MTV plans on honoring Aretha Franklin at the Video Music Awards.
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton shared words about the passing of Aretha Franklin in a statement released Saturday.
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first Black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
Funeral arrangements are set for the late Aretha Franklin.
Harlem’s Apollo Theater is serving as a memorial for the late Aretha Franklin as fans continue gathering at the famed venue to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul.
President Barack Obama shared words of condolences on Thursday over the passing of legend Aretha Franklin.
The Classical Theatre of Harlem recently announced the appointment of Carl Cofield as associate artistic director.
The City University of New York’s pioneering CUNY Start program is significantly more effective than standard remedial education in preparing students who arrive at CUNY needing to master basic skills before they are ready for college-level courses, according to results from an assessment of the nine-year-old program.
Thousands of new and old faces packed in and around Brownsville Recreation Center for the annual Brownsville Old Timers Reunion Party.
Lincoln University has announced a new strategic plan, “Reimagining the Legacy: Learn. Liberate. Lead.”
Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary.
Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a 26-year old Black woman, is already a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and an advocate for women and girls in technology.
Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the 76-year-old singer told CNN's Don Lemon.
Omarosa Manigault Newman went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” August 12 and spilled a lot of tea on the President and his current administration, sharing recordings and even telling host Chuck Todd that, “This is a White House where everybody lies.”
Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, a person close to the singer confirmed to the Associated Press.
As the Baltimore Police Department continues to grapple with various instances of misconduct, yet another incident of alleged police brutality captured on video is going viral.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston’s first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department
The Health Department announced a new mural and art exhibit in East Harlem encouraging New Yorkers to drink water instead of sugary-sweetened beverages.
It was a shock Monday morning, Aug. 6, when the West Indian American Day Carnival Association announced the sudden passing of their president, William Howard—just a month away from New York’s massive annual Sept.1 to Sept. 3 carnival.
A child services worker has been charged with assaulting a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan.
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Suppressing heat continues to bear down on the tri-state area, and a threat of thunderstorms looms for a second day in a row Wednesday.
Protestors marched in East New York, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, five days after Thavone Santana was shot by an off-duty NYPD Sergeant.
New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.
Outdoor music event Sundae Sermon is commemorating 10 years with a special celebration Sunday, Aug. 12.
Reports indicate that online retail giant Amazon is removing Nazi-themed items from its digital marketplace after numerous complaints.
Rev. Al Sharpton travels to Clearwater, Fla over the weekend calling for the arrest of a white man who fatally shot an unarmed Black man during a dispute over a parking space.
Erica Conway, an African-American woman from Seattle, says she was shocked and disgusted when her utility company, Puget Sound Energy, sent her a racial slur as a temporary password for her online account.
Dangerously hot temperatures will be felt across the tri-state area for a second day in a row on Monday.
Some local clergy leaders are critical of inner-city pastors who recently lauded President Donald Trump during a recent White House round table that focused on efforts to reform the prison system.
This year’s Harlem Week celebration began with a tremendous show of culture and community Sunday, July 29, and continues through Aug. 31, marking the event’s 44th year with a huge show at Grant’s Tomb.
Taking the subway can be tough. Sometimes we wish we could just sit and relax just like we do in the comfort of our own homes.
Hundreds rallied at Fort Tryon Park just three days after a white supremacist group hung an anti-immigrant banner over the weekend.
President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries as he rails against the idea of noncitizens voting.
For Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; for Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; for Samira Rice, mother of Tamir Rice; and for Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell there is no compromise on whether NFL players should continue their protest during the playing of the national anthem.
Xzaveria Vaqua, a 37-year old Black woman from Kansas City, became one of the most recent victims of discrimination and racism when the manager of Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar told her to “get out” of the restaurant.
It’s been several years since New Yorkers lost their right to smoke in city restaurants, but they were always free to smoke inside their own home; that all changed Monday for public housing residents.
Bill Cosby's lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator.
Dr. Billy Taylor was often called the world’s foremost spokesman for jazz.
The wounded sister of an 18-year-old Black woman fatally stabbed in the neck while transferring trains said they were “blindsided by a maniac.”
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to seven years in prison for public corruption, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni announced Friday at a court in Manhattan.
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When people think of barbecues, many think of foods loaded with fat, salt and sugar, which can seem challenging if you are trying to eat healthy. However, it is possible—and easier than you think—to host a balanced cookout with nutritious options, without sacrificing flavor or quality.
Funeral services for late community activist Beverly Alston were held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Mourners packed the church to remember the woman known as a Harlem icon.
Honoring local icon Dr. Jack Felder, his son Nova proclaimed a day in his name on the very 125th Street in Harlem where for more than 15 years he and his recently departed father would sell books and other media to bring attention to social, economic and political issues that affect the global African community.
Most American cities and counties routinely buy bonds to cover the millions of dollars needed for settlements and judgement costs after police killings and police misconduct.
Leo Hickman, the founder of Classy Hippie Tea Company, has been in business for seven years. Hickman said under the current economy, “there is monetary value, even if you are losing” because Trump “just put in tax breaks for owners,” the American Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that can be written off.
Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80.
A Pennsylvania board recommended Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend at least monthly sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed.
Rapper T.I. is making moves in hopes of bringing back the Center Hill section of Atlanta, the neighborhood where he grew up, to what it was like before