Bronx woman celebrates 101st birthday at Black History Month celebration

Bronx resident Gloria Rowe recently celebrated her 101st birthday at JASA’s Einstein Senior Center in Co-Op City during the center’s Black History Month celebration.

AU ambassador demands U.S. lift sanctions on Zimbabwe

On Feb. 21, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, former ambassador of the AU to the United States, returned to Harlem to voice her support for the campaign to lift the illegal U.S. sanctions on Zimbabwe.

Keron Alleyne is ready to win State Senate

Throughout the streets of East New York there are many homeless people, adults with high obesity levels, and African American-owned businesses that do not have the support of Black people.

NYC plastic bag ban takes effect on March 1

In an effort to save money and help the environment, the state of New York will be banning plastic bags from stores starting March 1.

Sen. James Sanders Jr. to host free tax prep services

Beginning Friday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. State Sen. James Sanders’ District Office (142-01 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park) will offer free tax preparation and filing for individuals and families earning less than $50,000.

As public charge rule goes into effect, some NYC immigrants fear seeking help

Changes to the new "public charge" rule went into effect Monday, and it’s leading some immigrants to make drastic moves.

Stringer talks M/WBE success (or lack of) with Black stakeholders

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer brought dozens of Black stakeholders to his office, last Thursday, Feb. 13, to unveil his latest minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) report.

Honoring Black contemporary heroes for Black History Month 2020

Traditionally Black History Month has honored our great leaders of the past.

Adrienne Whaley: Creating is a way of life

Adrienne Whaley inhales creativity and exhales initiative. As a creative, Whaley knows that there is no one form of expression.

Fire destroys historic Black church in Elizabeth

A fire tore through an Elizabeth, New Jersey church overnight into Sunday morning, according to officials.

Dedication and naming of Major Robert Owens Post Office

From a humble background and influenced by his father’s philosophy patterned after FDR’s New Deal, Major Robert Odell Owen knew there was a larger world offering many opportunities.

Stefani Zinerman announces her campaign for 56th Assembly

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Brooklyn activist Stefani Zinerman announced her candidacy for the 56th Assembly District at the Historical Weeksville Heritage Center.

Yolanda Brooks and John Ruiz: Empowerment through the arts

In a neat East Harlem office, decorated with accolades, photos, and props, sit Yolanda Brooks and John Ruiz. The two are a couple that is spearheading Black empowerment and education through the arts.

Council Member King hosts “Celebrating Our History” event

To kick off Black History Month at Evander Childs Educational Campus, Council Member Andy King hosted his annual “Celebrating Our History" event with The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program.

Black New Yorker: Myah Mitchell is shooting for the stars

The sky is not the limit for 16-year-old Myah Mitchell. Her aspirations are out of this world and she is determined to make her goals of becoming an astronaut a reality.