Language and social activism according to Joshua Bennett

Hailing from Yonkers, N.Y., esteemed educator and artist, Joshua Bennett has gained international recognition as a talented poet and voice for young people.

Marxian scholar, historian and activist C.L.R. James

During a recent panel at Revolution Book store in Harlem, the subject of revolution dominated the discussion.

Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival embraced at Gracie Mansion

One person arriving at Gracie Mansion Thursday compared the long line of people waiting to enter to the lines at the Apollo Theater when James Brown was the star attraction.

Mayor Ras Baraka holds motorcade demanding jobs for women and people of color at Newark Seaport

Monday, Mayor Ras Baraka, community leaders and Newark residents conducted a motorcade from City Hall to the Newark Seaport demanding that the International Longshoreman’s Association end discriminatory practices in hiring.

AT&T's Girls Who Code Program visits NYC Tandon School of Engineering

AT&T’s Girls Who Code program visited the MAGNET space at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering this week.

P.O.P. Justice Mondays hits milestone, remembers Eric Garner

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its 25th consecutive Justice Monday protest to demand federal investigations into four active police shooting cases in New Jersey.

African American Day Parade set for Sept. 18

Organizers announced that the 47th Annual African American Day Parade will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Harlem.

Black Panthers celebrate 50 years

The original Harlem Black Panther Party is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding with an event at the Schomburg Center.

Miami shooting: Man shot by cops was lying down with hands up, lawyer says

Charles Kinsey said he was lying in the middle of the street with his arms raised high when police shot him in the leg.

NYPD arrests man suspected of tossing device into police van

After an hours-long standoff, New York police arrested a man suspected of tossing a device into a marked New York City Police Department van in Times Square on Thursday.

Black men with guns

Since this nation’s bloody beginning—the decimation of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans—nothing has been more terrifying to white America than a Black man with a gun.

A community answers the call to action

In the past week, Black activism has been linked to the recent shooting and killing of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Health experts at major AIDS confab city new infection surge

A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.

Cholera crisis­—10,000 dead

Cholera is an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Council speaker’s Right to Know position not sitting well with activists

The City Council speaker has left it up to the police to fix themselves.