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The Rev. Jesse Jackson leaves mark in NY after economic summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson wrapped the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s 21st annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

Sgt. Hugh Barry found not guilty in fatal shooting Deborah Danner

A judge on Thursday found a sergeant not guilty in shooting death of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman in the Bronx.

Racism rears its ugly head at NYC schools

In her LinkedIn profile, Principal Patricia Catania of Intermediate School 224 in the Bronx describes herself as a “lifelong educator and a lifelong learner” with more than 25 years of experience in education. However, she’s learning a valuable lesson this ...

Florida school massacre: What happened, moment by moment

In a matter of minutes, thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went from thinking they were part of a fire drill to hiding inside closets and bathrooms to escape gunfire.

'Panthers' fiction, and the harsh Black Panther reality

Sumptuous scenes and luscious garments quietly screaming African strength and pride in every seam and fold worn by stoic warriors with powerful speeches is the Marvel Studios-Walt Disney production of “Black Panther.”

Malcolm X’s legacy invoked by honor student in Queens

Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) is once more a teaching moment, particularly for school officials at Christ the King High School in Queens.

‘Numerous fatalities’ in Florida high school shooting, superintendent says

A shooting at a Florida high school caused “numerous” fatalities Wednesday, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said.

A brief history of Valentine's Day

Chocolates, teddy bears and faux roses stack the shelves in late January as we prepare for the ultimate celebration of love on February 14th also known as Valentine's Day.

NYC must become ‘fairest big city in America’: Mayor de Blasio delivers State of the City address

More than 2,000 city officials and supporters cheered Mayor Bill de Blasio on during his hour-long speech Tuesday evening.

Bronx principal confiscates Black History Month projects

One day after a rally was held outside Middle School 224 in the Bronx calling for more Black History lessons, students and a teacher say the principal confiscated Black History projects from them Tuesday afternoon.

Sandy Wills, a courageous soldier during the Civil War

Spectrum News NY1 anchor Cheryl Will's pursuit of history has a personal edge that few Black Americans possess, and she has dutifully imparted some of it in two of her books, “Die Free” and “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills.”

White House wants to deliver food to the poor, Blue Apron-style, in place of nearly half of cash benefits

Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients.

Parents storm City Hall in slavery incident protest

Singing and chanting in English and Spanish, dozens of heavy-coated and woolly hat-wearing parents and activists stormed the doors at City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 6, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio, “Which side are you on?” They emphasized the need for ...

Malcolm X family, Rev. Al Sharpton step in to help teen denied right to honor Black icon

The daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, and Rev. Al Sharpton are helping a Black student who was denied the opportunity to honor Malcolm X.

NJ teachers union calls for ‘Black Lives Matter Week’ in all schools

Black Lives Matter in School Week is a movement that started in Seattle in 2016 when teachers wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts to school to show solidarity.