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NYC African leaders, clergy support Eric Adams for mayor

A group of prominent city African leaders and clergy backed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor, citing what they said was his ability to lead New York back from a recession and the health and public safety crises that have disproportionately impacted communities of color.

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Bedford Union Armory being renamed after late Congressman Major Owens

The Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is being named after former Congressman Major Robert Owens, who represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for nearly 25 years.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline taking appointments for Harlem and Bronx residents

The Northern Manhattan, Harlem and South Bronx Community COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline is now open for appointments at the Washington Heights Armory for individuals who live in eligible zip codes and are age 65 and over.

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Proposed bill would expunge conviction records statewide

The Clean Slate NY campaign recently announced new legislation that would expunge conviction records for 2.3 million New Yorkers.

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James warns investors about ‘extreme risk’ when investing in cryptocurrency

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued two alerts in response to the “extreme risk” posed to New Yorkers investing in virtual or “crypto” currencies. James first issued an investor alert urging “extreme caution when investing in virtual currencies.”

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Rally held in Harlem for Amazon workers

In support of Amazon workers in Alabama, the December 12th Movement held a rally at Harlem’s Whole Foods on 125th Street on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

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NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Steps Down

Chancellor Richard Carranza Steps Down

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Former UPS driver gives Morgan State University $20 million

Morgan State University today announced receipt of a $20 million commitment from alumnus and philanthropist Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, increasing an endowed scholarship fund previously established in the Tylers’ name.

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Queens officials announce over 20,000 jobs for JFK airport construction

This week, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced key elements of the foundation for the new JFK Airport construction projects that will drive a recovery by creating over 20,000 jobs, investing $10 to $15 billion in new infrastructure and boosting tourism to New York City.

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Crain’s New York Business names Keith L.T. Wright one of its top Black leaders & executives

Crain’s New York Business recently released its list of New York’s most “Notable Black Leaders and Executives” and among them is chair of the New York County Democratic Committee former State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wrigh

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