Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside of a gym mat at Lowndes County High School In January
Black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi is at the center of a controversy over alleged discrimination of a gay student
Several civil rights groups in Texas are urging the state to end the use of tasers and pepper spray in schools
more film and television projects are using Harlem as a backdrop
Sunday, Dec. 1 marked the 58th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks took the bold move of not giving up her seat to a white person on a segregated public bus in Montgomery, Ala. The moment launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was a landmark in the Civil Rights Movement, and in commemoration of the 58th anniversary, tributes to the civil rights icon overflowed across the country.
Numbers released on Black Friday spending indicate that sales were at their lowest since 2009. The results beg the question of whether Black consumers withholding their dollars put a dent in the pockets of major retailers. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that purchases at stores and websites fell 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion during the four days, beginning with the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving holiday. More than 141 million unique shoppers have already shopped or will have shopped by the end of the big Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million over the same timeframe last year.
Jennefer Witter is taking care of business. Serving as CEO and founder of the Boreland Group, a public relations firm, she was recently named one of the nation’s “10 Most Successful Black CEOs and Entrepreneurs” by Madame Noire magazine. At Ketchum, an award-winning global communications firm, where she served as vice president, she launched a subpractice that generated $1 million in revenue in its first year. She has represented numerous businesses throughout her career, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies, including IBM and FedEx.
In one of his most important appointments, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Bill Bratton to serve as NYPD Comissioner
Floridian mother Marissa Alexander is free on bail in stand your ground trial
A celebration and screening of the new documentary film “Stepping Into the Future”
Victor Mooney brings awareness to HIV testing
Dec. 5 marks the final meeting of the Coalition for Public Education (CPE) under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration
Imani’s Creations is hosting a special anniversary event
While Black Friday is sure to bring tons of shoppers, small businesses are looking to cash in on Saturday
Harlem’s 125th Street is all aglow thanks to the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID)
The Black Floridian woman who was facing 20 years in prison for shooting warning shots at her abusive ex-husband is reportedly offering conditions to a judge if she is released
Leah James is well on her way to becoming one of the next city leaders
Some groups are asking Black shoppers to hold their dollars this Black Friday
Music executive Wise McGriff breaks down 2013's hits and misses in hip hop.
The City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights and the Committee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the recent allegations of racial profiling at Macy’s and Barneys.
thousands of New Yorkers are making their way to SoHo to the “Transition Tent” to participate in an opportunity to talk about the issues that matter most following the election of the new mayor, Bill de Blasio
Based in South Jamaica, Queens, Greg, 50, is founder of the Brotherhood Foundation and works with the King of Kings Foundation.
Reports indicate that Zimmerman was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault after pointing a gun at his pregnant girlfriend, putting two lives in danger.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being blamed for one historically Black college having to cut out its health care plan for its students.
On Tuesday, DJ Kid Capri and R&B/soul singer Leela James were in attendance at “Limitless: Honoring Our Scholars’ Promise,” a fundraiser event that provides resources for student support, school programming and scholarships.
The Queens Community House (QHC) is hosting a community Thanksgiving gathering on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 3-6 p.m. at 108-25 62nd Drive in Forest Hills. QHC is a private, nonsectarian, nonprofit agency that has served the residents of Queens for almost 40 years.
Healthfirst held a ceremony celebrating the grand opening of its Washington Heights community office on Wednesday. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in front of the office at 1467 St. Nicholas Ave. between West 183rd and 184th streets.
Several Black organizations, including the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, the United Negro Improvement Association and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, are calling for Blacks not to spend money on Black Friday.
When the words “Common Core” come up in a conversation with parents in New York, they oftentimes answer back with a negative response.
The City Council's Committee on Civil Rights and Committee on Oversight and Investigation held a hearing Wednesday at City Hall to address racial profiling at high-end retailers.
A rising star in the R&B world, Ladyy Cee is looking to make her mark on the music scene
History was made in the NYPD as Kim Royster was promoted to deputy chief, making her the third African-American woman to achieve the rank
As the city moves forward with its fight against the ruling that would put the breaks on the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice, the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association (PBA) pledges to move forward with a lawsuit to throw out the ruling as the city changes mayors.
Donnell Nichols has been in the spotlight for leading the search for Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for weeks.
All eyes are back on Florida as the case of Marissa Alexander gets underway.
The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in association with the CSI Liberty Partnerships Program, is hosting “How the Affordable Care Act Impacts You and Your Community” on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building
The search now in its seventh week, the family of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo is clinging to hope that the autistic teen will be found. Oquendo ran out of his school in Long Island City, Queens, on Oct. 4.
Police in New Jersey are looking for Jamel Robinson, a United States Navy veteran with a bipolar condition who was discharged.
Black children are not getting the preparation they need to excel in school during the early years of their development
New York City’s political landscape saw one of its largest makeovers in over 20 years
The New York State Conference of the NAACP is warning against a proposed move to raise the mandatory age for judges
Tamika Mallory’s name is synonymous with the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN). Working for the national civil rights organization for 14 years and serving as its executive director for the last four, she recently stepped down to pursue her own goals and aspirations.
The case involving the death of Black 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson in south Georgia is gaining national attention due to the family’s claims that the student-athlete was murdered. However, authorities have closed the case.
The Sylvia & Herbert Woods Scholarship Fund marked its 12th anniversary by awarding eight college-bound students with scholarships at its annual gala on Oct. 5. The event is also recognized Dress for Success Worldwide CEO Joi Gordon and Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s Restaurant.
The Bedford Central Community Development Corporation is hosting its eighth annual Home Buyer Seminar Series. The course is designed for first-time and experienced home buyers.
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic to serve on the United States Supreme Court, will participate in a conversation about her memoir, “My Beloved World,” on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Shepard Hall, on the City College of New York campus. The event is part of the Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture series.
Last weekend, Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem held its annual college fair. The church’s African-American Experience Forum hosted.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, there will be a public meeting at M.S. 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center (300 Adelphi St., Brooklyn), as they discuss the colocation of the center with New Public Charter Elementary Compass Charter School, as proposed by the Department of Education.
As Columbia University continues its 20-year development and building of its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, the Ivy League school recently released a publication updating the community on progress, along with its benefits and services
Nearly three weeks have passed since the disappearance of autistic 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, and the search for the missing teen has not let up, even as the NYPD lightens up on its efforts.