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Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ new bill pushes back on money bail

During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court.

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Senate votes to end government shutdown

Enough senators have voted to advance a bill ending the government shutdown, the Associated Press reports.

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CBC members plan State of the Union protest

During Members-Only Meeting, Congressional Black Caucus Plans Protest of Trump at State of the Union

During a lengthy, members-only meeting on Capitol Hill on January 19, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) discussed various options to protest the current President of the United States.

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College football player from Brooklyn shot to death

A North Carolina college football player was shot to death at a party on another campus, police said Saturday.

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New housing ambassador locations help New Yorkers apply for affordable housing

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer recently announced five new Housing Ambassador locations as financial counseling host sites for Ready to Ren

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Government shutdown enters day 2 as Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame

Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day Sunday.

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Blacks and politics: Either get engaged or get left behind

Okay, everyone, if you are reading this, welcome to 2018. You made it, and with that being said, I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for us to be honest about an important truth.

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Government shuts down on first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration; Dems, GOP trade blame

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

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Mount Neboh Baptist Church hosts Harlem Economic Justice Day conference

From record low crime rates to record high job numbers, New York City is on the rise.

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Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

Omarosa Manigault Newman, best known for her first name only, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form—amid a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying. 

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Dr. Maceo C. Dailey, eminent Black Studies teacher and historian

While looking for information on the life of Emmett Scott, one of Booker T. Washington’s most loyal supporters, I stumbled on a book by Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr. Dailey, in 2013, published “When the Saints Go Hobbling In: Emmett Jay Scott and the Booker T. Washington Movement.”

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Community Calendar January 18 - January 25

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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A merit-based immigration system would help Americans—and skilled foreigners

Don’t expect a bigger paycheck anytime soon. Fed chair Janet Yellen recently admitted there might be far more “slack” in the labor market than she and her colleagues realized, meaning that employers can attract all the workers they need without raising wages.

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TWU workers to American Airlines: Don’t use MLK Day as bargaining chip

The Transit Workers Union wants a better contract and it doesn’t want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. injected into it.

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Airport workers take to Newark Airport to call for good jobs

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 600 airport workers took to Newark Airport to call for good jobs and a living wage.

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Black students hit hard by for-profit college debt

Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days.

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Phil Murphy inaugurated as governor of New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was inaugurated as New Jersey’s 56th governor and former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor.

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Imhotep Gary Byrd honored in Plainfield on King Day

Renowned New York radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd was honored by the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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At least one person believes Trump is a ‘stable genius’

“Fire and Fury—Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is an absorbing read if you are interested in more evidence of Trump’s megalomania, misogyny, idiocy and just plain unfitness to be president.

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Light the candles for Edwin Hawkins and Keorapetse Kgositsile

From California to South Africa, candles should be lit to commemorate the passing of gospel giant Edwin Hawkins and noted South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, best known as “Willie.”

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