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Black Local 3 members push for a seat at the table

Black International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 members want union leadership to do right by them.

Education unions blast Trump’s budget proposal

Judging by Trump’s proposed budget, one could assume the theme is “decimate and accumulate.”

Biden’s record of anti-Black legislation explains why he would also be appealing to Trump supporters

An examination of Joe Biden’s record explains why he would have such strong appeal to racist white voters.

Is Bloomberg ready to take the heat?

For months billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, has been a troubling specter on the horizon; on Wednesday evening in Las Vegas he will make his debut on the debate stage.

December 12th Movement commemorates 55 years since death of Malcolm X

The December 12th Movement is hosting its Pan African Forum in commemoration of the 1965 death of Malcolm X on Friday, Feb. 21 at the National Black Theater

Stringer talks M/WBE success (or lack of) with Black stakeholders

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer brought dozens of Black stakeholders to his office, last Thursday, Feb. 13, to unveil his latest minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) report.

Nigeria rounding up journalists for exposing corruption

Nigeria is rounding up journalists who investigate corruption, jailing them for indefinite periods of time, and accusing them of treason.

Honoring Black contemporary heroes for Black History Month 2020

Traditionally Black History Month has honored our great leaders of the past.

SNAP SHUT: Loss of SNAP benefits would impact New Yorkers and city’s economy

The Trump administration estimates that 700,000 people are going to be impacted by new rules being finalized for food stamp benefits.

Joe Wood, a promising literary career cut short

Two things occurred recently to remind me of the author and editor Joe Wood: first there is all the fresh discussion around the life and times of Malcolm X, mainly generated by the documentary being aired on Netflix; the other ...

SUNY Downstate partners with Medgar Evers and Brooklyn College

Graduates of Medgar Evers College School of Science, Brooklyn College Health & Technology, and Health and Nutrition Sciences have announced that Medgar Evers’ students can receive priority admission consideration into the Master of Public Health program at SUNY Downstate Health ...

Harlem Renaissance 100 celebration is setting the bar for 100 years of Harlem

The Harlem Renaissance gave birth to a new wave of Black pride through intellect and various forms of art that agitated stereotypes and racism.

The Kobe connection

It’s been just a few weeks now since we have lost our beloved Kobe Bryant on an early Sunday morning on January 26, 2020.

Thank you Kobe, see you again Gigi

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were laid to rest in a private funeral service in Orange County, California on Friday, February 7, 2020, according to his death certificate released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials. Per the document, ...

Keep an ‘eye on’ iron

My first recollection of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages.

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