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Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

“I never told him this, but he’s . . . everything I wanted to be,” said Dr. Derrick Griffith’s son, Darryus, as tears streamed down his face during a recent press conference. “My dad was everything to me. My dad ...

Herman Ferguson saluted in Brooklyn

Saturday, May 16, the late educator and activist Herman Ferguson was celebrated at a memorial tribute hosted by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee at the Rev. Herbert Daughtry’s historic House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.

Commissioner Ethel Griffin, New York City public administrator, dies

Ethel J. Griffin ESQ was the first African-American and longest serving public administrator of the county of New York City since being appointed to this position in 1988.

Clinical Depression: A Treatable Illness

It is not uncommon during the winter months, when there is less daylight and we are often stuck indoors, to experience a case of the “blues.” As a result, we look forward to spring’s arrival.

Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

Dr. Cornel West demand medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Schomburg Center receives National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Not only did Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of the Schomburg Center, respond insightfully to questions from...

Trailblazing African-American newsman Max Robinson

This week we look at the legacy of broadcast pioneed Max Robinson

Who is next to go in the Caribbean?

May 25, voters in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean trade bloc nation of Suriname will go to the polls to elect a new government.

Obama talks community policing in Camden

President Barack Obama spoke in Camden, N.J., at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Monday, highlighting steps taken by the city that has struggled with one of the nation’s highest violent crime rates to create economic ...

Outrage over cops killing handcuffed Black man with stun gun

Local protests have continued in Albany, N.Y., since Donald “Dontay” Ivy died in police custody April 2 after having a Taser used on him when he was stopped as he walked home from a nearby corner store.

Tamir Rice investigation wrapping up, maybe

Tamir Rice’s body still hasn’t been buried. His mother has moved into a homeless shelter because she can’t bear to be near the park where he was shot by police, and six months after the events occurred, police say they ...

DanceAfrica 2015

The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for its 38th year May 22 to 25, bringing together performance, art, film and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and the Diaspora.

Educators, activists denounce Cuomo’s Education Investment Tax Credit proposal

Last week, educators and educational activists called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ax plans for an Education Investment Tax Credit, which they call a “scheme” to divert money from public education.

Unions strike for right to organize

Earlier this month, Environmental Service Systems employees walked off the job, demanding that their employer respect their right to be represented by their union, Local 32BJ.

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