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Leaves of healing

I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.

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The Confederate States of Columbus: No refuge could save the hireling and slave

These seemingly cryptic lyrics are from the third Stanza of the “Star Spangled Banner,” written by American lyricist and poet Francis Scott Key.

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Trump raises new demands for DACA

On Oct. 5, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program reached its deadline for any recipients to renew their permits in hopes of continuing to pursue their dreams.

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IDNYC is well worth it

Last year I went and got a New York City ID card, commonly referred to as IDNYC, the free identification card for all New York City residents.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan to speak in Newark

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of the Million Man March, Minister Louis Farrakhan is scheduled to speak in Newark on Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Newark Symphony Hall (1020 Broad St.).

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The Barrons battle to follow national trend for Indigenous Peoples’ Day replacing Columbus Day

In late 1994 the United Nations declared Aug. 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and four years prior, Berkeley, Calif., had already become the first U.S. city to replace Columbus Day. Last month Los Angeles joined Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Seattle, among other cities, in recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. And this Oct. 5, Austin, Texas, did the same.

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Trump threatens NBC and other networks

Ever since his announcement to run for the presidency, we have known of Trump’s distaste for the media, as he underscores it with the charge that we are “the enemy of the people.”

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Report: One in 10 city school students are homeless

More than 104,000 students were identified as homeless by NYS school districts and charter schools according to a report by New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students.

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Assemblyman Barron and SUNY Student Assembly supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron held a news conference at Columbus Circle on Columbus Day to announce that he has introduced a bill in the State Assembly to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Couture Confidence Camp hosts Confidence Event

The Couture Confidence Camp will be hosting the Cool Kids School Kids Confidence Event Saturday, Oct. 14, at the ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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City Council must pass police reform before year ends

The people in my community of Flushing, Queens, like New Yorkers in various other neighborhoods across the city, are tired of getting targeted and harassed by the NYPD.

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The president’s wall

If the president’s vast wall is successfully constructed, it will immediately convert the land of the free into the world’s largest and most populated maximum security prison.

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Immigration reform efforts show Trump is dealmaker in chief

The American people elected Donald Trump because they wanted a strong leader not beholden to corporate interests or content to watch as American inexorably slipped toward mediocrity.

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How gentrification enforces the myth of Black inferiority

Across the United States, neighborhoods that were once historically Black are experiencing an influx of white residents.

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Local postal union, residents fight against potential post office sell-off

They tried and failed in Chelsea, but the United States Postal Service wants to sell off a post office building in Harlem and residents aren’t happy.

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Hector Figueroa: Trump’s immigration demands are ‘devil’s bargain’

Sunday, President Donald Trump released a 70-point list of immigration demands that have drawn the ire of Democratic politicians and one labor leader.

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Hip-hop honoring itself at BET Awards

got bars! Even have a moniker: Lil’ Ole Yungun. By this time next year, I would’ve walked the red carpet as the new hottest thing in hip-hop and secured a few trophies honoring my achievements.

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Nigerian Independence Day celebration in NYC 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, people came from all over the nation to celebrate the 57th anniversary of  Nigeria’s Independence Day (Oct. 1, 1960).

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Sisters walk to end domestic violence in East New York and abroad

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn walked through East New York, Brooklyn, for their Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence.

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Cosmopolitan Review: October 12 - October 18

So far so good, as October is now in full swing. Although I haven’t smelled fall in the air yet, I do expect the leaves to turn from green to orange, red and yellow.

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