Victims of police violence share their stories at public forum in Newark

Public records document 418 incidents of police misconduct over two and a half years in Newark.

Ambassador Johnson-Cook launches ProVoice/ProVoz Movement in Harlem

After serving under two U.S. presidents and accomplishing much in her career, Ambassador Suzanne Johnson-Cook came off her sabbatical in October 2013 with a vision for the ProVoice/ProVoz Movement.

Brooklyn borough president discusses importance of emergency preparedness

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a forum on Sept. 17 to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness during a natural or man-made disaster.

Expert pathologist: Eric Garner died in police chokehold

An expert forensic pathologist hired by the attorneys representing the family of Eric Garner, whose death was ruled a homicide after an apparent police chokehold that Police Commissioner William Bratton said is prohibited, concurs with the city’s medical examiner’s autopsy ...

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Native Harlemite

After getting shot up in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur joined the ancestors six days later, Sept. 13, at 4:03 p.m. On the 18th anniversary of his transition, local activists reflected on ...

Sharonnie Perry: True New Yorker, champion for Interfaith Hospital, community and spirit

Brooklyn’s own Sharonnie Perry is a long-time community activist, an efficacious leader and a staple in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. She is a charismatic organizer who is capable of galvanizing some of the most politically influential leaders to effect positive ...

Metro Briefs 9/25 - 10/1

News from around the community.

Black female firefighter promoted to FDNY lieutenants

Last week at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, alongside 55 other FDNY members, Tracey Lewis became the second Black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in the department’s history.

U.S. Census: In New York, poverty still a problem

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that poverty is still a major problem in the tristate area.

DOJ takes on Ramarley case 

Two and a half years later and after two failed grand juries, the parents of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham may now find some solace, as they were told that the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office has launched a federal civil rights investigation ...

Greenetrack wants to get the green light

Luther Winn, president and CEO of Greenetrack, the largest Black-owned casino developer in the country, is looking to bring the success of casinos to New York State not only to stimulate business for the state, but also to transform a ...

Harlem hosts African American Day Parade

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 45th Annual African American Day Parade takes place in Harlem.

Celebrities, fans gather for public memorial service for Ruby Dee

The life and legacy of actor, author and activist Ruby Dee is honored with a public memorial celebration Saturday at The Riverside Church.

Groundbreaking of new cultural center in East Harlem

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute recently broke ground at the former firehouse at 120 E. 125th St., which the institute is renovating into a cultural center for East Harlem.

New Jersey News 9/18 - 9/24

News from New Jersey