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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino supports marksmanship training in public schools

Rob Astorino supports getting "guns back in school."

Families affected by recent fire in Hamilton Heights get help

Families who lost everything during a recent fire in Hamilton Heights get assistance.

Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia.

Fast-food worker movement makes waves in California

With the fast-food worker labor movement in full force nationally, every victory for the organizers can be considered a major one. Last week was no different.

Espaillat receives endorsement of UFT and DiNapoli

New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is back on the campaign trail for re-election and has gathered significant endorsements along the way.

Aging healthy in Harlem

The Second Annual Senior Citizen Health/Vanity Day, a free community festival with fun, food and facts for seniors, was held on the Harlem State Office Building outdoor plaza.

Introducing NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.

Radio 103.9 appoints renowned civil rights activist as community affairs director

Cumulus announced that nationally renowned civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory has been appointed community affairs director for New York City’s newest R&B station, Radio 103.9, “New York’s Best Mix of R&B.”

Cameroon Soccer Star Felled By Stones Hurled In Stadium—was it race?

Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend.

Tanya Fields calls on women to improve the environment

Tanya Fields has not slowed down since creating her nonprofit group the BLK Projek in 2009. Her “projek” provides women of color living in disadvantaged areas of New York City with access to local food and entrepreneurial and career activities.

Ebola could sink Africa rising dreams

An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched this weekend by the U.N. children’s fund, known as Unicef.

City Council passes bill to track and limit the use of solitary confinement at Rikers Island

It was after visiting solitary confinement cells at Rikers Island and being greeted by “very small cells with graffitied walls, the smelling of urine, rusted beds with mattresses with mildew on them and a very small window letting in just ...

We will never forget Yusef Hawkins

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Yusef Hawkins’ death. The racially polarizing incident set the city ablaze with racial tensions and tarnished a Bensonhurst community.

El Barrio” Street changed to Young Lords Way

The corner of E. 111th St. and Lexington Ave. was changed Saturday to Young Lords Way, honoring the Puerto Rican group that fought for social justice in the sixties.

Bill Greaves, noted documentarian and Harlem native, dies at 87

A native of Harlem and a prolific filmmaker, William Greaves, once remarked that he thought he would be a hurricane in documenting Black history and culture but settled for the fact that he was “only a single rain drop.”

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