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Spending per inmate in city jails reaches $132,019

The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, ...

Community celebrates Sean Bell 10-year anniversary

This past Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Nov 25, 2016, the parents and former fiancé of Sean Bell celebrated the life of the 23-year-old father of two, who was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets by three NYPD ...

Airbnb urges hosts not to discriminate against guests

In a city where the average rent is nearly $4,000, finding cheap and affordable housing is a long and tiring mission.

Judge Constance Baker Motley gets a lane

A number of dignitaries and elected officials joined members of the Motley family for a ceremony last Saturday for the co-naming of a lane in honor of Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first Black female federal judge in the nation.

The ‘Three Doctors’ honored with mural unveiled in Newark’s West Ward



The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.

Bronx Council Member Andy King gives away turkeys and coats

City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.

Paul J. Cooper Center serves early Thanksgiving dinner

Paul J. Cooper Center for Human Services, Inc. turned its administrative offices on the second floor at 510 Gates Ave. into a festive dining room and served an early Thanksgiving dinner to the community.

Uptown giants receive Harlem Good Scout Award

The Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council, presented the Harlem Good Scout Award to three community leaders at an event Nov. 17 at the Alhambra Ballroom.

FDNY launches proactive recruiting campaign

The FDNY has set out on a proactive mission to recruit more firefighters and EMTs in an active November campaign to encourage young people to join the Fire Department.

Sean Bell 10 years on—The city remembers

“Nov 25, 2016, marks the 10-year anniversary for Sean Bell,” said Valerie Bell, mother of the slain unarmed 23-year-old father of two young girls, who was shot dead in a hail of 50 police bullets as he left his bachelor ...

Thanksgiving Day meals in the community

Several churches and organizations are giving away free Thanksgiving Day meals.

Newark says goodbye to ‘Uggie’

Community members in Newark came together this week to lay to rest the beloved street performer known as “Uggie” at New Hope Baptist Church.

Black Panthers celebrate 50th anniversary in NYC

This past week the New York chapter of the original Black Panther Party celebrated their 50th Anniversary/Legacy Weekend in Harlem. Attendees included Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Sekou Odinga, Dequi Kioni Sadiki and Jamal Joseph.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Jumanne Williams host ‘Girl’s Empowerment Day’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Jumanne Williams host ‘Girl’s Empowerment Day’

Association of Black Educators of New York hosts fall conference

The Association of Black Educators of New York hosted a fall conference Nov. 12 entitled “Supporting the Emotional Health, Emotional Growth and Learning of All Students.”