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Former Baltimore drug dealer now an anti-drug crusader

Kevin Shird knows a thing or two about the Baltimore streets, and his knowledge is from firsthand experience.

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‘Sacreds: Photographs of Faith’ now on view

Local photographer Bob Gore recently held an opening and meet-and-greet for his newest exhibit, “Sacreds: Photographs of Faith.”

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February dance calendar 2015

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater for their annual season, celebrating 30 years.

The Cosmopolitan Review

This week's Cosmopolitan Review with Yvonne Delaney Mitchell.

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Academy pres responds to ‘Selma’ Oscar snub

The announcement for this year’s 87th Academy Awards nominations caused an almost immediate backlash from the African-American community over the lack of nominations for the civil rights film "Selma".

LEADERS CLAMP DOWN AS ELECTIONS IN 10 COUNTRIES NEAR

It’s election time in nearly a dozen African countries, and the wish of some leaders to fiddle with the constitution and have a forbidden third term in office is sending tremors through the fragile states involved.

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Oscar-nominated ‘Timbuktu’ opens at Film Forum

Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako’s bold film, “Timbuktu,” is masterful storytelling from the first frame to the last, leaving a lingering impression of deeply felt human emotion that is presented in richly shaded tones.

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Breakfast with Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore

Brace yourselves, New York, there is a new Black man poised to make you think and laugh, but mostly laugh—while you’re thinking!

AGOA, Mugabe and the push for a Pan-African union

As African leaders in the AU and the Diaspora continue pressing to renew the AGOA, they must know, respect and act in accordance to the importance of Zimbabwe and Pan- Africanism in helping to forge ahead for a “fair” trade bill for Africa.

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Sharpton promotes the Black vote in England

Along with invitations to the White House and other prestigious addresses, the Rev. Al Sharpton can now include the Oxford Union, where such luminaries as President Ronald Reagan and Mother Theresa have spoken.

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Embattled Speaker Silver asked to resign

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, charged with graft and corruption, decided Monday to take a step back. But that is apparently not a big enough step for Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright, leader of the Manhattan Democratic Party.

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Winter storm hits NYC

A blizzard hits the city impacting travel, closing schools and bringing widespread snow.

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Get more politically involved

Greetings, readers. As a political scientist, I have dedicated myself to helping students become more informed of political processes, more politically aware of their surroundings and more knowledgable about how systems of power work (and sometimes do not work) in this country.

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The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Christina Greer reflects on the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind, and why it important to keep that legacy alive.

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Snow shovlers needed for storm aftermath

In the aftermath of what is being called an historic blizzard approaching the city, snow removal is going to be needed to clean up.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Imhotep's guide for some upcoming black events.

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Talking SCHOP! Empire Diner dining

Newly refurbished and reopen for business, Empire Diner offers patrons good, simple food and friendly service in a comforting atmosphere.

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Wanderlust guides for the adventurous traveler

To help you in your quest to explore the vast expanse of this beautiful country, the folks at Bella Terra Publishing have created “Rail U.S.A.: Museums & Trips,” three unique regional guide maps featuring more than 1,200 railroad points of interest.

NY attorney general settles agreement with bank in fight to end discrimination

Prompted by concerns of New York banks not lending to minority groups after the mortgage and financial crisis in 2008, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau launched an investigation into the claims.

Poll reveals New Yorkers disapprove of NYPD’s disrespect of mayor

A recent on-line poll revealed that an overwhelming number of New Yorkers disagree with the NYPD’s disrespectful actions toward Mayor Bill de Blasio during memorial services for two of their fallen comrades last month.

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