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Teen found guilty in Bronx school stabbing case

A judge rules that a Bronx high school student is guilty on manslaughter charges after fatally stabbing one of his classmates in 2017.

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Power restored to all customers after blackout

Con Edison reports that crews have completed the restoration of power to 72,000 customers on the West Side of Manhattan.

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Remembering a 'champion': 32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa

32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa has died from a heart attack

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What to do if ICE shows up at your door

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set to launch raids Sunday to arrest and deport thousands of immigrants with court-ordered removals in 10 cities, including New York City.

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A$AP Rocky’s mother speaks publicly in Harlem on rapper’s detention in Swedish jail

Renee Black, the mother of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, spoke publicly Saturday morning, alongside Rev. Al Sharpton, for the first time since her son's "inhumane detention" in a Swedish jail earlier this month.

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Mental health stigma still affecting African Americans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health says poverty level affects mental health status and African Americans living below the poverty level are three times more likely to report psychological distress.

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Report: Blacks seven-times more likely than whites to be wrongfully convicted of murder

Blacks are seven-times more likely than Whites to be wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Immigrants on alert: protests, outreach ahead of ICE raids

Immigrant advocacy groups have been slammed all day with outreach phone calls to families.

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Bill aimed at renaming subway stations to honor Medgar Evers College on the brink of becoming law: Brooklyn lawmakers call on governor to sign bill

A bill that would rename two subway stations in Central Brooklyn in recognition of Medgar Evers College has passed both houses of the legislature and could become law with the governor’s approval.

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Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday in Harlem

Harlem is home to some of the most incredible people. But more especially home to the oldest living person in the United States, Alelia Murphy.

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NYU College of Dentistry’s Saturday Academy aims to diversify dentistry

The field of dentistry has historically lacked diversity. According to the American Dental Education Association, in 2016, only 15.2 percent of those applying to dental schools nationwide were underrepresented minorities, including Black and Hispanic applicants.

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Bessie B. Stringfield, intrepid motorcyclist and storyteller

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, a theater maven, was 103 when she died in 2018. Mainly remembered for founding the Hadley Players, she distinguished herself earlier when she learned to drive and became the first woman in New York City to obtain a motorcycle license.

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Sustainable eating made easy

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment.

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Happy birthday Mayor Dinkins

On July 10, New York City’s 106th mayor turned 92. Each time I have the opportunity to spend time with my “forever mayor,” I am constantly amazed at the intelligence, dignity and grace Mayor David Dinkins exudes.

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Our founder’s messy truths

As we enter the 243rd year since our nation’s founding, there are signs of decline. One of the most pernicious symbols of our nation’s fall from grace is our inability to confront the truth when it conflicts with our politics. But even more damningly, we seem to even believe our own lies.

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De Blasio’s Uber cap will create new medallion system—and drivers will suffer

There’s an expression that bad ideas never die. For a while it looked like the medallion system that governed taxicabs in New York might be an exception to the rule.

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Voter apathy and suppression undermines democracy

One of the most important rights a citizen has in a democracy is the right to vote. That right is considered sacred and inalienable.

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Federal court rules against Trump in Local 79 case

This week, a federal court judge for the Eastern District of New York ruled against efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to stop a union protest.

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Unions continue the good fight one year after Janus

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the labor movement in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.

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Activists mark 52 years since the Newark Rebellion

On Friday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

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