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Building explosion in East Village leaves several injured

The FDNY responds to a five-alarm fire and partial building collapse in Manhattan’s East Village.

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South Sudan frees hundreds of child fighters, including a 9-year-old girl

South Sudan’s Democratic Army Cobra Faction announced its third release of child soldiers as agreed in a pact with the government signed last May.

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Brandy joins the cast of 'Chicago' on Broadway

Grammy-award winning R&B singer Brandy Norwood is set to join the cast of the musical Chicago in her Broadway debut.

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Queen of Soul hosts star-studded birthday affair

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style this weekend at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.

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MTA fare increase takes effect

Get ready to dig deeper into your pocket to get around. A fare hike on public transportation by the MTA is now is effect.

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#JusticeforMartese: Outrage ensues after bloody beating of Black college honor student

The bloody beating of a Black, unarmed college honors student is the latest police brutality incident caught on camera that’s fueling outrage across the nation.

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Renaissance Health Care Network, Harlem Hospital advisory boards host legislative breakfast

Saturday, March 7, the Renaissance Health Care Network and Harlem Hospital community advisory boards held their Joint Legislative Breakfast at Harlem Hospital Center.

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FRENCH POLICE ON TRIAL FOR DEATH OF TEENS AFTER 10-YEAR WAIT

Two teenagers of North African descent, running from police, were electrocuted in a power substation 10 years ago. The officers will finally stand trial this week.

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PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS AT US EVENT JAILED IN DRC

Journalists, activists, hip-hop artists and a U.S. diplomat were rounded up by police at a pro-democracy event Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sponsored in part by the U.S. government.

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SPARKS FLY AS SIERRA LEONE’S VP EXPELLED FROM PARTY

An internal war is roiling the administration of President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, with Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana at dead center.

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