The muddled Middle East

Dampening the good news from Abu Dhabi about the recent opening of its new Louvre museum, which has already shown signs of boosting tourism and momentarily subsuming its reputation as a mall heaven, is the terrible news that an earthquake ...

Community calls out DOE on shameful acts

Elected officials, students and parents stormed the front steps of the Department of Education Tuesday afternoon with fury as they voiced their opposition to the department’s imposed changes planned for the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School and P.S. 235 in ...

NAN board wants Sharpton to delay succession plan

The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his 65th birthday.

Mohamed Bah’s family reacts to $2.2 million civil cop shooting settlement

In Manhattan Tuesday, a federal jury determined that the family of Mohammad Bah, a mentally ill Guinea native who was shot eight times and killed in his home by three New York City police officers 2012, should be compensated for ...

Black Panther Cubs commemorate 51 years of struggle

The Black Panther Cubs and the Black Panther Alumni Association commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding last weekend with several local events.

President Mugabe under house arrest in Zimbabwe capital

All reports out of Harare, Zimbabwe, indicate that President Robert Mugabe, 93, is under house arrest after a move by the military to readjust the nation’s leadership issues, according to the BBC.

Bronx teen accused of stabbing classmates pleads not guilty

Abel Cedeno, 18, pled not guilty on the manslaughter and assault charges he's facing in the stabbing of two fellow students inside his Bronx high school.

New list highlights nation's most affordable HBCUs

Black college database The Hundred-Seven has published a list of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are recognized for their affordability.

The Black church and the future of Obamacare

First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health ...

How to testify before NYC’s commission on statues, monuments

New York City is looking at its statues and monuments and evaluating whether any are a symbol of hate.

Bronx campaign to bail low-income defendants out of jail inspires national effort

A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.

Brooklyn grandma in her 80s fights back after landlord evicts her while she’s out of town

Joy Noel never imagined being homeless in her 80s. Her entire world was shattered when she was evicted from her Flatbush apartment. Community advocates say the eviction was illegal.

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man in the Bronx: law enforcement sources

Police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the Bronx Monday night, officials said.

NYUL HBCU fair brings out thousands

Thousands of students from across the Northeast attended the New York Urban League’s 31st annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Saturday.

Honoring America’s heroes: Saluting our Black Veterans

African-Americans have participated in every war fought by or within the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Black veterans make up 11 percent of the total veteran population of 20.9 million men and women.