Battle for Florida and Georgia gubernatorial races continues

The heartache expressed on Tuesday night by the many supporters of Stacey Abrams has suddenly turned to hope after absentee and other ballots counted brought the Georgia Democratic governor hopeful closer to a runoff with Republican Brian Kemp.

Does racism have an impact on health?

Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities.

NAACP calls Mississippi candidate Hyde-Smith’s hanging comments 'sick'

The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recent statement on being invited to a public hanging.

A salute to Black veterans

From the time of the American Revolution until the present, African-Americans have contributed to every war and major conflict that the U.S. military has had

Nine new Black members of Congress elected in U.S. House

After a long Election Day and night, the results for the membership of the Congressional Black Caucus are clear:

Halloween in the hood

Three prominent organizations in Brooklyn came up with an extraordinary idea that included residents from the community: A Hallow “Neighbor” Hood bash. Man Up! Inc., Good Shepherd Services and Community Board 5 collaborated to host the biggest costume party, free ...

New York Urban League hosts 32nd Annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 32nd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

Court to soon rule in military executions trial in Suriname

Dec. 8, 1982, revolutionary soldiers in Suriname rounded up 15 opponents of the then military government and executed them at a colonial era fort in the capital.

Black solidarity sets the agenda

The Black Solidarity Day Coalition 2018 recaptured the essence of Dr. Carlos Russell’s initial vision of collective political and economic action in the Black community.

Activists denounce African burial ground vandalization

“We are angry! We are livid and we want an arrest!” shouted Assemblyman Charles Barron outside the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall that was vandalized last week with a racial slur suggesting that Black people be killed.

1968 Olympic Black Power salute: 50 years later

During the medal ceremony after their 200-meter race at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Oct. 16, 1968, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos partook in a very defiant act of social protest that immortalized them.

The School Girls Deserve campaign is ready to give power to the neglected

Girls for Gender Equity launched School Girls Deserve in late October. The intergenerational campaign called on the Department of Education to create safer, more inclusive learning environments for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, asking the DOE to increase ...

Pianist/composer Don Shirley, jazz and pop with a classical touch

Given the preponderance of ads by political candidates this season during the midterm elections, perhaps you missed the trailer for the movie “Green Book,” which is slated for release later this month. Most folks knowledgeable about “The Negro Motorist Green ...

DC37 and CUNY announce tentative labor pact

New York City’s largest union of municipal employees and the City University of New York have agreed to a tentative deal resulting in wage raises.

Phase-in of New York and New Jersey airport workers begins

It’s a new day for New York and New Jersey airport workers, who begin the road to a higher minimum wage this month.