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URBAN AGENDA: Helping Black and Brown Communities Access Health Care Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed appalling but familiar gaps in our health care system, especially for low-income New Yorkers, communities of color, residents with special needs and those in culturally and linguistically isolated communities.

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Organizers announce African American Day Parade is going virtual

The 51st Annual African American Day Parade (AADP) set for September is going virtual this year due to COVID-19, according to organizers.

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Video shows racially-charged rant, 911 call over man allegedly asking woman to leash dog in Central Park

A video going viral on social media appears to show a heated conversation that turns into an apparent racist, verbal attack on a man in Central Park.

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UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

The U.N. disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden clarifies message to Black America

Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden clarified his message to Black America after the GOP, and others, seized on a remark he made in jest while wrapping up an interview with the famous Breakfast Club.

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NFL announces major steps to incentive teams to hire minorities for top posts

National Football League teams must now interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching positions under new resolutions that the league hopes will improve diversity among its 32 teams.

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Goodnight Sweet Henrietta

Henrietta E. Hogan Stancil was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas and Rosanna Hogan. On the morning of April 28, 2020, she left her home for the gates of heaven.

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Beloved Harlem veterinarian passes from COVID-19

Dr. Julie Butler, a female African American veterinarian, has passed away from the coronavirus and now an entire community of pet owners and neighbors is in mourning.

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Patrick Ewing says he has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

Patrick Ewing announced Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Celebrities coming together for tribute to late hip hop mogul Andre Harrell

Several celebrities are coming together to memorialize late hip hop mogul and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, also known by close family and friends as “Mr. Champagne and Bubbles.”

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick granted early release

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence has been granted an early release from prison.

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VIDEOS: DanceAfrica 2020

Check out videos from the DanceAfrica 2020 event presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

The Georgia man who filmed cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting was arrested Thursday and charged with murder.

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PODCAST: Actor Ben Vereen helping the homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

Tony Award-winning actor and Care For the Homeless Ambassador Ben Vereen talks about his latest project Virtual Vereen and Friends

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Activists and elected officials question NYPD’s recent social distancing enforcement

Last week, a group of Orthodox Jewish people gathered at a lot located at 55th Street between 14th and 15th avenues in Crown Heights to celebrate Lag B’Omer, a Jewish holiday.

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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is helping to bring New York State back

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic by the horns and keeping her citizens safe.

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MTA, TWU and others want DC to fund mass transit in relief package

Transit agencies around the country, along with several unions, hope new transit funding lessens their burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SBA, health commissioner in hot water over war of words

The Police Benevolent Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association and the Detectives’ Endowment Association have called for the firing of New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot over comments she made during a phone conversation with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

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Labor unions endorse Ocasio-Cortez

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself during her short time in Washington, D.C. If labor unions have their way, she’ll be in Congress for a while.

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No more 'collars for dollars'

Why reducing the NYPD budget will make NYC safer

As New York City moves forward in tackling the long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way that we look at our city’s spending takes on a new meaning.

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