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‘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. ...

Honoring a shining Black prince

May 19 marked the 89th birthday of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, commonly known as Malcolm X, and the 49th year of the pilgrimage.

Local activists call an end to Zimbabwean sanctions

The continuing fight to emancipate Zimbabwe from European imperialism was the main theme of a recent rally at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem, sponsored by the December 12th Movement.

NYC College Responds to Sexual Assault Investigation

A recent federal report cited 55 colleges and universities under Title IX investigation for mishandling sexual violence issues reported to officials. The report, released by U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month lists New York ...