Women embracing natural hair texture as NY bans discrimination based on hairstyles

New York has banned discrimination based on hairstyles; it's now the second state in the nation to do so.

Breast cancer is the most imperative health issue Facing African American women

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than white women.

Justice Department won’t charge Officer Pantaleo in Eric Garner death

Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Teen found guilty in Bronx school stabbing case

A judge rules that a Bronx high school student is guilty on manslaughter charges after fatally stabbing one of his classmates in 2017.

Power restored to all customers after blackout

Con Edison reports that crews have completed the restoration of power to 72,000 customers on the West Side of Manhattan.

Remembering a 'champion': 32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa

32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa has died from a heart attack

What to do if ICE shows up at your door

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set to launch raids Sunday to arrest and deport thousands of immigrants with court-ordered removals in 10 cities, including New York City.

A$AP Rocky’s mother speaks publicly in Harlem on rapper’s detention in Swedish jail

Renee Black, the mother of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, spoke publicly Saturday morning, alongside Rev. Al Sharpton, for the first time since her son's "inhumane detention" in a Swedish jail earlier this month.

Mental health stigma still affecting African Americans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health says poverty level affects mental health status and African Americans living below the poverty level are three times more likely to report psychological distress.

Report: Blacks seven-times more likely than whites to be wrongfully convicted of murder

Blacks are seven-times more likely than Whites to be wrongfully convicted of murder.

Immigrants on alert: protests, outreach ahead of ICE raids

Immigrant advocacy groups have been slammed all day with outreach phone calls to families.

Bill aimed at renaming subway stations to honor Medgar Evers College on the brink of becoming law: Brooklyn lawmakers call on governor to sign bill

A bill that would rename two subway stations in Central Brooklyn in recognition of Medgar Evers College has passed both houses of the legislature and could become law with the governor’s approval.

Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday in Harlem

Harlem is home to some of the most incredible people. But more especially home to the oldest living person in the United States, Alelia Murphy.

NYU College of Dentistry’s Saturday Academy aims to diversify dentistry

The field of dentistry has historically lacked diversity. According to the American Dental Education Association, in 2016, only 15.2 percent of those applying to dental schools nationwide were underrepresented minorities, including Black and Hispanic applicants.

Bessie B. Stringfield, intrepid motorcyclist and storyteller

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, a theater maven, was 103 when she died in 2018. Mainly remembered for founding the Hadley Players, she distinguished herself earlier when she learned to drive and became the first woman in New York City to obtain ...