Black employees find racist doll hanging in their work truck

An African-American couple from Florida was shocked and outraged when they found a “slave” doll painted with a racist slur left hanging on their work truck.

Statue of Liberty climber found guilty on 3 federal charges

A protestor who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day was found guilty on three federal charges during a one-day trial Monday.

Gov. Cuomo announces plans to legalize recreational marijuana in NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his agenda for 2019 on Monday, putting the legalization of recreational marijuana and fixing New York City's crumbling subway system among his top priorities for the start of his third term.

Cosby attorneys list 11 problematic rulings for appeals court

Bill Cosby’s attorneys are confident that there are significant legal (and more importantly, appealable) issues stemming from his trial last spring on aggravated sexual assault.

How zip codes relate to achievement gaps

There’s no question that education quality has an extraordinary impact on the future lives of students.

Prada slammed after racist figures appear at NYC store

Luxury brand Prada is in hot water after a window display of what appeared to be blackface figures were seen at its SoHo location.

NYC to pay $2M to family of mentally ill woman shot by cop

New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.

Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition

“One of the most pernicious forms of racial discrimination and injustice in the United States criminal justice system is the racially-motivated use of prosecutorial peremptory challenges during the jury selection process."

NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots

With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the NAACP national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and ...

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Mount Sinai opens new state-of-the art Express Care Center

Mount Sinai Health System recently opened a new, full-service center called Mount Sinai Express Care that offers immediate care for minor injuries and illnesses.

Gwen Carr wants police brutality to stop ‘today’

“I believe in getting right up in their face,” Gwen Carr told the AmNews Tuesday. “I don’t believe in phone calls and letters because those go unanswered.”

McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home holds its 21st annual Christmas Party

Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, McCall’s Bronxwood funeral home held its 21st annual Christmas Party, which is offered free to the community.

Eunice Hunton Carter, a unique attorney and crime fighter

It was a pleasant surprise to learn that Addie Hunton, who I profiled in the Classroom two years ago, had a legacy that was prominently extended two generations.

How body imbalance is the tipping point for many orthopedic problems

We’ve all lost our balance—slipping on ice, getting knocked down in a sport, tripping over a toy or perhaps from feeling dizzy.