Celebration of Life to be held for Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr.

A leader in urban education, Dr. Irving Spear Hamer Jr. passed away May 4, 2019.

Longtime HBCU theater professor retires

Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart’s career in theater education spans nearly 50 years inspiring hundreds of students and giving them the tools to make it in the entertainment business.

Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright, attorney, teacher and civic leader

It may be understandable, if not acceptable, that Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright often languished in the shadows of her famous husband, Dr. Charles H. Wright.

Finally, justice for downstate car wash workers moves forward

When the New York State Senate passed a bill amending the sub-minimum wage for car wash workers on June 5 and the Assembly passed the same bill a day later, the state legislature sent a clear message to car wash ...

De Blasio, Williams rally for ‘paid time off’ legislation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and activist Gloria Steinem rallied at City Hall in support of paid personal time legislation.

NY State’s first proton therapy center to open in East Harlem

A consortium of New York City’s leading cancer care providers are coming together to launch the New York Proton Center—a $300 million, 140,000-square-foot facility in East Harlem.

State Fair Meadowland begins June 20

East Rutherford is getting ready for the State Fair Meadowlands, set for June 20 through July 7.

A fast headache from fast foods

Ms. H is a 40-year-old patient who was recently promoted to a supervisory position on her job. She earns more, but she goes to work early and comes home late.

Black South Jersey teacher claims she endured racial abuse

Black school teacher Tammy Jordan was the first Black teacher hired at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, N.J. in 25 years.

West Point cadet killed in accident laid to rest

Family and friends gathered on Tuesday for a memorial service for Christopher J. “C.J.” Morgan, the 22-year-old cadet killed during an accident when a vehicle overturned at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Notorious B.I.G. street co-naming in Brooklyn

A torrential monsoon-like rain could not stop devoted fans of Biggie Smalls standing on a Bed Stuy block for three hours or so to witness the long-awaited street sign unveiling honoring the mega hip-hop icon.

Trump v. Biden in Iowa: a prelim of 2020?

Is there an impending showdown bash this week between Trump and Joe Biden in Iowa? The Republican incumbent and the Democratic hopeful are unlikely to bump in Iowa since Trump will be in the western part of the state and ...

D-Day and a fourth Reich?

The headline from an editorial in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K. was the best description anywhere of the so-called state visit by the U.S. president.

Norway to fund mega solar farms in Guyana

Norway’s government has approved grant aid worth $80 million to help the largest Caribbean Community nation build a number of mega solar farms to provide energy to several communities located near the jungle close to the borders with Venezuela and ...

#StrikeHard! Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party promotes unity and support for the team

On Sunday, June 9, the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted the first of a series of watch parties. Online people from watch parties in places such as Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto joined New York to cheer on the Reggae Girlz ...