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Advocates calling for parole reform

In recognition of Black History Month, Black community and faith leaders, including formerly incarcerated advocates and their family members, joined legislators in a virtual press conference to commence a Parole Justice Is Racial Justice Advocacy Day on Tuesday.

City distributes 200 million meals through GetFoodNYC emergency programs

GetFoodNYC, the city’s emergency food program established to combat hunger related to the COVID-19 pandemic, has now distributed over 200 million free meals to New Yorkers in need.

New Jersey partners with communities to administer vaccines in underserved areas

According to reports, African Americans in New Jersey account for less than 5% of people getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Black men only account for 2%. Gov. Phil Murphy hopes to change that with community partnerships to get vaccines in underserved ...

Lorenzo Steele, a former softball player of the Gene Warriors

Lorenzo Steele, a former softball player of the Gene Warriors League in Harlem, refers to his experience as one of the greatest times in his life.

Crown Heights residents and senior citizens, ‘Save the Associated Supermarket’

Senior citizen Merlene E. Richardson, 68, lives in the Crown Heights community, where she walks to the Associated Supermarket on Nostrand Avenue and Empire Boulevard/Sullivan Place to purchase her groceries.

MONWASHA: Akoma Day is an international alternative to Valentine’s Day

What if there was an alternative way to celebrate love without worrying about the expectation of others?

Correction officers charged for alleged assault at women’s prison

Last week, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced criminal charges against three suspended correctional police officers for their alleged roles in an incident where inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women ...

Sen. James Sanders hosting free PPE giveaway and COVID-19 testing in Queens

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. is giving away free masks and hand sanitizer (while supplies last) and offering free on-site coronavirus testing in Jamaica on Feb. 12 and 13 at the Baisley Houses parking lot on the corner of 108th ...

City launches training program to help small businesses bridge digital divide

NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Jonnel Doris recently announced the launch of “Training for Your Employees,” a new resource that provides business owners and their employees with training in digital literacy, marketing tools, online security and COVID-19 safety.

NYPL celebrates Black History Month with over 100 events, curated exhibitions and booklists

Throughout February, The New York Public Library is commemorating Black History Month with several online events and programs, virtual exhibitions, information and educational tools, and reading recommendations to amplify Black voices, history and experiences.

Our Path Forward to Advance Racial Equity

2020 was one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history for Black Americans. We saw numerous reminders that systemic racism brings devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities.

Gun buyback takes nearly 50 weapons off the street

Nearly 50 firearms were turned in to law enforcement at a gun buyback event hosted by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the New York City Police Department.

Rachel Noerdlinger prompted to partner at PR firm

Public relations firm Mercury announces the promotion of communications strategist Rachel Noerdlinger.

Arrests of Blacks persists in 2020, City Council lays out NYPD reform plan

According to the Police Reform Organization Project (PROP), the COVID-19 pandemic is not slowing down the number of Black people being arrested as the City Council prepares to make major reforms to the NYPD.

Cultural activist Tony Abulu’s “Doctor Bello” comes to Netflix

Nigerian filmmaker Tony Abulu revealed to the Amsterdam News that his film “Doctor Bello” will premiere Feb. 15 on Netflix. “Doctor Bello” stars Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigerian superstar actress Genevieve Nnaji. T