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Howard Robertson: Retired Rikers warden starts anti-violence program

Imagine having your father murdered during a mugging when you are only 9 years old, then, later, three of your older siblings die from drug usage, and your mother is murdered by her boyfriend while you are away at college?

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Brooklyn BP calling on teens to join community boards

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined educators, community leaders and advocates urging teenagers to take advantage of a new state law that now allows them to become members of the city’s community boards.

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Brooklyn College celebrates Shirley Chisholm Day

Shirley Chisholm Day is being celebrated with an event at Brooklyn College Nov. 20 at 11 a.m.

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Chris Owens Foundation hosts 'Know Your Rights' forum

In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.

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Mayor de Blasio opposes bill to make chokehold illegal

A day before Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman introduced a package of bills that would criminalize the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not support such move, because there are some “extreme situations” in which an officer may be justified in using the maneuver.

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Rage against Rachel

Given the withering attacks from the media and the NYPD that have formed a cascade of allegations of wrongdoing, it was only a matter of time before Rachel Noerdlinger would have to relinquish her position as chief of staff for the city’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, some of her supporters said.

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Nation awaits Ferguson verdict

All eyes are on Ferguson, Mo., again as a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown.

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many.

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Activists respond to Ferguson Commission

In a teleconference call Wednesday, several community activists and reporters discussed the impending verdict of the grand jury on the death of Michael Brown and whether police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed him in August, will be indicted.

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VIDEO: Rev. Al Sharpton press conference on pending grand jury decisions of various police brutality cases

The Rev. Al Shaprton outlines the National Action Network's plan of action pending the outcome of grand jury decisions on various police brutality cases.

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Taking a Stand Against Catcalling!

Q&A with Caroline Tompkins

Caroline Tompkins, a 22-year old photographer hailing from Ohio, is the challenging catcalling norm with her weapon of choice, her camera.

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A HIT comes to Harlem

Mark Blackman and Eleanor Luken might just bring a HIT to Harlem. The duo needs their fellow Harlemites to donate $30,000 towards setting up the Harlem Independent Theater (HIT).

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Paris Blues at 45

The neighborhood bar in Harlem has become little more than a memory only cherished by the community’s elders.

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Mosley’s ‘Lift’ expands beyond walls

Ironically, the setting of Walter Mosley’s tragedy, “Lift,” is within the confines of an elevator.

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Nicki Minaj lands 56th hit on R&B/ hip-hop top 100

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, who graces the current cover of Billboard magazine, is experiencing unprecedented success in her skyrocketing music career.

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A conversation with legendary director Michael Schultz

“If I make a reputation as a director in theater, someone will offer me a movie,” he recalled.

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DOC NYC returns for fifth edition

DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, starts this week, running Nov. 13 to 20.

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‘President’ Alfre Woodard returns to TV

Fans of actress Alfre Woodard should prepare to be delighted come Nov. 17.

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Homegoing details for Jonathan Hicks

A wake will be held for the late Jonathan Hicks Friday, Nov. 14, at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd. in Brooklyn.

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The Rev. Marilyn Ava Jolley ordained into the gospel ministry

Sunday, Nov. 2, there was a great celebration at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights as Minister Marilyn Ava Jolley was ordained into the gospel ministry by the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman Sr.

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