Longtime Harlemite Mary Black joins the ancestors

Family, friends and relatives convened at Unity Funeral Chapel (2352 Frederick Douglass Blvd.) Monday, April 17, 2017, to bid farewell to longtime Harlem resident Mary Black, who joined the ancestors April 2 at age 79.

James Baldwin’s letters acquired by the Schomburg

James Baldwin, a native son of Harlem, is home again, at least some of his precious letters and other artifacts are after having been acquisitioned by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

De Blasio announces pre-K expansion proposal for 3-year-olds

Building on universal pre-K, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 3-K for All: an effort to provide universal pre-K for every 3-year-old regardless of family income.

13-year-old Nigerian-American accepted into Duke University gifted program

Back in 2013, Noella Ukpe-Roberts of Missouri City, Texas, was narrating adorable videos of her favorite folktale, “Lǎo Lǎo Tóu,” in fluent Chinese.

A playwright of the ages, August Wilson

A recent press release from Dr. Maulana Karenga reminded me of the great playwright August Wilson. Karenga, as timely and prescient as ever, will be paying homage to Wilson and his remarkable odyssey and the Classroom follows suit.

1199SEIU endorses Brian Benjamin for State Senate

Looking to fill the seat once occupied by Bill Perkins, Brian Benjamin received an important union endorsement.

32BJ responds to USCIS bid to end temporary protected status for Haitians

Donald Trump’s administration continues its war on those it determines to be “undesirables.”

Bloomingdale’s needs to recognize importance of workers 

Since 1937, the RWDSU has represented the employees at Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th Street. The store is a New York City institution and an internationally famous tourist destination.

Newark Police Department unveils body cams

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Panasonic Systems Communications Company launched the body-worn and dashboard camera pilot program for the Newark Police Division Wednesday.

Civil rights legend returns to alma mater

The man who coauthored the famous “I Have a Dream” speech with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is returning to his New Jersey high school for the first time since he graduated nearly 70 years ago.

Judge blocks Trump’s sanctuary cities

President Trump suffered another serious judicial bump Tuesday when a San Francisco judge ruled against his executive order barring federal funds to the so-called sanctuary cities. This decision by a judge is the latest court setback for the Trump administration, ...

Doubts raised about highly praised malaria vaccine headed for Africa

With much fanfare, the world’s first injectable vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, starting in 2018.

East New York Restoration celebrates Earth Day

East New York Restoration Local Development Corp. celebrated Earth Day April 20, 2017, with a lunch honoring Hasani Douglas.

Push to rename Harlem street after ‘Dr. Ben’

Tuesday, April 25, community and family members presented a proposal to rename the meridian at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard after the esteemed, world-renowned historian and educator Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan.

Intersections International holds anniversary gala

More than 450 international and national community leaders in social justice and human rights came together for a festive and elegant evening of entertainment, camaraderie and recognition of a decade of partnership achievements and vision and dialogue in collaborative efforts ...