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Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.

getty images: “She turns her disappointment into triumph. Her grief into joy. Her rejections into approvals. If no one believes in her it does not matter. She believes in herself. Nothing stops her. No one can touch her. She is woman.” So said Serena Williams via loudspeaker Monday as part of a female-power soundtrack for […]

A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg was memorialized in NYC surrounded by Hip Hop legends in a private ceremony yesterday. See the videos below: Memorial in NYC Q-Tip shares memories Andre 3000 of Outkast talks about ATCQ new project

What the unsuspecting, trash-talking chess player didn’t know was that he was sitting across from Maurice Ashley, one of the world’s best chess players. Maurice Ashley is one of the best chess players in the world. This is what happened when he sat down to play against an über-confident chess player in Washington Square Park […]

Despite freezing temperatures in New York City, dessert lovers are waiting in lines up to two hours long just to get a taste of these…

Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them…

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Najee Smith, son of rapper LL Cool J, was arrested after an altercation at a New York restaurant in the Meatpacking District.

NEW YORK — A New York City rat refused to leave a slice of pizza behind. And can you blame the little guy? The Internet…

Almost one year to the day after he died at the hands of New York City police officers — an episode that fueled months of…

The national perception of law enforcement may not be very receptive given recent officer-involved shootings and beatings across the nation. Just this week, it was…

Meet Harold Ekeh, the high school senior who was accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools! http://t.co/zAOGzxJGHr pic.twitter.com/qGbS4vRT0V — Sons & Brothers (@sonsandbros) April 5,…

JetBlue is offering to help officers wishing to attend the funerals of two New York policemen killed on duty last weekend. The airline says it…