Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago.

Philadelphia street renamed for Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was a legend as a boxer, philanthropist and social activist.

Black leaders push for fair 2020 census count

Leaders of numerous African American organizations recently convened to deal with the upcoming 2020 census that could affect available resources and the political representation of Blacks in the century’s third decade.

New Parents and a Newborn with Sickle Cell Disease: What Now?

For the last two years, I’ve been honored to talk with you about sickle cell disease (SCD) through this column, sharing important information and my perspectives as a medical professional.

Attorney General Letitia James: State will not cooperate with Trump-ordered ICE raids

New York state Attorney General Letitia James joined the mayor of Chicago in saying that they will not cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids rounding up migrant families this weekend.

New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization

Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled.

Alvin Bragg announces run for Manhattan D.A.

Former New York State Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg announces his candidacy for Manhattan District Attorney challenging incumbent District Attorney Cy Vance.

Remembering our ancestors who didn’t survive the voyage

The 30th annual Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage hosted by City University, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.

Advocates push for New Jersey to allow undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, immigration advocates in New Jersey are pushing for a similar bill.

Newark water crisis continues

Recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities found elevated levels of lead in some homes and buildings served by the city’s water system.

Trump’s health care plan—undisclosed

The occupant of the Oval Office is back on point again, that is, Trump has renewed use of a well-oiled weapon of attack: replace Obamacare.

State investigations cracking down on underage drinking and fake IDs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement isn’t letting up when it comes to fake IDs and underage drinking as summer gets underway.

Summer meals program for kids

The Summer Meals program begins this month for city youth. Anyone 18 and under can get breakfast and lunch starting June 27 through Aug. 30.

New data underscores call to pass legislation to end the 'school to prison pipeline'

A new report finds that school disciplinary actions that disproportionately target Black and Latinx youth are feeding the school to prison pipeline.

40th anniversary Randy Evans Memorial Scholarship awards ceremony

On Saturday, June 22, the Randolph Evans Memorial Scholarship committee will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.