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Weekly protest in Newark honors Colin Kaepernick

Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.

Analysis of 2017 drug overdose deaths reveals that Black New Yorkers are dying

The Health Department published an Epi Data Brief showing that drug overdose deaths in New York City remained at epidemic levels in 2017, although the rate of increase slowed down significantly that year with a 2 percent overall increase, compared ...

Metro Briefs

Metro Briefs 9-26-2018

Primaries signal a progressive wave in NY

Let New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it and the rumored progressive wave is just a ripple. But outside of his victory, the rumors are true.

Requiem for the IDC

Primary night in New York State possibly signaled the beginning of something new: elected Democrats pushing a Democratic agenda in Albany.

Political Musical Chairs

Be careful what you ask for!

Fast-growing fire breaks out at Kings Plaza Mall parking garage in Brooklyn: FDNY

A fast-growing fire is burning through the parking garage of Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn on Monday, authorities said.

Kevin Bracey embracing the community

“Culture for service and service for humanity” is Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s motto and it’s also the motto that Kevin I. Bracey embraces.

Manhattan DA to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is expected to appear in court Wednesday to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases in the borough.

AniYA, a true advocate for education and equality

When parents send their children to school, it is supposed to be an enlightening and rewarding experience.

Cuomo announces community center named after Carey Gabay

Marking the three-year anniversary of the death of Carey Gabay, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will invest in a Brooklyn community center named after Gabay.

NJ governor vetoes hair-braiding bill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants lawmakers to go back to the drawing board after vetoing a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for professional hair braiders to complete 1,200 hours of training at a beauty school in order ...

December 12th Movement meets with new African Union ambassador to the United Nations

Aug. 16, Omowale Clay and Roger Wareham of the December 12th Movement International Secretariat had the opportunity to pay an official courtesy visit to congratulate H.E. Ambassador Fatima K. Mohammed on her appointment as the new permanent representative of the ...

Sharpton and activists react to police union call for citizens to help cops

Aug. 21, a New York tabloid might have said it best in its opening paragraph: “A police union [Sergeants Benevolent Association] wants to turn random bystanders into vigilantes-for-hire by offering $500 to any civilian who helps cops wrestle down suspects ...

Tosin Aribisala—teaching Afro-beat music and culture

Tosin Aribisala is an up and coming Afro-beat artist who is something of an ambassador for the music and how it unites and educates people at the same time.