Housing for the Ages--The quest to build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

In her short adulation at the official opening of Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments in East New York, Brooklyn, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of the Aging praised the nonprofit Community Partners Commission Association, Inc. and the Ridgewood ...

I’m a gingerbread boy

My first introduction to an ethnic cookie was the gingerbread boy or girl that I saw in the window of my local bakery.

The Rangel decades

It was a young Charlie Rangel who came to Capitol Hill from Harlem in January 1971, fresh from a narrow primary victory over the flamboyant and powerful Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Self-care using our senses

I am still reeling from the election results, but I have decided to try to find some ways to lift my spirits. There are so many wonderful things around me, and I have decided to use my senses to remind ...

Activists to Obama: Use Constitution to pardon undocumented with low-level drug offenses

A group of clergy and immigrant justice advocates have called for President Barack Obama to pardon undocumented immigrants with nonviolent, low-level offenses.

All roads lead to Philadelphia for Mumia December 9

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned since 1981 for the death of a white policeman, plan to gather in Philadelphia to march and rally for his freedom.

Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton honored with Thomas E. Dewey medal

Bronx Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark made the announcement this week

The Commons Cafe hosts 'Up Love & Resistance' on International Human Rights Day

The Northeast Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War Coalition is holding Up Love & Resistance with a cultural night for International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt ...

Madelon Delaney Stent passes

Madelon Delany Stent died Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by her family. Madelon Delany was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harlem, the loving daughter of Willetta Smith Delany and Judge Hubert T. Delany, one of the first African-American ...

NYC Congressional members: Do not leave city taxpayers on hook for Trump Tower

Six members of the New York City congressional delegation this week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio asking the state and city to refuse to pay for enhanced security at Trump Tower once President-elect Trump is ...

Local reactions to Fidel Castro becoming an ancestor

Many anti-establishment activists were deeply saddened by the news that Cuban freedom fighter and former president, Fidel Castro, had joined the ancestors Friday at 90 years of age.

Creating a ‘hate-free zone’ in Queens

More than 1,000 people, including Latino immigrants, Muslims and Jews and members of LGBTQ, South Asian, Asian and Black organizations based in Queens, gathered Dec. 2 in Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights to address the different ways communities will be affected ...

Arrest made in heinous murder of 20-year-old NJ student

Police charged Khalil Wheeler-Weaver with the murder of Sarah Butler. He was arrested on Tuesday, and he is being held under bail for $1,000,000.

St. Jude’s to sell Maya Angelou-themed lanterns

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is currently selling Dr. Maya Angelou “love lanterns” to raise money for its ambitious annual Thanks and Giving campaign.

‘Big Brother’ is watching

In the wake of the recent presidential election, an outcome largely determined by voters seeking a change from the previous Democratic administration and—let’s be real—a Black family in the White House, we have increased instances of white nationalism.