Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding Black jurors

Four Black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.

Over 1 million NYC residents are ‘food insecure’

One in 8 New Yorkers are unable to afford an adequate amount of food. That translates in more than one million city residents who are "food insecure."

Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice

To say Cyntoia Brown’s life has been complicated is an understatement. Brown is a young, black woman sentenced as an adult to life in prison when as a teenager, she killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old man, who had solicited ...

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police tactic speaking to Brooklyn church

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday reversed his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk."

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Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign

Assault upon salt

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

President Bouterse fights to stay out of prison in Suriname

During the past week, a slew of political parties officially launched their election campaigns in Suriname ahead of general elections slated for next May.

Brooklyn’s Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship celebrates lives and sacrifices of veterans

On Sunday, Nov. 10,, Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship celebrated the lives and the sacrifices of veterans at both the 8 a.m. and the 2 p.m. services.

WARM kicks off ninth domestic violence forum for community

Non-profit organization fighting against domestic violence, WARM (WE ALL REALLY MATTER), hosted its ninth annual domestic violence forum at the Salem United Methodist Church.

Monty: sharing joy everyday

Benven “Monty” Sheppard is bringing joy and care to New York City’s Sony Hall as the hospitality liaison.

Brooklyn great grandmother to turn 103 years young

On Nov. 18 a proud Guyanese-American family will be “celebrating the 103rd birthday of our mom Hyacinth Bourne,”

Literary giant and griot Ernest Gaines dies at 86

Like his most memorable character, Jane Pittman, Earnest James Gaines was a compelling storyteller, with an ear for the tone and the rhythm of the speech he heard coming of age in Louisiana, and a student of oral history.

Dr. Donald H. Smith, celebrated African American educator, passes

Dr. Donald Hugh Smith passed peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 87. A professor emeritus and past chairman of the Department of Education, Baruch College of the City University of New York,

Dr. Myra Adele Logan, first woman to perform open-heart surgery

It is commonly known that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors to perform a successful open-heart surgery in 1893.