NYC community making strides against breast cancer

This past Sunday, Oct. 16, thousands of people came out to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in New York to help bring awareness to the disease, which is attacking women and men all over the nation.

FDNY ignores claims of racism

It appears the largest predominantly white fire department in the United States hasn’t learned its lesson yet.

NAACP New Jersey State Conference hosts 2016 annual convention in Cherry Hill

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP held its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13-16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Freedom of the press

I recently taught my Introduction to Politics students a unit in which we discussed the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent amendments that have been added to our incredible governing document.

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz launches Youth Corps service program

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with lead coordinating partner DreamYard and community partners WHEDCo, M.S.390, DreamYard Prep and The Mission Continues, kicked-off the first Bronx Youth Corps Day of Service with student volunteers from Bronx schools.

In the spirit of Attica, the incarcerated unite

This past Sept. 9 marked the 45th anniversary of the prison uprising in Attica, N.Y. In 2016, the incarcerated are fighting for their rights once more.

Fatherhood awards—Great dads honored

In an era when so much attention is ceded to notoriously “deadbeat dads,” it is refreshing to know that hardworking, proactive and protective dads are not forgotten.

Restoration rocks Bed-Stuy again

The place to be last Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, was Restoration Plaza in the center of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Black FDNY civilian employees file EEOC complaint, announce lawsuit

Black civilian employees of the Fire Department of New York are still dealing with discrimination.

Fort Greene Council celebrates new victory in the fight against gentrification

The Fort Greene Council held a celebration of their victory in the fight to preserve their most precious service centers, Grace Agard Harewood Senior Center and The Young Minds Day Care Center, after a yearlong battle over the lease of ...

Square Circles making strides against breast cancer

On Oct. 16, 2016, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be having its annual walk at Prospect Park for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Welcome to fall

There is something special about the changing of seasons. One of the main reasons I prefer the East Coast to the West Coast is largely because of my need for four seasons.

Senior workforce development job fair in East Orange draws more than 200 job seekers

East Orange’s Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training hosted its first Senior Workforce Development Job Fair last week, drawing more than 200 job seekers ages 60 and up.

NAN Newark Tech World unveiled

The Rev. Al Sharpton, Panasonic Corporation North America CEO Joseph M. Taylor, State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently unveiled the National Action Network Newark Tech World.

War cries of a New Yorker—Nicole Goodwin

Harlem, being the colorful melting pot of New York City culture and an amalgamation of rich ethnicity, finds itself inundated with equally interesting people that inhabit it.