Popular Topics


URBAN AGENDA: Eviction prevention is good housing policy

Fifty-seven years ago, the Supreme Court upheld providing counsel in criminal proceedings as a constitutional right: when life and liberty interests were at stake, the court’s Gideon v. Wainwright ruling held that individuals were entitled to a court-appointed attorney if ...

Age and activism: A discussion panel reframes aging

Growing old comes with its stigmas.

Protestors refuse to gloss over Bratton’s legacy

“Working together in partnership in our neighborhood-based policing initiatives, they are forging the way forward in crime fighting and collaboration,” wrote former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in his resignation letter addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Hasidic man found guilty in beating of Black gay man

Reports indicate that 24-year-old Mayer Herscovic faces up to 15 years in prison after he is found guilty of beating a Black gay man in Brooklyn.

Bronx DA and legal aid clear 355 warrants

It was a breezy fall-like morning last Saturday when Jerome Brown stood in line at the Mount Hope Community Center in the Bronx, waiting for his certificate signifying a clean record.

Bronx DA drops assault case against Mamadou Diallo

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that Amadou Diallo will not be prosecuted in the death of a man he had beaten for trying to rape his wife in their apartment.

Muslim cleric and aide assassinated

Last Saturday afternoon, Imam Alauddin Akonjee and his aide, Thara Miah, had just finished worship at Al-Furqan Jame Mosque in Queens when they were shot in the back of the head and killed.

Millions March NYC occupies City Hall Park

On Aug. 1, just one day before NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his surprise resignation, the Millions March NYC organization came out to occupy City Hall Park.

Protest commemorates one year since death of Sandra Bland

A protest is taking place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 13 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who suspiciously died while in jail in Texas in 2015.

NYCHA: Harlem developments not being sold and demolished

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.

Thousands in NYC protest fatal police shootings; at least 40 arrested

At least 40 were arrested in Times Square Thursday while protesting the police-related shootings of two black men this week, police said.

Exonerated Michigan man leaves prison

Davontae Sanford spent more than eight years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He knew he was innocent, and his lawyers say that police should have, too.

Crown Heights Jewish Community Council offering free air conditioners

Free air conditioners are available to Brooklyn residents with medical conditions.

Freeze your rent

Calling all New York City senior citizens—your rent does not have to go up.

No unrest after latest Freddie Gray verdict

According to J.C. Faulk, a Baltimore activist and founder of An End to Ignorance, a group that combats systemic racism, the neighborhoods were “eerily quiet.”