City pools open for summer

City public pools are open for the summer season.

Safe and Fair - Everywhere: Will it work?

With the addition of 1,300 more cops on the street, a new plan by the mayor and the police commissioner aims to improve police-community relations while keeping people safe.

Sankofa community empowerment hosts 'Black Lives Matter' series

Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc. is in the middle of their “Black Lives Matter” five-part series.

State Sen. Bill Perkins’ powerful speech on the chamber floor remembering Holcombe Rucker

I rise today to honor the memory of Holcombe Rucker, proud son of Harlem and a true visionary with respect to youth development, mentoring and community building.

New federal ID requirements for commercial drivers

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding commercial drivers across the state that all Commercial Learner Permit and Commercial Driver License holders must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence or temporary legal presence, and proof ...

Thompson moves to let folks Begin Again

Emmanuel Baptist Church, located a block away from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, was a place of hope for the thousands who lined up outside last Friday and Saturday.

De Blasio reverses course on budget, adds 1,300 NYPD officers

In a move that shocked many New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio changed direction and added 1,300 new NYPD officer hires to his newly approved budget.

Al Sharpton, elected officials lead day of remembrance for South Carolina massacre victims

Rev. Al Shaprton and other elected officials lead a day of remembrance in honor of the victims of this week's Black church massacre that occurred in South Carolina.

Demonstrators rally in Newark to condemn South Carolina church massacre

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted an emergency march and rally to condemn the Black church massacre that took place in Charleston, S.C.

Ramadan opens with a salute to Elijah Muhammad

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam, who opened Black America to the acceptance of Islam, along with the discipline of fasting, will be honored at a reunion titled, “The Love That Love Produced,” Saturday, June 20, ...

Happy Father’s Day

We often joke about Father’s Day being a time when all of the kids buy their dad a tacky tie and everyone signs their name on one card. We also know that this important holiday often goes relatively unnoticed by ...

Open letter to Mayor de Blasio: Plan to succeed

New York City is not alone in facing a crisis in education. You have an opportunity to lead the nation in real education reform. It will require that you take extreme but prudent actions.

Five Percenters commemorate 45th Show and Prove

The Harlem-based community organization known as the Five Percenters converged over the past two weekends to showcase their artistic talents, as well as to acknowledge its founder and one of his closest comrades

Eastern Area Links honors staff of Home Depot

The staff of the Home Depot flagship store on West 23rd Street received an award from the Eastern Area Links for their extraordinary support of women veterans and their recognition of women veterans during Women’s History Month, March 2015.

Anti–gun violence activist graduates from College of New Rochelle

Youth and anti–gun violence activist Chris Foye just earned a degree from the College New Rochelle.