Former President of Egypt dies on stand in contentious court hearing

Egyptian ex-president Mohammed Morsi, persecuted by the current military regime according to rights activists, collapsed on the stand and died after giving testimony in his trial, it was reported on state TV.

The legacy of journalist Michael J. Feeney

It seems like only yesterday that the city of New York lost one of its journalists, known as Michael J. Feeney.

Blue for Sudan: Sudan protest supporters speak out on the Sudan crisis

Social media profiles have turned blue to stand in solidarity with and bring awareness to the civil crisis in Sudan.

Dr. Ben gets his sacred ground

“He is standing in the window watching us,” Ruth Johannes said of her father as she regaled the crowd with her memories of him. “He was a warrior and freedom fighter.”

Albany punts on marijuana

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said legalizing marijuana was a priority for him and for the state legislature. Apparently, priorities have changed.

Master barber Kutzwell helping the Brooklyn community one haircut at a time

Trinidad born and Far Rockaway, Queens-raised, this Brooklyn-based master barber, public speaker and entrepreneur, Khane Kutzwell, is living out one of her goals by creating an inviting and safe space for people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to ...

'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.

Bernie Sanders sole candidate to address the Black press at national convention

Every major newspaper and news organization in the country has labeled the Black vote crucial to success in the 2020 presidential election, and statistics show that African Americans are 60% more likely to utilize and trust print-related resources for information ...

Manhattan DA will not re-open cases linked to Central Park 5 prosecutors

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will not re-open the case history of the two prosectors involved in the Central Park Five wrongful conviction case.

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

New York will become the 13th state to authorize driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally under legislation approved by lawmakers Monday night.

Phoenix police incident outrages nation

International outrage continues in Phoenix after a video of police drawing their guns on a Black couple and their children who were accused of shoplifting in Phoenix went viral.

O.J. Simpson says he’ll use new Twitter account to ‘set the record straight’

O.J. Simpson says he plans to use his new Twitter account to “set the record straight,” as well as to talk sports, fantasy football and even some politics.

Father's Day celebrated in the city

Several events happened around the city in celebration of Father's Day.

Thousands of police officers outed in slew of racist Facebook posts

Far too many law enforcement officers – from rookies to the highest ranking – view African Americans as “dogs,” and some punch in believing that, “it’s a good day for a chokehold.”

Millennials continue to leave the church in large numbers

College students claim that inasmuch as the church brings a lot of hope, comfort and strength for many people, the church has been notorious for excluding young people.