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NJPAC’s ‘Disney in Schools’ program gives art to Newark students

More than 170 elementary students from Newark, N.J., are getting the opportunity to sing and dance on stage at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

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Children in low-income communities more likely to be obese

Having less access to resources such as recreational programs, parks and full-service grocery stores have a greater impact on the nation’s childhood obesity rate than race, according to a recent report.

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Homeless New Yorkers to sue city

Jesus Morales has been homeless and living on the streets for the past 15 years. On Oct. 2 in East Harlem, he was one of three homeless people who were the victims of NYPD officers who tossed his belongings into the trash, deepening the pain of having no place to call home.

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Mistrial declared in trial for first officer accused in Freddie Gray killing

Wednesday, a mistrial was declared in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter. Jurors said they could not reach a decision in the first of the trials of the six officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Marie Slaughter celebrating 50 years of life and continued community service

Marie Slaughter of Queens was recently honored at the Community Bridge House on her 50th birthday and for her 35 years of volunteer service.

Black Medford NJ police officer suing for racial discrimination

Black police officer Mark Hunsinger recently filed suit against Medford Township Police Department and the township of Medford, N.J.

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Newark allots over $12 million for community initiatives to improve community education

Money allotted by the city of Newark, N.J., is making way for the creation and ongoing support of community schools.

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NBLCA receives award from NYS Department of Health

On World AIDS Day, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS received the 2015 Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award.

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500 Men Making a Difference hosts toy drive

500 Men Making a Difference is collecting toys for the children and families of the Park Manor Shelter in Brooklyn.

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Malcolm X family launches online store and social media accounts

The family of late civil rights leader Malcolm X have increased the icon’s presence online.

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