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Faster alone, farther together: Individuals, families and economic resilience

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s recent speech at a conference on income inequality sponsored by Credit Suisse ruffled a lot of feathers, on both the right and the left of the political spectrum.

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Protestors demand answers in shooting of Kashad Ashford

This past weekend, the People’s Organization for Progress organized a march and rally demanding answers in the death of Kashad Ashford, a 23-year-old Newark man killed by police in September.

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Anxieties run high as Ferguson residents await grand jury decision

Missouri and the country at large are waiting anxiously for a grand jury decision that will decide the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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Tony Clomax: Filmmaker flying high with his ‘Broken Angels’

Saturday, Nov. 8 was the second annual Urban Action Showcase and Expo. Many came to see the 30th anniversary of the showing of “The Last Dragon,” featuring the urban star Taimak Guarriello as Bruce Leeroy.

Obama defends executive power on immigration

If President Barack Obama goes ahead with his plan on immigration reform, then one “I” may trigger the other “I”: impeachment.

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Community Affairs Calendar 11/13 - 11/19

Check out Imhotep Gary Byrd's Guide to Black Events.

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Our Kysha Harris gives a recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving Day turkey.

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The wonder and beauty of Monterey, California

Located along California’s beautiful Central Coast region just 120 miles south of San Francisco, 70 miles south of San Jose and 345 miles north of Los Angeles, Monterey is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations, playing host to just over 8 million annual visitors from across the U.S. and abroad.

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McDonald’s workers’ fight an increased minimum wage goes overseas

The local has gone global, as McDonald’s workers from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles traveled to eight countries on three continents beginning this week to try and enlist fast-food workers, unions and elected officials in support of higher pay and the right to organize.

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Police union denied appeal on stop-and-frisk case

Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.

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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund hold 28th annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund held its 28th annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner last Thursday night.

Determined to Educate gala honors community leaders

The sixth annual Determined to Educate Gala kicked off early November with a room full of spirited, well-dressed revelers in Manhattan.

Cosmopolitan Review 11/13 - 11/19

I don’t know about you, but I am still reeling over Halloween.

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NAN hosts 'From Sean Bell to Eric Garner'

The National Action Network is hosting the forum, “From Sean Bell to Eric Garner,” Tuesday Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., at Mount Sinai United Church of Christ, located at 16 Pike Street on Staten Island.

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NYUL hosts Black college fair

The New York Urban League hosted its 28th Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday at Riverbank State Park.

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Mayor unveils new plan for schools, responses vary

With much fanfare last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan to fix 94 of the city’s lowest performing public schools.

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Expulsion of ANC's union partner creates uproar

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, or Numsa, a major partner of the African National Congress with more than 350,000 members, was expelled in a late-night session of members of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, also known as Cosatu, the labor federation of the ANC.

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Doping shadow falls on popular Kenyan running star

A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in the Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster.

Suicide bomber dressed as student kills 48 at all-boys public school

As Americans honored their veterans in a national day of parades and ceremony, Nigerians were grieving over a war with terrorists, who are now slaughtering children with suicide bombs.

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The Rev. Myles Munroe dies in horrific plane crash

A jet plane carrying the Rev. Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, killing everyone on board.

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