Imagine having your father murdered during a mugging when you are only 9 years old, then, later, three of your older siblings die from drug usage, and your mother is murdered by her boyfriend while you are away at college?
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined educators, community leaders and advocates urging teenagers to take advantage of a new state law that now allows them to become members of the city’s community boards.
Shirley Chisholm Day is being celebrated with an event at Brooklyn College Nov. 20 at 11 a.m.
In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.
A day before Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman introduced a package of bills that would criminalize the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not support such move, because there are some “extreme situations” in which an officer may be justified in using the maneuver.
Given the withering attacks from the media and the NYPD that have formed a cascade of allegations of wrongdoing, it was only a matter of time before Rachel Noerdlinger would have to relinquish her position as chief of staff for the city’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, some of her supporters said.
All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.
As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.
In a teleconference call Wednesday, several community activists and reporters discussed the impending verdict of the grand jury on the death of Michael Brown and whether police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed him in August, will be indicted.
VIDEO: Rev. Al Sharpton press conference on pending grand jury decisions of various police brutality cases
The Rev. Al Shaprton outlines the National Action Network's plan of action pending the outcome of grand jury decisions on various police brutality cases.
Q&A with Caroline Tompkins
Caroline Tompkins, a 22-year old photographer hailing from Ohio, is the challenging catcalling norm with her weapon of choice, her camera.
Mark Blackman and Eleanor Luken might just bring a HIT to Harlem. The duo needs their fellow Harlemites to donate $30,000 towards setting up the Harlem Independent Theater (HIT).
The neighborhood bar in Harlem has become little more than a memory only cherished by the community’s elders.
Ironically, the setting of Walter Mosley’s tragedy, “Lift,” is within the confines of an elevator.
Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, who graces the current cover of Billboard magazine, is experiencing unprecedented success in her skyrocketing music career.
“If I make a reputation as a director in theater, someone will offer me a movie,” he recalled.
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, starts this week, running Nov. 13 to 20.
Fans of actress Alfre Woodard should prepare to be delighted come Nov. 17.
A wake will be held for the late Jonathan Hicks Friday, Nov. 14, at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd. in Brooklyn.
Sunday, Nov. 2, there was a great celebration at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights as Minister Marilyn Ava Jolley was ordained into the gospel ministry by the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman Sr.