48th Annual African Arts Festival marks 50th anniversary of the founding of the East organization

The International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn’s most beloved celebration of African culture and family, returns to Commodore Barry Park on Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Roxanne Watson sharing her gift of life

Roxanne Watson of Nanuet, N.Y. spent the last seven years trying to increase the number of people registered for organ donation. She recently exceeded her goal of registering over 11,000.

Community-based early childhood educators to de Blasio: ‘What about us?’

Last month, the Day Care Council of New York launched a campaign to raise awareness about community-based early childhood centers.

Defense rests in Daniel Pantaleo trial after calling expert witnesses

It was the battle of the expert witnesses Wednesday as the defense rested in the trial of Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Central Park 5 prosecutor Linda Fairstein resigns from nonprofits after Netflix series backlash

A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series "When They See Us," a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial.

Man arrested, charged for rape of 78-year-old woman in Queens home

Police arrested and charged a man in connection to the rape of a 78-year-old woman inside a Queens home.

Harlem march highlights gun violence

Demonstrators are calling for the end of gun violence on the streets of New York City.

Debo Adegbile fighting the good fight

Attorney Debo Adegbile attributes his success as an anti-discrimination lawyer and a commissioner on the United States Civil Rights Commission to those who fought for civil rights before him, such as late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Newark police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office handed down several charges to a Newark police officer including manslaughter after the officer fatally shot a man in January.

Report shows how poverty sends New Yorkers into criminal justice system

A new report by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies outlines the steps New York City can take to address poverty and the criminalization of low-income New Yorkers.

Juneteenth celebration at Carnegie Hall

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church and president and founder of Healing of the Nations Foundation, in association with Carnegie Hall, will host the 5th annual Juneteenth celebration

New York Foundling celebrates 150 years

The New York Foundling, one of the city’s oldest and largest social service providers, recently announced details for a weekend-long Homecoming Celebration honoring the organization’s 150 year anniversary.

Violent night in Brooklyn: 1 dead, 5 wounded in separate shootings at parks in span of two hours

It was a bloody, violent end to Memorial Day in Brooklyn when six people were shot in two separate incidents over the span of just a few hours, leaving one man dead.

Brotherhood/Sister Sol raises $1.3 million at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) recently hosted its 15th annual VOICES benefit gala.

Malcolm X Day 2019

The December 12th Movement is leading the people in the 94th celebration of the birthday of our national Black hero Malcolm X.