Black History Is Our History: First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker, NYPD's Highest-Ranking Black Officer, On Why He Decided To Become A Police Officer, George Floyd and MoreHe was sworn in as an NYPD trainee at 18 in 1969, the decade of the Civil Rights Movement when nation leaders were assassinated and tension between police and the Black community often erupted on the streets.
Black History Is Our History: Southampton, Donors Set To Restore Home Of Philanthropist Pyrrhus ConcerHis obituary described him as one of the most respected residents of the Hamptons. But the important legacy of former slave Pyrrhus Pyrrhus Concer was lost in the last century.
Black History Is Our History: Divine Nine Fraternities, Sororities Offer Lifetime Of Brotherhood, Sisterhood For African AmericansAfrican Americans still face unique challenges on college campuses and in their communities, so the Divine Nine is as necessary today as it was more than a century ago when most of the organizations were founded.
Black History Is Our History: Bishop Mitchell Taylor Takes On Racial Wealth Gap Created By Redlining With Urban Upbound Federal Credit UnionEleven years ago, Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor co-founded the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union right across from the Queensbridge Houses, where he grew up.
Black History Is Our History: MLB Working To Incorporate Negro League Stats Into Official RecordThe inclusion of the Negro Leagues' stats could change the leaderboards, especially for earned run and batting averages.
Black History Is Our History: Students Continue Centuries-Old Traditions Of Poetry In Black CultureThe rich traditions of Black poets go back centuries, but history is still being made in 2021.
Black History Is Our History: Confronting Housing Discrimination & America's Racial Wealth GapAs we celebrate Black History Month, we're taking a closer look at the racial wealth gap in America and its roots in the modern suburbs. The typical white household has about 10 times the accumulated wealth of the typical Black household.
Black History Is Our History: New Initiative Launched In New Jersey Aims To Bring Soccer Into Underserved NeighborhoodsIn the United States, professionally and in some youth leagues, many soccer players are white. But now, that may be changing.
Black History Is Our History: Bronx-Born Alicia Guevara First Woman To Run Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York CityAlicia Guevara is the first female CEO in the 117-year history of Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York City. It would be an honor for anyone. But to Guevara, it's also a "humbling" distinction.
Black History Is Our History: New York City Marathon Director Remembers Trailblazing Long-Distance Runner Ted CorbittIt would be hard to find a serious runner who hasn't heard of Ted Corbitt, a trailblazer who became the first president of the New York Road Runners and helped bring the city marathon to all 5 boroughs.
Black History Is Our History: Inside Brooklyn's Historic Plymouth Church, A Station On The Underground RailroadA spot underneath Plymouth Church in Brooklyn was part of the path to freedom -- a station on the Underground Railroad -- 170 years ago.