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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.

Nigerians and New Yorkers rally for kidnapped girls

It has been six weeks since armed men kidnapped 276 school girls aged 16-18 from the village of Chibok in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.

NAACP selects Brooks as new leader

Last week, the NAACP’s national board of directors selected attorney Cornell William Brooks to be the association’s president and CEO. Since Benjamin Todd Jealous stepped down, an interim president was installed. Brooks, a veteran lawyer, minister and longtime president and ...

Malcolm X’s influence on today’s youth

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” Malcolm X stated during the Organization of Afro-American Unity’s founding forum at Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom on June 28, 1964.

FedEx Malcolm X dis spurs boycott

Dozens of people celebrating what would have been Malcolm X’s 89th birthday stood beneath a hoisted red, black and green flag as it flapped high outside the FedEx store near the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. ...