Police presence beefed up at city’s Black churches

In the wake of the South Carolina Black church massacre where nine people were killed, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday an increase of police presence at many of the city’s Black churches.

TRANSCRIPT: Statement by President Barack Obama on the shooting in Charleston, S.C.

President Barack Obama speaks on the church massacre in South Carolina

Nine massacred during prayer and bible study

Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, has been arrested in the mass shooting death of nine people, three men and six women, during a prayer meeting and bible study Wednesday evening at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, ...

Activists let their voices be heard on wage raise

Lining up and ready to raise hell, hundreds of fast-food employees gathered outside of the second public hearing of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board Monday.

Teachers’ unions, advocates and legislators call for halt to charter school openings

At a press conference last week, state legislators, education activists and teachers’ unions called for a halt to charter school openings in addition to legislation that would require charter schools be held “accountable.”

Home care is a vital part of equality fight

Economic inequality already has emerged as an issue in the 2016 elections.

VIDEO: President Obama speaks on South Carolina church shooting

President Barack Obama speaks on the shooting at a Black church in South Carolina

bell hooks responds to NAACP head disguising self as Black

In the wake of the revealing report that Spokane, Wash., NAACP President Rachel Dolezal has been disguising her true identity as a white woman for years, bell hooks took to her social media page to post a short but profound ...

Nation mourns for Emanuel AME Church

The nation remains in shock after a white gunman opens fire in a Black church in Charleston, S.C. killing nine people.

Shell casings and sunshine

There were more than 20 shootings this weekend in New York City, with three deaths.

Identity theft: Rachel Dolezal

If you ask Rachel Dolezal what race she is, she will say she’s Black, even though her birth certificate and her parents, who are white, say she is Caucasian.

Cries for justice after Kalief Browder suicide

Backlash continues over the suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder, the young Black man who hung himself June 6 after being held for three years on Rikers Island awaiting trial on a robbery charge that was eventually dismissed.

Rachel Dolezal: 'I defiantly am not white'

Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence as she makes her first public statements about why she considers herself African American even though she is white.

Juneteenth celebration held in Harlem

The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group hosted the 22nd annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair.

Five things you didn’t know about Congressman Charlie Rangel

June 11 marks Congressman Charlie Rangel’s 85th birthday. Here are some things you might not know about him.