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Brooklyn BP hosts Gariduna heritage celebration

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the Garifuna Coalition USA and HealthFirst in hosting a Garifuna heritage reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall this week

Councilman Jumaane Williams relaunches efforts to make Jackie Robinson home a landmark

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced plans to relaunch efforts for the city to landmark Black baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s family home, located at 5224 Tilden Ave.

AQE SLAMS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VICTORY ON SCHOOL AID

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speech on the 2014-15 state budget, Billy Easton, executive director of Alliance for Quality Education, said when it comes to school aid, the governor is claiming credit for a victory for which he provided no leadership.

Harlem democratic club to host spring fundraiser

The Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club is hosting its annual spring fundraiser

Brooklyn DA appoints chief of Conviction Review Unit

In one of several significant moves during his first few months in office, newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson tapped Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as special counsel to the district attorney for the revamped ...

NYPD disbands Muslim surveillance unit

The NYPD is shutting down a surveillance operation aimed at Muslims. Known as the Demographics Unit, NYPD tactics included going undercover to gather information on Muslims, along with eavesdropping on public conversations among those in the faith.

Ethiopia next African state to legally banish homosexuality

On March 25, Ethiopia became the most recent African state, after Nigeria and Uganda, to pass anti-gay legislation that imposes long-term imprisonment for anyone caught indulging in same-sex activity in the country. Other African nations are said to soon follow, ...

Celebrating the life of Wise Jamel Allah

The Harlem community, the family and the organization God Wise Jamel Allah belonged to and helped establish–the Nation of Gods and Earths, also know as the Five-percenters–came out to Unity Funeral Home on Fredrick Douglas Boulevard Sunday evening to bid ...

Education champion Dr. Luberta Luby Fields Mays makes her transition

Celebrated educator Dr. Luberta “Luby” Fields Mays has passed away. She is best remembered as an elementary school teacher, college professor and dedicated church member. She was 84.

Marissa Alexander awaits jury selection, retrial

Marissa Alexander’s ongoing case will hit a pivotal point on May 16, when a hearing will determine if there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing along with jury selection slated in July.

Cardio-oncology clinic established at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Cardiologists and cancer experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital have joined forces to establish its first cardio-oncology clinic at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the hospital.

Local teen accepted to all eight Ivy League institutions

By next month, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin will have to be very selective regarding his quest for higher learning, because a number of elite options are available to him since he recently received acceptance letters from all of the Ivy League ...

Famed novelist and former AmNews reporter Ann Petry

The famed novelist Ann Petry gained her knowledge of Harlem during her days as a reporter for the Amsterdam News in the late 1930s. She accumulated more insight on the historic community and its residents working for the People’s Voice, ...

And then there were two—Political pioneer Basil Paterson, passes at 87

Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody ...

Cornegy sounds school door alarm with proposed bill

In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. has proposed the Audible Alarm Bill, which would have school exits and entrances connected to a localized alarm system.