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U.S. Supreme Court voids death sentence of Black Georgia man

In a 7-1 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia citing race discrimination in the jury selection.

City forces landlords to repair buildings with cluster homeless units

Seven buildings used as homeless shelters with a combined total of 726 building code violations are being forced by the city to clean things up.

Report: State's 'eviction bonus' largest contributor to rent increases on stabilized apartments

According to a report by the Community Service Society, New York State’s “eviction bonus” is responsible for nearly 50 percent of the citywide total increase in stabilized rents above inflation.

Charges against postal worker dismissed in police misconduct case

Brooklyn District Ken Thompson dismisses charges against a letter carrier whose U.S. Postal Service vehicle was left unattended following his arrest.

Ex-North Charleston officer indicted on federal charges in Walter Scott death

A grand jury Wednesday indicted former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on federal charges in last year's shooting death of Walter Scott.

City considers reducing rents for 1M families; why tenants and landlords have doubts

After setting an historic record last year by not raising rents on the city's 1.03 million rent-regulated apartments, the Rent Guidelines Board now considers making local history again by actually reducing rents for the first time ever.

Jail Ain’t No Good Walkathon stirs community

Early in the afternoon Saturday, April 24, men, women and children began a march down Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, chanting and singing the phrase “Jail ain’t no good!” accompanied by a small police escort.

Mom of slain teen rallies at Gracie Mansion

Four years after her unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom for allegedly having a gun, Constance Malcolm took her fight for justice to Gracie Mansion Sunday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire the ...

Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of ...

Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland to pay $6 million to settle family's lawsuit

The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by police gunfire in November 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court.

Ramarley Graham supporters urge de Blasio to fire killer cops

Tuesday afternoon, April 12—what would have been Ramarley Graham’s 23rd birthday—a diverse assortment of activists displayed the power of the people by converging on City Hall to deliver a petition supported by approximately 60,000 signatures to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ...

Write in ‘Reparations Now’ for president

The Great Debate in Harlem on the 2016 presidential election held at The Center of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School last week proved to be a provocative and probing community discourse.

Comunilife opens 65 units of affordable housing for special needs and low-income residents in the Bronx

Health and human service not-for-profit Comunilife opens its newest supportive and affordable housing building in the Bronx.

Steps to finding affordable apartments in New York City

The city of New York is an exiting place to live in because it is big and therefore offers many places to go, activities and many different people to meet.

Women of Wisdom helping others

Women of Wisdom is bringing women of all walks of life together to share inspiring stories.