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Jumaane Williams: ‘Not in my hood’

As the summer begins, many city leaders and community activists have begun to prepare for the violence that has unfortunately become routine with the warmer weather.

Homicides down in city but shootings up

Homicides in the city are down but shootings are up, causing some to ask if reforming the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice was a good idea.

NAN Triumphs again

The National Action Network and the Rev. Al Sharpton hosted the fifth annual Triumph Awards on June 2 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Brooklyn community demands investigation into death of Laquan Nelson

Residents at Lafayette Gardens are demanding an investigation into the death of Laquan Nelson, a 16-year-old youth who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant a few yards from the 88th Precinct. They claim that “medical attention was delayed ...

Autopsy determines prison staff botched execution

The autopsy performed on Clayton Lockett ruled that his April 29 state-sponsored murder was mishandled by prison staff.

Reparations Fight Gaining Steam

Caribbean governments this week erased any lingering doubts that they are serious about making Europe pay for the horrors of the Transatlantic slave trade by holding their most important preparatory meeting yet ahead of plans for a high level delegation ...

Meeting with The Stop Mass Incarceration Network Concerning NYPD Assault

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is having a meeting today at 7 p.m. in the Riverside Church [located on 120th and Claremont Avenue] relating to an NYPD assault.

Brooklyn Man Indicted On Murder For East New York Child Stabbings

Daniel St. Hubert, the accused June 1 attacker of two East New York children, has been indicted on murder charges. If convicted he could serve 50 years to life in prison.

Remembering the O.J Simpson Verdict 20 Years Later

A look back on the case that became known as the "trial of the century."

‘Not in my hood’ gun violence awareness march

This is the message Shanduke McPhatter, a former member of the New York Bloods gang, delivered to gunmen at a rally in Brooklyn, pleading with them to stop the senseless killings. “It’s time for our kids to feel safe on ...

Project Residents Respond to Police Raid

Last Wednesday, 400 NYPD officers raided the Manhattanville and Grant Project houses because of turf wars between the two housing projects over the years.

Community Unites After Tragic Stabbing

Even after the arrest and indictment of Daniel St. Hubert in the tragic stabbing of two children last month in East New York’s Boulevard Housing complex, there is still a feeling of tension in the neighborhood. An aura of unease ...

City officials rally to ‘civilianize’ NYPD jobs

Hoping to increase the number of police officers available for local community policing, New York City council members, other public officials and union leaders rallied in support of civilianizing clerical and administrative jobs performed by NYPD officers.

Yaya DaCosta to play Whitney Houston in Biopic

Actress and model Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney Houston in Lifetime biopic.

Claims of discrimination by the Ansonia Housing Authority Settled

An agreement was made between the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city of Ansonia, Connecticut and the Ansonia Housing Authority concerning allegations of discrimination.