Tribute for African internationalist Elombe Brath at Schomburg

Last weekend a delegation of activists met with President Hage Gottfried Geingob of Namibia.

Fading minds need your time

I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and lived alone...

Domestic Violence Conference to take place next Saturday

With the issue of domestic violence coming back to the forefront this decade and reaching crisis levels, activists and pundits felt it was high time to get together and create a plan to combat it.

HistoryMakers back in town and ‘back to school’

HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American video and oral history archive, is once again in New York City.

Tuskegee Airman Calvin Spann, a ‘Red Tail’ in the sunset

A couple of weeks ago, while doing research on Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine pilot, Jesse Brown was mentioned because it was his heroic combat in the air that inspired Petersen.

Pope Francis invokes MLK in nod to racial tensions

Pope Francis quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in both of his major speeches in Washington during his first trip to America.

East Harlem: The Pope's 'most important stop'

On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs.

Latino History Month: A time to recognize Black culture

Last week Hispanic Heritage Month began.

Regents passes new evaluations, but with a caveat

The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.

Unions, activists react to mayor’s education speech

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new education agenda at a speech in the Bronx last week.

Revelers line streets for African-American Day Parade

Thousands came out for what is dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 46th annual African-American Day Parade Sunday in Harlem.

Honoring scholar Joseph Graham

Harlem resident Chantel Carter knows the setbacks, hard work and dedication it takes having a child with special needs.

Mumia’s legal and medical update

The latest on Mumia's health

Obama praises role of Black women in civil rights

A major speech by President Barack Obama can be wide-ranging, touching on a shopping list of topics, or it can be precisely tailored to a single issue.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces multi-agency strategy to end sale of use of K2

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a multi-agency strategy to reduce demand and supply for synthetic cannabinoids, often sold under the brand name K2, among others.