Monday, September 30
Opera singer Jessye Norman has died.
Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday he will stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race after his campaign met a self-imposed fundraising goal of $1.7 million.
Oprah Winfrey stunned a predominantly-female audience in Charlotte on Saturday by announcing she would donate $1.15 million to help minority students attend and succeed in college.
The debate over the merits of Donald John Trump’s presidency continue with no sign of closure in sight. The constituency that elected him has remained steadfast in its support, as the marginalized and ethnically diverse who oppose him, stay at odds with his policies and (in their view) offensive rhetoric.
Friday, September 27
A modest gathering inside City Hall Park Thursday evening aimed at raising awareness to New York City’s ongoing homeless crisis and the desperate need for more affordable housing.
Thursday, September 26
There’s never been a declaration of any kind, by anyone that the New York Jets would be a playoff team this season.
It’s understandable why so many Giants fans are drunk with optimism after watching rookie quarterback Daniel Jones lead his team to a 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road this past Sunday in his first career start.
The subjects at this year’s Game Changers conference ranged from what it’s like to be a female sports agent negotiating on behalf of NFL and NBA players to the role of mentors to how participation in sports can change lives.
he Sports Foundation, which has positively impacted the lives of countless New York City youth who have gone on to pay it forward as adults in numerous walks of life, held its 50th anniversary gala titled “Celebrating Our Angels” Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx.
Before they fell to the No. 3 spot in the NBA Draft Lottery in May, the Knicks, who had the worst record in the league last season at 17-65, maintained grand designs of being in the enviable position of holding the No. 1 overall pick and having cap space for two max contracts.
Leaving nothing to chance, the Connecticut Sun came in hot in the WNBA semifinals, winning its series with the Los Angeles Sparks 3–0. The first two victories came on home court in Connecticut.
There were two chairs and two microphones and a bottle of water each for the two speakers scheduled to host the Brooklyn Nets' annual State of the Team address Tuesday afternoon at their practice facility. But there was only one speaker, general manager Sean Marks.
At the official start of training camps in June, NFL teams may not have known every player who’d be listed on their roster, but ownership and front offices did know who their quarterback would be, who’d be leading their team offensively on the field during this 2019-2020 season.
Definition: Daze: A state of being confused, befuddled, overcome. Stunned, stupefied, dumb.
In his highly praised biography of Frederick Douglass, historian David Blight offers this paragraph about a historic gathering of notable Black leaders at a convention in Syracuse, New York in 1864.
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It was a lazy end of summer Sunday in Harlem.
There are getaways and then there are places to get away—from most everything. Daufuskie Island is such a destination.
Lilli Cooper is an amazing talent, and is magnificent in Tootsie as Julie Nichols. Her extraordinary performance garnered her a 2019 Tony nomination.
“Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll,” now on view at the Metroplitan Museum of Art, brings back such sweet memories.
Bailuyu by Fu Wenjie’s latest collection opened with a whispery white pristine gown that paved the way for a beautifully designed symphony of soft styles.
The Woodstock Film Festival announced the full lineup for its landmark 20th anniversary, taking place from Oct. 2-6 in the historic Hudson Valley towns of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Saugerties and Rosendale.
There is just so much happening on the immigration front under this draconian administration and its cohorts in the Senate weekly that it feels like you miss a lot with just a blink.
When authorities in Trinidad closed the island’s major money-losing oil refinery last year, nearly 3,000 workers were sent on the breadline, nearby businesses suffered and neighboring Caribbean nation clients of the facility were left to fend for themselves.
We have reached a point where impeachment is no longer up for discussion. Many people would argue that impeachment proceedings should have begun several months ago.
The top line numbers seem to tell it all. When it comes to American employment, a rising tide lifts all boats.
The mass killings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are still fresh in my mind. It was just a few weeks ago that America took another nosedive with these senseless murders all happening within a 24-hour time period.
Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” brought into sharp focus the harrowing injustices in the case of the Exonerated Central Park Five—five African American and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted for the brutal rape of a woman in Central Park in 1989.
Amidst all of the Ukraine hoopla, labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia’s nomination continues to make its way to confirmation.
Latasha French has worked at a Verizon’s corporate office in Irving, TX for 17 years. However, her status as one of the senior employees in the building didn’t shield her from racial discrimination, according to a complaint.
The Car Wash Bill 2019, which would end subminimum wages and help eliminate wage theft for thousands of downstate New York car wash workers, was passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly in June.
Executive and creative director of the Harlem Chamber Players, Liz Player, founded this organization with the hope of bringing high quality classical music and orchestras to upper Manhattan.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, as Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari prepared to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, protestors prepared to gather to demand the release of Bergen County, N.J. based, Nigerian-born former Omoyele Sowore. Sowore is a former Nigerian presidential candidate; he is being held in a Lagos jail.
New Yorkers came out to commemorate the liberation struggle legacy of the former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.
“We want all of the asbestos removed from the property and removed from transit facilities,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams during a Sept. 25 news conference in East New York. “It should be done in an expeditious fashion. We want to have air-quality tests around this depot."
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wants public school students to see themselves in the books they’re assigned to read.
Something beautiful is happening along St. Nicholas Avenue, between 141st and 145th streets—a new educational corridor is being created.
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Harold Mabern Jr., the pianist and composer with the big smile, roaring laugh and a profound percussive sound that lit the piano like a Saturday night jook joint as he caressed every key with an energetic magical touch, died unexpectedly on the evening of Sept. 17, 2019, in New Jersey.
Vince Wilburn Jr., the nephew of the late, great Miles Davis, is celebrating the release of the new Miles Davis documentary, “Birth of the Cool.” Wilburn, along with Davis’ son Erin Davis and daughter Cheryl Davis, oversees the estate, making the decisions of how Davis’ legacy will continue and be personified.
Director Kasi Lemmons understood something about Harriet Tubman that countless history books didn’t gleam or, if they did, they choose not to share: Harriet Tubman was a woman filled with love.
In “Godfather of Harlem” award-winning actor and producer Forest Whitaker gets it right as Harlem businessman of the streets, Bumpy Johnson.
Family and friends recently came together for a birthday celebration for Phyllis Thomas.
On Friday, Sept. 20, people took to the streets of lower Manhattan in protest days before the start of the United Nations Climate Summit, with hopes of bringing awareness to climate change and demanding new policies from the government.
There is something very fitting about The Moth being in Harlem for the most recent Harlem Week.
This month is jam-packed, but be sure to include the American Dance Guild (ADG) Festival 2019, “Shaping the Now: Dance in Uncertain Times,”
Cynthia Erivo strong as Harriet Tubman at the UrbanWorld Film Festival, and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Oprah Winfrey big at the Apollo
If the documented history is to be believed, the odyssey of the African American began in 1619 with the arrival of the privateer The White Lion, which brought 20 African slaves ashore in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia 400 hundred years ago!
Bass player Stanley Banks and promoter George Johnson are proud to have worked with the Sam Pinn Memorial Celebration, which packed Brooklyn’s Boys & Girls High School Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating 100 years since the 1919 graduation of social activist, lawyer and entertainer Paul Robeson, Robeson was honored last weekend at a Rutgers University football game highlighting his athletic career at the school.
During the opening of the United Nations General Assembly this week the United States came under fire.
It’s been over a month since former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s termination from the NYPD over Eric Garner’s 2014 death and just over two months since U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced that Pantaleo and the officers involved would not face federal charges. The quest for justice now shifts to changing policy.
When Bill de Blasio didn’t poll well enough to qualify for the September debates, it was only a matter of time.
Stepping across lines, be they political or moral, is a daily exercise for Trump, and recently he did both.
“I’m beyond pleased that a strong majority of my Democratic colleagues have joined us in the effort to hold accountable and impeach the most unlawful and unpatriotic man to ever occupy the White House.”
Wednesday, September 25
It seems like every few months, our nation is rocked by another mass shooting. El Paso and Dayton are only the latest of a list of tragedies that stretches from Parkland to Pittsburgh, Charleston to Columbine, San Bernardino to Sandy Hook, and to Las Vegas.
Teacher fired for a mock slave auction in class gets hired in a mostly black school; she’s assigned to stay home for now
She was fired from a local private school after she'd held a mock slave auction in her classroom last school year.
Washington plunged into an impeachment crisis on Wednesday, as House Democrats opened an investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign season dealings with Ukraine.
Tuesday, September 24
The family of civil rights legend Claudette Colvin announced that she’s leaving New York City and moving back to Alabama.
A substitute teacher at Bernard Awtrey Middle School in Atlanta has been fired after allegedly writing a note describing Black children as devils and white children as angels.
Sampling in hundreds of Newark homes exposed to lead in drinking water has found that up to 99 percent of city-issued water filters are working, city and state officials said Monday.
Monday, September 23
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Phil Murphy and other elected officials are releasing the results of new lead testing at a 1 p.m. press conference on Monday at Newark City Hall.
Sunday, September 22
It’s no secret that African Americans – particularly teens – are committing suicide at record levels
A documentary called "When Harlem Saved a King" looks at a forgotten chapter of Harlem history
Friday, September 20
The race is over for Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Thursday, September 19
Eric Garner’s mother, along with Rev. Al Sharpton, took their case to congress Thursday.
In sports, like other major subjects of interest, the back stories sometimes become as important as the game. Over the past few weeks, Odell Beckham’s insistence on wearing an expensive watch during football games became one of those topics.
Eli Manning is a future Pro Football Hall of Fame player and the greatest QB in the 94-year history of the New York Giants franchise. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and twice the game’s MVP.
Two years ago, Simidele Adeagbo was a brand marketing manager for Nike Africa. A four-time NCAA All-American in the triple jump at the University of Kentucky, Adeagbo had retired from competitive athletics in 2008.
It can be very hard to get the attention of sports media members who are fed everything from corn dogs to prime rib, shrimp and lobster with a variety of sides and assorted desserts, but chef J.J. Johnson was prepared for them, the athletes...
Last January, when Anthony Davis and his agent Rich Paul informed the New Orleans Pelicans they wanted the organization to trade the six-time NBA All-Star and three-time All NBA First Team forward, it was a demand that was sure to be met.
Four teams dominated play throughout this WNBA season and now those teams are facing off in the semi-finals.
This has been a season of what-ifs for the New York Mets.
New York Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey held his annual Skills Clinic this weekend for boys and girls ages 8 through 13 at the Renaissance School, IS 192 in Queens, New York.
Some of the claims from authorities that the death toll will rise dramatically in the coming days have subsided for now, but Haitian immigrants who live in The Bahamas have formed themselves in to groups to help in the relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and to ensure welfare issues are looked after.
The audience at the Apollo Theater was flooded and star-studded on a Monday. The catalyst for the excitement and commotion was the premiere of the new vehicle from Oscar Award winning actor Forest Whitaker entitled “Godfather of Harlem.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie held a community meeting on the upcoming 2020 Census.
Director and performer Whitney White is making a name for herself in the world of theater. With shows such as “A Human Being,” “Of a Sort” by Jonathan Payne, “What to Send Up When It Goes Down” by Aleshea Harris, “Canyon” by Jonathan Caren, and several more under her belt, White has greatly contributed to the rise of Black female directors.
At Walker Memorial Baptist Church on Sept. 14, 2019, New Yorkers fondly remembered the Rev. Wendell Foster, who passed away at the age of 95. The Bronx borough’s first Black citywide elected official (he was elected to the City Council in 1977) was known for his Civil Rights Movement politics.
The United States is the only industrialized country in the world where maternal death rates are rising, a fact that finally seems to be permeating the national consciousness.
It’s never too soon to pay homage to a woman who made such a mark on our culture and on our heads.
Oh boy, I love what I do and to be able to share it with you on a weekly basis is a boon! Yes, I am often invited to come taste some food and drink and talk shop with various food makers, chefs and business owners, but on this occasion, I was invited to also paint.
Last week was the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the entire United States.
After decades of American predictability, President Trump’s unexpected decision to cancel a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban is the latest example of the effectiveness and strength of the strategy of the Trump negotiation team.
The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into whether President Trump has personally enriched his family, and his company. Many in the country are extremely angry about these incidents, but the reason most candidates run for office on any level is to improve their financial status.
Let’s call it what it is. New York City’s education system is racist and until there is an unapologetic dismantling of its system which breeds racial inequity and disparities to maintain the status quo, New York City public schools will remain an unresponsive system for Black and Brown students.
Skip the greeting card—no presents needed: Labor Day, a holiday like no other whose importance lasts beyond a single day
It’s not so easy to find a holiday that crosses all religious, racial, ethnic and gender lines. Your political party, favorite color and years of education matter little too.
The largest labor strike in over a decade began on Monday, Sept. 16. It involves America’s biggest carmaker.
The Jersey City Free Public Library’s main branch now bears the name of its first African American director, Priscilla Gardner, whose career goes back 50 years.
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s Annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute blazed in a powerful Black August afternoon at the Langston Hughes Community Library Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
Yet another phase of getting Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns was recently disclosed, this one a subpoena issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
The PILLARS recovery center is partnering with GUIDEPOSTS to host their first annual fundraiser in the fight against substance misuse on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Symphony Space in Manhattan.
Earlier this week, Giants safety Michael Thomas, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of NYC and Dreambuilders donated nearly 500 backpacks full of classroom essentials to students at PS 49, The Willis Avenue School in the Bronx.
The Ninth annual Staten Island Black Heritage Parade/ Family Day took place last Saturday in Stapleton.
Since independence, natural resources in Kenya have been on a fast track to extinction. Today, nearly half of all its forests are gone, resulting in more droughts, floods and other dire consequences for communities, ecosystems, food security and infrastructure.
Councilman Daneek Miller hosted the event with Assemblywoman Vivian Cook. Senator Leroy Comrie and Councilman Donovan Richards were in attendance as well. Selected speakers spoke in a panel format on issues ranging from estate planning and guardianship, real estate, geriatric care, cybersecurity and identity theft, funeral pre-planning, and finances.
When you’re in on a secret you feel special. While there are places in the Caribbean that are on everyone’s must-see list, better still is the insider’s list for those in “the know.”
The world places its proverbial foot on the necks of the woman—around the world—so it’s no surprise that women use their sexuality as a weapon, and it’s a powerful one.
The Wendy Williams Show kicked off its 11th season on Sept. 16 with some good news.
Bill Saxton, Alvin Wink Flythe and Todd Herbert explore the intricacies of the music of John Coltrane on stage Saturday Sept. 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, located at 52 West 116th Street between 5th Avenue and Lenox Avenue.
As the summer sun transforms to autumn leaves, Jazzmobile at Minton’s Playhouse (206 West 118th Street) continues on Sept. 19
There is a hidden treasure for the family on the corner of 42nd Street and 9th Avenue. Well, maybe not truly hidden since from half a block away you can see the name on the building: “Pip’s Island.” Well let me tell you, if you have children ages 4-10 it is something to visit, experience and enjoy.
Keith Hamilton Cobb has created and stars in a brilliant, thought provoking play called “American Moor” playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.
What a fabulous affair! ESSENCE Fashion House made its New York Fashion Week (NYFW) debut and premiered the ESSENCE Best in Black Fashion Awards on Sept. 4 at 523 West 37th St., NYC.
For Noon by Noor’s spring 2020 NYFW collection, designers were inspired by the l Bahraini pearl and its surroundings.
Donald Byrd, choreographer, theater artist, artistic director of the New York-based Donald Byrd/The Group from 1978-2002, and creator of memorable works including the highly celebrated “The Harlem Nutcracker,” is one of six recipients of the 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awards.
Filmmaker, Black feminist, author and organizer Nia Hampton is a young Black woman on the rise.
“The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine.”―Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Between the World and Me”
There are only four more months left in the year, can you believe it? But don’t fret because the month of September brings the best in film from around the world at the annual 57th New York Film Festival (Sept. 27 – Oct. 13) presented by Film at Lincoln Center.
Standing in front of a large studio filled with some 90 singers and dancers, is a young, diminutive Black woman whose profile is reminiscent of a regal African sculpture thanks to a head wrap that forms a bun atop her head...
The MTA announced this week it is proposing $51.5 billion for its capital plan over the next five years for improvements to subways, buses and railroads.
There is nothing in the Obama matrix that doesn’t infuriate Trump. Among his most recent missiles at the Obamas—and this time he assails the couple—is their Higher Ground Production Company that launched the first in a series of documentaries and other projects on Netflix.
New Yorkers attend funeral of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe saying ‘The struggle continues’
Members of the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement have just returned this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, from Zimbabwe where they attended the funeral of the recently late former premier.
A potential economic and employment boon for Black New Yorkers might be through casinos. However, the governor has told everyone to “pump the brakes.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated raises $1 million in 24 hours for a second consecutive year during HBCU Impact Day on Monday.
President Donald Trump went to the annual convention of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in Houston last week to evoke America First, the nationalist sentiment that won him overwhelming support among white conservatives.
Wednesday, September 18
The white referee who forced a Black high school wrestler to cut his locks in order to participate in a match in New Jersey has been suspended for two years following a civil rights investigation.
Dozens of NYCHA tenant residents, members of a group called Community Voices Heard say they are sick of feeling ignored, so they stormed management offices Tuesday mornings.
Tuesday, September 17
Transit riders have a wish list of improvements and the MTA issued its own official plan on Monday.
The big controversy about Jay Z and the NFL is a perfect example of why we can’t rely on our athletes and entertainers to solve the major problems in our community.
Monday, September 16
On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers are championing what is essentially a regressive tax on airline passengers that would raise the cost of flying – painfully, on working families.
Thousands lined Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem on Sunday for the 50th Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday.
Four-year-old Michael Trimble, known to his friends and family as “Tink,” arrived at his new school with his grandmother in rural Texas last month to meet his teacher. It was a few days before Head Start was supposed to begin, and Tink was excited that he would finally get to go to a big kids’ school.
President Donald Trump and Democratic White House hopefuls have plunged into a new battle over Justice Brett Kavanaugh because they have strong incentives to put the Supreme Court at the epicenter of the election.
Friday, September 13
Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursda
Thursday, September 12
Organizers are gearing up for the 50th Annual African-American Day Parade set for Sunday, Sept. 15 in Harlem. Before you head to the festivities, here are some things you need to know.
Yusuf Hasan is the chairman of the African American Day Parade.
Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal recently had surgery.
It’s only been one game and the overall expectations for this new season have been modest, both unassuming and unpresuming.
Last season, the Giants’ defense gave up leads in five of the team’s final seven games, a primary reason for their 5-11 record, the worst in the NFC East division.
Serena Williams’ quest for her 24th major singles title and a tie with Margaret Court for the most of all-time in women’s tennis wasn’t to be at the 2019 U.S Open.
If Rafael Nadal and or tennis fans thought that his US Open semi-finals match against 24-seed Matteo Berrettinni on Friday night would have been harder, more competive, we were all mistaken.
Another rough New York Liberty season came to an end on Sunday with a win over the Atlanta Dream, the only WNBA team with a worse record than the Liberty.
It’s business as usual for the Monroe College Mustangs.
The Mets have given their fans a reason to remain interested in this season.
Unless something changes, sports radio talk show host Tony Paige will retire this week after 16 years of broadcasting late nights on WFAN, 66 on the AM dial, 101.9 FM.
Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 95.
Today, I would like to introduce you to the Homebody family. Mr and Mrs. Homebody enjoyed the company of two lovely children named affectionately, Brother and Sister.
This year New York tri-state area journalist and educator Omoyele Sowore ran for president in Nigeria. He now sits in a Lagos jail.
Hampton University entered into an agreement with the University of the Bahamas-North (UB-North) to allow students who have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian to continue their education on the historically-Black university’s campus.
There must have been a moment in July 1962 when catcher Elston Howard of the New York Yankees was at home plate with the batter Pumpsie Green of the Boston Red Sox.
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Well, good end of summer to all. I hope the time away from the city and/or your normal routine fed your soul and spirit. Bring on fall.
When you make something with your hands there’s a special something, a pride that comes from being a creator.
On Sept. 7 in Hartley Park, Main Street Boxing NY held its 10th annual Westchester County Boxing Championships, co-sponsored by the Mount Vernon, N.Y. Recreation Department. Said Mayor Andre Wallace, “As mayor of Mount Vernon I’ve always realized that Mount Vernon has a rich history in sports.
From September 12-14, “The South African Songbook: Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy” proudly continues at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (60th Street and Broadway) with special South African guest pianists; the established composer Hilton Schilder and the young gun Bakari Dyer.
Scenes from the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, hosted by 107.5 WBLS, celebrating and inspiring Black women.
The first annual Locfest NYC, which celebrates loc’d hair culture, fashion and history, took place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.
Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, pretty and elegant.
It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.
The complexity of human relationships is the focus in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on W. 45th Street.
The cult television show, which has been called “Britain’s answer to ‘The Wire’, was canceled six years ago despite critical acclaim of its real and gritty depiction of street culture in London.
Thanks to filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux and Noble Johnson, University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies professor Jacqueline Stewart says, there was a Black presence in the U.S. film industry from its very beginnings
The definition of urban, an adjective, reflects a characteristic of a town or city, “the urban population” according to a Google search. In this spirit—I assume—The Urbanworld Film Festival was so named.
It’s hard for many to imagine that illegal immigration is also a problem for some Caribbean nations, including the hurricane devastated northwestern Bahamas.
International aid organizations and authorities in The Bahamas are stepping up the evacuation of people from Grand Bahama and Abaco, which were flattened by a slow-moving Hurricane Dorian in the past week, as authorities prepared islanders for a steep rise in the death toll as searches of the rubble continued.
Millions of children are back in school and the school year has officially begun.
As Tropic storm Dorian tore through the Bahamas this week, wreaking havoc and causing loss of human life and destruction of property in the billions of dollars, many of us sat transfixed before the spectacle unfolding on our television screen, wondering how nature could have dealt our beloved neighbor such a cruel hand. But the reality is that we should not have been surprised.
New York’s repeal of the religious exemption to vaccines: what it means for African American families
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Reverend Sharpton’s National Action Network will host the Harlem Vaccine Forum at its 106 West 145th St. headquarters at noon.
Recent incidents of suicides within the NYPD has many people asking, “What is going on? Why are these happening? What can we do about it? What should we do about it? How do we protect our protectors?”
California’s state government’s slated to pass a bill that would make workers of app-based companies like Uber and Lyft full employees of said companies.
Candis Tolliver has spent the past two years with 32BJ SEIU as a senior political director. For her work, the union is promoting her.
The 2019 Annual Circle of Sisters EXPO came to a grand closing with nearly 30,000 in attendance at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, Saturday, September 7, 2019.
Forty years ago President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as National Grandparents Day.
The 22 Points Team Youth Program held their 11th annual back-to-school giveaway at the Harret Tubman P.S. 154 in West Harlem on Saturday, Sept. 7.
More than $300,000 has been raised to date for an online fund opened in partnership with the United Way of Essex West Hudson to address community needs during Newark’s water problems.
Trump’s map flap, his tweet that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama “harder than anticipated,” has left in its wake a political imbroglio at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.
The Eta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting a “School Daze Party” to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Code Red Restaurant & Lounge located at 1320 East Gunhill Rd.
Following two weeks of backpack and school supply giveaway events at NYCHA houses, street fairs and police precincts throughout Harlem, Friends of Public Schools Harlem with a special grant from the Migdol Family Foundation gave its 4,000th supply-filled backpack at an event at Drew Hamilton Houses.
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival will host its community education forum on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at the Multipurpose Room of Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. in Brookly
On Labor Day a 48-year-old retired NYPD officer was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a transit parking lot on Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island.
European nations are building a wall—a sea wall—to keep African migrants from reaching their shores.
A wave of violence against foreign nationals has been sweeping over Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The quiz this week, dear students, is how many former members of the Trump administration have either been fired, resigned, or a little bit of both?
Devastating images of the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian show what appears to be an apocalypse that has hit the Bahamas.
Tuesday, September 10
Abel Sedeno, the Bronx man who fatally stabbed his 15-year-old classmate and injured a 16-year-old student inside a classroom at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in 2017, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Through the eyes of a 14-year-old with a love of basketball and the trumpet in 1989, Syracuse University had everything Kevin Richardson would ever want in a college.
Jeffrey Calhoun, a 62-year old white man, is facing several charges of hate crime after he allegedly harassed Jeanneie Muhammad, a Black woman, during a recent road rage dispute.
Monday, September 9
Beginning the week of September 16th in New York, Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) will launch their 54th year of workshops teaching new and existing entrepreneurs how to build profitable, successful businesses in 5 New York City locations.
According to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) wealth building usually begins with that first investment in owning your own home. Whether you purchase a first-time “starter” home or inherit a property or residence.
Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title.
A 12-year-old boy is undergoing surgery Sunday morning after being found shot in the neck early Sunday in Yonkers, police said.
Saturday, September 7
Black unemployment fell to a record low in August, helped by a jump in the number of Black women on the job.
Friday, September 6
Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95.
Thursday, September 5
Serena Williams is heading to the U.S. Open semifinals. It took her only 44 minutes to defeat 27-year-old Wang Qiang of China, 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
Sprinter Maya Stephens graduated from St. John’s University in 2018 after four stellar years representing the university on the track field.
Already eliminated from post-season, the New York Liberty are playing for pride the final games of the season.
Patrick Mahomes could only watch and hope. He had already engineered what would go down as one of the most dramatic scoring drives in Kansas City Chiefs history, leading his offense on a five-play
The Giants’ final game of the 2018-19 NFL season set the stage for their 2019-20 season opener this Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Novak Djokovic, the US Open's defending champion was forced to retire from his Open match on Monday night.
If your are a Mets fan, use any adjective or a bunch of adjectives, expletives included for emphasis is understandable, to vent your exasperation, make that controlled anger, for Tuesday night’s 11-10 loss to the Washington Nationals Inexcusable
The New York Jets 2019-2020 season officially begins Sunday, a home game against the Buffalo Bills, a Division game for both.
Celebrating the fading of a glorious summer, and the beginning of a promising school year East New Yorkers came together in Unity Plaza for a Saturday of fun, music, food, giveaways, free school supplies and community good vibing.
Journalist Joy Reid Reid firmly believes the United States, if it acts quickly, already has the tools with which to repair the damage wrought by Donald Trump.
The 2019 ‘Black Girls Rock’ had me in a real Shalamar’ish mood. Any time we get to honor and respect the achievements of past, present and future excellence is a moment to cherish, but the annual production of Beverly Bonds’ vision always has a way to perfectly frame it.
In the next decade, Jahrid Baker hopes to be a well-known graphic designer.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) hosted a back-to-school party.
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When it comes to reparations and its history, I have often cited its origins to Callie House, Rev. Isaiah Dickerson and their National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association, which they established in 1894.
Rapper Meek Mill’s (née Robert Rihmeek Williams) Aunt Beverly was caught off guard one day when her niece rushed into her Philadelphia apartment excitedly reporting that Meek, then a teenaged aspiring rapper, was downstairs “spitting.”
This month is filled with a good deal of dance to help close out the summer days.
Jerry Johnson is from California. He lives in Ghana. He works in New Ningo. He founded the Ancestral Wall.
Some Caribbean Community countries are rushing to ramp up oil and gas exploration, motivated by the runaway success Guyana has had since first discovering commercial quantities back in mid 2015.
I almost cannot wrap my mind around the photos of the burning Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Often referred to as the earth’s lungs, the destruction of the Amazon’s flora, fauna, animals, and overall ecosystem should frighten all of us and encourage the entire global community to act.
When UBS banker and father of three Scott Hapgood was arrested and charged with manslaughter in Anguilla, I was one of the first and most vocal observers to sound an alarm.
Officials will admit there is a lead crisis in the drinking water in certain parts of the city in Newark, New Jersey.
Africa, as the earliest cradle of human civilization, fought tooth and nail to defeat the scourge of apartheid in South Africa. With that defeat emerged the leadership of one of the noblest leaders of our generation, Nelson Mandela.
The promise, or should we say threat that Trump made months ago about declaring a national emergency to divest funds from the Pentagon to build a wall along the southern border appears to be closer to a reality.
The New York Urban League is hosting its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Perhaps if you’re a New Yorker who gets around town, you’ve encountered the ubiquitous Doris Williams, pushing her cart and dispensing fliers promoting National Grandparents Day, which falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and Sept. 8 this year.
The 2019 Circle of Sisters Expo is taking place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 7. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the day concludes at 10 p.m.
In a 9-3 vote, the City Planning Commission moved forward with plans to close Rikers Island and replace it with smaller jails across the city.
The next time you grab coffee or walk down the street, look to your left—and to your right
JUUL Labs announced it’s implementing a series of new measures in the United States that build upon our existing efforts to combat the issue of youth access, appeal and use of vapor products.
Just as state-sponsored violence threatens Latinos in the U.S., xenophobia is again threatening Nigerians and other Africans whose shops in Johannesburg are being targeted for looting and destruction by unknown groups.
It was a commemoration worthy of the ancestors.T his past weekend was filled with nourishment for the spirit and the mind. “Welcome to these shores,” Chief G. Anne Richardson, leader of the Rappahannock Tribe, told the audience of over five thousand.
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If you have been following along this Bronx Little Italy food journey, thank you.
There’s something about fall that’s fantastic.
Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!
The Harlem Jazz Boxx, presenting the most adventurous jazz series in Harlem, continues with its Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24 lineup featuring Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs Big Band.
From Sept. 7-8, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center for its sixth straight year.
“Moulin Rouge” is a wildly fabulous, sexy, seductive, funny love story! “Moulin Rouge” is an attitude, a way of life! Before the show officially starts the audience is submerged into this very imaginative.
Boo! Mark your calendars for a scary October. The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to bring the best and most provocative horror cinema to local screens across Brooklyn from Oct. 17–24!
President Donald Trump found another nominee for labor secretary that’s angered unions and labor activists.
Labor unions celebrated Labor Day this week, but kept one eye toward the future of worker solidarity during conservative rollbacks of their gains.
Many New York residents breathed a sigh of relief at the end of August.
Millions of people came out to this year's West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.
On several occasions we have referred to Trump as the mischief-commanding-officer, but we were advised to call him the commander-in-thief, and that title is given fresh currency with his move now to loot the Pentagon—that is, divest funds from scheduled military projects—to build a wall along the nation’s southern border.
Some 26,000 children won’t be going back to class on the first day of New York State public schools because their parents chose not to vaccinate them.
This fall, more young New Yorkers are heading back to school with valuable work experience under their belts, and much needed earnings in their pockets, thanks to recent significant expansion and improvements to the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
Wednesday, September 4
Oprah Winfrey is taking her motivational spirit on the road early next year with an arena tour to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Tuesday, September 3
Steel bands and revelers sporting elaborate feathered costumes, Caribbean flags and some rain ponchos marched and danced Monday in a West Indian American Day Parade dampened by weather and awash in cultural pride.
Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015, just months after becoming the first Black woman to perform the lead role of “Odette” in ABT’s coveted “Black Swan” in the winter of 2014.
On Sunday, September 15, the National Congress of Black Women will celebrate its 35th annual brunch in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children.
As public school students head back to class for the fall in Newark, concerns over the lead in residential homes due to old pipes has spilled over to the school system.
Alvin Kennard, a Black man from Alabama who has been in prison for 36 years serving a life sentence without parole for stealing $50.75 from a bakery, is set to be released from prison after being resentenced to time served.