David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

David N. Dinkins, the first Black mayor of New York City, dead at 93

Biden Picks Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.N. Ambassador

Biden Picks Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.N. Ambassador

Morris teaches us not to rush the story

C. Zawadi Morris saw the instant response citizens had about coronavirus, she noticed the news did not cover their experiences.

Margaret Danner, a poet who framed wonderful word structures

Asked to name a Black woman poet from Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks is the usual response.

Airport workers: we need affordable healthcare for Thanksgiving

Frontline airport workers and elected officials took to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 17, pushing for New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do right by them.

RainbowMe: From startup to BeyGood star

In 2009 Kya Johnson sat alongside her sister, cozied up in a packed North Carolina movie theater.

Slick Rick, Bronx BP and FreshDirect give away food and PPE in the Bronx

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, local elected officials teamed up to distribute 700 turkeys, holiday side dishes and PPE for Bronx neighbors and the community at large.

Black Virtual Career Fair hosts online event amid COVID pandemic

Black Virtual Career Fair is hosting its GENERAL + TECH winter virtual career fair, matching Black professionals with career opportunities on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Advocates urge New York State’s legislative leaders to hold emergency session on COVID-19 relief

Amid a growing spike in new COVID-19 cases, advocacy groups representing low-income New Yorkers are calling on Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to hold an emergency session of the state legislature to enact a COVID-19 ...

Mental health teams to respond to 911 calls

The 2016 police shooting death of Black 66-year-old Deborah Danner, who was schizophrenic, rang the alarm on how the NYPD handles people with mental illness.

The other twin pandemic: homelessness and hunger

November 15-22 is National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week and as COVID-19 continues to impact the economy, more people are finding themselves homeless and/or without food while those already destitute prior to the pandemic are worse off.

‘Harlem Is…Healing’ expands with more heroes

“Harlem is…Healing,” an effort by Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group to celebrate individuals and agencies, is expanding its campaign to celebrate those working to bring healing to a community affected by the pandemic and by issues of policing and calls ...

Rather than conceding, Trump incites

There were no events on Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 17, but his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is seeking to join the team to stop Pennsylvania from certifying a projected victory of Joe Biden. His request comes in the wake ...

Obama: Trump’s fraud claims ‘delegitimizing’ democracy

During a recent CBS “60 Minutes” interview former U.S. President Barack Obama stated that many of his successor’s activities while in the Oval Office, including his recent unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, are “delegitimizing” democracy.

Self-defense is a ‘Black necessity,’ activists advise

Between the coronavirus panic and the rise in white supremacist violence and threats, “We are in dire straits,” said Alton Edwards, the International Preparedness Network executive director, as he urged that the community beware complacency. “Not just the COVID—I mean ...