Harlem’s Kelis Reveals Nas Physically Abused Her

TV One reports that in a rare interview, Kelis opens up about her life with rapper Nas, their ongoing custody battle (they share a son, eight-year-old Knight) and why she wants everyone to move on from their relationship (they married, according to the singer in 2002 before the public knew about it in 2005 and divorced in 2010). Continue Reading →

ACS Commissioner And Others Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Capping Child Welfare Funds

NY Daily News reports that a year ago, the city’s child welfare agency was reeling. A string of brutal child deaths revealed serious flaws in the system where caseworkers weren’t following up and the city’s most vulnerable were left in the line of fire. Continue Reading →

NY Sues Weinstein Company Over Sexual Misconduct

Reuters reports that New York’s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Continue Reading →

The Black Gymnasts Who Broke Barriers, Before Simone And Gabby, There Was Wendy Hilliard

It’s a heartbreaking and tragic time for U.S.A. Gymnastics. These courageous athletes have proven how strong they are, on and off the mat. Another courageous gymnast, Wendy Hilliard, the first black rhythmic gymnast to compete on a U.S. national team. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Expansion Of Mental Health Services For Domestic Violence Survivors

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Commissioner Cecile Noel of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and NYC Health + Hospitals announced the expansion of Mental Health Teams at all five of the City’s Family Justice Centers, with one in each borough. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Intellectuals With Disabilities From Harlem To Hollywood Are Sexually Assaulted 7 Times More

By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Our landmark report, Disability & Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success woke a lot of people up. We were thrilled with the coverage it got on the PBS NewsHour HERE. Continue Reading →

Notorious Child Killer Joel Steinberg Living In Harlem

NY Post reports that three decades ago, he was the ultimate face of evil — a monster who beat his illegally adopted 6-year-daughter, Lisa Steinberg, into a coma, then smoked freebase cocaine until it was too late to save her. Continue Reading →

NY Catholic Priest Arrested For Abusing Minors In Harlem

A Catholic priest in Harlem, NY was charged in Charleston on Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing minors while he was a volunteer in the Holy City more than 30 years ago. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Resources To Combat Sex Trafficking In NYC

First Lady Chirlane McCray (pictured) and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced the City would be expanding its resources to combat sex trafficking in New York City. Continue Reading →

NYC Child Services Botched Harlem’s Zymere Perkins And 1000s Of Other ‘High Priority’ Cases

In just three months, between July and September of this year, New York City’s beleaguered Administration For Children’s Services (ACS) botched Harlem’s Zymere Perkins and thousands of other “high priority” child-abuse investigations. Continue Reading →

NYC Children’s Services Commissioner Resigns After 2 Abused Kids Die In Harlem And Brooklyn

ms-carrion-pictured-resignsGladys Carrión, commissioner of the city Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), resigned Monday amid internal investigations and reforms to the agency following the recent deaths of two young boys in Harlem and Brooklyn who had been abused. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join The Rally For Family Court Awareness For Men

men-holding-hands1The rally with parents and activists from across the tri-state area who will converge on on Times Square this Sunday, October 9th, 2016 in a major rally to protest fraud, waste and abuse by the family courts. Continue Reading →