Charge ’em out: Trump administration looks to make immigrant life harder

This week, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli reworded Emma Lazarus’ famous poem to CNN’s Erin Burnett.

Colombia’s Zulia Mena, imprisoned and in need of support

One of Colombia’s most prominent Afro Colombian politicians has been languishing since February 12, 2019, in a prison cell, while fighting a series of criminal charges.

Nearly 100,000 sign petition to rename street by Trump Tower after Obama

More than 93,000 people have signed an online petition to rename a block of a Manhattan Avenue after former President Barack Obama – a block that just so happens to be the home of Trump Tower.

Racial and low-Income family Healthcare disparities remain

Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago.

Three Day Event Planned to Commemorate First African Landing in Virginia

In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Old Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., and were forced into labor as slaves.

Report finds lead in NYC public elementary schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to eliminate lead exposure by 2029.

‘It’s not testing, it’s racism, stupid!’

Racism, not testing, is the No. 1 issue affecting the education and mis-education of Black children in NYC.

Medical trailblazer Dr. Edith Irby Jones

When her older sister, Juanita, died during a typhoid epidemic in Arkansas in the 1930s, Edith Irby Jones set her mind on becoming a doctor.

Community responds to mass shootings

Reports state that people in the U.S. are more likely to be killed by a gun shooting than residents in any other country.

Beloved author Toni Morrison, dead at 88

“We die,” Toni Morrison said at the conclusion of her Nobel Prize address in 1993.

NYSUT praises bill authorizing stop-arm cameras on school buses

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a key component of his “Justice Agenda” this week.

CWA President Emeritus Morton Bahr dead at 93

The second day of the biannual Communication Workers of America’s convention in Las Vegas last week brought some sad news.

America’s Domestic Terrorism

This past weekend’s cowardly shooting sprees in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio—which resulted in the deaths of 31 people and the serious wounding of approximately four dozen more—once again casts a spotlight on the murderous violence which permeates throughout ...

Ghana says they are open for cultural exchange, tourism, visits and relocation

It is official that the Ghanaian government is reaching out to folk from the diaspora to consider the African nation as a viable place to visit, relocate, expand investment opportunities and do business with.

He named his movement ‘Revolution Now’ and they jailed him

The Nigerian political sphere is in the mainstream again after political activist/leader of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has been arrested and jailed following claims by Nigerian security agents that he was a threat to democracy and has committed ...