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Mayor Baraka partners with Newark property owners to provide housing for homeless during COVID-19

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently announced a $1 million program to immediately house people in need of shelter.

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COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

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VIRAL NATION: Coronavirus and civil rights

Civil rights leaders and advocates say they want to make sure that Black Americans are getting their fair share of prevention and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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New law allowing people on probation and parole to vote takes effect in NJ

Ron Pierce always valued the right to vote and remembers Election Day being meaningful in his house growing up.

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PODCAST NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks coronavirus

On the latest episode of our podcast, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson discuss the civil rights aspect of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Disney Dreamers Academy provides magical experience for teens amid changes

The 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine is canceled over coronavirus concerns but students still had the opportunity to experience Walt Disney World.

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Three local high school students heading to Disney Dreamers Academy

Three local high school students from the New York City area are preparing for the 13th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 12-15 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson visits NYC for 23rd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Raising critical questions addressing equity and fairness on Wall Street, access to capital, and closing the racial wealth gap is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 23rd Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

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Local HBCU alumni come together in Teaneck for youth event

Alumni from several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) came together Feb. 20 at Teaneck High School for the 3rd annual HBCU Panel Discussion & Mix and Mingle.

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Newark steps up rent control enforcement in response to growing demand for housing

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Deputy Mayor/Director of Economic and Housing Development Allison Ladd recently announced new efforts to strengthen Newark’s rent control program.

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