Advocates rally for the homeless

Wednesday, June 13, the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services Homebase providers hosted a day of action, engaging parents and caregivers at 25 elementary schools across the ...

Community preparedness boot camp held in Harlem

The NYC Emergency Management Department recently hosted the first session of a two-day Community Preparedness Boot Camp in Harlem.

City council celebrated African-American music appreciation month

Bronx Council Member Andy King, along with members of the Council’s Black, Latino & Asian Caucus, celebrated African-American Music Appreciation Month with an awards ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

NYSED launches summer reading program

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Library are partnering with 1,100 main public libraries and neighborhood branches statewide to launch Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the 2018 New York State summer reading program.

City Hall holds hearing on discriminatory gang policing practices

The New York City Council Committee on Public Safety held a public hearing regarding the New York Police Department’s gang policing tactics Tuesday, June 13, at City Hall.

Hundreds of tenants rally at Rent Guidelines Board hearing

More than 500 tenants rallied at Hofstra College, where the Rent Guidelines Board was holding a public hearing.

New York City changes marijuana arrest policy

The majority of New Yorkers found smoking marijuana in public will soon receive a summons instead of being arrested, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Historic Black church in South Jersey damaged by fire

One of the Garden State’s oldest Black churches was heavily damaged in a fire last weekend, according to reports.

NAACP condemns GOP candidate who called diversity ‘a bunch of crap’ and ‘un-American’

New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman is receiving backlash from the NAACP for comments he made on diversity during a campaign forum in April.

The Bed-Stuy 5K Run on the starting blocks

The 500 Men Making a Difference organization is teaming up with other local groups to help promote their annual Bed-Stuy 5K Run/Walk.

New Lots Avenue comes alive with the third annual Culture of Business Fair

Saturday, June 9, New Lots Avenue came alive with the third annual Culture of Business Fair organized by East New York Restoration Local Development Corporation.

Spike Lee and Brooklyn celebrate Prince's 60th birthday

Filmmaker and Brooklyn’s own Spike Lee hosted his third annual Prince Born Day Purple People Party all day Saturday, June 9, at Restoration Plaza, Bed-Stuy.

Namel Norris, co-founder of anti-gun violence organization 4 Wheel City

In the wake of the recent string of mass school shootings throughout the country, a national debate on gun control has dominated conversations.

Summer Youth Employment expanded

The city’s FY19 budget agreement is expanding the Summer Youth Employment Program and providing 5,000 minimum wage jobs, bringing the total to 75,000.

Juneteenth cometh

June 19, also known as the official celebration of the emancipation of slavery, Freedom Day, Emancipation Day and Juneteenth, commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolishment of slavery in Texas as well as freedom for slaves throughout the ...