Parents demand justice for Saheed Vassell

This week, the family of Saheed Vassell, city council members and community activist groups delivered over 20,000 petitions to City Hall, urging the city to release more information regarding the shooting.

Protesters shut down East Pittsburgh streets in protest of police killing of 17-year-old Antwon Rose

The forecast called for pouring, drenching rain, and they still came.

Advocates rally for the homeless

Wednesday, June 13, the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services Homebase providers hosted a day of action, engaging parents and caregivers at 25 elementary schools across the ...

3 killed in Bronx shooting; gunman at large: police

Three people are dead a shooter opened fire outside a strip mall in the Bronx Thursday, authorities said.

‘Why Are They Shooting At Him?’: Witness captures video of fatal police shooting of unarmed Black teen

An unarmed Black teen was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh late Tuesday (June 19).

Community preparedness boot camp held in Harlem

The NYC Emergency Management Department recently hosted the first session of a two-day Community Preparedness Boot Camp in Harlem.

City council celebrated African-American music appreciation month

Bronx Council Member Andy King, along with members of the Council’s Black, Latino & Asian Caucus, celebrated African-American Music Appreciation Month with an awards ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

NYSED launches summer reading program

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Library are partnering with 1,100 main public libraries and neighborhood branches statewide to launch Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the 2018 New York State summer reading program.

City Hall holds hearing on discriminatory gang policing practices

The New York City Council Committee on Public Safety held a public hearing regarding the New York Police Department’s gang policing tactics Tuesday, June 13, at City Hall.

Hundreds of tenants rally at Rent Guidelines Board hearing

More than 500 tenants rallied at Hofstra College, where the Rent Guidelines Board was holding a public hearing.

Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

Diabetes is reversible.

Local mosque holds Eid celebrations in the Bronx

Friday, June 15, Muslims celebrated the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Ethnic cleansing, aka gentrification, debate rages

Ethnic cleansing, an international human rights violation, is rapidly increasing.

Supreme Court votes to uphold Ohio voter purging

Monday, June 11, 2018, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling to uphold voter purging practices in Ohio that result in the removal of inactive voters from state voting rolls, a decision voting rights advocates are saying disproportionately affects ...

That ain’t all, about Tylenol

Often, when someone experiences a headache, muscular aches, backache, arthritis, the common cold, toothaches, menstrual cramps or fever, the sufferer might reach for a common over-the-counter drug known as Tylenol to relieve the symptoms.