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Civil rights activists, prominent leaders rally outside NFL Headquarters, scold league for ‘dangerous’ anthem policy

Civil rights groups and community leaders served up a message of defiance outside NFL headquarters in Midtown Friday.

Wrongly convicted Black man is exonerated after spending years in prison

John Bunn’s tears continue to flow after a court cleared his name from a 17-year prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Federal Judge: $2.2 million verdict to family of Mohamed Bah stays

A federal judge rejected City Hall’s attempt to throw out a $2.2. million verdict to the family of the late Mohamed Bah. Manhattan Federal Judge Kevin Castel ruled against the city’s desire to have the ruling dismissed because Detective Edwin ...

You need a nearly $100k income to rent some ‘affordable’ housing in NYC

Some residents are questioning just how affordable some city listed “affordable housing" is in their neighborhood— while the city is defending its housing offering.

Bed-Stuy battles against ethnic cleansing

The battle against “ethnic cleansing” is intensifying on the sidewalks of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters rally in Philly

Protesters chanted and marched in Philadelphia on Monday in support of former Black Panther and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal as he seeks to re-appeal his conviction.

HUD Ben Carson proposes raising rent for millions living in public housing

Ben Carson the Housing and Urban Development secretary introduced a new proposal Wednesday that would increase rent payments for more than two million people living in public housing.

Community groups, elected officials rally against Cuomo threats

Last week, community groups and elected officials took to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to say they’re not going anywhere.

City council grills new NYCHA general manager on housing issues

A housing hearing was packed inside city hall Tuesday as council members got another chance to question management at the New York City Housing Authority.

Fifty years later, Fair Housing Act recognized as a factor in fighting housing discrimination

One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.

New lawsuit demands rent refunds for NYCHA tenants left without heat, hot water

A new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday demanded NYCHA provide rent refunds for the 300,000 tenants who were without heat or hot water at some point last winter.

March commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK

Protestors took to the street last Wednesday, April 4, in Harlem to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

NYCHA roofs repaired at 65 developments

The New York City Housing Authority recently announced that roofs have been completely replaced at 65 public housing buildings.

NYCHA head steps down amid swirling controversy

After four years on the job and a recent wave of scrutiny, New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye announced her resignation this week. News broke Monday night that Olatoye would be stepping down. The official announcement was made ...