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Members of City Council walk out

Reverberations from the grand jury’s no indictment of Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9 echoed in hundreds of communities this week.

Food stamp cuts, hunger causing higher demand for food charities

One in four children in New York City are food insecure, and one in ten seniors in the city are also food insecure.

ELECTED OFFICIALS HEADED TO AFRICA TO LEARN ABOUT EBOLA CRISIS

A delegation of New York elected officials, business people, community activist and public health advocates plan to travel to West Africa in July 2015, regardless of what many of them characterize as “broad stroke” misinformation of the current state of ...

STATEN ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OFFERS PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is currently taking applications for its high school internship program.

BRONX BP ISSUES LINKNYC WI-FI REPORT

In a new report, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling on the city to pursue an environmentally friendly component to the new, free wireless network, LinkNYC, announced by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications last week.

DECEMBER 12TH MOVEMENT DISCOURAGES BLACK FRIDAY

In reaction to the police killings of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley and Eric Garner, and the lack of indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, the December 12th Movement is leading a “Black Friday, Black Resistance” rally the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving is being felt across the city as people come together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.

Another police homicide!

It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators last Saturday evening in East New York, all of them outraged ...

Community outraged over latest NYPD shooting

Questions and outcry continue as the city grapples with its latest police shooting of yet another unarmed Black man.

Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

Free stuffed school bag giveaway

Brooklyn-based company STATE Bags will gift all the children in P.S. 208 in West Harlem, Friday, Nov. 21.

500 Men Making a Difference honors 30 impactful women

Saturday, Nov. 15, 500 Men Making a Difference, an organization founded by Wayne Devonish, honored 30 women who have done phenomenal work in the Brooklyn community.

Mayor de Blasio signs law restricting city’s assistance with feds on immigration

Amid a looming congressional battle over the state of immigration reform, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that dramatically limit the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, in addition to evicting the agency from its ...

City Council bill requires officers to get consent before they search

NYPD officers may soon have to identify themselves first and then explain why someone is being stopped and questioned under a new bill introduced last week in the City Council.

Howard Robertson: Retired Rikers warden starts anti-violence program

Imagine having your father murdered during a mugging when you are only 9 years old, then, later, three of your older siblings die from drug usage, and your mother is murdered by her boyfriend while you are away at college?

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