NYC to pay $3 million to settle Kalief Browder lawsuit

New York City will pay $3 million to the family of Kalief Browder, whose long detention in solitary confinement and suicide at age 22 made him a symbol of a broken justice system, city officials said Thursday.

Celebrating Peace Week in NYC

On Dr. King’s actual birthday, New York City elected officials kicked off Peace Week with anti-violence leaders at City Hall. Erica Ford, co-founder of Peace Week and founder and CEO of LIFE Camp Inc., and A.T. Mitchell, co-founder of Peace ...

Cooking it up with chef JJ Johnson

Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has already made a name for himself as an award-winning culinary master at The Cecil and Minton’s restaurants in Harlem with his Pan-African culinary style.

Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club hosts their 43rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

New York Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde was the keynote speaker as the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

NYPD cracking down on heroin in the Bronx

The south Bronx still struggles with rampant heroin abuse.

Plainfield Area Club of Frontiers International Inc. hosts their 43rd annual Memorial Breakfast for Dr. King

Next Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 9 a.m., the Plainfield Area Club of Frontiers International Inc. will host their 43rd annual Memorial Breakfast for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Plainfield High School

New Jersey survivors of solitary to share stories of life in isolation

Six survivors of solitary confinement in New Jersey are publicly sharing their stories later this month about their life-altering experience in solitary confinement.

February SNAP benefits being issues early in New York due to government shutdown

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive their full February benefits early, because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.

Pastor’s son charged with sex abuse, incest; community protests Brooklyn church

Community members demonstrated in front of the 61-year-old Progressive Baptist Church on Howard Avenue Sunday

Brooklyn pastor charged with multiple counts of sex assault

Myia Maples broke down in tears as she told PIX11 News about the alleged sex abuse and rape of her 14-year-old sister, allegedly by her own father, Matthew Gibson.

Suspects involved in police brawl released from custody

A wild scene unfolded in broad daylight at the corner of Broadway and 169th Street in Washington Heights when police officers repeatedly kicked and struck two people who were resisting arrest.

Marijuana funding to go to MTA

With 10 states across the country, including Washington, D.C., recently legalizing recreational cannabis, New York looks to join and reap the financial rewards.

Community on edge after death of Black man at hands of police in Paterson

Several protesters took to the streets of Paterson, N.J. on Tuesday in protest over the death of Jameek Lowery.

PHOTOS: Dominique Sharpton-Bright and husband welcome new baby

Dominique Sharpton, the oldest daughter of the Rev. Al Sharpton, and her husband, Dr. Marcus Bright, celebrated the arrival of their first child.

Wegmans hiring and training full-time employees for new Brooklyn store

Hiring and training are now underway for Wegmans Food Markets’ expansion into New York City at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.