A month of remembrance for the Emanuel victims

Summer is normally filled with laughter, fun and sunny days. However, for the local residents of Charleston, S.C., this year’s month of June marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

PSC and CUNY finally reach a tentative deal

The City University of New York and its faculty and staff have agreed to a tentative contract after years of fighting.

NY comrades celebrate Sister Afeni Shakur’s life

Just two days after the 45th anniversary of when Afeni Shakur gave birth to her son, Tupac Amaru Shakur, in Harlem, many of her relatives, Black Panther Party comrades and other friends paid homage to her legacy during a memorial ...

State Senator Kevin Parker hosts tea party

Saturday, June 11, State Sen. Kevin Parker was joined by family, friends and supporters for his annual High Tea event.

‘Black Women in Medicine’ is forcing the need for Black female doctors to the forefront

When Black Americans get diagnosed with diabetes, HIV, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma or prostate cancer—a few of the growing number of diseases that studies show are more prevalent in the Black community—they are oftentimes getting a prognosis and ...

Weeksville Heritage Center seeks financial support

The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, the site of one of America’s first free Black communities, has made several budget cuts over the past years to continue its work of preserving the history of Weeksville.


Residents of a suburb of Accra are blaming government for failing to take action and prevent flooding fatalities, which are again mounting one year after heavy rains and a gas station explosion took more than 150 lives.

Dorsie Willis, sole survivor of Brownsville Massacre

If you’re one of the deep diggers of African-American history and you’ve heard of Dorsie Willis, then I tip my kufi to you.

Let’s call it what it was—an American turned immigrant killer

In the days since June 12, 2016, a lot has been said of the horrific mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Ganja kiosks for tourists a possibility

When Caribbean Community leaders meet for their main annual summit in Guyana in two weeks, one of the agenda issues will include a discussion on how the region will deal with medical marijuana and decriminalization of the narcotic for personal ...

President hails Caribbean Americans

The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to America’s story in extraordinary ways, says President of the United States Barack Obama.

Freddie Gray verdict: Baltimore officer who drove van not guilty on all charges

Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious charge of second-degree depraved-heart murder.

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, saying that the plan taking race into consideration as one factor of admission is constitutional.

Harlem congressional candidates square off for Rangel’s seat

With Congressman Charles Rangel looking on, seven candidates Monday evening debated who was the best qualified to replace the 46-year veteran leader of the 13th Congressional District. According to the reaction from the audience at Hostos College, Assemblyman Keith Wright ...