A New York City police detective was suspended after newly emerged surveillance video allegedly shows him stealing money from a Brooklyn deli during a raid for untaxed cigarettes, the New York Times reports. In a statement released Thursday, department spokesman Stephen Davis announced Detective Ian Cyrus‘ suspension, citing the “nature of the allegations in this […]

Meet Harold Ekeh, the high school senior who was accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools! http://t.co/zAOGzxJGHr pic.twitter.com/qGbS4vRT0V — Sons & Brothers (@sonsandbros) April 5, 2015 A teen from Nigeria has a tough decision to make now that he’s been accepted to all of the Ivy League schools in the United States, CNN Money reports. Harold […]

A New York City mother has been arrested and charged after authorities found her locked inside the restroom of a busy Manhattan restaurant with her unconscious 1-year-old boy. The boy, identified as Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, was foaming at the mouth when he was recovered and later died, police said. The woman, 35-year-old Latisha Fisher, was arrested at […]

The uncle of a 13-year-old Brooklyn girl saved the teenager and her friend from prostitution by posing as a customer after the two were convinced by a stranger to have sex for money, prosecutors say. The girls, who have not been identified, met 25-year-old suspect Marcus (Melo) Sumpter while returning from a party on Aug. 30, […]

Defending comments he made Wednesday suggesting President Barack Obama did not love America, former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani said his criticism couldn’t…

Akai Gurley’s partner, Kimberly Ballinger’s (pictured left), will file a notice of claim to sue the city of New York for $50 million over his death Thursday, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Lil Wayne Sues Birdman’s Cash Money Label Gurley was descending a dim stairwell in Brooklyn’s Pink Houses in November, when his movement allegedly […]

In light of the nearing grand jury decision, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be announcing the formation of a special Commission on Ferguson, according to a local St. Louis TV station.  Nixon will announce the members at the Missouri History Museum this afternoon, ostensibly in the hopes that it will help to calm tensions in the wake of the grand jury decision in the […]

In response to a decision made by their union to stand with organizations calling for justice for Eric Garner, who was killed by an NYPD chokehold, a group of New York City schoolteachers moved last week to show their support for the NYPD in the classroom. One image, culled by the New York Post from Facebook, shows a […]

At 15 years of age Victoria Pannell is already an impressive citizen: black belt in karate, a blogger, an actress, and perhaps more importantly, a seasoned activist. Serving as the National Leader of  Youth Move for the National Action Network, who better to speak about the importance of this week’s march for Eric Garner in NYC. […]

In New York Magazine’s recent feature, NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray speaks frankly and honestly about an incredibly taboo subject: motherhood. It took courage for her to admit that she initially had difficulty adjusting to her new identity of “mother”, after a quarter century of building a work-centered identity. Her confession will lend strength other […]

OMG designer, decorator, restaurateur, model and television personality B. Smith is saying goodbye to the food business! “There’s a difference between quitting and knowing when…