Richard Price On Phishing In Harlem, And Crack To Cops (video)

richard priceIn January, just as the unofficial New York Police Department slowdown was ending, I met the author Richard Price in the living room of his Harlem brownstone. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Big Numbers Turned Out to Protest In NYC

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By Udo Salters

On Saturday December 13th, thousands protested in NYC.The catalyst for the protest was the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict the Police Officer who placed a choke hold on Eric Garner. Continue Reading →

NYC Mayor Gets Boos And Applause At New Cops Graduation

3fe5b8f0-8ade-11e4-b8e6-3911987c1991_451983418New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a mix of boos and applause as he took the stage to address a graduating class of 884 newly minted NYPD recruits Monday. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: D’Angelo’s The ‘Black Messiah’ Is Back…

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah“Everyone around him knows about D-time,” GQ’s Amy Wallace wrote in a 2012 profile of D’Angelo, “a pace so slow that it could test even the most patient saint.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev. Sharpton Seeks ‘Justice For All’ At DC March

rev al sharptonRev. Al Sharpton invited the family members of young black men who died at the hands of police officers to address the more than 10,000 protesters in Washington, D.C., early Saturday afternoon.

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Harlem’s Al Sharpton Says He’s Picking The Next Attorney General

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The Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon. Continue Reading →

NY judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Deaths By Police

police-choke-hold-manThe federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Continue Reading →

Some NYPD Officers Ordered To Wear Body Cameras

police choke hold manFrom Harlem to Hollis, there are potentially eye-opening, noteworthy or controversial police encounters are not rare. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner Death Inspires Summer Camp In Harlem

wenn2598019The program is sponsored by Urban Art Beat, Art Start and The Next Youth Coalition. It launched on August 18 in the wake of protests over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, both of whom died at the hands of police misconduct. Continue Reading →

Sharpton And Thousands Gather For Eric Garner March

sharpton and more at eric garner rallyThousands of people have begun gathering on Staten Island for today’s much-anticipated We Will Not Go Back march against police brutality. Continue Reading →

Terrie Williams Strategy Of Love To Deal With Pain

Terrie WilliamsFrom Harlem to Hollywood the senseless murder of another unarmed Black man has once again ripped open the wounds of a nation. Treated as if we are simultaneously invisible while highly conspicuous, ignored when we are in need and profiled when we are simply proceeding. Continue Reading →