Determined to Educate gala honors community leaders

The sixth annual Determined to Educate Gala kicked off early November with a room full of spirited, well-dressed revelers in Manhattan.

NAN hosts 'From Sean Bell to Eric Garner'

The National Action Network is hosting the forum, “From Sean Bell to Eric Garner,” Tuesday Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., at Mount Sinai United Church of Christ, located at 16 Pike Street on Staten Island.

NYUL hosts Black college fair

The New York Urban League hosted its 28th Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday at Riverbank State Park.

Mayor unveils new plan for schools, responses vary

With much fanfare last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan to fix 94 of the city’s lowest performing public schools.

New weed rules, summonses—not arrests

Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton said officers will no longer arrest and charge New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession, but will instead issue a summons for violation

City Council bill to make chokehold illegal

Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman plans to introduce a package of bill on Thursday, that aims to criminalize the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers and provide guidelines on how the tactic can only be used.

NYPD pulling plug on ‘buy-and-bust’

Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.”

Fulton Center Transit Complex opens in Lower Manhattan

After 10 years and a price tag of over $1 billion, the MTA opens the new Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets

Last suspect caught in connection to murdered Paterson teen

“This was the last defendant we were looking for,” Chief Passaic County Prosecutor Michael DeMarco told the judge at the hearing for Baseem Williams, 22, who was charged with six counts of first-degree offenses, including the murder of Nazerah “Bugg” ...

Domestic violence rally calls for clarity

Calling attention to the scourge that is domestic violence, Stephanie McGraw and her organization, We All Really Matter, joined other activists and Rep. Charles Rangel and City Councilwoman Inez Dickens at Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building.

NAACP convention presents Staten Island NAACP president with Eugene T. Reed Award

Staten Island NAACP President Edward C. Josey won the prestigious Eugene T. Reed Award at the NAACP New York State Conference’s 78th annual convention Oct. 10-12 at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y.

A ‘Stewart’ in public relations

Ryan Stewart serves as vice president for the Terrie Williams Agency.

Metro Briefs 11/6–11/12 2014

Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.” Critics praising the cessation say the tactic unfairly targeted citizens of color.

Ben Tucker named NYPD first deputy Commissioner

Ben Tucker has been appointed the NYPD’s first deputy commissioner.

Martin Luther King III visits legendary coach Ron Naclerio in Queens

Martin Luther King III, Dr. Martin Luther King’s oldest son, went to Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, to talk to faculty, staff and students.