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Juneteenth/KingFest celebration and street fair set for June 16

The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group is hosting the annual Juneteenth/KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair Saturday, June 16,

Anti-violence month starts with shootings

Just as Gun Violence Awareness Month kicks off, the city was rocked by at least three fatal shootings in the Bronx, on Staten Island and in Queens this past weekend.

A teenager was found fatally shot in the Bronx Saturday night.

A teenager was found fatally shot in the Bronx Saturday night.

Mayor: City is ahead of schedule giving money to M/WBEs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that his administration is meeting his OneNYC goal earlier than expected.

ACLU: Marijuana could put millions into low-income communities

As the legalization of recreational marijuana becomes more and more of a reality in New York, the Empire State is getting an inside look at what legalizing the drug could mean.

African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 16

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 49th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray visits female inmates at Rikers

NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray made an emotional visit to Rikers Thursday.

Herb Boyd receives social justice award

Monday, May 21, Amsterdam News contributor Herb Boyd was bestowed with the Outstanding Career Achievement Award during the 2018 James Aronson Social Justice Journalism Awards at Hunter College’s Lang Recital Hall.

Malcolm X influencing future generations

Malcolm X’s legacy was commemorated Saturday in acknowledgment of the 93rd anniversary of his birth.

EMS union files discrimination suit against city and FDNY

The New York City Fire Department is again in the discrimination hot seat.

Cuomo to combat shootings and violent crime with funding and outreach

This month, the governor announced more than $17.8 million in funding for the Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative and SNUG, a street outreach program.

Man sentenced for stabbing two children, killing 6-year-old boy, in Brooklyn elevator

A man who stabbed two children, killing one, inside an elevator of a public housing complex in 2014 was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Elias G. and the FunRunClub NYC promote healthy living 

On April 29, Elias G. and other members of the FunRunClub NYC hosted a half marathon and Jump Rope-a-thon. The 13-miles marathon took place at the Morningside Park Pond in Harlem. Going by the simple name Elias G., the paralegal, ...

Brotherhood/Sister Sol kicks off journey to new facility at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol recently hosted its 14th annual VOICES benefit gala.

Sonny Abubadika Carson: Brooklyn warrior

The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Sunday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 82nd anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his ...