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47th Annual West Indian Day Parade takes place in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway gives way to the 47th Annual West Indian Day Parade.

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Families affected by recent fire in Hamilton Heights get help

Families who lost everything during a recent fire in Hamilton Heights get assistance.

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In the news 8/25 - 8/31, 2014

News summary for the week of 8/25 - 8/31, 2014

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Breakthrough hosts sold-out crowd for Dudes Against Violence Against Women

Breakthrough hosts a comedy show to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women and girls

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NYPD Hosts Teen Tournament

NYPD Community Affairs officers in collaboration with local community leaders held the Patrol Borough Manhattan North 1st Unity in the Community, Basketball Tournament.

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Cannon and Carey on the rocks?

Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.

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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia.

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Artist will launch Harlem Renaissance art project at HSA

World renowned art historian, artist and author Paco Cao will launch a first-of-its-kind art residency series focused on the “Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance” at the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Online: And sew on

Do you want to learn how to sew? Nov. 8, you can participate in sewing lessons online with “The Sewing Party.”

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Good fall/holiday home decor scents

Collections by Michel Design Works has introduced a luxurious collection of home decorating items that will make great gifts and beautiful accents for your home.

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Oscar winner Steve McQueen's message to Harlem

Steve McQueen shares his thoughts on Harlem after recent casting call.

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Music mogul Suge Knight shot at VMAs

Marion “Suge” Knight, the founder and president of the controversial and now defunct record label Death Row Records, whose roster supported artists such as Tupac (2Pac) Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, was shot in a West Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles at an MTV VMA party.

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Prince announces two new releases for fall

The epitome of pop music, Prince, plans to release two new full-length albums in September.

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Fast-food worker movement makes waves in California

With the fast-food worker labor movement in full force nationally, every victory for the organizers can be considered a major one. Last week was no different.

Espaillat receives endorsement of UFT and DiNapoli

New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is back on the campaign trail for re-election and has gathered significant endorsements along the way.

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Mass incarceration and discrimination in our justice system hurts our communities

The expansion of the U.S. prison system—driven by privatization that has turned imprisonment into a profit center for corporate America—has taken a toll on our neighborhoods. Our justice system disproportionately targets communities of color, sending far too many young people into prison, often for nonviolent crimes.

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Aging healthy in Harlem

The Second Annual Senior Citizen Health/Vanity Day, a free community festival with fun, food and facts for seniors, was held on the Harlem State Office Building outdoor plaza.

Introducing NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.

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Radio 103.9 appoints renowned civil rights activist as community affairs director

Cumulus announced that nationally renowned civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory has been appointed community affairs director for New York City’s newest R&B station, Radio 103.9, “New York’s Best Mix of R&B.”

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