Winners announced at Newark Black Film Festival

A documentary about author Alice Walker and a drama about boxing are among the winners of the Newark Black Film Festival 2016 Paul Robeson Award.

No unrest after latest Freddie Gray verdict

According to J.C. Faulk, a Baltimore activist and founder of An End to Ignorance, a group that combats systemic racism, the neighborhoods were “eerily quiet.”

U.S. Supreme Court voids death sentence of Black Georgia man

In a 7-1 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia citing race discrimination in the jury selection.

Riot Police Using 'Excessive Force' Break Up Opposition Protest

Demonstrators in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega and Kisumu in western Kenya seeking a new slate of election commissioners were met with an excessive use of violent force by uniformed officers that stunned many Kenyans over its brutality.

Mandela Statue Casts Shadow over Unfree Palestine

Now that the media circus has moved on, a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela is a curious icon standing impressively tall in the well-to-do city of Ramallah, the economic capital of Palestine.

Ghana Still A of Lethal E-Waste Dumping

Digital dumping ground. World’s largest e-waste dump. Whatever you call it, Agbogbloshie, Ghana, is among the top ten “worst polluted” places where tons of discarded electronics, refrigerators, microwaves and televisions—also known as e-waste—end up decomposing in a massive scrap heap.

City Forces Landlors to Repair Buildings with Cluster Honeless Units

Seven buildings used as homeless shelters with a combined total of 726 building code violations are being forced by the city to clean things up.

New York Urban League Hosts Summer SREM Program

The New York Urban League is inviting eighth-graders to participate in the NYUL Experimental Technology Academy this summer to learn more about technology, college and careers in STEM.

CEMOTAP Remembers TV Legend Gil Noble

The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People is remembering late TV legend Gil Noble this Memorial Day weekend.

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 91st birthday Thursday, May 19

At the Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, there was birthday cake. Droves of activists gathered at his grave site in Westchester County. Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Harlem to march.

Closer than close: A tale of Hillary, Donald, the polls ... and Bernie

It’s early, but a potential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two of the least popular presidential candidates in recent memory, could be closer than people think.

A liar, a bigot and an underdog—Black youth weigh election options

Voting for the “least racist,” seems to be the position that some Black youth are taking during this presidential election.

New York City hoping to avoid mental illness epidemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration recently launched an ambitious “comprehensive” mental health plan, called ThriveNYC, that will cost $850,000 over five years, because according to experts, “1 in 5 New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year.”

Nate Moran—From the street to big dance beats

For two years, crashing on the streets of New York was the norm for freelance mimer Nate Moran. And then he met R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Ne-Yo on Eighth Avenue in the mid-2000s.

Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream

If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.