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Sustainable eating made easy

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment.

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Happy birthday Mayor Dinkins

On July 10, New York City’s 106th mayor turned 92. Each time I have the opportunity to spend time with my “forever mayor,” I am constantly amazed at the intelligence, dignity and grace Mayor David Dinkins exudes.

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Our founder’s messy truths

As we enter the 243rd year since our nation’s founding, there are signs of decline. One of the most pernicious symbols of our nation’s fall from grace is our inability to confront the truth when it conflicts with our politics. But even more damningly, we seem to even believe our own lies.

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De Blasio’s Uber cap will create new medallion system—and drivers will suffer

There’s an expression that bad ideas never die. For a while it looked like the medallion system that governed taxicabs in New York might be an exception to the rule.

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Voter apathy and suppression undermines democracy

One of the most important rights a citizen has in a democracy is the right to vote. That right is considered sacred and inalienable.

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Federal court rules against Trump in Local 79 case

This week, a federal court judge for the Eastern District of New York ruled against efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to stop a union protest.

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Unions continue the good fight one year after Janus

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the labor movement in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.

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Activists mark 52 years since the Newark Rebellion

On Friday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

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Update: Newark continues to deal with lead in water

Last month, Newark officials reported elevated levels of lead in the city’s water in some homes and buildings with the primary sources of lead exposure being lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil.

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Governor signs bill giving access to Trump’s state tax returns

Unlike the often passive-aggressive demeanor of congressional Democrats, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and certainly Attorney General Tish James, are not intimidated by Trump.

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NYC public pools open with free swimming lessons

New York City public parks’ 53 outdoor pools are open for the season and remain open through Sept. 8.

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Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas pled guilty to stealing campaign funds and lying about those funds on a disclosure to the State Board of Elections.

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We’re not done: the Queens DA race heads to a recount

It looked like change was eminent in Queens politics, but a voter recount might say otherwise.

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South African candidate for space fight dies in motorbike crash

Family and friends are mourning the untimely death of Mandla Maseko, South Africa’s candidate to be the first Black African in space.

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Horoscopes with Ashley’s Aquarian Age, July 11 - July 17

For most of the week the Sun, our will and our consciousness, is sitting in opposition to Saturn, the disciplinarian and stern life-lesson giver.

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Family of Nelson Mandela to form media company

Flo Anthony as the latest celebrity news!

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Jazzmobile Summerfest, Newport Jazz Festival

Despite the metamorphoses of Harlem—or plain old forced gentrification—there has been one constant mainstay in Harlem and that is Jazzmobile, since 1964.

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‘Do The Right Thing’ turns 30

Spike Lee celebrated the 30th anniversary of his movie “Do The Right Thing” with a block party in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on the block the movie was shot.

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Australia’s next generation designers

The St. George NextGen Program supports and mentors emerging designers.

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Backstage hair care tips & styles!

For fall/winter ’19, hair finishes varied from slick/sleek, frizzed, polished, braids, natural textures, colors, and all lengths and cuts. Overall, hair on the NYFW runways was glorious!

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