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Activists petition U.S. Justice Department to get involved in Jerame Reid case

Activists in South Jersey are petitioning for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to get involved in the investigation into the police killing of Jerame Reid.

Ebony LaDelle uses coloring books to highlight authors of color

In terms of diversity, book publishing in the United States lags well behind other industries.

Famed soul singer and composer Ben E. King dies at 76

With the recent reports of B.B. King being in hospice at home, some have already placed him with the ancestors.

Toni Morrison says ‘racism not over until a cop shoots a white unarmed teenager in the back’

In an interview published last Sunday, award-winning author Toni Morrison shared her sincere assessment of race relations in allegedly post-racial America.

Keynote targets Harlem’s tech scene

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Digital.NYC Five-Borough Tour with the goal of introducing New Yorkers to the hub of the city’s tech ecosystem known as Digital.NYC.

Black women’s lives matter, too

Alexia Christian. Rekia Boyd. Yvette Smith. Shereese Francis. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Most of those names are probably unfamiliar to you

AG Lynch meets with Freddie Gray’s relatives

A week or so after being sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch gave some indication of the direction her tenure in office will be moving.

Beware of fish tanks: They can harbor salmonella

Although they appear to be harmless, beware of fish tanks and the small pet fish that swim inside them. They may be more hazardous to your health than large barking dogs and persnickety cats.

Emotional triggers

Emotional: Definition: Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

Multiple causes unite under May Day banner

Given the current socially, politically and racially charged climate, it shouldn’t have surprised a soul that this year’s May Day rally in Manhattan took on more of an edge.

Freddie Gray and the Baltimore time bomb

Langston Hughes opens his powerful poem “Harlem” with the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He ends with another question, “Or does it explode?”

Northside Center hosts 2015 child development gala

The Northside Center for Child Development held its annual Celebrate Northside Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan.

Bed-Stuy’s Paul J. Cooper Center holds Walk-A-Thon

May is National Mental Awareness month. The drug and mental-health issues that have plagued the Bedford-Stuyvesant community have also caused an escalation of violence in some cases.

Alabama State University New York-Metro alumni chapter celebrates 50 years

The New York Metro Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University recently celebrated celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at Antun’s in Queens.

Schumer calls for immigration protection for Nepalese nationals in the US

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer called for the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese nationals currently residing in the United States.