Local activists urge U.S. Attorney General to investigate deaths of women of color in police custody

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, Tamika D. Mallory and Yandy Smith-Harris, leaders of Justice League NYC and Black Women’s Roundtable, along with other activists, will gather in front of the Department of Justice Monday to urge U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch ...

Red Cross seeks blood donations during final weeks of summer

The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

Activists group demands no police presence at Michael Brown commemoration

The Black Summer Coalition is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Ferguson uprising Sunday, Aug. 9 at 12 p.m. in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Ramarley ’s mother: ‘DOJ act now’

Flanked by dozens of youths outside the Department of Justice office in downtown Manhattan, the mother of Ramarley Graham urged U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to speed up his investigation and slap civil rights charges on Richard Haste, the NYPD officer ...

AG investigating death of Raynette Turner

Law enforcement officials in Mount Vernon said anyone in a holding cell is supposed to be checked on every 15 minutes, but at least an hour had passed between the time Raynette Turner was last seen alive and the time ...

‘Honoring Those Who Serve, Above and Beyond’

Pace Business College held an awards ceremony for 10 veterans, the event titled “Honoring Those Who Serve, Above and Beyond.”

Soul Summit Music Festival

So, I am 17. I don’t know much about house music, but I want to see parents and grandparents going nuts at the Soul Summit Music Festival in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoons, 3 p.m. to 8 ...

Judge rules Garner records to be kept secret, NYCLU continues to fight

While his last breath was recorded for the public to see, the records from the grand jury that let his murderer go will remain sealed.

50th anniversary celebration for Minisink Townhouse and NYC Mission Society

The New York City Mission Society will be celebrating 50 years at the vibrant community center Minisink Townhouse this weekend, Aug. 8.

NJ attorney general: Remove state officials’ names from Jerame Reid lawsuit

Reports indicate that acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman wants state officials removed from the lawsuit stemming from the police shooting of Jerame Reid.

Rapper Common and Mayor Ras Baraka to ‘Occupy the City’

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, actor-rapper-activist Common and thousands of Newark, N.J., residents will unite to “Occupy the City” Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.

Legionnaires’ disease creates health scare for city

Legionnaires’ disease is the latest health scare that has taken New Yorkers by storm and put the city into somewhat of a frenzy.

Michael Tucker says no to ‘suns out, guns out’

The summer’s sun comes with a slight sense of dread. That old adage is often repeated, “Sun’s out, guns out.”

Summer surge of synthetic marijuana causes overdoses, crime

Synthetic marijuana is flooding the streets of major U.S. cities this summer, causing a surge in overdoses and, according to some police officials, a rise in violent crime

HARLEM WEEK: Senior Citizen's Day celebrates Harlem's golden residents

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Harlem hosted the Senior Citizens Conference on “Demystifying Technology” at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on Tuesday.