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Activists label de Blasio, Mark-Viverito ‘sellouts’

Police reform advocates blasted their progressive allies in the largely liberal New York City Council after Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito reached an agreement to hire 1,300 new officers.

Wife visits Mumia Abu-Jamal

Reports revealed that political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal was handcuffed and shackled to his bed in the prison’s infirmary for almost a week as he recovered from his debilitating ailments.

7 photos that prove Malcolm X's spirit is felt today

Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.

Cop/inner-city conflict and the need for a mental revolution

The riot in Baltimore was a terrible incident and proof that racism is still very much alive in the world. Police brutality is something that primarily happens in the Black community, whether it’s a Black male walking down the street ...

Mumia re-admitted to hospital

Reports released the morning of May 13—coincidently, the 30th anniversary of the horrific MOVE bombing in Philadelphia—revealed that political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal had been re-admitted the previous day to the infirmary at SCI Mahoney in Pennsylvania.

Multiple causes unite under May Day banner

Given the current socially, politically and racially charged climate, it shouldn’t have surprised a soul that this year’s May Day rally in Manhattan took on more of an edge.

Amnesty International USA holds 50th Annual General Membership Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA is being held in Brooklyn from March 20 to March 22, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

‘Millions People March’ planned for July in Newark

The People’s Organization for Progress announced plans for a “Million People’s March for Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality” July 25 in Newark, N.J.

Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

Activists rally against ‘broken windows’

Activists have taken the city by storm the past few weeks protesting the lack of indictment of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner.

'Black Live Matter' heard 'round the world

Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter.

Eric Garner’s father pleads for peace after cops’ clearance

A slight tension was in the air at several key Staten Island locations early Dec. 3, as dozens of demonstrators withstood the chilly drizzle and staunch police presence in anticipation of a local Richmond County grand jury’s ruling on whether ...

Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn building in the community

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn is an up-and-coming nonprofit organization providing empowerment opportunities to women and girls living in underserved communities.

Rockaway Youth Task Force’s ‘Day of Service’

The Rockaway Youth Task Force invites volunteers of all ages to the second annual “Day of Service” Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. at 310 Beach 58th St.

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