Toni Morrison says ‘racism not over until a cop shoots a white unarmed teenager in the back’

In an interview published last Sunday, award-winning author Toni Morrison shared her sincere assessment of race relations in allegedly post-racial America.

Northside Center hosts 2015 child development gala

The Northside Center for Child Development held its annual Celebrate Northside Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan.

Bed-Stuy’s Paul J. Cooper Center holds Walk-A-Thon

May is National Mental Awareness month. The drug and mental-health issues that have plagued the Bedford-Stuyvesant community have also caused an escalation of violence in some cases.

Alabama State University New York-Metro alumni chapter celebrates 50 years

The New York Metro Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University recently celebrated celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at Antun’s in Queens.

Schumer calls for immigration protection for Nepalese nationals in the US

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer called for the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese nationals currently residing in the United States.

Malcolm X Committee to honor Herman Ferguson

Saturday, May 16, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting a special memorial appreciating the life and legacy the late Herman Ferguson, their legendary founding chair.

Family members of New Yorkers killed by police meet with Cuomo

The surviving family of New Yorkers slain by members of the New York Police Department met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week. Family members have called on the governor to implement police reform and re-established their opposition to ...

Another NYPD officer slain

After a crazed Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos last December in Brooklyn, it came at a time when protesters were still outraged over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner ...

Donovan heads to DC, Richardson to Albany

Tuesday night was “special” for both Democrats and Republicans in New York City.

President Obama launches MBK Alliance at Lehman College

President Barack Obama delivered remarks at an event launching the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Lehman College in the Bronx Monday.

May Day rally takes on new meaning

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Manhattan on Friday to participate in the annual May Day rally.

Families of New Yorkers killed by police meet with Gov. Cuomo

The surviving family members of New Yorkers killed by the police over the past decades brought their demand for a special prosecutor for police killings directly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Capitol office in Albany.

A fundraiser for Judge Tanya R. Kennedy

Sylvia Alston’s place was packed Sunday afternoon to alert the community of Judge Tanya Kennedy’s re-election bid. Let us hope that her courtroom is never this crowded.

Rep. Charles Rangel fundraiser at Sylvia’s Also in Harlem

Supporters of Rep. Charles Rangel attended a fundraiser at Sylvia’s Also Restaurant in Harlem

NJ police shot 15 people in the past two years

A scathing report out of New Jersey indicates that 15 people have been shot by police in the Garden State over the past two years. Nine died at the hands of law enforcement.