The stars were out last Wednesday as Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at Gotham Hall in Midtown and honored actor Jeffrey Wright and famed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Community leaders, elected officials and advocates in the South Bronx sent a stern message to police as well as the suspect who allegedly attacked a vendor who was stopping a purse snatcher.
A police office is charged and jailed for murder and a family and community say goodbye to a child as the saga over the police shooting of unarmed, Black 15-year-old Jordan Edwards continues.
On April 29, Black, unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards became the 386th person this year killed by police when he was gunned down by an officer in Balch Springs, Texas.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Panasonic Systems Communications Company launched the body-worn and dashboard camera pilot program for the Newark Police Division Wednesday.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Harry Belafonte, filmmaker Spike Lee and Sybrina Fulton are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 25th annual National Action Network national convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel April 26-29.
With the recent signage of the “Raise the Age” legislation, New York no longer automatically processes all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. However, critics say the legislation still needs fine-tuning.
The 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Saturday, May 13, featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Fantasia among this year’s performers.
Flutist Adam Ray has not only made a name for himself on the New York music scene but also accomplished a lot at his young age while bringing much needed diversity to classical music.
The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The National Action Network is hosting its 26th national convention April 26 through April 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.
A petition on change.org hopes to put the brakes on a proposal by the governor to cut down on the number of visits to prisons.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka recently presented his third State of the City Address.
The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.
Brownsville, Brooklyn, is chosen as the city’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab.
Jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey is set to perform at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster (310 Malcolm X Blvd.) in Harlem Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
Shock lingers in a Newark neighborhood after a tragic accidental shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead, leaving elected officials pleading for stricter gun laws.
Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing their experiences during their "Deep Dive" on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.
Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through March 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $52.2 million affordable and supportive housing complex being built at 111 E. 172nd St. in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx.
Tuesday, March 7, an Interfaith group of religious leaders will host an Interfaith/Unity Rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m.
Last Thursday hundreds of immigrants, allies, elected officials, labor leaders and clergy members converged on the Elizabeth Detention Center to denounce President Trump’s immigration actions.
According to a study by WalletHub.com, Jersey City is the nation’s most diverse city in the nation, receiving a score of 95.88 out of 100.
Approximately 200 young men from across the tri-state area recently attended the Kappa League Leadership Conference at Montclair State University presented by the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Nonprofit organization Kechie’s Project is hosting “Men-Talk” a conversation with men and women in honor of Black History Month.
Brooklyn-based community organization 500 Black Men Making a Difference is hosting Assemblyman Charles Barron for his “We Are Mighty Builders” Black History Month presentation, Sunday, Feb. 26.
Former City Council Member Priscilla A. Wooten died Feb. 15.
Bridgeton, N.J., is dealing with yet another fatal police shooting of a Black man, and activists, and the community are demanding answers.
During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent State of the City Address, he only mentioned the word “homeless” twice, referring to the nearly 65,000 New Yorkers who are staying in shelters.
The Alzheimer’s Association NYC chapter announced a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega chapter, in Brooklyn to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community.
A little over a month ago, Harlem native George Suttles joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new program office.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events
The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award.
Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.
It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the New York City Housing Authority completed an $8.2 million safety-lighting installation project at Castle Hill Houses and a $2.4 million safety-lighting installation project at Butler Houses this week in the Bronx.
Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman called on the Obama administration this week to rescind the regulatory framework of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, a controversial registry created during the George W. Bush era that sought to track and register non-immigrant males from primarily Arab, Muslim and South Asian countries regardless of whether they were suspected or accused of any wrongdoing.
As the fallout from the presidential election of Donald Trump continues, reports of hate crimes continue to rise.
Bronx Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark made the announcement this week
The Northeast Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War Coalition is holding Up Love & Resistance with a cultural night for International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt and Bond streets in Brooklyn.
Six members of the New York City congressional delegation this week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio asking the state and city to refuse to pay for enhanced security at Trump Tower once President-elect Trump is inaugurated.
The New Jersey high school attended by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, playwright Ntozake Shange and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z received a new beginning as officials break ground for the new Trenton Central High School.
Jersey City gets more than $3 million in private-sector grants for three affordable housing projects.
First Lady Chirlane McCray this week held the first convening of Cities Thrive, a new national mental health coalition committed to driving mental health reform on a local and national level across the United States.
Approximately 3,200 students from across the tristate area attended the New York Urban League’s 30th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair last weekend.
After more than 20 years of trying to get justice and even a glimmer of hope, the family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police received devastating news this week about their case.
The ACLU went before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday appealing the Kashad Ashford police killing case in Trenton.
Community members in a Newark neighborhood are mourning the killing of a beloved street performer known as “Uggie.”