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New York wants justice for victims of sex trafficking

Earlier this month survivors of sex trafficking, distinguished faith leaders and advocates against sex trafficking gathered in front of the Harlem State Office building on 125th Street, demanding changes to New York’s current law on sex trafficking.

Malcolm X Day 2018

The immeasurable legacy of Black nationalist icon Malcolm X will be commemorated this weekend with several local events, in recognition of his 93rd birthday.

Justice for All ball at the Schomberg

The Black Institute hosted their eighth mega Justice for All Ball honoring five warriors of justice, including Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief Elinor Tatum, Mysonne “The General,” Kevinee Gilmore, Gloria Middleton and Lew Zuchman, as forces to be reckoned with.

Eleanor McNeal Scott passes on

Former police officer, beloved mother and entrepreneur, Eleanor McNeal Scott died March 31. Her family arranged her funeral at the Memorial Baptist Church in Harlem April 7.

Slain youth honored with new community center

“The community is feeling elated with the opening of The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center,” said Andre T. Mitchell, executive director of Man Up!, Inc.

Blair M. Duncan appointed president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Blair M. Duncan was named president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Duncan, who previously served as executive vice president of the organization, takes his new position after Kenneth Knuckles recently announced his retirement from the position after ...

Mayor de Blasio promises to overhaul how marijuana laws are enforced

New York City will overhaul its marijuana policies in the next 30 days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Former NYCHA employees talk about alleged mismanagement, retaliation

Former New York City Housing Authority employees concerned about tenants living with lead, mold, asbestos and heating issues spoke out in interviews with PIX11, detailing a years-long culture of mismanagement.

'Black Panther' Chadwick Boseman returns to Howard University for commencement address

After celebrating the success of back-to-back, global box office hits, Marvel’s “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the school’s 2018 commencement convocation address.

Ex-NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all counts in corruption retrial

A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

Grandmother and Granddaughter graduate from college… together!

Although born more than 40 years apart, Theresa Lyles and her granddaughter Zuri Lyles were part of the same graduating class at Tennessee State University.

Young unarmed Black man choked, slammed and arrested by white police officer outside of Waffle House

Investigation is now underway regarding the viral video of the incident that happened at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina last Saturday when a local police officer was seen putting a 22-year old unarmed Black man in a chokehold ...

The Rev. Daughtry family report back on Winnie Mandela’s funeral in South Africa

The Rev. Daughtry family report back on Winnie Mandela’s funeral in South Africa

Crown Heights residents demand justice for Saheed Vassell 

Crown Heights residents demand justice for Saheed Vassell

Kelly Cares Foundation donates 10,000 books to NYC elementary schools

Kelly Cares Foundation donates 10,000 books to NYC elementary schools