United Women Firefighters and The Vulcan Society host firefighter-themed festival at St. Mary’s Park

United Women Firefighters and The Vulcan Society Hosted a festival held at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx this past Saturday, April 8, in an effort to bring more diversity to the FDNY. Participants were able to file for the ...

PROFILE: Caran Menardy

Caran Menardy is known throughout Harlem for her colorful hair and appearance, but April 21 she is known for her purple blazer, a white ruffled blouse and a purple Afro wig.

Newark Liberty Airport hosts MWBE outreach forum

Newark Liberty International Airport hosted a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Outreach Forum this week, for contractors, vendors and consultants seeking to learn about contracting opportunities for the airport’s $2.4-billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program.

Laurie Cumbo holds Easter egg hunt in Fort Greene

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, held a community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park in partnership with several community-based organizations on the eve of Easter Sunday.

Daughtry annouces $5,000 Atlantic Yards/NetsDBNA community foundation grants

Activist pastor the Rev. Herbert Daughtry just announced that the Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Community Foundation and the DBNA Capacity Building Grant Program will provide grants of $5,000 to Brooklyn-based community organizations

Suspicious: Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in the Hudson River

Statements of sympathy and grief for Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, in many ways reflecting the ordinary and extraordinary people she touched, are coming in from people in all walks of life.

Constance Malcolm seeks justice for her son Ramarley Graham on his 24th birthday

Eighteen-year-old unarmed Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in front of his grandmother and younger brother.

Joining forces to combat homelessness

Veterans are more likely than nonveterans to experience homelessness. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, like the general homeless population, veterans are at a significant risk of homelessness if they have low socioeconomic status, a mental health disorder ...

NYS Tax Department refutes fake news with facts

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance this week set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds are issued.

Meals on Wheels recipients threatened under proposed Trump budget

Charles Abel, a 65-year-old man living in Baltimore, is among the millions of Americans who rely on Meals on Wheels, a program that President Trump plans to cut dramatically under his budget proposal.

‘IN MY WORDS’ with New Settlement’s program for girls and young women

The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.

Morris Heights Center Community to host spring baby shower

Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morris Heights Health Center and Fidelis will be hosting their free spring baby shower for mothers in the community.

The Go Africa Festival coming in July

The Go Africa Network Inc. is collaborating with Go Africa Health LLC, Go Caribbean Inc., Go Africa News LLC and The African Union Expo LLC to host a one-day street festival.

Center for Community and Ethnic Media to offer new class

Starting April 25, the Center for Community and Ethnic Media will be offering a new class, the Health Reporting Fellowship.

Booker, Pallone and NJ groups stand in solidarity against Trump's anti-environment agenda

In New Brunswick, N.J., outside of the Environmental Protection Agency Edison Environmental Center, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Frank Pallone, state and local elected officials and local environmental groups stood in solidarity against President Trump’s anti-environmental agenda and abandonment of ...