New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on his “raise the age” promise and appointed members to a new committee devoted to the issue.
In one of several significant moves during his first few months in office, newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson tapped Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as special counsel to the district attorney for the revamped ...
The NYPD is shutting down a surveillance operation aimed at Muslims. Known as the Demographics Unit, NYPD tactics included going undercover to gather information on Muslims, along with eavesdropping on public conversations among those in the faith.
Marissa Alexander’s ongoing case will hit a pivotal point on May 16, when a hearing will determine if there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing along with jury selection slated in July.
NYPD officers handed out fliers on April 2nd near the notorious intersection of 125th street and Lenox Ave where several deadly accidents have taken place in the past few years. The fliers warned about the dangers of double parking for ...
The city has welcomed its inspector general, an officer to oversee the New York Police Department.
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.
United Parcel Service workers are fighting back over the loss of their jobs.
New York City area airport workers continued their fight for better wages last Friday while honoring a civil rights legend.
While mainstream media has focused on the situation in the Ukraine, an apparent internal conflict has escalated in South Sudan, causing injury, death and forcible displacement of thousands of innocent Sudanese.
Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder in August 1989 and spending over 24 years in prison.
Community waits for Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to settle the Central Park 5 case.
A-Grade Rating Past and Present City Council Members Reaffirm Commitment to Advocating for Human Rights
The Urban Justice Center gave out certificates to 13 City Council members on Thursday April 3, on the steps of the City Hall in Manhattan. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights ...
The family of the late Avonte Oquendo is still looking for answers and an apology in the case of the missing and now deceased 14-year-old autistic boy
On Tuesday, March 11, Glenn Ford, 64, stepped from the grueling confines of Louisiana’s infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for the first time in nearly 30 years after a Shreveport, La., judge vacated his murder conviction.