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Cyril Josh Barker

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Brotherhood/Sister Sol nets $1 million at recent gala

The stars were out last Wednesday as Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at Gotham Hall in Midtown and honored actor Jeffrey Wright and famed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.

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Bronx Beating: Street vendor fights for life after brutal attack

Community leaders, elected officials and advocates in the South Bronx sent a stern message to police as well as the suspect who allegedly attacked a vendor who was stopping a purse snatcher.

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Jordan Edwards case: Killer cop had reckless past

A police office is charged and jailed for murder and a family and community say goodbye to a child as the saga over the police shooting of unarmed, Black 15-year-old Jordan Edwards continues.

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Texas terror: Police kill unarmed, Black teen

On April 29, Black, unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards became the 386th person this year killed by police when he was gunned down by an officer in Balch Springs, Texas.

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Newark Police Department unveils body cams

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Panasonic Systems Communications Company launched the body-worn and dashboard camera pilot program for the Newark Police Division Wednesday.

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NAN kicks off annual convention

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Harry Belafonte, filmmaker Spike Lee and Sybrina Fulton are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 25th annual National Action Network national convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel April 26-29.

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‘Raise The Age’ gets no praise

With the recent signage of the “Raise the Age” legislation, New York no longer automatically processes all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. However, critics say the legislation still needs fine-tuning.

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McDonald’s Gospelfest celebrates 35 years in New Jersey

The 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Saturday, May 13, featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Fantasia among this year’s performers.

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Starting on a high note: Adam Ray

Flutist Adam Ray has not only made a name for himself on the New York music scene but also accomplished a lot at his young age while bringing much needed diversity to classical music.

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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation gears up for biking season

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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National Action Network hosting 26th annual convention April 26-29

The National Action Network is hosting its 26th national convention April 26 through April 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.

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Petition aims to block proposal to limit maximum security prison visits

A petition on change.org hopes to put the brakes on a proposal by the governor to cut down on the number of visits to prisons.

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Mayor Ras Baraka highlights development, jobs and crime during Newark State of the City Address

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka recently presented his third State of the City Address.

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Free showing of 'The Birth of a Nation'

The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.

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City's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab coming to Brownsville

Brownsville, Brooklyn, is chosen as the city’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab.

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Bobbi Humphrey performing at Ginny's Supper Club

Jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey is set to perform at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster (310 Malcolm X Blvd.) in Harlem Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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A.G. warns consumers about tax scams

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.

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Tragedy in Newark: Accidental shooting of 10-year-old prompts outcry

Shock lingers in a Newark neighborhood after a tragic accidental shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead, leaving elected officials pleading for stricter gun laws.

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Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing their experiences during their "Deep Dive" on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

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Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy

Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through March 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Groups break ground on affordable and supportive housing in the Bronx

New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $52.2 million affordable and supportive housing complex being built at 111 E. 172nd St. in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx.

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Faith leaders to protest Trump's immigration policies

Tuesday, March 7, an Interfaith group of religious leaders will host an Interfaith/Unity Rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m.

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Hundreds gather in Elizabeth to denounce Trump’s immigration raids

Last Thursday hundreds of immigrants, allies, elected officials, labor leaders and clergy members converged on the Elizabeth Detention Center to denounce President Trump’s immigration actions.

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Jersey City named most diverse city in America

According to a study by WalletHub.com, Jersey City is the nation’s most diverse city in the nation, receiving a score of 95.88 out of 100.

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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hosts Kappa League Leadership Conference in Montclair

Approximately 200 young men from across the tri-state area recently attended the Kappa League Leadership Conference at Montclair State University presented by the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Kechie's project hosts Black History Month cocktail reception

Nonprofit organization Kechie’s Project is hosting “Men-Talk” a conversation with men and women in honor of Black History Month.

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Assemblyman Charles Barron to host Black History Month presentation

Brooklyn-based community organization 500 Black Men Making a Difference is hosting Assemblyman Charles Barron for his “We Are Mighty Builders” Black History Month presentation, Sunday, Feb. 26.

Former Council Member Patricia Wooten passes away

Former City Council Member Priscilla A. Wooten died Feb. 15.

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Fatal police shooting of another Black man rocks Bridgeton

Bridgeton, N.J., is dealing with yet another fatal police shooting of a Black man, and activists, and the community are demanding answers.

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Advocates demand mayor make homelessness a priority

During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent State of the City Address, he only mentioned the word “homeless” twice, referring to the nearly 65,000 New Yorkers who are staying in shelters.

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Alzheimer's Association NYC and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. team up for Awareness Campaign

The Alzheimer’s Association NYC chapter announced a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega chapter, in Brooklyn to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community.

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Harlem’s George Suttles making big moves

A little over a month ago, Harlem native George Suttles joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new program office.

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Rutgers University celebrates Black History Month

Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events

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Second Annual American Entrepreneurship Award in the Bronx opens for entries

The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award.

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Calls grow for firing of white New Jersey State employee who harassed Black Muslim woman

Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.

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Pool fitness in winter weather

It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.

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Safety lighting installation completed to reduce crime in Bronx public housing

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the New York City Housing Authority completed an $8.2 million safety-lighting installation project at Castle Hill Houses and a $2.4 million safety-lighting installation project at Butler Houses this week in the Bronx.

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Reports suggest many city students are not receiving adequate sexuality education

Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.

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A.G. Eric Schinderman calling on Obama to dismantle federal registry that targets Muslim

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman called on the Obama administration this week to rescind the regulatory framework of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, a controversial registry created during the George W. Bush era that sought to track and register non-immigrant males from primarily Arab, Muslim and South Asian countries regardless of whether they were suspected or accused of any wrongdoing.

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Advocates stress importance of sanctuary schools

As the fallout from the presidential election of Donald Trump continues, reports of hate crimes continue to rise.

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Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton honored with Thomas E. Dewey medal

Bronx Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark made the announcement this week

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The Commons Cafe hosts 'Up Love & Resistance' on International Human Rights Day

The Northeast Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War Coalition is holding Up Love & Resistance with a cultural night for International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt and Bond streets in Brooklyn.

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NYC Congressional members: Do not leave city taxpayers on hook for Trump Tower

Six members of the New York City congressional delegation this week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio asking the state and city to refuse to pay for enhanced security at Trump Tower once President-elect Trump is inaugurated.

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Groundbreaking of new high school signals ‘rebirth’ of Trenton

The New Jersey high school attended by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, playwright Ntozake Shange and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z received a new beginning as officials break ground for the new Trenton Central High School.

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Jersey City wins millions for affordable housing

Jersey City gets more than $3 million in private-sector grants for three affordable housing projects.

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NYC First Lady hosts leaders from around the country for mental coalition

First Lady Chirlane McCray this week held the first convening of Cities Thrive, a new national mental health coalition committed to driving mental health reform on a local and national level across the United States.

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NYUL HBCU Fair Brings Out Thousands

Approximately 3,200 students from across the tristate area attended the New York Urban League’s 30th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair last weekend.

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Brooklyn DA’s office denies justice in Nicholas Heyward Jr. case

After more than 20 years of trying to get justice and even a glimmer of hope, the family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police received devastating news this week about their case.

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ACLU goes to court for appeal in Kashad Ashford case

The ACLU went before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday appealing the Kashad Ashford police killing case in Trenton.

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Newarkers mourn murder of neighborhood street performer

Community members in a Newark neighborhood are mourning the killing of a beloved street performer known as “Uggie.”

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