Appreciation for the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell

Saturday, March 25, 2017, Stephen Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harlem community held an appreciation luncheon to honor one of their own, the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell.

Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club History Month celebration

The Negro Business and Professional Women's Club in Harlem celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing local young women “for their talents, self-worth and love of self.”

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation gears up for biking season

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

National Action Network hosting 26th annual convention April 26-29

The National Action Network is hosting its 26th national convention April 26 through April 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.

Petition aims to block proposal to limit maximum security prison visits

A petition on change.org hopes to put the brakes on a proposal by the governor to cut down on the number of visits to prisons.

Free showing of 'The Birth of a Nation'

The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.

Developers behind Bedford Armory extol project’s virtues

Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.

Applebee’s speaks on closure of 125th Street location

Applebee’s is the latest chain restaurant to close its doors in Harlem making it the third chain to leave the neighborhood.

The hidden costs of segregation

It's pretty well established that racial segregation limits access to jobs, education, public services and other resources for people in high-poverty neighborhoods.

Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano delivers speech at 61st session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

From March 13 to March 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosted its 61st session at the U.N. and associated venues. The CSW is a global organization that focuses on empowerment of and equality for women.

Hazel Dukes celebrates glorious 80th birthday

All the big wigs and their friends flocked to the Upper West Side’s Society of Ethical Culture to celebrate Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State conference president, on her 80th birthday.

City's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab coming to Brownsville

Brownsville, Brooklyn, is chosen as the city’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab.

A.G. warns consumers about tax scams

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.

HELP USA honors Joe Biden at luncheon in NYC

Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian ...

Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.