New Yorkers relocating amid COVID-19 pandemic

A side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic are the droves of people looking to leave New York City for what could be a “Great Migration” of sorts that could have an impact on the city’s economy.

Violence in Newark on the rise

Similar to New York City, Newark, NJ is seeing a spike in violence. Some of the victims by violent shootings in the Brick City include a 10-year-old girl and 21-year-old mother.

Advocates deliver petition for Prison Phone justice

Justice reform advocates held a virtual press conference and delivered 75,000 petition signatures for prison phone justice

Child hunger in NYC now at 38%

Hunger Free New York City increases the capacity of its Benefits Access team to assist more New Yorkers enroll in federally-funded food assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and ...

Bronx BP Rubén Díaz and elected officials distribute food and PPE to residents

Bronx Borough Pres. Rubén Díaz Jr. hosted an event to distribute food and personal protective equipment at River Park Towers at 55 Richman Plaza in The Bronx.

Hope McGill: Support Black-owned businesses

Hope Gill is the owner of Beaded By Hope, which has acquired consistent sales from customized jewelry for the past three years.

National Reparations Day Caravan to rally at Trump Hotel Aug. 15 Columbus Circle

In this summer of 2020, the Black Liberation Movement is at a critical moment. The COVID pandemic’s devastating multi-faceted effects on the Black community, combined with the refusal of the police and white terrorists to stop murdering Black people in ...

Marcus Mosiah Garvey: Inspiring self-love

Despite the current social-distancing climate, the 80th annual “Marcus Garvey Black Power Parade” (albeit modified) is scheduled for this Monday @ 5PM,

Applications for firearm licenses nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020, NYPD data shows

New York City has seen a surge in gun license applications in 2020 compared to this time last year, according to data released by police.

NYPD changes policy after controversial standoff with protester at NYC home

The NYPD has made policy changes following a controversial standoff between police and a Black Lives Matter protest organizer at his Manhattan home last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

Shootings up but arrests down in NYC, according to NYPD

Gun Violence is an ugly trend plaguing the city and it’s affecting more young people than any other group.

Name of police-shooting victim Miriam Carey added to Bed-Stuy BLM mural

As the community debated the reopening of the BLM-painted street along Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, creative Cey Adams used his art activism to add Miriam Carey to the dozens of names memorialized on the mural.

Keep it in the closet: The fight over misconduct records

It wasn’t even a month old and those in uniform had begun to push back.

Census Caravan hits Harlem

The Census Caravan, 50+ cars deep, traveled through the neighborhoods in Central Harlem which has had the lowest Census response rates.

George Atkins: encouraging political engagement, one shirt at a time

From his involvement in the Camden School Board to shedding a light on Africa during Apartheid, George Atkins used his skill of making T-shirts to inform members of his community about current political issues.