On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced support in closing Rikers Island, a jail marred with a lengthy, contentious history.
Police authorities allow the cop who fatally shot unarmed Black teen to resign after a disciplinary commission found him guilty.
Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.
Venida Browder, the 63-year-old the mother of the late Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending three horrific years being abused on Rikers Island, died of complications of a heart attack, or as her lawyer noted, "of a broken heart."
Erica Garner's heat comes on the heels of De Blasio's refusal to release the disciplinary records of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who wrestled Erica's father Eric Garner to the ground with a chokehold, subsequently killing him in July 2014.
NYC police commissioner talks about ending his tenure. He has no plans to continue past the mayor's first term in office.
Just days after former President Bill Clinton used his White privilege to lecture Black Lives Matter protesters, Hillary Clinton engaged in her own faux pas regarding, well, African-Americans.
A group of parents and a pro-charter school organization sue New York for allowing violence to go unchecked in classrooms. But the city's mayor says major crimes are decreasing.
On September 9, tennis star James Blake became the victim of racial profiling after an NYPD police officer mistook him for a criminal, tackled him to the ground, and threw handcuffs on him - all while James was casually texting and standing outside his NYC hotel.
Spike Lee has made quite an impact on New York City culture with his extensive film success, and now he has reached another milestone. The…
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous New York City jail where he…