LaToyia Jenkins Stewart makes history this week as she becomes the first female African-American judge in Passaic County.
Tuesday African-American clergy from across the nation convened on Capitol Hill to call on Congress to reject the budget proposed by the Trump administration and the health care bill.
Last week Mayor David Dinkins was honored as “walking history” as he celebrated his 90th birthday at Gracie Mansion.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for its new $23 million Education Center, which will be located across the street from the museum at 34-56 107th St. in Corona, Queens.
The Department of Consumer Affairs is in the middle of its public awareness campaign to educate current and prospective used car owners about the rise of predatory lending in the used car industry.
Council Member Andy King is hosting a free civil legal services mobile van Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the annual 12th Council District Fun in the Son Community Engagement Day event outside the Evander Childs Football Field, 800 E. Gun Hill Rd., Bronx.
Currently in New York City more than 60,000 people are sleeping in homeless shelters, including approximately 23,000 children.
Almost three-quarters of people who use New York City subways reported being late for work over the past three months, and 2 percent lost their jobs.
The annual free Learn-to-Swim program will be available to approximately 3,000 children this summer at state parks across New York. Now in its fifth year, the Learn-to-Swim program is offered through a partnership among the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Department of Health; the American Red Cross; the National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Master Pools Guild; and the Northeast Spa and Pool Association Foundation.
Joslyn Carter has been named as administrator of the Department of Homeless Services, which is now part of the Department of Social Services.
A class of 20 high school students from New York and New Jersey will spend seven weeks at AT&T’s New York City office, learning the skills they need to succeed in the tech industries, through the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.
East Orange Mayor Lester E. Taylor III was recently awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting.
The Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness is preparing to re-screen 4,600 children for lead levels. The city is currently facing two unrelated issues involving testing for lead.
Several new family-friendly benefit partners for IDNYC’s more than 1 million cardholders to enjoy for the summer were recently announced.
Tuesday, June 27, State Sen. Kevin Parker in partnership with New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams held his 10th Annual Job Fair at the Student Union Center at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
Assemblywoman Latrice Walker allocated more than 1 million dollars to Brownsville Houses for new appliances that will be arriving to residents starting June 1 with the last delivery scheduled for June 30.
A Black professor at Essex County College was fired after she appeared on Fox News defending Black Lives Matter.
Corporate CEOs and leaders of social justice, community development and educational institutions announced an initiative called “Hire. Buy. Live. Newark” aimed at strengthening the city’s economy.
Newly-elected State Sen. Brian Benjamin is continuing his campaign promise to eradicate the use of the term “SoHa” to describe Harlem.
Longtime Brooklyn resident George H. Andrews has died.
The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.
Assata Shakur’s birthday was celebrated July 16 at the REFAL CTR in Newark hosted by the New Jersey Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee.
A 10-page executive order spelling out Newark’s sanctuary city status and the protocols and protections that the city provides to undocumented immigrants was signed by Mayor Ras Baraka this week.
Five health officials in Flint, Mich., are being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with contamination of the city’s water that caused 14 deaths.
Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. recently announced the awarding of nearly $3.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 grant funding to New Jersey institutions of higher education through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program for pre-college education programs for disadvantaged students.
Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated with the Muslim community Tuesday at his annual Iftar Dinner in honor of the holy month of Ramadan at the Bronx County building.
After the acquittal of white Tulsa, Okla., police officer Betty Shelby for the killing of unarmed, Black father Terence Crutcher, the city is grappling with yet another police shooting of a Black man.
NYPD officer Nysia Stroud, 29, was indicted for transporting marijuana and more than one kilogram of cocaine in exchange for money.
The fourth annual Veterans’ Resource Fair will be held Wednesday, July 26, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza, 163 W. 125th St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Director and producer Stan Lathan and the Verizon Foundation are being honored at this year’s Apollo Spring Gala set for Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released The Brownsville Plan to advance community-driven strategies for the creation of 2,500 new affordable homes, new and improved cultural, recreational and educational facilities and business opportunities in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosting the annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair Saturday, June 17, in Harlem starting at 11 a.m.
Several elected officials kicked off National Caribbean American Heritage Month with a celebration of nine people of Caribbean heritage at the Our Caribbean Heritage Celebration last weekend at the Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library in Manhattan, hosted by City Council Member Andy King.
The family of a Black 16-year-old is looking for answers after they say police officers brutally beat the teen after a car crash in Middlesex County.
Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno are facing off to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after the state’s primary election Tuesday.
Democrat Jim Johnson is running for Governor of New Jersey with hopes to change the tone, among other things, in the politics of the Garden State.
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.