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Black farmers boycott John Deere over alleged racism

The National Black Farmers’ Association says agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere cares little about the Black community and is calling for a boycott of the Fortune 500 company.

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Teaneck civil rights activist celebrated with school renaming

Longtime Teaneck resident, Theodora Smiley Lacey, is best known for helping organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and integrating schools in New Jersey.

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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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Louis Armstrong Museum names new executive director

The Louis Armstrong House Museum, the National Historic Landmark dedicated to the cultural, historical and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong, has announced Regina Bain as its new executive director.

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Residents facing ‘power’ struggle in Queens

From blackouts in the middle of the day, spoiled food, damaged electronics and even a lack of oxygen tanks, the list of problems caused by issues with electricity in Queens is causing residents to blow a fuse.

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One-on-one with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea

Law enforcement is defining the year 2020 in America just as much as COVID-19 is. While the Black community’s calls for long overdue reforms have been going on for decades, the roar was intensified to a point never seen before after the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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New York remains cautious as COVID cases rise nationally

As New York enters Phase 3 reopenings, the city and state are continuing to take precautions to keep COVID-19 out and not end up like several states across the nation that are seeing record spikes in cases.

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Newark declares Juneteenth as citywide day of remembrance

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka signed an executive order on Juneteenth proclaiming that this year and every year thereafter, Juneteenth will be a day of remembrance and education for all Newark municipal employees, including teach-ins and workshops.

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WHITE LIES: Central Park racial incident sparks outrage

In 1955 Carolyn Bryant, a white woman, lied about an encounter she alleged she had with Black youth Emmett Till.

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COVID-19 redefines homegoings

Social distancing rules during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting a damper on having large events of any kind including concerts, festivals, conventions and church services.

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