The New York City Housing Authority received a long overdue payday this week as the city reached a $2 billion settlement with the federal government to repair the city’s crumbling public housing.
The city’s FY19 budget agreement is expanding the Summer Youth Employment Program and providing 5,000 minimum wage jobs, bringing the total to 75,000.
Lower East Side resident Holly Slayton has been a resident of 514 E. 12th St. for almost 30 years; however, things changed when her building was taken over by a new company she believes is trying to put her out.
Before becoming involved in the clergy, the Rev. Nigel A. Pearce had his own firm on Wall Street. However, it was a higher power that led him to become one of Uptown’s key religious figures.
As the legalization of recreational marijuana becomes more and more of a reality in New York, the Empire State is getting an inside look at what legalizing the drug could mean.
Activists held a rally last Friday outside of the National Football League headquarters to protest the league’s policy requiring NFL players to stand during the national anthem at games or stay in the locker room.
Just about a week after Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for a review of how law enforcement handles marijuana policy in New York City, he told the city’s police officers to halt arrests on people smoking pot in public.
Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams takes her place in history becoming the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial election, making her the first Black female major party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history.
Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol recently hosted its 14th annual VOICES benefit gala.
Nearly two dozen alumni from historically Black colleges recently graduated from Columbia University earning their master’s degrees through a new fellowship by the Ivy League school. And they didn’t pay a dime.
A probe investigating the hanging of a Black man in Mississippi is closing, according to reports.
Ras Baraka wins second term as Newark Mayor.
#MeToo movement founder and advocate Tarana Burke and hip-hop legend Slick Rick are among the newest members of the Bronx Walk of Fame. The two were inducted during a ceremony at Mott Haven Bar & Grill to kick off the 47th annual Bronx Week.
The New York Chapter of Kawaida Organizations in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival is hosting the 49th Malcolm X Black Unity Awards Program Sunday, May 20
According to a report released last year by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, nearly half of Newark’s high school students were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year.
Proposed federal cuts to food aid, the upcoming summer months and the crushing hammer of gentrification is a recipe for disaster when it comes to hunger in the city.
First Black superintendent appointed in Montclair
Waiting while Black: Racial incident at Starbucks sparks outrage
In the wake of the controversy surrounding Starbucks calling the police on two Black men who were waiting for friend at a location in Philadelphia, gym chain LA Fitness is in the spotlight in a similar whirlwind.
Fallout continues after two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks. Calls for a boycott of the chain coffee shop persist as the company announces plans to close thousands of stores for racial bias training.
As the world continues to talk about Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s jaw-dropping performance at Coachella, four historically Black colleges and universities are getting a big gift from the superstar.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, rapper Common and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris we among the big names that attended the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s 2018 National Convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.
Walking through the halls of public radio jazz station WBGO 88.3 FM, it’s not hard to figure out why the nearly 40-year-old station is a epicenter of the American music genre aiming to keep dedicated jazz aficionados pleased along with getting the ears of new listeners.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is set to speak to more than 2,500 students and their families May 17 during Kean University’s Undergraduate Commencement at Newark’s Prudential Center.
The New York City Housing Authority recently announced that roofs have been completely replaced at 65 public housing buildings.
Public school parents from the New York City Center for Education Justice delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures and a stack of culturally responsive books to Mayor Bill de Blasio this week, urging him and his administration to take on racism in public schools.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an analysis spotlighting how massive pay disparities between men and women permeate throughout the city’s workforce and deny women equal economic power and security.
A man faces 50 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of a 2014 stabbing of two children, leaving one dead in a Brooklyn elevator.
After four years on the job and a recent wave of scrutiny, New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye announced her resignation this week. News broke Monday night that Olatoye would be stepping down. The official announcement was made by Mayor Bill de Blasio after he toured Ocean Bay Bayside Apartments in Queens.
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons.
Howard University students demand change amid financial aid scandal
As the national fallout over the police shooting of Black unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark continues, more information is surfacing about the killing that took place in Sacramento, Calif.
Actress, activist and producer, Kerry Washington, is being honored by Lehman College during its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Leadership Awards Dinner at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, April 11.
April is National Donate Life Month and National Minority Health Month and the New York-based National Kidney Foundation recently released a public-service announcement targeted to African- Americans to foster awareness of kidney disease and organ donation.
With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo equated NYCHA’s urgency with Hurricane Sandy or a major snowstorm Monday as he officially declared public housing in New York City in a state of emergency.
The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights is transforming into a technology and engineering laboratory for high school students when it hosts the FIRST NYC Robotics Competition, April 6 to April 8.
Girls empowerment advocate and lifetime girl scout Natasha Hemmings is making history next month when she becomes the first African-American chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.
Brooklyn Defender Services and the American Civil Liberties Union recently launched “We Have Rights,” a national immigrant empowerment campaign to inform immigrant communities of what to do when interacting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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.