Attorney General James Announces Robust Reforms To Police Use Of Force Laws

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced legislation to change New York state’s laws governing police violence to strengthen prosecutors’ ability to hold police officers accountable for unjustified and excessive use of force. Continue Reading →


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ACLU Statement On FDA Menthol Cigarette Ban From Harlem To Hollywood

The Food and Drug Administration appears likely to move to ban menthol cigarettes this week — a step that has been years in the making. Continue Reading →


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Seitu’s World: Families, Harlemites And The Nation At The March On Washington 2020

Today, photographer Seitu Oronde was with supporters, residents, electeds, the National Action Network (NAN) team, Reverend Al Sharpton, and many others marking the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for racial justice. Continue Reading →


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Standing Fast Against White House Declaration Of War Against Our Cities

“Within these past couples of months, we have seen a resurgence of activism and social unrest from Americans throughout our country. Continue Reading →


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Rudy’s World: Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter And More From Harlem To Harare

Photographs by Rudy Collins

The African Center hosted a Black Lives Matter ceremony in honor of Juneteenth, Breona Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Armuad Arbery, and the other lives that matter in Harlem.

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NY Coalition Of One Hundred Black Women Propose Policy Changes Following George Floyd’s Death

By Barbara Kairson, Ph.D., President, NY Coalition of One Hundred Black Women

The members of The New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, Inc., founding Chapter of the Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, Continue Reading →


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NY State Senate Passes Harlem’s Brian Benjamin Bill “Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act”

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. Continue Reading →


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