A little grandmother has pleaded guilty for her role in a big New York drug ring.
Gabby Douglas winning the all-around gymnastics gold medal in London is over-the-top significant on so many levels.
In a move that seems fitting, "Glee" star Amber Riley is taking her pipes to the Great White Way: The actress will join the cast of Duke Ellington's "Cotton Club Parade," which will return to New York City Center for a just a few dates, from November 14-18, as a part of the city's annual Encores! series. The role marks the New York stage debut for Riley.
Legendary restaurateur Sylvia Woods, known internationally as the "Queen of Soul Food," died Thursday, according to a statement issued by her family. She was 86.
Rep. Charles Rangel discusses today's NY Democratic primary and responds to criticism of his ethics record.
Rep. Charles Rangel offered relieved thanks to supporters at his campaign headquarters in New York late Tuesday night after clinching the five-way race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district.
Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district after a more than four-decades-long congressional career.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discusses his opponents, past scandal, and why he is running for a 22nd term.
I was walking down 125th Street in Harlem last week when my iPhone beeped to alert me that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had proposed saving obesity-prone urbanites from themselves by banning restaurant sales of large sugary sodas and teas.
A woman who admitted to stealing an infant from a Manhattan hospital in 1987 and raising the girl as her own will be sentenced in July.
Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
The parents of a missing Virginia college student plan to travel to New York on Thursday to assist in his search.
Police in New York and Virginia are searching for a 22-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student who went missing days after arriving in New York City to celebrate New Year's Eve, according to authorities.
Delinquent borrowers facing foreclosure are learning that they can stay in their homes for years, as long as they're willing to put up a fight.
Just days after Occupy Wall Street's two month anniversary, Zuccotti Park sits nearly empty -- but the same can't be said about the movement's bank account.
At least two dozen people were arrested on Friday in the New York neighborhood of Harlem, where they blocked the entrance to a police precinct in protest of a policy they say discriminates against minorities.
A new study shows that American high school students' SAT scores are down an average of 18 points from 2006.
Last week, the College Board dealt parents, teachers and the education world a serious blow. According to its latest test results, "SAT reading scores for the high school class of 2011 were the lowest on record, and combined reading and math scores fell to their lowest point since 1995."
Despite admitted lies about her past and before the grand jury, the maid at the center of the sex assault case against French financier Dominique Strauss-Kahn is getting support from at least a dozen New York City community groups, activists and religious leaders.
Rape survivors worry about potential fallout from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
I assumed Dr. Ronald Ferguson, senior pastor at Antioch Church of God in Harlem, was misquoted in Thursday's New York Daily News.
For decades, Harlem has been a hub of African-American culture and the NAACP. But this month, the issue of charter schools has turned the New York City neighborhood into a battleground between activists and the 101-year-old civil rights organization.
People pull up The Sartorialist blog to get their fashion fix and comment on what they like about the style of the subject, the mood of the photograph or even what's in the background.
"I've cooked for the president before but it was exciting to do it in our house," chef Marcus Samuelsson says
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A woman suspected of snatching an infant from a New York hospital in 1987 entered a plea of not guilty on federal kidnapping charges at her arraignment Thursday.
Ann Pettway, a suspect in a 1987 baby kidnapping, is in police custody while the investigation continues.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
Court papers say Ann Pettway confessed to kidnapping a 19-day-old baby from a Harlem hospital in 1987.
A woman suspected of snatching an infant from a New York hospital in 1987 has been indicted on federal kidnapping charges, according to court papers released Thursday.
A woman suspected of snatching an infant from a New York hospital in 1987 told investigators she was frustrated with her inability to give birth, according to court papers filed Monday.
A call center worker recounts helping White unravel the 23-year-old mystery about her family
New York police said Friday they have new video showing what they called a "person of interest" in the case of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase earlier this week.
CNN's Steve Perry follows the challenges that Harlem parents have to go through to get their child into a strong school.
Every year, thousands of families gather in school gymnasiums and auditoriums across the country to enter a drawing, one they believe will make the difference between success and struggle.
The FDNY confirms a fire is burning under a Metro-North railroad bridge in East Harlem.
He's served in Congress for almost 40 years, but Tuesday's primary in New York was unlike any other for Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel.
Rep. Charles Rangel addresses supporters after beating five challengers to win his Democratic primary.
Which American politician of the past 25 years has had the most lasting influence? Ronald Reagan, with his vision of low taxes and limited government? The triangulating Bill Clinton? More and more I'm beginning to fear: It's Al Sharpton.
I'm lucky enough to have a job that requires me to think, read, write, teach and speak about the intersections of religion, entertainment and popular culture in American society. However, long before I began work as a college professor, I attended a church that placed as much emphasis on entertainment as instilling faith. There was a shared sense that the latter goal (i.e. instilling faith) depended upon an ability to perform the former task (i.e. entertaining).
A 25-screen movie theater in New York's bustling Times Square is the latest city business to shut down temporarily as it battles a bedbug infestation.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, under fire for alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress, renewed his demand Thursday for a hearing before the House ethics committee.
It's hard to think of a better place for a mosque today than lower Manhattan, near to ground zero. To support the siting of a mosque there is not just deeply American--a declaration of the freedoms we stand for -- it is the continuation of a long and established New York tradition of mosque-building.
Police say they could not enter through any of the doors because clutter filled the home from "floor to ceiling."
The New York congressman expressed relief as an investigation over alleged ethics violations concludes.
Congressman Charlie Rangel had a bad week.
Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson speaks several languages -- one of which is food. In the few hours we spent together, I saw his face light up more than once when he talked about blending flavors and creating different food journeys for the people who enjoy his cuisine.
I've made no secret of the fact that I eventually want a long-term, committed relationship and kids.
Bob "Doctor" Lee is known for his smooth soul and classic R&B during the overnight hours, but working while many of us are sleeping takes its toll.
You can always find a friend on the radio - even if you are working all night. Photojournalist Bob Bikel has the story.
Part of the great power of movies is that they can take us perilously close to the life of someone we might otherwise feel perilously far from.
The former president uses his recent heart trouble to draw attention to childhood obesity
At least three times in recent weeks, they've been spotted in various parts of Manhattan, from the streets of Harlem to Central Park to Columbia University.
One wily coyote traveled a bit too far from home, and its resulting adventure through Harlem had alarmed residents doing a double take and scampering to get out of its way Wednesday morning.
Hope was afoot in Times Square during the third annual Good Riddance Day -- the unofficial holiday on which luck-strapped individuals are encouraged to rid themselves of the ending year's setbacks and prepare for the future.
Civil rights attorney Percy Sutton, who represented Malcolm X and became an influential New York politician and broadcaster, has died at age 89, associates said Sunday.
"Tree trimmed. Balls hung. Good times," reveals the TV star
"Precious," a movie about a 1980s-era Harlem teen who strives to overcome abuse, neglect and illiteracy, pulled five Independent Spirit Award nominations Tuesday morning.
One year ago, as Thanksgiving approached, many Americans were still feeling pleased about the fact that Americans seemed to have broken through an important racial divide. With the election of the first African-American president, some were talking about the possibility of a "post-racial" society.
STORRS, Conn. -- The navy blue Nissan rolls inside the black gates to Storrs Memorial Cemetery and swerves onto the grass on the first Sunday evening in October. Two UConn Huskies -- Kemba Walker and Gavin Edwards -- jump out. Nine more teammates, dressed in shades of gray, red and blue stretch their legs on a stone fence.
Oprah Winfrey knows how to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
For 19-year-old Rodney Bradford, a simple Facebook status update turned into much more: a rock-solid alibi after he was accused of a crime.
One movie, more than any other, has planted its flag in the sand as the movie industry gears up for the awards season.
On the first anniversary of the historic 2008 election, retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first African-American secretary of state, talks one-on-one with CNN's Don Lemon for Essence Magazine about the most pressing issues facing black men in the age of President Obama. Don Lemon: President Barack Obama issued a national call to service. Do you think African-Americans have answered that call?
Rudeness isn't contagious -- but we all may be carrying the virus. Has rudeness become a chronic condition?
"Obama! Obama! Obama!" a student confidently chants as he strides down the hallway of Sojourner Truth School in Harlem.
PEOPLE's movie critic finds the best of the fest starring George Clooney, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey and Drew Barrymore
Students, we know you may not be all that ecstatic about seeing your teachers -- and the homework they assign -- as the school year starts up. Pay attention in class, though; you never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers:
The following is a list of local and national organizations and programs designed to address many of the issues raised in "CNN Presents: Black in America 2" and "CNN & Essence: Reclaiming the Dream." Some of the people or guests featured in the programs are involved in some of these organizations.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor graduated with honors from Ivy League schools. But she may have learned some of her most memorable lessons as a young prosecutor, following police into abandoned tenements and tracking down witnesses on the grimy streets of New York.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor spent five years as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.
One of the most dangerous threats facing black America right now is quietly stealing our children at a young age.
Even if they couldn't be at the Staples Center, Michael Jackson fans across the country gathered to mark the pop sensation's memorial. They packed a diner in Houston, Texas, streamed into a Fort Pierce, Florida, movie theater and amassed beneath a JumboTron in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A rarely seen portrait of Michael Jackson is on display inside a Harlem luxury car dealership. Macky Dancy, a partner at Dancy-Power Automotive, said the oil painting titled "The Book" is believed to be the only portrait for which Jackson sat.
Fans of Michael Jackson lined the streets outside Harlem's Apollo Theater on Tuesday for a chance to pay their respects to the late "King of Pop" at the hall that helped launch his career.
Back in 1972, on an episode of "All in the Family," Gloria posed the following riddle to Archie and Meathead.
"Deep down inside, I'm three different people," the royal says of his split personalities
CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on an innovative program in Harlem bringing about real change to children's lives.
As Britain's Prince Harry neared the end of his second and final day in New York City on Saturday, he described his experiences as "fantastic."
The stars will turn out for the 75th anniversary of the historic theater
Joseph Ficalora, New York Community Bancorp's longtime CEO, likes to tell a story to institutional investors and analysts.
Now is the moment you've all been waiting for," the baritone emcee bellows over a scratchy P.A. "They've spent eight decades entertaining billions and now they're here tonight. I need you on your feet and ready to greet the world famous. . .
For Jesse Taylor, the debate over the federal stimulus plan wasn't about politicians trying to score points or economists parsing the unemployment rate.
It was the music of rebellion and youth. Artists traded witty improvisations onstage chronicling the pain and the promise of being black in America, inspiring inner-city and rural Southern audiences alike in nightclubs and on street corners.
As recession-rattled Americans look to stretch their dollars, it looks like yoga is a little luxury they're holding on to -- or adding to -- their schedules in the hopes of shedding some stress.
Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the history, culture and achievements of African-Americans.
East L.A. -- birthplace of the lowrider, Los Lobos and Oscar de la Hoya -- is to Mexican-Americans what Harlem is to the black community. Now it wants to become its own city
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is under fire over a series of recent disclosures that have some calling for him to resign
After days of trading insults, the candidates make two joint appearances. Will the suspension of hostilities last?
HARLEM, N.Y. -- Greg Hamilton had a choice.
Bob Johnson was close to his aunt growing up. But when she learned he was gay, she began making hurtful comments; eventually, they drifted apart. Then Johnson, 43, was diagnosed with colon cancer. Relatives flocked to his side -- except for his aunt.
After over 30 years of rocking out, the English trio sings their swan song at Madison Square Garden
Al Sharpton's lawyers say a federal probe of the minister's finances has cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing
The end of the workweek has little meaning at a state-run employment office in Harlem, which has become increasingly full as the economy continues to lose jobs.
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