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Ex-firefighter accused of torching Black fireman’s NY home after racist note was found gets prison

A former New York firefighter said stupidity, not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague’s apartment.

Ex-corrections officer sentenced to one year in jail

A former corrections officer was sentenced to one year in a city jail for smuggling contraband Friday and was also ordered to pay several court fees.

Increasing affordable housing in NYC

Prepare your down-payments, New York City, because Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that his administration secured 24,293 affordable apartments and homes in Fiscal Year 2017, the highest overall production since 1989, according to the New York City website.

New study: Black homeownership falls to 42.2 percent

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2017.” This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity.

Tulsa officer acquitted in shooting is resigning from police force

An Oklahoma police officer who was acquitted in last year's shooting death of an unarmed black man will resign from the Tulsa Police Department next month, she announced Friday.

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

“My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013.

Brooklyn Community Board says no to city’s plan for armory

Brooklyn’s Community Board 9 voted unanimously with one abstention (35-0) against the city’s plan to turn a Crown Heights armory into a condo tower with office space and a recreation center.

Women in the media discuss journalism in light of a divided country

Saturday, June 17, at Barnard College, WAM!NYC, the New York City affiliate of Women, Action and the Media, hosted its eighth annual gender justice in media conference, “Report the Fact, Frame the Future.”

Brownsville Houses receiving new appliances with help of Assemblywoman Latrice Walker

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker allocated more than 1 million dollars to Brownsville Houses for new appliances that will be arriving to residents starting June 1 with the last delivery scheduled for June 30.

Apartment hunting? Do these 4 things before signing a lease

Moving is stressful. And not just because of the cost.

NAACP, NYCHA tenants and workers battle city council’s apprenticeship requirement plan

The NAACP, NYCHA tenants and advocates gathered at City Hall Monday to speak out against a potential law requiring apprenticeships for construction workers. The bill (Intro. 1447), which currently has the support of the New York City Council, comes as ...

NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase rent on 1, 2-year leases

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted 7-2 to increase rent 1.25 percent on one-year rent-stabilized leases and a 2 percent increase on two-year leases.

Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap

The median existing home price climbed to $252,800 in May, according to the National Association of Realtors, exceeding the peak hit in June 2016 of $247,600.

East Orange observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day to combat violence

Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.

After homicide, black U. of Maryland students demand change -- and get it

For years, students complained, saying University of Maryland officials needed to do more to prevent or respond to racist incidents on campus.