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Family, politicians, community demand justice for police-slain Ramarley Graham

Ramarley Graham’s parents, Constance Malcolm and Francelot Graham, held a rally Wednesday to deliver thousands of petitions demanding U.S. Attorney General Holder and Preet Bharara open a full DOJ investigation.

MTA giving opportunities to MWBEs

The MTA is making historic moves when it comes to working with certified minority- and women-owned businesses in giving them their fair share of work on projects.

Get on the Justice Caravan

Saturday, Aug. 23, civil-and human-rights activists will assemble on the other side of the Verrazano Narrow-Bridge, not the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, as marchers did in 1965

Englewood raises age for cigarette buyers

Englewood, N.J., became the first town in the state to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. Meanwhile, a bill is making its way through the state Legislature that would ...

Video educates those who struggle with credit debt

Although African-American households are in less debt today than they were in 2008, credit card debt and bad credit continue to affect the Black community disproportionately.

Tyrik ‘Keyz’ Washington has an Emmy, a mission and a vision

The founder of the entertainment and media company New Day Music Group, Tyrik “Keyz” Washington, won gold at the 57th annual New York Emmy Awards gala Sunday, March 30. The Brooklyn native was the first producer to be nominated for ...

Blake fights residency status, receives endorsement of progressive-minded coalition

Michael Blake, a candidate for New York’s 79th Assembly District seat, was stuck in a battle with other candidates in court to prove his residency.

Staten Islanders demand real justice for Eric Garner

Last Thursday night at the Central Family Life Center, what started as a five-person panel to educate the neighborhood on their legal and civil rights escalated into the audience challenging one another and their hosts from the NAACP to initiate ...

Multiple unions endorse Bichotte for Assembly

Several prominent unions have endorsed Rodneyse Bichotte for New York Assembly in the 42nd District.

MTA giving opportunities to MWBEs

The MTA is making historic moves when it comes to working with certified minority and women-owned businesses in giving them their fair share of work on projects.

Bed-Stuy resident celebrates 105th birthday at Stuyvesant Heights Neighborhood Center

In 1909, there was a separate and unequal doctrine inherent to America’s social and political system that permeated the air and wreaked long-lasting psychological havoc on the minds of Black folks.

Tourism and awards at NYC Economic Development Day

As ever, the luncheon was the centerpiece at the New York City Economic Development Day at Columbia University last Thursday.

Church fire deemed suspicious

The recent fire at the Byways and Hedges Youth for Christ Ministry has been deemed suspicious. The blaze occurred during last week’s National Night Out.

Mayor de Blasio signs ‘Avonte’s Law’

Sometimes, it takes a tragedy for something to get done.

MS113 getting their dancing feet ready

As Brooklyn junior high school M.S. 113–Ronald Edmonds Learning Center prepares to begin the new school year, students are getting excited over their great dance program.