Rev. Al Sharpton speaks on Aretha Franklin

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton shared words about the passing of Aretha Franklin in a statement released Saturday.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first Black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

Funeral arrangements announced for Aretha Franklin

Funeral arrangements are set for the late Aretha Franklin.

Black woman receives death threats after recording racist white woman at NJ gift shop

A white female employee at Jenkinson’s Aquarium gift shop in Point Pleasant Beach is out of the job after a video surfaced of her kicking out a group of young Black girls.

CUNY Start program excels for college-level courses

The City University of New York’s pioneering CUNY Start program is significantly more effective than standard remedial education in preparing students who arrive at CUNY needing to master basic skills before they are ready for college-level courses, according to results ...

William Leo Hansberry, noted authority of Ethiopian history and culture

Anytime the renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry is mentioned, it invariably summons memories of the eminent historian and anthropologist, William Leo Hansberry.

De Blasio signs for-hire cap bill into law

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law five bills that he said would bring “fairness” to the for-hire vehicle and taxi industry in the city. It’s the first legislation in the United States that regulates ...

Thrillist staff members vote to authorize strike

Rather than report to work, members of an online media website organized for a better contract.

Queen Latifah to host 2018 Black Girls Rock! in Newark

Actress, rapper and singer Queen Latifah is set to come to her hometown of Newark to host the 2018 Black Girl Rock! celebration Aug. 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Black Baltimore police officer resigns over assault video

Former Baltimore police officer Arthur Williams resigned and has been charged with felony assault after he was caught on video beating a man he stopped on the street while on patrol.

Who’s unhinged?

“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” is Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book, and without the entire title we might be left to ponder who in fact is unhinged.

'Skullduggery' Foils Zimbabwe Inauguration of Former Mugabe Ally

The hastily organized inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of Zimbabwe has hit a brick wall. Invites to the heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations and consulates were pulled back after challenges to last month’s general election put a question ...

Trump stiffens sanctions on Zimbabwe

Although President Trump decries Africa as “shithole” nations and their people unworthy of immigration to the United States, critics say he has no problem sticking his nose in the internal affairs of the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe.

New York Black Panther Party celebrates 50th anniversary

Shortly after Huey Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland, Calif., during October 1966, the movement spread, eventually reaching New York during spring 1968.

Trial results for medicine could help sickle cell patients cope

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.