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New York mourns with Charleston

The nation remains in shock after a white gunman opened fire in a Black church in Charleston, S.C., killing nine people.

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Crime numbers down in Irvington

Numbers from the Irvington Police Department indicate that crime is coming down in the New Jersey township.

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Jersey City, Cisco partner for new IT training program for inmates

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise announced a new IT training program for both inmates and recently incarcerated individuals, as well as the at-risk population.

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Identity theft: Rachel Dolezal

If you ask Rachel Dolezal what race she is, she will say she’s Black, even though her birth certificate and her parents, who are white, say she is Caucasian.

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Cries for justice after Kalief Browder suicide

Backlash continues over the suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder, the young Black man who hung himself June 6 after being held for three years on Rikers Island awaiting trial on a robbery charge that was eventually dismissed.

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Web series 'The Breakdown' spotlights young Black women's prospective

Multimedia journalist and radio personality Selena Hill is best known for her radio show “Let Your Voice Be Heard” on Harlem’s WHCR 90.3 FM, however, she’s now giving her take on issues, lifestyle and empowering women in a new web show.

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Dominique Sharpton a powerful youth advocate

Dominique Sharpton was just a toddler when her father, the Rev. Al Sharpton, marched the streets of Bensonhurst in the late 1980s over the racially charged death of Yusef Hawkins.

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Here comes the judge: Milton Tingling

When you first meet New York County Clerk Milton Tingling, you wouldn’t know that before he became one the city’s most revolutionary judges, he was a cab driver and an MTA token booth attendant.

Greg 'Jacko' Jackson film festival being held in Brownesville

The fourth annual Greg “Jocko” Jackson Film Festival is taking place Friday, June 12 at the Brownsville Recreation Center, located at 1555 Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn. Youth films will be shown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bratton under fire for comments about lack of diversity in the NYPD

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made disparaging statements about diversity in the NYPD during an interview with The Guardian, a British newspaper.

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