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.
Funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney were held Friday.
With the addition of 1,300 more cops on the street, a new plan by the mayor and the police commissioner aims to improve police-community relations while keeping people safe.
Major repair and renovations take apartments off the market an average of 2,605 days; over $8 million in estimated lost rent
An audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) keeps apartments off the rent rolls for an average of 7 years while doing major repairs.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will join with leaders from across the nation to officially announce plans for the Millions for Justice convening to demand justice and equality for all in America.
Rev. Al Shaprton and other elected officials lead a day of remembrance in honor of the victims of this week's Black church massacre that occurred in South Carolina.
The man who confessed to killing nine people at a Black church in South Carolina has his bond hearing.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted an emergency march and rally to condemn the Black church massacre that took place in Charleston, S.C.
In the wake of the South Carolina Black church massacre where nine people were killed, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday an increase of police presence at many of the city’s Black churches.
The nation remains in shock after a white gunman opens fire in a Black church in Charleston, S.C. killing nine people.
If you are one of the more than two million New Yorkers who lives in rent-regulated housing, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is informing tenants of their rights here's what you need to know
White woman who lied about being Black breaks her silence
Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence as she makes her first public statements about why she considers herself African American even though she is white.
June 11 marks Congressman Charlie Rangel’s 85th birthday. Here are some things you might not know about him.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton makes disparaging statements about diversity in the NYPD during an interview with The Guardian, a British newspaper.
Reports indicate that the police officer who fatal shot Walter Scott in South Carolina has been indicted with murder by a grand jury.
The “Festival of Praise” concert tour is making a stop in Brooklyn on October 30 at the Kings Theatre.
"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith tied the knot with Mendeecees Harris held a brunch before taking vows on live television on Sunday.
Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.
The Shabazz Family and X Legacy are hosting a birthday celebration for the late el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.
Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th Annual Fleet Week
Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus
More than 30 New York City street artists showcased their work this weekend in the "Love It or Hate It" art show.
Best known for his down-home style and recognizable guitar skills, blues legend B.B. KIng has died.
Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 65 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.
Reports indicate that the man wanted by police for several random hammer attacks was gunned down by officers in Midtown.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel kicked off the 2015 Shred Day event series in front of the Union Settlement Association in East Harlem on Monday.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Monday that the white officer who shot biracial, 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr. in Madison, WI in March will not face charges.
The Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem is hosting a bridal expo and fashion show on Sunday, May 17 from 3pm to 7pm.
Rapper and actor Common recently performed in Harlem with two exclusive performances of UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH COMMON at Madiba Harlem at MIST.
Reports indicate George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting in the Lake Mary, Fla. near Orlando on Monday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the launch of a multi-agency Enforcement Task Force that will move immediately to prevent unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions in the nail salon industry.
A week after six police officers in Baltimore are arrested on charges including from murder and manslaughter for the death of Freddie Gray, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the launching of an investigation of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).
Harlem's crowned jewel, the Apollo Theater, announced its programming for the 2015-2016 season.
As the FDNY celebrates its 150th anniversary this week, we take a look at the history of African Americans in the Department.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Manhattan on Friday to participate in the annual May Day rally.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was thrust into the spotlight since the police death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Friday that all six officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray are being charged.
The surviving family members of New Yorkers killed by the police over the past decades brought their demand for a special prosecutor for police killings directly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Capitol office in Albany.
The honorable Chief Apostle William Lee Bonner, a spiritual leader and book author who built an international organization, landmark educational institutions and churches, and reached millions in his ministry, passed away Friday, April 3.
Thousands gather in Union Square Wednesday night for a peaceful demonstration organized by Millions March NYC for police brutality victim Freddie Gray.
Reports indicate that a federal agent in Detroit fatally shot a Black man 10 times who was allegedly wielding a hammer on Monday triggering demonstrations in the Motor City.
Community leaders advocate for calm in Baltimore as the city moves forward and peaceful protests take place.
Help from around the world is needed after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend continues to have a devastating aftermath as the death tolls rises.
Effort follows court decision declaring irrational laws unconstitutional
Loretta Lynch takes her place in history this week as the U.S. Senate confirms as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General but who is she?