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Bill Greaves, noted documentarian and Harlem native, dies at 87

A native of Harlem and a prolific filmmaker, William Greaves, once remarked that he thought he would be a hurricane in documenting Black history and culture but settled for the fact that he was “only a single rain drop.”

Protecting customers’ civil rights

When stores open their doors to customers, they are inviting all members of the public to come in and spend their hard-earned money.

Anti-Sharpton police speak out

In a full-page ad in Tuesday’s New York Times, the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD published an open letter to the chairperson of the Democratic National Convention.

Brooklyn’s ‘yogi’

Registered yoga instructor and documentarian Stefanie Joshua brings the benefits of yoga, to the community. The Brooklynites message about the alternative form of exercise comes just in time for National Yoga Month in September.

More than $5 Million Allocated to Improve City Parks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled the parks funding component of his capital budget plan during a press conference at the Hecksher Playground in Bushwick.

Pre-Labor Day Senior Concert and Community Day Brooklyn

The third annual Pre-Labor Day Senior Concert & Community Day, will be on Aug. 27,

Nigeria Entertainment Awards to Bring out some of Africa's Biggest Stars

The ninth annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards are being held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m., at the Skirball Center for the Performing Art, 566 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan.

Medgar Evers College Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Police Brutality

The Medgar Evers College “Focus on Ferguson … and Beyond” town hall meeting will give the college community an opportunity to reflect on the latest tragic incidents and determine strategies for reforming the relationship between communities of color and law ...

Murders continue to plague Newark

Newark recently saw five killings in five days with four occurring in the city's South Ward.

State lawmakers urge Cuomo to appoint special prosecutor in Garner’s death

Thirty-two days after Eric Garner died by an apparent and prohibited chokehold from NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, 14 New York state lawmakers have expressed their frustrations in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo over what they called a “gross and ...

Parents of Ramarley Graham demand Dept. of Justice launch federal probe

It has been exactly one year since the U.S. Department of Justice promised to launch an investigation into the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed Bronx teen who was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom in February 2012 by NYPD ...

Newark leaders criticize Newark schools open enrollment

More than 600 parents turned out at the registration center, with many waiting hours and others never even making it through the front door, leaving many children with no school to attend.

Michael Brown and Eric Garner: What's Next

In the wake of the deaths of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, people are looking for direction on what to do next.

Thousands mourn Michael Brown in Ferguson

Monday, Aug. 25, thousands of mourners packed the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Obama under par?

Was it wise for President Obama to continue his vacation with issues going on in Syria