Gentrification has been rampant in many American neighborhoods, including in Brooklyn’s Bed-sty. But the Black female business owners on Tompkins Ave are fighting it and even want to rename the street “Black girl magic row.” Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with store owner Kim Hill who says, “we’re Black women so we’re going to […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online. ShopRite will join the retailers early next week, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the […]

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls. Police say Bill Kapri, whose stage name is Kodak Black, was among three people spotted Wednesday in the Cadillac Escalade. Black, who […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Monday for a trial expected to detail sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader. Potential jurors have been summoned to federal court in Brooklyn to fill out questionnaires in the sex-trafficking case against Keith […]

NEW YORK (AP) — First editions of some of the earliest Bibles and other religious texts to be printed in North America will be on display in an upcoming exhibit. “In God We Trust” runs from April 17 to June 23 at the New-York Historical Society. Announced Monday, the exhibit includes the first book of […]


NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Okoumou entered the Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday with clear tape all over […]


WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York‘s Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. “The witness said that individual was involved in an accident and went […]

Remember when Stacey Dash was thinking about running for political office? Well, she probably decided not to because her tax issues would have been a campaign nightmare! According to a sister-state judgment obtained by The Blast, Dash owes $13,237.64 in back taxes stemming from a New York judgment back in 2016. The total amount due to […]

James “Talent” Harris is performing this weekend in New York City at Caroline’s with The New York Kings (Capone, Rob Stapleton, Mark Viera). To be a King you have to have over 20 years in the game and most importantly “you’ve got to rule your area.” He’s performing Valentine’s Day weekend and there will defiantly be […]

Aries Spears is in New York headlining at Gotham Comedy Club tonight through Sunday. It’s no secret that the Knicks haven’t been doing too well this season and Spears is available to help while he’s in town! Especially since he doesn’t really have a favorite Basketball team. He says he was a “Jordan groupie” so […]

New York state has voted to protect women’s right to abortion even if Roe V. Wade is overturned. Women will have access to abortions from doctors or medical professionals who won’t face prosecution. It also allows for abortions past 24 weeks if the fetus is not viable or when necessary to save the woman’s life. […]

A New York man is facing murder charges in the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and her 87-year-old landlord. Police say Naythen Aubain, 29,  crashed his car into a pole and was combative with firefighters. WRGB reports, he muttered to first responders that he had killed someone in Utica. That led police to the two-family […]