CEMOTAP holds media panel

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People held an energetic and informative workshop in Queens entitled How to Be an Internet Warrior.

10th anniversary of African Burial Ground National Monument

Special events and programs are scheduled to occur throughout the week. The park will feature a film series and live entertainment by various groups and organizations, and libation ceremonies will be conducted.

Fatherly advice from Melvin Alston

Melvin Alston serves as the Community and Fatherhood Outreach coordinator for the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Free EMT course hopes to come back post-state audit

Lleryn Montan is a mother of three attempting to pursue an EMT career. She had recently signed up for a free EMT training program provided by Davis Training Programs.

Black high school football player files discrimination suit

A Black former high school football player is reportedly filing a $1 million lawsuit against Lenape High School in Medford, N.J., according to reports.

Circle of Sisters expo rocks Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center hosted Circle of Sisters, a one-day event that was held Sept. 30 2017.

Community residents lead walking tour of vacant public property

Community residents, elected officials, homeless people, housing advocates and other stakeholders led a walking tour of East Harlem this week to highlight privately owned and publicly owned vacant buildings and lots that could be developed as permanently affordable housing.

Elombe Brath ‘showing’ us the Way

Like the hundreds who attended Elombe Brath’s events at the Harriet Tubman School in the past, there was a sizable crowd in the heart of Harlem last Saturday for a street co-naming ceremony in honor of the esteemed “freedom fighter,” ...

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, a wildlife specialist with an interest in bears

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant earned her doctorate in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She is the only African-American woman scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

NYC to host Nigeria’s Independence Day three-day celebration

The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. will be hosting a three-day event in celebration of the 57th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence Day.

A community effort supports the street co-naming of Mrs. Ponsie B. Hillman Way

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, the community gathered at the northwest corner of West 71st Street and Columbus Avenue to unveil a street sign in honor of Ponsie B. Hillman.

MWBE advocates claim Intro 1447 shuts Blacks out

“I don’t think we got adequate time to review what they were planning,” said Charlene Nimmons, of Public Housing Communities, to the AmNews. “I was in talks with [New York City] Council Member Jumaane Williams, but I still needed the ...

Parents renew call for metal detectors in schools after fatal Bronx stabbing

The last time there was a fatal stabbing inside a New York City public school was back in 1992, 25 years ago.

Rev. Al Sharpton's activism being assessed at Columbia University

Rev. Al Sharpton is the subject of a day-long Columbia University School of Journalism symposium examining the impact he has had on civil rights and urbanizing the doctrines of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the last 50 years.

Staten Island holds Black Heritage parade

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Staten Islanders held their seventh annual Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day.