Community Calendar: March 2- March 8

Greetings! The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was an evening of some diversity, with wins by Denzel Washington-directed “Fences” star Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress and Mahershala Ali becoming the first Muslim Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor in ...

Three-Fifths Clause Awareness Day commemorated at the Schomburg Center

On Sunday, March 5, “Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day” is being observed for the first time in the city. A special program will take place at 3 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

What happened when Flatbush said no?

With the help of the grassroots organization Equality for Flatbush, Errol’s Caribbean Bakery in Brooklyn has recently accomplished what many small businesses have been struggling to do in the rapidly gentrifying borough: secure a new, affordable lease.

Groups break ground on affordable and supportive housing in the Bronx

New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $52.2 million affordable and ...

The Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry hosts ‘Mothers in Pain’

Nine mothers and a father whose sons were killed by gun violence in Jersey City recently came together at a community rally to recount the details of how their sons were murdered and what they have done and what they ...

Faith leaders to protest Trump's immigration policies

Tuesday, March 7, an Interfaith group of religious leaders will host an Interfaith/Unity Rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m.

District judge to Syracuse jail: Stop solitary confinement for children

The Justice Center jail in Syracuse, N.Y., won’t be putting children in isolation any longer.

Women Strike Back: Preparations being made for International Women's Day

Approximately six weeks after the Women’s March that took over the country, A Day Without a Woman plans to do the same.

Get it together yellow taxis

I recently read that yellow cab drivers are trying to put pressure on the mayor, City Council and New Yorkers to assist them in their hyper-expensive medallion woes.

All Aboard!’ with Brian Demar Jones

Brian Demar Jones is making all the right stops in his lead role as The Conductor in the new off-Broadway musical, “All Aboard!”

Viola on the front line at 80

Veteran political strategist, educator and organizer Viola Plummer is 80 years young!

Community Calendar: February 23 - March 1

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, December 12th Movement presented “Malcolm X Speaks in the Era of Trump” at Sistas’ Place, in Brooklyn.

New York natives honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

On Saturday evening, three New York City natives were awarded at the 31st annual BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference.

Jersey City named most diverse city in America

According to a study by WalletHub.com, Jersey City is the nation’s most diverse city in the nation, receiving a score of 95.88 out of 100.

Anti-police terror open-house conference takes place

Local activists held a free-of-charge open-house conference on Saturday All Souls Unitarian Church “Reidy Hall”