Eric Garner’s mother urges repeal of NY police disciplinary records secrecy law

The mother of Eric Garner is urging New York lawmakers to repeal a law used to keep the disciplinary records of police and correction officers secret

NYPD sergeant fatally shoots man in the Bronx in third police-involved shooting in the city this week

A man was fatally shot by police during a Bronx traffic stop Thursday in what is the third police-involved shooting in the city this week, the NYPD.

City Council votes to close Rikers Island jail complex

New York City lawmakers voted to close the jail complex on Rikers Island Thursday through the approval of new zoning legislation.

Exercise—key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Getting a jump on razor bumps

A few weeks ago, I went to get a haircut, only to find that the shop was closed and the barber that I had visited for many years was not there.

Reparations movement boosted by two-day meeting

Regional academics, politicians and researchers spent two days in idyllic Antigua last week breathing new energy into the movement to make European nations pay for their part in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and organizers say they have walked away from ...

Erica’s a budding leader in education

Educator, writer, and entrepreneur Erica Buddington has dedicated her efforts to providing accessible education to children of color.

Tackling domestic violence with WARM organization event

The organization WARM (WE ALL REALLY MATTER) will host its ninth annual domestic violence forum on Oct. 24, 2019, at the Salem United Methodist Church.

Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond to be first female, first Black female in 119-year-history of New York Theological Seminary

On Thursday, October 24, the trustees of the New York Theological Seminary will host the inauguration of Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond at Riverside Church in New York.

Comptroller: the city dragged its heels on lead problem

An elected official is taking the city to task for a systemic failure to protect kids.

Sarah Jane Woodson Early, notable teacher and member of the WCTU

My friendship and collegiality with Dr. William Loren Katz is almost as extensive and rewarding as the research he has done on Native Americans and Black Americans, and there is no better testament of his enduring scholarship than the recently ...

Workers protest racial discrimination at Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless workers and elected officials want the telecommunications giant to quash racial discrimination in their midst.

Cory Booker meets with Eulen America employees, supports effort to unionize

Subcontracted American Airlines workers found an ally in U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker.

National Day Against Police Brutality being commemorated in Newark

In the wake of several police shootings across the nation—most notably the killing of Atatania Jefferson in Fort Worth, Texas—the People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) is expanding its Justice Monday protest, as they host a march and rally to observe ...

A white officer shot and killed a Black woman in her own home

On May 16, 2010, Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old African American, was shot and killed during a raid by the Detroit Police.