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City Harvest helping feed the hungry for the holidays

With the holiday season quickly approaching, City Harvest is asking all New Yorkers to pitch in and help fellow city residents.

Halrem's Riveton Square dedicates new community center to Mayor David Dinkins and wife

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and his wife Joyce return to their former home in Harlem of more than 25 years at Riverton Square for the dedication of a new community center bearing their names.

Pilotworks shuts down, leaves vendors in disarray

“I’m not one of those businesses that can bounce back easily,” said Donna “Cheff Roostie” Davis, the owner of Veggie Grub. “Right now, I’m just going back to the old ways of hustling.”

Suspicious package forces evacuation of Columbus Circle buildings, including CNN newsroom

Multiple Manhattan buildings have been evacuated after police responded to a suspicious package in the area of Columbus Circle, CNN reports.

Family searches for answers after Army vet dies, father injured in Harlem double stabbing

The search continues for an attacker who stabbed an Army veteran to death and left the vet’s father in critical but stable condition inside of a Harlem building Friday night.

‘Right to Know’ act goes into effect in NYC

NYPD officers will be required to share their information with people they stop on the streets.

14-year-old faces life in prison for allegedly killing teen at Brooklyn basketball court: DA

Aaron Nathaniel has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the DA.

Student brings toy gun to Manhattan high school, prompting multi-campus lockdown: sources

A student brought a fake gun to A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Manhattan Thursday, prompting the campus and adjacent City College to temporarily lockdown, according to sources.

Harlem celebrates the FONY festival

Gerard Koala, the coordinator of the FONY festival, told the Amsterdam News that this FONY festival was created in 2015, and its goal is to promote Burkina Faso and African culture in the USA.

Newark brings free Wi-Fi kiosks to city streets

LinkNWK activated this week in Newark’s first Link kiosks that are delivering free Wi-Fi and other services at no cost to users. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Aisha Glover, the New Jersey Institute ...

Black poll worker in New Jersey dedicates nearly 80 years to getting people to vote

At the age 97, poll worker Laura Wooten of Lawrence, N.J. has been advocating for people to exercise their right to vote since 1939. She recently received the Leadership Award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association for her service and ...

Proud Boys bring hatefest to NYC

A leader of a hate group spoke at a New York GOP event on the Upper East Side last week. Chaos and violence ensued. Elected officials and activists have called for the arrests of those involved. GOP officials have deflected ...

Charges dropped against deaf Black man assaulted by police on viral video

Reports indicate that a deaf Black man seen on a viral video being viciously assaulted by police in Paterson won’t face charges.

Sharpton hosts NAN Triumph Awards

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, folks put on their glad rags, sparkles and bright smiles and headed down to Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Triumph Awards.

Nigeria Independence Day Parade takes Manhattan

Nigerians, Africans within and outside the continent and the entire diaspora (the Caribbean was well represented) came out Oct. 6, 2018, the first Saturday of October, to celebrate Africa’s most populous nation’s 58th Independence Day.