NYC Mayor: Legionnaires' disease outbreak has peaked

An outbreak of the disease in the Bronx has claimed seven lives, de Blasio said. All of the victims were older adults with additional underlying medical problems.

Ramarley Graham’s mother: ‘DOJ should stop dragging its feet’

Flanked by dozens of youths outside the Department of Justice office in downtown Manhattan last week, the mother of Ramarley Graham urged U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to speed up his investigation and slap civil rights charges on Richard Haste, the ...

Mount Vernon community activist calls on DOJ to investigate Raynette Turner death

Mount Vernon community activist Samuel L. Rivers is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Raynette Turner.

Disclose Pantaleo’s records, judge rules

If a police officer has a record of substantiated misconduct, should this information be made available to the public? Yes, according to State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger.

Cypress Hills’ new farmers market offers healthy eating to underserved residents

In communities throughout New York City, access to affordable, nutritious food has been scarce, with residents stuck having to walk far out of their way to find quality, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Funding for CUNY falls short, as college tuition increases

Last Wednesday, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students across the state fled their minimum-wage jobs and summer internships to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invest in higher education.

Bronx unemployment numbers drops again

Numbers from the New York State Department of Labor show another drop in the unemployment rate and a significant increase in the labor participation rate in the Bronx.

All Star Code celebrates another year, AT&T scholars

July 25, All Star Code hosted its second annual Summer Benefit, raising more than $600,000 at the sold-out event in East Hampton, N.Y. Christina Lewis Halpern, All Star Code’s founder and executive director, also made a major announcement that evening—an ...

Boogie at Inez’s birthday bash

When Councilwoman Inez Dickens of Harlem gives a birthday bash-cum-fundraiser, you can expect a massive turnout, fabulous food and the sound of backslapping and glad-handing, all of which was present last week at MIST Harlem, and it was a special ...

Council members honor African-American ballerina Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland solidified her place in history when she was named the first African-American principal of the American Ballet Theatre in its 75-year history.

Local nonprofit launches pop-up to promote small businesses and fund HBCU scholarships

This Saturday, Aug. 1, a local community service organization is launching a pop-up shop to promote minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as fund scholarships to HBCUs in Harlem at ImageNation Raw Space.

It’s time to reform Rikers Island

It’s time to reform Rikers Island.

Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA Community Foundatioin and DBNA capacity building grant program to hold awards ceremony

The Atlantic Yards/NETS/DBNA Community Foundation and the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance Capacity Building Grant Program will hold their first ever awards ceremony Thursday, July 30 at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Eric Pryor named new president of Harlem School of the Arts

The Harlem School of the Arts has named Eric G. Pryor its new president, replacing Yvette Campbell, who left the position in June.

Black woman found dead in jail cell in Mount Vernon

A Black woman was found dead in jail cell in Mount Vernon.