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Wayne Devonish is part of 500 Men Making a Difference

Wayne Devonish is creating a new paradigm of Black men and community service with his 500 Men Making a Difference organization.

The 21st Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture

The 21st Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture was held in Harlem for the first time.

Sarah Vaughan stamp unveiled

A ceremony is held in Newark to unveil the new Sarah Vaughan postage stamp.

125,000 Brooklyn voters removed from rolls, comptroller will investigate

Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in this week’s New York Democratic Primary saw yet another controversy emerge.

City comptroller says HPD shortchanging M/WBEs on contract opportunities

According to a recent audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, minority- and women-owned business enterprises aren’t getting their fair share of contract opportunities in the Department of Housing Preservation.

NYPD officers fatally shoot man in Queens

A birthday party turned deadly early Sunday morning, as a 32-year old man was fatally shot by four NYPD officers in South Ozone Park.

The Akai Gurley case continues-no mistrial in killer cop case

Despite a last minute effort from attorneys for (now former cop) Peter Liang to get the conviction thrown out, the Amsterdam News heard late on Thursday afternoon, that presiding judge Danny Chun declared that there will not be a mistrial.

Contractor who bilked pianist Cecil Taylor sentenced

Later this month, April 15-24, the virtuoso pianist Cecil Taylor will be in concert at the Whitney Museum as part of its Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition series.

Investigation into 16-year-old’s killing continues

Law enforcement officials are still seeking clues to last month’s killing of Juwan “Chico” Tavarez, 16, in East Harlem’s Jefferson Houses.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. holds annual “Delta Day” at the United Nations

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. convened its Annual “Delta Day” March 18, 2016 in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations. With the theme “Gender Motivated Violence: Empowering Women and Girls with Solutions,” the convention focused on issues that affect ...

Museum of Drug Policy pop-up

The Museum of Drug Policy, a pop-up cultural hub coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly’s Special Session on the global drug problem, is scheduled to take place April 19-21.

Will the Democrats avoid a split?

On the Democratic side, we wait to see how Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders will handle the recent surge of contentiousness between them, some of which is sure to surface during their debate on Thursday.

Mikey likes it and you will, too

It’s no surprise that on any given day Michael “Mikey” Cole’s Lower East Side ice cream parlor, Mikey Likes It, has a line of people waiting to get flavors such as “Foxy Brown,” “Ice Ice Baby” and “Mint Condition.”

The Black Institute’s one percent solution for MWBEs

Although there has been an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses in New York, they remain vastly underfunded, according to a recent report by The Black Institute.

Philip White: One year later

March 31 marked one year since the death of 32-year-old, Black, unarmed Philip White in Vineland, N.J.