Black Florida mother Marissa Alexander is being released after accepting a plea deal.
All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.
As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.
All three statewide politicians hung on to their spots as several legislative politicians were also re-elected during Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections to decide the races for governor, state attorney general, comptroller and various congressional seats.
The “Face of Darkness” team is appearing on ‘Here and Now’ on WABC 7.
Monday, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit Dinner, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.
The report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings and increased risk of economic insecurity for African-American women.
A roundup of news around the city.
Several Harlem community leaders are hosting a fundraiser event for the victims of the East Harlem gas explosion that killed eight people.
President Barack Obama’s most vocal State of the Union address since he took office, reaction to his plans to move forward with or without Congress is getting much praise.
The long-awaited Red Lobster in Harlem is open.
The newly appointed chief diversity officer for New York state, Mecca E. Santana, said that she wants to continue the success of the state’s minority- and women-owned businesses enterprises (MWBEs) programs and make sure they are getting their fair share. Santana is tasked with reforming and strengthening the state’s programs and efforts to encourage the growth of MWBEs. Santana took the position in September and performs many important tasks, including advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo on policies relating to workforce diversity.
The Doe Fund began its Creating Opportunity Reinforcing Education (CORE) program earlier this year after the organization saw a spike in young men coming to the organization. The program gives homeless men between the ages of 18 and 26 a shelter and pays them to earn their GED.
From Harlem to the White House, Joiselle Cunningham has spent years shaping the lives of students as a top-notch teacher who was given the privilege to share her talent with the hopes of making change in how America educates.
The City Council passed two resolutions to help local college students combat the rising costs of student loans. They are also calling on Congress to pass and President Barack Obama to sign the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act, which would reduce the interest rate of federal subsidized Stafford student loans for one year from the current 3.4 percent to 0.75 percent.
At 9:26 this morning a demolition project at 125th street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in...