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New York residents stand together against the war in Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigrayan New Yorkers continue to raise awareness about the silent genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost state that has been at war with the federal government of Ethiopia and the neighboring state of Eritrea, since Nov. 4, 2020.

AG sues NYPD over excessive force

A New York State attorney general had never sued the New York Police Department before…until now.

Another senior slain in NYCHA senior property

On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, another elder was slain in NYCHA’s Carter G. Woodson senior housing development in Brooklyn. Strangled with a telephone cord Juanita Caballero,78, was murdered in her 393 Powell Street apartment, and found just before 5 p.m.

Inmates still haven’t received the COVID vaccine, and it’s not sitting well with some people

In the weeks between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. added 55 new COVID cases.

Arthur Schomburg: contributing to African unity

This Sunday marks the 147th bornday anniversary of renowned activist, historian, writer, Arthur Schomburg. Born Jan. 24, 1874, in Santurce, Puerto Rico he encountered intense racism while growing up, prior to becoming a key Pan-Africanist as an adult.

Hunts Point produce workers go on union strike, denounce arrests

Workers at Hunts Point Produce Market want to be paid what they’re owed. And workers stopped operations to do it.

Labor Caucus celebrates arrival with kick-off event

Last week the co-chairs of the recently-formed Labor Caucus in the House of Representatives held a kick-off event led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.

Politicians angry over U.S. treatment of Jamaican fishermen

In the late 1990s, the U.S. government came up with a controversial scheme to control the waters south off the Florida coast by signing agreements with various Caribbean governments to allow American coastguard officers to board a vessel in the ...

VP-elect Kamala Harris thanks Carib-American voters for helping make history

On Sunday night U.S. Vice President-elect Elect Kamala Harris delivered a special message to thousands of Caribbean Americans, gathered virtually globally, at a star-studded virtual Caribbean inauguration celebration in her honor, conceptualized and executed by Caribbean American entrepreneur and advocate, ...

Boycott, arrest follow attack of Black teen

The parents of Black 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. are making their voices loud and clear after the arrest of the 22-year-old white woman who attacked their son over false accusations that he stole her cellphone: “All we want to do ...

How to know if you have the best Investment strategy for your future

A financial roadmap is the most important part of a successful financial future, and retirement should be a component of this.

Building children’s emotional resilience amid uncertainty

For parents facing uncertain school schedules, new ways of working and concerns about the health and safety of their families, life in a pandemic is stressful enough.

Dr. Lester Young Jr. elected first Black board of regents chancellor

his week, the board of regents unanimously elected Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. as chancellor, the first African American to serve in this position, the State education department announced.

Families of loved ones killed by police call for firing of officers and defunding NYPD

On Jan. 11, families of loved ones killed by the NYPD, advocates, and legal experts testified at the New York City Council Oversight Hearing of the Committee on Public Safety.

Bronx AKA’s celebrating MLK Day community service project

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Eta Omega Omega Chapter in the Bronx is hosting its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with a “Virtual Housewarming” raising funds for the residents of Maya’s Place, a homeless shelter ...