Tip leads anti-graft SWAT team to upscale Lagos pad and bundles of U.S. cash

Neatly bound bundles of fresh U.S. dollars, Nigerian naira and British pounds totaling more than $50 million were recovered by an anti-graft “swat team” in a raid at the Osborne Towers, a luxury building in an upscale section of Lagos.

Laurie Cumbo holds Easter egg hunt in Fort Greene

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, held a community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park in partnership with several community-based organizations on the eve of Easter Sunday.

Daughtry annouces $5,000 Atlantic Yards/NetsDBNA community foundation grants

Activist pastor the Rev. Herbert Daughtry just announced that the Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Community Foundation and the DBNA Capacity Building Grant Program will provide grants of $5,000 to Brooklyn-based community organizations

Middle Collegiate Church to host Revolution Love Conference

On the weekend of April 28-30, the Middle Collegiate Church and The Middle Project will be hosting their 11th annual Revolutionary Love Conference.

Suspicious: Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in the Hudson River

Statements of sympathy and grief for Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, in many ways reflecting the ordinary and extraordinary people she touched, are coming in from people in all walks of life.

Constance Malcolm seeks justice for her son Ramarley Graham on his 24th birthday

Eighteen-year-old unarmed Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in front of his grandmother and younger brother.

Elected officials call out Cuomo on weak tuition-free program

Assemblyman Charles Barron and City Councilwoman Inez Barron, along with several education activists, called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the hypocrisy of his recent tuition-free education initiative.

‘Raise The Age’ gets no praise

With the recent signage of the “Raise the Age” legislation, New York no longer automatically processes all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. However, critics say the legislation still needs fine-tuning.

Trayvon Martin’s death sparked a movement that lives on five years later

Five years ago, the world learned of Trayvon Martin and how he died.

Black Caucus analyzes civil rights in the Trump era at forum

As lawmakers, community stakeholders and activists protest against current White House policies, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosted a summit on the future of civil rights under the Trump Administration.

In emotional service Jesuits and Georgetown repent for slavery

There is wide gulf, Frederick Douglass wrote in 1845, between Christianity proper and the "slaveholding religion of this land." One is "good, pure and holy," the other corrupt and wicked, the "climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds."

Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect who posted video of the slaying on Facebook, shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania after a brief police chase, authorities said Tuesday.

There's a new world's oldest woman

How to be the oldest person in the world? Don't drink rum, according to 117-year-old Jamaican Violet-Mosse Brown, recently dubbed the world's oldest human.

Law passes in NY mandating that police interrogations be recorded on video

All police questioning in major crimes must be recorded on video during the entire time that a suspect is in custody, under a law approved Monday by legislators in New York, according to an official with the Innocence Project.

The Facebook victim was a granddad walking home after Easter meal

He was walking home from an Easter meal with his family when the stranger walked up to Robert Godwin Sr.