New York City

As I stood holding family members of Zurana Horton this week, my tears turned to anger as I replayed the imagery in my mind of the mother of 12 being gunned down as she used herself as a shield from the bullets that were flying at the kids being let out of school in Brownsville, […]

Republican Bob Turner defeated Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat yesterday in New York. Surprisingly, many voters saw the election as referendum on President Obama rather than an occasion to replace Rep. Wiener, who resigned in june after controversial pictures of him surfaced. “I said to myself, […]

NEW YORK — New York police are looking for two men who they believe are suspects in the shooting death of high school basketball star Tayshana Murphy on Sunday. Surveillance video place suspects Tyshawn Brockington and Robert Cartagena, both 21, at the scene. A third suspect, Terique Collins, 24, was arrested on Monday. The New York […]

NEW YORK — The NYPD has released video of a shooting in Brooklyn on Labor Day in which an innocent woman was killed bu a stray bullet. The woman, 56-year-old Denise Gay, was sitting outside her home when she was the unfortunate victim in a hail of gunfire between two men and NYPD officers. The […]

In a weekend in which 47 people were shot, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he blamed illegal handguns for the rise in violence and a shooting that killed three people and wounded two police officers a few blocks from the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. He called out federal […]

The Fiscal Policy Institute recently came out with a report detailing estimated percentages of the Black male unemployment crisis in different neighborhoods of New York City. Just last month, billionaires George Soros and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to help assist minority men; and cut down on some of the factors that result in […]

NEW YORK — The father of the children who were driven into the Hudson River by their mother, LaShanda Armstrong,  is suing New York City for $40 million. Black News 2 reports: Pierre, Armstrong’s 26-year-old estranged boyfriend, says there should have been proper barriers erected to keep vehicles from going into the river. He also […]

NEW YORK — According to the Black Star News, legendary Black journalist and host of the long running New York City TV program, “Like It Is” on WABC, Gil Noble,  has suffered a stroke. My dear brother and friend, Gil Noble, renowned journalist and long-time host of “Like It Is” suffered a stroke last week, […]

NEW YORK— New York City will spend $127 million in public and private funds on programs designed to help young black and Latino men. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg will kick in $30 million from his foundation and hedge fund manager George Soros will match that amount, according to the mayor’s office. The remaining $67.5 million […]

NEW YORK — A New York City man tried to hijack a 5 train with a screwdriver before passengers came to the train conductor’s defense. The conductor, Daryl George, struggled with the man while other passengers tried to keep him off. The New York Daily News reports: “He said, ‘Move the train or I’m going […]