Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday

The EBONY Foundation steps up to feed over 650,000 children and seniors weekly during pandemic

To address the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak amid school closures and social distancing, the EBONY Foundation wants the community to know WE GOT YOU.

Spokesman: Cosby lawyers to seek early release because of pandemic

Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Beloved Harlem pastor dies of coronavirus

The longtime pastor of Harlem’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Reverend Isaac Graham, passed away Sunday after a short but intense battle with coronavirus.

The federal government is sending money to Americans. When will your funds arrive?

With Republicans and Democrats in Congress said to have reached a deal on a new economic stimulus package amid the coronavirus crisis

PODCAST: COVID-19 Behind Bars

As coronavirus spreads throughout New York City, advocates are letting their voices be heard about conditions in the city’s jails and prisons.

227 Abolitionist Place: Brooklyn activists fight to stop Duffield Street house demolition

Activism is in the air on what seems like a quiet, nondescript street in Downtown Brooklyn. Demonstrators have been fighting to save the house located at 227 Abolitionist Place (formerly known as Duffield Street) from an impending demolition.

De Blasio says he's 'looking into possibility' of rent freeze

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to suggest he was open to a rent freeze during the coronavirus outbreak but offered no further details about when a decision might be made.

COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

New York’s newest medical school holds first (remote) Match Day

The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM)—the first medical school established in New York State in over 40 years—held its inaugural Match Day event today with a virtual ceremony.

Kenya surges on U.S. 'happiness' report

As Mae West once said, “I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor; believe me, rich is better.”

Elected officials and 32BJ: ‘Include airport workers in bailout’

The airline companies might see some relief, but workers want a piece of the action.

Supermarkets are hiring amid COVID-19 panic

COVID-19 cost you your job? A few places want to hire you.

Airicka Gordon-Taylor, Emmett Till’s cousin and activist passes

Three years ago when author and scholar Timothy Tyson published his book “The Blood of Emmett Till,” it further confirmed that Carolyn Bryant Donham lied about the incident that led up to Till’s lynching, and that was all Airicka Gordon-Taylor ...

Caribbean in uphill fight against coronavirus

Some of the major hotel chains have already served notice of closure in the coming days, most cruise ships are no longer allowed to dock, governments have closed borders and shut down air travel as authorities move to contain the ...