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.
Approximately 3,200 students from across the tristate area attended the New York Urban League’s 30th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair last weekend.
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.
The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate with Steve Harvey and Essence in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
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.
The 18th Annual Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New York and New Jersey Nov. 12-17 at four locations.
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.
Shanique Wells, director of marketing at AAA North Jersey, is suing the company and her boss, President David Hughes, for gender and sexual discrimination.
Dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” thousands came out for the 46th Annual African-American Day Parade on Sunday in Harlem.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced the five winners in the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted a Day of Outrage protest rally to condemn of Justice Department’s non-indictment of the officers who shot and killed Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J.
Newark honors hometown hero and Olympic boxing silver medalist, Shakur Stevenson, with a parade and Key to the City.
As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his surprise trip to Mexico this week to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, one poll suggests his approval rating among African-American has gotten worse.
First Corinthian Baptist Church collected and distributed more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Harlem children and teens on Saturday.
US Attorney’s Office fails to indict Bridgeton police officers involved in fatal shooting of Jerame Reid
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced this week that after a federal investigation, there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges in connection with the fatal 2014 shooting of Jerame C. Reid.
The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in Minnesota during a traffic stop in July is back on the job.
Officials are preparing for the sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City” in an effort to curb violence in the city.
This week, a press conference was held to report on the condition of 16-year-old shooting victim Tylasia Black and demand an investigation into the treatment she received from the Jersey City Medical Center.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to the latest tactics being used by con artists.
The family of Akai Gurley will receive a $4.1 million settlement from the city, according to reports.
A 23-year-old Black woman shot and killed by police in Baltimore continues to deepen a rift between law enforcement and the community in the city.
Montclair’s Minority Police Officer Association is preparing for their ninth annual Free School Supplies event, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Glenfield Park.
Veteran investigator Darnell Henry is sworn in as the new chief of the Newark Police Department at a ceremony last week at Newark Tech Essex County Vocational School. Henry had been serving as acting chief since his appointment earlier this year.
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.