A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after a Staten Island man died in police custody last week.
The Reverend Al Sharpton said that the cop overreacted when the boy and his friend mouthed off after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a man for a cigarette.
Dozens of people are marching from a Harlem church to the Nigerian consulate in New York in support of captured Nigerian girls.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.
In his brief Saturday appearance at the National Action Network meeting hall, Cuomo talked about his initiatives in education, criminal justice policy and gun control.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.
De Blasio stressed that he’s looking out for the city’s middle-class and financially strapped residents.
Tens of thousands of people — including three New York City mayoral candidates — participated Saturday in a march on the National Mall ahead of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Prior to a rally outside NYPD Headquarters on Saturday, the mother of Trayvon Martin said she is proud of her son, and that she will work to maintain a foundation in his name to help “other victims of senseless guns violence.”
Controversial comments made by Police Commissioner Kelly regarding gun violence in the city have prompted community leaders to call for a summit.
Activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.
Obama stressed that education was the civil rights issue of our time, stating it wasn’t enough to “just leave no child left behind. We’ve got to help every child get ahead.”
The civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today’s problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have had their differences in the past, but now they’re teaming up.