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Unions strike for right to organize

Earlier this month, Environmental Service Systems employees walked off the job, demanding that their employer respect their right to be represented by their union, Local 32BJ.

Cooperation, not conflict, will help reduce crime

All New Yorkers must be concerned with fighting crime, but it is the city government’s mandate to focus on keeping all New Yorkers and visitors safe.

Malcolm X legacy honored on his 90th birthday

he celebration of what would have been the 90th birthday of slain international activist Malcolm X began with hundreds making the pilgrimage to the Ardsley gravesite, where the man also known as El-Haj Malik El-Shabazz is interred with his wife, ...

United Way of New York City honors Giants, Jets at 22nd annual Gridiron Gala

United Way of New York City, the New York Giants and the New York Jets reteamed last week for the 22nd annual Gridiron Gala in support of New York City’s youth.

Do black lives matter in Israel? Ethiopian Jews protest racism and police brutality

Just as African-American activists have taken to the streets in recent months, decrying anti-Black brutalities by the police, their African-Israeli counterparts have launched a parallel protest in recent days, calling for an end to racial discrimination in the Holy Land.

Eric Adams warns teens about prom night dangers

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently held a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall alongside teens dressed in their prom attire to offer important safety tips for parents and students this prom season.

Manhattan BP opens storefront on 125th Street

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer opened the doors to her storefront location at 431 West 125th Street.

Anti-violence groups and local celebrities collaborate after violence weekend

In response to recent incidents of violence, which has claimed the lives of multiple people in New York’s most vulnerable communities, anti-violence organizations are coming together to intervene.

Housing stop-and-frisk case settled

The NAACP recently settled the five-year-old class action lawsuit Davis v. City of New York regarding unlawful stops and arrests in a “racially discriminatory manner and without sufficient evidence of wrongdoing” on public housing properties, a version of the NYPD’s ...

Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

The legacy of B. B. King

B.B. King, the anointed “King of the Blues,” who took the blues from the Mississippi cotton fields to mainstream America and the world stage, died May 14. He was 89.

7 photos that prove Malcolm X's spirit is felt today

Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.

Community celebrates Malcolm X's 90th birthday

The Shabazz Family and X Legacy are hosting a birthday celebration for the late el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.

Fleet Week welcomes American heroes to city

Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th Annual Fleet Week

Medgar Evers College comes together to remember Dr. Derrick Griffith

Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus