ICYMI: Black Valedictorian Denied Graduation Spotlight Gives Speech Anyway
Jaisaan Lovett is his school’s first Black valedictorian—but officials refused to let him speak at his graduation. So Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren gave him a bigger platform.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Socialist Latina From the Bronx, Ousts 10-Term Representative
The Bronx-born and raised organizer is on track to represent her community in the House of Representatives—and become the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress.
New York Health Department to Recommend Marijuana Legalization
Drug reform advocates welcome the move, but remain wary of how the state will address criminal justice issues related to legalization.
New York City Officials Vow to Revamp Marijuana Policy
The mayor and district attorneys promise to limit prosecutions for most offenses, but reform advocates remain weary in absence of codified law.
New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees
An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.
[VIDEO] New Yorkers Push Back Against Trump's Tweeted Ban on Trans People in the Military
Colorlines’ Tiye Rose captured a Times Square protest against Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from military service.
What It Means That This Community of Color Is Going Solar
In four years, Uniondale, NY has embraced a technology often seen as a luxury for affluent White neighborhoods.
STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.
Supporters Urge NYPD To Investigate Possible Bias In Attack On Muslim Man
Mohamed Rasheed Khan endured a concussion and bone fractures from an alleged beating outside a Queens, New York, mosque.
Donald Trump's Father Was Arrested at a Ku Klux Klan Riot. Really.
Is that why Trump didn’t initially condemn the Klan endorsement?
Black Woman-Owned Craft Beer Brand Headed to New York Walmart Stores
Harlem Brewing Company owner Celeste Beatty: ”I hope it turns into a Patti pies situation.”
The Reason Why I Fight
Seven low-wage workers tell video storyteller Kat Lazo why they made the time and braved the chilly New York City rain to join the Fight for $15’s mammoth national day of action.
Here's a New Home for Creators of Color on the Rise
The hip-hop/reggae artist Kuf Notz opens up Breaking, our new series on under-the-radar musicians, filmmakers, designers, writers, dancers, developers, illustrators and other artists you should be checking out. Right now.
The Silencing of a Radio Legend
The corporate giant iHeart Radio has pushed “The Art Laboe Connection,” a classic oldies-but-goodies show, out of L.A. Here’s one Latino writer’s love letter to the show and the DJ he was raised on.
New York's Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50
Is $10.50 enough?
Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More
“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Chris Rock says.
New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans
Systemic hurdles are still preventing many people of color from building wealth
Ramarley Graham's Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation
The petition has more than 33,000 signatures
NYC Sikh Man Called 'Terrorist,' Run Over by Truck
Sandeep Singh remains hospitalized
Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide
The Department of Justice is also keeping tabs on the case