Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka recently presented his third State of the City Address.
The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.
Brownsville, Brooklyn, is chosen as the city’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab.
Jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey is set to perform at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster (310 Malcolm X Blvd.) in Harlem Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
Shock lingers in a Newark neighborhood after a tragic accidental shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead, leaving elected officials pleading for stricter gun laws.
Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing their experiences during their "Deep Dive" on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.
Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through March 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $52.2 million affordable and supportive housing complex being built at 111 E. 172nd St. in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx.
Tuesday, March 7, an Interfaith group of religious leaders will host an Interfaith/Unity Rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m.
Last Thursday hundreds of immigrants, allies, elected officials, labor leaders and clergy members converged on the Elizabeth Detention Center to denounce President Trump’s immigration actions.
According to a study by WalletHub.com, Jersey City is the nation’s most diverse city in the nation, receiving a score of 95.88 out of 100.
Approximately 200 young men from across the tri-state area recently attended the Kappa League Leadership Conference at Montclair State University presented by the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Nonprofit organization Kechie’s Project is hosting “Men-Talk” a conversation with men and women in honor of Black History Month.
Brooklyn-based community organization 500 Black Men Making a Difference is hosting Assemblyman Charles Barron for his “We Are Mighty Builders” Black History Month presentation, Sunday, Feb. 26.
Former City Council Member Priscilla A. Wooten died Feb. 15.
Bridgeton, N.J., is dealing with yet another fatal police shooting of a Black man, and activists, and the community are demanding answers.
During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent State of the City Address, he only mentioned the word “homeless” twice, referring to the nearly 65,000 New Yorkers who are staying in shelters.
The Alzheimer’s Association NYC chapter announced a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega chapter, in Brooklyn to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community.
A little over a month ago, Harlem native George Suttles joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new program office.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events
The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award.
Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.
It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the New York City Housing Authority completed an $8.2 million safety-lighting installation project at Castle Hill Houses and a $2.4 million safety-lighting installation project at Butler Houses this week in the Bronx.
Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman called on the Obama administration this week to rescind the regulatory framework of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, a controversial registry created during the George W. Bush era that sought to track and register non-immigrant males from primarily Arab, Muslim and South Asian countries regardless of whether they were suspected or accused of any wrongdoing.
As the fallout from the presidential election of Donald Trump continues, reports of hate crimes continue to rise.
Bronx Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark made the announcement this week
The Northeast Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War Coalition is holding Up Love & Resistance with a cultural night for International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt and Bond streets in Brooklyn.
Six members of the New York City congressional delegation this week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio asking the state and city to refuse to pay for enhanced security at Trump Tower once President-elect Trump is inaugurated.
The New Jersey high school attended by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, playwright Ntozake Shange and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z received a new beginning as officials break ground for the new Trenton Central High School.
Jersey City gets more than $3 million in private-sector grants for three affordable housing projects.
First Lady Chirlane McCray this week held the first convening of Cities Thrive, a new national mental health coalition committed to driving mental health reform on a local and national level across the United States.
After more than 20 years of trying to get justice and even a glimmer of hope, the family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police received devastating news this week about their case.
The ACLU went before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday appealing the Kashad Ashford police killing case in Trenton.
Community members in a Newark neighborhood are mourning the killing of a beloved street performer known as “Uggie.”
The eighth annual Freedom Dance is set to take place at the National Black Theatre (2031 Fifth Ave.) in Harlem Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The fallout continues after last week’s police shooting death of 66-year-old Deborah Danner in the Bronx.
Charge d’Affaires Seydou Sinka, from the Embassy of Burkina Faso, and Deputy Counsel General Apollinaire Ouedraogo visited Essex County College’s Africana Institute last Friday to discuss possible joint education programs.
The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP held its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13-16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
I recently taught my Introduction to Politics students a unit in which we discussed the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent amendments that have been added to our incredible governing document.
East Orange’s Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training hosted its first Senior Workforce Development Job Fair last week, drawing more than 200 job seekers ages 60 and up.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, Panasonic Corporation North America CEO Joseph M. Taylor, State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently unveiled the National Action Network Newark Tech World.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit Orlando in what is known as the offseason during September through November, when crowds are fewer, children are back in school and the weather is still warm.
City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer proposed tripling the city’s Earned Income Tax Credit contribution from 5 percent to 15 percent of the federal tax credit.
The first graduation ceremony of the Newark Street Academy was held last Friday at the Marion Bolden Student Center.
Race, diversity, community engagement and law enforcement are the focus of an upcoming forum at Bergen Community College.
The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem recently hosted the “Men’s Health and Wellness Day” in an effort to encourage more men in the community to seek healthcare services.
The Department of Corrections is paying $5.75 million to the family of Bradley Ballard, who was killed by corrections staff at Rikers Island in 2013.