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Blizzard hits NYC

A blizzard hits the city impacting travel, closing schools and bringing widespread snow.

Snow shovlers needed for storm aftermath

In the aftermath of what is being called an historic blizzard approaching the city, snow removal is going to be needed to clean up.

NY attorney general settles agreement with bank in fight to end discrimination

Prompted by concerns of New York banks not lending to minority groups after the mortgage and financial crisis in 2008, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau launched an investigation into the claims.

Poll reveals New Yorkers disapprove of NYPD’s disrespect of mayor

A recent on-line poll revealed that an overwhelming number of New Yorkers disagree with the NYPD’s disrespectful actions toward Mayor Bill de Blasio during memorial services for two of their fallen comrades last month.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The apostle of peace

While many did not agree with the peaceful preacher’s passive approach to solving race problems in the land of the free, some admired Dr. Kings's courageous stance against oppressors.

Celebrating the life of Sister Samiya Hameeda Abdullah, aka Goldii

Relatives, friends, extended family members and supporters from the Islamic community gathered at the City of Brotherly Love’s Kingsessing Recreation Center to acknowledge the 37th anniversary of the physical birth of Sister Samiya Hameed Abdullah, aka Goldii.

Sleep your way to wellness

Everything you need to know about Sleep Apnea, from what it is and what causes it, and how you can treat it.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

Recents studies have shown that foods rich in an antioxidant known as a flavonoid, such as cocoa, red wine, and green vegetables, can be healthy for our hearts.

Peace Corp director, staff honor Dr. King’s birthday with day of service

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Peace Corp Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and staff members visited children at Barbara Chambers Children’s Center in northwest D.C. Jan. 16.

Trinidad reeling under lower oil prices

Trinidad, the bloc’s largest producer of oil and recently a major supplier of gas for Eastern Seaboard states in the U.S., is being forced to significantly cut back on spending as international prices plunge, leaving the oil- and gas-dependent nation ...

Blue on Black violence is rampant and goes unpunished

After the killing of the NYPD officers in Bed-Stuy, police supporters and the media are portraying police as the targets of "cop killers", while the number of Black and Brown men, women, and children killed at the hands of police ...

Jasmine Britt’s music of life

A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., music teacher Jasmine Britt is tooting her own horn when it comes to contributing her talent to educating the world.

Josephine Baker, the ‘Bronze Venus’

The recent death of Jean-Claude Baker, while a sad occasion, is an opportunity to renew our acquaintance with his “mother,” Josephine Baker, famously known as the "Bronze Venus".

1199/Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center hosts 19th annual political prisoners’ family dinner

Last Saturday was a powerful, moving night for the people as the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee hosted its 19th annual tribute to Black freedom fighters and their families.

Protecting the protectors is critical to our safety

It is evident that we must take steps to increase the safety of our police officers as well as repair the broken relationship with the constituents they serve.

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