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Report: NYPD to open its own investigation into the police killing of Eric Garner

The NYPD has plans to open its own investigation into the 2014 police killing of Eric Garner, according to reports.

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The David & Dovetta Scholarship

Before I was even accepted to a college, or had begun the application process, I was fully aware of the financial obstacles that had the ability to prevent me from pursuing higher education.

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Yes, there was a Black passenger on the Titanic -- but he did not survive

Joseph Laroche drowned like many others on the Titanic, but his family survived the shipwreck and arrived safely to New York City with others who had been rescued.

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NYC security deposit reforms proposed to protect tenants

New York City's comptroller called for caps on security deposits, saying that tenants in the city are spending too much, in a new report Sunday.

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Civil rights groups, Democrats oppose Trump’s SCOTUS pick

If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s high court nominee.

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H&M workers push for a new contract

H&M employees want a new contract and they want it now.

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Elected officials assist in fight against foreclosure crisis

A house is not a home if there’s no one there. New York’s homeowners want to make sure their home stays theirs.

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Everything we know about the father gunned down by Chicago police

The man reportedly shot in the back and killed by a Chicago police officer Saturday on the city’s South Side was named Tommy, but those who knew the local barber called him “Snoop,” witnesses told Chicago Sun Times reporter Nader Issa.

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Local leaders take matters into own hands over lead paint issue

“NYCHA wasn’t transparent,” stated District 20 Senator Jesse Hamilton, speaking to the Amsterdam News. “Children had neurotoxins in their system… their cognitive ability was in jeopardy.”

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Feds open the Emmet Till murder case citing 'new information'

he U.S. Department of Justice is reopening the murder case of Emmett Till 63 years after the 14-year-old African American teen was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

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Dominique Sharpton Bright expecting first child

Dominique Sharpton Bright, the daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Al Sharpton, recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

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Travel agency rips off several Black women who planned to attend Essence Music Festival

Two Black women who planned to attend the event are very disappointed because they were apparently taken advantage of by OBL Travel.

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Face of Papa John’s steps down following N-word debacle

John Schnatter, founder and public face of pizza franchise Papa John’s, resigns from his position as chairman of the company’s board after Forbes reported Wednesday that Schnatter used the N-word in a conference call back in May.

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Liberty’s disappointing season continues

Another game, another loss. That seems to be the story of the New York Liberty’s 2018 season.

Channeling KP, Knox turns jeers into unbridled optimism

It was Oct. 9, 2015, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The Knicks were playing their second preseason game facing the Washington Wizards.

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Enigmatic Yoenis Cespedes epitomizes the Mets’ pains

Three years ago, Yoenis Cespesdes, the enigmatic Mets’ left fielder,  was at the beginning of a stretch in his career that would seemingly elevate him to superstar status.

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Four Yankees and a Met will represent New York in baseball’s All-Star Game

Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees’ right fielder, along with teammates Gleyber Torres, their second basemen, and pitchers Luis Severino and Aroldis Chapman, will represent the American League in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game taking place Tuesday in Washington, D.C., in Nationals Park.

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Wherever Owens makes his speech, he can make a difference

Receiving a great deal criticism for doing so, former NFL star receiver Terrell Owens declined the invitation by the NFL Hall of Fame Selection Committee to join the seven other 2018 inductees being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Athletes’ struggles with mental health issues mirror society

This past Friday, former UCLA basketball standout Tyler Honeycutt committed suicide at his residence in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after exchanging gunfire with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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The Harlem Junior Tennis Program works out young kids during the summer

Young tennis players get the opportunity during the week, Monday through Friday in Harlem and in the Bronx, to not only receive specialized instruction in the sport but also receive instruction from dedicated coaches who enjoy teaching as much as they do playing.

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