Harlem hosts African American Day Parade

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 45th Annual African American Day Parade takes place in Harlem.

GAME TIME: 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic

The Black college experience comes to the city as the Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University MSU) football teams play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. at the 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic.

Celebrities, fans gather for public memorial service for Ruby Dee

The life and legacy of actor, author and activist Ruby Dee is honored with a public memorial celebration Saturday at The Riverside Church.

Groundbreaking of new cultural center in East Harlem

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute recently broke ground at the former firehouse at 120 E. 125th St., which the institute is renovating into a cultural center for East Harlem.

New Jersey News 9/18 - 9/24

News from New Jersey

Now that the Central Park Five will be compensated, what about the ‘Harlem Six’?

The recent news about the city finally financially compensating the five Harlem young men who were unjustly incarcerated a quarter of a century ago for the brutal April 19, 1989, assault and rape of Trisha Ellen Meili, a 28-year-old Caucasian ...

Metro Briefs 9/18 - 9/24

A roundup of weekly news going on around the city

Mayor de Blasio approves four charters to co-locate inside public schools

On the first day of the public school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio cautioned charter schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision, he will not give them space in public schools.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision

Hip-hop, Source360 take over Brooklyn

The reclamation of hip-hop from the grips of ratchetness, money-focused debauchery and sexually exploitive divisiveness is one of the many motivations behind McMillan’s Source360 event. In the heady Downtown Brooklyn, which encompasses the Barclays Center, Habana Outpost, Milk River Lounge, ...

Stop Domestic Abuse

The incident involving Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has put a microscope on the issue of domestic violence.

Family celebrates Eric Garner’s birthday

Family members and friends of Eric Garner joined the Rev. Al Sharpton last Saturday morning at the National Action Network Headquarters in Harlem to celebrate what would have been the chokehold victim’s 44th birthday.

Kechie’s Project rallies for the Chibok girls

Saturday, even the rain could not stop Kechie’s Project’s “Bring Back Our Girls” rally in support of the kidnapped Chibok girls of Nigeria. While the steady rain may have minimized the attendance or the rally, supporters of the cause still ...

A jewel in the ministry

The Rev. Dr. Renee Frances Washington-Gardner celebrates her 10th pastoral anniversary in October, but she is also celebrating many historic firsts.

Five Percenters announce 50th anniversary plans

Members from the Nation of Gods & Earths, a.k.a. the Five Percenters, held an afternoon press conference Aug. 21 in front of their national headquarters, the Allah School in Mecca to announce the plans for their half-a-century anniversary commemoration next ...