain it?”
It got no realer over the span of Feb. 28–March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada at the host hotel, ironically called the Mirage.
The Standing on their Shoulders Breakfast honoring Phenomenal Women was held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Eastwood Manor, Bronx.
The family of Amsterdam News photographer Bill Moore has an announcement.
The Knicks were officially eliminated from playoff contention Monday night, March 4, with a 115-108 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.
Young Brooklynite Nola, 6, meets her inspiration during a recent trip to Atlanta.
Daughters of The Movement recently assembled at the ICP Museum for a discussion on growing up in the movement as daughters of famous activists.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is set to announce the results of several rape kits next week at John Jay College.
Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s restaurant in Harlem, was recently elected president of the New York City Hospitality Alliance.
Members of the Eta Nu Sigma Brooklyn and Queens Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. are partnering with New York State Sen. Kevin Parker to host the sorority’s annual Youth Symposium .
The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation this week creating stronger regulations for the safe storage of firearms and the appearances of imitation weapons to prevent unintentional gun violence. Sen. Liz Krueger and Sen. Brad Hoylman sponsored the bills.
Elected officials, labor leaders, allies and family members gathered this week to stop the deportation of a beloved community member.
The Harlem Fine Arts Show recently celebrated its 10th year celebrating African-Americans in Art and its third year of honoring African-Americans in Medicine.
Approximately 60 students from the Bronx recently completed a competition where they showed off what they learned in a real estate based education program and got the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges that included Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez.
When I was a kid, you would wear a pair of shoes until the soles were so thin that when you stepped on a stone you would likely feel the pain.
In this column over the years we’ve featured such notables as Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Association of Colored Women; Fannie Peck and the National Housewives League; and now we discuss the equally important and often overlooked National Domestic Workers Union (NDWU) and its founder Dorothy Bolden.
They call Aruba the Happy Island. It won’t take you long to figure out why.
The Donald Trump administration has begrudgingly announced that it will be extending the Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Haiti, Sudan, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
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After performing more than a dozen songs popularized by Harry Belafonte, pianist and vocalist Richard Cummings Jr., with an ensemble of musicians and singers, finally neared the end of a long night with a rousing version of “Day-O.” “Never record a song you don’t like,” Cummings advised the packed audience Friday at Aaron Davis Hall, “because if it becomes a hit you will be asked to sing it over and over.”
Accusing someone of harassment and that they are stone crazy, as Trump said of Rep. Jerrold Nadler, are charges he should know firsthand as intimidation and name-calling are tools often at his disposal.
Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.
Washington has asked for a postponement of a meeting with a group of Caribbean Community leaders on the situation in Venezuela.
Bronx apartment building workers planned to rally Wednesday for a fair contract and to hold a vote to strike.
A hailed part of Bill de Blasio’s agenda will meet its demise.
Salvation and Social Justice and The NJ Black Multi-faith Alliance, in conjunction with the State Conference NAACP, NJ Black Legislative Caucus and various organizations from the United Black Agenda, are holding community hearings regarding the findings in the recent “Force Report.”
Members of the Hyatt Hotels loyalty program can now book vacation stays as well as earn and redeem points at one of the Caribbean’s leading hotels in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A Penns Grove middle school science teacher is suspended over allegations that he called Black students at the school the n-word.
More than 80 protesters were arrested in Sacramento Monday night after they marched through an affluent section of the city demanding justice for Stephon Clark}.
It may be easier to say who isn’t in the Trump circle targeted by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, than who is.
Since 2005, the World of Money, a New York City based nonprofit organization, has served youth and their families to help educate them about financial literacy.
An estimated 30,000 refugees have been uprooted by officials in Cameroon and Nigeria this month and sent to known hotbeds of insurgents including Boko Haram on the Nigerian side of the border.
URBAN AGENDA: Transit Fares Are Rising. Fortunately (or should we say Finally) Fair Fares Is Now on Track to Provide Relief
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have come together to support a sustainable source of revenue for the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus and subway repairs.
Wednesday, March 6
In his first TV interview since he was charged with sexual abuse last month, a tearful R. Kelly says he is “fighting” for his life.
He styled a Mid-Century Modern bachelor’s abode for Frank Sinatra that enthralled a national audience during a televised tour.
Nick battled cancer and lived to rap about it — survivor songs full of rhyme and raw emotion, a soundtrack to a teenager’s two-and-a-half year journey through darkness to light.
When St. Jude opened in 1962, Danny Thomas vowed the hospital would treat patients regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. Dr. Rudolph Jackson was the first black doctor at St. Jude.
While he was finishing his training in Philadelphia, Dr. Rudolph Jackson fielded an offer to move 1,000 miles and begin practicing at a fledgling, low-paying hospital in the South where he would be the first black physician. Suffice it to say he had some reservations.
Tuesday, March 5
More New Yorkers will be eligible for cheaper MetroCards in a planned expansion of the Fair Fares program, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said.
Those are just three of what’s become a cavalcade of headlines about the gut-wrenching and disturbing documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” that finally aired on HBO Sunday night with part two and a post-film interview by Oprah Winfrey on Monday night.
In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from Samoa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Sicily to Iran, Ireland, India and Cuba – and almost everywhere in between.
Over the past 138 years, a small business in Columbus, Ohio, has persevered through the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Great Recession and 25 presidents.
Police on Monday identified one of two men wanted for gunning down a 15-year-old boy.
Lynne Patton is halfway through her month-long “hands on tour” of New York City public housing as she arrived at the Queensbridge Houses.
Monday, March 4
Nearly one year after Stephon Clark was shot and killed in his grandmother’s backyard, Sacramento’s District Attorney has decided not to press charges against the two Sacramento Police Department officers who gunned down the unarmed 22-year-old.
With observances planned throughout March to commemorate Women’s History Month, a new report revealed that women are still mostly absent from newsrooms.
Businesses and homeowners across the northeastern U.S. are digging out after an overnight snowstorm that closed schools and slowed the morning commute.
Saturday, March 2
When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more All-Star Games or logged more seasons.
What does the Congressional Black Caucus do? It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.
After Friday morning's snowfall, New York City sanitation and emergency officials warned residents on Friday afternoon of two more storms approaching the tri-state area.
Friday, March 1
Today, at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Who’s Keeping Score? Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System,”