Honors student jailed at Rikers makes bail with the help of Kennedy organization

Pedro Hernandez, an honors student jailed at Rikers and who was at risk of losing his full-ride to college, has made bail thanks to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a justice organization headed by Kerry Kennedy, the nonprofit said.

New Jersey raises smoking age to 21

New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19.

Eric Garner memorialized on the third anniversary of his death

The audience was silent as the ceiling lights of the church dimmed and the video displayed on giant TV screens began to play.

Prostate Health Educational Symposium slated for Long Island

The fifth annual Prostate Health Education Symposium is scheduled for Bethel AME Church of Freeport on Long Island, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

Ex-corrections officer sentenced to one year in jail

A former corrections officer was sentenced to one year in a city jail for smuggling contraband Friday and was also ordered to pay several court fees.

First female African-American judge named in Passaic County

LaToyia Jenkins Stewart makes history this week as she becomes the first female African-American judge in Passaic County.

N.J. officer charged in beating of Black teen

The police officer involved in the beating of a Black teen in Carteret, N.J., has been charged.

Black faith leaders rally on Capitol Hill against health care bill

Tuesday African-American clergy from across the nation convened on Capitol Hill to call on Congress to reject the budget proposed by the Trump administration and the health care bill.

The Fathers and Men of Professional Basketball Players visit Queens

On Father’s Day, several Queens families were treated to a gift from the organization Fathers and Men of Professional Basketball Players. Five fathers from the group descended upon the Renaissance Middle School (IS 192) in St. Albans.

Mayor David Dinkins celebrates 90th birthday at Gracie Mansion

Last week Mayor David Dinkins was honored as “walking history” as he celebrated his 90th birthday at Gracie Mansion.

Whole Foods opens in Harlem

A new Whole Foods supermarket opened in Harlem.

Department of Consumer Affairs continues to warn about predatory lending in the used car industry

The Department of Consumer Affairs is in the middle of its public awareness campaign to educate current and prospective used car owners about the rise of predatory lending in the used car industry.

Free mobile legal help center coming to the Bronx

Council Member Andy King is hosting a free civil legal services mobile van Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the annual 12th Council District Fun in the Son Community Engagement Day event outside the Evander Childs Football ...

WBAI turns up the volume at City Hall

The personnel of radio station WBAI-FM spoke their minds, not on the radio but at City Hall July 13.

Report: Blacks and Latinos arrested more frequently than whites for marijuana possession

According to a recently released report, Black and Latino New Yorkers made up 86 percent of the 60,000 marijuana arrests made between 2014 and 2016, whereas white New Yorkers and others made up just 14 percent.