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City Council passes bill to track and limit the use of solitary confinement at Rikers Island

It was after visiting solitary confinement cells at Rikers Island and being greeted by “very small cells with graffitied walls, the smelling of urine, rusted beds with mattresses with mildew on them and a very small window letting in just ...

Anti-Sharpton police speak out

In a full-page ad in Tuesday’s New York Times, the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD published an open letter to the chairperson of the Democratic National Convention.

Medgar Evers College Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Police Brutality

The Medgar Evers College “Focus on Ferguson … and Beyond” town hall meeting will give the college community an opportunity to reflect on the latest tragic incidents and determine strategies for reforming the relationship between communities of color and law ...

Parents of Ramarley Graham demand Dept. of Justice launch federal probe

It has been exactly one year since the U.S. Department of Justice promised to launch an investigation into the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed Bronx teen who was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom in February 2012 by NYPD ...

College students nationwide show solidarity with Michael Brown

Frustration and the call for justice continues to reverberate across the country, including on college campuses, over the death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, who was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in a St. Louis suburb two ...

Thousands march on Staten Island for Eric Garner

“Overwhelmed” was a word repeatedly uttered by the family members of Eric Garner during the rally on Staten Island Saturday.

Now What? The country waits for developments in Michael Brown, Ferguson case

The shots fired by Officer Darren Wilson that cut down Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9 are still echoing.

The Past is not Dead, It’s not even Past

"To see the destructive potential, the absolute militarization of the police force in Ferguson, is a chilling reminder of Birmingham, Ala,..."

Newark Rally against Police Brutality

Community activists joined supporters seeking justice for the Michael Brown and Abdul Kamal killings as they all gathered at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Avenue in Newark yesterday for a peaceful rally.

State of City Pays Wrongly Convicted Man $13 million

On Monday, Jabbar Collins, 42, convicted of the 1994 killing of an Orthodox rabbi, won a $10 million settlement with New York City. During the trial, Collins’ lawyer, Joel Rudin, exposed questionable policies under Hynes and his top assistants.

Imam Jamil Al-Amin relocated to medical facility

Supporters of political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (f.k.a. H. Rap Brown) contend that the power of the people earned the 71-year-old revolutionary’s July 14, 2014, transfer to a medical facility, where he could be properly diagnosed and treated. It had ...

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 ...

Michael Brown—the world responds

“Arrest Darren Wilson now! Get the warrant, knock down his door, handcuff him, perp-walk him, arraign him, indict him, convict him. Nothing less.” These are the words of respected activist Rosa Clemente, teaching assistant at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Social media lets the world know about Ferguson

The exchange of information on social media of the Michael Brown story showcased the good, the bad and the ugly of modern-day journalism.

Brooklyn borough president announces affordable housing for Brooklynites

In May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced construction of affordable housing units over the next decade in Ocean Hill, with commercial space and community facility use. Last week, joined by elected officials, developers and community leaders from across the ...

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