Charitable Giving in 2021 - How to Maximize your Impact

Due to the global health crisis, philanthropists and donors responded throughout 2020 with swift and profound generosity to meet pressing needs in local communities and around the world.

Mirlange Baptiste, helping and healing––aspiring nurse practitioner

“I come from a family who are well experienced licensed health care professionals. I have family members who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and even physician assistants. I saw the love and dedication they put into ...

NYC celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Several events took place across the city on Monday, Jan. 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. From virtual commemorations to community service projects, King’s legacy was felt throughout the day.

Court hears arguments on police unions’ attempts to release block police conduct records

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case brought by New York City police unions to stop the City of New York from releasing officer misconduct and discipline records to the public following ...

Alleged noose found in front yard of Bergen County home

Police in Fair Lawn, N.J. have closed a case involving the hanging of an alleged noose in a tree in front of a home last weekend.

Another senior slain in NYCHA senior property

On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, another elder was slain in NYCHA’s Carter G. Woodson senior housing development in Brooklyn. Strangled with a telephone cord Juanita Caballero,78, was murdered in her 393 Powell Street apartment, and found just before 5 p.m.

Boycott, arrest follow attack of Black teen

The parents of Black 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. are making their voices loud and clear after the arrest of the 22-year-old white woman who attacked their son over false accusations that he stole her cellphone: “All we want to do ...

How to know if you have the best Investment strategy for your future

A financial roadmap is the most important part of a successful financial future, and retirement should be a component of this.

Families of loved ones killed by police call for firing of officers and defunding NYPD

On Jan. 11, families of loved ones killed by the NYPD, advocates, and legal experts testified at the New York City Council Oversight Hearing of the Committee on Public Safety.

Patrick Moore gives Oceanhill Brownsville QUICK STOP 99 Cent Up Discount

During the pandemic businesses have struggled to stay afloat—imagine how difficult it would be to open a neighborhood business in the midst of the pandemic.

Strategies for Building Black Wealth‌

According to a McKinsey & Co. study, roughly 47% of African American households are unbanked.

Marc Polite, founder and editor-in-chief of Polite On Society

Marc Polite is a well-known poet and writer who resides in Harlem. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Polite On Society, which is a blog he started back in 2009.

Coalition to Cuomo: Restore voting rights for incarcerated people now

A coalition wants Albany to focus on adding the formerly incarcerated to the voter rolls. Last week 40 groups sent a letter to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka elected president of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka was installed as president and chair of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA).

Moynihan Train Hall opens at Penn Station

Moynihan Train Hall recently opened on New Year’s Eve expanding Penn Station in Midtown. The 255,000-square-foot, $1.6 billion project transformed the more than 100-year-old James A. Farley Building and increased the existing Penn Station rail complex’s concourse space by 50%.