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Activist removes confederate flag from S.C. statehouse

Thirty-year-old activist Brittany Ann Byuarium “Bree” Newsome utilized a harness to scale a 30-foot pole in front of the South Carolina statehouse, in Columbia, S.C., Saturday morning to remove the racist Confederate flag. When she made it halfway up, police ...

Kiri Davis: Filmmaker and activist

Art and activism are a shared passion for 26-year-old Kiri Davis.

Fresh air fund children leave for summer experience in the country

Monday morning, over 145 New York City children left for one- and two-week experiences with volunteer host families in suburban and small town communities as the Fresh Air Fund kicks off its 139th program.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long. She died three years ago of heart failure at 78, but memories of her were unavoidable last Saturday in the memorial services for Ornette Coleman, her first husband.

Red Cross urging blood and platelet donations during summer

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

Key issues on Caricom agenda include reparations, Venezuela, Guyana

Three key issues will attract the attention of Caribbean trade bloc leaders when they meet for three days at one of their two most important annual summits in Barbados starting Thursday.

Suit settled over alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid

Cumberland County in southern New Jersey reportedly approved a settlement of $340,000 to the estate of the late Jerame Reid, who was allegedly abused while in jail.

Newark partners with Service Line Warranties of America to repair water and sewer lines

Newark, N.J., has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America to offer the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program to homeowners.

Obama evokes God’s grace

After his rousing, heartfelt eulogy for the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama was called “Rev. President” by several of the AME pastors.

Ex-offenders sue for discrimination

Last Thursday, the NAACP New York State Conference Metropolitan Council of Branches filed a class action lawsuit against employers who use the job sites Monster, ZipRecruiter and Indeed to illegally post job listings in New York with bans on applicants ...

Final victim laid to rest in Charleston

Funeral services for the ninth and final victim of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre were held Tuesday in South Carolina.

Akai Gurley died as cops argued four minutes before getting help

As 28-year-old Akai Gurley bled to death in a darkened Brooklyn project stairwell, rookie cop Peter Liang and officer Shaun Landau argued for four minutes before getting help for the East New York native, according to newly released court documents.

Local legislators weigh in on marriage equality

Last Friday marked the beginning of a historic Pride Week in New York City and around the country, when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of marriage equality.

Black churches burning again

The slaughter of nine Black worshippers in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was a tragic reminder of the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in ...

Historic marker unveiled in Lower Manhattan at site of former slave market

Elected officials, historians and community members came together last weekend to unveil a plaque marking the site of the colonial-era Wall Street slave market.