Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

NYPD sergeant fatally shoots man in the Bronx in third police-involved shooting in the city this week

A man was fatally shot by police during a Bronx traffic stop Thursday in what is the third police-involved shooting in the city this week, the NYPD.

City Council votes to close Rikers Island jail complex

New York City lawmakers voted to close the jail complex on Rikers Island Thursday through the approval of new zoning legislation.

Erica’s a budding leader in education

Educator, writer, and entrepreneur Erica Buddington has dedicated her efforts to providing accessible education to children of color.

National Day Against Police Brutality being commemorated in Newark

In the wake of several police shootings across the nation—most notably the killing of Atatania Jefferson in Fort Worth, Texas—the People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) is expanding its Justice Monday protest, as they host a march and rally to observe ...

Juanita Young seeks family lawyer to return her grandchildren back home

New York activist Juanita Young is asking the city’s family law attorneys to assist her and her family in having her grandchildren returned to their home in the Bronx.

4 dead, several hurt in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn: authorities

Four people were killed and several others were injured when shots were fired at an illegal gambling site at a Brooklyn club Saturday morning, police said.

First African American deputy chief promoted in the FDNY in 30 years

Fire Rescue Chief Malcom Moore was promoted to deputy chief of the FDNY. This marked a very important day in FDNY history.

NY State Supreme Court: City’s medical examiner software is unreliable

Last week, the New York State Supreme Court called for all cases using the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s in-house DNA software, Forensic Statistical Tool, to be reviewed citing unreliable results.

Newark winds down bottled water distribution

The City of Newark is winding down distribution of bottled water to residents, except for pregnant women and families with children under the age of six.

REPORT: Nearly 6,900 children in NY at risk if DACA ends

The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 6,900 children in New York would be harmed developmentally, psychologically and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Silicon Harlem hosts sixth annual Next-Gen Tech Conference

Silicon Harlem is hosting its sixth annual Next-Gen Tech Conference on Friday, Oct. 18, at the National Black Theater located at 2931 Fifth Ave. in Harlem.

Homeless in Peril

“What happened over the weekend shakes the conscience of who we are as New Yorkers,” stated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Fired Black partner’s claim of $1 Billion deceit by major law firm supported by federal judge

Don Lewis is a double Harvard graduate and a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.

WBAI shuts down due to financial issues

New York-based, listener-supported radio station WBAI is shutting down, according to a press release from the station's owner, the Pacifica Foundation.