Grandmother playing dominoes in Harlem park killed by stray bullet

Odessa Simms, 61, played dominoes and watched the pinochle games here in the 145th St. park for as long as Harlem residents could remember.

Jarret Freeman—From Penn State wrestler to wannabe politico

For some New Yorkers, the mid-twenties are a time of exploration.

The mayor says ‘vote’ in many languages

Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded those who are able to register to vote by making voter registration forms available in five more languages: Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic. Prior to this expansion, voter registration forms were ...

Newark gearing up for sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City”

Officials are preparing for the sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City” in an effort to curb violence in the city.

Young Jersey City victim released from hospital on the same night she was shot

This week, a press conference was held to report on the condition of 16-year-old shooting victim Tylasia Black and demand an investigation into the treatment she received from the Jersey City Medical Center.

Community members urge Bronx DA to drop assault charge against Mamadou Diallo

A coalition of community members and criminal justice reform advocates are asking the Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark to drop assault charges against Mamadou Diallo, a taxi driver who was responsible for the death of a man who tried to ...

Latest scam manipulates caller ID systems to pose as NYS Tax Department reps

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to the latest tactics being used by con artists.

New York imam, his assistant killed near mosque

A New York imam and his assistant were gunned down in broad daylight Saturday after prayers at a nearby mosque, police said.

Black Lives Matter NYC hosts tribute service for 2nd anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

Community members and families affected by state-sanctioned violence gathered at Riverside Church Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Over the weekend, Jamaica Avenue’s commercial strip, from Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street, came alive once again as Cultural Collaborative Jamaica celebrated the 20th annual Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival.

Sun, fun and a 5K run in Bed-Stuy

On a beautiful bright summer Saturday morning (Aug. 6, 2016) dozens of people showed up to participate in the 500 Men Making a Difference second annual 5K run, as they hosted their seventh annual Mens Day in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Families came ...

Montclair’s Minority Police Officer Association hosting school supply giveaway

Montclair’s Minority Police Officer Association is preparing for their ninth annual Free School Supplies event, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Glenfield Park.

Newark swears in new police chief

Veteran investigator Darnell Henry is sworn in as the new chief of the Newark Police Department at a ceremony last week at Newark Tech Essex County Vocational School. Henry had been serving as acting chief since his appointment earlier this ...

Schumer demands Congress pass bill providing $1.9 billion funding for Zika

Worry is engulfing the United States as more Zika virus cases are discovered on national grounds. Zika, a virus that is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti species mosquito, has been found to cause birth defects and other health-related issues.

Marcus Garvey lives!

The spirit of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. illuminated the streets of Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2016.