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Federal prosecutors in New York and California have charged celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. In the New York case, Avenatti was charged with attempting to extort more than $20 million in payments from Nike by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational […]

Like everyone else in the place Sunday, Cre’Von LeBlanc knew where Eli Manning was going to throw the football on that third-and-4 play at the Philadelphia 11-yard line in the fourth quarter. Right at him. Right at the man he had the unenviable task of covering. Right at Odell Beckham Jr. “Everybody in the stadium […]

Galatians‬ ‭6:7‬ says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” That’s what I thought of when Morgan Freeman, 80, was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and was forced to apologize.  But Freeman was not facing criminal charges. Harvey Weinstein is another matter. The movie mogul was arrested […]

In recent years I’ve discovered that, though I like to read many types of material, historical books are my favorite, especially factual ones dealing with the history of African Americans in this country. I’ve just completed an excellent one; “Never Caught – The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. […]

Under this new universal public college tuition plan, students will have waived tuition if their families earn less than $120,000 a year.

Maybe you’ve experienced New York’s “High Line” Park, a 1.45-mile-long linear park traveling through parts of lower Manhattan built using abandoned New York Central elevated railways. The tracks were removed, grass and flowers planted and new walkways were created on the old elevated line threading between buildings in Lower Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Philadelphia will soon have something […]

Katrina Bookman doesn't care if the slot machine malfunctioned, she wants the machine's maximum prize of $6,500.

GETTY IMAGES: The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, with victims’ relatives reading their names and reflecting on a loss that still felt as immediate to them as it was indelible for the nation. Hundreds of victims’ family members, survivors and dignitaries gathered at ground zero under an overcast sky that shrouded […]

The freedom fighter, abolitionist and former slave continues to be immortalized.

At least one person was killed and more than a dozen were injured when a large crane collapsed in Manhattan’s busy Financial District Friday morning,…

The New York Daily News reports that Terry, 8, was the sole survivor of a suspected May 2013 arson at her home in Schenectady, New York, where she lost her father and three of her siblings. Safyre was burned over 75 percent of her body and lost her right arm.

A tragic event that took place Thursday evening in a Bronx apartment has left one 16-year-old girl dead and has police on the hunt for…