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Big Mac racism at McDonald’s

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ...

AFT decries Washington’s attack on education

The American Federation of Teachers is fighting a war against the separation of church and state and student vouchers. It took a significant blow this month.

Kanye West dumps Trump

It’s not exactly clear what circumstances moved rap artist Kanye West to no longer support Trump, but in an extended interview with Forbes magazine he said he had lost confidence in the president.

Assembly Member Charles Barron demands vote on Reparations Bill A3080A

On Friday, July 2, NYS Assembly Member Charles Barron and NYC Council Member Inez D. Barron held a Reparations Rally and Press Conference at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, to demand a vote on Reparations Bill A3080A in ...

New York remains cautious as COVID cases rise nationally

As New York enters Phase 3 reopenings, the city and state are continuing to take precautions to keep COVID-19 out and not end up like several states across the nation that are seeing record spikes in cases.

Strange Fruit 2020: Black bodies found hanging from trees

As America has its reckoning with racism in the aftermath of the police killing of Black, unarmed George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests continue to fight against racial injustices.

Harlem community collectively brings Black Lives Matter mural to life

Manhattan’s site for the Black Lives Matter mural was organized by Harlem Park to Park, featuring work of Harlem artists and community organizations.

Blood on the streets: rise in violence raises serious questions

While the Fourth of July weekend was dominated by the sound of illegal fireworks, the sound of gunshots was also in the atmosphere as New York experienced one of its most violent weekends.

Academic fellowship looks to help young men of color

The story of being the first one in your family to go to college might be cliché to some, but it never stops tugging at a person’s heartstrings.

Nicole Paultre Bell honors Sean Bell in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Before police murdered George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brookes––unfortunately among countless highly-publicized, and not so much, others––was Sean Bell.

Shelter security officers demand better wages, healthcare and work conditions after colleagues death

The website for The MAve Hotel presents itself as your run of the mill “luxury” hotel in the Flatiron district.

July 4, 2020: A day of Black self-determination

On July 4th, the People’s Republic of Brooklyn rocked as the December 12th Movement led the community in a people’s street renaming.

Honoring the valiant legacy of Patrice Lumumba

In commemoration of African nationalist Patrice Émery Lumumba’s 95th bornday, July 2, and the 70th anniversary of the Congo’s emancipation from European colonization, June 30, we reflect on their legacies.

Defund delusion?: Activists, elected officials discuss alleged defunding of police

“Mayor de Blasio’s message to New Yorkers today was clear: you will have fewer cops on your streets. Shootings more than doubled again last week,” said Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch.

Newark’s Summer Youth Employment program gets creative

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Newark’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program launched this week.

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