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Black NJ teen claims cops beat him after car crash

The family of a Black 16-year-old is looking for answers after they say police officers brutally beat the teen after a car crash in Middlesex County.

Activists uniting to fight anti-sanctuary city efforts in NYC

May 31, residents in a Queens’ neighborhood attempted to stop federal immigration agents from taking into custody a man charged with reentering the United States illegally from Guyana, according to the New York Daily News.

Man in custody in connection with shooting of boy celebrating 5th birthday in the Bronx: police

A person is in custody in connection to the shooting of a 5-year-old boy celebrating his birthday in the Bronx, NYPD Chief Robert Boyce tweeted Tuesday.

Fleet Week takes over New York

Last week members of the U.S. armed services showed off their skills, their sailing cities and their great manners during the annual Fleet Week.

Imam Talib: Put on the whole armor of God

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid, 66, is the imam of the Harlem-based Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Inc. According to his biography, before being elected to his present position in 1989, he served as the assistant imam of the MIB—which is considered ...

Activists talk fare evasion arrests

Last week, elected officials and activists directed New Yorkers’ attention to the increase in fare evasion arrests on New York City subways.

Brooklyn armory project: More housing for the rich?

“Since the very beginning our message has been clear: We will not allow public land to be used for the purpose of luxury condominiums. I stand here today with my colleagues in government to demand Mayor de Blasio go back ...

Black Veterans for Social Justice host annual veterans’ parade

The Black Veterans for Social Justice hosted their sixth annual Bedford-Stuyvesant Memorial Day Parade through the heart of the neighborhood from the historic Restoration Plaza down Marcy Avenue.

Activists condemn the rebranding of Harlem

Activists gathered last week to condemn the rebranding of Harlem south of 125th Street as “SoHa.” Comptroller Scott M. Stringer even delivered remarks at a Manhattan Community Board 10 news conference on the southeast corner of West 115th Street and ...

Former Amy Ruth’s owner in dire straits

Carl Redding once paid for a couple of kids to attend Rice High School, when it was still around. Carl Redding is used to helping other people.

‘Harlem: Home of Immigrants’

It didn’t take those summoned to the GHCC 2017 Partnership/Sponsors Breakfast Meeting long to pick up on Lloyd Williams’ announcement of the theme for the upcoming Harlem Week.

AT&T, Coke & more ditch Puerto Rican Day Parade over controversial honoree

Big-name sponsors are yanking their support from New York's 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade after organizers decided to honor a man labeled by U.S. officials as a terrorist.

Stefani Zinerman, a prominent successful women in her community

Stefani Zinerman has worked with Robert E. Cornegy since former President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012. After the Obama campaign, Cornegy wanted to run for City Council, and hired Zinerman as his petition and campaign manager.

NYSAC executive director talks Raise the Age task force

Passed almost two months ago as part of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, raising the age of adult criminal responsibility for non-violent felons isn’t as simple as it might look.

Northside Center for Child Development holds gala

May 8, 2017, the Northside Center for Child Development, a local nonprofit based in Harlem that has provided early childhood education, behavioral health and enrichment services to low-income New York City children and their families for more than 70 years, ...