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Seven charged in death of Paterson girl

Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.

Community leaders continue to demand justice for Abdul Kamal

Last week, the People’s Organization for Progress and local civil rights leaders joined the family of Abdul Kamal at a rally in front of the Essex County prosecutor’s office, demanding justice for the death of the Irvington man, shot and ...

Sharon Gordon of CPR: ‘Let’s bring it back to the basics’

“Every dime I had was spent on two things—books and records,” said Sharon Gordon, founder of the nonprofit organization Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music.

Brooklyn DA moves to set wrongly convicted man free after 29 years in prison

A Brooklyn man who spent nearly 30 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder is expected to be released Wednesday.

Nigeria Independence Day celebrated in NYC

Nigerians from across the area come together to celebration Nigerian Independence Day.

Lillian Roberts to step down from DC 37

After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.

Stop and Diss

From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by ...

Mayor de Blasio defends wife’s chief of staff

It seems that no matter where he turns, the Rev. Al Sharpton is besieged by reporters who, despite the current stew involving rape allegations against National Action Network attorney Sanford Rubenstein, the Rachel Noerdlinger story continues to be an issue ...

Madeline McCray Empowering others around her

Born and raised in Harlem, Madeline McCray is by far the definition of a maverick. Actress, author, life coach and inspirational speaker, McCray has been through a lot, and she is not afraid to share her story.

Bratton vows to crack down on ‘brutal, corrupt, racist’ officers

In a blunt message, the first of its kind by the city’s top cop, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department William Bratton made it clear that officers who abused their authority are “poisoning the well” and will be ...

Foundation awards Boys and Girls Club of Union City $10,000

Last week, Diane Senerchia, executive director of Northfield Bank Foundation, visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to meet with teens and present an award for $10,000 to support their expanded Career Launch initiative.

City to end teen solitary confinement at Rikers

By the end of this year, the New York City Department of Corrections will end a longstanding practice, solitary confinement of adolescents, in which 16- and 17-year-old inmates are locked in a cell for more than 23 hours a day ...

Talking SCHOP! Ponty Bistro ponies up in Harlem

Quiet as it is not kept, there are still areas of Harlem being developed.

National Association of University Women New York branch scholarship /awards luncheon buffet

The Empire City Casino, Yonkers, N.Y. hosted the National Association for University Women, New York Branch, Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

The Rev. Dr. Forchalle banquet anniversary gala

The Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat Forchalle celebrated his 55th year in the ministry at Miracle Church of Christ in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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