Lena Johnson: I am fencing with Olympic dreams

Black New Yorker speech delivered at the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation Luncheon, June 20, 2017

‘Playing the waiting game’: Garner family meets with DOJ officials in chokehold case

The family of a Staten Island man killed by a police chokehold met with Justice Department officials Wednesday as a federal investigation of the case hangs in the balance.

Jehovah-Jireh Baptist Church installs new pastor

There was much celebrating among his flock with the installation of the Rev. Craig Johnson at the Jehovah-Jireh Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem.

Queens hosts Gun Violence Awareness Month barbecue

Activists, community leaders, politicians and residents attended a barbecue at the 157th Street Playground to bring attention to citywide work around gun violence and creating an environment for a safe summer.

Buy Black East New York

Buy Black! This phrase can either enlighten or tighten the attention of the listener.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. presents the Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. is partnering with The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation and the West Indian American Day Carnival Association to present the Rockaway Caribbean Carnival Saturday, Aug. 19. Sanders represents the 10th Senatorial District in ...

East Orange observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day to combat violence

Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.

Bronx BP hosts annual Ramadan celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated with the Muslim community Tuesday at his annual Iftar Dinner in honor of the holy month of Ramadan at the Bronx County building.

NYPD Officer indicted for transporting narcotics in exchange for money

NYPD officer Nysia Stroud, 29, was indicted for transporting marijuana and more than one kilogram of cocaine in exchange for money.

NYCHA housing forum taking place in East Harlem

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is co-sponsoring a public housing forum with Community Board 11’s Housing Committee in East Harlem, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2180 Third ...

Veteran's Resource Fair in Harlem

The fourth annual Veterans’ Resource Fair will be held Wednesday, July 26, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza, 163 W. 125th St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 police officers suspended in alleged kicking of burn victim

Four police officers have been suspended after a video surfaced that appears to show the victim of a fiery car crash being kicked by police as he lies on the ground, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced Monday.

City Releases Brownsville Plan

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released The Brownsville Plan to advance community-driven strategies for the creation of 2,500 new affordable homes, new and improved cultural, recreational and educational facilities ...

Juneteenth celebration held in Harlem

The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosting the annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair Saturday, June 17, in Harlem starting at 11 a.m.

National Caribbean Heritage Month kicks off

Several elected officials kicked off National Caribbean American Heritage Month with a celebration of nine people of Caribbean heritage at the Our Caribbean Heritage Celebration last weekend at the Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library in Manhattan, hosted by ...