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Housing works: let them vote!

Housing Works––which provides housing, healthcare, job training, legal assistance, and other supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS––has spent the year disrespecting its workers and doing everything it can to deny their right to unionize

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #184

Nothing stops our Prevaricator-in-Thief from dispensing a barrage of lies, not even an interruption from the Secret Service about a shooting near the White House.

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Please don’t forget to fill out your Census

If people do not fill out the Census and are not counted, then they and their communities are not recorded and the allocation of resources are not distributed to them.

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Violence in Newark on the rise

Similar to New York City, Newark, NJ is seeing a spike in violence. Some of the victims by violent shootings in the Brick City include a 10-year-old girl and 21-year-old mother.

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Harlem’s own National Black Theatre gets first OBIE Award

For 65 years the Annual Obie Awards Ceremony has been acknowledging the best in Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater.

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Advocates deliver petition for Prison Phone justice

Justice reform advocates held a virtual press conference and delivered 75,000 petition signatures for prison phone justice

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Child hunger in NYC now at 38%

Hunger Free New York City increases the capacity of its Benefits Access team to assist more New Yorkers enroll in federally-funded food assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

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Bronx BP Rubén Díaz and elected officials distribute food and PPE to residents

Bronx Borough Pres. Rubén Díaz Jr. hosted an event to distribute food and personal protective equipment at River Park Towers at 55 Richman Plaza in The Bronx.

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Helen Jones Woods of International Sweethearts of Rhythm dies at 96

Helen Jones Woods, a trombonist and original member of the first integrated all-women jazz orchestra the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, who was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame in 2007, died on July 25 in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida.

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This former Republican president puts a positive spotlight on immigrants

It has been a dark time for immigrants in this country under the Donald Trump Republican-led administration.

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When you’re ready to travel again: Support Black-owned hotels and B&Bs!

When you’re ready to travel again, if you haven’t already been doing so, seek out Black-owned hotels and B&Bs.

The secret pandemic among U.S.-held political prisoners and POWs

The lifetime risk of bone marrow cancer in the U.S. is less than one in a hundred, .8%.

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Henry “Black Death” Johnson, World War I hero

There is no evidence that Kathryn Johnson, whom we featured last week, had any contact with Henry Johnson during their stay in France on the battlefront in and around the Argonne Forest.

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HER-STORIC: Kamala Harris–Biden's VP pick

After weeks of mulling over and vetting candidates to serve as his running mate, former Vice Pres. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, chose Sen. Kamala Harris of California.

Upheaval in the Health Department: Bardot resigns, Chokshi takes over, contact tracing plan called into question

New York Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot sent in her letter of resignation last week in yet another battle between Bardot and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. A battle and war the mayor appears to have won.

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Knowyournumb3rs Rebirth of a New Nation August 13 - August 19

The heat is on. Earthly vibes currently at play help us sense the good and bad that may come our way. While some may stumble or find your legs a little shaky, continue to walk forward in your purpose.

More from ‘90 Day Fiancé’ creators with Season 2 of ‘Marrying Millions’

Brought to the screen by the creators of “90 Day Fiancé,” the series features five new couples with returning favorites Bill and Brianna from Dallas and Gentille and Brian from Las Vegas.

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Miriam Jiménez Román, Afro-Latinx activist, dies at 69

Tributes poured in over the weekend after it was learned that Miriam Jiménez Román, a major figure in the current Afro-Latinx studies movement, passed on the afternoon of Aug. 6

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Muslim songwriter facing death penalty for blasphemy revives bitter debate in Nigeria

Death sentences are rare in northern Nigeria where Sharia law is implemented alongside secular law in most states.

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Teachers and parents question school reopening plan

According to a review of COVID-19 testing data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, at least 97,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July. It marked a 40% increase for children in the United States.


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