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50th anniversary of the founding of Malcolm X’s OAAU

After the March 12, 1964, press conference announcing his departure from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X traveled to Detroit on April 12, 1964, and delivered his most politicized dissertation to date—“The Ballot or the Bullet.” The following day, he ...

Peace is a lifestyle conference to discuss neighborhood violence

Several community anti-violence groups are participating in the first annual Peace is a Lifestyle Conference on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus Pope Auditorium in Manhattan. The event is being hosted ...

The architects of the Central Park Five debacle: Where are they now?

Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wise have seen justice in the form of a $40 million settlement with the city of New York over their wrongful convictions in the “Central Park Jogger” case from two ...

Nurses, caregivers hold protest for better jobs, care

It was a hot day in late spring, but health care workers were turning up the heat on their bosses last Wednesday.

More kidnappings and bombings in Nigeria; NY activists respond

Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back ...

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.