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The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

It was anticipated that the new Farm Bill would offer hope for improving farming economies into 2019 — especially after major 2018 farm losses from natural disasters and the trade war.

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Top 12 scholarship programs for Black students in 2019

The new year has settled in, and most students are already back to their normal school routine.

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Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Protest being held outside Sony Music HQ over R. Kelly

Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC, and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly .

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Award-winning actress Regina King opens up about sleeper hit 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie.

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No heat, no hot water, no answers for public housing residents

Barbara Hernandez is an assistant teacher and she says she's frustrated with the heat and hot water in her building at the Wagner Houses in Harlem.

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Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo return to leadership academy for Black teen males at Princeton

Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are primary focus areas of From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men, operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc., a provider of events for teens since 2009.

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Government shutdown hits African Americans the hardest

With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown.

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Pastor’s son charged with sex abuse, incest; community protests Brooklyn church

Community members demonstrated in front of the 61-year-old Progressive Baptist Church on Howard Avenue Sunday

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How healthy is gentrification?

A recent study illustrates the link between gentrification and mental health.

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‘SNL’ comedian Michael Che hosts benefit for NYC public housing projects he grew up in

Saturday Night Live” funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing.

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Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.

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Brooklyn pastor charged with multiple counts of sex assault

Myia Maples broke down in tears as she told PIX11 News about the alleged sex abuse and rape of her 14-year-old sister, allegedly by her own father, Matthew Gibson.

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Fifty-Five Strong: The largest Congressional Black Caucus kicks off the 116th Congress

As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC would be making a sizable mark on the next Congress.

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Rev. Al Sharpton holds meetings with new congressional members

As the first full week of the 116th Congress wraps up, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN DC Bureau Chief Ebonie Riley on Thursday took part in a series of meetings with historic new members of Congress.

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‘The Lord has held my hand this whole time’ — Cyntoia Brown speaks out

At long last, one of the greatest injustices in recent history has been corrected.

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Suspects involved in police brawl released from custody

A wild scene unfolded in broad daylight at the corner of Broadway and 169th Street in Washington Heights when police officers repeatedly kicked and struck two people who were resisting arrest.

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Portland police officer kills blind Black man with mental illness

Andre Gladen, a 36-year old Black man who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was legally blind, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer.

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Raven Wilkinson, ballet pioneer and mentor to Misty Copeland, passes at 83

Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to be admitted to a major American ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died Dec. 19, at her home in Manhattan.

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