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FLOOD SEASON IN GHANA, FATALITIES MOUNT

Residents of a suburb of Accra are blaming government for failing to take action and prevent flooding fatalities, which are again mounting one year after heavy rains and a gas station explosion took more than 150 lives.

Exonerated Michigan man leaves prison

Davontae Sanford spent more than eight years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He knew he was innocent, and his lawyers say that police should have, too.

Crown Heights Jewish Community Council offering free air conditioners

Free air conditioners are available to Brooklyn residents with medical conditions.

Freeze your rent

Calling all New York City senior citizens—your rent does not have to go up.

No unrest after latest Freddie Gray verdict

According to J.C. Faulk, a Baltimore activist and founder of An End to Ignorance, a group that combats systemic racism, the neighborhoods were “eerily quiet.”

U.S. Supreme Court voids death sentence of Black Georgia man

In a 7-1 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia citing race discrimination in the jury selection.

City forces landlords to repair buildings with cluster homeless units

Seven buildings used as homeless shelters with a combined total of 726 building code violations are being forced by the city to clean things up.

Report: State's 'eviction bonus' largest contributor to rent increases on stabilized apartments

According to a report by the Community Service Society, New York State’s “eviction bonus” is responsible for nearly 50 percent of the citywide total increase in stabilized rents above inflation.

Charges against postal worker dismissed in police misconduct case

Brooklyn District Ken Thompson dismisses charges against a letter carrier whose U.S. Postal Service vehicle was left unattended following his arrest.

Ex-North Charleston officer indicted on federal charges in Walter Scott death

A grand jury Wednesday indicted former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on federal charges in last year's shooting death of Walter Scott.

City considers reducing rents for 1M families; why tenants and landlords have doubts

After setting an historic record last year by not raising rents on the city's 1.03 million rent-regulated apartments, the Rent Guidelines Board now considers making local history again by actually reducing rents for the first time ever.

Jail Ain’t No Good Walkathon stirs community

Early in the afternoon Saturday, April 24, men, women and children began a march down Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, chanting and singing the phrase “Jail ain’t no good!” accompanied by a small police escort.

Mom of slain teen rallies at Gracie Mansion

Four years after her unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom for allegedly having a gun, Constance Malcolm took her fight for justice to Gracie Mansion Sunday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire the ...

Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of ...

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