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Toy giveaway brightens holidays for veterans and military families in the Bronx

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its Toy Giveaway for the children of veterans and active military members last Saturday.

Snow shovelers needed for winter season

As the winter season begins, snow shovelers are needed to dig out the Big Apple. The city is hiring temporary snow laborers to clear away snow.

Nicole Barnwell—Spreading the HBCU gospel

Nicole Barnwell is making sure that students in the Tri-State area know that historically Black colleges and universities are an option when it comes to higher education.

Homeless NYC: Turning vacant properties into permanent housing

According to advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, approximately 63,000 people are sleeping in shelters in New York City, leaving many people with no place to call home this Christmas.

CCRB report: NYPD rejecting more of our findings

The new semiannual report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board revealed that the New York Police Department is ignoring their recommendations and refusing to provide names and badge numbers to citizens.

NYPD officers now required to identify themselves, let people know they can refuse being searched

NYPD officers will soon be required to identify themselves and inform people that they have the right to refuse to be searched in nonemergency encounters.

Arrests made in 2015 killing of rapper Chinx

Two men have been arrested in the 2015 drive-by shooting death of Lionel Pickens, a New York City rapper who performed under the name Chinx and was gunned down while he and a friend sat at a red light in ...

Dr. Brenda M. Greene honored by the Brooklyn Oldtimers Foundation Inc.

Dr. Brenda M. Greene, chair of the English Department and executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, was honored at the 45th anniversary celebration of the Brooklyn Oldtimers Foundation Inc. Sunday, Dec. 10, at ...

Civilian FDNY employees file discrimination lawsuit

According to a new lawsuit, discrimination in the FDNY isn’t limited to actual firefighters.

Police: Girl, 15, met killer on social-media who stabbed her 80 times

Philadelphia police reported that on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the 200 block of South 49th Street, they discovered the burnt corpse of a 15-year-old African-American girl named Sabriya McLean, who had been stabbed more than 80 times ...

Boy Scouts of America honors Harlem’s most prominent figures

Harlem Scouts pose for a picture with the 2017 Harlem Good Scout Award honorees. Robert Gore M.D., Beatrice Polk and Emil Wilbekin.

Isaac Kusi, Krismark shea butter and palm oil lotion innovator

Born and raised in Ashanti, Ghana, Isaac Kusi is the founder and CEO of Krismark in the Bronx. He is a purveyor of sophisticated, smooth shea butter and palm oil lotions.

Higher Heights Black Women Lead at Rainbow Room

The Rainbow Room was the venue for the fabulous Higher Heights Black Women Lead event

Police fatally shoot machete-wielding man in the Bronx

A machete-wielding man was shot dead by police in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Tuesday, officials said.

New plan suggests subways end 24-hour service to speed up repairs

In the hopes to revamp the MTA, a new plan has suggested that subways end 24-hour-service to speed up repairs.