Government shutdown enters day 2 as Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame

Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day Sunday.

Government shuts down on first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration; Dems, GOP trade blame

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

Mount Neboh Baptist Church hosts Harlem Economic Justice Day conference

From record low crime rates to record high job numbers, New York City is on the rise.

Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

Omarosa Manigault Newman, best known for her first name only, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form—amid a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying.

Dr. Maceo C. Dailey, eminent Black Studies teacher and historian

While looking for information on the life of Emmett Scott, one of Booker T. Washington’s most loyal supporters, I stumbled on a book by Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr. Dailey, in 2013, published “When the Saints Go Hobbling In: Emmett ...

TWU workers to American Airlines: Don’t use MLK Day as bargaining chip

The Transit Workers Union wants a better contract and it doesn’t want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. injected into it.

Airport workers take to Newark Airport to call for good jobs

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 600 airport workers took to Newark Airport to call for good jobs and a living wage.

Black students hit hard by for-profit college debt

Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days.

Phil Murphy inaugurated as governor of New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was inaugurated as New Jersey’s 56th governor and former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor.

Imhotep Gary Byrd honored in Plainfield on King Day

Renowned New York radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd was honored by the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

At least one person believes Trump is a ‘stable genius’

“Fire and Fury—Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is an absorbing read if you are interested in more evidence of Trump’s megalomania, misogyny, idiocy and just plain unfitness to be president.

Light the candles for Edwin Hawkins and Keorapetse Kgositsile

From California to South Africa, candles should be lit to commemorate the passing of gospel giant Edwin Hawkins and noted South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, best known as “Willie.”

Harlem’s Riverside Church welcomes Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and other stars to MLK Now event

On MLK Day, more than 2,000 people filled Harlem’s Riverside Church to see performances by Oscar-winner and “Black Panther” Star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-winning artist Black Thought, actor and “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi, NBA legend Allan Houston and others at the ...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s concern for the poor

The world famous Apollo Theater, along with WNYC 93.9 FM, conducted a public panel on its historic stage this past Sunday afternoon commemorating the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation titled “Apollo Uptown ...

Families who adopt receive specialized medical care from Montefiore

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.