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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse; no-bail arrest warrant issued

R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.

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Rev. Al Sharpton meets with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris in Harlem

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris met with Rev. Al Sharpton Feb. 21 in Harlem at Sylvia’s Restaurant.

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Older NYers to Governor, NYS Lawmakers: Ensure MTA’S Fast Forward Plan Fully Funds Subway Accessibility

Three-fourths of Stations Lack Elevators; 90%+ of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities are beyond a quarter-mile walk of an accessible station.

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Queen Latifah coming home to Newark to redevelop neighborhood

Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is making a major investment in a housing development in Newark: the city where she was born.

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NYCHA resident talks public housing with President Trump, VP Pence at White House

In the midst of federal public housing official Lynne Patton's week-long stays in New York public housing properties, Patton invited a NYCHA resident to meet President Trump at a White House event on Thursday.

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City outlaws discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.

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Home to Harlem event space and gallery to showcase African-American artistry

A new event and gallery space in Harlem aims to pay homage to the neighborhood’s creative roots and African-American culture.

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Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general

Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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Kindergarteners make Valentine’s Day visit to senior center

Nearly two dozen local kindergarteners made a special Valentine’s Day visit to senior citizens at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center (Covello) in East Harlem.

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Public Advocate candidates answer the tough questions

New Yorkers have 17 candidates to choose from in next week’s special election for public advocate. The highly sought after seat, vacated by Letitia James after her election to serve as the state attorney general, is often a clear shot for anyone wanting to be the city’s next mayor.

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