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As the one-year look-back window under the Child Victims Act opens this week, several lawsuits were filed moments after midnight by sexual abuse survivors.

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Jersey City police shooting prompts demands from NAACP

The police shooting of two Black men left wounded in Jersey City has the NAACP displeased over Mayor Steve Fulop’s response.

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Black doll pulled from NJ store shelves after allegations of racism

A product called Feel Better Dolls that looked like a stereotypical Black caricature disappeared from store shelves in New Jersey after allegations that the doll was racist.

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December 12th Movement hosts screening of ‘Durban 400’

Councilmember Bill Perkins and State Sen. Brian A. Benjamin are hosting the sixth annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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First Black doctor at South Jersey hospital, Dr. William J. King, dies at 88

Dr. William J. King made history when he became the first Black doctor at Underwood-Memorial Hospital (now Inspira Medical Center) in Woodbury, N.J. in 1968. Dr. King died July 16 from heart disease and diabetes, according to reports.

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Inmates deal with no AC in Bergen County Jail

As temperatures rose to triple digits in the Northeast, inmates at New Jersey’s Bergen County Jail battled with no air conditioning leading activists to protest over their treatment.

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NAACP hosts 110th National Convention in Detroit, calls for Trump’s impeachment

The NAACP focused on the upcoming 2020 presidential election, criminal justice, health care and called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at its 110th National Convention in Detroit this week.

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'Our Lives Don't Matter': Eric Garner's family demands justice

The mother of Eric Garner, Gwen Carr, was heartbroken to find out through the media that the officers involved in her son’s 2014 death would not face any federal charges.

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Activists mark 52 years since the Newark Rebellion

On Friday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

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Update: Newark continues to deal with lead in water

Last month, Newark officials reported elevated levels of lead in the city’s water in some homes and buildings with the primary sources of lead exposure being lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil.

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