Newark in final stages of lead service line replacement program

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced this week that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Program had reached its final stage with nearly 15,000 of the city’s over 18,000 lead service lines replaced with safe, copper pipes.

Mentors Matter Initiative aims to help city’s youth

This week, city officials announced the Mentors Matters Initiative aimed at providing mentoring, tutoring and social-emotional support to thousands of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood donation encouraged amid COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the New York Blood Center has had to cancel many of their blood drives over the last few months

Executive order extends moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions until Oct. 20

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signs an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures for an additional month, until Oct. 20.

City opens own dedicated COVID-19 lab

The city recently opened its first dedicated Pandemic Response Lab (PRL). The facility is dedicated to processing COVID-19 tests within 24-48 hours for NYC Health + Hospitals.

Tips to get the whole family moving at home

With many families stuck at home juggling working remotely, homeschooling and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy, it can be easy to let an otherwise active lifestyle fall by the wayside.

Born into women’s rights movement, Katherine Nichson encourages everyone to vote

The Rev. Malika Whitney held a socially distanced event at the Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem to celebrate Katherine Nichson this past Sunday, Sept. 20.

James Armistead Lafayette, great American spy during the Revolutionary War

Among the least known facts about the American Revolutionary War is the role of spies, and this important fact is buried even further when a Black man or woman risked their lives in this endeavor.

Pompeo swings by Venezuelan neighbors; wants regime out

American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has returned to the U.S. after a four-nation swing through northern South America in the past week.

Safety concerns and confusion: School year begins in a cloud of dust

New York City public schools reopened this week for the first time since March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down operations. However, schools didn’t reopen for all students

Trump and the Republican women

Two things seem to have the most attention from Trump as we enter the last 40 or so days until the election—a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Cindy McCain’s endorsement of Joe Biden.

‘The CLIMB,’ a virtual career summit for Black women on the corporate climb

Career development company I Choose the Ladder will host its second annual “The CLIMB” career summit Saturday, Sept. 26, all virtually.

Nigeria's Kaduna State to test castration as a punishment for rape

Is it a welcome development? Or legislative sadism?

Black farmers boycott John Deere over alleged racism

The National Black Farmers’ Association says agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere cares little about the Black community and is calling for a boycott of the Fortune 500 company.

SEIU 32BJ look to maximize voter turnout for Biden

If anything, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden wanted to make sure the East Coast of America knew he wanted their vote. One labor union wanted to assist him in that journey.