Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers, staff to go forward

A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order.

A farm grows in East New York, Brooklyn

Iyeshima Harris is the co-director at Green Guerillas and project director for East New York Farms!, a subsidiary of United Community Center which has been serving the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn for over 60 years.

Dr. Sam Pinn makes his Way

Family, friends, and dignitaries came out, even in the rain to witness the unveiling of Dr. Sam Pinn Way on the corner of Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

NYPD says crime is down but streets tell different story

Earlier this month the NYPD announced crime stats from August indicate that murders, shootings and overall crime is on the decline; however, recent violence in the city is showing another reality.

Gone and forgotten: Nearly 50 Black girls missing in New York State

The disappearance of white 22-year-old Gabby Petito of Blue Point, Long Island continues to receive hours of national news coverage, top story status, talk shows and saturated media coverage.

Officials unveil statue of former Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson

Several officials including Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., and N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver unveiled a statue at Newark City Hall honoring former Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson, the city’s first Black mayor.

Melanie Hartzog appointed as president and CEO of the New York Foundling

Melanie Hartzog has been named the New York Foundling’s next president and CEO. Hartzog will succeed longtime leader Bill Baccaglini, who is retiring.

12th inmate dies as New York City's jail crisis intensifies

An inmate on a New York City jail barge died Wednesday after a medical emergency, the city’s Department of Correction said. It is at least the 12th death of a city inmate this year and the second this week amid ...

Teen pleads guilty in killing of college student in NYC park

One of two teens charged as adults in the fatal stabbing of a college student in a New York City park pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and robbery charges.

Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

An inmate died at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled facility to 11 this year, authorities said.

NY human rights groups to rally for Biden to end sanctions against Zimbabwe

Citing President Biden’s public commitment to address long existing U.S. policies and structures that promote racism, a coalition of human rights/social justice organizations this week confirmed that a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of ...

Pregnant Harlem mom shot dead after baby shower

Harlem in particular, and the city in general remain horrified after a pregnant mother and her unborn child were shot and killed after her baby shower on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Food Bank for New York City kicks off ‘Hunger Action Month’

The Food Bank for New York City kicked off “Hunger Action Month” to raise awareness about food insecurity.

Advocates call for closure of youth prisons after guard charged with assault

Advocates are calling for the closure of New Jersey’s three youth prisons after an inactive correctional officer for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) was charged for allegedly using unjustified force and breaking the wrist of a male youth.