Hundreds of students came out earlier this month for the annual Summer Work Experience Program Kickoff and HBCU fair to connect local students with Black colleges from across the country.
Newark Liberty International Airport hosted a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Outreach Forum this week, for contractors, vendors and consultants seeking to learn about contracting opportunities for the airport’s $2.4-billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program.
A Pennsville, N.J., police officer is under fire and being pressured to resign after reports surface that he allegedly exposed himself to two children in a bathroom.
James Harris Jackson is not mentally unstable. He’s a domestic terrorist.
According to Nielsen, Black women spend an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, and the Black hair care market is a $684 million industry.
Recent surveillance footage released is shedding new light on the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Walt Disney World Resort welcomed 100 teens selected to participate in the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine last week for four days of inspiration and empowerment from Thursday through Sunday.
Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.
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 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday. Four of the students selected are from the Tri-State area
Saturday, Newark residents completed surveys about policing in the city at the Training, Education and Recreation Center in the Dayton neighborhood
Clothing boutique Harlem Haberdashery recently hosted their annual Masquerade Ball in the Mural Pavilion at NYC Health & Hospital/Harlem.
The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey is hosting their 17th annual Health Fair Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel, located at 200 Atrium Drive in Somerset.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has released what many are calling a long overdue plan to help the nearly 65,000 people in New York City who are homeless.
Kim M. Parker, Esq. serves as executive director of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, a position she’s held for almost two years. Aside from being the leader of the citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, Parker’s work goes beyond the courtroom.
Ever since I was about 12 years old I have struggled with weight. From getting extra and double extra-large shirts to size 40 and 42 waist pants, I always remember saying to myself, “I’m going to lose this weight.”
Citizen app (formerly known as Vigilante) launched in the city this week in an effort to combat violence, give residents an insight on what’s going on their community and even improve community-police relations.
Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.
It was a star-studded event at the United Negro College Fund’s annual “A Mind Is...” Gala last week.
Nine mothers and a father whose sons were killed by gun violence in Jersey City recently came together at a community rally to recount the details of how their sons were murdered and what they have done and what they plan to do about it.
Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield exec Sarah Jones honored at Essex County Black History Month event
The 14th Annual African-American History Month Celebration in Essex County recently took place at the Essex County Hall of Records.
The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to discuss key issues affecting civil rights, economic and social justice and criminal justice reform at The New School Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
LinkNYC is collaborating with Silicon Harlem to celebrate the contributions of legendary African-Americans on Link kiosks across New York City during Black History Month.
U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat recently honored the two men who had his congressional seat before him for Black History Month: former Congressmen Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Charles B. Rangel of New York’s 13th Congressional District.
Mayor Lester Taylor recently announced his intention not to run for re-election and to step down at the end of his four-year term.
Wednesday the City of Trenton raised the red, black and green African liberation flag, in honor of the historical achievements and sacrifices of Black people locally and throughout the world.
Tax season is underway and companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.
A new report indicates that even when individuals in racial groups go to college, have full-time jobs and are from two-parent homes, racism remains prevalent.
A new plan to fight homelessness being released by Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting criticism from homeless advocates about how the mayor is handling the widespread problem.
Friends and family came together this week to remember late journalist Michael J. Feeney, who died Jan. 31, 2016.
East Orange stood in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide in observance of the fifth annual World Hijab Day Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at for that pioneering psychiatrist Phyllis Harrison-Ross at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where she served as a trustee and chairperson. Harrison-Ross died Jan. 14 at age 80.
In a move signaling a shift in direction when it comes to the Department of Justice in the nation, President Donald Trump ordered a delay in the hearing of the Texas voter ID law case.
Although there’s always been a need for more women to be in elected office, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run made that call even louder.
Pan-African nationalists and the community in Newark are mourning the passing of community organizer and activist Balozi Robert Alexander Harvey, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 76.
Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
The People’s Organization For Progress held an observance on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, Sunday at the Lincoln Monument in downtown Newark.
Anti-violence and community outreach organization Street Corner Resources has spent years on the streets of Harlem to help the community and prevent violence.
Donald Trump becoming the president-elect has opened the flood gates even further to a flow of hate crimes around the nation.
As the busy holiday shopping season gets underway, Black shoppers are looking to spend their dollars with Black businesses.
City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.
This Thanksgiving is very special for the Gillian and Orlando McAllister’s family as they officially add two more seats to their table this year.
The 125th Street BID and Community Board 9 kicked off the holiday season in Harlem Nov. 17 with the Parade of Lights along 125th Street.
The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council, presented the Harlem Good Scout Award to three community leaders at an event Nov. 17 at the Alhambra Ballroom.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, children in foster care are at high-risk of dropping out of school and are unlikely to attend or graduate from college.
Anti-violence organization Harlem Mothers Stop Another Violent End is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week with an awards dinner.
November is National Adoption Month and there are around 10,000 children in the city foster care. Black children account for nearly 60 percent of all children in the foster care system.
It feels as if I have been writing about the 2016 presidential election for years now. We now have less than a week before Election Day. There are currently four people running for the presidency, and many voters are still confused and displeased by the choices on the ballot. I do not normally publically endorse candidates, but for this incredibly important election I fully endorse Hillary Clinton to be the 45th president of the United States.