Building explosion in East Village causes raging fire

The FDNY responds to a five-alarm fire and partial building collapse in Manhattan’s East Village.

Officers involved in alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid could face trial

The officers involved in the alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid are looking at a trial as a jury has been set, according to reports.

Mayor Ras Baraka proclaims May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Newark

Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka and local citizens are joining communities around the nation to raise awareness about Americans living with fibromyalgia. Baraka recently proclaimed May 12 “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Blacks, Hispanics a third of New York’s low-income working families

Something that passes the eye test for many continues to have statistics backing it up.A new report published by the Working Poor Families Project reveals that out of the 584,829 working families in New York that were considered low income ...

ShotSpotter: Now Big Brother is listening, too

At NYPD headquarters Monday, March 16, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is putting $1.5 million of taxpayer money toward a new high-tech pilot program that will help cops determine when and where gunshots are fired, even if ...

MTA fare increase takes effect

Get ready to dig deeper into your pocket to get around. A fare hike on public transportation by the MTA is now is effect.

VIDEO: Amnesty International USA kicks off Annual General Meeting in Brooklyn

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) kicks off its its two-day Annual General Meeting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Wednesday night with a reception.

Groups, officials want Cuomo to strengthen criminal justice proposal

Some New York state senators and Assembly members have linked up with civil rights advocates and community groups.

AmNews hosts meet and greet event in Brooklyn

Community members and local leaders came together at Therapy Wine Bar in Brooklyn for “Coffee With Nayaba Arinde” last Saturday.

Wife of Jerame Reid files wrongful death suit

Reports indicate the wife of Jerame Reid is filing a wrongful death suit seeking more than $1 million.

Howard University students spend spring break cleaning up Newark

Alternative Spring Break project students from Howard University are participating in Mayor Ras Baraka’s Model Neighborhood Initiative cleanup in Newark this week.

Touro students lobby Albany for loan forgiveness

March 10, Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work sent two students to Albany for the 2015 Legislative Action Day. Aris Johnson and Brenda Davis packed their bags and traveled north to advocate for the Dream Act and loan forgiveness ...

Mental health issues plague troubled youth

Harlem activist Baylor said, “The mention that one of the teens has mental problems is a ‘red flag’ to stop Black people from agreeing with the tabloids that we have given birth to savages.

United Way of NYC hosts Power of Women to Make a Difference Luncheon

Nearly 600 female leaders in the business, finance and nonprofit sectors came together at Cipriani 42nd Street for United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) ninth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference award luncheon.

NAN Youth Huddle to hold gathering denouncing Brooklyn brawl

Members of the National Action Network’s (NAN) Youth Huddle are holding a prayer on Monday denouncing the viral video of a brawl that occurred at a McDonald’s.