The New York State Senate today passed Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin’s bill, the “Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act” (S.6670B) prohibiting the use of chokeholds by law enforcement.
Chokeholds are one step closer to becoming illegal in New York after the state Assembly passed the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to sign.
“With the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Eric Garner less than 24 hours away, federal law enforcement agencies have just announced they will not pursue charges against Officer Pantaleo.
Hundreds of mourners lined up in the freezing cold Monday to bid a final farewell to Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, but not all of the activist’s family members were able to get inside for the funeral service.
A Harlem church will hold a panel discussion and memorial service for Eric Garner on Monday night on the third anniversary of his death featuring speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas.
Five-time GRAMMY-nominated supergroup Maverick City Music will continue to make history when they perform at the 64th GRAMMY® Awards.
Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005.