George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.
As the country passes through this period of dangerous and difficult times, times of declared shared loss and shared grief, it is important that we not find ourselves joining conversations and embracing policies that diminish or dismiss our own loss and grief, indict us as a people and divert us from our righteous and relentless struggle.
Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.
City Parks Foundation welcomes NYC youngsters to stay active in parks throughout New York City via their 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people.
The New York Public Library names poet and scholar Kevin Young as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Sunday, July 17 marked two years since the police killing of Eric Garner. Family members, activists and the community gathered for events.
Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba and Naiya.
Wednesday, July 20, State Sen. Kevin Parker, in partnership with Nachas Health & Family Network and The American Italian Cancer Foundation, hosted a free mammography event at The Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project.
New York City Council Member Andy King presented a NYC Council Proclamation to Ann Eliza Codrington of the Bronx in celebration of her 100th birthday Saturday, July 23, at Dreiser Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, Auditorium B, Co-op City, Bronx.
A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.
The New York Urban League announced that its annual football classic has been cancelled for 2016.
Rev. Al Sharpton spoke Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Elizabeth, N.J., with over a dozen mothers in attendance that lost their children to police misconduct.
D.C. songwriter and music teacher Alan Scott debuts his new song “You Only See Me When I’m Gone,” which touches on the recent killings of Black Americans.
Sunday, July 17 marks two years since the police killing of Eric Garner.
Come cheer on 30 of the Police Athletic League’s Double Dutch champions, in fifth through eighth grades, as they show off their skills and compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals at PAL’s Summer Day Camp Double Dutch Tournament.
NEW YORK, July 7, 2016—The NBA and TISSOT announced today the launch of a groundbreaking integrated timing system and a new shot clock with innovative LED glass technology developed exclusively for the league.
Recently, on a rainy evening, a team of dedicated community activists transformed a local middle school gymnasium into a dance hall for senior citizens from Central Brooklyn to party like it’s 1959 at a prom for Brooklynites 60 and older.
Mayor David Dinkins celebrates his birthday with a fundraiser for Robert Jackson’s State Senate campaign
In front of a large crowd that included State Sen. Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright and many education and community leaders, former Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his birthday at a fundraiser for Robert Jackson for State Senate at the home of Debbie Meyer and Eric Rosenthal.
Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted the Queens of Queens Dance Party at the Central Park event space.
With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender.
Funeral services for legendary radio personality Vaughn Harper have been announced.
A protest is taking place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 13 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who suspiciously died while in jail in Texas in 2015.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th birthday at a party at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Times Square.
If you haven’t heard of him by now, 54-year-old Irvin Randle is taking social media by storm.
Sunday, June 26, 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, along with a host of Brooklynites and international and domestic cultural enthusiasts, kicked off the inaugural Central Brooklyn Arts & Cultural Walk.
Writing on the blog This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective.
Commercial landlords will face penalties for harassing their tenants.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Brooklyn’s most beloved celebration of African culture and family.
If you're staying in the city this Fourth of July weekend there's plenty to do around town.
Thousands of people turned out for the Gay Pride Parade in the city.
Grammy and Tony-Award winner Jennifer Holliday is scheduled to perform at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration.
The 2016 "BET Awards," is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26 in Los Angeles. This year’s show features a tribute to late superstar Prince.
Saturday, June 11, State Sen. Kevin Parker was joined by family, friends and supporters for his annual High Tea event.
June 25, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Alfred and Linette Cockfield of Far Rockaway and Brooklyn, N.Y., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows and a reception titled, “Then and Now—Two Hearts One Love—50 Years of a Wonderful Love” at God’s Battalion of Prayer Church, located at 661 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residents of a suburb of Accra are blaming government for failing to take action and prevent flooding fatalities, which are again mounting one year after heavy rains and a gas station explosion took more than 150 lives.
An exhibition of works by Haile King Rubie, a 26-year-old Harlem artist with Down syndrome, will inaugurate the Clara Francis Gallery, a new Harlem art spot, from July 27 to Aug. 17, 2016.
The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen to one of its lowest numbers ever, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor.
Saturday, June 18, 2016, NFL stars and twin brothers, Jason and Devin McCourty, are hosting their annual Tackle Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.
There were many celebrations at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, N.Y. June 2, 2016.
One percent of all black men in the U.S. are registered sex offenders, and black men enter the sex offender registry at nearly twice the rate of white men, a new University at Albany study finds.
The death of 16-year-old Black boy in Staten Island causes shockwaves around the city and could be a possible hate crime.
New York City Football Club is pleased to announce that St. John’s University will be the home for the NYCFC Academy for the 2016 season.
More than two million people from more than 165 countries pledged to run on Global Running Day June 1.
Newark Symphony Hall and Ma’oon Inc. present "Path Towards Understanding Quran Through Recitation & Competition on Sunday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Newark Symphony Hall located at 1030 Broad Street in Newark, NJ.
Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 28th Annual Fleet Week.
The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosted a book signing party for Barbara Smith and Dan Gasby in honor of their new book “Before I Forget.” More than 150 people attended the talk and reception Wednesday, May 4.
The United Palace House of Inspiration honored the Rev. Dr. Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter for her 50 years of stewardship, service and contributions to Reverend Ike Ministries and the greater United Palace community.
Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 66 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.
Brooklyn District Ken Thompson dismisses charges against a letter carrier whose U.S. Postal Service vehicle was left unattended following his arrest.