Speaking at the first in a series of Q&As with mayoral candidates at CUNY, Bill Thompson promised that if elected mayor, he will build a diverse administration and nearly triple the money the city spends in ads in community and ethnic publications.
After moving to the South Bronx about 30 years ago, Troy Lancaster started his own protest: "To create beauty" out of the "ugliness that was left behind" from the 1970s. He started cleaning up and eventually helped create a nature oasis, as profiled by Epoch Times.
Former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner, disgraced in a "sexting" scandal two years ago, kicked off his campaign to become mayor of New York by promising to be an "inclusive" leader who will look out for the interests of the working poor and the middle class.
Considering the widespread criticism of the city's stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.
Changing demographics in the historically-black Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn has hit the Paul Robeson Theatre, a venue that features the works of black artists, as well as other community institutions, reports The Nabe.
As the New York City mayoral race starts heating up, residents in one of Brooklyn’s many low-income neighborhoods are still not sure who they will vote for. But they know what they want to see in a mayoral candidate, reports Brooklyn Bureau.
The racial composition of the New York Fire Department may be finally changing to comply with the orders of a federal judge, but many minority firefighters fear the transition will be slow and difficult, reports City Limits in an investigative report.
Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.
The funeral for Kimani Gray, a teenager who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer, was followed by a demonstration in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with plenty of police present, local news outlets report.