Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced this week that the city is looking to fill the position of Affordable Housing Manager.
Fallout continues over Congress’ passage of House Bill 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
President Donald Trump and Republicans herald that their tax plan will help middle class Americans and put the economy back on track by cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent.
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams presented former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick with a New York City Council proclamation honoring him for his “commitment to protesting the systemic oppression of and police brutality toward people of color.”
A global movement that includes celebrities and hundreds of supporters are calling for the release of sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown in Nashville, Tenn. Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who raped and abused her.
Brooklyn grandmother Joy Noel, 85, spent her Thanksgiving holiday homeless and fighting to get her apartment back.
More than 4,000 Newark Public Schools students got a surprise Friday when they were all given free Sprint wireless devices.
On the heels of a victorious win in the New Jersey gubernatorial race, Democrats Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor-elect Sheila Oliver officially kick off their transition as the state’s new top political heavyweights.
As the saga continues over revelations that the New York City Housing Authority lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants’ complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.
Newly appointed Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman recently visited Harlem to discuss his new position at an event hosted by State Sen. Brian Benjamin.
Public Advocate Letitia James released the 2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist, an annual database of the worst landlords in New York City.
The FDNY is being hailed for the graduation of 279 probationary firefighters, of which 50 percent were people of color.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,
Actor John Amos, rap group Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick are among the those being inducted into the inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame.
Five New Jersey mayors released a new report this week created by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association designed to help Governor-elect Phil Murphy and his team better understand the issues facing New Jersey’s cities.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to defy calls for him to exit the race after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused teenage girls while in his 30s during the late 1970s.
Dr. Barbara Gaba becomes first woman and African-American installed as president at NJ community college
Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. She is the first woman and first African-American installed as president of the two-year school.
The ongoing saga over Black high school football players in New Jersey kneeling during the national anthem reached a boiling point when two referees were removed after the discovery of racist comments they made online.
New findings from a law enforcement reform group demonstrate that although Mayor Bill de Blasio claims to have ended marijuana sanctions, the NYPD continues to target individuals who have the drug on them.
Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.
Council Member Andy King joined representatives from Riverbay Corporation and Co-op City residents this week to announce an imminent shipment of supplies leaving this afternoon.
Reports indicate that enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities is climbing. Higher education experts believe the uptick is a result of the election of President Donald Trump.
It seems every Halloween some white people still think it’s fine to dress in blackface and publicize it on social media.
Former President Barack Obama made a stop in the Garden State to speak at an invite-only campaign event Thursday for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.
As the pregnant widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson buries her husband, her tragedy has been the backdrop for a war she didn’t want to be part of.
Since its initial building in 1959, Lenox Terrace has been a jewel to Harlem’s residential life. Today it’s on the verge of a major renovation in an effort to keep up with current demands.
Black female Democratic candidate Ashley Bennett, 32, said she was inspired to run for freeholder in Atlantic County’s 3rd District after Republican incumbent John Carman posted a sexist statement about this year’s Women’s March.
Four new women become FDNY firefighters this week and they all have one special thing in common—they are all mothers. Krysteena Corbett-Terryl, Jacqueline Reno, Melisa Ritchie and Lisa Snyder walked across the FDNY graduation stage Wednesday to earn a huge accomplishment.
Council Member Jumaane Williams introduced a bill this week that seeks to ensure protections against employment discrimination based on reproductive health care decisions.
Matthew McCree is dead and Abel Cedeno is alive; however, that didn’t stop a grand jury from downgrading Cedeno’s murder charge to manslaughter. His supporters call the new indictment a “victory.”
Activist Tamika Mallory’s account of what happened to her on Sunday when she was booted off of an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York went viral getting hundreds of thousands of views.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s eldest daughter, Dominique, marries Dr. Marcus Alan Bright during a ceremony at Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens.
Candles and photos of 15-year-old Matthew McCree are still visible in the backyard of his apartment building on Mapes Avenue in the Bronx.
More than 104,000 students were identified as homeless by NYS school districts and charter schools according to a report by New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students.
A manager at a Banana Republic in New York has been fired for sending an employee home because her braids were too “urban.”
A Black former high school football player is reportedly filing a $1 million lawsuit against Lenape High School in Medford, N.J., according to reports.
Activist Douglass Tucker of Montclair, N.J., is being remembered for his work in civil rights and his volunteer work. He passed away last month from natural causes.
JetBlue Airways recently surprised the Harlem Jets youth football team with a $10,000 donation to continue providing services to the city’s youngest football players.
Community residents, elected officials, homeless people, housing advocates and other stakeholders led a walking tour of East Harlem this week to highlight privately owned and publicly owned vacant buildings and lots that could be developed as permanently affordable housing.
Louna Dennis continues to grieve as she prepares to bury her son Matthew McCree, who was fatally stabbed by another student at a Bronx high school.
Stephen Craig Paddock was a domestic terrorist whose shooting rampage killed 59 people and injured 530 others during a music festival in Las Vegas Sunday.
State Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright introduced legislation over the summer that would make turnstile jumping and theft of public transportation services a civil matter and not end with an arrest and criminal record.
According to election numbers, the 2008 presidential election brought out the most diverse number of voters in U.S. history. Since then 27 measures were passed or implemented in 19 states that make it harder to vote.
This time four years ago, disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner had just lost the Democratic primary in his bid to be the next New York City mayor, winning just 5 percent of the vote.
Dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 48th annual African-American Day Parade marched through Harlem on Sunday.
The Morris Heights post office in the Bronx now bears the name of late Tuskegee Airman and Bronx Community College President Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr.
Another major hurricane in the Caribbean and a deadly earthquake in Mexico take center stage this week as concerns about what exactly is going on with Mother Earth.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Tony Award-winning artist Savion Glover recently discussed the importance of the city’s arts and culture industry to strengthening Newark’s prosperity at a news conference.
Attorney and longtime community organizer Landon Dais is named political director of the Marijuana Policy Project’s New York affiliate.
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced allocation of $5.5 million in state funding for a supportive housing development in Brooklyn.