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Brooklyn borough president announces affordable housing for Brooklynites

In May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced construction of affordable housing units over the next decade in Ocean Hill, with commercial space and community facility use. Last week, joined by elected officials, developers and community leaders from across the ...

Regina Belle rocks the boat at HCCI’s 10th Jamboree benefit dinner cruise

Thursday, Aug. 7, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement held its 10th “Jamboree!: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson” at Chelsea Piers aboard the Spirit of New York.

Former Black Panther Marshall ‘Eddie’ Conway welcomed to NYC

Packed to capacity was the event at Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center of 1199 SEIU, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, to welcome Marshall “Eddie” Conway.

Links, Inc. Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter 6th Annual Summer Soiree

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2014, the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., held its 6th Annual Summer Soiree at Harlow East in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with finely dressed women and spouses, lively ...

Honoring the centennial of the Hon. Marcus Garvey’s UNIA-ACL

Founded by Marcus Mosiah Garvey in 1914, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) celebrates 100 years of supporting and proclaiming Black nationalism.

De Blasio rolls out $12.7 m plan to curb gun violence citywide 

Bill de Blasio is now counting on “violence interrupters” to help his administration prevent gun violence in some of the city’s most crime-infested neighborhoods.

Family, politicians, community demand justice for police-slain Ramarley Graham

Ramarley Graham’s parents, Constance Malcolm and Francelot Graham, held a rally Wednesday to deliver thousands of petitions demanding U.S. Attorney General Holder and Preet Bharara open a full DOJ investigation.

MTA giving opportunities to MWBEs

The MTA is making historic moves when it comes to working with certified minority- and women-owned businesses in giving them their fair share of work on projects.

Get on the Justice Caravan

Saturday, Aug. 23, civil-and human-rights activists will assemble on the other side of the Verrazano Narrow-Bridge, not the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, as marchers did in 1965

Englewood raises age for cigarette buyers

Englewood, N.J., became the first town in the state to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. Meanwhile, a bill is making its way through the state Legislature that would ...

Video educates those who struggle with credit debt

Although African-American households are in less debt today than they were in 2008, credit card debt and bad credit continue to affect the Black community disproportionately.

Tyrik ‘Keyz’ Washington has an Emmy, a mission and a vision

The founder of the entertainment and media company New Day Music Group, Tyrik “Keyz” Washington, won gold at the 57th annual New York Emmy Awards gala Sunday, March 30. The Brooklyn native was the first producer to be nominated for ...

Blake fights residency status, receives endorsement of progressive-minded coalition

Michael Blake, a candidate for New York’s 79th Assembly District seat, was stuck in a battle with other candidates in court to prove his residency.

Staten Islanders demand real justice for Eric Garner

Last Thursday night at the Central Family Life Center, what started as a five-person panel to educate the neighborhood on their legal and civil rights escalated into the audience challenging one another and their hosts from the NAACP to initiate ...

Multiple unions endorse Bichotte for Assembly

Several prominent unions have endorsed Rodneyse Bichotte for New York Assembly in the 42nd District.