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Activists want Cuomo to hear them on education

Education activists and civil rights organizations want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to devote just as much aid to public schools as he devotes to charter schools.

Community residents ask Cuomo for special elections

At a Sunday afternoon rally targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo activists demanded special elections and the reopening of 10 Assembly district offices in New York

Crown Heights Tenant Union says “no” to landlord rule

A new union in Crown Heights is determined to protect residents from unfair treatment from landlords.

President Obama to headline NAN convention in April

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced this week that President Barack Obama will address the National Action Network’s 16th annual national convention.

March 14 is “Serve the People Day” in Harlem

The Harlem’s People’s Survival Program's “free food, clothing, medical, housing, emergency preparedness, legal street first aid, self-defense, cultural and educational program information day," on March 14.

Brandon J Dirden goes ‘All the Way’ as MLK

How do you bring one of the most famous civil rights activists in history to life?

Black Panther released from prison after four and a half decades

After negotiating a deal in Baltimore Circuit Court, Marshall “Eddie” Conway was released from a Maryland state penitentiary last Tuesday

Harlem street renamed after Hermena Rowe

On Sunday, several local residents gathered for the street renaming ceremony for Hermena Rowe, mother of anti-violence activist Jackie Rowe-Adams of Harlem Mothers SAVE.

Two African American Women Activists Inducted Into South Carolina Hall of Fame

The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and a notable civil rights activists were inducted Monday Feb. 24, 2014 into the South Carolina Hall of fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

International Women’s Day celebration with Radical Women

The group Radical Women will have their Women Freedom Fighters Defending Our Communities Globally event on March 15.

Is integration racist?

Equality for African people in the United States remains illusive.

LICH’s fate still unknown, but activists praise new deal

Officials and activists fighting over the fate of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) have tentatively agreed to a deal

Victims’ relatives rally at City Hall to end traffic violence

Gregory Thompson Jr. and Davis Shepherd are both members of a group they wished they would never be a part of: Families for Safe Streets.

Racial groups clash over Texas Black man’s death

Racial tensions are increasing during the aftermath of the mysterious death of a Black man in Texas.

Herman Ferguson: 49 years ago at the Audubon Ballroom

Baba Herman Ferguson, an original member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), detailed witnessing the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom.