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Trailblazing meteorologist Dr. June Bacon-Bercey remembered

A pioneer in the field of meteorology, Dr. June Bacon-Bercey, an African American, broke barriers by becoming the first woman meteorologist.

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‘Dangerously in Love’ Beyoncé and Jay-Z are Hollywood’s most powerful couple

When Beyoncé married Jay-Z in 2008, the skeptics were as loud as the audience at a sold-out Destiny’s Child concert.

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Cosby files appeal to Pennsylvania supreme court

Bill Cosby’s legal team has filed a petition in Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking a review of his 2018 conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault.

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Local students selected to participate in 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy

Walt Disney World Resort revealed the names of the 100 high school students from across the nation who will participate in the event hosted by Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

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Nets host the league’s most notable stars with Kyrie in the line-up

A road game against the Philadelphia 76ers last night, the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays on Saturday.

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The Knicks are taking small steps of improvement under Mike Miller

The Knicks are getting better. However, their progress, assessed either through the prism of numbers or the eye test, has not moved them much from the bottom rungs of the NBA and they remain widely separated from the top playoff contenders.

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Business as usual as Black NFL coaches are snubbed

Being hired as an NFL head coach by billionaire owners in far too many instances is certainly not a meritocratic exercise.

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Beloved New York City basketball figure John Purcell passes away

The phrase basketball legend is often misused. In the case of John “Butch” Purcell, it is a label that is exceedingly appropriate.

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Savary works to diversify skating

When the U.S. Figure Skating Championships get underway next week, there will be only two African American skaters in the competition, senior ladies competitor Starr Andrews and senior men’s competitor Emmanuel Savary.

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Liberty names new head coach

To say the last two seasons have been rough for the New York Liberty is an understatement. One of the WNBA’s original franchises played home games in Westchester, far from its NYC roots and many of its fans.

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Hiring rules don’t seem to be that helpful for Black head coaches

Just as poor on-field officiating confounds football fans, there’s a contingency of those who are confounded about the hiring process of NFL owners, and continue to question its fairness for its minority candidates.

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Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘A riot is the language of the unheard’

Ever since 1986, the United States has acknowledged the legacy of Civil Rights proponent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday, on the third Monday of each January.

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New Jersey officials insult the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the mid-1950s history changing event that catapulted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to national prominence, lasted 38 days.

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Remember those Titans, but you can’t forget those Chiefs

It’s Week 20 of the NFL 2019-2020 season. The AFC and NFC championships.

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NYC Health + Hospitals, SUNY College of Optometry partner to expand vision services

NYC Health + Hospitals and SUNY College of Optometry today announced a new partnership that will enhance vision services for patients at four NYC Health + Hospitals facilities.

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Grease your knees and walk with ease

As I was waiting for my tires to be changed in the garage, I began to reflect how often we change well worn tires but can’t change our knees.

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Community Calendar: January 16 - January 22

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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Maine—a beautiful year-round destination

Spring, summer, fall, winter—any time is a good time to go to Maine for a long weekend.

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Here’s where the top 2020 candidates stand on the U.S.’s 11+ million undocumented immigrants

The countdown is on to the first Democratic Primary in Iowa next month, with 13 active major candidates competing for a shot at being the Democratic Party presidential candidate this November.

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Suriname president to challenge mass murder sentence

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Pres. Desi Bouterse of Suriname will appear before a war tribunal court for the very first time to lead in a defense against a conviction of mass murder...

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