500 Men Making a Difference to host Bed-Stuy Music Festival

Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the nonprofit organization 500 Men Making a Difference is hosting the 2016 Bed-Stuy Music Festival in Brooklyn.

Celebrating Mandela Day in NYC

This past Monday was the 98th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival embraced at Gracie Mansion

One person arriving at Gracie Mansion Thursday compared the long line of people waiting to enter to the lines at the Apollo Theater when James Brown was the star attraction.

Mayor Ras Baraka holds motorcade demanding jobs for women and people of color at Newark Seaport

Monday, Mayor Ras Baraka, community leaders and Newark residents conducted a motorcade from City Hall to the Newark Seaport demanding that the International Longshoreman’s Association end discriminatory practices in hiring.

AT&T's Girls Who Code Program visits NYC Tandon School of Engineering

AT&T’s Girls Who Code program visited the MAGNET space at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering this week.

African American Day Parade set for Sept. 18

Organizers announced that the 47th Annual African American Day Parade will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Harlem.

Black Panthers celebrate 50 years

The original Harlem Black Panther Party is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding with an event at the Schomburg Center.

NYPD arrests man suspected of tossing device into police van

After an hours-long standoff, New York police arrested a man suspected of tossing a device into a marked New York City Police Department van in Times Square on Thursday.

A community answers the call to action

In the past week, Black activism has been linked to the recent shooting and killing of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Council speaker’s Right to Know position not sitting well with activists

The City Council speaker has left it up to the police to fix themselves.

Crane collapses on Tappan Zee Bridge; all lanes appear blocked

A crane appears to have collapsed on the Tappan Zee Bridge, blocking traffic in both directions on Tuesday.

Amazon donates 10 new sewing machines to keep kids crafty at Queens YMCA

The children at the YMCA in Queens using decades old sewing machines will now have new ones to develop their skills and hobbies.

NAACP and Montclair Police Department to host community-law enforcement meeting

The Montclair Police Department, in cooperation with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Montclair NAACP-Criminal Justice Committee, is hosting a community meeting.

Anniversary of Newark Rebellion commemorated

Tuesday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress hosted its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

Harlem tenants protest for repairs

The tenants of 295 W. 150th St. in Harlem held a press conference and rally outside of their building Wednesday, the evening before their court hearing for a building-wide Housing Part action against their landlord, Yitzchnk Horowitz.