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The fight for control of WBAI radio continues

The saga at WBAI-FM continues as producers, staff and listeners of progressive, non-commercial WBAI Radio will hold a noon press conference on the steps of City Hall in response to last Monday’s sudden shutdown of the 60-year-old listener-supported radio station.

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Newark winds down bottled water distribution

The City of Newark is winding down distribution of bottled water to residents, except for pregnant women and families with children under the age of six.

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Eric Garner’s daughter petitions to ban chokeholds by police statewide

The fight to prevent another police killing similar to that of Eric Garner’s gains momentum as his youngest daughter petitions to change law enforcement policy.

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Paul Robeson Day celebrated at Rutgers football game

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating 100 years since the 1919 graduation of social activist, lawyer and entertainer Paul Robeson, Robeson was honored last weekend at a Rutgers University football game highlighting his athletic career at the school.

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The fight continues: Eric Garner bill proposed

It’s been over a month since former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s termination from the NYPD over Eric Garner’s 2014 death and just over two months since U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced that Pantaleo and the officers involved would not face federal charges. The quest for justice now shifts to changing policy.

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Civil rights legend Claudette Colvin leaving New York

The family of civil rights legend Claudette Colvin announced that she’s leaving New York City and moving back to Alabama.

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Jersey City library renamed after first Black library director

The Jersey City Free Public Library’s main branch now bears the name of its first African American director, Priscilla Gardner, whose career goes back 50 years.

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Referee suspended for making Black wrestler cut locks

The white referee who forced a Black high school wrestler to cut his locks in order to participate in a match in New Jersey has been suspended for two years following a civil rights investigation.

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Yusuf Hasan: The man behind the African American Day Parade

Yusuf Hasan is the chairman of the African American Day Parade.

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A Black man's emotional recovery from 9/11

Frederick Myers plans to spend this September 11 in solitude.

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