Taraji P. Henson foundation to address mental health stigma

Taraji P. Henson, has taken strides to confront the stigma of mental health in the Black community.

Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-16 at five locations.

Weekly protest in Newark honors Colin Kaepernick

Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.

EMS unions to mayor: Support unlimited sick leave for our 9/11 responders

Two unions representing emergency medical service workers called out the mayor for abandoning them.

Local musician unions reach new deal with Met Opera

Two major musician unions, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM and the American Guild of Musical Artists announced a new contract with the Metropolitan Opera.

Fredi Washington, a talented actress and devoted activist

When actress Regina Hall was asked to cite a Black woman who influences her career, she conjured Fredi Washington.

Analysis of 2017 drug overdose deaths reveals that Black New Yorkers are dying

The Health Department published an Epi Data Brief showing that drug overdose deaths in New York City remained at epidemic levels in 2017, although the rate of increase slowed down significantly that year with a 2 percent overall increase, compared ...

International News

All eyes were on a powerful storm as it sent water cascading into swollen rivers and raised fatalities to 100 at the beginning of the week.

Metro Briefs

Metro Briefs 9-26-2018

Primaries signal a progressive wave in NY

Let New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it and the rumored progressive wave is just a ripple. But outside of his victory, the rumors are true.

Requiem for the IDC

Primary night in New York State possibly signaled the beginning of something new: elected Democrats pushing a Democratic agenda in Albany.

Political Musical Chairs

Be careful what you ask for!

Fast-growing fire breaks out at Kings Plaza Mall parking garage in Brooklyn: FDNY

A fast-growing fire is burning through the parking garage of Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn on Monday, authorities said.

New York State primary election results

Andrew Cuomo is one step closer to getting a third term as he wins a sweeping victory against activist and actress Cynthia Nixon during Thursday's state primary election.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Raising $10 Million for HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is proving that the service organization is a true advocate of our nation’s historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs).