Peace Week celebrates 10th anniversary

Surrounded by dozens and dozens of violence interrupters, hospital responders, and crisis management advocates, in commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Peace Week kicked off their 10th anniversary with a press conference on the steps of City ...

Rapper Dave East goes back to Harlem for the youth

Last week rapper Dave East visited East Harlem’s High School, Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce to talk to the students about his journey to success, as well as answer their questions pertaining to his life before and after success.

Charity certainly does begin at home

“It’s not easy being a home attendant. You’ll have a mixture of clients where some of them you enjoy talking to and spending time with and the others, you may not be fond of,” said 31-year-old Charity McCloggan.

Is fear of bail reform justified?

Conservative politicians and pro-police advocates have made a stink of bail reform. Official police union and sergeant union social media pages have called for a rollback of said reform. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has discussed revisions to ...

Access-A-Riders left out of Fair Fares expansion

"...if you ask Access-A-Ride users, Fair Fares is better off not existing."

Mom’s boyfriend guilty in Harlem murder of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins

The man accused of beating 6-year-old Zymere Perkins to death in 2016 was convicted of murder in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday.

Brooklyn Tech freshman found days after she went missing

A 14-year-old freshman at Brooklyn Tech High School is back home and safe after days missing, her mother told PIX11.

AG James launches investigation into NYPD for alleged targeting of communities of color on subways

New York Attorney General Letitia James is launching an investigation into whether the New York City Police Department has been targeting communities of color through its enforcement of the “theft of services” law and the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s fare evasion ...

WNYC, Apollo Theater present WNYC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

“The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, was supposed to be hosted by WNYC’s Peabody Award winning host Brian Lehrer—but he was under the weather; so “All Things Considered” host Jami Floyd did ...

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams dispels bail reform myths

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams was recently joined by advocates including Akeem Browder, brother of Kalief Browder, VOCAL-NY, and community groups to take on myths and misinformation about the recently enacted pre-trial reforms.

New rule still presents challenges for hair braiders to conduct business in N.J.

The State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling recently announced it is issuing a special rule creating a limited license to perform hair braiding services and a licensure requirement for hair braiding shops.

Ramsey Orta in and out of solitary confinement, abused by officers

The man who filmed Eric Garner’s death continues to suffer at the hands of law enforcement.

NYPD cop convicted in racist attack still has his job, prompting a growing wave of criticism

An NYPD officer was recently convicted of multiple crimes related to a racist attack he made on a mother and her four children, but he's still officially on duty with the NYPD.

Man arrested after video appears to show attempted abduction on Bronx subway: police

A man is under arrest after a now-viral video captured what appears to be an attempted abduction on a Bronx subway train early Monday.

Legislation clarifies that discrimination based on hairstyles associated with race is illegal

Gov. Phil Murphy signed the “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act” (CROWN Act), clarifying that prohibited race discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of “traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture, ...