Youth Move is “all about the energy”

On Monday, June 23, the National Action Network’s (NAN) Youth Move, founded by Ashley Sharpton, held its weekly “Huddle” at the NAN House of Justice in Harlem. The Huddle is a meeting place for young dreamers of today who aspire ...

Reaction to ‘Central Park Five’ $40 million settlement

Twenty-five years after the initial miscarriage of justice, New York City is finally looking to settle with the “Central Park Five” for $40 million.

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.

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 ...

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.

‘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 ...

32BJ SEIU Rally in the West Village

The local chapter of SEIU, 32BJ, is demanding fair compensation for their labor. Workers of the West Village’s 421 Hudson St. building Printing House are rallying around one another in coordination with 32BJ SEIU after building management threatened to fire ...

Freedom Walk for Black Freedom Fighter Jalil Abdul Muntaqim Takes to Manhattan Streets

supporters of Jalil Muntaqim will gather this morning to endorse his release from prison.

2015 New York City Police department budget: New Yorkers cry foul

On June 6 petitioners gave testimony at City Hall on how NYPD policy disproportionately affects their communities. Those who attended and spoke to the crowd in attendance feel NYC taxpayers deserve a say in how their money and resources are ...

Community Outreach Binds a Community After Tragic Stabbing

After the tragic stabbing of two children last month in East New York, there is still a feeling of tension in the neighborhood. An aura of unease still permeates the community primarily because there are still question yet to be ...

Janai Nelson Named Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Janai Nelson was named Associate Director-Counsel of The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Video shows Black man being killed at home by cops

The relatives of alleged police brutality victim Michael Blair released a video on Wednesday, May 7 of his slaying at the hands of a Fort Bend County sheriff deputy in his own Houston home

Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies at 93

Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese-American civil rights activist, has died of natural causes in Berkley California at age 93.