Ten years ago, America was gripped by images of what was the nation’s costliest natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. However, for Black America, it will remain another moment when the nation once again turned its back on people of color.
Politicians are cracking down on the underground sale of synthetic marijuana to prevent the widely used drug from crippling the city the way the crack epidemic did in the 1980s and 90s.
The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.
The Black Summer Coalition is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Ferguson uprising Sunday, Aug. 9 at 12 p.m. in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Law enforcement officials in Mount Vernon said anyone in a holding cell is supposed to be checked on every 15 minutes, but at least an hour had passed between the time Raynette Turner was last seen alive and the time she was found dead.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, actor-rapper-activist Common and thousands of Newark, N.J., residents will unite to “Occupy the City” Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.
“I am the mama and I’m telling you that baby did not take herself out,” said Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, when she gave her daughter’s eulogy at her funeral Saturday.
Numbers from the New York State Department of Labor show another drop in the unemployment rate and a significant increase in the labor participation rate in the Bronx.
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.
The Harlem School of the Arts has named Eric G. Pryor its new president, replacing Yvette Campbell, who left the position in June.