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Local nonprofit launches pop-up to promote small businesses and fund HBCU scholarships

This Saturday, Aug. 1, a local community service organization is launching a pop-up shop to promote minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as fund scholarships to HBCUs in Harlem at ImageNation Raw Space.

It’s time to reform Rikers Island

It’s time to reform Rikers Island.

Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Community Foundatioin and DBNA capacity building grant program to hold awards ceremony

The Atlantic Yards/NETS/DBNA Community Foundation and the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance Capacity Building Grant Program will hold their first ever awards ceremony Thursday, July 30 at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Eric Pryor named new president of Harlem School of the Arts

The Harlem School of the Arts has named Eric G. Pryor its new president, replacing Yvette Campbell, who left the position in June.

Black woman found dead in jail cell in Mount Vernon

A Black woman was found dead in jail cell in Mount Vernon.

Video shows NYPD officers beating Black man at Target in Brooklyn

A video that's going viral of NYPD officers beating a Black man at a Brooklyn Target is raising questions and outrage.

‘As-salamu alaykum’: Sen. Perkins celebrates Eid al-Fitr

State Sen. Bill Perkins once again hosted a feast celebrating the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr. Muslims and non-Muslims alike enjoyed great food alongside local residents, imams and activists.

Malians host third annual International Children’s Fun Day

The USA Association of New York City Mali Charitable, also known as the Malian Cultural Center, held its third annual Children’s Fun Day Sunday, July 19.

‘Justice or Else’: Youth gather for panel discussion in preparation for 20th Anniversary of Million Man March

Student Minister Nuri Muhammad warned that Black folks need to be cognizant that the “Blu Klux Klan” is being allowed to terrorize the Black community and that its agenda is clear in terms of containment, brutality and non-accountability.

Emerald Snipes-Garner, reflects on her father’s death and the future

Emerald Snipes-Garner is the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by police, and his widow, Esaw Garner.

Ginny's Supper Club hosts fundraiser for families of S.C. church-shooting victims

Ginny’s Supper Club recently hosted “Harlem Helps: A Benefit for the Families of Mother Emanuel AME Church.”

HHC Kings County Hospital celebrates opening of farmers market

Kings County Hospital Center and Harvest Home Farmers Market hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its new farmers market, which officially opened July 8.

Malcolm X II Phase A tenants celebrate five years of Senior Citizens on Our Minds Day

Harlem resident Jacqueline Gardner is celebrating five years of the annual Senior Citizens On Our Minds Day.

Audit by city comptroller reveals backlog of 50,000 repairs in NYCHA

An audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed a backlog of 50,000 repairs in the New York City Housing Authority and that it takes an average of a year to fix safety violation

Russell Simmons teaches students anti-violence techniques in Queens

More than 200 children filled the bleachers with bright yellow T-shirts at Catherine and Count Basie Middle School in Jamaica, Queens.