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City Hall celebrates Juneteenth

Last week, members of the New York City Council marked the 148th anniversary of the first Juneteenth with a celebration at City Hall. The event was a festive occasion complete with drum processions, libations, poetry and dance.

The architects of the Central Park Five debacle: Where are they now?

Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wise have seen justice in the form of a $40 million settlement with the city of New York over their wrongful convictions in the “Central Park Jogger” case from two ...

Verl Thomas showing the world of wonder

Verl Thomas wants African-Americans to see the world, and he’s doing it one tour at a time. Along with his wife, Latifah Chinnery, Thomas is co-owner of the New York City-based, Black-owned travel agency Equator 3 Tours LLC.

The 43rd International African Arts Festival kicks off July 3

The board of directors, staff and volunteers of the International African Arts Festival (IAAF) just hosted their press conference and reception to launch the 43rd annual festival at the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn.

African-American conductors make history on Broadway

A watershed moment, a major milestone, recently took place on Broadway, with the orchestras of four major shows led under the batons of distinguished African-American music directors and conductors.

Tributes to Michael Jackson on fifth anniversary of his death

Wednesday, June 25 marked five years since the untimely death of legendary entertainer Michael Jackson.

Links host Community Partnership Forum

The Community Partnership Educational Seminars Series’ final spring forum, “The Most Important People to Have in Your Life, as You Age Gracefully,” commenced on May 29 at the Brookdale Center for Aging at Hunter College/CUNY.

Brownsville Matters

Last Wednesday, June 18, new Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson stuck to a campaign promise and went deep into the heart of Brownsville, Brooklyn, to talk with the everyday people there.

Renters see lowest rent increase in history

Ignoring Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council’s recommendation for a rent freeze, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) on Monday voted to increase rents. Landlords can raise costs of the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments 1 percent for the ...

Youth Move is “all about the energy”

On Monday, June 23, the National Action Network’s (NAN) Youth Move, founded by Ashley Sharpton, held its weekly “Huddle” at the NAN House of Justice in Harlem. The Huddle is a meeting place for young dreamers of today who aspire ...

No fuss: De Blasio reveals city budget without ‘song and dance’

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed the city’s $75 billion budget, which represented a slight turn from the highly publicized tug-of-war it had become during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure.

Reaction to ‘Central Park Five’ $40 million settlement

Twenty-five years after the initial miscarriage of justice, New York City is finally looking to settle with the “Central Park Five” for $40 million.

Upper Manhattan Polling Results are In

The poll numbers are in for upper manhattan's District 13. Charles Rangel narrowly won with 47% of the vote. Andriano Espaillat came in second with 44%.

Today Upper Manhattan Decides Their Democratic Nominee

Today is the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional district of NYC. The polls are open until 10 pm. Todays primary is being held to determine who will be the Democratic nominee for the 13th Congressional District of NYC.

Cuomo Reconsiders Medical Marijuana

Days after deep negotiations, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that New York may become the 23rd state to permit medical marijuana.