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Muslim cleric and aide assassinated

Last Saturday afternoon, Imam Alauddin Akonjee and his aide, Thara Miah, had just finished worship at Al-Furqan Jame Mosque in Queens when they were shot in the back of the head and killed.

Millions March NYC occupies City Hall Park

On Aug. 1, just one day before NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his surprise resignation, the Millions March NYC organization came out to occupy City Hall Park.

Protest commemorates one year since death of Sandra Bland

A protest is taking place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 13 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who suspiciously died while in jail in Texas in 2015.

NYCHA: Harlem developments not being sold and demolished

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.

Thousands in NYC protest fatal police shootings; at least 40 arrested

At least 40 were arrested in Times Square Thursday while protesting the police-related shootings of two black men this week, police said.

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.

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