History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some “20 and odd Negroes” originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the United States.
All eyes across the nation have been on the city of Baytown, Texas, ever since an unarmed Black woman, 44-year-old Pamela Turner, was shot to death on video by Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz
“Commissioner O’Neill, I thank you for doing the right thing.”
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil fired former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 police death of Eric Garner.
Four hundred years ago on Aug. 20, 1619, the English warship White Lion docked at Port Comfort (now Fort Monroe), Virginia.
Dionn Megginson, an 11-year old girl from Texas, is making her way to excellence. At such an early age, she has just recently started classes as a 9th grader in high school.
Committee Chairs Request Information from Consumer Bureau on Efforts to Protect Student Loan Borrowers
Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger requesting information and records concerning the CFPB’s efforts to protect consumers from unlawful student loan servicing practices.
John Coltrane and his classic quartet still have unissued music to offer 21st-century listeners.
The sixth annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival is set for Aug. 15-18 with events happening in two locations in the city.
Newark residents are pushing for more bottled water amid the city's lead crisis
The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination.
The middle school and high school admissions process for students in New York City is about to get a lot easier, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza, the head of the city's school system.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a first-in-nation domestic terrorism law that would include mass violence motivated by hate.
The New York Liberty lost 84–69 to the Seattle Storm on Sunday afternoon as the team made its regular season debut at Barclays Center.
Fifteen years ago, March 17, 2004, this reporter stood in front of a smiling, round faced teenager in a locker room at Madison Garden. Sebastian Telfair, 18-years-old, exuded pure joy and confidence.
From Aug. 6–11 an impressive array of international basketball talent convened in Orlando, Florida for the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship. Top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls from around the U.S. and the world played some ferocious games and met icons of the sport such as Dwyane Wade and Swin Cash.
Summer league youth basketball is concluding here in the boroughs.
This year is the year of the quarterback for the Giants. It is about whether rookie Daniel Jones will be inserted as the starter before the season ends or if Eli Manning will firmly maintain the position he has held since his rookie season of 2004 for the entire 16-game schedule in the final year of his contract.
With the hiring of new Jets head coach Adam Gase comes a new offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator.
The off-season signings of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and their six-seed 2018-2019 season finish will bring more eyes and give more shine to the Brooklyn Nets, who’ve announced their upcoming season schedule this week.