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Basketball team finds hanging Black puppet at NJ high school

Officials are investigating after a black puppet was found hanging by its neck in a room where a northern New Jersey high school’s girls basketball team was changing before a game.

New Yorkers still demand return of Chibok girls

Back in April 14, 2014, nearly 300 high school girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, Boko Haram is a terrorist group that wants to increase Islamic practices and get rid ...

Nearly all New York subways about to get cell service

New Yorkers are about to lose one of their last excuses for not responding to work calls.

50th anniversary of Kwanzaa celebrated in Brooklyn at PS 258

The 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa was celebrated all over the world and all across the city in New York.

Package to combat hit-and-runs proposed to city council

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Transportation Committee, announced the introduction of a new bill to curb hit-and-runs in New York City, as well as plans to introduce several other bills shortly.

Prayer vigil held in Brooklyn for Chibok girls

The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn is launching a 1,000-day prayer vigil for the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria in 2014.

Dozens of commuters injured when NYC train comes off track

More than 100 people were hurt Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and was knocked off the tracks during the morning commute.

East New York Restoration Center to host job fair

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, the Workforce 1 Career Center will host a job fair.

Pan Afrikan Muslim Association to host community meeting in Weequahic HS in Newark during Black History Month 

Calling 10,000 to faith, family, neighborhood, unity, peace and power, the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association will host a massive community meeting for Muslims of African descent, for the African-American community and for humanity at Weequahic High School, 279 Chancellor Ave. in ...

NYPD suspends cop who allegedly posted Snapchat of handcuffed family

Waking up with a gun to her face, handcuffed along with her family and having the incident posted on Snapchat, was not how Kimberly Santiago expected to start her morning last Thursday.

Christmas celebrated across the city

The spirit of the holiday was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate Christmas with food, family, friends and good cheer.

Calls grow for firing of white New Jersey State employee who harassed Black Muslim woman

Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.

Anniversary of the passing of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery observed in Newark

The People’s Organization For Progress held an observance on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, Sunday at the Lincoln Monument in downtown Newark.

Second Avenue subway launches New Year’s Day

The M.T.A. announced Monday that the long-delayed Second Avenue subway line is on track to launch its inaugural ride this New Year’s Eve, with local politicians and M.T.A. brass in attendance.

NYPD deputy inspector indicted for sexual abuse

NYPD Deputy Inspector Keith Walton has been indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and other charges for grabbing the private area of a police officer and making her do the same to him inside the 49th Precinct stationhouse, where he served ...