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The Amsterdam News celebrates 105 years

It was definitely an event for the decades as the New York Amsterdam News celebrated its 105th anniversary with a gala at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan Monday night.

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Weekend marches in DC and New York make mark

s the whole world looks on, with solidarity marches from Africa to Europe and India, the nation continues to voice its outrage over the police brutality cases that have taken place throughout the U.S.

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Making a ‘Chicer Collegiate’

Morehouse College alum, fashion designer and businessman Anthony Moultry said he wants to be the next Ralph Lauren when it comes to collegiate apparel.

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NYPD begins body cam pilot program

The NYPD launched its police body cam pilot program Friday.

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MCNY president attends White House College Opportunity Day of Action

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently joined college presidents and other education leaders from around the nation at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where organizations announced more than 600 new actions to help students prepare for and graduate from college.

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Barrons call on Brooklyn DA to hold public hearing in Akai Gurley case

Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron and Operation POWER are demanding Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson hold a public preliminary hearing for Akai Gurley, the 28-year-old unarmed man who was shot and killed by rookie police officer Peter Liang in East New York.

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AG wants to take over police killing cases

If New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gets his way, he will be in control of cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police, taking over the duty from district attorneys

Black Friday sales down, boycott responsible?

According to the National Retail Federation, Black Friday sales were down 11 percent.

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Sonia Sanchez: The poet of generations

Famed poet Sonia Sanchez is best known for making her mark and pioneering the Black Arts Movement.

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Food stamp cuts, hunger causing higher demand for food charities

One in four children in New York City are food insecure, and one in ten seniors in the city are also food insecure.

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