A man’s faith and a DA who believed in his innocence

Michael Waithe, 52, served time—a year and a half of a possible four-and-a-half-year sentence—for a crime he didn’t commit. Through his 30-year ordeal of fighting to be cleared and the prospect of being deported, he says he never lost his ...

Organizations call on City Council to drop NYPD proposal

Last week, a group made up of nearly 60 organizations sent a letter to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the council itself to oppose their proposal to add 1,100 police officers to the New York Police Department’s ...

Loretta Lynch: U.S. attorney general confirmation watch

Loretta E. Lynch, 55, may soon make history. She will be the 83rd U.S. attorney general if and when she is confirmed.

Communities searching for solutions to gun violence

This past weekend, with the last strains of a harsh winter replaced by rising temperatures, gunshots rang out in three New York boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan.

Noted women host 'For Sisters Only' panel at NAN convention

Female panelists came together to discuss issues and topics relating to Black women and girls during the National Action Network’s 15thannual convention last week.

‘Helping others survive’

At the State Office Building in Harlem, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs held their Women’s History Month Celebration.

Grand engagement ceremony takes place in Brooklyn

A magnificent engagement ceremony was held Saturday, April 11 at Brooklyn’s Eden Palace Banquet Hall, joining the Shittu and Banire families.

Hearing from victims of police brutality

In the wake of the police killing of an unarmed Black man in North Charleston, S.C., the National Action Network’s annual conference kicked off last Wednesday.

Increased Black diversity in the US, New York City

Just recently, the Pew Research Center released a report that said the number of Black immigrants has more than quadrupled since 1980.

From New York to DC, folks set off on #March2Justice

Monday kicked off Justice League NYC’s first March2Justice

Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy merges academics and activism

This week's Black New Yorker is activist and educator Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

Author Elizabeth Alexander hosts book signing

Professor and author Elizabeth Alexander is hosting a book signing for her memoir, “The Light of the World,” at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

City college student organizations rally in solidarity with 60,000 workers

Various student organizations at the City College of New York rallied in front of the Wille Administration Building Wednesday, advocating for more student services on campus.

Community bids Dr. Ben farewell

Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Delta Sigma Theta hosts annual book fair

The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is having its annual Black Book Fair Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Medgar Evers College.