Today, members of the New York City Council announced that they will push bills to create and monitor an NYPD early intervention system for overly aggressive police officers.
Members of the labor community and elected officials came out last week for the New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch and Associates’ “Tying Communities Together” Labor Awards Breakfast at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.
Cookie and Luscious Lyon are back as Fox's highly-rated drama "Empire" returns for its second season.
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo who was shot in Brooklyn over Labor Day Weekend.
President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from September 20 through 26.
The Apollo Theater presents its third annual community initiative focused on family wellness—Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, on Saturday, September 19 from 12pm to 7pm.
The Division of Nephrology of the Mount Sinai Health System recently marked the opening of the Mount Sinai Kidney Center at East River Plaza with a formal ribbon cutting.
Sept. 11, nearly 900 students from eight CUNY colleges pledged to serve New York City by joining 135 community organizations through the CUNY Service Corps.
A trailblazer has passed away and left a host of memories for us to cherish, including a life of accomplishments and service. Donald LeSessne Miller passed away Aug. 29.
Only two weekends are left to experience the magic of the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, N.Y. The Faire,
Sept. 12, at the Marina del Rey in Throggs Neck, N.Y., the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch held its 14th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon, with a wonderful turnout of members and guests from all over New York.
Fashionistas from all over came out to the 2nd annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party in Brooklyn
Officials from Joe's Crab Shack say employees at the now closed Harlem location were offered to apply to work at the chain's other locations in the Tri-State area.
Homeless people and their allies rallied on 125th Street Wednesday, demanding an end to rampant violations of the rights of homeless people by the NYPD under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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The city's first Joe's Crab Shack location closes its doors in Harlem.
Reports indicate that a lawyer in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration was one of three people shot in Brooklyn early Monday morning ahead of the West Indian American Day Parade.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka is giving out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth
The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People is hosting the discussion “Does Justice or Else Mean Reparations?”
Eastern Parkway, in Brooklyn, is the place to be Monday for the West Indian American Day parade.
Bounce TV has been the #1 African-American targeted television network in the delivery of overall viewers and key demos a dozen times in recent weeks, overtaking BET.
Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. to serve again as the National Mobilization Headquarters for the 20th anniversary of The Million Man March
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is turning its Washington, D.C. offices into the National Mobilization Headquarters for the 20th Anniversary Million Man March.
Reports indicated that President Barack Obama was going to head to Columbia after his term, however, the school is now clarifying what they meant.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with the New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, hosted a ribbon cutting and free movie night at the newly constructed Amphitheater.
The Police Department is accepting applications for school crossing guard positions across Manhattan and the city as a whole.
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.