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Rev. Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

Public Advocate calls for NYCHA head to step down after lead paint scandal

Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments.

Salvation Army to serve 1,000 at Thanksgiving dinner

bout 1,000 homeless and hungry people will receive Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at The Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters at 120 West 14th Street in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day.

The Shadow League and Buick honors three sports trailblazers

The fourth annual Shadow League Awards, presented by Buick, held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at ESPACE (New York City), was a huge success.

Touro College to hold anniversary gala at the Schomburg

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding a 10th anniversary gala at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the school and contributions of its founders, who opened it ...

Marine Corp veteran and New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. hosts Veterans Day Luncheon

State Sen. and Marine Corps veteran James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Veterans Day Luncheon at Applebee’s at Five Towns for dozens of veterans.

City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron re-elected

East New York came through for incumbent City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron, who was re-elected Nov. 7, 2017, to the New York City Council, as the representative for District 42.

New state Democratic Party head visits Harlem

Newly appointed Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman recently visited Harlem to discuss his new position at an event hosted by State Sen. Brian Benjamin.

FDNY graduates diverse class

The FDNY is being hailed for the graduation of 279 probationary firefighters, of which 50 percent were people of color.

Gov. Cuomo to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,

Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon publisher, passes at 83

Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Serenity Singers celebrate 36th anniversary

Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.

Tips to help your middle schooler prepare for high school admissions

High school applications, for both public and private schools, can feel daunting for even the most prepared New York City parents.

The touch of a cold

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.

Diabetes center opens in the South Bronx

Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.