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Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

Mayor Baraka meets with ex-offenders and gang members to address violence

In July, newly elected Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka introduced his “100 Day Plan.”

Farrakhan alleges US government created Ebola for population control

In a recent issue of Final Call, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan charged that U.S. scientists are concocting deadly diseases, with the primary purpose to “depopulate the world of Black people.”

Midterm misery ahead?

Midterm elections have always been a headache for the White House incumbent, and the upcoming one may be even more troublesome for the Democrats, with Barack President Obama practically unwelcomed by so many candidates.

Mayor shifts police personnel to combat crime

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka asked the New Jersey Civil Service Commission for permission to demote six of its eight deputy chiefs in an effort to put 70 percent of the police force on neighborhood streets.

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 ...

Protecting customers’ civil rights

When stores open their doors to customers, they are inviting all members of the public to come in and spend their hard-earned money.

State lawmakers urge Cuomo to appoint special prosecutor in Garner’s death

Thirty-two days after Eric Garner died by an apparent and prohibited chokehold from NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, 14 New York state lawmakers have expressed their frustrations in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo over what they called a “gross and ...

Obama under par?

Was it wise for President Obama to continue his vacation with issues going on in Syria

Multiple unions and officials endorse Rubain Dorancy for state Senate

New York State senatorial candidate Rubain Dorancy achieved a significant victory last week when he received endorsements from multiple unions and elected officials.

Hillary hits Obama

President Barack Obama has apparently withstood a proposed GOP lawsuit, but now there’s a problem much closer to home, a critic in his own ranks—Hillary Clinton.

Schumer requests federal funds to expand security at Boulevard Houses

The tragic stabbing death of Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and the stabbing of his friend, Mikayla Capers, 7, last June at the New York City Housing Authority’s Boulevard Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, underscore the reason why protection and ...

Obama gives France $10 million to fight terror in Africa

Incensed by the news that President Barack Obama gave $10 million to France to fight terrorism in three of its former African colonies, Minister Menelik Harris, of the Atlanta-based World African Diaspora Union, sent out an email message demanding that ...

Blake fights residency status, receives endorsement of progressive-minded coalition

Michael Blake, a candidate for New York’s 79th Assembly District seat, was stuck in a battle with other candidates in court to prove his residency.

Mayor de Blasio signs ‘Avonte’s Law’

Sometimes, it takes a tragedy for something to get done.

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