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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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 ...
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 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.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Staten Islanders held their seventh annual Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day.
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 ...
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.
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.
“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 ...
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.
The New York Civilian Complaint Review Board has substantiated complaints made against the cop who killed Eric Garner in 2014.