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Sharpton hosts education summit

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted its Education Summit 2014 at New York University this week, sparking the conversation on the education gap in America.

De Blasio to raise living wage

The cheers of thousands of minimum wage workers could be heard as Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act.

NAN hosts Town Hall on Domestic Violence

The National Action Network will hosts a town hall discussion on the topic of domestic violence.

Rangel’s letter: More minority inclusion in LaGuardia project

In a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation, Rep. Charles Rangel discussed why more minorities need to be included in the LaGuardia Central Terminal Project.

PHOTO GALLERY: 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic

The Black college experience comes to the city as the Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University MSU) football teams play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. at the 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic.

Students walk out of Newark schools

More than 200 Newark high school students left class last week and marched to Military Park in downtown Newark.

Victims of police violence share their stories at public forum in Newark

Public records document 418 incidents of police misconduct over two and a half years in Newark.

Ambassador Johnson-Cook launches ProVoice/ProVoz Movement in Harlem

After serving under two U.S. presidents and accomplishing much in her career, Ambassador Suzanne Johnson-Cook came off her sabbatical in October 2013 with a vision for the ProVoice/ProVoz Movement.

Brooklyn borough president discusses importance of emergency preparedness

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a forum on Sept. 17 to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness during a natural or man-made disaster.

Expert pathologist: Eric Garner died in police chokehold

An expert forensic pathologist hired by the attorneys representing the family of Eric Garner, whose death was ruled a homicide after an apparent police chokehold that Police Commissioner William Bratton said is prohibited, concurs with the city’s medical examiner’s autopsy ...

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Native Harlemite

After getting shot up in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur joined the ancestors six days later, Sept. 13, at 4:03 p.m. On the 18th anniversary of his transition, local activists reflected on ...

Sharonnie Perry: True New Yorker, champion for Interfaith Hospital, community and spirit

Brooklyn’s own Sharonnie Perry is a long-time community activist, an efficacious leader and a staple in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. She is a charismatic organizer who is capable of galvanizing some of the most politically influential leaders to effect positive ...

Metro Briefs 9/25 - 10/1

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Black female firefighter promoted to FDNY lieutenants

Last week at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, alongside 55 other FDNY members, Tracey Lewis became the second Black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in the department’s history.

U.S. Census: In New York, poverty still a problem

A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that poverty is still a major problem in the tristate area.