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Autism Awareness Month 2014

On Tuesday, April 2, Mayor Luis A. Quintana and the city of Newark, N.J., observed Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day by lighting up Newark City Hall in blue light.

NYPD gets inspector general

The city has welcomed its inspector general, an officer to oversee the New York Police Department.

Muslims appeal federal judge’s ruling on NYPD surveillance, turn to de Blasio

A group of New Jersey Muslims are responding swiftly after their case got thrown out of federal district court.

Students walk out from classes in protest of One Newark plan

Last week, more than 1,000 Newark public school students walked out of classes to protest Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson’s “One Newark” plan.

Change the code: dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

In an effort to engage the Harlem community in the public hearings on the 2014 New York City School Discipline Code, there will be a meeting at First Corinthians Baptist Church

James Allen steps down from ARC after 56 years

The Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC) has announced the retirement of James Allen as executive director after over 50 years of commitment and sincere servitude with the organization and the New York City community.

Rosemari Mealy: 'Berkeley to Brooklyn'

Last Thursday, the Center for Law and Social Justice hosted Dr. Rosemari Mealy, JD, Ph.D., who discussed and signed two of her recently published books at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Sharpton, de Blasio kick off NAN's 16th National convention

On Wednesday, April 9, the Rev. Al Sharpton kicked off his National Action Network’s (NAN) 16th annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan. He assured that it was destined to be the largest four-day ...

Councilman Andy King reveals his 12-point plan for District 12

Backed by the Bronx Democratic County Committee, Assemblyman Carl Heastie and 1199SEIU, the health care workers union, Councilman Andy King received the majority of votes in District 12 of the Bronx, in 2012, beating five opponents.

‘Partners’ may keep LICH from closing

Patrons of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rooted for the State University of New York to keep the facility fully functioning; they may have gotten their wish.

NYCHA residents unveil plans to strengthen public housing post-Sandy

Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.

Dr. Graham: The personification of hard work, good luck and perseverance

“This is a journey that if I had probably mapped it out, I probably would not have believed it would manifest itself in this way,” said Dr. John L. Graham on Wednesday, as he sat in his office overlooking Harlem.

Bronx hospital unveils new ER and lasting commitment to the community

This past Friday, the Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital, which houses New York City’s busiest single site emergency room, according to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, unveiled newly renovated facilities.

Cat's out of the bag: Sharpton outed as FBI informant

With President Barack Obama scheduled to speak Friday at the National Action Network’s annual convention, the website the Smoking Gun felt it was an opportune time to dig up some old dirt to smear the Rev. Al Sharpton and, by ...

A-Grade Rating Past and Present City Council Members Reaffirm Commitment to Advocating for Human Rights

The Urban Justice Center gave out certificates to 13 City Council members on Thursday April 3, on the steps of the City Hall in Manhattan. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights ...