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Metro Briefs 9/18 - 9/24

A roundup of weekly news going on around the city

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Stop Domestic Abuse

The incident involving Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has put a microscope on the issue of domestic violence.

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A jewel in the ministry

The Rev. Dr. Renee Frances Washington-Gardner celebrates her 10th pastoral anniversary in October, but she is also celebrating many historic firsts.

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Through the eyes of Tommy Harris: A 9/11 reflection

Sept. 11 always tugs on Tommy Harris Jr.’s heart.

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A Black man's emotional recovery from 9/11

Frederick Myers plans to spend this September 11 in solitude. He's going to take a...

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Clinton Hill framed in cultural art

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, resident L.B. Brown is founder of the Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery.

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Brooklyn’s ‘yogi’

Black New Yorker

Registered yoga instructor and documentarian Stefanie Joshua brings the benefits of yoga, to the community. The Brooklynites message about the alternative form of exercise comes just in time for National Yoga Month in September.

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More than $5 Million Allocated to Improve City Parks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled the parks funding component of his capital budget plan during a press conference at the Hecksher Playground in Bushwick.

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Thousands mourn Michael Brown in Ferguson

Monday, Aug. 25, thousands of mourners packed the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Iyabo Fadario had to put her life on hold because of a disease so rare that she is one of a very few African-Americans to have it. Even though undergoing dialysis helps keep her healthy, she is in need of a kidney transplant and was placed on the waiting list last November.

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