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Dancehall superstar Konshens embarks on his ‘College Pop Up’ campaign in New York

You know it’s a good day when you receive a notification that there will be a special guest attending your class today, but can you imagine if that person turned out to be dancehall superstar Konshens?

Jersey rallies for pro-Mumia teacher

“House negroes! All of you! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Let that young lady teach,” bellowed angry octogenarian activist Nat Williams at the apparent smugness and indifference to the community’s overwhelming support for embattled Orange elementary school teacher ...

Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black man in blue

Reading Ginger Adams Otis’ engrossing “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest,” which centers on the ordeal and ultimate success of Wesley Williams to become a fireman, she cited a passage about another African-American pioneer in uniform, Samuel ...

Largest shareholder plotting to collapse regional island hopper

Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.

NJ mourns death of teen basketball star

“Welcome to death avenue” was written on a wall across the street from where a young teen was fatally shot in Paterson, N.J. City officials have since painted over the message that carries a heavy meaning.

Friends remember Freddie Carlos Gray

Freddie Carlos Gray whose age has been misreported in media accounts, died April 19, a week after an arrest by Baltimore police near his home in West Baltimore left Gray with spinal injuries and in critical condition.

‘They are killing Mumia,’ wife charges

Wadiya Jamal, wife of the imprisoned and ailing Mumia Abu-Jamal, was shocked to see photos of her husband. She was even more horrified seeing him in person last Thursday at the SCI Mahanoy.

Support local businesses

Harlem residents deserve to have stores that provide clothes, coffee, food and a host of other goods. However, I wonder what the long-term costs will be for the neighborhood and the community if, slowly but surely, many of the locally ...

Kyla Imani McMillan, a 13-year-old inspiration

This weeks Black New Yorker is 13-year-old singer, dancer, and performer Kyla Imani McMillan.

Local students calling on presidential candidates to support 'Debt-Free College'

Hunter College and CUNY students, faculty and community members came together Tuesday to call on 2016 presidential candidates to support a national goal of debt-free college at public institutions of higher education.

‘Jail Ain't No Good' annual walk-a-thon

The Masjid Malcolm Shabazz Mosque is hosting the “Jail Ain’t No Good” annual walk-a-thon Saturday, April 25.The four-mile walk will start at 11 a.m. at West 116th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.

Chris S. Owens to be honored

The life of gun violence victim Chris S. Owens is being honored at a vigil Sunday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in Harlem on the corner of West 121st Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

A man’s faith and a DA who believed in his innocence

Michael Waithe, 52, served time—a year and a half of a possible four-and-a-half-year sentence—for a crime he didn’t commit. Through his 30-year ordeal of fighting to be cleared and the prospect of being deported, he says he never lost his ...

Organizations call on City Council to drop NYPD proposal

Last week, a group made up of nearly 60 organizations sent a letter to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the council itself to oppose their proposal to add 1,100 police officers to the New York Police Department’s ...

Loretta Lynch: U.S. attorney general confirmation watch

Loretta E. Lynch, 55, may soon make history. She will be the 83rd U.S. attorney general if and when she is confirmed.