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De Blasio, Cuomo, Schneiderman team up to tackle tenant harassment

With housing remaining one of the “it” issues of the early 21st century, three elected officials have connected to combat landlord harassment of tenants.

Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Twelve local area high school students are preparing for the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 5 through 8 at Walt Disney World.

DOJ not charging George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin killing

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is not charging George Zimmerman for 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old, Black unarmed Trayvon Martin.

Maya Angelou to be honored with Forever Stamp

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

Apollo Dining With the Divas Luncheon raises $325,000

On Thursday, February 12th, the Apollo Theater hosted its fifth annual Dining with the Divas luncheon, a fundraiser celebrating the accomplishments of women in the arts and in business.

Teachers fire back at Cuomo over testing

A new advertising campaign by the New York State United Teachers union fires verbal shots at Cuomo’s plan for education reform, labeling his suggestions a “gimmick.”

JFK baggage handlers go on strike

Airport workers continued the fight for their rights, as baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy Airport went on strike last week.

What does Malcolm X’s legacy mean 50 years after his execution?

One week before the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s execution, a few of his colleagues and others inspired by his legacy paid tribute at the very same location where five cold-blooded assassins extinguished the physical life of the fearless Black ...

Brooklyn’s Best Honors salutes Kings County’s best

Tuesday, Feb. 24, City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy and BRIC TV producer Fred Brown will host Brooklyn’s Best Honors. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough president’s office, Our Time Press and Urban ID Media, the festive affair will take place at ...

Playwright Garland Lee Thompson Sr. honored at memorial service

A memorial service was held for Garland Lee Thompson Sr. at St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem Saturday, Feb. 14. Garland passed away Nov. 18, 2014, in New York City.

Only government funding can save public housing

New York City’s attempts to sell New York City Housing Authority properties to private developers should be a concern to all New Yorkers.

Harlem, nation ready to celebrate Saviours’ Day

As the month of February is observed as Black History Month, which recognizes the plight, journey and accomplishments of Black people in America, there is another constant reality that is always present at the close of this month. “Saviours’ Day,” ...

Harlem photog receives congressional recognition for iconic photograph

A special Black History Month event took place this week in Harlem when Rep. Charlie Rangel presented Harlem’s own Anthony Whitaker with a congressional proclamation in recognition of his historical, inspirational and iconic photograph “Steel Standing.”

Pediatric fatty liver disease clinic opens at Montefiore 

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore announced that it has opened a clinic to treat children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a buildup of fat in the liver.

Tenor sax player Fred Staton celebrates 100th birthday

On a cold February evening at the Local 802 Jazz Foundation of America in Midtown Manhattan, musicians from the Harlem Blues Band played wonderful jazz music in celebration of saxophone player Fred Staton's 100th birthday.