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Number of NYC shootings in 2020 surpasses 2019 total: NYPD

The number of shootings in New York City this year has now surpassed the total for all of 2019, according to the NYPD.

National Day for Reparations NYC

The December 12th Movement is organizing National Day for Reparations NYC set for Aug. 15 .

Council Member Adrienne Adams kicks off Census Push week

As part of a collective effort to get a complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census, Council Member Adrienne Adams kicked off Census Push week with a community rally.

Jessica Thomas’s mental health support and advocacy for inclusivity

Throughout her life, Jessica Thomas was seen as a person people could feel comfortable in sharing their feelings with

Summering in the City

Namaste-ing all along the Black Lives Mural on Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, the ladies and gents from Stacked Yoga brought their mats and bottled water to Sunday morning class on July 26

Uptick in NYC shootings persists; community advocate calls for stiffer penalties

As New York City continues to grapple with an increase in shooting incidents, one community advocate is calling for stiffer gun penalties.

Decades of NYPD disciplinary records published in online database

Investigative journalism website ProPublica released a new database that allows the public to search through disciplinary records of NYPD officers.

Funeral held in Brooklyn for 1-year-old shot in park

Funeral services are being held Monday for one-year-old shooting victim Davell Gardner.

Lawsuits filed against Trump over order on district drawing

A coalition of states, counties and cities and another of civil and immigrants’ rights groups has sued President Donald Trump over his executive order that would not include people in the U.S. illegally in how congressional districts are redrawn.

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized

Just like clockwork, several Black Lives Matter street murals across the city are being subjected to vandalism. Some of the suspects, however, might surprise many.

Amira Crawford: A story of resilience

Throughout her journey to becoming a licensed clinical social worker, Amira Crawford juggled parenting at a young age and her dad dealing with mental illness.

Harlem honors Congressman John Lewis

On Sunday July 19, 2020, Harlem held a community vigil honoring the late Congressman John Lewis, just hours after his passing.

NYC invests $22 million to restore, rebuild NYCHA community centers for NYC youth

Nearly $22 million will be invested to rebuild and restore NYCHA community centers to provide a positive and safe space for New York City’s youth.

NYC enters Phase 4 Monday, but with some modifications

New York City is expected to enter Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan Monday as the city continues to make progress in beating back the COVID-19 outbreak.

2020 Black August Virtual International Conference taking place Aug. 14-16

The 2020 Black August Virtual International Conference is set for Aug. 14 through 16. The theme for the event is “100 Years In The Whirlwind.”

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