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Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.

Supporters continue call for firing of NYPD detective on anniversary of police killing of Mohamed Bah

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 2012 police killing of Mohamed’ Bah. His mother, Hawa Bah, religious leaders and community supporters are rallying in front of the apartment building where Mohamed was killed to demand Mayor de Blasio and ...

Meghan and Harry visit with students at a Harlem school

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the ...

Body found in river identified as Jelani Day

Reports indicate that a body found in the Illinois River has been identified as Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Black graduate student from Illinois State University who has been missing since Aug. 25.

''Vaccine apartheid': Africans tells UN they need vaccine

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders.

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers, staff to go forward

A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order.

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower.

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

New York’s divided congressional redistricting

New York State’s Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), the 10-member team that redraws voting lines, put out its first set of draft maps for new voting lines last week on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Some Haitian migrants make it through, will stay in US awaiting asylum hearings

Among the nearly 14,000 mostly Haitian migrants camped on the banks of the Rio Grande River, a few considered lucky were being processed by immigration officials and planned to head further north from the border town.

A farm grows in East New York, Brooklyn

Iyeshima Harris is the co-director at Green Guerillas and project director for East New York Farms!, a subsidiary of United Community Center which has been serving the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn for over 60 years.

School year starts with anger, classroom closures

This week, critics’ and parents’ worst fears came true when classrooms were closed along with one entire school because of suspected or confirmed positive COVID tests.

More death on Rikers Island, mayoral candidates weigh in

Deaths on Rikers this year are escalating with at least five being suicides.

Zimbabwe rally touts success of African nation, despite sanctions

On Saturday Sept. 18 at the United Nations’ Daj Hammarskjold Plaza, a coalition of human rights/social rights groups led by the December 12th Movement held a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Dr. Sam Pinn makes his Way

Family, friends, and dignitaries came out, even in the rain to witness the unveiling of Dr. Sam Pinn Way on the corner of Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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