Police investigate after Brooklyn J'Ouvert shootings

Canceling Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert Celebration Isn’t the Answer

by Jumaane Williams

As we still mourn the deaths of 17-year-old Tyreke Borel and 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau who were shot and killed last week during J’Ouvert, the early... Read More

Bobby Shmurda Gets Prison Sentence in Maze of Charges

Bobby Shmurda Gets Prison Sentence in Maze of Charges

by #teamEBONY

Rapper Bobby Shmurda will serve seven years in prison as part of a plea agreement with New York prosecutors, rather than stand trial on conspiracy... Read More

richard beavers ebony magazine september 2016

Turning His Life Into Art, Then Into Business

by S. Tia Brown

Richard Beavers wasn’t a bad guy, but as a kid he made some terrible choices. “I left high school in the 9th grade, and... Read More

Video Shows Boy, 15, Unarmed and Surrendering When Shot by Cops

Video Shows Boy, 15, Unarmed and Surrendering When Shot by Cops

by #teamEBONY

The police-involved shooting of a 15-year-old Black Brooklyn teen is being compared to the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The shooting, which occurred nearly... Read More

Akai Gurley

Family of Akai Gurley Wins Millions in Settlement with NYC

by #teamEBONY

The family of a man who was shot to death in a Brooklyn, N.Y., housing project stairwell by an NYPD officer two years ago will... Read More

Democratic Candidates Brawl in Brooklyn for All the Marbles

Democratic Candidates Brawl in Brooklyn for All the Marbles

by Madison J. Gray

If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were trying to be polite before, then they clearly called a time-out on... Read More

Brooklyn D.A. Recommends No Jail Time for Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley

Brooklyn D.A. Recommends No Jail Time for Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley

by #teamEBONY

A prosecutor will ask a judge not to give jail time to a New York City police officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray... Read More

Rape Charges Dropped Against Brooklyn Teens

Rape Charges Dropped Against Brooklyn Teens

by #teamEBONY

Five Brooklyn teens accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint last month will not be charged. The woman recanted her rape assault allegations and... Read More

In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes

In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes

by Demetria Irwin

A standing ovation greeted Pastor Mark V. C. Taylor’s words on Wednesday night at a packed and lively meeting in Brooklyn concerning a New... Read More

Pregnant woman thrown, held belly-down to the ground by NYPD cop in Brooklyn

NYPD Caught on Film Slamming Pregnant Woman on Stomach

by #teamEBONY

An NYPD officer was caught on a disturbing video tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground early Saturday in Brooklyn.... Read More