Comptroller Scott Stringer honors local trailblazers for Black History Month

Last week, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted his annual “Trailblazers” event in honor of Black History Month at Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.

Harlem-based nuns advocate for the poor in Washington

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.

December 12th Movement commemorates Malcolm X

The December 12th Movement is hosting the event “We Black” (at House of the Lord Church , 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.) to commemorate the assassination of Malcolm X.

Kermit Eady and Zakia Byrd join the ancestors

A celebration of life memorial service was held for Kermit Eady on Tuesday at St. Mark AME Church in Jackson Heights.

Amazon cancels plans for NYC headquarters

Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson to host Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 22nd annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb.

Doctors, lawyers with monetary motives cause painful decisions in women’s health care

Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our health care system.

Embracing my imperfections studying abroad in London

Growing up in North Carolina, I was shy and my need to be perfect in everything I did made it difficult to connect with others.

Woody Strode, impressive on the gridiron and the screen

Almost on the same day the media was celebrating the centenary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, one of the cable television outlets that feature classic shows broadcast the 1977 TV series “How the West Was Won.”

CSS and activists to City Hall: ‘Fair Fares could work if people knew it existed’

Working class and poor New Yorkers looked forward to the rollout of Fair Fares.

Escape from New York: Amazon kills deal for new HQ

Earlier this week, Amazon threatened to take their ball and go home if elected officials and activists didn’t play by their rules.

Social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter to receive honorary degrees from Rutgers

The Rutgers University Board of Governors announced that social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will receive honorary degrees at the Rutgers-Newark Commencement ceremony.

The halves of Kamala Harris

If presidential aspirant Sen. Kamala Harris of California has put forth progressive domestic proposals, they are often offset and countered by various foreign policy positions.

The business of small business

Strategy consultant and Harlem small-business owner Nikoa Evans-Hendricks serves as executive director and co-founder of Harlem Park 2 Park, a social enterprise of more than 250 entrepreneurs uptown.

Nigerian presidential elections upcoming, Omoyele Sowore looks for the votes

The Nigerian presidential election is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.