New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's name should not appear on the November ballot, according to state and federal appellate judges who ruled against his efforts to occupy an independent party line following a loss in the Democratic primary.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a ...
A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care.
Though last year's racial justice protests unleashed an avalanche of donations for minority causes, the philanthropic community remains divided about which donations should be counted as advancing racial equity.
Reporters from five news organizations in the Word In Black collaborative discuss issues facing education in their communities in the pandemic era.
Over the last week or so, the nation has paused to remember and reflect on that horrific day on September 11, 2001, now commonly known as 9/11. On that date, nearly 3,000 people perished in the three attacks from terrorists ...
The death of 11 people living in basement apartments from floods caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida is prompting the city to take a closer look at the apartments’ safety and legality.
Citing President Biden’s public commitment to address long existing U.S. policies and structures that promote racism, a coalition of human rights/social justice organizations this week confirmed that a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of ...
The death of actor Michael K. Williams sent shockwaves through the entertainment world after “The Wire” star was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment last week with drug paraphernalia.
Labor unions have showered praise on U.S. President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 action plan.
Monday marks the 25th anniversary of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur joining the ancestors after having been shot four times in Las Vegas Sept. 7, 1996 following a scuffle with Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson at the MGM Grand a couple ...
Harlem in particular, and the city in general remain horrified after a pregnant mother and her unborn child were shot and killed after her baby shower on Sunday, Sept. 12.
The HBCU Hub is hosting its 3rd annual New York City HBCU week Sept. 20 through 25. Youth, families, alumni, and school administrators alike, will have the special opportunity to come together to celebrate and learn about Black colleges.
The Food Bank for New York City kicked off “Hunger Action Month” to raise awareness about food insecurity.