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PHOTOS: New Yorkers in NY mode

Check out these moments caught around the city this week!

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Charitable Giving in 2021 - How to Maximize your Impact

We all have causes or charities that we’re particularly passionate about, and there is much to be gained through thoughtful, planned philanthropic giving.

Due to the global health crisis, philanthropists and donors responded throughout 2020 with swift and profound generosity to meet pressing needs in local communities and around the world.

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Microsoft presents powerful and historic virtual experience to empower students this Black History Month

Learning, and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Microsoft understands this fact and has committed to providing a platform for schools, students, and youth organizations for this year’s Black History Month celebration.

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Mirlange Baptiste, helping and healing––aspiring nurse practitioner

“I come from a family who are well experienced licensed health care professionals. I have family members who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and even physician assistants. I saw the love and dedication they put into their work. Their careers sparked my interest in the health care profession,” said Mirlange Baptiste.

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Dreaming with our eyes wide open

We’re not even gonna do any “dream turned to nightmare” metaphors. We hear them ad nauseum every year around this time.

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NYC celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Several events took place across the city on Monday, Jan. 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. From virtual commemorations to community service projects, King’s legacy was felt throughout the day.

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A Biden administration

Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United States and millions of Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief, having survived the last four years of a Trump administration.

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URBAN AGENDA - Heed Dr. King’s Words: Let Everyone in the Community Vote

New York State has a shameful history of intentionally suppressing the Black vote. It is a very long one, starting in 1777 when the drafters of the state’s first constitution gave voting rights only to free men and property holders.

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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins helps small businesses build back from COVID

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is advancing major legislation to support the small businesses that have taken the brunt impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Court hears arguments on police unions’ attempts to release block police conduct records

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case brought by New York City police unions to stop the City of New York from releasing officer misconduct and discipline records to the public following the repeal of the police secrecy law 50-a, by the New York State Legislature.

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De Blasio annouces major police discipline reforms

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released the first NYPD Discipline Matrix, a major police discipline reform.

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Black coaches still being shut out of NFL head coaching positions

The NFL continues to engage in artful verbal messaging but tangible outcomes reverberate much more resoundingly as it pertains to their hiring practices.

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Reset with protein-packed family meals

Starting fresh with a new year is a chance to hit the reset button for many people, and your family can use this opportunity to rethink homemade meals while striving for nutritious (and still delicious) dishes.

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Led and organized by many military men and women

I was at the Capitol as a broadcast journalist January 6, 2021 to cover the protest of the 2020 presidential elections.

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Alleged noose found in front yard of Bergen County home

Police in Fair Lawn, N.J. have closed a case involving the hanging of an alleged noose in a tree in front of a home last weekend.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations grow, vaccine demand struggles

There have now been over 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States and over 26,000 people in New York City have died from the virus.

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Howard Johnson tuba innovator dies at age 79

Howard Johnson, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and actor, who took the tuba into the inner circle of jazz, died Monday, Jan. 11, at his home in Harlem. He was 79.

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RENEWED HOPE: Biden-Harris administration marks many firsts

The moments of pall expected to hover over the National Mall during the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th president of the United States were essentially dispelled by his uplifting speech and glorious musical presentations.

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American hero Eugene Goodman receives promotion

Black Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, who was noted for his bravery during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, received a promotion to acting deputy House sergeant-at-arms.

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New York residents stand together against the war in Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigrayan New Yorkers continue to raise awareness about the silent genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost state that has been at war with the federal government of Ethiopia and the neighboring state of Eritrea, since Nov. 4, 2020.

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