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December 12th Movement celebrates 30-year history of revolutionary resistance

The December 12th Movement celebrates “its 30-year history of revolutionary resistance to American imperialism and national oppression Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017; our movement also mourns the lost, this year, of one of its founders, Robert ‘RT’ Taylor, the son of ...

White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting of Walter Scott

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives ...

Immigrants' rights groups rally outside outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer's office

Monday, Desis Rising Up and Moving and members of immigrant communities gathered outside of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s office for a news conference and rally calling for the senator to reject the racist principles behind Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and to ...

Black activists take US ethnic cleansing to UN

As principal stakeholders in the International Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024), the December 12th Movement International Secretariat and the International Association against Torture, both U.N. non-governmental organizations, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to the U.N. Regional Meeting of Europe, ...

After misleading feds on lead testing, NYCHA chief is on the hot seat at packed hearing

New York City Housing Authority's chair was grilled by city council members Tuesday after news broke that her agency had falsely reported lead inspections and lead removal in public housing had occurred.

Brooklyn grandmother fights for apartment

Brooklyn grandmother Joy Noel, 85, spent her Thanksgiving holiday homeless and fighting to get her apartment back.

NYCHA to inspect homes for lead paint, break-in if necessary

Nearly two weeks after a bombshell report said the New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for years, the organization will inspect thousands of homes on Monday where children under 6 live — and even ...

Scandal at NYCHA fosters longtime calls for change

As the saga continues over revelations that the New York City Housing Authority lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants’ complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.

Is it time for a change in leadership at NYCHA?

As the saga continues over revelations that the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA) lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants' complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.

Public Advocate Letitia James releases list of city's worst landlords

Public Advocate Letitia James released the 2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist, an annual database of the worst landlords in New York City.

Stevie Wonder takes part in social protest

In a pair of recent performances, superstar singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder utilized his high-profile platform to bring attention to the racial injustices that are so obvious in this country that even he can see them.

Black Panther Cubs commemorate 51 years of struggle

The Black Panther Cubs and the Black Panther Alumni Association commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding last weekend with several local events.

NYCHA failed to inspect apartments for lead paint for years, lied about it: report

The New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for four years beginning in 2013, according to a new report by the city’s Department of Investigation.

Celebrating Black Solidarity Day

Oct. 28, Operation People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect honored Dr. Carlos Russell, the founder of Black Solidarity Day, in East New York, Brooklyn.

Lenox Terrace gets updated construction plan

Since its initial building in 1959, Lenox Terrace has been a jewel to Harlem’s residential life. Today it’s on the verge of a major renovation in an effort to keep up with current demands.

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