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Mikey likes it and you will, too

It’s no surprise that on any given day Michael “Mikey” Cole’s Lower East Side ice cream parlor, Mikey Likes It, has a line of people waiting to get flavors such as “Foxy Brown,” “Ice Ice Baby” and “Mint Condition.”

The Black Institute’s one percent solution for MWBEs

Although there has been an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses in New York, they remain vastly underfunded, according to a recent report by The Black Institute.

Philip White: One year later

March 31 marked one year since the death of 32-year-old, Black, unarmed Philip White in Vineland, N.J.

Catherine Green is keeping the arts in East NY

Catherine Green is using her passion for the arts to bring new opportunities to residents of the East New York community and beautify the neighborhood with the grand opening of the new Arts East New York headquarters.

City reminds women to file taxes for free

As the April 18 tax deadline approaches, the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs is reminding local taxpayers to take advantage of NYC Free Tax Prep.

Columbia Law School debate discusses 'Delivering the Black vote'

The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote Coalition are hosting “The Great Debate In Harlem” Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University Law School, located ...

‘Judge Chun, give Akai Gurley’s killer jail time,’ say family and supporters

Family members and supporters of cop-slain young father Akai Gurley are asking sentencing judge Danny Chun to throw the book at shooter (now former cop) Peter Liang when he sentences Liang on April 14, 2016.

Throw out conviction for former NYPD officer, lawyers urge

Lawyers for former NYPD officer Peter Liang have asked a Brooklyn Court to throw out his manslaughter conviction because they say a juror lied, according to a motion filed Tuesday.

Newark police, Justice Department settle on reforms

The Justice Department and the city of Newark have reached a settlement after a yearslong investigation into the Newark Police Department's practices, according to an announcement Wednesday.

Harriette Cole: The dreamleaper

Life stylist Harriette Cole has built her dream career by making people look good and fine-tuning their images.

Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations is holding a national confence

The Black Is Back Coalition for Peace, Justice and Reparations is holding a national conference on the 2016 election and the struggle for Black self-determination at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Barron: ‘Bill Bratton can go to hell!’

“My response to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is that he can go to hell, and take his killer cops with him and take his broken window theory with him!” declared elected activist Assemblyman Charles Barron.

Second Intersolar Summit held in Brooklyn

State Sen. Kevin Parker held the second Intersolar Summit USA East 2016 March 24 in Brooklyn, where more than 450 solar energy experts came together to discuss various solar energy projects.

First Black Girl Movement Conference coming to Columbia U

Columbia University is hosting the first Black Girl Movement Conference April 7-9, celebrating and empowering Black girls and women of all ages.

Gurley Family slams DA Thompson’s ‘no jail time’ recommendation for killer cop

“If we don’t get justice—” Hertencia Petersen, Akai Gurley’s aunt called outside Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s office.