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.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Grand Army Plaza, KOMOKODA and a group of Haitians and their friends protested what they called the “installation of U.S.-supported indicted money launderer Jovenel Moise as the next president of Haiti.”
The family and supporters of slain teen Ramarley Graham gathered at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to demand justice from the NYPD and the city.
Continuing a new tradition at St. Francis College, more than 60 future nurses, the largest class ever at the College, were welcomed into the four-year Nursing BSN program at the Third Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony with a keynote address by State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Friday, Feb. 3.
Council Member Laurie Cumbo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council colleagues to celebrate the creation of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence.
Black-owned OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launched the the "Amir" Visa Debit card card during Black History Month.
The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its Black History Month awards breakfast Friday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
500 applaud as Brooklyn students win awards for art, essay and poetry works celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and life
Monday, Jan. 16, the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission honored Dr. King’s life through the eyes of Brooklyn’s youth.
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, was declared the National Day of Medical Student Activism to express outrage that congressional moves on health care will lead to 43,000 unnecessary deaths per year.
Social media is buzzing over the revelation that superstar Beyoncé Knowles in pregnant again. This time with twins.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced the theme for Black History Month 2017 is "The Crisis in Black Education” focusing on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.
An upcoming book by author and Duke University senior research scholar Timothy Tyson reveals startling new information about the infamous Emmett Till case.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools.
Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, internationally known as the Black Power General, was celebrated Jan. 12 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church on what would have been his 69th birthday.
Post-prison support organization Getting Out and Staying Out and anti-gun-violence advocates Stand Against Violence East Harlem hosted their first ever hip-hop competition showcase Jan. 19.
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting its 21st Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of PP/POWs Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building
Reports indicate that former State Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson has been sentenced to five years in prison over corruption charges.
New Yorkers celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service and activism.
Multiple reports indicate that Bishop Eddie Long has died.
Mott Hall High School in Harlem is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Men to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday to Motivate Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
New York City African-American business leaders, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Google, Facebook, Infor and AT&T, have launched an initiative to offer free admission to the critically-acclaimed feature, Hidden Figures, for over 25,000 students in New York.
In the wake of continued allegations of discrimination and racism in Hollywood, several Black films and entertainers took home awards at Sunday's Golden Globes.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New York City Department of Correction captain and two officers have been sentenced to five years’ probation for covering up an assault on an inmate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The New York State HBCU Initiative is presenting its third annual Intro to HBCU event Friday, Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, located at 1 Larkin Center.
The marching band of a small historically black college in Alabama will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, the school's president announced Thursday.
As 2016 comes to a close and a new year starts, we’d like to share the top stories that mattered to you. Here is a list of the 10 most read stories on our website of the year based on numbers from our online traffic.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, in conjunction with the TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board, has awarded the first round of grants from its newly established Fund for Underrepresented Minority Students
WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) will continue a holiday tradition by rekindling its Yule Log on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Michael Griffith are gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to commemorate 30 years since the racially motivated 1986 death of Griffith in Howard Beach, Queens.
NYPD Deputy Inspector Keith Walton has been indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and other charges for grabbing the private area of a police officer and making her do the same to him inside the 49th Precinct stationhouse, where he served as commanding officer.
On Monday, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams held a rally on the steps of City Hall calling for the Administration to move forward with Intro 0722, which amends the minimum temperature to be maintained in residential dwellings overnight.
The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations.
Taking a bite out of Applebee’s, putting rubber bands on the claws of Red Lobster and laying flowers at the grave of Joe’s Crab Shack, comes 125th Street’s next national chain restaurant, Olive Garden.
National Action Network, civil rights groups to hold rally in Washington ahead of presidential inauguration
In the days leading up to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, a coalition of civil rights groups, activists, unions and clergy will rally outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. to warn President Trump and Congress that the fight for criminal justice, voting rights, affordable health care, improvements in education and other issues around equality and justice continues
The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.
The African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA joins #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.
Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown gets a touch of Uptown as 150 elementary school dancers from the Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI) make their way along the route during the event.
The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.