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Kenyan Catholic clerics attack UNICEF's tetanus shot program, seek shutdown

Leaders of Kenya’s Catholic Church are attempting to derail a vaccination campaign that would protect 2.5 million, women from a life-threatening nerve disease.

President Mugabe visits NYC

A follow-up forum conducted earlier this month by the December 12th Movement at Harlem’s UCLA—the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue—discussed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to New York City a couple months ago, where he addressed the 69th ...

East Harlem Tutorial Program breaks ground on $30 million community education center

Wednesday, Nov. 19, East Harlem Tutorial Program, the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, broke ground on the East Harlem Education Center, a $30 million state-of-the-art facility that addresses the desperate need for more quality ...

Valentino Carlotti receives Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy

Valentino D. Carlotti, senior partner and head of the Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., was presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy Saturday, Oct. 11 during a special luncheon ceremony at ...

Holder’s last session with Caricom

Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was scheduled to meet with his colleagues from the Caribbean trade bloc in idyllic Barbados Wednesday of this week to discuss security and other issues, officials said.

Mayor de Blasio signs law restricting city’s assistance with feds on immigration

Amid a looming congressional battle over the state of immigration reform, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that dramatically limit the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, in addition to evicting the agency from its ...

City Council bill requires officers to get consent before they search

NYPD officers may soon have to identify themselves first and then explain why someone is being stopped and questioned under a new bill introduced last week in the City Council.

Howard Robertson: Retired Rikers warden starts anti-violence program

Imagine having your father murdered during a mugging when you are only 9 years old, then, later, three of your older siblings die from drug usage, and your mother is murdered by her boyfriend while you are away at college?

Brooklyn BP calling on teens to join community boards

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined educators, community leaders and advocates urging teenagers to take advantage of a new state law that now allows them to become members of the city’s community boards.

Brooklyn College celebrates Shirley Chisholm Day

Shirley Chisholm Day is being celebrated with an event at Brooklyn College Nov. 20 at 11 a.m.

Chris Owens Foundation hosts 'Know Your Rights' forum

In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton ...

Mayor de Blasio opposes bill to make chokehold illegal

A day before Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman introduced a package of bills that would criminalize the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not support such move, because there are some “extreme ...

Rage against Rachel

Given the withering attacks from the media and the NYPD that have formed a cascade of allegations of wrongdoing, it was only a matter of time before Rachel Noerdlinger would have to relinquish her position as chief of staff for ...

Nation awaits Ferguson verdict

All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.

Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.