As public charge rule goes into effect, some NYC immigrants fear seeking help

Changes to the new "public charge" rule went into effect Monday, and it’s leading some immigrants to make drastic moves.

Stringer talks M/WBE success (or lack of) with Black stakeholders

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer brought dozens of Black stakeholders to his office, last Thursday, Feb. 13, to unveil his latest minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) report.

Honoring Black contemporary heroes for Black History Month 2020

Traditionally Black History Month has honored our great leaders of the past.

Adrienne Whaley: Creating is a way of life

Adrienne Whaley inhales creativity and exhales initiative. As a creative, Whaley knows that there is no one form of expression.

Fire destroys historic Black church in Elizabeth

A fire tore through an Elizabeth, New Jersey church overnight into Sunday morning, according to officials.

Dedication and naming of Major Robert Owens Post Office

From a humble background and influenced by his father’s philosophy patterned after FDR’s New Deal, Major Robert Odell Owen knew there was a larger world offering many opportunities.

Stefani Zinerman announces her campaign for 56th Assembly

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Brooklyn activist Stefani Zinerman announced her candidacy for the 56th Assembly District at the Historical Weeksville Heritage Center.

Yolanda Brooks and John Ruiz: Empowerment through the arts

In a neat East Harlem office, decorated with accolades, photos, and props, sit Yolanda Brooks and John Ruiz. The two are a couple that is spearheading Black empowerment and education through the arts.

Council Member King hosts “Celebrating Our History” event

To kick off Black History Month at Evander Childs Educational Campus, Council Member Andy King hosted his annual “Celebrating Our History" event with The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program.

Black New Yorker: Myah Mitchell is shooting for the stars

The sky is not the limit for 16-year-old Myah Mitchell. Her aspirations are out of this world and she is determined to make her goals of becoming an astronaut a reality.

MOVE 9’s Delbert Africa freed after 41 years

Three carloads of supporters of the back-to-nature MOVE Organization greeted their comrade Delbert Orr Africa, aged 73, home as he stepped through the steel gates of Pennsylvania’s SCI Dallas on Saturday morning, Jan.

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection urges qualified New Yorkers to take advantage of free tax prep

The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Lorelei Salas recently launched the Agency’s 18th annual tax season initiative and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep.

Dermot Shea’s a Republican. Does it matter?

When Police Chief Dermot Shea was promoted to police commissioner, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told NY1’s Errol Louis that he “…had watched Dermot Shea’s work for six years ––when you work shoulder-to-shoulder with someone for six years ...

NYC settles suit over man who died in police custody for $2.6M

The mother of a Bronx man who died of an asthma attack in police custody has received a $2.55 million settlement from New York City.

Byford steps down as transit head

POLITICO learned last week that Metropolitan Transit Authority chief Andy Byford would resign from his position after two years, leading some to question the integrity of the MTA.