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A Special Gift for Children from Incarcerated Men

The day was filled with fun, food, grooming and gifts for the youths of the Children of Promise, a community-based nonprofit organization in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break ...

Dr. Irene Diggs: An extraordinary anthropologist

In the foreword of his book “The World and Africa,” pre-eminent scholar and historian W.E.B. Du Bois wrote: “I am indebted to my assistant, Dr. Irene Diggs, for efficient help in arranging the material and reading the manuscript.”

On the Verge: Roselyn Coleman Williams

Roselyn Coleman Williams developed the app “Acting in the Digital Age: An Actor’s Guide to Finding Work in New Media” to help actors maneuver and succeed in the digital age. Right now, it’s free.

‘In Jesus time’: God and Hollywood

This past weekend, those faith power players broke “spiritual, creative and financial bread” at the Merge Summit, one of the largest events for people of faith, held in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

NYPD’s ‘Hip-Hop Squad’ Keeps Close tabs on Rappers

In the wake of the Suge Knight shooting in Los Angeles, the New York Police Department’s special unit that keeps tabs on hip-hop stars at their shows and parties has stepped up surveillance.

China’s Caribbean plan

If there were any doubts that China has its eyes on Latin America and the Caribbean, just look at the latest statements emanating from Beijing about its plans to assist the Caribbean trade bloc.

School Safety Agents Agree to a Tentative Deal

Last week, Teamsters Local 237 and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a tentative contract agreement and a proposed settlement of a pay equity lawsuit that would distribute upwards of $38 million in back pay to current and ...

SEIU endorses John Liu in New York Senate race

Former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu’s run at a state Senate seat might need a bandwagon.

Five back-to-school acne tips for teens

As back-to-school approaches, stress levels may rise, and teens are more likely to develop acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring.

We’ll March to Save our Communities and our Planet

Poverty and the combination of diesel trucks, waste treatment and power plants and a highway system that has no regard for the area’s residents all add up to a borough that is home to one of the largest concentration of ...

Ferguson rally rescheduled, but protesters still turn out

Despite the cancellation of a planned Labor Day shutdown of Highway I-270 at West Florissant to protest the Aug. 9, killing of Michael Brown by local policeman Darren Wilson, demonstrators still took action and jammed up traffic during a short ...

Brooklyn organization fights Ebola

Brooklyn’s Imani House, Inc. helps low-income youth, families and immigrants create viable neighborhoods where residents take responsibility and make life-changing decisions for improvement, not just in their community, but globally as well

Booker Leads in Senate Race

As the Senate’s only Black Democrat, Cory Booker emerged as one of the two most-sought-after Senate Democrats on the campaign trail.

Renee Collymore—A force in the classroom and community

Renee Collymore wrote “WE WON” after being declared winner of the 57th committeewoman/district leader seat in the 2012 election.

City Council hearing on NYPD retraining

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will face the New York City Council at an oversight hearing Sept. 8 to discuss the department’s plans to evaluate its current training procedures and his pledge to retrain, from “top-to-bottom,” 35,000 officers, after the recent ...