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Stacey Abrams acknowledges Brian Kemp win in Georgia governor’s race

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can’t win the Georgia governor’s race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp.

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Non-stop holiday music begins on 106.7 Lite FM

Just in time to get you into the holiday spirit, WLTW 106.7 Lite FM switches to its annual all-holiday music format.

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Winter storm warning issued for much of tri-state area as forecast worsens

Parts of the tri-state will see significant snowfall Thursday, bringing the area its first taste of winter five weeks before the season officially begins.

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Hot 97 hosts NYCHA town hall in the Bronx

Hot 97 Street Soldiers hosted a NYCHA town hall community meeting in the Bronx.

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Harlem Holiday Parade of Lights to illuminate 125th Street

The 125th Street Business Improvement District hosted its annual Harlem Holiday Lights Event Nov. 19th, on 125th street between Fifth and 12th avenues, commemorating its 25th year.

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State Sen. Brian Benjamin, Yandy Smith hosts turkey giveaway with Whole Foods Market

Harlem State Sen. Brian Benjamin, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, hosted his second annual Turkey Giveaway to help feed families this November.

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Heating problems plague NYCHA as temperatures dip

As temperatures fall to below freezing at night in the city, residents in NYCHA are already battling with heating issues.

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Harlem man claims Powerball lottery prize

Harlem resident and retried government worker Robert Bailey is America's newest millionaire.

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Marian Wright Edelman transitions from President of the Children's Defense Fund to President Emerita

Children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman is transitioning from President of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) into the new role of President Emerita in the Office of the Founder.

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Several inches of snow possible in NYC this week, forecasts show

Winter is more than a month away, but New York City could see several inches of snow this week, forecasts show.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks on Amazon HQ2

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka thanked Amazon for considering his city as for its second headquarters in a statement released Tuesday.

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Report: Bill Cosby selling paintings from his valuable art collection

Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, sold one “iconic painting” from the couple’s world-renowned art collection to serve as “collateral for a loan from an art finance firm."

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'Buy From a Black Woman Awareness Day' is Nov. 19

Buy From A Black Woman, Inc. (BFABW) has announced November 2018 as Buy From A Black Woman Awareness Month, celebrating and supporting black women business owners as a thriving, driving economic and social force.

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NYPD release sketch of suspect in alleged subway hate crime that left Brooklyn mom with collapsed lung

A Flatbush woman was punched and stabbed in a random subway attack that was driven by hate

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NAACP calls Mississippi candidate Hyde-Smith’s hanging comments 'sick'

The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recent statement on being invited to a public hanging.

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Giving back with grace and style

It was an afternoon that won’t soon be forgotten as the Ella Nixon Toy & Gift Drive (now in its fifth season) gave their first Ladies Who Lunch for Charity luncheon.

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New York Urban League hosts 32nd Annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 32nd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired by President Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor's race

Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots.

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Letitia James makes history as New York State's first Black Attorney General

New York will soon have its first Black Attorney General.

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GOP retains Senate control while Dems take the House

Republicans have retained Senate control for two more years, shattering Democrats’ dreams of an anti-Trump wave sweeping them into the majority.

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2018 Midterm Election Results

Here are the results for the 2018 Midterm Elections.

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Andrew Cuomo wins third term as New York governor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won his re-election campaign, beating Republican Marc Molinaro, among other candidates.

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Election Day Problems: Reports of broken scanners, long lines and late poll-site openings in tri-state area

Not even two hours since the polls opened in New York and New Jersey, voters are reporting issues at polling sites.

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Election Day 2018: What New York voters need to know

New Yorkers can officially begin heading to the polls. NY polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

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NYPD investigating string of hateful incidents against African-Americans

Just one week after the murders of 11 Jewish congregants in Pittsburg, multiple hateful attacks in New York have the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit working to solve them quickly.

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Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove dead at 49

NPR is reporting that renown jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died of a cardiac arrest at the tender age of 49.

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Ovation to feature local Bronx and Brooklyn artists as part of its Stand for the Arts Initiative

Ovation, America’s only arts network, has begun featuring local Bronx and Brooklyn artists in public service announcements on all its platforms as a continued commitment to support and highlight the arts community and diversity.

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Anti-Corruption Awards celebrated in NYC

The 2018 Anti-Corruption Awards celebrated the 30-year anniversary of Dr. Lenora Fulani’s groundbreaking 1988 independent presidential campaign in which she became the first woman and first African-American in U.S. history to get on the ballot in all 50 states.

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Determined To Educate, Inc. hosts 10th annual awards fundraiser gala

The Determined to Educate, Inc. 10th annual Awards Fundraising Gala was held Thursday at the Second Grand Ballroom.

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Local elected officials advocate denounce Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship

Tuesday, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca held a news conference to denounce what they believe is a disregard of our U.S. Constitution.

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Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948–October 27, 2018

Ntozake Shange, renowned and beloved poet, playwright, novelist, performance artist, essayist and educator, died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

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White L.I. teacher tells 8-year-old student 'All Black people have big noses'

Nassaun Jones, a fourth-grade student at West Middle Island Elementary School, said his art teacher recently made a racist remark to him in class.

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We Buy Black Convention Helps Black Consumers “Make The Switch”

Get ready to replace your weekly Target run with a more meaningful purchase.

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Interim Chair of NYCHA grilled about city’s privatization details at public hearing

Interim chair of NYCHA Stanley Brezenoff was in the hot seat again at a public hearing Tuesday.

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Trump looks to end birthright citizenship for some U.S.-born babies

President Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States.

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Playwright Ntozake Shange passes at 70

Reports indicate that Black playwright Ntozake Shange has died.

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Reports: At least 11 people killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday

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Stefanie Joshua’s documentary ‘Bushwick Homecomings: The Record’ debuts at 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival

“Bushwick Homecomings: The Record,” a feature-length documentary by filmmaker Stefanie Joshua, had its debut screening Sunday, Oct. 14, on the closing day of the 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival at the Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen, located in the Bushwick/East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. 

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Macy’s names Shawn Outler chief diversity officer

Recently Macy’s announced that Shawn Outler has been named EVP and chief diversity officer, effective Oct. 29, 2018. Outler was previously EVP, Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives.

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The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball tops a million in contributions for the second straight year

The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball and after-party was held Monday, Oct. 22, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, hosted by Fox 5’s very own, Lori Stokes, who shared the podium with her 9-year-old co-host Jayden Hairston, one of HSA’s outstanding student ambassadors.

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City Harvest helping feed the hungry for the holidays

With the holiday season quickly approaching, City Harvest is asking all New Yorkers to pitch in and help fellow city residents.

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Halrem's Riveton Square dedicates new community center to Mayor David Dinkins and wife

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and his wife Joyce return to their former home in Harlem of more than 25 years at Riverton Square for the dedication of a new community center bearing their names.

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First nationwide Black business crawl heading to NYC

Official Black Wall Street is making an even bigger effort to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season.

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Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship program awards up to $30K

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services

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Suspicious package forces evacuation of Columbus Circle buildings, including CNN newsroom

Multiple Manhattan buildings have been evacuated after police responded to a suspicious package in the area of Columbus Circle, CNN reports.

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‘Potential’ explosives sent to Obama, Clintons’ homes days after billionaire NY philanthropist is targeted

The United States Secret Service intercepted two potential explosive devices earlier this week that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and the Chappaque home where Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, live

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City Council Member Jumaane Williams and Assemblymember Michael Blake announce campaigns for Public Advocate

Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams and Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake announce their plans to run for Public Advocate.

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Emergency meeting held to address housing crisis in Brooklyn

How bad is the affordable housing crisis in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn?

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Family searches for answers after Army vet dies, father injured in Harlem double stabbing

The search continues for an attacker who stabbed an Army veteran to death and left the vet’s father in critical but stable condition inside of a Harlem building Friday night.

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