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Cyril Josh Barker

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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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Eighth Annual Freedom Dance celebrates Assata Shakur

The eighth annual Freedom Dance is set to take place at the National Black Theatre (2031 Fifth Ave.) in Harlem Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Protest, demonstrations ensue after police shooting of 66-year-old Black woman

The fallout continues after last week’s police shooting death of 66-year-old Deborah Danner in the Bronx.

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Deadline for Disney’s Dreamers Academy looms

The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate with Steve Harvey and Essence in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Essex County College looks to partner with Burkina Faso

Charge d’Affaires Seydou Sinka, from the Embassy of Burkina Faso, and Deputy Counsel General Apollinaire Ouedraogo visited Essex County College’s Africana Institute last Friday to discuss possible joint education programs.

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NAACP New Jersey State Conference hosts 2016 annual convention in Cherry Hill

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP held its 2016 convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 13-16 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

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Freedom of the press

I recently taught my Introduction to Politics students a unit in which we discussed the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent amendments that have been added to our incredible governing document.

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Senior workforce development job fair in East Orange draws more than 200 job seekers

East Orange’s Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training hosted its first Senior Workforce Development Job Fair last week, drawing more than 200 job seekers ages 60 and up.

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NAN Newark Tech World unveiled

The Rev. Al Sharpton, Panasonic Corporation North America CEO Joseph M. Taylor, State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently unveiled the National Action Network Newark Tech World.

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Fall vacationing in Orlando

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Orlando in what is known as the offseason during September through November, when crowds are fewer, children are back in school and the weather is still warm.

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Comptroller Scott Stringer proposes tripling the city's earned income tax credit

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer proposed tripling the city’s Earned Income Tax Credit contribution from 5 percent to 15 percent of the federal tax credit.

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Graduation ceremony held for first class of the Newark Street Academy

The first graduation ceremony of the Newark Street Academy was held last Friday at the Marion Bolden Student Center.

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Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New York/New Jersey

The 18th Annual Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New York and New Jersey Nov. 12-17 at four locations.

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Bergen Community College in Paramus hosts discussion on police/community relations

Race, diversity, community engagement and law enforcement are the focus of an upcoming forum at Bergen Community College.

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Abyssinian Baptist Church hosts men's health event in honor of the late Deacon Dr. Joe L. Jakcson

The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem recently hosted the “Men’s Health and Wellness Day” in an effort to encourage more men in the community to seek healthcare services.

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Settlement reached on behalf of mentally ill prisoner who died at Rikers

The Department of Corrections is paying $5.75 million to the family of Bradley Ballard, who was killed by corrections staff at Rikers Island in 2013.

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Black female employee files sexual and gender discrimination suit against AAA North Jersey

Shanique Wells, director of marketing at AAA North Jersey, is suing the company and her boss, President David Hughes, for gender and sexual discrimination.

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African American Day Parade marches through Harlem

Dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” thousands came out for the 46th Annual African-American Day Parade on Sunday in Harlem.

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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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Gov. Cuomo announces winners of the Carey Gabay Scholarship

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced the five winners in the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program.

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Community reacts to non-indictment of officers in Jerame Reid killing

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted a Day of Outrage protest rally to condemn of Justice Department’s non-indictment of the officers who shot and killed Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J.

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Newark hosts parade for Olympic medalist Shakur Stevenson

Newark honors hometown hero and Olympic boxing silver medalist, Shakur Stevenson, with a parade and Key to the City.

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Trump continues outreach to African-American amid zero percent approval

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his surprise trip to Mexico this week to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, one poll suggests his approval rating among African-American has gotten worse.

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Harlem church distributes backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 students

First Corinthian Baptist Church collected and distributed more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Harlem children and teens on Saturday.

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