Brooklyn Rapper Bobby Shmurda has come home after serving nearly seven years in prison, and he’s not the only hip-hop star to fall afoul of law enforcement. That is raising questions as to whether hip hop artists are being targeted, or are simply unable to leave the streets behind.
It may be hard to believe, but it’s been roughly a year since life as we knew it came to a screeching stop. Now we’re in an extended period of false starts, delays and phased-in reopenings, still uncertain about what’s coming next.
Roughly half a million people living in the nation’s largest public housing system have been through years of sub-standard conditions with little hope of repairs. Now, under the watchful eyes of a federal monitor and new leadership, NYCHA is trying to fix a broken system with new programs. Can residents dare to hope?
While we honor the trailblazing efforts of Black Americans in past decades during Black History Month, we also want to highlight the work of some leaders in our communities.
Scientists say they have created a vaccine that can save lives and help end the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone is in a rush to get it. FOX 5 NY’s STREET SOLDIERS hosted a virtual town hall with doctors and community leaders to bring you what you need to know and answer common questions about the vaccine.
It’s hard to do just about anything today without high-speed internet access, and children and families from under-resourced communities without good internet access are getting left behind in education, job opportunities and other important parts of life.
For the millions of people whose lives have been thrown into upheaval by the coronavirus pandemic and are tired of restrictions, is there a way to flip the script and make positive changes?