NYPD Police Academy library named after city's first Black police commissioner

The library at the NYPD Police Academy is now called the Benjamin Ward Memorial Library, honoring New York City’s first Black police commissioner.

Brooklyn BP Eric Adams delivers 15,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings to needy Brooklynites

Last Friday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams distributed 15,000 pounds of food, including turkeys and healthy trimmings, to more than 100 local food pantries and houses of worship that are serving Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving.

Marine Corp veteran and New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. hosts Veterans Day Luncheon

State Sen. and Marine Corps veteran James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Veterans Day Luncheon at Applebee’s at Five Towns for dozens of veterans.

FDNY graduates diverse class

The FDNY is being hailed for the graduation of 279 probationary firefighters, of which 50 percent were people of color.

Naima Beckles: Doula and childbirth expert

Naima Beckles is not only a certified childbirth educator and a birth and postpartum doula but also the co-founder of For Your Birth.

Bronx teen accused of stabbing classmates pleads not guilty

Abel Cedeno, 18, pled not guilty on the manslaughter and assault charges he's facing in the stabbing of two fellow students inside his Bronx high school.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, socially conscientious objector

Last month former NBA standout player and socially conscientious objector, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, made some rounds through Harlem—including visits to a couple public schools, where he encouraged youths to know their culture, and to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black ...

Burn victim Jamoneisha Merritt celebrated as honorary firefighter

The New York City Fire Department of New York recognized 12-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt as an honorary firefighter Thursday, after she was doused last August with boiling water at an ex-friend’s sleepover.

Sen. Kevin Parker and CUNY team up for free citizenship application assistance event

Saturday, Nov. 4, State Sen. Kevin Parker and the City University of New York held their annual CUNY Citizenship Now! application assistance event at the Flatbush YMCA.

Khari Noerdlinger gets re-indicted

Troubles are arising in the manslaughter case against Khari Noerdlinger.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Sydenham Community Advisory Board hold annual public meeting

The NYC Health + Hospitals/Sydenham Renaissance Community Advisory Board held their annual public meeting Friday, Oct. 27, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, hosted by CAB Chairperson Ruth Clark and Vice Chairperson Everett Person.

Activist attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall runs marathon for cancer cause and late husband

In honor of her late husband, Ernie Marshall, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall ran the 47th annual NYC marathon this past Sunday with the Gilda’s Club.

Former gang member helps at-risk youth

Shanduke McPhatter grew up in the Brooklyn projects.

Report: Arrests for marijuana possession continue despite policy changes

New findings from a law enforcement reform group demonstrate that although Mayor Bill de Blasio claims to have ended marijuana sanctions, the NYPD continues to target individuals who have the drug on them.

Black Solidarity Day 2017—Gentrification is ethnic cleansing

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 is the 48th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day.