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JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC ORGANIZING 250-MILE MARCH FROM NEW YORK TO D C

Justice League NYC officially announced the group’s April 13 March2Justice, with honorary co-chairs Harry Belafonte and 1199 SEIU President George Gresham.

#HarlemServiceDay community improvement event rescheduled

Harlem resident Landon Dais is hosting #HarlemSeviceDay Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 117th Street and eight Avenue.

MALCOLM X AND DR. BETTY SHABAZZ CENTER HOSTS PUBLIC FORUM ON MASS INCARCERATION

Friday, March 20, the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is hosting a dialogue titled, “We Have Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration.”

Study: Desired criteria for specialized high schools means fewer Blacks, Latinos

The call to consider more than the Specialized High School Admissions Test as criteria for admission has reached a fever pitch in New York City. But a new report suggests that if activists get what they want, the results might ...

Steven Hawkins leads the way at AIUSA

Executive Director of Amnesty International USA Steven Hawkins is at the forefront of the injustices that happen in America. With recent issues involving law enforcement and community relations, he’s a leading voice in the fight for justice.

Starbucks’ 'Race Together' initiative gets backlash on social media

Starbucks newest initiative is getting a lot of buzz, however, not the conversation the coffee chain hoped to spark.

VIDEO: Highlights from the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy

Check out highlights from the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World.

White House: Black and Hispanic graduation rates rising

Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

United Way of NYC hosts Power of Women to Make a Difference Luncheon

Nearly 600 female leaders in the business, finance and nonprofit sectors came together at Cipriani 42nd Street for United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) ninth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference award luncheon.

Maya Angelou Forever Stamp to be issued in April

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.

NAN Youth Huddle to hold gathering denouncing Brooklyn brawl

Members of the National Action Network’s (NAN) Youth Huddle are holding a prayer on Monday denouncing the viral video of a brawl that occurred at a McDonald’s.

Frustration in Ferguson

In a city already filled with tension, two officers from the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri are shot during a demonstration Wednesday night.

Sharpton brings it home in Selma

Whatever the reasons for selecting the Rev. Al Sharpton as the keynote speaker at the “Bloody Sunday” commemoration at Brown Chapel A.M.E. church in Selma last Sunday, it proved to be a wise decision.

Staten Islanders celebrate Rev. Carolina in grand style

This past Saturday, churchgoers from the First Central Baptist Church on Staten Island put on their glad rags to celebrate the 10th anniversary Banquet for the Rev. Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina Sr.

Skin irritation or contact dermatitis?

Do you have “dishpan hands?” Actually, persistently rough, red hands are a sign of contact dermatitis. According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 9 percent of office visits to dermatologists are for dermatitis.