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Housing for the Ages--The quest to build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

In her short adulation at the official opening of Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments in East New York, Brooklyn, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of the Aging praised the nonprofit Community Partners Commission Association, Inc. and the Ridgewood ...

Groundbreaking of new high school signals ‘rebirth’ of Trenton

The New Jersey high school attended by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, playwright Ntozake Shange and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z received a new beginning as officials break ground for the new Trenton Central High School.

Jersey City wins millions for affordable housing

Jersey City gets more than $3 million in private-sector grants for three affordable housing projects.

Campaign launched in Jersey City promotes small businesses during holiday season

The Jersey City Small Businesses Services along with Mayor Steven Fulop recently launched a citywide, year-round campaign, “Shop Jersey City Buy Local,” to support local and independently owned businesses.

Demonstrators taking to the streets in Newark against Donald Trump

Saturday, Dec. 3, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a rally and march protesting the election of Donald Trump at noon beginning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark.

Survey: Black New Yorkers struggling to save for retirement

Results from a recent survey conducted by AARP New York and Siena College reveal that African-American Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in New York City are unprepared for retirement.

Dr. Sebi celebrated in Harlem

This past Saturday, Nov. 24, there was a Dr. Sebi Celebration held at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building.

Youth of Avenue Music Group spread the love with community giveback

This past Thanksgiving Day, while some people had turkey with all the trimmings and others went hungry, young entrepreneur Joshua Walker and his Avenue Music Group’s Spread the Love Giveback fed, clothed and entertained those in need in the Bed-Stuy ...

Defender organizations, elected officials call on Cuomo to sign gravity knives reform legislation

The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services joined with other defender organizations, community advocates, stakeholders and elected officials this week calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would treat folding knives as work tools, not weapons.

Spending per inmate in city jails reaches $132,019

The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, ...

Community celebrates Sean Bell 10-year anniversary

This past Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Nov 25, 2016, the parents and former fiancé of Sean Bell celebrated the life of the 23-year-old father of two, who was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets by three NYPD ...

Airbnb urges hosts not to discriminate against guests

In a city where the average rent is nearly $4,000, finding cheap and affordable housing is a long and tiring mission.

Judge Constance Baker Motley gets a lane

A number of dignitaries and elected officials joined members of the Motley family for a ceremony last Saturday for the co-naming of a lane in honor of Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first Black female federal judge in the nation.

The ‘Three Doctors’ honored with mural unveiled in Newark’s West Ward



The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.

Bronx Council Member Andy King gives away turkeys and coats

City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.

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