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Manhattan DA will not re-open cases linked to Central Park 5 prosecutors

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will not re-open the case history of the two prosectors involved in the Central Park Five wrongful conviction case.

Chamber Coalition offers day of opportunities; celebrates Juneteenth & Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The Chamber Coalition-New American Chamber of Commerce, the African-American International Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic-American International Chamber of Commerce...

Omega Psi Phi Kappa Omicron Chapter holds 10th Annual Food Pantry Drive

The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently donated $5,000 to five community food pantries in the city.

State legislators pass bill allowing jury duty exemption for breastfeeding women

The State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation providing breastfeeding women an exemption from jury duty.

Black South Jersey teacher claims she endured racial abuse

Black school teacher Tammy Jordan was the first Black teacher hired at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, N.J. in 25 years.

West Point cadet killed in accident laid to rest

Family and friends gathered on Tuesday for a memorial service for Christopher J. “C.J.” Morgan, the 22-year-old cadet killed during an accident when a vehicle overturned at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Pilot dead after helicopter crash lands onto roof of Manhattan office tower

A helicopter made a crash landing onto the roof a 54-story skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon

Flag Raising Ceremony commemorates Juneteenth

The 400 Years of African-American History Commission celebrated the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth Freedom Jubilee Celebration, to share “The History of Slavery” and to memorialize its ending.

A festive Inez Dickens garden party

A garden party given by Assemblymember Inez E. Dickens last Saturday in Harlem was a vibrant mixture of awards celebration, banquet, schmoozing, concert and, of course, fundraising.

48th Annual African Arts Festival marks 50th anniversary of the founding of the East organization

The International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn’s most beloved celebration of African culture and family, returns to Commodore Barry Park on Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Roxanne Watson sharing her gift of life

Roxanne Watson of Nanuet, N.Y. spent the last seven years trying to increase the number of people registered for organ donation. She recently exceeded her goal of registering over 11,000.

Community-based early childhood educators to de Blasio: ‘What about us?’

Last month, the Day Care Council of New York launched a campaign to raise awareness about community-based early childhood centers.

Defense rests in Daniel Pantaleo trial after calling expert witnesses

It was the battle of the expert witnesses Wednesday as the defense rested in the trial of Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Central Park 5 prosecutor Linda Fairstein resigns from nonprofits after Netflix series backlash

A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series "When They See Us," a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial.

Man arrested, charged for rape of 78-year-old woman in Queens home

Police arrested and charged a man in connection to the rape of a 78-year-old woman inside a Queens home.