Students, teachers and parents in Queens are celebrating the cancellation of the slated closure of PS/MS 42 Robert Vernam School. The Department of Education was going to close the school because of low performance.
Walt Disney World Resort welcomed 100 teens selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine last week for four days of inspiration and empowerment from Thursday through Sunday.
Gov. Cuomo is now stepping into the ongoing saga of issues facing NYCHA and calling on the state health department to investigate health and safety condition in public housing in the city.
Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.
Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Friday.
The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.
According to a new blockbuster exposé, NYPD officers were found to have lied on reports, driven while intoxicated, used excessive force, fired their weapons unnecessarily and made deadly threats. Many of the officers who committed these acts were put back on the street and kept their badges.
Baskin Ridge, N.J. high school freshman Sean Smith is one of the 100 students selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence at Walt Disney World in Florida.
In honor of Black History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed Feb. 23 as “Loretta Lynch Day,” honoring the former U.S. attorney general who was the first Black women confirmed to the position.
With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon under Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform is shedding light on how it could improve racial justice in the state.
Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control.
Commemorating 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit set for Thursday and Friday.
Artist, activist and scholar Joyous Pierce serves as administrative director of programs for the Harlem Arts Alliance.
Tiesha Jones was devastated to learn in 2010 that her 4-year-old daughter had nine times the allowable level of lead in her blood.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized by some in the education community who believe public schools are not getting their fair share in his executive budget.
The Hearings of Citizens Coalition Against Foreclosures is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed Moratorium Bill Against Foreclosures in East Orange.
E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that Newark is on its list of 20 cities where the company wants to build its second headquarters.
The New York Urban League is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast at The Plaza Feb. 12.
Assemblyman Walter Mosley is holding a “Love Yourself” DACA and civil rights town hall Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center.
City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is scheduled to be in attendance at the eighth annual Staten Island NAACP HBCU Fair Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Curtis High School
Brooklyn native Najee Ali Baker, 21, had dreams of pursuing excellence as an athlete; however, his life was tragically cut short when he was shot at a party while away at college in North Carolina last weekend.
Renowned New York radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd was honored by the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, New York State ranks 49th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., for civic engagement and volunteering. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hopes to change that.
Hundreds of people assembled in Times Square on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest racist statements made by President Donald Trump.
From $770 million more for school aid, $200 million for NYCHA improvements to nearly $120 million for the Excelsior Scholarship, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s FY 2019 executive budget has some winners and losers.
One year ago, the Women’s March (www.WomensMarch.com) descended on Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to the presidency of the United States.
Beginning this week, the Manhattan district attorney’s office is no longer requesting that bail be set in most misdemeanor and violation cases.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the start of construction of three multifamily rental buildings with 138 affordable apartments in the Bronx called The Grand.
This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Housing Not Warehousing Act, designed to help identify vacant sites that could be used for affordable housing development.
NYCHA residents continue to to deal with heating problems in apartments.
Highlights of 2017.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its Toy Giveaway for the children of veterans and active military members last Saturday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed legislation allowing for the creation of an online system to make voter registration easier for New York City residents.
The police presence at the Newark home of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was stepped up after the Democratic politician was on the receiving end of a death threat.
Nicole Barnwell is making sure that students in the Tri-State area know that historically Black colleges and universities are an option when it comes to higher education.
According to advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, approximately 63,000 people are sleeping in shelters in New York City, leaving many people with no place to call home this Christmas.
As the winter season begins, snow shovelers are needed to dig out the Big Apple. The city is hiring temporary snow laborers to clear away snow.
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.
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.
More than 4,000 Newark Public Schools students got a surprise Friday when they were all given free Sprint wireless devices.
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,