Residents in one predominately white New York City neighborhood have complained that the local COVID-19 testing and treatment plan prioritizes people along "racial and ethnic" lines, according to a city council member.

News

Despite the threats that some 10,000 NYPD officers would quit over New York City's vaccine mandate for municipal workers, the actual number of officers placed on unpaid leave after refusing the shot stands at only 34 cops. 

Education

City schools Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter introduced the new Black studies curriculum Wednesday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Manhattan.

Disgraced singer R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking charges that span over three decades. He's been in jail since his 2019 indictment and could spend the rest of his life behind bars once he's sentenced.

New York City moved closer to electing its second-ever Black mayor after Eric Adams was on Tuesday night declared the winner of last month's Democratic primary.

Though the count was a dry run in preparation for the formal count expected to take place in a few weeks, the discrepancy heightened fears of the rank-choice voting system during last week's primary.

Good News

Renowned playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry’s former New York City residence has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Good News

Elected officials in New York have reintroduced legislation for the creation of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center.

Disciplinary action was handed down after an Asian American woman was assaulted during a vicious, hate-fueled attack last week in New York City.

Brandon Elliot, 38, was arrested and hit with numerous charges including assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime.

A video showing a racist white woman in New York City shamelessly calling a Black bakery employee the N-word went viral, but the NYPD reportedly said it will not be investigating.

With years of experience, Porter made history on Friday after she was announced as as the incoming New York City Schools Chancellor, making her the first Black woman to lead the largest public school system in the country.