Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York City’s horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust.
Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
A group of young people at the Rikers Island jail complex received some words of encouragement Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”
Gabrielle Fialkoff was named the inauguration chairwoman. Fialkoff, the president of a jewelry company, served as finance chairwoman for de Blasio’s successful runs for public advocate and mayor.
Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away Friday but left behind a standard for young artists to strive toward.
Chanting “We are the 99 percent!” they raised their voices, raised their signs and raised a ruckus as they marched through the land of the ladies who lunch.
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.
Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.
“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.
A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.
The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.
This week has been designated as “Peace Week” and entertainers are teaming up with politicians to push for stricter gun laws.
President Barack Obama told voters in Bridgeport that in three days they could set the direction of Connecticut and the nation for years to come.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/ AP) — A Long Island woman has sued Sean “Diddy” Combs, saying the rapper-producer fired her two decades after she helped launch his career. Francesca Spero, of Malverne, filed the age discrimination […]