4 dead, several hurt in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn: authorities

Four people were killed and several others were injured when shots were fired at an illegal gambling site at a Brooklyn club Saturday morning, police said.

First African American deputy chief promoted in the FDNY in 30 years

Fire Rescue Chief Malcom Moore was promoted to deputy chief of the FDNY. This marked a very important day in FDNY history.

NY State Supreme Court: City’s medical examiner software is unreliable

Last week, the New York State Supreme Court called for all cases using the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s in-house DNA software, Forensic Statistical Tool, to be reviewed citing unreliable results.

Newark winds down bottled water distribution

The City of Newark is winding down distribution of bottled water to residents, except for pregnant women and families with children under the age of six.

REPORT: Nearly 6,900 children in NY at risk if DACA ends

The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 6,900 children in New York would be harmed developmentally, psychologically and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Silicon Harlem hosts sixth annual Next-Gen Tech Conference

Silicon Harlem is hosting its sixth annual Next-Gen Tech Conference on Friday, Oct. 18, at the National Black Theater located at 2931 Fifth Ave. in Harlem.

Homeless in Peril

“What happened over the weekend shakes the conscience of who we are as New Yorkers,” stated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Fired Black partner’s claim of $1 Billion deceit by major law firm supported by federal judge

Don Lewis is a double Harvard graduate and a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.

WBAI shuts down due to financial issues

New York-based, listener-supported radio station WBAI is shutting down, according to a press release from the station's owner, the Pacifica Foundation.

Carolyn A. Butts uses her magazine to raise African Voices

Founder and publisher of nonprofit arts magazine African Voices, Carolyn A. Butts has been dedicated to uplifting the voices of African artists for over 25 years. With a magazine focused completely on the capabilities of people of color, Carolyn worked ...

Eric Garner’s daughter petitions to ban chokeholds by police statewide

The fight to prevent another police killing similar to that of Eric Garner’s gains momentum as his youngest daughter petitions to change law enforcement policy.

U.S. Census & struggling New Yorkers: light at the end of the tunnel?

The latest American Community Survey report revealed that income inequality in America has increased and New York’s no different.

‘Raise the Age’ takes effect in New York

The second phase of the “Raise the Age” law is in effect removing 17-year-olds who have committed criminal acts from automatically proceeding as adults in the criminal justice system.

Abuja court orders release of Omoyele Sowore

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, as Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari prepared to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, protestors prepared to gather to demand the release of Bergen County, N.J. based, Nigerian-born former Omoyele Sowore. Sowore is a former ...

MTA pushes back against asbestos reports

“We want all of the asbestos removed from the property and removed from transit facilities,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams during a Sept. 25 news conference in East New York. “It should be done in an expeditious fashion. We ...