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47th Annual West Indian Day Parade takes place in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway gives way to the 47th Annual West Indian Day Parade.

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Families affected by recent fire in Hamilton Heights get help

Families who lost everything during a recent fire in Hamilton Heights get assistance.

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Breakthrough hosts sold-out crowd for Dudes Against Violence Against Women

Breakthrough hosts a comedy show to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women and girls

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Brooklyn street co-named after local soldier killed in Afghanistan

East 51st Street between Beverly Road and Clarendon Road is now named "Private First Class Errol Milliard Way," after 18-year-old Errol "Elijah" Milliard who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

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Michael Brown shooting: What's next?

Now that Michael Brown is laid to rest, the community of Ferguson, Mo. and the nation are looking at the next steps to repair what many continue to call a failed system when it comes to policing.

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Michael Brown laid to rest in Ferguson

Funeral services for Michael Brown held in Ferguson, Mo.

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Sonia Sanchez birthday celebration to take place in Brooklyn

Sonia Sanchaz is celebrating her 80th birthday with an event at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn.

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Eric Garner: Grand jury to look into case

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announces that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed in the death of Eric Garner

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Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou Joins the Ancestors

The celebrated author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at 86.

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Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

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Explosion in East Harlem at 117 Street

One, possibly two buildings, at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave., collapsed due to the explosion.

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Former human rights activist, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba joins the ancestors

Jackson, Miss., Mayor, prominent attorney and former human rights activist, Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday.

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DNA confirms human remains belong to missing, Black teen Avonte Oquendo

Body parts found in Queens belong to Avonte Oquendo

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Amiri Baraka passes at age 79

Famed writer Amiri Baraka passes away in New Jersey at age 79

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Art exhibit urges strangers to touch Black hair

Would you allow complete strangers to touch your hair? One group of Black women actually...

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Boston Locked Down

Boston remains on lockdown, as the FBI - along with local law enforcers search for...

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Explosion at Boston Marathon kills 3

Reports indicate that two explosions occurred at 2:45 p.m. at the Boston Marathon on Monday...

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Fleet Week 2012: Honoring our heroes

Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a...

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Demonstrators push for passage of Community Safety Act

Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall Thursday to support the city council's Community Safety...

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Amateur Night at the Apollo begins 79th season

The Apollo Theater kicked off the 79th season of its legendary Amateur Night. Along with...

Thanksgiving celebrated around the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving is being felt across the city as people come together to...

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Daughter of jazz saxophonist among those dead in Conn. school massacre

As the identities of the victims from Friday's school massacre are discovered, reports indicate that...

Gunman opens fire at Conn. elementary school killing 20 children

The nation remains in shock and dismay after a gunman reportedly entered an elementary school...

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Helping children cope with the Sandy Hook School tragedy

In aftermath of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in the...

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Controversial MLK inscription set to be removed, not replaced

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," reads one inscription on the...

NYCHA announces that all buildings effected by Sandy have restored power

On Wednesday in the New York City Housing Authority announced in its storm progress report...

New York Urban League Football Classic canceled

Officials from the New York Urban League (NYUL) announced this week that the local affiliate's...

Hurricane Sandy volunteer opportunities, relief centers

Brooklyn Shelters: NYC Technical College, 300 Jay StreetPark Slope Armory, 361 15th StreetJ.H.S. 57, 125...

Hurricane Sandy: The road to recovery

As the city continues to recover from the devastation left behind from Hurricane Sandy, the...

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National Action Network donating supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) are donating supplies to the NYPD...

Fuel issues getting better during hurricane aftermath

The race to get gas in the city during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is...

Amsterdam News to publish in coming days

Due to Hurricane Sandy, this week's edition of the New York Amsterdam News has been...

ConEd distributing wet and dry ice to customers

Con Edison is distributing ice at six locations throughout the city to customers who are...

Closures due to Hurricane Sandy

The following is a list of closures due to Hurricane Sandy: Schools/Colleges New York City...

Gov. Cuomo: Limited subway service to begin Thursday

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning Thursday morning, there will be limited subway service on...

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Black journalists honor media legend Sue Simmons

New York City media legend Sue Simmons was recently honored for her career as anchor...

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Sylvia Woods: A Queen laid to rest

The life of the late Sylvia Woods was celebrated at a funeral service held in...

Actor Sherman Hemsley dies at 74

Reports indicate that Black actor Sherman Hemsly has died. Best known for his roles as...

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Community bids final farewell to Gil Noble

Hundreds of mourners filled the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Friday morning for the...

Fatal police shooting of unarmed Black teen sparks outrage

Residents and family members are outraged and asking questions about the fatal police shooting of...

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Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

New Yorkers are rejoicing as the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI beating the...

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Fans boogie in Times Square in memory of Don Cornelius

The spirit of Don Cornelius was felt in Midtown on Saturday as fans in the...