Demonstrators rally in Newark to condemn South Carolina church massacre

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted an emergency march and rally to condemn the Black church massacre that took place in Charleston, S.C.

Ramadan opens with a salute to Elijah Muhammad

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam, who opened Black America to the acceptance of Islam, along with the discipline of fasting, will be honored at a reunion titled, “The Love That Love Produced,” Saturday, June 20, ...

Happy Father’s Day

We often joke about Father’s Day being a time when all of the kids buy their dad a tacky tie and everyone signs their name on one card. We also know that this important holiday often goes relatively unnoticed by ...

Open letter to Mayor de Blasio: Plan to succeed

New York City is not alone in facing a crisis in education. You have an opportunity to lead the nation in real education reform. It will require that you take extreme but prudent actions.

Five Percenters commemorate 45th Show and Prove

The Harlem-based community organization known as the Five Percenters converged over the past two weekends to showcase their artistic talents, as well as to acknowledge its founder and one of his closest comrades

Eastern Area Links honors staff of Home Depot

The staff of the Home Depot flagship store on West 23rd Street received an award from the Eastern Area Links for their extraordinary support of women veterans and their recognition of women veterans during Women’s History Month, March 2015.

Anti–gun violence activist graduates from College of New Rochelle

Youth and anti–gun violence activist Chris Foye just earned a degree from the College New Rochelle.

Crime numbers down in Irvington

Numbers from the Irvington Police Department indicate that crime is coming down in the New Jersey township.

Jersey City, Cisco partner for new IT training program for inmates

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise announced a new IT training program for both inmates and recently incarcerated individuals, as well as the at-risk population.

Police presence beefed up at city’s Black churches

In the wake of the South Carolina Black church massacre where nine people were killed, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday an increase of police presence at many of the city’s Black churches.

Shell casings and sunshine

There were more than 20 shootings this weekend in New York City, with three deaths.

Cries for justice after Kalief Browder suicide

Backlash continues over the suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder, the young Black man who hung himself June 6 after being held for three years on Rikers Island awaiting trial on a robbery charge that was eventually dismissed.

Juneteenth celebration held in Harlem

The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group hosted the 22nd annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair.

Firefighters, officers to de Blasio: ‘We need a better disability plan’

Wednesday afternoon, over 1,000 New York City firefighters and police officers made their way to Albany, N.Y., to rally in front of the New York Capitol.

Brooklyn Sunday School Union hosts 187th Parade

“Christ for a Troubled World” was the message as the Brooklyn Sunday School Union held its 187th annual Anniversary Day Parade.