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Brooklyn DA moves to set wrongly convicted man free after 29 years in prison

A Brooklyn man who spent nearly 30 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder is expected to be released Wednesday.

Nigeria Independence Day celebrated in NYC

Nigerians from across the area come together to celebration Nigerian Independence Day.

Lillian Roberts to step down from DC 37

After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.

Stop and Diss

From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by ...

Justice for Mike Brown - the symphony

Cultured Missourians expecting a quiet night at the symphony were in for something of a shock, to say the least.

VNSNY helping HIV-postive patients

As the fight against HIV continues, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is at the forefront, supporting those living with the virus and helping them better understand their diagnoses to improve their ability to manage symptoms and get the ...

You’ll lose, with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.

Mayor de Blasio defends wife’s chief of staff

It seems that no matter where he turns, the Rev. Al Sharpton is besieged by reporters who, despite the current stew involving rape allegations against National Action Network attorney Sanford Rubenstein, the Rachel Noerdlinger story continues to be an issue ...

Madeline McCray Empowering others around her

Born and raised in Harlem, Madeline McCray is by far the definition of a maverick. Actress, author, life coach and inspirational speaker, McCray has been through a lot, and she is not afraid to share her story.

Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

Baba Herman Ferguson memorialized in North Carolina

Herman Ferguson, 93, was always known for his signature smile. When he smiled, he made everyone else smile. But this past Saturday, there were more tears than smiles.

Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

Mugabe: We would love to see South Africa take the lead

During a recent two-week trip to China, Robert Mugabe, the anti-imperialist president of Zimbabwe, addressed a seminar in Beijing where various African diplomats were present, taking the opportunity to challenge Caucasians in South Africa, suggesting that they are responsible for ...

Eva’s charter school scheme

Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.

SUNY adopts Cuomo’s proposed sexual assault policy

The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.