Elias G. and the FunRunClub NYC promote healthy living 

On April 29, Elias G. and other members of the FunRunClub NYC hosted a half marathon and Jump Rope-a-thon. The 13-miles marathon took place at the Morningside Park Pond in Harlem. Going by the simple name Elias G., the paralegal, ...

Brotherhood/Sister Sol kicks off journey to new facility at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol recently hosted its 14th annual VOICES benefit gala.

Sonny Abubadika Carson: Brooklyn warrior

The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Sunday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 82nd anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his ...

Major changes to pot prosecution policy

Close to 90 percent of those arrested in New York City for marijuana possession in 2017 were Black or Latino. Only 9 percent were white.

New York wants justice for victims of sex trafficking

Earlier this month survivors of sex trafficking, distinguished faith leaders and advocates against sex trafficking gathered in front of the Harlem State Office building on 125th Street, demanding changes to New York’s current law on sex trafficking.

Malcolm X Day 2018

The immeasurable legacy of Black nationalist icon Malcolm X will be commemorated this weekend with several local events, in recognition of his 93rd birthday.

Justice for All ball at the Schomberg

The Black Institute hosted their eighth mega Justice for All Ball honoring five warriors of justice, including Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief Elinor Tatum, Mysonne “The General,” Kevinee Gilmore, Gloria Middleton and Lew Zuchman, as forces to be reckoned with.

Blair M. Duncan appointed president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Blair M. Duncan was named president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Duncan, who previously served as executive vice president of the organization, takes his new position after Kenneth Knuckles recently announced his retirement from the position after ...

Mayor de Blasio promises to overhaul how marijuana laws are enforced

New York City will overhaul its marijuana policies in the next 30 days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Former NYCHA employees talk about alleged mismanagement, retaliation

Former New York City Housing Authority employees concerned about tenants living with lead, mold, asbestos and heating issues spoke out in interviews with PIX11, detailing a years-long culture of mismanagement.

Tarana Burke, Slick Rick inducted into Bronx Walk of Fame

#MeToo movement founder and advocate Tarana Burke and hip-hop legend Slick Rick are among the newest members of the Bronx Walk of Fame. The two were inducted during a ceremony at Mott Haven Bar & Grill to kick off the ...

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn, Inc. celebrate their wonderful Mothers & Daughters day

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn, Inc. celebrated their wonderful Mothers & Daughters event in East New York in Brooklyn Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Vy Higginsen, Karen Hunter honored at 37th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Gala

For the past 37 years, the Harlem Business Alliance has honored Black brilliance with their annual awards gala.

49th Malcolm X Unity Awards being held on May 20

The New York Chapter of Kawaida Organizations in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival is hosting the 49th Malcolm X Black Unity Awards Program Sunday, May 20

Barron hosts street co-naming for Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones

Council Member Inez Barron hosted a street co-naming on May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Vandalia Avenue in honor of Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, who died ...