Staten Island city council candidate canvasses the black community on eve of Independence Day

As he knocked on doors, searching for votes, Richards told African American and African residents that over policing is impacting negatively the community.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Black Americans are Dying at Disproportionately High Rates in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Blacks are dying at rates of up to 3,4, 5 or 6 times that of other races.


A different reality for the city’s minorities after 9/11

Alam said Muslim women  in his community, including his mother, were afraid of wearing their Hijab out in public for years after 9/11. 

Special Reports

Four generations witness Inauguration

The majority of the crowd was black. The strong presence proved the significance of the President’s two term hasn’t been lost on the black community.

Special Report: Election 2012

Felons disenfranchised in New York and other states, despite the law

Across the country, 5.8 million felons and ex-felons will be barred from voting in the Nov. 6 elections.


Soul-food diseases afflict black community

Cindy Pratt, like 1.3 million other black people, has diabetes. She was raised on soul food and thinks this has had a major effect on her health.