On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.
The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.
On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police.
According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 56 percent of New York City voters feel that police issuing summonses and making arrests for low-level offenses improves the quality of life in a neighborhood.
Two FDNY EMTs who had to intervene to stop four NYPD police officers from beating a handcuffed patient on a stretcher have turned the cops over to authorities.
The emotionally disturbed patient was punched multiple times in the face on July 20, according to FDNY documents.
Film director Spike Lee has erected a memorial outside his Fort Greene studio for Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who died while being arrested by police in Staten Island.
Garner died on July 18 after police placed him in a chokehold, an illegal move, for selling loose cigarettes.
An African-American woman claims that a popular New York nightclub is racist.
1 OAK has played host to many stars, but now the woman has come forward to claim that she was made to feel unwelcome at the hotspot.
A Staten Island man who was participating in a basketball tournament dunked over an NYPD squad car in memory of Eric Garner Friday evening.
You know, I tried VERY hard to ignore the blatant ignorance that has been making its rounds around the interwebs regarding the legendary Kara Walker’s, “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The exhibit takes an in-depth look at modern-day slavery in the early 20th century, particularly child labor and the affects of it on the black family.
Currently housed in a former Domino Sugar Refinery plant based in Brooklyn, I had the privilege of seeing A Subtlety first-hand while in New York a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely AMAZING. But the experience did not come without its bulls***.
A Bronx, New York landlord is being accused of discriminating against prospective black tenants.
Black renters say the landlord told them there are no vacancies available moments after telling white applicants that the building has open apartments.
Members of the NYPD have barged into James Jordan Sr.’s family home looking for him more than a dozen times.
Jordan Sr. has been dead for 8 years, and despite his family members posting his death certificate on the front door, police are still invading their home.
A Brooklyn man who was recently released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit is suing the state of New York for $25 million.
Deacon wants $1 million for every year he served in prison.
According to a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, New York is home to the most segregated public school system in the nation.
Evidence as outlined in the report, “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” shows that public school students in the state are increasingly isolated by race and class.
New York became the largest state in the country to ban placing inmates under the age of 18 in solitude.
The decision comes as part of sweeping reforms of the state’s use of solitary confinement.
Five black Long Island high school football players say they were called the N-word, targeted and assaulted during an intense rivalry game late last year.
Amityville High lost the game against Comsewogue High School in November, but it wasn’t the loss that prompted students to file a lawsuit.