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Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

“I never told him this, but he’s . . . everything I wanted to be,” said Dr. Derrick Griffith’s son, Darryus, as tears streamed down his face during a recent press conference. “My dad was everything to me. My dad ...

Outrage over cops killing handcuffed Black man with stun gun

Local protests have continued in Albany, N.Y., since Donald “Dontay” Ivy died in police custody April 2 after having a Taser used on him when he was stopped as he walked home from a nearby corner store.

DanceAfrica 2015

The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for its 38th year May 22 to 25, bringing together performance, art, film and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and the Diaspora.

Malcolm X legacy honored on his 90th birthday

he celebration of what would have been the 90th birthday of slain international activist Malcolm X began with hundreds making the pilgrimage to the Ardsley gravesite, where the man also known as El-Haj Malik El-Shabazz is interred with his wife, ...

United Way of New York City honors Giants, Jets at 22nd annual Gridiron Gala

United Way of New York City, the New York Giants and the New York Jets reteamed last week for the 22nd annual Gridiron Gala in support of New York City’s youth.

Eric Adams warns teens about prom night dangers

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently held a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall alongside teens dressed in their prom attire to offer important safety tips for parents and students this prom season.

Manhattan BP opens storefront on 125th Street

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer opened the doors to her storefront location at 431 West 125th Street.

Anti-violence groups and local celebrities collaborate after violence weekend

In response to recent incidents of violence, which has claimed the lives of multiple people in New York’s most vulnerable communities, anti-violence organizations are coming together to intervene.

Housing stop-and-frisk case settled

The NAACP recently settled the five-year-old class action lawsuit Davis v. City of New York regarding unlawful stops and arrests in a “racially discriminatory manner and without sufficient evidence of wrongdoing” on public housing properties, a version of the NYPD’s ...

Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

7 photos that prove Malcolm X's spirit is felt today

Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.

Community celebrates Malcolm X's 90th birthday

The Shabazz Family and X Legacy are hosting a birthday celebration for the late el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.

Fleet Week welcomes American heroes to city

Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th Annual Fleet Week

Medgar Evers College comes together to remember Dr. Derrick Griffith

Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus

Teen shot at Mother’s Day bike event in Newark

"Mother’s Day will never be the same for my sisters and I,” said Tanika Zigler, the aunt of 15-year-old Al-Shakeen Woodson, during a recent news radio interview. “Never.”

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