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CCRB, NYU host summit on youth-police relations

Approximately 300 young people attended Speak Up, Speak Out: A Youth Summit on Policing in New York City, hosted by the Civilian Complaint Review Board and New York University on Feb. 26.

The Network Journal announces its 21st annual 25 Black Influential Black Women in Business awards

The Network Journal, corporate executives and business owners announced the 2019 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

Older NYers to governor, lawmakers: Ensure MTA’S Fast Forward plan fully funds subway accessibility

New York should be a great city to age in: you don’t need to drive to get places. But because three quarters of subway stations are only accessible using stairs, New Yorkers find themselves increasingly immobile and isolated as they ...

Nina Shaw: From Harlem to Hollywood

Harlem and Bronx native Nina Shaw is one of Hollywood’s top entertainment attorneys.

New ‘toolkit’ helps to prevent police-involved killings

It’s a concept that shows consideration for the victims of fatal police actions, and the concept has originated from a source that some victims’ families call surprising: law enforcement professionals.

Officials considers bill requiring NYPD to adopt child-sensitive arrest policies

One NYC organization, called Children of Promise, acts as a safe haven for hundreds of kids. They all share one thing in common—they have a parent in prison.

Queen Latifah coming home to Newark to redevelop neighborhood

Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is making a major investment in a housing development in Newark: the city where she was born.

New York city council considering protections for people without credit, but we also need solutions

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the New York city council considered several legislative proposals to address cashless store policies. Council Member Richie Torres has sponsored legislation to prohibit retailers from not accepting cash, which would protect consumers who don’t have access ...

City outlaws discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson hosts annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Commemorating how far African-Americans have come 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit which kicked off Wednesday.

For-hire drivers are fearful of new congestion tax

Traveling from point to point, here to there, just got more expensive in New York City.

Jasmine Taby highlighting racial discrimination abroad

The replacement of a single letter in a name could be the difference between being racially discriminated against or being able to blend into society.

New York may join other states in ending cash bails

A 2017 report revealed how the use of cash bails in the city of Los Angeles spawned a massive industry built on the backs of poor communities of color.

NYPD doing internal review after commanding officer allegedly tells cops to shoot rapper 50 Cent ‘on sight

The NYPD has confirmed to PIX11 News that there is an internal review into Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez of the 72nd precinct after the New York Daily News reported the precinct commander told his officers during roll call to shoot ...

Newark keeps door open for Amazon

With talks of the possibility that the city could rescind its deal to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to New York City, one Newark organization is saying their invitation to take the online retailer is still open.