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.
Charles Dickens might have been predicting the future when he penned his 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” With wealthy New Yorkers living literally across the street from poverty-stricken New Yorkers, advocates are pleading for ways to even the playing field.
Just weeks ago, Letitia “Tish” James was elected the Democratic candidate in the race for public advocate. Her election was historic, and if she wins the primary, James will become New York’s first Black female citywide elected official.
The whole city is looking for the missing the 14-year-old autistic teenager, Avonte Oquendo
Tracey Capers has always been part of the public sector and wanted to help the community. In her current position of executive vice president, programs and organizational development at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, she’s living her dream everyday.
Not since 1996 has the nation seen a government shutdown, and that one lasted 21 days. Since Oct. 1, the nation has seen a furlough of over 800,000 federal workers as a result of Congress not enacting regular appropriations or a continuing resolution for the 2014 fiscal year.
Hip hop and homosexuality are two things most wouldn't put together and a topic mainstream media barely touches on. However, with recent headlines about longtime Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee's sexuality, the conversation is in the spotlight.
One person is reportedly dead and two are injured after a women tried to drive into security barriers in Washington on Thursday.
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.