A white female employee at Jenkinson’s Aquarium gift shop in Point Pleasant Beach is out of the job after a video surfaced of her kicking out a group of young Black girls.
Actress, rapper and singer Queen Latifah is set to come to her hometown of Newark to host the 2018 Black Girl Rock! celebration Aug. 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Former Baltimore police officer Arthur Williams resigned and has been charged with felony assault after he was caught on video beating a man he stopped on the street while on patrol.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died Thursday according to reports after battling with illness. She was 76.
More youth can enroll in the IDNYC program because the age of eligibility is being reduced from 14 years of age to 10.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced this week that his office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding to five developments in the Bronx, creating more than 700 new units of affordable housing in neighborhoods throughout the borough.
Last Friday, Assembly Member Michael Blake hosted a group of student leaders from Parkland High School in Florida for a gun violence prevention and voter mobilization Day of Action in the South Bronx.
As more and more incidents of white people calling the police on Blacks for doing normal things make headlines, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton is introducing a bill to combat the problem after his own experience.
High school students around the country can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
A report released by the Newark City of Learning Collaborative says more Brick City high school students are going to college.
Several New Jersey teachers recently wrapped up a mandatory workshop to teach Black history in public schools in the Garden State.
A weekend of violence in Chicago left 72 people shot and 13 dead, according to reports.
Bronx City Council Member Andy King flew to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands this week to assist in efforts to rebuild areas that were destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
This week, Operation Backpack is sorting backpacks filled with school supplies at their warehouse.
Foodies turned out last weekend to celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day at Golden Krust chain Caribbean restaurant in the Bronx.
Those planning a trip to Walt Disney World this summer are in for a treat that will take them to “Infinity and Beyond!”
A more than 74-year-old mystery is now solved as the remains of a Tuskegee Airman were found and reunited with his family in East Orange, N.J.
Rashaun Washington is the third unarmed Black man fatally shot by officers from the Vineland Police Department since 2016, and residents are saying enough is enough.
The killing of two African-American civilians in two separate cities at the hands of whites is causing outrage about a growing problem.
Van Jones, Reshma Saujani, Soledad O’Brien and Marcus Samuelsson are among this year’s honorees at the All Star Code fifth annual Summer Benefit taking place Saturday, July 28, in East Hampton, N.Y.
The Healthy NYC Expo Brooklyn Edition is coming to East New York Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Sports Club (1540 Van Siclen Ave.).
Homeless New Yorkers and advocates are pleased with the city’s recent decision to abandon the Living in Communities voucher program they say wasn’t a solution for permanent housing.
The push to make Newark Amazon’s newest home is steps closer as the City Council passes legislation authorizing up to $2 billion as part of its campaign to bring the retailer to the Brick City.
The family of 37-year-old Rashaun Washington is demanding answers after police in Vineland, N.J., fatally shoot the father of two.
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and City University of New York’s Creative Arts Team, in partnership with NY Is Music, recently launched Sound Thinking NYC, a new education and career path program for young women in high school.
Community members, officials speak out against landmarked Harlem brownstone's conversion into drug treatment facility
Several elected officials and residents in Harlem recently held a rally against the planned conversion of a protected residential brownstone at 730 St. Nicholas Ave. for use as a drug treatment facility.
BEATSTRO, the first and only hip-hop themed restaurant and lounge, recently held its grand opening with a celebrity-studded red-carpet VIP party.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants New Yorkers to pay less money to move into an apartment.
Dominique Sharpton Bright, the daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Al Sharpton, recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.
One year after the killing of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, family members, law enforcement and the community came together in the Bronx last week to make sure her name will always be remembered.
The family of 68-year-old Linda Daniels is grieving after New Jersey-based power company PSEG cut off the electricity to the grandmother’s home, resulting in her oxygen tank being shut off and ultimately her death.
Nearly 200 homeless people in Newark were left on the street during the recent heat wave after a homeless shelter closed. The city has now opened a winter shelter to help with the issue.
Organizers are gearing up for the NAACP’s 109th National Convention set to kick off in San Antonio, Texas, July 14 through July 18, with plans to target young people.
Fire hydrants blasting water in city streets and the sound of humming air conditioners can only mean that summer has arrived in New York City.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, and the stigma of mental illness and the shame associated with getting help continue.
A new report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer says bullying at public schools is at an all-time high.
As the federal government steps in to help the New York City Housing Authority, the curtain continues to reveal just how serious conditions are in public housing.
“He murdered my son in cold blood. If he has a son, I pray his heart never has to hurt the way mine does. But I think he should pay for taking my son’s life. I really do.”
Dr. Michael Baston’s passion for helping others achieve their dreams is the perfect ingredient for his dual role as president of Rockland Community College in Suffern, N.Y. and senior pastor of St. Luke Cathedral in Queens.
An exhibit traveling through the Garden State spotlights African-Americans’ contributions on the battlefront during the American Revolutionary War and what happened to them afterward.
A Black woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Maplewood Ultrasound Total Sono after she says a technician called her unborn child a “monkey” earlier this month.
Friends and family of 36-year-old LaShanda Anderson say New Jersey police used excessive force when they killed the mother of three for allegedly shoplifting.
One of the Garden State’s oldest Black churches was heavily damaged in a fire last weekend, according to reports.
New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman is receiving backlash from the NAACP for comments he made on diversity during a campaign forum in April.
A petition to rename a park that sits between two historically Black colleges after civil rights leader Malcolm X is gaining momentum.
The People’s Organization for Progress is hosting the March and Rally for Reparations in Newark Saturday, June 23, at noon
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Queen Latifah and Anita Hill gave life lessons during their commencement speeches at three New Jersey colleges.
A host of celebrities and entertainers attended the Apollo Theater's 13th Annual Spring Gala Monday night.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter names Monique Greenwood as Woman of the Year
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter is honoring Monique Greenwood at the their 32nd anniversary fundraiser, Masquerade Gala, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel June 16.
A group of citizens in East Brunswick, N.J., want to make sure the memory of slaves in Central Jersey area is never forgotten.