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City reacts and mourns loss of NYPD officers

In no way should the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner be associated with the shooting deaths of two police officers Saturday in Brooklyn, said the Rev. Al Sharpton at a press conference Sunday morning at the headquarters of the National Action Network.

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Two NYPD officers killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shoots them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

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Lawmakers skeptical about NYPD body cameras

What good will the New York Police Department’s body camera program offer?

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Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

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Police killings and brutality: Causes and solutions, part one

While the world observes the recent acts of police killings and brutality, and the exonerations of the policemen, it should be emphasized that there is nothing new about these events.

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Fact-finding in Middle East

I don’t usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed.

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Two Staten Island lawmakers to introduce grand jury transparency bill

Two weeks after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, two lawmakers have announced plans to introduce legislation that would require district attorneys to publicly release testimonies and evidence presented to grand juries.

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Activists rally against ‘broken windows’

Activists have taken the city by storm the past few weeks protesting the lack of indictment of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner.

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Actor-director Ivan Dixon

Over the past several years, there have been a number of street renaming ceremonies, including one for A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Henrik Clarke, James Baldwin and James Brown.

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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 12/19 - 12/24

Greetings! The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards has nominated “Get On Up,” “Selma,” “Belle,” “Beyond the Lights” and “Dear White People” as the best films of the year.

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Talking SCHOP! Barbados: Cook. Eat. Drink. Part II

Last I left you with the setup to what would be a dynamite vacation on the beautiful island of Barbados: a pot of pilau (a rice dish), a fully stocked kitchen and some due diligence in the grocery store.

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Construction workers rally against dangerous working conditions

Up to 1,000 construction workers dealt with the bitter cold to protest working conditions at JDS Development Group’s project on West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

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Let’s take the longer view on NYCHA’s safety

With 8,000 New York City Housing Authority workers in our ranks—a third of whom are also NYCHA residents—we at Local 237 take the safety of this city’s public housing developments very seriously.

Racism is not dead and stinking, it’s as alive as it’s ever been

All eyes were on the marches that took place over the weekend in protest of the atrocities suffered at the hands of law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

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A spcial visit with Santa

Santa lives at Macy’s. We all know that. And visiting Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy’s Harold Square is a magical experience.

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An afternoon to ‘Soar’

Late Saturday afternoon, more than three dozen friends and neighbors gathered at the home of accomplished artists Rod and Jennifer Ivey anticipating the arrival of David C. Banks, the distinguished leader and founder of Eagle Academy and author of the popular book “Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character.”

Cosmopolitan Review 12/18

he countdown is on, and the party people plan to party down to the very last minute. I know I do.

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'Black Live Matter' heard 'round the world

Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter.

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What would Sonny Abubadika Carson do?

The nation is in a mobilized, anti-police violence uproar.

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Local caregivers help seniors battle holiday blues

While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly.

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