Community demands arrest of cop who shot unarmed man in face

“We charge attempted murder by the police, we want justice for Thavone Santana, and we want the immediate arrest of Sergeant Richard Blake,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told the Amsterdam News.

Family of Mohamed Bah demand Mayor de Blasio drop appeal of civil suit

Last Wednesday, family and supporters of Mohamed Bah, a New York City resident who was killed by NYPD officers in 2012, held a rally on the steps of City Hall, addressing Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose attorneys have fought against ...

ACS worker and former murder convict charged with assaulting 6-year-old boy in Manhattan: police

A child services worker has been charged with assaulting a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan.

Brutal heat continues in tri-state as area prepares for more storms

Suppressing heat continues to bear down on the tri-state area, and a threat of thunderstorms looms for a second day in a row Wednesday.

New Yorkers call for off-duty sergeant who shot man to be fired

Protestors marched in East New York, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, five days after Thavone Santana was shot by an off-duty NYPD Sergeant.

NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

Video captures Brooklyn nail salon brawl, prompting calls for business to close

Calls to close a Brooklyn nail salon are growing louder Monday, days after video was shared online apparently capturing employees attacking patrons with brooms, dust pans and, allegedly, acetone.

Beverly Moorehead, mother of Dr. Brenda Greene and grandmother of Talib Kweli, passes away

Beverly A. Moorehead, mother of Dr. Brenda M. Greene, JoAnn and Dennis Adams and Lori Moorehead, and grandmother of rapper Talib Kweli, passed away last week.

Nazi items removed from Amazon

Reports indicate that online retail giant Amazon is removing Nazi-themed items from its digital marketplace after numerous complaints.

Sharpton calls for justice for unarmed Black man killed by white civilian in Florida

Rev. Al Sharpton travels to Clearwater, Fla over the weekend calling for the arrest of a white man who fatally shot an unarmed Black man during a dispute over a parking space.

Black customer says a utility company gave her the n-word to use as her online password

Erica Conway, an African-American woman from Seattle, says she was shocked and disgusted when her utility company, Puget Sound Energy, sent her a racial slur as a temporary password for her online account.

Heat advisory warns of dangerous temperatures across the tri-state area

Dangerously hot temperatures will be felt across the tri-state area for a second day in a row on Monday.

Black pastors criticized for lauding President Trump

Some local clergy leaders are critical of inner-city pastors who recently lauded President Donald Trump during a recent White House round table that focused on efforts to reform the prison system.

NAACP convention closes with call to vote, importance of millennial engagement

The daring theme of this year’s convention (“Stop Hate, Vote”) was right on target, given that the 2018 midterm elections are just a few months away.

Howard University president talks about living with sickle cell disease

Trinidadian-born, U.S. physician and Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, who lives with SCD, recalls his own painful experiences with the disease and the inability of many loved ones and the community to properly embrace him.