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State Fair Meadowlands brings big crowds

The State Fair Meadowlands recently kicked off and runs through July 7.

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Alvin Bragg announces run for Manhattan D.A.

Former New York State Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg announces his candidacy for Manhattan District Attorney challenging incumbent District Attorney Cy Vance.

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Advocates push for New Jersey to allow undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, immigration advocates in New Jersey are pushing for a similar bill.

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Call them the ‘Exonerated Five’

Aftershocks continue after the release of Ava DuVernay’s miniseries “When They See Us” based on the Exonerated (formerly referred to as the Central Park) Five.

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Phoenix police incident outrages nation

Couple involved in police brutality case speaks with the AmNews

International outrage continues in Phoenix after a video of police drawing their guns on a Black couple and their children who were accused of shoplifting in Phoenix went viral.

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Longtime HBCU theater professor retires

Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart’s career in theater education spans nearly 50 years inspiring hundreds of students and giving them the tools to make it in the entertainment business.

Black South Jersey teacher claims she endured racial abuse

Black school teacher Tammy Jordan was the first Black teacher hired at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, N.J. in 25 years.

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West Point cadet killed in accident laid to rest

Family and friends gathered on Tuesday for a memorial service for Christopher J. “C.J.” Morgan, the 22-year-old cadet killed during an accident when a vehicle overturned at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Free legal help for low-income Newarkers facing eviction

According to officials from the Essex County Trial Court Administrators Office, there are approximately 38,000 eviction actions filed annually in Essex County, and Newark’s share is the highest at 20,000.

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Bloomfield College installs first African-American president

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans is Bloomfield College’s 17th president succeeding Richard A. Levao. Evans is also making history as she is the first woman and African-American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

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