Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled details of the city’s 45-day plan to reduce crime and violence this week.
Media professional and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney dedicated his life to journalism, bringing diversity to newsrooms and touching the lives of many in the profession.
Headlines once again were plastered in local mainstream newspapers about the former City Hall aide and her son.
Eight local area high school students are preparing for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, March 3 through 6 at Walt Disney World.
Journalist and former New York Association of Black Journalists President Michael J. Feeney has died.
Thomas Eicher, the criminal division chief in the U.S. attorney’s office, recently wrote to community leader Walter Hudson, chair of National Awareness Alliance, updating the office on the status of the investigation of the police shooting of Jerame Reid.
The former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping more than a dozen Black women is sentenced to 263 years in prison.
As tax season begins, tax companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.
The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College of the City of New York names Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. as its general counsel.
Mayor de Blasio and the state courts this week announced Project Fast Track, a strategy to reduce gun violence in New York City through a targeted, system-wide focus on the limited number of individuals responsible for most gun violence.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb. 16 through Feb. 18, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces several new initiatives during his 2016 State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday ranging from improving conditions for the homeless to decreasing unemployment.
The New York Urban League is inviting students to apply for the Whitney M. Young Scholarship, worth $3,500.
Monday, the People’s Organization for Progress hosted a press conference on its upcoming International Day of Action to honor the birthday of the immortal Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the borough.
Reports indicate the Cleveland chapter of the NAACP is requesting transcripts of witness testimony before the grand jury that did not indict the police officers for the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
“We’re living with the mistakes that past mayors have made, all the hand-outs to landlords that made this city unaffordable, but this mayor and this governor aren’t helping,” said homeless woman Sheila Turner.
Dec. 30 marks one year since the police shooting death of Jerame Reid in New Jersey. Civil rights activists and other groups rallied Monday, calling for federal intervention in the case.
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The consolidation of several municipal agencies in Newark, N.J., will cut six positions down to two and save the Brick City almost $600,000.
The Albany State University Marching Band is headed to Pasadena, Calif., to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.
Once again the Rev. Al Sharpton was sharing the platform at the National Action Network with Kadiatou Diallo, mother of Amadou Diallo.
The historically Black Alabama State University expands its global partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Adekunie Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria. The agreement calls for student and faculty exchange opportunities between the two universities.
The People’s Organization for Progress is calling for an international day of action in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Members of the Pathfinders youth ministries group from the Willis Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church participated in a community service project last week.
As Spike Lee’s movie “Chi-raq” hit theaters last weekend, Chicago continued to be America’s newest epicenter of police mistreatment.
Crime on the rise in NYCHA buildings despite city spending millions to improve safety
Reports indicate that even with the implementation of a program costing the city $210 million, crime is up in a number of New York Public Housing Authority developments.
Tasha Hayes-Smith, an East Orange firefighter since August of 1993, becomes the first female promoted to captain in the department’s history.
AmNews online editor Cyril Josh Barker discusses why he decided to go to an HBCU.
A shift in political rule in Staten Island appears to be getting stronger with Tuesday’s election of McMahon to district attorney, who is a Democrat. His win brings consistency to every district attorney’s office in the city, with Democrats heading each one in all five boroughs.
Irvington, N.J., Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation Executive Director Deborah Simpkins announced INIC is giving away Thanksgiving baskets to Irvington residents with children.
The Gathering for Justice’s 10-year anniversary at the Justice Ball is taking place Monday, Nov. 9 at the Apollo Theater.
NYPD officer Randolph Holder was laid to rest as the city says goodbye to the fallen policeman, who was killed last week in East Harlem.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council released the names of seven of the nine appointees to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor.
State Sen. Kevin Parker is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to take part in a series of events during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Approximately 47,000 people are detained on bail in New York City every year, and a new city initiative aims to help reduce the number for low-risk individuals.
The United Palace House of Inspiration is hosting the “Gathering,” a live concert featuring Kelly Price and Kenny Lattimore, Friday, Oct. 16, starting at 7 p.m., at the United Palace Theatre, located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Manhattan.
he 15th annual statewide “Diversity Issues in Higher Education” conference is being held at Ramapo College of New Jersey Friday, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 505 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, N.J.
The North Charleston, S.C., City Council voted to authorize a $6.5 million settlement to the family of Walter Scott.
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s office met with the families of Kashad Ashford and Abdul Kamal, two families victimized by police brutality.
South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others recently opened the Community Storefront Program at 790 Clinton Ave. in the South Ward’s Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood.
Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop announced the launch of a new loan program aimed at securing financing for local businesses.
First lady Michelle Obama made her way to Harlem Tuesday, Sept. 29 to talk with young girls about the importance of education and her latest campaign to educate millions of girls worldwide.
Bedford Central Community Development Corp. is starting its homebuyer course in October.
In honor and memory of John Henrik Clark’s 100th birthday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, wants to raise awareness about Clark’s numerous contributions, as well as introduce him in his own words.
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation reduces application process from one year to 31 days
The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and the city of Newark, N.J., announced an improved business licensing process.
Recent rallies held in New Jersey by the justice organization People’s Organization for Progress are demanding justice for several unarmed Black men who have been killed by police.
Captain James “Rocky” Robinson’s mission was laid out in 1987.
When Joe’s Crab Shack built their first New York City location in Harlem in 2013, the company promised jobs and a place where locals could go for good food.