Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the Garifuna Coalition USA and HealthFirst in hosting a Garifuna heritage reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall this week
Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced plans to relaunch efforts for the city to landmark Black baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s family home, located at 5224 Tilden Ave.
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speech on the 2014-15 state budget, Billy Easton, executive director of Alliance for Quality Education, said when it comes to school aid, the governor is claiming credit for a victory for which he provided no leadership.
Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody ...
Obama spoke before an audience of 16,000 that treated him like rock star at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Before Obama took the stage, the Rev. Al Sharpton praised him for working to help America’s most vulnerable citizens.
Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson
Last week, Newark mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries commented after a Newark man, charged with setting a fire to Ras Baraka’s campaign bus in February, was connected to Shavar Jeffries’ campaign.
Backed by the Bronx Democratic County Committee, Assemblyman Carl Heastie and 1199SEIU, the health care workers union, Councilman Andy King received the majority of votes in District 12 of the Bronx, in 2012, beating five opponents.
It has been 17 months since Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast, leaving hundreds of houses and properties destroyed.
13 city officials received certificates from the Urban Justice Center on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, April 3. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.
Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.
Once again the Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to our democratic rights by striking down any limitations on campaign contributions.
It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.
The Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights released its sixth annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.
The onslaught against President Barack Obama by corporate giants Charles and David Koch has caused two elderly civil rights veterans, George Richardson and Ingrid Frank, to request support from the grassroots movement.