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August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

About 37,000 African-Americans in New York State are on the organ donor waiting list, however, the state ranks last nationally in the percentage of donors.

I am a man and my life matters

I have only heard of Birmingham...the marches...the protests. I wasn’t there. But now we have Ferguson.

Dancing in the streets—and parks

Dancing in the Streets’ “Dancing Through the Bronx” (Aug. 13–16) was a free, site-specific festival that sought to integrate modern dance for new audiences with the Bronx’s green outdoor spaces.

Newark Rally against Police Brutality

Community activists joined supporters seeking justice for the Michael Brown and Abdul Kamal killings as they all gathered at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Avenue in Newark yesterday for a peaceful rally.

Nothing Short of Summer Fun From Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County have been busy all summer long. Earlier this month, more than 400 people celebrated Unity Day with members and staff of the Summer Fun Club and Teen Leadership Camp programs of the Plainfield, ...

State of City Pays Wrongly Convicted Man $13 million

On Monday, Jabbar Collins, 42, convicted of the 1994 killing of an Orthodox rabbi, won a $10 million settlement with New York City. During the trial, Collins’ lawyer, Joel Rudin, exposed questionable policies under Hynes and his top assistants.

Source360 in Brooklyn is gonna be large

Mainstream hip-hop has become over-saturated with venereal, vulgar and violent lyrics. One-sidedly portrayed by the media, rap has gained a bad rep for glorifying the negative and excessive aspects of popular culture—money, gun violence, drugs and even “twerking.”

Staten Islanders demand real justice for Eric Garner

Last Thursday night at the Central Family Life Center, what started as a five-person panel to educate the neighborhood on their legal and civil rights escalated into the audience challenging one another and their hosts from the NAACP to initiate ...

Marie Delus: Grassroots superstar

Marie G. Delus went from serving as a secretary for Mayor David Dinkins to being the current deputy agency chief contracting officer for the city. With more than 20 years as a civil servant with the New York City government, ...

Michael Brown—the world responds

“Arrest Darren Wilson now! Get the warrant, knock down his door, handcuff him, perp-walk him, arraign him, indict him, convict him. Nothing less.” These are the words of respected activist Rosa Clemente, teaching assistant at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Social media lets the world know about Ferguson

The exchange of information on social media of the Michael Brown story showcased the good, the bad and the ugly of modern-day journalism.

Brooklyn borough president announces affordable housing for Brooklynites

In May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced construction of affordable housing units over the next decade in Ocean Hill, with commercial space and community facility use. Last week, joined by elected officials, developers and community leaders from across the ...

UFT, de Blasio & Fariña talk test results

The results are in for both the New York statewide and New York citywide exams in math and English, and despite some uptick, there’s still much improvement to be made.

Multiple unions and officials endorse Rubain Dorancy for state Senate

New York State senatorial candidate Rubain Dorancy achieved a significant victory last week when he received endorsements from multiple unions and elected officials.

Regina Belle rocks the boat at HCCI’s 10th Jamboree benefit dinner cruise

Thursday, Aug. 7, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement held its 10th “Jamboree!: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson” at Chelsea Piers aboard the Spirit of New York.

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