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COVID-19 sends lifeline carrier into liquidation

The lifeline commuter service had been ailing for years, with regional governments shelling out millions to keep it in the air, but the strain of weeks of downtime from the COVID-19 lockdown has proven to be too much to bear ...

Suru Afariogun––Middle School Class of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic means that the Class of 2020 holds a very special place worldwide, be it grade school or higher education.

New sickle cell disease testing on Nigerian newborns

A newly released study seeks to increase sickle cell disease detection and treatment rates in newborn babies across Nigeria through HemoTypeSC, a rapid diagnostic test.

NYC Health + Hospitals opens COVID-19 antibody testing to all New Yorkers

NYC Health + Hospitals recently announced expanded, walk-in antibody testing for all New Yorkers.

Jacob Lawrence, whose paintings documented Black history

Jacob Lawrence was the first African American, as a stewards mate in the Coast Guard, to be appointed a Combat Artist.

From public school to Ivy League: How Dr. Dabel stayed true to her passion

Dr. Vanessa Dabel has worked as a staff psychologist and outreach coordinator at Barnard College for almost two years.

AFT expands efforts to help Black Lives Matter movement

Another union has made a commitment to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dr. Herbert Louis Thornhill makes his transition

Dr. Thornhill continued his post-graduate education at Howard University School of Medicine, graduating in 1955.

Election rerun Malawi scores upset victory for opposition

In a landmark presidential rerun, Malawi’s sitting president has been ousted from power after a sweeping victory by a popular Pentecostal preacher and former theology lecturer who promised to unite and serve all Malawians.

Teachers around the city brace for layoffs and pay cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone the way of Michael Bloomberg by threatening layoffs of city employees, which is leaving workers on edge.

Past due time for American healthcare system to protect Black Americans

Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice

Voter suppression goes to college

If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on HBCU campuses must raise their turnout game come the general election this November.

MTA to start collecting bus fares again in August

The MTA will be reopening their fare boxes on buses again in August.

Mayor de Blasio seeks $1 billion NYPD cut amid City Hall protest

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's proposing slashing the New York City police budget by $1 billion.

Board of Corrections and city announce working group to solitary confinement

New York City jails have been ordered to stop the use of punitive segregation for people with underlying medical conditions, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Board of Correction Chair Jennifer Jones Austin announced Monday.