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'Shop Black Week' campaign aims to boost support for Black-owned businesses

As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week.

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Woman books NYCHA apartment in Chelsea listed illegally on Airbnb

Boston resident Rachel Valerio thought her $90-a-night Airbnb apartment in New York City was a good deal until...

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The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ to get Congressional gold medals

Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian award in the US.

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Kamala Harris introduced a bill to keep schools open three more hours

US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the traditional workday to reduce the burden of childcare on working families.

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Atatiana Jefferson’s father dies less than a month after his daughter was killed by a police officer

Marquis A. Jefferson, the father of Atatiana Jefferson, died Saturday at the age 59.

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Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

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Harlem hosts fourth annual Heal the Land Prayer Walk Vigil

Harlem held its fourth annual Heal the Land Prayer Walk Vigil on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

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NYC Health + Hospitals urges continuity of federal funding for hospital preparedness

NYC Health + Hospitals recently marked the five year anniversary of the treatment and recovery of NYC’s only confirmed Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, and urged federal officials to continue funding for hospital preparedness around Ebola and other special pathogens.

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African American named city’s Corporation Counsel

James Johnson is named the new Corporation Counsel of New York City. He began his role Monday, Nov. 4, replacing Zachary Carter.

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The Small Business Bootcamp for Women celebrates its 8th anniversary

The Network for Women in Business recently announced the 8th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women taking place Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY.

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Rotary Club for Harlem packages food for local pantries and the Bahamas

The Rotary Club of Harlem hosted its third annual “Food for the Soul” food packaging event uptown.

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Artist Genesis Tramaine unveils latest work at BK gallery

Coming straight off the heels of her global debut at Paris Almine Rech Gallery, artist Genesis Tramaine returns home to Brooklyn, with new work entitled “Hebrew Boys: Portals of Faith.”

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Book launch and fundraiser in historic Harlem townhouse Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-6 p.m., a book launch and fundraiser will be held for “Toni’s Room: A Poetic Journey to Restoration,”

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Jumaane Williams declares victory in public advocate race

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams declared victory in the election Tuesday night.

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Here’s the election news you need to know before you head to the polls to vote

People in New York and New Jersey are headed to the polls Tuesday. There will be five questions on the ballot in New York City.

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White nationalists seen filming at Emmett Till memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till.

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NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill to step down: sources

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill is expected to announce Monday that he’s leaving the force, police and City Hall sources tell PIX11 News.

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Former Georgia cop sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a naked, unarmed Black veteran

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked Black man in 2015.

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Beto O’Rourke ends presidential campaign

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid.

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A Joyful Launch Party for ‘Following In Her Father’s Footsteps’

The “Live with Kelly and Ryan” studio was packed with celebrants last Thursday at a reception for the launch of “Following in Her Father’s Footsteps,” a beautifully illustrated book for 8-12 year-olds.

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HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem

The Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle partnered last weekend for an HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem.

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Medgar Evers College opens 50th anniversary with lecture on legacy of slavery on health & medicine

As part of a series of programs to celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers College, the academic schools of the college hosted on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, a special lecture featuring the acclaimed journalist Linda Villarosa, who is the director of Journalism at City College of New York and an assistant professor of Media Communication Arts.

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Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond president of the New York Theological Seminary

The Trustees of the New York Theological Seminary hosted the inauguration of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond at Riverside Church.

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Sen. Brian Benjamin announces rainy day fund

Harlem State Sen. Brian Benjamin recently held a press conference announcing legislation authorizing the city to use a “rainy day fund.”

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Council Member Andy King suspended from the City Council

The New York City Council voted to take disciplinary actions against Council Member Andy King.

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Bronx Deltas named best chapter

The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently earned the Eastern Regional Small Chapter of the Year by the sorority.

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Jennifer Jones Austin named co-host of 'Open Line' on WBLS

Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of FPWA is named the first female Co-Host of the popular Sunday morning radio show “Open Line” on WBLS 107.5 FM.

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‘Friday,’ ‘Boondocks’ actor, comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died.

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‘Day of Outrage’ protests call attention to police brutality

Communities across the nation mobilizing today to demand justice for African-American men and women who lost their lives during encounters with law enforcement.

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Touro gives back to Harlem with free ‘Fall into Health Fair’

Joining the Harlem community at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Pharmacy “Fall into Health Fair” Friday was NYS Assembly Member Inez Dickens.

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Brooklyn community says ‘Happy 100th birthday’ to Uriah Theophilus Grey

The East New York community announced the celebration of the life of Uriah Theophilus Grey,

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Sharpton’s National Action Network hosts 2019 Triumph Awards at Apollo

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Rev. Al. Sharpton and National Action Network recognized a range of leaders that are influencing Black culture at the annual Triumph Awards. Honorees included leaders in civil rights and social justice, the arts, entertainment, education, business, and sports

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Eagle Academy Foundation hosts historic college & career fair

Hundreds of students attended the College & Career Fair held at Queens College Oct. 18, meeting the representatives of more than 100 colleges at a historic college fair.

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Teens harass Black children at high school football game

The community wants action and answers in Lawrence Township after reports that two Black girls were on the receiving end of racial harassment at a local high school football game.

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The Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Foundation presents 18th Anniversary Fundraiser

The Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Foundation’s 18th Anniversary Fundraiser is paying homage to the Harlem Renaissance Centennial by honoring Dapper Dan and Michael Garner.

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Harlem AKAs and NAN host HBCU college fair

The Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle are partnering for an HBCU college fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of Justice, 106 West 145 St. in Harlem.

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Mother of formerly incarcerated son shares new book at upcoming event Oct. 26, 27

Countless families have become entangled in the criminal justice system unexpectedly and against their will, despite their best efforts to raise their children the right way.

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Fired NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo sues the city to get his job back

Former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was fired in August for his role in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against New York City, his lawyer said.

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Adjust your finances as life happens

Update or change your spending to make sure you’re making the right decisions for you.

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Harlem renaissance, legacy of hip hop, Queens-born journalist Gwen Ifill honored on new stamps

The U.S. Postal Service announced new Forever stamps set to launch in 2020.

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Heavy rain to make for messy evening commute Tuesday

Keep your umbrellas handy! The sun didn’t stay too long, and heavy rain is expected to cause a messy Tuesday evening commute.

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Who’s hurting Black girls in school?

Women in the Room Productions announced its premiere schedule for “Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls in Schools”, Friday.

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Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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NYPD sergeant fatally shoots man in the Bronx in third police-involved shooting in the city this week

A man was fatally shot by police during a Bronx traffic stop Thursday in what is the third police-involved shooting in the city this week, the NYPD.

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City Council votes to close Rikers Island jail complex

New York City lawmakers voted to close the jail complex on Rikers Island Thursday through the approval of new zoning legislation.

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Exercise—key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond to be first female, first Black female in 119-year-history of New York Theological Seminary

On Thursday, October 24, the trustees of the New York Theological Seminary will host the inauguration of Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond at Riverside Church in New York.

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A full menu for fun-filled holiday festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting.

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Civil rights groups go to trial in New York to stop voter suppression

The trial begins this week in a voting rights case that will affect hundreds of thousands of voters in New York City and statewide.

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Reel Sisters honors pioneering cultural icon/activist/author Nana Camille Yarbrough

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series honored award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with their distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

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