Students take ‘Deep Dive’ at Disney Dreamers Academy

Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on the second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Friday.

Disney Dreamers Academy 2019 kicks off at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.

‘Sacred Sites Open House’ tour celebrates NY’s diverse houses of worship

New Yorkers travel the world to experience beautiful art, architecture, music and history. During The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House (May 18 & 19, 2019), New York’s world-class houses of worship offer this experience at your ...

Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

Eliminate the Electoral College and bring on reparations, Warren says

In her quest to win the Black vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked the right time, the right subjects and the right place to throw her support to reparations and several other significant issues.

Touro College “graduates” local high-school scholars

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) graduated 71 high school students from its unique two-year after school program, MedAchieve, last week.

CCRB, John Jay College host symposium on oversight of law enforcement

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, in conjunction with the John Jay Office for the Advancement of Research, recently hosted a symposium on oversight of law enforcement in New York and across the nation.

Black Verizon employee alleges co-workers placed noose over her desk in Morristown

A Black woman working at Verizon’s Morristown, N.J. office is alleging that a noose was left on her desk by her co-workers, according to reports.

Bronx building workers reach tentative agreement, avert strike

With a possible strike on the horizon, Bronx building workers agreed to a tentative deal with the Bronx Realty Advisory board.

Espaillat introduces resolution recognizing Women’s History Month & labor contributions

This month, New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat introduced a resolution recognizing Women’s History Month and, specifically, the contributions of women to the labor movement.

Sigma Gamma Rho partners with State Sen. Kevin Parker to host youth symposium

On Saturday, March 9, the sophisticated ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Brooklyn and Queens alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and New York State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted the sorority’s annual youth symposium,

Deborah Nelson and the African-American Association of Co-op City & Black Vegfest

In honor of the famed Egyptian architect and world’s first doctor, Imhotep, the African-American Association of Co-op City & Black Vegfest will be hosting their 15th annual Wholistic Health & Wellness Fair Saturday, April 13.

Arthur ‘Lumumba’ Grant is memorialized in Harlem

Gathered was a fine turnout of activist, academic, social and religious notables who came out to the service for grassroots advocate Arthur ‘Lumumba’ Grant at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Chapel Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Big Apple Bruising: Trump’s budget will devastate New Yorkers

Funding for Medicaid, SNAP and even education are on the chopping block and New Yorkers could feel the brunt of President Donald Trump’s proposed FY20 budget. These draconian proposals have politicos and activists alike responding with outrage and action.

Chanel Lewis’ retrial begins

Chanel Lewis finds himself back in court being retried for the murder of Karina Vetrano.