Ethnic cleansing of Black community tribunal report-back

Saturday, March 3, the December 12th Movement International Secretariat held a historic, citywide tribunal/hearing on “We Ain’t Going Nowhere! The Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community.”

The Children’s Defense Fund hosts annual New York Gala

The annual Children’s Defense Fund New York Gala took place Feb. 27 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

National Park Service awards $550,000 in federal grants to support African-American history

The National Park Service has awarded more than $500,000 to the City of Paterson through the African-American Civil Rights Grant Program.

Sandra Johnson’s fight for a peaceful home

Sandra Johnson has been a resident of 14 E. 125 St. for more than 35 years and is still at war with her landlord. In a textbook case of gentrification, she is one of two residents still living with heinous ...

What is the meaning of a retirement crisis?

The World Economic Forum defines the “retirement crisis” as the gap between what working households need and what they have.

Renewed protest: Parents and teachers fight against school closings

Richard Carranza officially takes over as schools chancellor in a few weeks, but he will inherit the anger parents and teachers have directed at the Department of Education. What for? The closing and/or merging of more than a dozen schools.

REPORT: Over 300 NYPD staffers should have been fired for misconduct

In a shocking expose, BuzzFeed gained access hundreds of pages of internal documents that revealed more than 300 staffers of the New York Police Department lied, cheated, stole or even assaulted people while on the job.

‘GOAL Digger’ Tina Lee Jones

Tina Lee Jones calls herself a “GOAL Digger” and wants other women to join her movement.

‘Bring Our Children Home’: Lawmakers, advocates call for closure of New Jersey girls’ prison

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice wants New Jersey to build a prison-to-school pipeline by closing the only girls’ youth prison and rebuilding the Bordentown School.

My Brother’s Keeper hosts employment summit for young men in Newark

More than 1,000 young men in Newark recently attended the Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit at the Prudential Center.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial celebrates life of famed abolitionist

Many gathered at noon for a series of brief tributes and a laying of a wreath at the statue of Frederick Douglass at Manhattan’s Frederick Douglass Circle.

Applications open for city's Summer Youth Employment Program

Youth across the city can apply for a spot in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

Mayor Bill de Blasio declares 'Loretta Lynch Day'

In honor of Black History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed Feb. 23 as “Loretta Lynch Day,” honoring the former U.S. attorney general who was the first Black women confirmed to the position.

Inwood residents to city and rezoning plan: Slow down

With the economically disadvantaged being priced out of Manhattan, Inwood residents are fighting to hold on to the place they’ve called home.

NJ lawmakers want to restore voting rights prisoners, people on parole

Nearly 100,000 people in New Jersey could regain the right to vote if legislation designed to give prisoners, people on probation and individuals on parole the right to vote passes.