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2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp now available

The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.

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African Women’s Development Fund-USA joins #GivingTuesday

The African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA joins #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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Demonstrations held at stores on Black Friday call for justice for Eric Garner

The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.

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National Dance Institute performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown gets a touch of Uptown as 150 elementary school dancers from the Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI) make their way along the route during the event.

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Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.

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President Obama grants commutations to 79

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 79 individuals.

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Exercise key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who are able to perform physical activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs or running a short distance, are at lower risk for heart problems, even if those women are overweight.

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Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including several Black honorees.

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New York City Mission Society hosting 13th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner

The New York City Mission Society will provide more than 200 meals at its 13th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner at Minisink Townhouse on Thursday, November 17.

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Memorial service details released for Gwen Ifill

Journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend in Washington, DC

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