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Harlem community collectively brings Black Lives Matter mural to life

Manhattan’s site for the Black Lives Matter mural was organized by Harlem Park to Park, featuring work of Harlem artists and community organizations.

July 4, 2020: A day of Black self-determination

On July 4th, the People’s Republic of Brooklyn rocked as the December 12th Movement led the community in a people’s street renaming.

Newark’s Summer Youth Employment program gets creative

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Newark’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program launched this week.

Bearing witness to the stories of others

Dr. Adjoa Osei traveled an unconventional path to her current profession as a licensed clinical psychologist.

NYC invests $157 million to provide high-speed internet for low-income communities

About $157 million has been invested to provide high-speed internet access to low-income communities in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

Shootings in NYC spiked over 130% last month compared to June 2019, police say

Gun violence in New York City surged by more than 130% last month compared to June 2019, police said on Monday.

‘Central Park Karen’ prosecuted by Manhattan D.A. for making false 911 report

A woman involved in a racist incident in Central Park in May is being charged with falsely reporting the incident, the Manhattan district attorney said on Monday.

Police looking for shooters in nearly 30 Fourth of July weekend incidents

There were nearly 30 shootings between the 4th of July and 3 p.m. Sunday, injuring more than 40 people, according to the NYPD.

New York City enters Phase 3 reopening

New York City will enter Phase 3 of reopening on Monday, but New Yorkers will have to wait a little longer for indoor dining.

Reparations rally taking place at African Burial Ground

Assemblyman Charles Barron and City Council Member Inez Barron are hosting a reparations rally and press conference at the African Burial Ground (290 Broadway at Duane Street) at 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 12.

Franklin Ave. and President St. subway stations in Brooklyn renamed in honor of Medgar Evers College

The Franklin Ave. and President St. Stations in Brooklyn are being formally renamed after Medgar Evers College.

From public school to Ivy League: How Dr. Dabel stayed true to her passion

Dr. Vanessa Dabel has worked as a staff psychologist and outreach coordinator at Barnard College for almost two years.

MTA to start collecting bus fares again in August

The MTA will be reopening their fare boxes on buses again in August.

Board of Corrections and city announce working group to solitary confinement

New York City jails have been ordered to stop the use of punitive segregation for people with underlying medical conditions, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Board of Correction Chair Jennifer Jones Austin announced Monday.

Protesters march to help Black-owned businesses

Black-owned businesses across New York City have been suffering through a trifecta of pain.

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