New salon loves natural textures

“Your hair is your crown. Rock it!” reads the sign at Beleza Natural, Harlem’s new curly hair salon that opened last week.

Moshood Creations celebrates 24th year with fashion, food and community

Moshood Creations celebrated their 24th year with an annual fashion show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn in July, showcasing Moshood’s famous designs as well as fashions by other local designers.

Council Member Andy King and Community Leaders Head to St. Thomas

Bronx City Council Member Andy King flew to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands this week to assist in efforts to rebuild areas that were destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

Community Members Arrested For Protesting Inwood Rezoning Plan

Nine community members from Inwood and East Harlem were arrested after blocking the intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway for 15 minutes while a crowd of 200 Inwood and Washington Heights residents gathered.

Volunteers filling backpacks for students living in shelters

This week, Operation Backpack is sorting backpacks filled with school supplies at their warehouse.

Golden Krust Celebrates National Jamaican Patty Day

Foodies turned out last weekend to celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day at Golden Krust chain Caribbean restaurant in the Bronx.

So far to go: Black Women and the wage gap

“There weren’t any rules or regulations based on your work experience or title,” said Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin at the National Urban League headquarters Tuesday morning.

ACS worker and former murder convict charged with assaulting 6-year-old boy in Manhattan: police

A child services worker has been charged with assaulting a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan.

New Yorkers call for off-duty sergeant who shot man to be fired

Protestors marched in East New York, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, five days after Thavone Santana was shot by an off-duty NYPD Sergeant.

Video captures Brooklyn nail salon brawl, prompting calls for business to close

Calls to close a Brooklyn nail salon are growing louder Monday, days after video was shared online apparently capturing employees attacking patrons with brooms, dust pans and, allegedly, acetone.

Names of officers who killed Saheed Vassell leaked, father and community call out NYPD

The father of Saheed Vassell demanded more accountability of the police officers who killed his son.

Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers reflect as company turns 50

Dance Theatre of Harlem, the ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 and led today by former DTH ballerina Virginia Johnson, kicks off a months long 50th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center Saturday, Aug. 4.

NAACP supports reforming commercial waste industry without pursuing DSNY’s flawed waste zone proposal

One of the major challenges facing low-income communities in New York City is the fact that formerly incarcerated men and women of color are too often denied fair opportunities to re-enter the workforce even after they have reformed and turned ...

Harlem Week Celebrating 44 Years

This year’s Harlem Week celebration began with a tremendous show of culture and community Sunday, July 29, and continues through Aug. 31, marking the event’s 44th year with a huge show at Grant’s Tomb.

New Yorkers brace for MTA fare hikes…again

Delays, signal problems and new lows in service. Seems like the perfect time to announce an increase in charges for the service, right? If you’re the MTA, that answer is: maybe?