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SPECIAL REPORT: Racism in the classroom

In New York City district-run schools, Latino and Black students represent approximately two-thirds of total enrollment, and Latino and Black teachers make up one-third of the educator workforce.

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'Making Rent Count' pilot program to help New Yorkers boost credit score

Comptroller Scott Stringer in partnership with the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association announced a new pilot program, Making Rent Count.

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Videos explain how marijuana legalization in NJ could advance racial justice

With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon under Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform is shedding light on how it could improve racial justice in the state.

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Local HBCU alumni come together in Teaneck for youth event

Alumni from several historically Black colleges and universities came together Feb. 15 at Teaneck High School for the HBCU Panel Discussion & Mix and Mingle.

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Randall Woodfin ruling the Magic City

At age 36, Birmingham, Ala. Mayor Randall Woodfin is one of the nation’s youngest Black mayors of a major city and a power player in Alabama politics.

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Medgar Evers College recognize L. Joy Williams for Black History Month

Medgar Evers College recently honored L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and host of the podcast “Sunday Civics,” with its Trailblazer Award.

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Queen Latifah and Anita Hill serving as commencement speakers at Rutgers University

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill are serving as the commencement speakers for Rutgers University.

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N.J. police officer accused of exposing himself to Black children found not guilty

A Penns Grove, N.J., police officer accused of exposing himself to two Black children at a restaurant last year was found not guilty by a judge.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson leaves mark in NY after economic summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson wrapped the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s 21st annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

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Phil Murphy inaugurated as governor of New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was inaugurated as New Jersey’s 56th governor and former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor.

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