Newark’s Summer Youth Employment program gets creative

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Newark’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program launched this week.

Harlem is healing: Art and community

Containing disease and restarting the economy have been the prime twin goals of coronavirus efforts, locally and across the globe. But dealing with our emotional and community responses have been important as well, particularly among artists who have been sidelined ...

Doe Fund breaks ground on housing for homeless in the Bronx

The Doe Fund has started construction for 980 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

Bearing witness to the stories of others

Dr. Adjoa Osei traveled an unconventional path to her current profession as a licensed clinical psychologist.

Caricom braces for yet another election in bumper 2020

The Caribbean Community is bracing for yet another tense general elections in the region with voters in resource-rich Trinidad and Tobago being next in line to face the polls in the wake of those held in Guyana, Suriname, St. Kitts ...

The redoubtable, resourceful Elizabeth Gloucester

Invariably around this flip of the calendar and the 4th of July, the great abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass commands attention, particularly for his memorable speech that centered on the nation’s hypocrisy, asking what the day means to enslaved people.

Opposition swells against Ethiopian leader after murder of popular protest singer

Ethiopian protest singer and revered musician Hachalu Hundessa sang about love and unity, recalled his friend Amensisa Ifa, raising issues that many would not dare to raise.

NYC schools to implement mix of in-person, remote learning this fall

New York City plans to implement a blended learning approach, with a mix of in-person and remote learning, if the state allows school buildings to reopen in the fall.

NYC Board of Health votes to reopen 3,000 child care centers

The New York City Board of Health voted in favor of reopening child care centers next week as many businesses resume service amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

NYC invests $157 million to provide high-speed internet for low-income communities

About $157 million has been invested to provide high-speed internet access to low-income communities in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

Blackout Day 2020 aims to eliminate systemic racism

Protesters demanding an end to systemic racism flexed their economic muscles on Tuesday for Blackout Day 2020; people were urged not to spend any money.

'No decision yet' on NY schools reopening in the fall

As many New Yorkers question whether or not schools will reopen to students in the fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said no decision has been made yet.

Shootings in NYC spiked over 130% last month compared to June 2019, police say

Gun violence in New York City surged by more than 130% last month compared to June 2019, police said on Monday.

‘Central Park Karen’ prosecuted by Manhattan D.A. for making false 911 report

A woman involved in a racist incident in Central Park in May is being charged with falsely reporting the incident, the Manhattan district attorney said on Monday.

Ben Crump heralded as Black America’s attorney general

Momentous events can occur in an instant, but more often they emerge after a long build-up.