April 22 is Earth Day and organizations and groups around the world a advocating the need for people to take necessary steps to help the environment.
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, held a community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park in partnership with several community-based organizations on the eve of Easter Sunday.
For a professional perspective on the appropriate uses and risks of opioids, we asked Soteri Polydorou, M.D., and Luke Archibald, M.D., substance abuse treatment experts at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, 10 questions about opioids.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance this week set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds are issued.
The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.
The tragic murder of New Yorker Timothy Caughman has ripped the scab off the wounds that violence against communities of color have inflicted.
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Laborers, Local Union #731, will conduct a recruitment from May 9, 2017, through May 22, 2017, for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
Last week City Council Member Laurie Cumbo stood with colleagues and activists from across the city to rally for economic justice on Equal Pay Day.
New York City Council Member Andy King (in red) joined the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York Sunday in a solidarity march to raise awareness for 64,000 missing Black women and girls.
In New Brunswick, N.J., outside of the Environmental Protection Agency Edison Environmental Center, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Frank Pallone, state and local elected officials and local environmental groups stood in solidarity against President Trump’s anti-environmental agenda and abandonment of the fight against climate change
Wednesday, April 12, the family of Ramarley Graham and several supporting organizations announced the filing of a lawsuit against the NYPD for refusing to comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Law on what would have been Graham’s 24th birthday.
IDNYC, New York’s municipal ID program, reaches more than 1 million cardholders across the five boroughs.
Reports indicate that singer Brenda Jones of the R&B sister girl group trio The Jones Girls has died. She was 62.
Activist and educator Leola Maddox (second from left), wife of famed attorney and activist Alton Maddox, has died.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, announces his plans to close Rikers Island as a result of a report on the detention facility set for release on Sunday.
CEMOTAP, the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People, has special plans for its 30th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., when renowned constitutional attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall will keynote a program that will include paying tribute to four unsung activists: Professor James Blake, student adviser at Borough of Manhattan Community College; Sister Fredrica Bey, Newark, N.J. powerhouse activist; Pam Africa, indefatigable advocate for renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal; and African centered artist, Lucian Pinckney.
Saturday, March 25, 2017, Stephen Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harlem community held an appreciation luncheon to honor one of their own, the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell.
The Negro Business and Professional Women's Club in Harlem celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing local young women “for their talents, self-worth and love of self.”
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today kicked off the application period for Summer in the City enrichment programs that offer students hands-on, STEM-oriented and college-aligned curricula, as well as educational visits to New York City cultural institutions.
Applebee’s is the latest chain restaurant to close its doors in Harlem making it the third chain to leave the neighborhood.
Concerned alumni, students and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of Action to increase support for black institutions of higher learning.
NYC Health + Hospitals is hosting “Immigrant Health Care Rights” panel discussions to help educate immigrant communities and provide access to information and resources.
All the big wigs and their friends flocked to the Upper West Side’s Society of Ethical Culture to celebrate Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State conference president, on her 80th birthday.
Rapper ASAP Ferg is donating a large scale oil painting that he originally debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 to the A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction that will take place this weekend in New York.
"Declaration 17" is holding its Inaugural public reading on Monday at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street and Central Park West).
The Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs take the stage in two performances in New York and New Jersey.
Students around the nation are always looking for money to pay for college. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.
Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died.
Sports achievements are always in need of reflection.
A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter.
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Caribbean Fine Art Fair proudly announced the opening of “My Home Is Not Your Backyard” with an opening reception Feb. 26. Curated by Oshun Layne, the exhibition (which runs locally until March 26) is a dual venue experience at The Grand Salle Gallery and Annex (Bridgetown, Barbados) and Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, the Manhattan Fathers Forward Coalition sponsored a Daddy Daughter Dance in partnership with School District 5 at the Harlem’s Children Zone.
Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., a parks committee meeting will take place at the Manhattan Community Board 10 office, located at 215 West 125th Street, Fourth Floor.
Black Hollywood takes centerstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday with several not only African-Americans taking home awards but also blazing the red carpet.
As President Donald Trump continues his first 100 days in office, several Americans are declaring their independence from his policies and practices.
High intake of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk of certain types of colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The community came together Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights for the 52nd Memorial Anniversary Commemoration for Malcolm X.
On Saturday evening, three New York City natives were awarded at the 31st annual BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference.
Former congressman Charles Rangel recently sat down for a Q&A with Nasser Kazeminy, the chairman of National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO).
Since its invention in 1895, the radio just won’t sit still.
Seven doctors leading a strike of public sector medical professionals were hauled off to jail as talks to end a four-year running labor dispute collapsed. More than 5,000 workers are honoring the strike that began Dec. 5.
On a recent wintry evening in downtown Manhattan, the stage at the Highline Ballroom was anything but cold: Wé McDonald reminded the sold-out crowd of mostly parents and young adults that it took a village to nurture her talent.
Patricia Gatling, former NYC human rights commissioner and first assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, today received the endorsement of former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins for Brooklyn district attorney.
The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its Black History Month Awards breakfast Friday, Feb. 10, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
The For the Love of Our Children Gala held in honor of Susan L. Taylor’s National CARES Mentoring Movement was recently held at Cipriani 42nd Street, hosted by Tamron Hall and Michael Eric Dyson.
Calvary Hospital recently honored Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II, with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library.
State Sen. Bill Perkins is headed back to the city council representing the 9th District in Harlem after winning the special election to replace Inez Dickens, who was elected to the state assembly in November.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Fidel Castro Ruz, revolutionary leader of the Cuban Revolution, was honored in a memorial tribute at the historic Malcolm X /Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, Broadway and 165th Street in Manhattan.
Family and friends attended the services for Kuwan J. Christian Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.