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AG James fights Trump administration effort to block immigrants from seeking asylum

New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 22 attorneys general, has taken legal action to stop the Trump administration’s unlawful attempts to limit immigrants from accessing the nation’s asylum process.

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Get ready to shell out more in immigration fees

As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) claims it needs at least $1.2 billion in taxpayer funding to avoid furloughing about 70% of its workforce

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Guyana finally gets elections winner 5 months after voting

Guyana’s Elections Commission (Gecom) declared on Sunday, Aug. 2 the Indo-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) the winner of Guyana’s highly disputed general elections

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It’s wrong to allow government employees to support BLM while at work

I have always believed that bureaucrats working on behalf of the American people should be visibly politically neutral

A bill could give city homeless shelter security officers better benefits/wages

New York City Council Members Diana Ayala and Francisco Moya have introduced legislation that would provide city homeless shelter security officers with more training and better wages and benefits for security officers working at privately-run shelters under contract with City Hall.

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We must pay attention to secret police

The past few weeks we have seen some quite troubling visuals of secret police descending on cities across the country.

Jamal Adams forces the Jets’ hand and is traded to Seattle

Professional sports teams have their own version of cancel culture. It’s trading a player who’s been deemed disgruntled, one who they feel is a detriment to the character of their team.

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Drive by racism: Study suggests rideshare drivers are discriminating

It’s the all familiar story that Black New Yorkers have had to deal with for decades: not being able to hail a taxi.

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Gallup launches Center on Black Voices

Analytics and advisory company Gallup, best known for its polling, recently launched its Center for Black Voices with the goal of having an ongoing study of Black life.

‘Richard II on the Radio’ —brilliant, free, & still available

For 61 years, The Public Theater has presented FREE Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.

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New Yorkers need to complete the Census

In order to discuss New York’s current response to the 2020 Census, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) hosted a Census press briefing last Thursday via Zoom.

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Keep it in the closet: The fight over misconduct records

It wasn’t even a month old and those in uniform had begun to push back.

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Harlem Academy breaks ground on permanent campus

On August 3, 2020, Harlem Academy broke ground at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue, site of its permanent home.

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PROTECT OUR CHILDREN: Facebook shareholders urge companies joining 'Stop Hate for Profit' campaign to expand focus on online child sexual abuse

In this new normal as everyone adapts to living in this COVID-19 era, where folks have been largely staying home, online activity on all levels is on the rise.

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Census Caravan hits Harlem

The Census Caravan, 50+ cars deep, traveled through the neighborhoods in Central Harlem which has had the lowest Census response rates.

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Verzuz on a roll now

Grand Champ DMX vs The Doggfather Snoop Dogg!!! Two of the voices that shaped the hip hop of the ’90s got together, and the numbers for the most recent Verzuz matchup are in.

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Without accountability, there is no true reform

Police reform legislation has been passed in a number of states, but none get to the heart of the issue.

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Stealth Isolation: ‘Black Is King’—Aspirations of royalty

As scientists race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the world continues to live in limbo. Now that it has been nearly half a year, the world seems to be adjusting to the daily cautions and the news of spikes of the virus after cities began to slowly open again.

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‘And She Could Be Next’ brilliantly covers politicians, race and change

POV’s “And She Could Be Next” directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia is one of the best miniseries about politicians, race and change that I’ve ever seen.

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BANANA PUDDIN’ LIVE, BERTA ALLOWAY JAZZ HERO

Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz Jam will celebrate its 17th anniversary on Aug. 9.

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