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A call to courage

A little over one week ago, pure evil visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Congratulations to our centenarians

A proud East New York threw a huge birthday party this week for the oldest person in the world.

Supreme Court upholds key health care provisions

President Barack Obama’s administration secured a major victory last week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Confederate flag flap

It took nine innocent lives and 154 years to do it, but the Confederate flag that once flew proudly over South Carolina is at the center of debate.

Activist removes confederate flag from S.C. statehouse

Thirty-year-old activist Brittany Ann Byuarium “Bree” Newsome utilized a harness to scale a 30-foot pole in front of the South Carolina statehouse, in Columbia, S.C., Saturday morning to remove the racist Confederate flag. When she made it halfway up, police ...

Fresh air fund children leave for summer experience in the country

Monday morning, over 145 New York City children left for one- and two-week experiences with volunteer host families in suburban and small town communities as the Fresh Air Fund kicks off its 139th program.

Obama evokes God’s grace

After his rousing, heartfelt eulogy for the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama was called “Rev. President” by several of the AME pastors.

Ex-offenders sue for discrimination

Last Thursday, the NAACP New York State Conference Metropolitan Council of Branches filed a class action lawsuit against employers who use the job sites Monster, ZipRecruiter and Indeed to illegally post job listings in New York with bans on applicants ...

Final victim laid to rest in Charleston

Funeral services for the ninth and final victim of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre were held Tuesday in South Carolina.

Akai Gurley died as cops argued four minutes before getting help

As 28-year-old Akai Gurley bled to death in a darkened Brooklyn project stairwell, rookie cop Peter Liang and officer Shaun Landau argued for four minutes before getting help for the East New York native, according to newly released court documents.

Black churches burning again

The slaughter of nine Black worshippers in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was a tragic reminder of the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in ...

Baltimore County Police fatally shoot unarmed Black man

Questions linger after police fatally shoot an unarmed Black man near Baltimore, according to reports.

Obama evokes God’s grace

After his rousing heartfelt eulogy for the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama was called “Rev. President” by several of the AME pastors. His eulogy was part praise for Rev. Pinckney and part sermon with Obama summoning God’s grace.

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal across America

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled all 50 states must allow same-sex couples to marry and recognize their marriages.

WATCH: Funeral services for South Carolina massacre victim Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney were held Friday.