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Settlement will protect Muslims from NYPD surveillance

Stop looking. There’s nothing else to see here.

Protestors take over Brooklyn Bridge after cops cleared in Tamir Rice’s murder

Withstanding freezing hail Monday evening, several dozen activists, led by the #NYCRiseUp4Tamir Coalition, rallied at lower Manhattan’s Washington Square Park after the announcement that a Cleveland grand jury declined to indict the cops involved in the fatal shooting of 12-years-young ...

Family and activists mark one year since Jerame Reid shooting

Dec. 30 marks one year since the police shooting death of Jerame Reid in New Jersey. Civil rights activists and other groups rallied Monday, calling for federal intervention in the case.

Mayor’s affordable housing plan under attack

The Staten Island Borough Board voted against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan by a 6 to1 margin Dec. 10, which was the last board to cast their vote.

DA Thompson’s gifts freedom in over dozen overturned convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson releases two men who had spent over 30 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

Activists urge Christmas boycott in response to police terrorism

“No justice for us, no profit for you!” and “They won’t stop, we don’t shop!” several dozen activists rhythmically chanted from the northeast corner of Harlem’s African Square (125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) over the weekend as ...

POP calling for international day of action on Martin Luther King’s birthday

The People’s Organization for Progress is calling for an international day of action in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Public housing crime up

Reports indicate that even with the implementation of a program costing the city $210 million, crime is up in a number of New York Public Housing Authority developments.

Activists want DOE to investigate Success Academies, Moskowitz

It may have been raining in New York City last Thursday, but educational activists at 32 Old Slip in lower Manhattan were determined to shine anyway.

Black women take the lead in Black Friday boycott

The “Real Black Friday—No Christmas Shopping Campaign” took to the streets last Friday with the Harriett Tubman–Fannie Lou Hamer Collective of Black women in Brooklyn.

Report: Mortgage denial rates down, especially among Black borrowers

The percentage of U.S. mortgage applicants getting approved has increased, especially among middle-income black and Hispanic loan applicants, indicating that easing mortgage restrictions are making it easier for more Americans to become homeowners.

NextGen NYCHA: The first 100 days

NextGeneration nation makes changing during its first 100 days.

Georgia ex-deputies found guilty of lesser charges in student's jail death

Two former sheriff's deputies who had been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a college student in a Savannah, Georgia, jail early this year have been found guilty of lesser charges.

Families of victims of police brutality meet with feds

Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s office met with the families of Kashad Ashford and Abdul Kamal, two families victimized by police brutality.

Family of Mohamad Bah petitions DOJ for justice

Wednesday, the mothers of Eric Garner and Ramarley Graham stood beside Hawa Bah, whose son Mohamed Bah was killed by the NYPD in 2012.