President Barack Obama announces his national "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative aimed at helping young Black and Latino males.
Over the years, Rivers has been considered one of the go-to people when it comes to Black theater, not only in New York City, but around the world.
Racial tensions are increasing during the aftermath of the mysterious death of a Black man in Texas.
In honor of Black History Month, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams recognized the 150th anniversary of the first African-American troops from New York to fight in the American Civil War.
One Hundred Black Men for New York Inc. is hosting its 34th annual benefit gala on Feb 27.
The members of Universal Zulu Nation and the NYC “Harlem Hood” will host an event on Wednesday, March 5, under the theme “The 21st Century Community Roles of Womyn Leadership.”
On Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m., the students and staff of P.S. 155 will hold a brief remembrance in honor of 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba
While the city might have dropped its case to appeal a judge’s decision to keep stop-and-frisk the way it is, everyone is now vying for a seat at the table as reforms are made.
Carol Smith-Njiiri dedicates her life to helping children and families through social work.
The shooting of yet another Black child is causing reaction and outrage, this time in Texas, where 46-year-old Brian Cloninger shot 8-year-old Donald “D.J.” Maiden Jr. with a shotgun last September.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he will propose legislation that revises Section 8-b of the New York State Court of Claims Act
The Pi Omega chapter of Iota Phi Theta is hosting its fifth annual Black History Month Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 22 at Astoria World Manor.
Project Child Support announced the opening of its satellite offices in Newark, N.J., and New York City to assist custodial and noncustodial parents.
Reports indicate that celebrity mixologist and Cooking Channel star Darryl Robinson was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Feb. 5.
Grammy Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian Alicia Keys took center stage at the 111th American International Toy Fair, which kicked off this Sunday.
Over the weekend, a jury made found Michael Dunn guilty on four out of five counts, including attempted murder, in the killing of unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. However, when it came to the murder charge, the jury could not come to a decision, leading the way for a retrial.
Parents and community leaders are still outraged over a Queens teacher banning students from doing a report on Malcolm X as part of a Black History Month project.
The son of the late Amiri Baraka, Ras Baraka, announced he is running for mayor of Newark, N.J.
Family, clergy and community demand an investigation regarding the cancellation of a serious operation on Chris Robert Scott, who was admitted on Jan. 24 to the Veterans Hospital in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that more than 6,700 wage theft cases were resolved in New York in 2013
Longtime Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada announced he is stepping down. Current COO Anne Williams-Isom will assume the position starting July 1.
A modern-day lynching in Texas? The family of a dead 28-year-old Black man, Alfred Wright, in East Texas suspects foul play and is looking for answers, with the U.S. Justice Department now getting involved.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson wraps the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 17th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit on Thursday.
On Feb. 15, the Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx
Last Saturday, the beginning of African-American History Month was marked with several events across the city and nation to kick off the month-long celebration.
It was music to many people’s ears as Mayor Bill de Blasio stuck to his campaign promise to end the city’s legal battle that found stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.
On Tuesday, Brooklyn City Councilwoman Inez Barron held a press conference on the steps of City Hall demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio settle the case involving the Central Park Five.
Pamela Thomas, a member of the City College of New York class of 1996, and business partner Loreen Williamson have assembled one of the most extensive collections of 1970s Black animation art in the United States for the show “Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution”
Chief Strategy and Operating Officer of United Way of New York City (UWNYC) and longtime resident of Brooklyn Elwanda Young is retiring.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and legislators from the state demanded that the federal government approve New York’s $10 billion Medicaid waiver.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is hosting a book signing with former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins in honor of the release of his memoirs, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic.”
As New Yorkers start to get their W-2s, tax companies are preparing for yet another busy season. Once again, the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is urging local residents to use the city’s free tax filing services.
Citizens around Milwaukee are outraged over the lack of charges filed in the case of Corey Stingley, a Black 17-year-old who died at the hands of white killers.
Beloved educator, church elder and musician Yolanda Gross has died. She is best remembered by family and friends for her humor, wit and her habit of giving back to her community. She passed away on Jan. 19 after an illness in Southampton Hospital at age 74.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity kicked off its centennial year by announcing several events that will commemorate the milestone
Amsterdam News journalist, author and scholar Herb Boyd was one of eight journalists recently inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame
Tyron Waiters serves the community through his fraternity.
The family of Ramarley Graham is hosting a memorial commemorating the second anniversary of his death
BronxWorks has immediate spaces available for children 3 to 5 years old
Family members, concerned citizens, clergy and community leaders are demanding an investigation into conditions at Brooklyn Central Booking after the death of 37-year-old Kyam Livingston
The Second International People’s Tribunal will be held at Columbia University Law School
Rachel Noerdlinger, the well-known publicist to the Rev. Al Sharpton, has been named chief of staff to New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray.
Disgraced Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was found guilty on charges including bribery and conspiracy. He could face 20 years in prison.
Media personality, journalist and pop culture maven Candice “Ms. Drama” Williams has made a name for herself
Reports indicate that the Marissa Alexander, who was released on bond while she awaits trial for shooting a warning shot at her abusive husband, was almost sent back to jail after violating the terms of her bond
free lifeguard tests in the Adirondack and Catskill regions
Over 80 senators and Assembly members released a letter calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase school aid by $1.9 billion
LIFE Camp., Man Up! and civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory kicked off New York City’s fourth annual Peace Week on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 15
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting the 18th annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War