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Olanike Alabi enjoying her campaign for district leader

On Labor Day, Olanike Alabi proudly joined a million or so partying people at the Annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.

Three casino close in Atlantic City

The most remarkable and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out this week when city said goodbye to three casinos.

Bratton ‘strongly supports’ NYPD body cameras

In the wake of recurring allegations of police brutality, racial profiling and excessive use of force, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he’s “actively looking” to launch a program that mandates body cameras for NYPD officers.

Black man’s death in NYPD custody ruled homicide

On July 13, four days before Eric Garner was killed in a chokehold by a NYPD officer, Ronald Singleton, 45, was killed when officers physically restrained him. Last week, the city’s medical examiner ruled that Singleton’s death was a homicide.

Run/Walk for a cure for breast cancer

A sea of bright pink takes over Central Park at least once a year as breast cancer survivors and the band of family and supporters take part in the “Race for the Cure.”

Bronx cheers! NYC officials respond to Texas senator’s slur

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tries to take a bite out of the Big Apple while addressing immigration policy.

Public memorial service for Ruby Dee set for Sept. 20

A public memorial service for late actress Ruby Dee is being held on Sept. 20 at The Riverside Church.

Amsterdam News Internships are Open

The Amsterdam News is currently looking for fall interns.

47th Annual West Indian Day Parade takes place in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway gives way to the 47th Annual West Indian Day Parade.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.