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Black mom of 5 wins $110 Million lawsuit against Bronx hospital for malpractice

Keimoneia Redish, a Black grandmother from New York who was left crippled for life due to medical malpractice, has recently won a massive $110.6 million in damages.

Protesters demonstrate against fare increases

Riders are paying more to ride the subway and that has inspired some protesters to take a stand on the platform and at the bus stop.

Vanessa Williams still giving back as she hosts benefit concert for scholarship

Singer and actress Vanessa Williams will be hosting a benefit concert at the Schomburg Center, on April 24, to raise funds to support Black and Latino students in the college of visual and performing arts at Syracuse University.

Dennis Parker continues legacy of fighting for civil rights

Dennis Parker was nine years old when his family was on a road trip to Massachusetts in the 1960s when they stopped at a motel that appeared to have vacancies.

Black Columbia University student alleges racial profiling by campus security

Columbia University senior Alexander McNab was thrust into the spotlight this week after video of campus security guards pinning him down at Barnard College surfaced and went viral.

NYPD’s DNA database raises legal questions

The Legal Aid Society says it is too easy for the NYPD to collect and save your DNA.

Five Percenters Allah & Justice Square co-named

“Peace” was a word spoken throughout the afternoon at the intersection of 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. Saturday, April 6.

Lack of Black donors not helping a mother’s search

Charlene Bullock remembers the first time she knew something was wrong with her seven-year-old son, Asaya.

Sade Lythcott—Continuing the legacy at the National Black Theatre

Sade Lythcott is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of the nonprofit, community-based National Black Theatre in Harlem.

Newark calls emergency town hall on gentrification

Alarm bells are going off in Newark over gentrification, and how the forces of change and property development are changing the face of New Jersey’s largest city.

Local resident Alvis Rogers celebrating 100th birthday

On Saturday, April 13, Alvis Rogers will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends.

Pan-Hellenic Council joining with Got to Stop against human trafficking

Got To Stop has partnered with The National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York City to lead a community call to action, “Got to Stop Trafficking Walk!” on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

National Action Network kicks off national convention

The National Action Network (NAN) kicks off its 28th annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square Wednesday, April 3—the event runs through Saturday, April 6.

Local firm touts bail reform as Supreme Court sets standards for release

While a landmark Georgia case has now set the standard for bail, one New York-based law firm is applauding the Empire State’s readiness to address the injustice of cash bails.

Jury finds Chanel Lewis guilty in death of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

A jury found Chanel Lewis guilty Monday night in the 2016 murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.

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