N.J. police officer accused of exposing himself to Black children found not guilty

A Penns Grove, N.J., police officer accused of exposing himself to two Black children at a restaurant last year was found not guilty by a judge.

Locally and nationally, immigrants are being shoved aside

Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson leaves mark in NY after economic summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson wrapped the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s 21st annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

Community remembers Amadou Diallo

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, was the 19th anniversary of the day Amadou Diallo was killed by NYPD cops Kenneth Boss, Edward McMellon, Sean Carroll and Richard Murphy in the Bronx.

A new law could mean a new start for New Yorkers

In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car.

Report: L-Train shutdown plan isn’t enough

A Bus Rapid Transit Planning International report, commissioned by Transportation Alternatives, concluded that the MTA and City Hall’s contingency plan for the L-train shutdown doesn’t suffice.

Lakiesha Johnson fought and won

“I love who I’ve been and I love who I’m going to be,” said Lakeisha Johnson.

Art in motion: Joyous Pierce

Artist, activist and scholar Joyous Pierce serves as administrative director of programs for the Harlem Arts Alliance.

Denouncing and educating Donald Trump

ProudAfricans, a coalition of African, Caribbean and African-American activists and human rights and professional organizations, is hosting a protest rally outside the United Nations Organization at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza park on Feb. 15 to denounce the recent anti-Africa racist comments ...

Acknowledging America’s political prisoners of war this Saturday

Various grassroots activists will pay homage to this country’s forgotten segment of society and their families with the 22nd annual Freedom Fighters Dinner Tribute.

Amazon in Newark would ‘do good in the world and also do well as a company’

E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that Newark is on its list of 20 cities where the company wants to build its second headquarters.

The Schomburg Center: Harlem’s Kilimanjaro

“If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.” Surely, astute historian Arthur Alphonso Schomburg must’ve had this African proverb in mind as he globetrotted, amassing millions of artifacts from throughout the Diaspora during the ...

Harriet Tubman statue defiled with ‘pink pussy hat’

As a symbol of hope, strength and resilience to so many, Harriet Tubman would be an ideal spearhead for a united Women’s March.

New York Urban League to host 15th Annual Champions of Diversity Breakfast

The New York Urban League is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast at The Plaza Feb. 12.

Assemblyman Walter Mosley holding civil rights and DACA town hall meeting

Assemblyman Walter Mosley is holding a “Love Yourself” DACA and civil rights town hall Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center.