Baltimore Police Department overhauls decade-old use of force policy

More than a year after the death of Freddie Gray, a revised use-of-force policy focusing on "the sanctity of human life" and de-escalation of tensions will take effect Friday at the Baltimore Police Department.

Wright concedes in primary to replace Rep. Charles Rangel

State Assemblyman Keith Wright, finally conceded defeat late Thursday afternoon.

1199SEIU praises passing of Home Health Aide Bill

The end of the latest session in the New York State legislature saw a few groups unsatisfied that their cause wasn’t considered and some that were ecstatic.

AFT’s Weingarten reacts to Fisher v. University of Texas decision

In a 4-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court said that race could still be a factor in college admissions.

NYC teens graduate with pride and honor

Along with thousand of students all over the globe, I graduated from high school this past week.

House Democrats stage sit in for vote on gun control legislation

On June 22, 2016, a commotion erupted in the House of Representatives as more than 40 House Democrats staged a protest on the floor of the lower chamber.

Accused killer of Harlem hip-hop legend murdered

Gerard Woodley, 46, was shot and killed at approximately 11:17 p.m., Thursday, June 23, in front of his Harlem home at 106 W. 139th St., near Malcolm X Blvd.


Writing on the blog This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective.

Local students donate art to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

June 13, 2016, Community School District 7, the Art Class from Public School 18 donated 14 lovely works of art by its students to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, just across the street.

Barbecue and you

Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink.

A hero like me—Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Whereas some children look for leaders on television and media, others in the New York City area are looking towards their communities.

Three years of terror with schools’ construction company

There were rodents in the classroom and feces at the schools’ entrance.

Activists discuss quality of education in NYC schools and race relations

In November of last year, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that seven elementary schools in New York City will undergo changes in their admission policies.

Sylvia Woods, the queen of soul food

Last week, when a coterie of notables gathered at Sylvia’s Restaurant for a press conference on the Harlem/Havana event, Lloyd Williams, who hosted the affair, gave a shout out to Kenneth Woods, Sylvia’s son.

The SCOTUS immigration ruling is the final nail in the coffin of the GOP

I must confess that I was brought to tears by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on immigration June 23, 2016.