High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
Young students from the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) marched the streets of Harlem calling for peace in the neighborhood as part of the 21st Annual HCZ Peace March on Wednesday.
Events are taking place in the city commemorating one year since the police death of Michael Brown.
America, meet your new Dorothy.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not calling it quits this summer.
Commanding officer of the NYPD's Public Information Office Kim Royster is making history with a promotion.
Mount Vernon community activist Samuel L. Rivers is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Raynette Turner.
A Black woman was found dead in jail cell in Mount Vernon.
The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for the New York, Tri-State area through 8 p.m. Thursday.
A video that's going viral of NYPD officers beating a Black man at a Brooklyn Target is raising questions and outrage.
The daughter of late singer Whitney Houston has died after being in a coma for six months.
State Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn's 19th District was stripped of his seat Friday after he was convicted on three of the nine corruption charges he faced.
More than 180,000 fast-food workers in the state are praising the the New York Wage Board after they unanimously vote to increase the minimum wage to $15.
On the weekend marking one year since the police killing of Eric Garner, Rev. Al Sharpton and his coalition rallied and took a petition to the U.S. Justice Department.
A building collapse in Bed-Stuy leaves several people injured and closes streets.
Family of Eric Garner discusses settlement.
President Barack Obama speaks to the NAACP at the annual convention in Philadelphia.
Web series "Token Empire" has launched a Kickstarter campaign
Former Queens State Senator and Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is spending the next seven years of his life behind bars.
The CUNY Board of Trustees renames CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx after its founding, the late Dr. Derrick Griffith who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.
Education for a Better America (EBA) and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help them with their first year of college.
Questions linger after police fatally shoot an unarmed Black man near Baltimore, according to reports.
City public pools are open for the summer season.
In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled all 50 states must allow same-sex couples to marry and recognize their marriages.
Funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney were held Friday.
With the addition of 1,300 more cops on the street, a new plan by the mayor and the police commissioner aims to improve police-community relations while keeping people safe.
Major repair and renovations take apartments off the market an average of 2,605 days; over $8 million in estimated lost rent
An audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) keeps apartments off the rent rolls for an average of 7 years while doing major repairs.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will join with leaders from across the nation to officially announce plans for the Millions for Justice convening to demand justice and equality for all in America.
Rev. Al Shaprton and other elected officials lead a day of remembrance in honor of the victims of this week's Black church massacre that occurred in South Carolina.
The man who confessed to killing nine people at a Black church in South Carolina has his bond hearing.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted an emergency march and rally to condemn the Black church massacre that took place in Charleston, S.C.
In the wake of the South Carolina Black church massacre where nine people were killed, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday an increase of police presence at many of the city’s Black churches.
The nation remains in shock after a white gunman opens fire in a Black church in Charleston, S.C. killing nine people.
If you are one of the more than two million New Yorkers who lives in rent-regulated housing, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is informing tenants of their rights here's what you need to know
White woman who lied about being Black breaks her silence
Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence as she makes her first public statements about why she considers herself African American even though she is white.
Congressman Charlie Rangel's political legacy spans nearly 45 years. Here are some things you might not know about him.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton makes disparaging statements about diversity in the NYPD during an interview with The Guardian, a British newspaper.
Reports indicate that the police officer who fatal shot Walter Scott in South Carolina has been indicted with murder by a grand jury.
The “Festival of Praise” concert tour is making a stop in Brooklyn on October 30 at the Kings Theatre.
"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith tied the knot with Mendeecees Harris held a brunch before taking vows on live television on Sunday.
Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.
The Shabazz Family and X Legacy are hosting a birthday celebration for the late el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.
Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th Annual Fleet Week
Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus
More than 30 New York City street artists showcased their work this weekend in the "Love It or Hate It" art show.
Best known for his down-home style and recognizable guitar skills, blues legend B.B. KIng has died.
Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 65 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.
Reports indicate that the man wanted by police for several random hammer attacks was gunned down by officers in Midtown.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel kicked off the 2015 Shred Day event series in front of the Union Settlement Association in East Harlem on Monday.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Monday that the white officer who shot biracial, 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr. in Madison, WI in March will not face charges.