Bedford Union Armory—A battle for affordability

Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson spoke out against development of the Bedford Union Armory and for affordability in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

ACLU goes to court for appeal in Kashad Ashford case

The ACLU went before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday appealing the Kashad Ashford police killing case in Trenton.

Newarkers mourn murder of neighborhood street performer

Community members in a Newark neighborhood are mourning the killing of a beloved street performer known as “Uggie.”

Person killed when pushed in front of 1 train at Times Square, officials say

A person was shoved in front of the 1 train and fatally struck at Times Square on Monday afternoon, officials said.

1 NYPD sergeant killed, 1 wounded in shootout with Bronx burglary suspect

An NYPD sergeant was shot and killed and another was wounded while pursuing a burglary suspect in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police sources confirmed.

Emotionally disturbed man dies after police officer uses Taser on him in the Bronx

A Bronx man is dead after an NYPD officer used a Taser on him Wednesday night.

Manhattan DA releases 'Domestic Violence Initiative' task force report

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance released the report of his office’s “Domestic Violence Initiative,” compiled with input from dozens of city agencies, community-based organizations and experts over the course of a two-year collaboration.

Black Solidarity Day is Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, a day in which Black people in the United States take a “day of absence” to make an assessment of the struggle for freedom and plan the way ...

Great Women in Music celebrate ‘The Divine One’ at Harlem Besame

Great Women in Music is a New York City-based ongoing celebration of the many contributions women have made to music and the world. Since 2001, GWIM has annually presented a month-long festival in October.

Newark mayor and port employers announce agreement to provide more jobs for residents

Residents in Newark are now getting a fair shot at getting the many port jobs available thanks to Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Council on Port Performance coming together to create a Workforce Development Implementation Team.

Somerset County awards grant to fund first African-American museum in Central Jersey

The Sourland Conservancy received a $67,688 grant from the Somerset County Historic Preservation to support the creation of the Stoutsburg Sourland African-American Museum—the first African-American museum in central New Jersey.

Eighth Annual Freedom Dance celebrates Assata Shakur

The eighth annual Freedom Dance is set to take place at the National Black Theatre (2031 Fifth Ave.) in Harlem Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Newark Anti-Violence Coalition condemns recent police shooting and celebrates return of Chibok girls on National Day of Action

The Newark Antiviolence Coalition held its 15th annual National Day of Action Oct. 22. The organization highlighted the recent police killing of two men that occurred on North 7th Street near Abington Avenue in Newark.

Immigrants and supporters shut down George Washington Bridge

Immigrants and supporters shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge for 45 minutes during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

Harlem’s MLK Park reconstruction begins

Picking up shovels, elected officials, activists, residents and those from Quennell Rothschild & Partners, the landscape architects for the project, lauded the Harlem groundbreaking of Martin Luther King Park on Malcolm X Boulevard between 113th and 114th streets.