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Trailblazing meteorologist Dr. June Bacon-Bercey remembered

A pioneer in the field of meteorology, Dr. June Bacon-Bercey, an African American, broke barriers by becoming the first woman meteorologist.

Cosby files appeal to Pennsylvania supreme court

Bill Cosby’s legal team has filed a petition in Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking a review of his 2018 conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Local students selected to participate in 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy

Walt Disney World Resort revealed the names of the 100 high school students from across the nation who will participate in the event hosted by Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘A riot is the language of the unheard’

Ever since 1986, the United States has acknowledged the legacy of Civil Rights proponent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday, on the third Monday of each January.

New Jersey officials insult the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the mid-1950s history changing event that catapulted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to national prominence, lasted 38 days.

NYC Health + Hospitals, SUNY College of Optometry partner to expand vision services

NYC Health + Hospitals and SUNY College of Optometry today announced a new partnership that will enhance vision services for patients at four NYC Health + Hospitals facilities.

Grease your knees and walk with ease

As I was waiting for my tires to be changed in the garage, I began to reflect how often we change well worn tires but can’t change our knees.

Suriname president to challenge mass murder sentence

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Pres. Desi Bouterse of Suriname will appear before a war tribunal court for the very first time to lead in a defense against a conviction of mass murder...

Charity certainly does begin at home

“It’s not easy being a home attendant. You’ll have a mixture of clients where some of them you enjoy talking to and spending time with and the others, you may not be fond of,” said 31-year-old Charity McCloggan.

Imam Rafiq Rasul joins the ancestors

The local Islamic community was deeply saddened upon hearing the news that Imam Rafiq Rasul passed on Saturday, January 11, after dealing with several health issues throughout the past few years.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. celebrates centennial

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is marking 100 years since its founding in 1920 at Howard University.

Jo Ann Robinson, teacher and civil rights strategist

During a recent event anticipating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad evoked the name of Jo Ann Robinson.

Leota Young, beloved mother of LoLo’s Seafood Shack owner, passes

Sharing the word with the Harlem community of the untimely passing of Leota Young, beloved mother of Leticia “Skai” Young-Mohan, owner of LoLo’s Seafood Shack,

City Hall secures restitution for home aide workers

The New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law has paid dividends for home aide workers.

Census 2020 is almost here: It could be the most empowering event of the year

The 2020 census is this year’s most empowering and democratic event for the United States.

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