NAACP lauds Orlando County state attorney’s decision to not seek death penalty

It appears that at this moment, national conversations around social justice and calls for racial parity are more amplified than ever.

Reflections on hip-hop pioneer Mr. Magic

Last week, in acknowledgement of his 61st physical day anniversary, the hip-hop community paid due respect to one of the urban culture’s most influential pioneers, Mr. Magic.

Ashley Sharpton—Soldier for change

After arranging for Angela Davis, Bishop Marvin Sapp and Spike Lee to speak on multiple panels at the seventh National Action Network Annual Convention, Ashley Sharpton returned to her preferable position, in the background. Unlike her father, Sharpton does not ...

CEMOTAP observes its 30th anniversary of media activism

CEMOTAP, the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People, has special plans for its 30th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., when renowned constitutional attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall will keynote a program that will include paying tribute ...

Appreciation for the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell

Saturday, March 25, 2017, Stephen Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harlem community held an appreciation luncheon to honor one of their own, the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell.

Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club History Month celebration

The Negro Business and Professional Women's Club in Harlem celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing local young women “for their talents, self-worth and love of self.”

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation gears up for biking season

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

National Action Network hosting 26th annual convention April 26-29

The National Action Network is hosting its 26th national convention April 26 through April 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.

Petition aims to block proposal to limit maximum security prison visits

A petition on change.org hopes to put the brakes on a proposal by the governor to cut down on the number of visits to prisons.

Free showing of 'The Birth of a Nation'

The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.

Developers behind Bedford Armory extol project’s virtues

Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.

Applebee’s speaks on closure of 125th Street location

Applebee’s is the latest chain restaurant to close its doors in Harlem making it the third chain to leave the neighborhood.

The hidden costs of segregation

It's pretty well established that racial segregation limits access to jobs, education, public services and other resources for people in high-poverty neighborhoods.

Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano delivers speech at 61st session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

From March 13 to March 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosted its 61st session at the U.N. and associated venues. The CSW is a global organization that focuses on empowerment of and equality for women.

Hazel Dukes celebrates glorious 80th birthday

All the big wigs and their friends flocked to the Upper West Side’s Society of Ethical Culture to celebrate Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State conference president, on her 80th birthday.