Amid COVID-19 pandemic, stop the spread of flu

Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu.

Election woes hang overhead as New Yorkers vote early

As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, a record 66 million Americans have voted in the 2020 General Election including over 457,000 people in New York City.

Gun sales increase among Black Americans—is 2020 to blame?

It’s a Second Amendment right to bear arms and Black Americans are exercising that right in 2020.

Trump and the courts

Amid Trump’s barrage of lies, he has also found moments to gloat as his nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Court, by a 52-48 partisan vote, and hearing his other Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh charge that ...

COVID cases on the rise in NYC, officials discourage holiday travel

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the nation as 47 states are seeing infection numbers climb, including New York.

Robocalls made to disenfranchise Black voters must be stopped

Two U.S citizens who made robocalls to allegedly purposefully disenfranchise Black voters must be immediately stopped from making more robocalls before the election.

32BJ ramps up its get out the vote campaign

With just a few days until the election, members of 32BJ up and down the east coast are getting out the vote for Joe Biden.

Battle of the Bands, HBCU Edition 2020 at Black Lives Matter mural in Bed-Stuy

The sounds of the drumlines, and the cheers, and the crowds brought out even more people to Restoration Plaza, along Bed Stuy’s Black Lives Matter mural on Fulton Street (Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue), Brooklyn. Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. hosted ...

ALIGN unveils plan that would provide 100,000 climate jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about the term “frontline workers.” A new report by ALIGN NY unveiled a plan to create climate jobs for said frontline workers, who tend to be people of color.

Bronx DA collects over 135 firearms at gun buyback event

District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that 136 guns—mostly revolvers and semi-automatic pistols—were turned in at the Bronx Gun Buyback held Oct. 24 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Jersey City recognized for addressing racial injustices amid COVID-19 response

Jersey City has been chosen as one of 25 communities across the country awarded by the Kresge Foundation for leading in the midst of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and working to solve issues of racial injustice.

Improve your mental health with better sleep

For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health.

Free virtual workshops guide NYers through open-enrollment periods

NYC Health + Hospitals recently announced a series of free virtual health insurance workshops to prepare New Yorkers for the upcoming open-enrollment periods.

Barbados to dump Lord Nelson’s statue, cut Queen as head of state

It seems as though Barbados’ tolerance for the controversial statue of late British naval hero Lord Nelson has finally run out, with authorities naming Monday Nov. 16 as the date that the imposing structure will be torn down and relocated ...

Nigerian writers rip 'terror squad' as protesters cry 'Just Stop Killing Us!'

For many, the memories of rogue Nigerian soldiers firing live ammunition at hundreds of peaceful protesters in Lagos, killing at least 12 people, will be hard to forget.