Report: NYPD to open its own investigation into the police killing of Eric Garner

The NYPD has plans to open its own investigation into the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner, according to reports.

The David & Dovetta Scholarship

Before I was even accepted to a college, or had begun the application process, I was fully aware of the financial obstacles that had the ability to prevent me from pursuing higher education.

Civil rights groups, Democrats oppose Trump’s SCOTUS pick

If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s ...

H&M workers push for a new contract

H&M employees want a new contract and they want it now.

Elected officials assist in fight against foreclosure crisis

A house is not a home if there’s no one there. New York’s homeowners want to make sure their home stays theirs.

Everything we know about the father gunned down by Chicago police

The man reportedly shot in the back and killed by a Chicago police officer Saturday on the city’s South Side was named Tommy, but those who knew the local barber called him “Snoop,” witnesses told Chicago Sun Times reporter Nader ...

Feds open the Emmet Till murder case citing 'new information'

he U.S. Department of Justice is reopening the murder case of Emmett Till 63 years after the 14-year-old African American teen was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

Dominique Sharpton Bright expecting first child

Dominique Sharpton Bright, the daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Al Sharpton, recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

Face of Papa John’s steps down following N-word debacle

John Schnatter, founder and public face of pizza franchise Papa John’s, resigns from his position as chairman of the company’s board after Forbes reported Wednesday that Schnatter used the N-word in a conference call back in May.

The Harlem Junior Tennis Program works out young kids during the summer

Young tennis players get the opportunity during the week, Monday through Friday in Harlem and in the Bronx, to not only receive specialized instruction in the sport but also receive instruction from dedicated coaches who enjoy teaching as much as ...

Bronx street renamed after slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia

One year after the killing of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, family members, law enforcement and the community came together in the Bronx last week to make sure her name will always be remembered.

Schomburg Center hosts event in solidarity with separated families, immigrants

The Langston Hughes Lobby of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was filled with activity on the evening of July 10.

Beware of the ‘summer slide’

Summer brings the heat and the sun, but it can also affect student grades come the fall.

Mary Shadd Cary, journalist, lawyer, educator and abolitionist

In his narrative of the raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, Osborne Anderson, one of the five Black men (and the sole survivor) who rode with John Brown, provides an eyewitness account of the incident, and wrote this toward the ...

Celebrating Brother Stan Kinard’s work and education activism

Brooklyn proper came out to celebrate Stan Kinard, educator and activist, at Sistas’ Place in Bed-Stuy.