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Youth of Avenue Music Group spread the love with community giveback

This past Thanksgiving Day, while some people had turkey with all the trimmings and others went hungry, young entrepreneur Joshua Walker and his Avenue Music Group’s Spread the Love Giveback fed, clothed and entertained those in need in the Bed-Stuy ...

Defender organizations, elected officials call on Cuomo to sign gravity knives reform legislation

The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services joined with other defender organizations, community advocates, stakeholders and elected officials this week calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would treat folding knives as work tools, not weapons.

Spending per inmate in city jails reaches $132,019

The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, ...

Community celebrates Sean Bell 10-year anniversary

This past Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Nov 25, 2016, the parents and former fiancé of Sean Bell celebrated the life of the 23-year-old father of two, who was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets by three NYPD ...

Airbnb urges hosts not to discriminate against guests

In a city where the average rent is nearly $4,000, finding cheap and affordable housing is a long and tiring mission.

Lincoln Medical Center gives thanks to patients

Last week, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln hosted a full-service Thanksgiving dinner for patients and families, and also gave turkeys and makings of dinner to more than 45 families.

Leaves of healing

I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.

Farewell Fidel

I, like many Black Americans, grew up in a household that supported Fidel Castro and the decades he spent fighting imperial powers.

Fidel— ‘History will absolve me!’

“It is with deep sorrow that I come before you to inform our people, and friends of our America, that today, Nov. 25, at 10:29 p.m., Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz has died,” stated Raul ...

Political chasms and chaos persist

Setting aside division and finding common ground are not solely matters facing those mourning and not mourning the death of Fidel Castro.

Joshua Walker—Thank you for giving back

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, Avenue Music Group provided more than 600 Bedford-Stuyvesant residents with food and clothing for their Spread Love Thanksgiving Day event.

Charmil Y. Davis—Community activist, fighting on during chemo

This past June 3, Charmil Y. Davis was hosting the National Gun Violence Day in Newark, which was commemorating the horrific Newark schoolyard killings in 2007.

Jury deliberations begin in Michael Slager murder trial

A South Carolina jury began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.

Keith Lamont Scott killing: No charges filed against officer, district attorney says

Charlotte police Officer Brentley Vinson's deadly use of force was lawful the day he killed Keith Lamont Scott, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said Wednesday in announcing no charges will be filed in the case.

U.S. Senators demand study on federal advertising in Black-owned media

Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.