Community residents lead walking tour of vacant public property

Community residents, elected officials, homeless people, housing advocates and other stakeholders led a walking tour of East Harlem this week to highlight privately owned and publicly owned vacant buildings and lots that could be developed as permanently affordable housing.

Elombe Brath ‘showing’ us the Way

Like the hundreds who attended Elombe Brath’s events at the Harriet Tubman School in the past, there was a sizable crowd in the heart of Harlem last Saturday for a street co-naming ceremony in honor of the esteemed “freedom fighter,” ...

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, a wildlife specialist with an interest in bears

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant earned her doctorate in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She is the only African-American woman scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

NYC to host Nigeria’s Independence Day three-day celebration

The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. will be hosting a three-day event in celebration of the 57th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence Day.

A community effort supports the street co-naming of Mrs. Ponsie B. Hillman Way

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, the community gathered at the northwest corner of West 71st Street and Columbus Avenue to unveil a street sign in honor of Ponsie B. Hillman.

MWBE advocates claim Intro 1447 shuts Blacks out

“I don’t think we got adequate time to review what they were planning,” said Charlene Nimmons, of Public Housing Communities, to the AmNews. “I was in talks with [New York City] Council Member Jumaane Williams, but I still needed the ...

Parents renew call for metal detectors in schools after fatal Bronx stabbing

The last time there was a fatal stabbing inside a New York City public school was back in 1992, 25 years ago.

Rev. Al Sharpton's activism being assessed at Columbia University

Rev. Al Sharpton is the subject of a day-long Columbia University School of Journalism symposium examining the impact he has had on civil rights and urbanizing the doctrines of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the last 50 years.

Staten Island holds Black Heritage parade

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Staten Islanders held their seventh annual Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day.

City Council Members call for for greater regulation of private bus companies after fatal crash

City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Peter Koo called for further collaboration between the City Council, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Police Department to crack down on bad private bus ...

Post office named after Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown Jr.

The Morris Heights post office in the Bronx now bears the name of late Tuskegee Airman and Bronx Community College President Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr.

3 dead, several critically injured when buses crash in Flushing

Three people are dead and 16 others are injured, including multiple in critical condition, after a "very serious" collision involving two buses, which sent one into a building that later caught fire in Flushing Monday morning.

Cancer survivor Nacole Ali

“I am just grateful that I am cancer-free and that all my hair grew back! I can be just as flawless as I previous was,” Nacole Ali said. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ali is an international bestselling author on ...

Street named Johnnie Mae Johnson Way in East Harlem

Family, friends, elected officials and East and Central Harlem honored a late Harlem activist, renaming East 130th Street and Lexington Avenue Johnnie Mae Johnson Way during a big ceremony Sept. 9, 2017.

CCRB substantiates complaints against cop who killed Eric Garner

The New York Civilian Complaint Review Board has substantiated complaints made against the cop who killed Eric Garner in 2014.