Over 100 tenants of the Douglass Houses packed a town hall meeting inside Grace Methodist Church Friday night.
R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris met with Rev. Al Sharpton Feb. 21 in Harlem at Sylvia’s Restaurant.
Older NYers to Governor, NYS Lawmakers: Ensure MTA’S Fast Forward Plan Fully Funds Subway Accessibility
Three-fourths of Stations Lack Elevators; 90%+ of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities are beyond a quarter-mile walk of an accessible station.
Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is making a major investment in a housing development in Newark: the city where she was born.
In the midst of federal public housing official Lynne Patton's week-long stays in New York public housing properties, Patton invited a NYCHA resident to meet President Trump at a White House event on Thursday.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.
A new event and gallery space in Harlem aims to pay homage to the neighborhood’s creative roots and African-American culture.
Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general
Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Nearly two dozen local kindergarteners made a special Valentine’s Day visit to senior citizens at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center (Covello) in East Harlem.
New Yorkers have 17 candidates to choose from in next week’s special election for public advocate. The highly sought after seat, vacated by Letitia James after her election to serve as the state attorney general, is often a clear shot for anyone wanting to be the city’s next mayor.
More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday morning.
he Wayne County Procurement Division announced that it has recommended the Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS) for tentative award of the contract to establish a public defender office in Wayne County.
Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury
A police official says “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect “for filing a false police report” and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.
A large storm system will approach the region from the south bringing some snow for Wednesday, before turning into rain.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.
Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced legislation to assist historically black colleges and universities.
NYPD doing internal review after commanding officer allegedly tells cops to shoot rapper 50 Cent ‘on sight
The NYPD has confirmed to PIX11 News that there is an internal review into Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez of the 72nd precinct after the New York Daily News reported the precinct commander told his officers during roll call to shoot rapper 50 Cent "on sight."
NYC has the country’s most segregated schools; will the city’s plan to change that make its best schools worse?
New York City is the most diverse city in the country, if not the world, according to a variety of measures. However, when it comes to the city's public school system, it is a very different story.
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
The ninth annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place Feb. 28-March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City.
Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.
A 24-year-old Brooklyn man unexpectedly died Monday at Green Correctional Facility in Upstate New York less than three months after the start of his incarceration on a drug charge.
New York State Assembly member and vice president of the African-American Clergy and Elected Officials Latrice Walker and Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel recently joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at the Powerful Praise Tabernacle in Brooklyn for the first Brooklyn stop of the “Roadmap to Health” program.
HBCU Night took place at the Barclays Center last Friday, Feb. 8.
Last week, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted his annual “Trailblazers” event in honor of Black History Month at Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.
The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc., one of only three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, recently headed to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers not to abandon the nation’s poor.
Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.
A white supremacist who traveled from Baltimore to Manhattan to kill a black man with a sword was sentenced Wednesday.
Despite the circumstances, Bill Cosby said his time in prison is an “amazing experience,” his press spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a TV interview.
Snow began falling in New York around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Snowfall is expected to be steady across NY and New Jersey by late morning before switching over to rain, and causing dangerous commuting conditions throughout the day.
NYCHA will have a new resident as of Monday: the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in New York and New Jersey.
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Men allegedly used racial slurs and beat a construction worker on Saturday after he asked the men to leave a Hell's Kitchen construction site, officials said.
Minister Louis Farrakhan was inducted as a full lifetime member of the fraternity.
Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some Black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses.
A second woman has come forward accusing Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.
Relatives of people who died at the hands of police call for law that protects cops to be thrown out
Family members united through a tragic bond testified before the City Council on Thursday. They all had loved ones who died in police custody or were killed by police.
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83.
This Sunday, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students will instruct people of all ages in a simple compressions-only CPR technique so they can use it in emergencies until help arrives
Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.
In November 2015, first lady Chirlane McCray launched #ThriveNYC, an initiative that takes a hands on approach to addressing the mental health needs of New York City residents.
What to do during Black History Month, from a poetry slam to a trolley tour, as recommended by locals
Public hospital nurses of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation demanded safe staffing and fair funding as they kicked off their contract campaign in Harlem Tuesday, Feb. 5.
TV One celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to inspirational black women and a full schedule of programs that exemplifies this year's theme, "REPRESENT CHANGE."
Activist Tamika Mallory and mixologist Karl Franz joined culinary star Chef JJ on the latest episode of CLEO TV's sizzling new series JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ.
The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele.
Prison employees and inmates testified Tuesday that chilly temperatures inside a New York City federal lockup came days before a fire left some inmates without heat, light, hot water, and attorney and family visits for a week.
A New York mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen video on social media has gotten a public apology.
Amadou Diallo's mother, Kadiatou, held back tears, as she talked with PIX11’s Jennifer Bisram on the 20th-year anniversary of her son’s death.