Dominique Sharpton a powerful youth advocate

Dominique Sharpton was just a toddler when her father, the Rev. Al Sharpton, marched the streets of Bensonhurst in the late 1980s over the racially charged death of Yusef Hawkins.

The exhaustion breakthrough—the book!

Star Jones hosted a book signing for Dr. Holly Phillips, who signed copies of her new tome, “Exhaustion Solution,” at The Writing Room on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

New York arts and entertainment leaders join FPWA’s ‘Personally Speaking’ series

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies convened its “Personally Speaking” series Wednesday, June 3, featuring leaders in the fields of arts and entertainment who have helped make New York a more vibrant and artistic city.

Greg 'Jacko' Jackson film festival being held in Brownesville

The fourth annual Greg “Jocko” Jackson Film Festival is taking place Friday, June 12 at the Brownsville Recreation Center, located at 1555 Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn. Youth films will be shown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women changing the face of the formerly incarcerated

Former Bedford Hills inmate Iris Bowen has gained her independence through education.

Farrakhan speaks to activists and community leaders in Harlem

A couple hundred “people who influence people” gathered to listen to Minister Louis Farrakhan in a closed-door meeting Friday, June 5, at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building.

Bratton under fire for comments about lack of diversity in the NYPD

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton makes disparaging statements about diversity in the NYPD during an interview with The Guardian, a British newspaper.

State troopers and fans clash outside Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium

After performances from the likes of Meek Mill, Big Sean and Fabolous, Summer Jam attendees are left MetLife Stadium to a disastrous sight.

NY Urban League hosts 50th Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner

The New York Urban League held its 50th anniversary Frederick Douglass Dinner Tuesday, May 19 at Pier Sixty.

Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project comes to Newark

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition brought his Wall Street Project Summit to Newark, N.J., this past week.

Foster care children are not invisible kids

All my life I have been invisible.

385+ killed by cops in 2015

Police, nationwide, have killed 385 people during the first five months of 2015.

Mayor de Blasio: How's he doing?

On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke with host Jon Stewart about his increased national profile.

NYC Female Firefighters still face discrimination

Locally, female firefighters are still battling to be treated equally.

Assemblywoman Annette Robinson sponsors mental health forum

Thursday May 2, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson (56th A.D., Brooklyn) held a community forum to discuss mental health in the community at Restoration Plaza.