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The secret to success for all students is parental and community engagement

The National Family Engagement Summit of 2018 was held in Richmond, Va. Throughout the summit, multiple opportunities were provided for attendees to interact with some of the nation’s leading experts in parent and family engagement.

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School bullying at an all-time high in NYC: report

Bullying in New York City schools is at an all-time high. That and other alarming statistics were released Monday in a report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Over 30 Black citizens in Minneapolis get drug charges dropped

Thirty-one African Americans who were arrested and charged for small-scale marijuana sales have been discharged and 16 more are awaiting dismissal.

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick asks Trump for pardon

Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit who was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison, wants President Trump to commute his sentence. In a long Facebook post, he enumerated the reasons why he feels he should be pardoned.

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Dozens of fathers honored in the Bronx

Dozens of fathers in the Bronx were treated to a special brunch on Father's Day at Ultimate Grille in Baychester by Neva Shillingford-King, wife of Councilman Andy King and Cynthia Richardson, President of the tenant's association at the Surrey Coop.

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VIDEO: White man asks Black mother and child if they showered before entering hotel pool

A Black woman and her 5-year-old daughter were harassed by a white man on Monday, June 11, questioning their hygiene while they were on vacation in Pasadena, California, as shown in a video posted online.

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Gift ideas for Father's Day that work

After a warm celebration of Mother's Day, the dads all over the world may start to become haywire as the Father's Day is not so far away.

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Mayor's son reflects on racism at specialized high school in op-ed

Dante de Blasio, the Black son of NYC son of Mayor de Blasio wrote an op/ed piece about the toxic and racist environment of the elite Brooklyn Technical High School he graduated from.

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Community celebrates 108 years of the Friendship Baptist Church

This past weekend the Brooklyn community came out to celebrate 108 years of the historic Friendship Baptist Church.

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CUNY recognizes stellar students

CUNYMatters, The City University of New York’s news publication, recognized more than three dozen of their students who won some of the nation’s most illustrious awards this academic year.

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Jazz harpist and composer Dorothy Ashby

In the world of jazz, harpist Dorothy Ashby had a unique and singular presence.

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The 15th annual Games for Change fest is coming up!

Nothing is as clear a predictor of the trajectory of a society as technology.

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New American Chamber of Commerce offers day of opportunities

Following their very successful Bury the Superwoman and Raise the Queen event in March, the New American Chamber of Commerce is having its annual International & Multicultural Business, Homebuyers and Health Expo Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel (228 Duffield St., Downtown Brooklyn).

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Misty Copeland lights up Met stage during ABT’s season

Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal ballerina in its 75-year history, is featured in practically every ballet performed during the company’s current season (now through July 7).

Hitting home: SNAP recipients at risk of losing benefits

“We just get enough to feed ourselves, and then there’s possibly a week where we go without food,” said Brenda, a Brooklyn single, senior grandmother of two.

Unions, activists demand Trump end immigration policies

A letter sent to President Donald Trump, signed by 113 unions and activist groups, called on him to end his current immigration practices that separate families at the border.

AFSCME president touts importance of Medicare and Social Security

The first projections after President Donald Trump signed the GOP-sponsored $1.5 trillion tax cut spell doom for Social Security and Medicare, according to the Treasury Department.

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Historic Black church in South Jersey damaged by fire

One of the Garden State’s oldest Black churches was heavily damaged in a fire last weekend, according to reports.

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NAACP condemns GOP candidate who called diversity ‘a bunch of crap’ and ‘un-American’

New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman is receiving backlash from the NAACP for comments he made on diversity during a campaign forum in April.

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