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Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

“I never told him this, but he’s . . . everything I wanted to be,” said Dr. Derrick Griffith’s son, Darryus, as tears streamed down his face during a recent press conference. “My dad was everything to me. My dad was a great person. He was everything I’m not.

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Lady Law: Are Black women in leadership under attack?

As Black America continues to hail Marilyn J. Mosby as a hero for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the predicted backlash has begun.

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Teen shot at Mother’s Day bike event in Newark

"Mother’s Day will never be the same for my sisters and I,” said Tanika Zigler, the aunt of 15-year-old Al-Shakeen Woodson, during a recent news radio interview. “Never.”

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Schumer calls for immigration protection for Nepalese nationals in the US

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer called for the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese nationals currently residing in the United States.

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Malcolm X Committee to honor Herman Ferguson

Saturday, May 16, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting a special memorial appreciating the life and legacy the late Herman Ferguson, their legendary founding chair.

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President Obama launches MBK Alliance at Lehman College

President Barack Obama delivered remarks at an event launching the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Lehman College in the Bronx Monday.

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Mighty Marilyn!

Black America's new superhero

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Friday that all six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray are being charged. The charges include manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

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NJ police shot 15 people in the past two years

A scathing report out of New Jersey indicates that 15 people have been shot by police in the Garden State over the past two years. Nine died at the hands of law enforcement.

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Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. kicks off Bronx Week 2015

Sunday, May 3 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is hosting an outdoor food, music and art festival at the Bronx General Post Office to kick off Bronx Week 2015.

New Yorkers urge to help mother's march for justice

Three New York leaders of the police anti-brutality movement are participating in the Million Moms March to the U.S. Justice Department in Washington Mother’s Day weekend.

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