The city continues to release data of which neighborhoods are getting hit hardest by COVID-19 and the pattern emerging if one of racial and wealth disparity.
Singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81.
After months of outcry, bail reform will be overhauled in New York, just months after the elimination of cash bail for the vast majority of misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases.
COVID-19 cases are spiking in low income neighborhoods, in communities of color and immigrant neighborhoods.
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus
A new COVID-19 mobile testing site is open in the Northeast Bronx.
In response to an outpouring of generosity by our community to donate critical medical supplies, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University–University Hospital of Brooklyn has established a special email that can be contacted by anyone interested in making donations.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is pushing to ensure women across the state and the nation are able to access safe and legal abortions during the coronavirus public health crisis.
Al Sharpton urging faith leaders to discontinue services for Palm Sunday and Holy Week leading into Easter
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton convened a call with the heads of the nation’s largest historically Black religious denominations and other faith leaders to call on clergy to refrain from having church services as we head into Palm Sunday and Easter Holy Week.
April 1 means the biggest payment most people make each month is due: their rent or mortgage payments
Dr. Myron Rolle is a Rhodes Scholar and college football player who was drafted by the NFL to play for the Tennessee Titans in 2010.
With April 1 just days away, many renters in New York who are struggling financially because of the coronavirus outbreak are still hoping for relief from the state.
President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines and New York City will now fine people violating distancing rules, but some were out Monday ignoring those rules.
The worst of the coronavirus outbreak is yet to come and extra hospital space is being built and converted around New York in preparation.
Prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America’s coronavirus pandemic, health experts said.
Mayor. Bill de Blasio is calling for a rent freeze for 2.3 million tenants in nearly 1 million rent-stabilized units across the City amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday
The longtime pastor of Harlem’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Reverend Isaac Graham, passed away Sunday after a short but intense battle with coronavirus.
With Republicans and Democrats in Congress said to have reached a deal on a new economic stimulus package amid the coronavirus crisis
As coronavirus spreads throughout New York City, advocates are letting their voices be heard about conditions in the city’s jails and prisons.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to suggest he was open to a rent freeze during the coronavirus outbreak but offered no further details about when a decision might be made.
The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM)—the first medical school established in New York State in over 40 years—held its inaugural Match Day event today with a virtual ceremony.
For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, as the nonprofit fills the coveted slots for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing the NNPA Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center.
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced an agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses.
With nearly 80 million jobs at risk across the country due to the coronavirus crisis, the New York Labor Department's website has been crashing.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the PIX11 Morning News Monday he fears the coronavirus crisis could keep city schools closed for the rest of the school year.
Brooklyn Councilwoman Inez Barron tells the AmNews that her husband, Assemblyman Charles Barron, was released from the hospital following treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).
A Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and former Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams would beat a Republican pairing of Donald Trump and Mike Pence
Rihanna‘s Clara Lionel Foundation is giving $5 million to the response efforts against the coronavirus.
An inmate a federal jail in New York city has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case in the federal prison system.
Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) are partnering with World Central Kitchen to deliver hot and cold meals daily to those in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all personal care businesses to close until further notice as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to grow.
Reports indicate that Long Island Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre has tested postive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This week, dozens of Black organizers from across New York State called on Black elected officials to "save Black lives" during the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally and press conference.
The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal archive of civil rights activist, award-winning entertainer and producer, and cultural icon Harry Belafonte.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a new analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19 on New York City, including significant projected losses in the entertainment, hotel, restaurant, travel, and tourism sectors.
Over half of New York City’s children live in or near poverty, according to “Keeping Track of New York City’s Children: 2020,” the biennial report released today by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC).
Councilwoman Inez Barron confirms that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
Charter Communications announced it would provide its Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi services to households with students that do not already have a Spectrum internet subscription.
Advocates, politicians want fewer arrests, end to broken windows policing to curb spread of COVID-19
Criminal justice advocates are calling on the city and state to suspend broken windows arrests and similar criminal penalty enforcement policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic many people have rushed to super markets and other stores to stock up on food and supplies, with many customers hoarding certain items.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said New Yorkers should be prepared for the possibility of a shelter-in-place order as the number of cases in the city reaches 814.
Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press briefing at City Hall with updates on the city's efforts on COVID-19.
Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press briefing on how that state is handling the COVID-19 situation.
The nation’s leading civil rights organizations have requested an urgent meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer regarding racial equity in the coronavirus response proposal.
The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared it “wartime” in New York Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Holds Media Availability on COVID-19.