Michael B. Jordan surprises students at Newark high school

Famed actor and Newark native Michael B. Jordan surprised students at Barringer High School last week in hopes of inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

New Jersey survivors of solitary to share stories of life in isolation

Six survivors of solitary confinement in New Jersey are publicly sharing their stories later this month about their life-altering experience in solitary confinement.

Black church coalition backs Trump’s AG nominee

Coming to town is a new sheriff, ah, make that possibly a new U.S. attorney general if Trump’s nominee, William Barr, is confirmed during hearings that began Tuesday.

Trump shutdown same as weapon of economic sanctions used against Zimbabwe

Every day it is becoming clearer that President Trump’s “partial shutdown” of the federal government is affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers and hundreds of thousands of contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.

Rally to protect Black girls outside Sony Music HQ to demand RCA Records drop R. Kelly

Advocates from Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC and UltraViolet rallied outside Sony Music’s Madison Avenue HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly

February SNAP benefits being issues early in New York due to government shutdown

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive their full February benefits early, because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.

AG Letitia James announces major win over Trump administration in Census case

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a victory in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to demand a question about citizenship information on the 2020 census.

De Blasio goes peak progressive during State of the City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went all the way progressive during his State of the City address last week.

Rent or food? Workers cope with month-long government shutdown

President Donald Trump said last month that he’d take credit for the government shutdown.

#YouToo: Documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ increases focus on issues of abuse and sexual assault

Jostling for space in the 24-hour news cycle between the rancor of the U.S. government shutdown fallout and the freshly fueled, ever-increasing circles of R. Kelly sex assault revelations, came the horrific story of the 14-year-old girl from Brownsville who ...

Two storm systems expected to pass through tri-state region

A taste of winter is on the horizon as two storm system are expected to pass through the tri-state region in the coming days

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

It was anticipated that the new Farm Bill would offer hope for improving farming economies into 2019 — especially after major 2018 farm losses from natural disasters and the trade war.

Top 12 scholarship programs for Black students in 2019

The new year has settled in, and most students are already back to their normal school routine.

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Protest being held outside Sony Music HQ over R. Kelly

Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC, and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly .