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Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.

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Supporters continue call for firing of NYPD detective on anniversary of police killing of Mohamed Bah

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 2012 police killing of Mohamed’ Bah. His mother, Hawa Bah, religious leaders and community supporters are rallying in front of the apartment building where Mohamed was killed to demand Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Shea to fire NYPD Dt. Edwin Mateo for his role in Mohamed's death.

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Singer Kelly Price safe after being reported missing

A legal representative for Kelly Price said the R&B singer is safe after reports surfaced she was missing.

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R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial.

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Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication

Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City's medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death.

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Meghan and Harry visit with students at a Harlem school

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the play yard.

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Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart set for Black entrepreneurship event

Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart and Shaquille O’Neal are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship.

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Body found in river identified as Jelani Day

Reports indicate that a body found in the Illinois River has been identified as Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Black graduate student from Illinois State University who has been missing since Aug. 25.

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Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

When Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good.

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Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.

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''Vaccine apartheid': Africans tells UN they need vaccine

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders.

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NYC vaccine mandate for teachers, staff to go forward

A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order.

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Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower.

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New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

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New York’s divided congressional redistricting

New York State’s Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), the 10-member team that redraws voting lines, put out its first set of draft maps for new voting lines last week on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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A farm grows in East New York, Brooklyn

Iyeshima Harris is the co-director at Green Guerillas and project director for East New York Farms!, a subsidiary of United Community Center which has been serving the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn for over 60 years.

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Former NFL greats endeavor to revive HBCU football programs

Eddie George had a storied college and professional football career. The former running back won the Heisman Trophy playing for Ohio State in 1995, was drafted No. 14 overall by the Houston Oilers, now the Tennessee Titans, in 1996, won the NFL Offensive Rookie of Year award the same year, and went on to rush for
 10,441 yards over nine seasons.

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Zimbabwe rally touts success of African nation, despite sanctions

On Saturday Sept. 18 at the United Nations’ Daj Hammarskjold Plaza, a coalition of human rights/social rights groups led by the December 12th Movement held a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe.

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Dr. Sam Pinn makes his Way

Family, friends, and dignitaries came out, even in the rain to witness the unveiling of Dr. Sam Pinn Way on the corner of Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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Club Quarantine’s Derrick ‘D-Nice’ Jones gets some of his flowers

Originally slated for Sept. 2, one of the most anticipated dates in the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival series was rescheduled for this past Saturday, Sept. 19.

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