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Greater NY Links co-sponsors health forum

A charter bus brought 46 seniors from Abyssinian Baptist Church’s senior program and Esplanade Garden’s NNORC senior program to the community partnership forum on Alzheimer’s and brain awareness.

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread 

Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.

New report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly.

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

New York streets were overflowing Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical instruments and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for ...

Brooklyn borough president discusses importance of emergency preparedness

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a forum on Sept. 17 to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness during a natural or man-made disaster.

Expert pathologist: Eric Garner died in police chokehold

An expert forensic pathologist hired by the attorneys representing the family of Eric Garner, whose death was ruled a homicide after an apparent police chokehold that Police Commissioner William Bratton said is prohibited, concurs with the city’s medical examiner’s autopsy ...

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Native Harlemite

After getting shot up in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur joined the ancestors six days later, Sept. 13, at 4:03 p.m. On the 18th anniversary of his transition, local activists reflected on ...

Sharonnie Perry: True New Yorker, champion for Interfaith Hospital, community and spirit

Brooklyn’s own Sharonnie Perry is a long-time community activist, an efficacious leader and a staple in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. She is a charismatic organizer who is capable of galvanizing some of the most politically influential leaders to effect positive ...

Metro Briefs 9/25 - 10/1

News from around the community.

Black female firefighter promoted to FDNY lieutenants

Last week at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, alongside 55 other FDNY members, Tracey Lewis became the second Black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in the department’s history.

U.S. Census: In New York, poverty still a problem

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that poverty is still a major problem in the tristate area.

AG Eric Holder announces his resignation

The nation's first African-American Attorney General, Eric Holder steps down.

Civil rights leaders and bereaved family members call for justice

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the most effective tactic in bringing about change happened when the various organizations combined their resources.

DOJ takes on Ramarley case 

Two and a half years later and after two failed grand juries, the parents of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham may now find some solace, as they were told that the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office has launched a federal civil rights investigation ...

Greenetrack wants to get the green light

Luther Winn, president and CEO of Greenetrack, the largest Black-owned casino developer in the country, is looking to bring the success of casinos to New York State not only to stimulate business for the state, but also to transform a ...