Report: NYPD to open its own investigation into the police killing of Eric Garner

The NYPD has plans to open its own investigation into the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner, according to reports.

Dominique Sharpton Bright expecting first child

Dominique Sharpton Bright, the daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Al Sharpton, recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

The Harlem Junior Tennis Program works out young kids during the summer

Young tennis players get the opportunity during the week, Monday through Friday in Harlem and in the Bronx, to not only receive specialized instruction in the sport but also receive instruction from dedicated coaches who enjoy teaching as much as ...

Celebrating Brother Stan Kinard’s work and education activism

Brooklyn proper came out to celebrate Stan Kinard, educator and activist, at Sistas’ Place in Bed-Stuy.

Students love MUSA Swim in Brooklyn

Poolside at Thomas Jefferson High School was the place to be. Students in the MUSA Swim program were showing off their skills and having a great time.

Cop shot in Brooklyn

It was like a scene from a movie. Just after 6:40 a.m., Friday, July 6, a gray rainy day, two helicopters overhead alerted sleepy or just awoke residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn that something was going on.

Father of 6 killed in Harlem hit-and-run

A father of six was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Harlem in front of his family who were celebrating at a birthday party and his mother is pleading with the driver to come forward.

Black grandmother who needed electricity for oxygen tank dies after power is cut off

Linda Daniels, a 68-year old grandmother who relied on a plugged-in oxygen tank to breathe, died after the utility company supplying electricity to her home cut off the service because of unpaid overdue bills.

Deadly night in NYC: 3 men shot dead in 5 hours

In five-hour span in New York City, three men were shot dead Monday night into early Tuesday in separate incidents spanning three boroughs, according to police.

NYPD detective shot in Brooklyn released from hospital

An NYPD detective was shot in the leg in Brooklyn Friday as he and his partners tried to apprehend a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence robbery that involved a gun, police officials said.

Statue of Liberty climber charged with trespassing

A woman was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct for climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what prosecutors called a "dangerous stunt."

Street renamed for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, 1 year after line-of-duty death

A year after NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia was gunned down in the line of duty, her legacy was remembered with a candelight vigil at midnight then a prayer service Thursday morning followed by a street renaming in her honor.

Summer kicks off in NYC with dangerous heat wave

Fire hydrants blasting water in city streets and the sound of humming air conditioners can only mean that summer has arrived in New York City.

Community Works NYC to install permanent art and history exhibitions at Harlem Hospital Center

The “Harlem is…Spirit of Community” exhibit has extended its summer hours to July 28, 2018. The exhibit is open Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays each week from noon to 4 p.m.

Miss Dream Castle crowned at benefit pageant

Rofiat Abodunrin, a 19-year-old Nigerian, a high school senior and an aspiring model, was crowned Miss Dream Castle 2018 at the grand coronation held recently at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, N.Y.