The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) hosted its Region I Conference and Media Institute for Media Professionals and Entrepreneurs last weekend in the city. Media professionals from the Northeast attended the event, which included workshops and seminars.The two-day program was held at Associated Press headquarters and featured programing for public relations professionals on Friday and journalists on Saturday. NABJ teamed up with the Asbury Park Press, NBC News, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and Neighbor to Family Inc. as sponsors of the event.
There are over 2.7 million uninsured and many underinsured in New York state. At full enrollment, nearly 1.1 million uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers will obtain health insurance through the New York State of Health: 615,000 individuals and 450,000 small business owners with 50 or fewer employees.
After taking a break from stand-up comedy, Buttahman is back and not missing any punches
Reports indicate that the state Board of Elections is freezing bank accounts of campaign committees that violate the law when it comes to finances.
The Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates honored several people in the labor movement last Thursday at its third annual Tying Communities Together Labor Breakfast at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.
Caranda Martin carefully tell each of his customers each morning when they come in for coffee where the beans, flavors and even milk came from. To him, each cup has a journey.
Jermaine Paul took America by storm when he won the second season of NBC’s “The Voice.” But what people might not know is that he’s a dedicated father and husband who gives back to his community.
The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of New York, the union that represents park police officers, says that issues of public safety are coming up in relation to the city’s state parks. The union is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to scrap a plan to supplement its police force by hiring what they call inexperienced, unprepared college students to perform law enforcement duties.
While headlines are occupied with Scott Stringer’s win as the Democratic candidate for city comptroller, few are covering his Republican opponent.
Vivian Fox serves as executive director of the 1199SEIU Child Care Funds and president of the 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation. Established in 1998, the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for children and youth. The corporation offers many programs such as WorkForce 2000, the Future of America Learning Center, a Youth mentorship program and camp programs.
President and CEO of the Community Service Society (CSS) of New York David R. Jones Esq. believes that labor unions and the Black and Latino community go hand in hand, and recent events have highlighed the need for unions. With people discussing the need for higher wages for fast-food workers and car washers, who have recently organized, poor communities of color are getting their voices heard about their treatment in the workforce.
Several victories were celebrated this past Tuesday in the borough president races while Brooklyn said hello to a new district attorney.
The National Action Network (NAN) announced last week that Janaye Ingram will serve as its acting national director, replacing Tamika Mallory.
Violin virtuoso Damien Escobar takes the stage at Toshi’s Living Room in the Flatiron District and looks out at an audience that loves him.
Victories across the city were abound as several people won their races for city council. From Bronx to Queens, those looking to occupy a seat in the council chambers will get their chance as the primary election brings new faces to the elected body.
A poll released by Gallup last week reveals that Black Americans are not satisfied with their treatment. The number went down this summer and is being partly blamed on the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case.
With just days left before the primary, the polls are pointing in various directions as to who will win. However, what many experts simply call a “snapshot” in time is certainly swaying voters.
As New York City approaches the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, District Council 37 has gone into full gear with an ad campaign reminding its members that health services are available for those affected by the attacks.
From a roller coaster ride in the polls that have put several candidates in the number one spot to mudslinging among the candidates and hours of pounding the pavement, the moment of truth is just days away in New York City politics.
After taking a break from the music scene and going through life changes, hip hop violinist Damien Escobar is back and stronger than ever.
Bobby Cox and Juanita Steele set foot on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the anniversary of the March on Washington. Both attended the event with their memories of the past, but in a different America than the one they remember from 50 long ago.
Reports indicate that the closure of Brooklyn’s Interfaith Hospital is being pushed back to Sept. 11. The stay is a victory for workers, patients and community members who say the attempt at closure is illegal because it had not been approved by the state.
The tri-state area's own Dante Bacote is living his dreams of being an entertainer and is making quite a name for himself.
Still riding on the wave of his summer hit “Blurred Lines” that spent weeks at No. 1 on Billboard charts, R&B singer Robin Thicke is turning heads again with his latest video for his new single “Give It 2 U.”
As New Yorkers prepare to hit the road for the nation’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this Saturday, the recent passage of voting laws in several states not only demonstrates the need for the march, but also elicits questions about how far the nation has com
In the aftermath of the court ruling that deemed the NYPD’s controversial practice of stop-and-frisk illegal, many are asking, “Now what?”
Former-governor-turned-city-comptroller-hopeful Eliot Spitzer touts equal treatment for all races in his campaign’s TV ads, but three Black former doormen of an Upper East Side building owned by Spitzer’s father claim the candidate isn’t following through on his image.
Hip hop newcomer Issa recently held a listening party for his upcoming mixtape “Lost Prophet” at the AKOO Clothing Brand Showroom in Manhattan where industry insiders got a chance to hear from the up and coming artist.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made a major announcement this week regarding prison sentences for drug offenses.
Tawana Brawley is in the news again as she makes payments for damages from defamation to one of the men that a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., court determined she “falsely accused” of her 1987 rape. So far, she has paid a reported $3,700 of the $430,000. Reports indicate a Virginia court has ordered that Brawley’s wages be garnished for six months in order to pay the debt, which has gained interest from a 1998 verdict from the defamation lawsuit.
Queens City Councilman Leroy Comrie shook up the political world this week with his announcement that he is dropping out of the race for the position of Queens borough president due to financial issues within his campaign. The move ends his over-a-decade-long career in public office.
As the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict continues to reverberate across the nation, those unsatisfied with the acquittal of George Zimmerman are now looking to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to step in with hopes of a better answer. Upon news of the “not guilty” verdict, calls for the federal government to take on the case were loud and clear. Last year when Zimmerman was initially not arrested for killing Martin, discussions about whether the DOJ would get involved loomed. However, the federal government backed off to allow the state of Florida to handle the case.
Charter school maven Eve Moskowitz, best known as the head of Success Academy Charter Schools, is trying to block state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's officer from performing an audit on her charter school kingdom, stating that it's unconstitutional.
When you perform a Google search on Anthony Weiner, there is no mistake that a picture of his bear chest is one of the first things you'll see. However, that search could also lead to your seeing unwanted, X-rated content as more of his sexual online activity is being revealed.
The father of City Council Member Jumaane Williams, Dr. Gregory Alistair Williams, recently passed away. He is best remembered as a celebrated medical doctor, sportsman, church pastor and Bible scholar. He was 72.
Some of the most treasured artwork to come from a historically Black college is on display in the city. The celebrated murals are from the historically Black Talladega College in Alabama by artist Hale Woodruff and depict monumental moments in Black history.
A recent shooting at a house party in East Flatbush has Council Member Jumaane Williams calling for new rules when it comes to large gatherings in residential neighborhoods and cracking down on “house clubs.”
A knock-knock joke is what started one of the decade’s most watched court cases. The joke was uttered by George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Don West, in reference to jurors’ knowledge of his client, qualifying them to serve on the jury. He later apologized.
If you're thinking about teasing a police officer in the state of New York, think again. A new law passed by the state Senate could land you in prison for up to four years if you are found “aggravating” a cop. The law, originally proposed by upstate Republican Sen. Joseph Griffo, passed in the Senate earlier this month. The purpose of the law is “to establish the crime of aggravated harassment of a police officer or peace officer and make such crime a class E felony.”
As the sequester continues in Washington, D.C., it appears cuts to government-funded programs are sparing no one. That includes the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), which is seeing cuts totaling $205 million.
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