Gwendolyn Brooks, a poet of exquisite words and insight

Some African-American personalities are so legendary that hardly a season passes that their achievements, their contributions, are not invoked.

A.G. warns consumers about tax scams

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.

HELP USA honors Joe Biden at luncheon in NYC

Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian ...

Union leaders tell Cuomo: Don’t forget about green jobs

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.

Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.

Local 2507 and others mourn Yadira Arroyo

The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.

Tragedy in Newark: Accidental shooting of 10-year-old prompts outcry

Shock lingers in a Newark neighborhood after a tragic accidental shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead, leaving elected officials pleading for stricter gun laws.

Whitewashed Brooklyn?: Residents of color priced out of Bedford Armory Development

A new report from New York Communities for Change shows that affordable housing units in the Bedford Armory development in Brooklyn are only affordable if you’re white.

South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking of white-owned land

GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era.

UK youth address major issues

Young people in Manchester believe there is “a lack of awareness of opportunity” that has fostered the growth of many challenges, such as gangs, lack of motivation and negative stigma about young people.

Declaration 17 holds inaugural public reading

The Society for Ethical Culture hosted an event March 20, at which various speakers read Declaration 17 and discussed how citizens can oppose and resist some of the current policies of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Bad hair day: Viral video ignites boycott of Asian-owned beauty supply stores

According to Nielsen, Black women spend an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, and the Black hair care market is a $684 million industry.

Midtown murder suspect came to NYC to kill Black men: NYPD

A 66-year-old man was stabbed to death in Manhattan late Monday, police said, for one reason being black.

Poll: 37% approve of Trump's job performance

Only 37% say they approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, with 56% saying they do not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Don't have a pension? Here's how to build one on your own

I had a choice to take my pension as a lump sum or lifetime annuity payments and I opted for the lump sum.