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MOREHOUSE COLLEGE ALUMNI CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

The Morehouse College Manhattan Alumni Association held its 25th annual MLK Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser Monday at the Cecil in Harlem.

COUNCILMEMBER JUMAANE WILLIAMS LEADS HEARING ON AIRBNB

Tuesday, the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, chaired by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, held an oversight hearing titled, “Short-Term Rentals: Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods?”

POLICE CONTINUE SEARCH FOR QUEENS WOMAN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The Missing Persons Unit of the New York City Police Department is continuing its search for 37-year-old Bibi Kadim, a developmentally disabled individual, who has been reported missing since Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

AKAI GURLEY CASE GOES BEFORE GRAND JURY

The family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by police in a Brooklyn housing project says they have faith that the DA will bring the case to justice.

Ralph Gilmore: Father, artist and ‘Mayor of Harlem’

When 40-year-old graphic designer Ralph Gilmore was growing up in Harlem, he was exposed to limited career options.

Students to see ‘Selma,’ for free

Like the historic march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, the movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., is part of an unprecedented campaign to make sure that young school children in the ...

Charles Barron holds historic inauguration in East New York

Religious leaders from the Rev. Herbert Daughtry to Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad gathered with the masses.

The New York state conference of NAACP branches

The New York State Conference of NAACP Branches, led by the state President Hazel N. Dukes, held its annual meeting, along with a mandatory training session for branches and youth and college chapters members, Saturday, Jan. 10, one of the ...

Lynch mobbed

Rather than an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio about the current turmoil between his office and the NYPD, some officers would prefer more manpower, more police cars and better protective vests.

New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus members demand action on special prosecutor bill in next session

Recently, New York’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus reaffirmed its intention to pass legislation requiring a special prosecutor to be used for cases involving the death of an unarmed civilian by a police officer

Brooklyn DA to exonerate another man wrongfully convicted of murder

Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.

January is National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become regular blood donors this year, starting during National Blood Donor Month in January.

Mayor: Officer Liu ‘was a good man’

It was a dreary, teary Sunday morning and afternoon for the funeral services of officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, N.Y. With police officers from all over the nation and some from abroad, all of them standing in formation along 65th ...

Being fit with Josie

Even though the holiday season is behind us, that doesn’t mean stories of good deeds must stop.

Cuomo vetoes bill to change city jails’ prosecutor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last week that would have allowed the Queens district attorney’s office to have jurisdiction and prosecute crimes that occur on Rikers Island and in other New York City jails.