Somerset County awards grant to fund first African-American museum in Central Jersey

The Sourland Conservancy received a $67,688 grant from the Somerset County Historic Preservation to support the creation of the Stoutsburg Sourland African-American Museum—the first African-American museum in central New Jersey.

Eighth Annual Freedom Dance celebrates Assata Shakur

The eighth annual Freedom Dance is set to take place at the National Black Theatre (2031 Fifth Ave.) in Harlem Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Newark Anti-Violence Coalition condemns recent police shooting and celebrates return of Chibok girls on National Day of Action

The Newark Antiviolence Coalition held its 15th annual National Day of Action Oct. 22. The organization highlighted the recent police killing of two men that occurred on North 7th Street near Abington Avenue in Newark.

Immigrants and supporters shut down George Washington Bridge

Immigrants and supporters shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge for 45 minutes during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

Harlem’s MLK Park reconstruction begins

Picking up shovels, elected officials, activists, residents and those from Quennell Rothschild & Partners, the landscape architects for the project, lauded the Harlem groundbreaking of Martin Luther King Park on Malcolm X Boulevard between 113th and 114th streets.

Harlem-made products in Whole Foods Market

During the Harlem Park to Park event, the public was invited to meet the first 11 Harlem vendors selected to have their products carried in the new Whole Foods Market on 125th Street (opening 2017).

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/27-11/2

Witches in the air but we don’t care. Ghost and goblins everywhere. Me in my costume make people stare. All I can say is you better beware. On Halloween night you better say a prayer, spirits from the grave a ...

New York’s homeless stuck between the government and residents

Terraine is the mother of a 17-year-old son. She is a veteran. She has been homeless since May of 2015. She has stayed in temporary locations and shelters in every borough except Staten Island, and she has spent a few ...

Fusion East hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch this Sunday

In the spirit of October being the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, Fusion East restaurant is hosting their own brunch Sunday, Oct. 30. Fusion East is a new Caribbean and soul food restaurant located in East New York.

Queens boy heard screaming inside locked school bus after falling asleep

A Queens woman is outraged after her grandson was left alone on a school bus Monday morning.

Girl, 15, found bruised with her teeth knocked out near Bronx subway station: NYPD

A 15-year-old girl was found injured near Gun Hill Road in the Olinville section of the Bronx Monday morning.

NYC community making strides against breast cancer

This past Sunday, Oct. 16, thousands of people came out to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in New York to help bring awareness to the disease, which is attacking women and men all over the nation.

FDNY ignores claims of racism

It appears the largest predominantly white fire department in the United States hasn’t learned its lesson yet.

NAACP New Jersey State Conference hosts 2016 annual convention in Cherry Hill

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP held its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13-16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Freedom of the press

I recently taught my Introduction to Politics students a unit in which we discussed the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent amendments that have been added to our incredible governing document.