African American Day Parade marches through Harlem

Dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” thousands came out for the 46th Annual African-American Day Parade on Sunday in Harlem.

Congressional Black Caucus rejects Trump's 'birther' admission

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus fiercely criticized the way Donald Trump delivered his brief admission Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, saying it was insufficient and demanding an apology for Trump's years-long push of ...

10 museums curating the history of the Black experience

Like anything with Black history, we must honor and respect the trailblazers. It’s the same for museums. The following is a list of museums that have been focusing on curating and cultivating the history of the Black experience.

Trump: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States'

Donald Trump finally acknowledged Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics.

Bill Bratton, NYPD’s champion of ‘broken windows’ policing, retires Friday

William Bratton is at the end of an unparalleled law enforcement career that saw him run police departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York and advocate crime fighting strategies that were copied across the nation.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

September 21 has been designated Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day to encourage people to take loved ones—who would not or could not go on their own—to the doctor.

Snoring and sleep apnea

The cause of snoring is the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth, resulting in a hoarse noise that usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while ...

Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun, police say

A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy, who is black, pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said.

A jazz tribute and flyover to Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr., renowned Tuskegee Airman and educator

Famed Tuskegee Airman and educator Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. made it abundantly clear that when he died, there were to be no funeral services. He insisted there be a jazz concert in his memory.

Harlem is overheating

The average outside temperature in New York City during the summer is 83 degrees, but in many Harlem apartments that average climbs up to 95 degrees.

‘Hidden Figures’ no more—Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson of NASA

Back in June, when I featured the late Dorothy Vaughan in the Classroom, I promised to return to the subject of African-American women who worked at NASA as Vaughan did so illustriously. From Vaughan’s profile you were introduced to a ...

LIU-Brooklyn faculty locked out by administration

Going into Wednesday, Long Island University-Brooklyn’s faculty and the administration were set to head back to the bargaining table for a new contract.

Nurses in PA vote to unionize

Registered nurses at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pa., continued their organizing ways last week when they voted to join a union.

Academic program launched for youth dropouts in Newark

A new program has been launched in Newark to ensure that out-of-school youth remain off the streets, complete their high school educations and get good jobs.

Day of action in Newark for political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin

Supporters and organizers are coming together for a National Day of Action for political prisoner Imam Jamil Al- Amin Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at 84 Clinton Place in Newark.