Fighting homelessness, overcoming an uphill battle

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent An estimated 1,500 unsheltered homeless New Yorkers so far were helped off the streets and into safer, more stable environment, including transitional programs and permanent housing, according to City Hall. The success of the program was due in part […]

NYC Housing to get $13m for heating upgrades, equipment

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent Mayor Bill de Blasio has earmarked a $13 investment plan to help New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) rapidly respond to heating emergencies and replace failing equipment. He said this funding will replace several boiler systems experiencing chronic outages, […]

No snow days for VNSNY  home health heroes 

By Chandra Wilson Dedicated Visiting Nurse Service of New York workers brave the blizzard, cold and ice  to bring aid to their home- bound patients. Whether traveling by mass transit, car, on foot or bicycle, theses brave soldiers plow through all types of adverse weather […]

API President Touts Economic Opportunities for Blacks in the Oil Industry

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) 7 minute read —Jack Girard, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that he visited historically Black colleges and universities to share information about the career and business opportunities in the petrochemical industry with students. —By […]

“50 Years After Dr. MLK: A Dream Deferred”

Theater in the Village of Harlem and WNYC are partnering for the 5th  year to present WNYC’s 12th  annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “50 Years After MLK: A Dream Deferred,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host […]

IN THE COMMUNITY – “I was raised in Lumberton, North Carolina”

  I was raised in apartheid Lumberton, North Carolina, Robeson County. I was naive of Confederate statues and flags that championed the defenders of the Confederate States of America. They were present and still are, but I was busy being an adolescent, unconcerned about such adult matters. I suffered […]