Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross ‘Champions of Change’ Public Service Awards honor Eric Holder and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are being presented with Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross “Champions of Change” Public Service Awards at the New York Society of Ethical Culture’s Champions of Change 2016 awards program ...

Muhammad Mosque No. 7 hosts Live Health Is Wealth seminar in Harlem

“You are what you eat,” “Real food doesn’t have ingredients; real food is ingredients” and “Eat your medicine,” are sayings that are making the rounds again as summer approaches.

Somali-British poet penned verses in 'Lemonade'

Beyonce’s pick for lyrics for her latest production, “Lemonade,” was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage.

Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of ...

Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

Despite the guiding hand of a new president and a massive bailout by the federal government last year, salaries of government workers in most of Nigeria’s 36 states have not been paid, in some cases for as long as nine ...

Rivals settling old scores Imperil Burundi

Like a train without brakes, Burundi is barreling towards a collision of ethnic and political factions, with an alarming number of fatalities already reported among Hutus and Tutsis.


Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative.

Haiti elections now set for May

When Jocelerme Privert, the interim president of Haiti, was asked if he was keeping up with the presidential campaign in the U.S., he thought the question was about the election problems in his country.

Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

First Lady celebrates College Signing Day in Harlem

Tuesday April 26, 2016, Michelle Obama and many other celebrities came to New York City’s Harlem Armory to celebrate National College Signing Day.

De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

Wayne Devonish is part of 500 Men Making a Difference

Wayne Devonish is creating a new paradigm of Black men and community service with his 500 Men Making a Difference organization.

VIDEO: Woman confiscates gun from child in suburban Chicago

A video making its rounds on the internet shows a true community hero in Chicago taking a loaded gun from a child.

Boy's lemonade stand raises thousands for his own adoption

Most kids who set up lemonade stands hope to earn enough for an ice cream or maybe a new bike. But young Tristan has a loftier goal: He wants to get adopted

'Wild animals': Racist texts sent by San Francisco police officer, documents show

Racist and homophobic text messages were allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer at the center of an ongoing scandal are revealed.