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Patricia Gatling says she is first choice for Brooklyn DA

Not only is Patricia L. Gatling the former deputy secretary for Civil Rights for New York State, and the former commissioner and chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, but she is also a lawyer from the Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP firm.

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NNPA EXCLUSIVE: We must have a new Poor People's Campaign and moral revival

Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits last week to name Donald Trump America’s “First White president.”

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Here’s how you can help Hurricane Irma victims

Millions across a string of islands, Florida and Georgia need help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Don't forget about us: Irma's desperate Caribbean survivors

Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake before moving on to Florida.

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Your guide to the New York primary races

The polls open citywide Tuesday for primary election voting. The mayorship, Brooklyn District Attorney's spot, Public Advocate's position and all 51 seats on the City Council are up for grabs.

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Black lives mattered on 9/11

"It was no surprise when the 12 Black firefighters who died that day didn’t seem to get the same recognition as the white firefighters who also gave their lives."

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A Black man's emotional recovery from 9/11

Frederick Myers plans to spend this September 11 in solitude.

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16 years after 9/11: The state of the terrorist threat

Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, there is a fair amount of good news about the state of the battle against jihadist terrorists: The United States has not suffered a successful attack by a foreign terrorist organization since al Qaeda's horrific attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

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Clinton: Trump's inauguration speech was 'a cry from the white nationalist gut'

Hillary Clinton said being at President Donald Trump's inauguration was "like an out-of-body experience" and that his speech was a "cry from the white nationalist gut."

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Hurricane Irma makes landfall over the Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma bludgeoned Florida on Sunday morning, snapping trees like matchsticks and knocking out power to more than 1 million people

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LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Irma

Check out the latest weather conditions in Florida and track Hurricane Irma.

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The first New Yorkers go to college tuition-free

Florence Yu can't believe her luck. She's starting college the same year New York made tuition free for middle-class students like her.

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NBA encourages players to engage on social issues

The NBA is encouraging its players to be socially conscious.

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To understand Black America's anger, watch the video

Cobb County Lt. Greg Abbott of Georgia will no longer be a police officer after a long career because he told a white motorist during a traffic stop, "you're not black.

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'Crown Heights' actors on the pain of injustice

Colin Warner hopes that when audiences see "Crown Heights" it infuriates them.

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Hurricane Irma marches toward Florida after hitting Cuba

Hurricane Irma battered northern Cuba then made a turn for Florida, where it's expected to hammer the state with whistling winds, heavy rain and surging waves.

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Irma pounds Turks and Caicos, threatens Miami

Conditions in the Turks and Caicos deteriorated Thursday as deadly and massive Hurricane Irma moved in on the islands -- and continued tracking toward South Florida where it could slam Miami this weekend.

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The 128 US Open men qualifiers are down to eight: the Semifinals

The Men’s Semifinals of the U.S. Open begins tomorrow, Friday, with the winners from four of the Opens featured in matches this week: Rafael Nadal versus Andrey Rublev, Roger Federer versus J. Del Potro, Sam Query versus Kevin Anderson and Pablo Carreno Busta versus Diego Schwartzman.

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American women are a force at the US Open

Even in the absence of Serena Williams, the greatest women’s tennis player of all time—who less than a week ago gave birth to a baby girl—American women have been a force at this year’s U.S. Open. Most notably Black women.

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If you can put politics and social issues aside, it’s time for some football

For football fans, tonight (Thursday) begins the official start of the new NFL season, and like the last few, it’s co-opted by controversy, as well as a few concerns regarding the weather. 

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