News

Subscribe

Azie Taylor Morton, the nation’s first and only Black treasurer

Okay, you history buffs and political savants, who was the 36th Treasurer of the United States? Yep, this is a toughie and don’t look down the page at the photo and the caption.

Union leaders blast DACA ruling, Biden admin. challenges decision

A Texas federal court ruled against the continuation of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Unlock the Box launches 18-day campaign to tell Biden to end solitary confinement

Advocacy campaign Unlock the Box launched an 18-day campaign to tell President Joe Biden to end solitary confinement in federal jails and prisons on Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18).

Booker releases discussion draft on ending federal cannabis prohibition

To date, the adult use of cannabis is legal in 18 states and 37 states have advanced laws to allow medical cannabis.

Touro receives HRSA grant to help at-risk youth

Touro College has been awarded a four-year $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to offer master’s students from the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and School of Health Sciences (SHS) interprofessional training and ...

Haiti’s newly-named prime minister now in charge, announces new government

In an abrupt turn of events Monday, Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph ceded power to the permanent prime minister, Ariel Henry, named just two days before President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.

Mother of Eric Garner seeks to hold city officials accountable

It’s been seven years since the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who was placed in a chokehold by former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, has continued on her journey for justice as ...

Navigating vaccines in middle schools

The Center for Disease Control has made another adjustment to school protocol leading up to the fall.

Western nations insult Caricom, says PM

Beset by crisis after crisis in Haiti, the Caribbean Community’s most populous member state has in recent months apparently not been involved in regional affairs as it should be.

With new funding, Ladies of Hope Ministries intends to address medical disparities.

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum has awarded $1.4 million in maternal health grants and will provide pro bono services to five community organizations aimed at improving maternal health outcomes and increasing healthcare access for underserved populations, the company announced last month.

Hip hop legend Biz Markie joins ancestors

The sad news Friday evening that hip hop legend Biz Markie, 57, had “peacefully passed away, with his wife Tara by his side,” saddened many worldwide.

Alvin Bragg wants to change the legal system and ‘restore’ justice

“I’ve had a semi-automatic weapon pointed at my head,” said Manhattan District Attorney candidate Alvin Bragg during a Zoom interview.

On International Nelson Mandela Day - protest and looting

“It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”

Michael R. Jackson is reshaping the world of musical theater

“I remember taking her class as a creative writing student, and one day asking her, you know, in between classes, if wanting to pursue writing as a profession was too lofty of a goal for me to have, and she ...

Humorous hip hop icon Biz Markie dies at 57

It has been reported that rapper Biz Markie, who was known for his light-hearted 1989 hit about unrequited love, “Just a Friend,” has died at 57 years old. His manager Jenni D. Izumi has confirmed his death.

Previous