Joyce Banda's re-election hopes could be doomed by donors

One of the few women presidents in Africa stands to lose her post in next month’s polls since foreign donors have cut off support from the once popular leader over funds stolen or misappropriated by members of her administration.

West coast 'black commentator' and social justice activist passes

Longtime editorial writer, poet and political organizer Carl Bloice was remembered by friends and comrades at a gathering in San Francisco this week. The West Coast writer succumbed suddenly to a years-long battle with cancer.

Long lines of voters in Guinea-Bissau could favor newcomer

Thirteen candidates are in the running for the presidency in this West African country which has yet to have an elected leader serve a full term since independence from Portugal in 1974.

Hopes of quick and easy victory fade for embattled ANC

As the May 7 election day in South Africa nears, former friends and allies of the ruling African National Congress are betting that voters will follow them out of the party or at least send a strong message that the ...

Caricom to present reparations demand letters to Europe in July

Caribbean trade bloc states planning to fight Europe for compensation for the Trans Atlantic African slave trade this week said they are prepared to take their case all the way to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Netherlands ...

NYPD warns Harlem Residents about Double-Parking by 125th street intersections

NYPD officers handed out fliers on April 2nd near the notorious intersection of 125th street and Lenox Ave where several deadly accidents have taken place in the past few years. The fliers warned about the dangers of double parking for ...

HeyFranHey Hosts 'Healthy Hair' Meet-Up in Harlem

HeyFranHey.com founder Francheska Medina, hosted a ‘Hey Healthy Hair’ meet-up on March 29, answering any and every question from New Yorkers interested in a more holistic approach to taking care of their hair, skin, and bodies.

Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony

This month, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony.

Autism Awareness Month 2014

On Tuesday, April 2, Mayor Luis A. Quintana and the city of Newark, N.J., observed Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day by lighting up Newark City Hall in blue light.

NYPD gets inspector general

The city has welcomed its inspector general, an officer to oversee the New York Police Department.

Muslims appeal federal judge’s ruling on NYPD surveillance, turn to de Blasio

A group of New Jersey Muslims are responding swiftly after their case got thrown out of federal district court.

Man arrested in connection to Baraka bus blaze

Last week, Newark mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries commented after a Newark man, charged with setting a fire to Ras Baraka’s campaign bus in February, was connected to Shavar Jeffries’ campaign.

Students walk out from classes in protest of One Newark plan

Last week, more than 1,000 Newark public school students walked out of classes to protest Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson’s “One Newark” plan.

Change the code: dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

In an effort to engage the Harlem community in the public hearings on the 2014 New York City School Discipline Code, there will be a meeting at First Corinthians Baptist Church

James Allen steps down from ARC after 56 years

The Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC) has announced the retirement of James Allen as executive director after over 50 years of commitment and sincere servitude with the organization and the New York City community.