McBride is also known for his million-selling memoir The Color of Water and the historical novel Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award.
NBA: Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant 'sorry that people saw' misogynistic, homophobic rant at Michael Rapaport
Durant lashed out at Rapaport in a series of direct messages sent via Instagram after the actor had criticised the former NBA Most Valuable Player's conduct during a post-game television interview last December.
NBA: Brooklyn Nets snap up Blake Griffin to bulk up super-team of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving
The arrival of the 6ft 9in six-time All-Star Griffin gives Nets coach Steve Nash another option to complement playmakers James Harden, Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Durant.
In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'
Almost every protest movement has its visual signifiers: images etched in the collective memory that crystallize the causes for which they were fought.
New York City police said four people have been killed in a shooting in Brooklyn that also injured three others on Saturday
Three-time NBA champion Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, linking him to the club until mid-2024.
Bernie Sanders launches campaign for 2020 presidential elections, calls Donald Trump ‘most dangerous president’
US senator Bernie Sanders returned to his hometown on Saturday to deliver the first rally speech of his presidential campaign, vowing to defeat "the most dangerous president in modern American history", Donald Trump.
NBA: Jeremy Lin finalising contract buyout with Atlanta Hawks to sign for Toronto Raptors, claims report
Jeremy Lin, the first American of Chinese or Taiwan ancestry to play in the NBA, is finalizing a contract buyout with Atlanta to set up signing with Toronto
US witnesses nationwide protests against Donald Trump's immigration policy; citizens chant 'shame', demand abolition of ICE
Thousands of people took to the streets on 30 June to protest against the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy towards the immigrants
New York City Police shoot dead 34-year-old Brooklyn man carrying metal pipe, mistake it for firearm
Officers responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun fatally shot a man carrying a metal pipe, mistaking it for a firearm, the New York Police Department said.
African-American man shot dead in New York after police mistake pipe for gun on 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination
New York Police shot dead an African-American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun
Eugenie Bouchard reached a settlement with the US Tennis Association on Friday to end her lawsuit over a locker room fall at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships, US media reported.
'Trump you failed to protect your nation': New York bomber taunts US president on Facebook before attack
A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed president Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him Tuesday
New York subway attack suspect Akayed Ullah was a self-radicalised terrorist, learnt bomb-making on internet
The Bangladeshi suspect in Monday's pipe bomb explosion beneath New York's Times Square is a former limousine driver from Brooklyn who learned to build a bomb on the internet, officials said
New York: Four injured in 'attempted terror attack' in Manhattan; Islamic State-inspired suspect in custody, say police
A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour
It will be a hugely complicated trial, expected to last weeks if not months, with prosecutors expected to present 350,000 pages of evidence and dozens of witnesses.
Brooklyn expressway accident: Driver flees blazing car following crash, leaves Indian-origin woman to die
A 25-year-old Indian-origin woman was left to die in a blazing car by her driver following a fiery crash in the US' Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
A New York family were booted from a JetBlue Airlines flight without proper explanation after their toddler began kicking a passenger’s seat
House prices in Brooklyn are smashing earlier records, with median sales price rising to more than $750,000 in the first quarter of 2017 while the more glam Manhattan is seeing sellers cut asking prices to seal deals that have been pending for months, fearing a spike in inventory costs and the risk of rise in listings.
The accident occurred at Atlantic Terminal in the heart of the New York borough and the train carried 500 to 600 people. The first two train cars were seriously damaged.