It was the ’60s, the Flower Power era and Civil Rights Movement, a time of sit-ins and protests in segregated America.
It appears the largest predominantly white fire department in the United States hasn’t learned its lesson yet.
The Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association demanded that City Hall move to increase disability pension benefits for newer FDNY members if they become seriously injured or permanently disabled on the job.
Wadleigh High School has educated students in the Harlem community since opening in 1902. Now known as the Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, it has become an institution where students of color can excel in academics and the arts.
According to state media reports last week, the Zanu-PF party decided to “defend” President Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader, by rejecting Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru’s bid for a seat on the powerful central committee after she was accused of plotting to assassinate Mugabe.
Last week, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin announced an unprecedented investigation into used car auto lending, issuing subpoenas to Santander Consumer USA Holdings and Santander Consumer Funding 3 LLC.
Top officials in Newark want to curb violence after 11 people were shot over the weekend, according to reports.
Tenants from some of the city’s most problematic housing units were joined by advocates and elected officials at a rally outside City Hall recently to push for the enactment of two City Council bills that are part of the Housing Quality Act.
Last week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined Republican senators and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to plant a tree on the grounds of the Capitol in honor of Emmett Till.
Trenton mayor Tony Mack has filed arguments with the federal district court, seeking a new trial.
Wal-Mart driver attempts to put the brakes on Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit/
New Jersey has been granted a one-year extension of the waiver freeing the state from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration announced last week
This past weekend, the People’s Organization for Progress organized a march and rally demanding answers in the death of Kashad Ashford, a 23-year-old Newark man killed by police in September.
In July, newly elected Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka introduced his “100 Day Plan.”
“This was the last defendant we were looking for,” Chief Passaic County Prosecutor Michael DeMarco told the judge at the hearing for Baseem Williams, 22, who was charged with six counts of first-degree offenses, including the murder of Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.
During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County sustained significant damage to the roof trusses and roof.
Experts are still examining the risk factors for contracting the Ebola disease.
“I am determined to come to Coney Island and protect you.”
Founded in 1997 by African Voices magazine, the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series is heralded as the first festival in Brooklyn to highlight women filmmakers of color.
This Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a gathering at an Ebola education forum at the Jacob Javits Center, “This city has been preparing and drilling for weeks and weeks.
Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.
Last week, the People’s Organization for Progress and local civil rights leaders joined the family of Abdul Kamal at a rally in front of the Essex County prosecutor’s office, demanding justice for the death of the Irvington man, shot and killed by police last November.
Last week, Diane Senerchia, executive director of Northfield Bank Foundation, visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to meet with teens and present an award for $10,000 to support their expanded Career Launch initiative.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka asked the New Jersey Civil Service Commission for permission to demote six of its eight deputy chiefs in an effort to put 70 percent of the police force on neighborhood streets.
Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman, 14, a freshman basketball star at International High School, was leaving Mom’s Fried Chicken on the corner of Clinton and N. Main streets when shots rang out.
Members of DRUM-South Asian Organizing Center, a grassroots organization representing the interests of low-income South Asian and Muslim immigrants in New York City, attended a 30-minute demonstration in front of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office.
When it comes to justice, we should have a system in place that allows us to find the truth, as opposed to prosecutors or defense teams trying to win a case”
As the national economy continues to rebuild in the wake of the Great Recession, foreclosures have steadily declined in most housing markets.
Earlier this year, the New Jersey State Police and local authorities announced an anti-violence partnership, including increased patrols in response to the escalating violence in Newark and neighboring cities.
The cheers of thousands of minimum wage workers could be heard as Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act.
More than 200 Newark high school students left class last week and marched to Military Park in downtown Newark.
Public records document 418 incidents of police misconduct over two and a half years in Newark.
Last week at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, alongside 55 other FDNY members, Tracey Lewis became the second Black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in the department’s history.
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The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York, with the support of 16 City Council members and two state Assembly members, called on the Department of Education and the de Blasio administration to limit punitive discipline practices and promote positive school climates.
When Hakim Green, educator, activist and half of the hip-hop duo Channel Live, was working with a youth organization in Newark, he and then City Councilman Ras Baraka wanted to come up with a way to fuse Baraka’s anti-violence initiative with hip-hop, 24 Hours of Peace was born.
Brooklyn’s Imani House, Inc. helps low-income youth, families and immigrants create viable neighborhoods where residents take responsibility and make life-changing decisions for improvement, not just in their community, but globally as well
As the Senate’s only Black Democrat, Cory Booker emerged as one of the two most-sought-after Senate Democrats on the campaign trail.
The most remarkable and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out this week when city said goodbye to three casinos.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tries to take a bite out of the Big Apple while addressing immigration policy.
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Yusef Hawkins’ death. The racially polarizing incident set the city ablaze with racial tensions and tarnished a Bensonhurst community.
The corner of E. 111th St. and Lexington Ave. was changed Saturday to Young Lords Way, honoring the Puerto Rican group that fought for social justice in the sixties.
More than 600 parents turned out at the registration center, with many waiting hours and others never even making it through the front door, leaving many children with no school to attend.
Community activists joined supporters seeking justice for the Michael Brown and Abdul Kamal killings as they all gathered at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Avenue in Newark yesterday for a peaceful rally.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County have been busy all summer long. Earlier this month, more than 400 people celebrated Unity Day with members and staff of the Summer Fun Club and Teen Leadership Camp programs of the Plainfield, Elizabeth and Union Clubs. Together they shared a great day of food, games and activities at Weber Park in Union.
On Monday, Jabbar Collins, 42, convicted of the 1994 killing of an Orthodox rabbi, won a $10 million settlement with New York City. During the trial, Collins’ lawyer, Joel Rudin, exposed questionable policies under Hynes and his top assistants.
In May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced construction of affordable housing units over the next decade in Ocean Hill, with commercial space and community facility use. Last week, joined by elected officials, developers and community leaders from across the borough, Adams outlined the details of his $3.3million in allocations to develop projects across Brooklyn.
Englewood, N.J., became the first town in the state to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. Meanwhile, a bill is making its way through the state Legislature that would ban the sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21.
Although African-American households are in less debt today than they were in 2008, credit card debt and bad credit continue to affect the Black community disproportionately.
Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system. Approximately two-thirds of the people involved in the U.S. criminal justice system suffer from substance abuse disorders.