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Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald charged with murder

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the Cook County State's Attorney announced.

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5 people shot near Jamar Clark protest site in Minneapolis

Five people were wounded when gunfire erupted near a Minneapolis police precinct where demonstrators have been protesting the shooting death of Jamar Clark, police said.

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NYU distances itself from 'White Student Union'

Officials at New York University (NYU) are condemning a group created on Facebook called "Union of White NYU Students."

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Report: From 2002-11 Blacks were 2.5 times more likely than whites to experience nonfatal force by police

A study recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics uncovers the how Black have been treated by law enforcement.

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B.P Gale Brewer hosts moment of silence for victims of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

On Friday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted a community vigil and moment of silence for the victims of recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

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Akai Gurley remembered one year later

November 20 marks one year since the police shooting death of Akai Gurley.

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Mali hotel attack: Gunmen barged in, shot at 'anything that moved'

Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel hollered "Allahu akbar" as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.

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Portraits of black faculty defaced at Harvard law building

Harvard University police are investigating a possible hate crime at the law school after someone covered portraits of black faculty members in tape, according to university officials.

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Hoverboards' are illegal in New York City

Better scratch "hoverboards" off your wish list this year if you live in New York City.

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HBO hosts special screening of '3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets' documentary with panel discussion

On Wednesday night, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

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Eating together … that is all

Yes, Thanksgiving can be about the togetherness of cooking and preparing a large spread for others to enjoy and regale you with copious amounts of compliments for your dressing, yams or apple pie.

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Talking SCHOP! Sitting at the Helm

There are two seasons of the year that make me joyous with wonderment. The first is spring, with all of the new blooms and their emergence from winter’s frost. The other is fall.

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Community Calendar 11/19 - 11/25

Check out what's going on in the city!

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Travel tips of the trade

The busy holiday season is right around the corner, a time when many people take to the skies, roads, rails and seas to visit friends and family close to home and further afield.

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Bronx Papa John’s franchisee convicted of wage theft

Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

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Walmart workers to ‘Fast for $15’ on Black Friday

Walmart workers across the country plan on putting their money where their mouths are on Black Friday.

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Mary J. Blige stands the test of time

I guess a telltale sign that you’ve reached a rarified level of success is when after a significant period of time, the moves you make still can elevate or perhaps alter the movements of your peers and, in the case of entertainment, your ardent supporters/fans.

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Staten Island Park named after Black Vietnam War vet rededicated

Veterans Day 2015 had a special meaning for the war veterans and supporters who gathered at the site of the new memorial for Cpl. Lawrence Thompson, the first Black soldier to die during the Vietnam War.

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Friendly 50 Club’s 55th annual Harvey Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance

The Friendly 50 Club held their annual scholarship dinner dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.

Cosmopolitan Review 11/19 - 11/25

Happy Veterans Day and a salute to all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces over the course of history for the United States of America, for all of those who gave their lives so that our country could be the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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