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Program improves access to healthy food options in Brownsville

Lyft, in partnership with GrowNYC and its community partner, BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers, is improving access to healthy foods for people with inadequate access to full-service grocery stores and farmers markets in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

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Mandela’s granddaughter joins health foundation as ambassador

Global Access to Cancer Care Foundation (www.globalaccf.org) announced today that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, South African writer and activist, Zoleka Mandela, is joining the global medical humanitarian organization as an ambassador.

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Thanking Ben Carr

Benjamin “Ben” Carr, 69, of Staten Island, N.Y., was born in Rocky Point, N.C. Oct. 10, 1949 to the late Hazel and James Carr.

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FAMU president visits Harlem

Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson recently visited the city as part of FAMU’s National Alumni Association Northeast Regional Conference.

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Harlem children get ready for school with new backpacks and school supplies

Helping Harlem children got ready for the first day of school with the resources they need to succeed.

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NYPD sergeant will keep job, loses 20 vacation days over her role in Eric Garner’s death

The NYPD sergeant who supervised Daniel Pantaleo — the officer responsible for Eric Garner’s 2014 chokehold death — will keep her job and lose 20 vacation days, according to reports Wednesday.

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COMMENTARY: Mental Health Awareness Matters

With so much going on in the world today, there are many real-world issues that are in need of our focus.

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Parents sues school officials they say used Sharpie to cover son’s new haircut

The parents of a middle school student are suing a Houston-area school district and school officials in federal court for allegedly coloring in his hair design earlier this year with a black permanent marker.

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5 shooting deaths in under 24 hours across Queens, Brooklyn

It was a violent day across the city Tuesday, with five fatal shootings in Queens and Brooklyn in less than 24 hours, according to the NYPD.

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Garner family wants statewide chokehold ban after Pantaleo firing

“Commissioner O’Neill, I thank you for doing the right thing.”

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