The amazing maestro of African Beats and juju music King Sunny Ade will be following up last month’s stellar performance at BAM Metrotech with a 70th birthday celebration, which will also look back at his 50 years on stage.
The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP is set to hold its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13 through Oct. 16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
King Sunny Ade returns to the Brooklyn stage.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging his agency to adopt rules that will make it easier for consumers to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits online with Electronic Benefit Transfers cards.
The New York City Emergency Management Department visited the Bronx Tuesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination and planning with residents.
Several homeless and community groups, including Picture the Homeless, Communities United for Police Reform, the Street Vendor Project and the Justice Committee are coming together to demand an end to the NYPD’s “move along” orders.
Newark and Emmis Communications’ Hot 97 launched the “Newark Getting to Zero” initiative this week to raise HIV awareness.
Irvington Township recently received a 0 percent interest loan of $600,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Gov. Chris Christie to demolish 50 unsafe buildings in Irvington.
Muhammad Mosque No. 7, the New York Local Organizing Committee and Justice or Else are hosting a showing of the documentary “Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe” Saturday, July 30 at 4 p.m. at 106-08 W. 127th St. in Harlem.
Saturday, Aug. 6, the Choice Campaign is a march and rally being held in celebration of the August 2016 Marcus Mosiah Garvey Month.
Monday, Mayor Ras Baraka, community leaders and Newark residents conducted a motorcade from City Hall to the Newark Seaport demanding that the International Longshoreman’s Association end discriminatory practices in hiring.
AT&T’s Girls Who Code program visited the MAGNET space at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering this week.
The original Harlem Black Panther Party is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding with an event at the Schomburg Center.
Tuesday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress hosted its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.
The tenants of 295 W. 150th St. in Harlem held a press conference and rally outside of their building Wednesday, the evening before their court hearing for a building-wide Housing Part action against their landlord, Yitzchnk Horowitz.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its 23rd consecutive Justice Monday Rally on the Fourth of July to demand federal investigations into four active police shooting cases in New Jersey and honor political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Peter Rodino Federal Building in Newark.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, teen program participants and representatives of partner/funder organizations recently launched a youth summer employment program.
The Hot Summer Nights! free outdoor concert series is set to begin Saturday July 9 at the Lighthouse Bandshell on the campus of Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.
The New York Urban League recently honored 22 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholars in a ceremony hosted by the NYUL Young Professionals at Harlem School of the Arts.
A Bronx woman has been indicted on charges stemming from the April 13 deaths of her young daughters, who were alone in their apartment when a fire erupted.
The 2016 U.S. prison, labor and academic delegation to Palestine presents the program “Imprisoned Resistance: Politics of Incarceration in Palestine and the US” July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Center, located at 3940 Broadway at 168th Street in Manhattan.
The New Jersey Black Mayors’ Alliance for Social Justice is urging state legislatures to reject two proposals they say would damage cities and increase economic inequality.
A community in East Orange remains in shock from tragedy after a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 4-year-old brother, killing him.
Charles Pugh, the former Detroit City Council president and news anchor, remains in a Manhattan jail waiting to be extradited after he was arrested in Harlem by the U.S. Marshals over allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 2003.
President and CEO of the Urban League of Hudson County Elnora Watson was not only a pillar to the North Jersey chapter of the organization but also a community leader. She died June 19 of illness in her home at age 67.
A grand jury decided not to indict two Vineland police officers involved in the March 2015 death of Phillip White.
The Institute of the Black World is holding its fourth State of the Black World Conference Nov. 16-20 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.
The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosted the annual Juneteenth-KingFest Celebration Parade & Street Fair on Saturday.
Free air conditioners are available to Brooklyn residents with medical conditions.
Reports indicate that Zulu Nation issued an apology this week via the media to victims of its founder, Afrika Bambaataa.
A documentary about author Alice Walker and a drama about boxing are among the winners of the Newark Black Film Festival 2016 Paul Robeson Award.
Even as the disconnect between the NYPD and the community doesn’t seem to be improving, recent headlines reveal a new conflict, this time within the department.
As the Township of Teaneck continues to mourn the death of its late mayor, Lizette Parker, the task is now underway to select her replacement.
Organizers and activists are preparing for the 91st birthday celebration of Malcolm X Thursday, May 19. The day also commemorates 27 years of the annual 125th Street business shutdown in Harlem.
Teaneck Township Mayor Lizette P. Parker has died. Parker passed away Sunday morning after being taken to Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey for respiratory issues. She was 44.
Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross ‘Champions of Change’ Public Service Awards honor Eric Holder and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are being presented with Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross “Champions of Change” Public Service Awards at the New York Society of Ethical Culture’s Champions of Change 2016 awards program May 5.
Walking down Harlem's Lenox Avenue, Bobbi Humphrey can't help but stop every few feet to...
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Howard University during the school’s graduation ceremony May 7 in Washington, D.C.
The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote Coalition are hosting “The Great Debate In Harlem” Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to Harlem Tuesday to drum up support during the final weeks before the New York primary.
Over 50 Howard University students are spending their spring break volunteering at community sites in Newark.
Two mothers alleging teachers denied children bathroom privileges and were punished for walking up the stairs too slowly at Success Academy School met with officials in Albany Thursday to make their plea to lawmakers.
Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday for the 11th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton.
The United States Postal Service in the Northern New Jersey District unveiled a commemorative Black Heritage Stamp featuring Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this week.
Essex County College is offering two new scholarships to Newark high school seniors living within the Newark Housing Authority.
More than 170 elementary students from Newark, N.J., are getting the opportunity to sing and dance on stage at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.
Having less access to resources such as recreational programs, parks and full-service grocery stores have a greater impact on the nation’s childhood obesity rate than race, according to a recent report.
Jesus Morales has been homeless and living on the streets for the past 15 years. On Oct. 2 in East Harlem, he was one of three homeless people who were the victims of NYPD officers who tossed his belongings into the trash, deepening the pain of having no place to call home.
Wednesday, a mistrial was declared in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter. Jurors said they could not reach a decision in the first of the trials of the six officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
Marie Slaughter of Queens was recently honored at the Community Bridge House on her 50th birthday and for her 35 years of volunteer service.