Christmas celebrated across the city

The spirit of the holiday was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate Christmas with food, family, friends and good cheer.

Calls grow for firing of white New Jersey State employee who harassed Black Muslim woman

Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.

Anniversary of the passing of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery observed in Newark

The People’s Organization For Progress held an observance on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, Sunday at the Lincoln Monument in downtown Newark.

Second Avenue subway launches New Year’s Day

The M.T.A. announced Monday that the long-delayed Second Avenue subway line is on track to launch its inaugural ride this New Year’s Eve, with local politicians and M.T.A. brass in attendance.

NYPD deputy inspector indicted for sexual abuse

NYPD Deputy Inspector Keith Walton has been indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and other charges for grabbing the private area of a police officer and making her do the same to him inside the 49th Precinct stationhouse, where he served ...

Housing for the Ages--The quest to build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

In her short adulation at the official opening of Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments in East New York, Brooklyn, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of the Aging praised the nonprofit Community Partners Commission Association, Inc. and the Ridgewood ...

Groundbreaking of new high school signals ‘rebirth’ of Trenton

The New Jersey high school attended by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, playwright Ntozake Shange and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z received a new beginning as officials break ground for the new Trenton Central High School.

Jersey City wins millions for affordable housing

Jersey City gets more than $3 million in private-sector grants for three affordable housing projects.

Campaign launched in Jersey City promotes small businesses during holiday season

The Jersey City Small Businesses Services along with Mayor Steven Fulop recently launched a citywide, year-round campaign, “Shop Jersey City Buy Local,” to support local and independently owned businesses.

Demonstrators taking to the streets in Newark against Donald Trump

Saturday, Dec. 3, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a rally and march protesting the election of Donald Trump at noon beginning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark.

Survey: Black New Yorkers struggling to save for retirement

Results from a recent survey conducted by AARP New York and Siena College reveal that African-American Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in New York City are unprepared for retirement.

Dr. Sebi celebrated in Harlem

This past Saturday, Nov. 24, there was a Dr. Sebi Celebration held at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building.

Youth of Avenue Music Group spread the love with community giveback

This past Thanksgiving Day, while some people had turkey with all the trimmings and others went hungry, young entrepreneur Joshua Walker and his Avenue Music Group’s Spread the Love Giveback fed, clothed and entertained those in need in the Bed-Stuy ...

Defender organizations, elected officials call on Cuomo to sign gravity knives reform legislation

The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services joined with other defender organizations, community advocates, stakeholders and elected officials this week calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would treat folding knives as work tools, not weapons.

Spending per inmate in city jails reaches $132,019

The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, ...