Police Commissioner resigning in September

“Ding dong the warlock is gone!” declared an elated Assemblyman Charles Barron, upon hearing that the somewhat controversial police commissioner had just announced that he was going to be retiring next month.

An open letter to Queens electeds

Dear Councilman Donovan Richards Jr., Senator James Sanders Jr., Congressman Gregory Meeks and Assemblywoman Michele Titus,

Third annual Black Expo comes to New York City

Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.

The genius of Otto Neals: painter, sculptor, printmaker

Educators have long advocated for arts education.

P.O.P. leader Larry Hamm reports back from DNC

People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Lawrence Hamm is giving a report on last week’s historic Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and he said, “We have a lot to talk about.”

NAACP New Jersey State Conference 2016 annual convention set for October

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP is set to hold its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13 through Oct. 16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

King Sunny Ade returns to the Brooklyn stage

King Sunny Ade returns to the Brooklyn stage.

Bronx BP Calls for Shap/EBT Tech Advances

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging his agency to adopt rules that will make it easier for consumers to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits online ...

NYC Emergency Management Brings Mobile Office to the Bronx

The New York City Emergency Management Department visited the Bronx Tuesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination and planning with residents.

Activists disrupt party unity at the DNC

Last week, the Democratic Party held their national convention at which candidate Hillary Clinton formally accepted the party’s nomination for president.

Homeless advocates demand NYPD end ‘move along’ orders

Several homeless and community groups, including Picture the Homeless, Communities United for Police Reform, the Street Vendor Project and the Justice Committee are coming together to demand an end to the NYPD’s “move along” orders.

Assemblyman Michael Blake claims he was victim of excessive force

Reports indicate that the incident occurred Saturday while Blake was at a community barbecue event at the Gouverneur Morris Houses in the Bronx.

Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake accuses NYPD officer of using excessive force

A Bronx assemblyman filed a complaint against the NYPD after an officer used "excessive force" on him on Saturday.

Eric Garner death commemorated

Sunday, July 17 marked two years since the police killing of Eric Garner. Family members, activists and the community gathered for events.

1199/GNYHA breast cancer screening venture

A joint venture between 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association urges women to undergo breast cancer screening.