NEW YORK (AP) — New York City pharmacies won’t be allowed to sell cigarettes or other tobacco products starting Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports the ban also includes businesses that contain pharmacies, such as supermarkets and big-box stores. The city’s health department says the change will affect about 500 pharmacies currently selling tobacco products. The new […]

The New York City Fire Department is dealing with racists within its ranks. A white firefighter is under investigation this month after he shouted a racist and sexist insult at a Black female emergency medical technician while she was assisting residents in need, according to The New York Daily News. The woman filed a formal […]

NEW YORK (AP) — In a city where rents have gone through the roof, one tenant held on to a real steal: $28.43 a month for a Manhattan apartment. The New York Post reports that’s what Patricia O’Grady paid for the Greenwich Village walk-up where she moved in 1955. She stayed until she died recently […]

Over the last few years, the nation has witnessed that a lack of care about mental health could result in the lives of many lost. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy and in African-American communities, there is usually a stigma attached to it. However, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray wants to turn that stigma around and make […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday. New York City’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims for relocation to […]

PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the “poop train” is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states’ waste. In Parrish, Alabama, […]

A family in New York City is grieving tonight after the loss of their loved one. But the way they found out about the horrific murder is stunning – it happened while watching the news on TV. 26-year-old Brandy Odom’s dismembered remains were found in a New York City park. Her grandmother saw that the […]

  Whoopi Goldberg co-hosted God’s Love We Deliver’s second annual Love Rocks NYC! benefit at New York’s Beacon Theatre on March 15. Keith Richards, Mavis Staples, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, Lucinda Williams and Norah Jones were among the performers that appeared onstage for the star-studded second event. This year’s benefit concert was hosted by Goldberg, […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in critical condition, officials said. Video taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter shows the red helicopter land hard in the […]

In the middle of Black History Month, the last thing you want to hear is someone hating on all the brilliance and beauty of our shining stars and their contributions. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened at one Bronx, New York middle school where the principal banned all Black History Month content from being taught. […]

New York City will close its first jail on Rikers Island this summer as part of a 10-year plan to shut down the infamous and violence-plagued jail complex.