The reclamation of hip-hop from the grips of ratchetness, money-focused debauchery and sexually exploitive divisiveness is one of the many motivations behind McMillan’s Source360 event. In the heady Downtown Brooklyn, which encompasses the Barclays Center, Habana Outpost, Milk River Lounge, Brooklyn Moon, Frank’s Lounge and Long Island College.
The incident involving Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has put a microscope on the issue of domestic violence.
The men known as the Central Park Five will now get their $41million from the city for their wrongful convictions.
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, resident L.B. Brown is founder of the Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery.
In the wake of the deaths of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, people are looking for direction on what to do next.
“Arrest Darren Wilson now! Get the warrant, knock down his door, handcuff him, perp-walk him, arraign him, indict him, convict him. Nothing less.” These are the words of respected activist Rosa Clemente, teaching assistant at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
New York City’s 4th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival heated up Roy Wilkins Park in Queens Sunday, July 20. Never was so much family-friendly fun had by so many. The place was “ram” with each and everybody from the tristate and beyond. Some folk traveled from as far as Canada to partake in the world famous jerk cuisine.
While heavy armored vehicles roll down the streets of Missouri, the outrage simmering dangerously over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown has gone viral.
“If you’re 25, 35 or over—stand up!” said Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee. He kept the crowd of thousands hyped and rocking to old-school hip-hop Monday night at the crazy 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series at Wingate Park in Brooklyn.
“Brother Eric Garner no longer breathes courtesy of banned NYPD chokehold. Rest in power,” said filmmaker Spike Lee on Instagram.
Kayden was born prematurely with a life-threatening birth defect called an omphalocele. It is a rare condition in which the intestines and organs develop outside of the baby’s abdomen. In the United States, more than 700 babies a year and 1 in 5,000 are born with this defect. Last January, further complications caused Kayden to lose his right leg and left foot. He also had two abdominal surgeries.
Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always safe.” Stats speak to a frightening gun violence surge.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally made good on his campaign promise concerning the “Central Park Five.”
City Comptroller Scott Stringer signs off on "Central Park 5" $40 million settlement.
Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back in the wake of radical Islamist group Boko Haram’s vicious reign of terror.
Twenty-five years after the initial miscarriage of justice, New York City is finally looking to settle with the “Central Park Five” for $40 million.
The kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls have not been returned to their homes in Chibok, Borno State, but neither have they been forgotten
A heavy solemnity descended upon St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church Friday, June 6, as stabbing victim Prince Joshua Avitto was eulogized.
Hot 97’s Summer Jam at the MetLife Stadium was full of curses, big beats, surprise guest stars, base lyrics and, dare I say, much celebrated ratchetness.
As of press time, the East New York community and the NYPD were frantically trying to find the suspect believed to have stabed three youth in an elevator over the weekend.
Hope tempered with trepidation has followed the news that the almost 300 girls have been located.
Hearts are breaking as the public absorbs the news that the majestic genius Dr. Maya Angelou made her transition on the morning of Wednesday, May 28, in her home in North Carolina.
It has been six weeks since armed men kidnapped 276 school girls aged 16-18 from the village of Chibok in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.
Dozens of people celebrating what would have been Malcolm X’s 89th birthday stood beneath a hoisted red, black and green flag as it flapped high outside the FedEx store near the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
Mutale Nkonde is a remarkable young lady.
Public pressure both at home and abroad is keeping hope alive for the safe return of the 200-plus Nigerian girls abducted from a boarding school in a remote part of northern Nigeria by the notorious Islamic fundamentalist Boko Haram group.
In Union Square last Saturday, May 3, hundreds of men, women and children took up the clarion call to “Bring Our Girls Home.”
A determined collection of anti-gun violence activists, parents, concerned residents and some law enforcement officers gathered on Harlem’s Lennox Avenue to mark the five-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Chris Shakim Owens.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has stated that he will no longer prosecute folk caught with 20 grams or less of marijuana
Mayor Bill de Blasio is not immune to the arbitrary and traditional milestone of the evaluation of a mayor’s 100 days in office, a date that now has been exceeded by more than a week. Those few extra days do not alter the fact that his first term is highlighted by an explosion and explosive news.
In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. has proposed the Audible Alarm Bill, which would have school exits and entrances connected to a localized alarm system.
Community waits for Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to settle the Central Park 5 case.
Shots rang out on a city bus as people were going about their business. A young father lay dying, and a teen with some sort of perceived beef was holding the smoking gun
Dr. Angela Moses, the author of “The Joy of Single Parenting,” is herself a single mom of two
Nursing moms in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, no longer have to worry about where they can feed their hungry children
At a Sunday afternoon rally targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo activists demanded special elections and the reopening of 10 Assembly district offices in New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio began curtailing the rapid expansion of charter schools throughout the city, including some Success Academy charters run by former City Council Member Eva Moskowitz,
This weekend, there will be memorial and funeral services held in Jackson, Miss., in celebration of the life of the honorable Lumumba.
Scofflaws and deadbeats had better watch out, because a new tristate area-based organization is looking for those noncustodial parents who refuse to financially support their childre
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the grassroots movement was stunned by the news of the sudden and unexpected loss of warrior attorney and Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at the age of 66.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no regard for Black or Latino people,” charged Council Member Inez Barron, as she held a press conference on the steps of City Hall to highlight her City Council resolution demanding that the governor call for special elections to fill 11 legislative vacancies in the state Assembly and Senate...
New Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is the first African-American to assume that position.
Last Saturday, Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old mute autistic boy who captured the heart of the tristate area, was funeralized. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Attorney General Eric Holder threw his support behind Sen. Chuck Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law.” Holder said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would support a similar program, that would have tracking devices given to autistic children known to be “runners.”
For 25 years, the lives of the Central Park five have been in limbo
The news that New York City did not want to hear was delivered on Monday afternoon. The remains that were found along the shore of the East River in Queens are those of missing autistic teen Avonte
One would be hard-pressed to find a more grassroots, Black Nationalist, U.S.-based freedom-fighting couple than Herman and Iyaluua Ferguson
Londell L. McMillan: an attorney, media mogul, entrepreneur and community activist.
Black New Yorkers got all “turned up” this week as a spate of glossy yet grassroots inaugurations took over the city.
Two teens were gunned down in cold blood, outraging a fed-up community. Three adults were also shot and killed in nearby Irvington, N.J.
With much ceremony, and with Winnie Madizikela-Mandela and Graça Mandela consoling each other in a moving tribute to the late icon, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in the family plot in his ancestral home of Qunu, South Africa, on Sunday, Dec. 15.