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Poll of likely voters shows rising student debt problems

When likely voters across the country were recently asked their opinions about student loan borrowing, 82% agreed that the still-growing $1.5 trillion debt is a national crisis.

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Dallas NAACP calls for independent investigation of Joshua Brown’s murder

Joshua Brown, a witness in the Amber Guyger Murder Trial was shot dead a week ago. Ms. Guyger, the former police officer, was found guilty of murdering business exec, Botham Jean, after “mistakenly” entering his apartment

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Black News Channel (BNC) TV launches in America

New 24/7 News Network Scheduled to Launch in November 2019

In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District, the Black News Channel (BNC) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first 24-hour, 7-days a week all-news TV channel that will focus on African American news.

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Actor, activist Hill Harper wants health fund for Newark residents with lead poisoning

As Newark continues to replace old lead pipes, residents are left to wonder what the what long term impacts the contaminated water will have on their health.

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4 dead, several hurt in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn: authorities

Four people were killed and several others were injured when shots were fired at an illegal gambling site at a Brooklyn club Saturday morning, police said.

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Texas cop fatally shoots woman in her own home after neighbor calls for welfare check

A Black woman was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside her home early Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said.

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Darnold is back—the Jets can now resume their season

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is back. Darnold has been medically cleared to play football again after missing the Jets’ last three games due to mononucleosis.

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Daniel Jones’ education intensifies against the Patriots

Coming into last Sunday’s game versus the Minnesota Vikings, Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had exceeded the expectations of many skeptics—this writer among them—who questioned whether he was worthy of being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick out of Duke University in last April’s NFL Draft.

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James embraces new challenges

The 2018–19 figure skating season was a whirlwind of firsts for three-time Olympian Vanessa James, who represents France. She and longtime pairs partner Morgan Ciprès won their first-ever Grand Prix events, Grand Prix Final and European Championship.

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WNBA Finals tied at 2–2

After winning on the road last week and tying WNBA Finals at 1–1, the Connecticut Sun looked to finish things out on home court, but the Washington Mystics weren’t having it. Despite being in pain, Elena Delle Donne returned to the lineup and helped Washington win game three of the series 94–81.

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New look Knicks aspire to establish a positive identity

The Knicks opened their season—albeit preseason—on Monday with a 104-99 win against the Washington Wizards on the road.

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Controversy engulfs Nets on trip to China

It was scheduled with the best of intentions.

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The Yankees wait as other playoff teams battle to advance

MLB schedulers were scrambling late last night and all day today (Thursday), putting together the ALCS and NLCS schedule to complete the next round of Major League Baseball’s post season.

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Penn State stands behind its players in response to racist letter

Bob Marley was one of the most inspirational and influential individuals of the 20th century.

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease should not be self-treated

The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are often dismissed as “just heartburn.”

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A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles. I’m sure you remember the words to that song which states, “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I live in a garbage can.

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Where to go in October

Timing is everything. Knowing when to go to a destination is no small matter. You can pay more or less simply based on when you travel.

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All-star roster of dignitaries attend the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 65th birthday celebration

On Thursday, Oct. 3, at the New York Public Library, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his lifelong activism were celebrated at a star-studded celebration and “Party with a Cause.”

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Nigerian Independence Day pride shining through

Manhattan’s Second Avenue was transformed into a sea of green and white as The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. hosted the 59th Nigeria’s Independence Day on Saturday Oct. 5.

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Gregg Bishop—NYC commissioner of Small Business Services

As commissioner of Small Business Services, Gregg Bishop has been working to provide New York City entrepreneurs and business owners with assistance and opportunities.

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