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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.

Seniors demand mayor provide real affordable housing

Notwithstanding the pouring rain, seniors and other community members and various organizations from East New York assembled Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, outside City Hall to demand real affordable senior citizen housing.

Thousands rally for Black women’s march in Washington, DC

Saturday, Sept. 30, thousands of people from all across the country converged in Washington, D.C., to support the March for Black Women, organized by the Black Women’s Blueprint.

Marches on racial justice set to unify on National Mall

Two marches will take place in the nation's capital Saturday in the name of racial and gender inequality.

Judge rules Black Lives Matter movement can't be sued, dismisses case

The Black Lives Matter movement cannot be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday, dismissing a case against the group and an activist brought by a police officer injured during protests after the July 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in ...

Rally for Zimbabwe President Mugabe at U.N.

Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will address the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, and a Zimbabwe support rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and First Avenue, at 3 p.m.

Protesters rally against gentrification, violence, racism in first borough-wide march

Hundreds of protesters packed Brooklyn Saturday morning in a rally against gentrification, violence and racism calling out Brooklyn’s elected officials ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.