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Winners announced at Newark Black Film Festival

A documentary about author Alice Walker and a drama about boxing are among the winners of the Newark Black Film Festival 2016 Paul Robeson Award.

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Union chief criticizes Bratton for ‘hypocrisy’

Even as the disconnect between the NYPD and the community doesn’t seem to be improving, recent headlines reveal a new conflict, this time within the department.

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Election to replace late Teaneck Mayor Lizette Parker set for November

As the Township of Teaneck continues to mourn the death of its late mayor, Lizette Parker, the task is now underway to select her replacement.

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Organizers prepare for Malcolm X Day

Organizers and activists are preparing for the 91st birthday celebration of Malcolm X Thursday, May 19. The day also commemorates 27 years of the annual 125th Street business shutdown in Harlem.

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Remembering Teaneck mayor Lizette P. Parker

Teaneck Township Mayor Lizette P. Parker has died. Parker passed away Sunday morning after being taken to Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey for respiratory issues. She was 44.

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Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross ‘Champions of Change’ Public Service Awards honor Eric Holder and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are being presented with Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross “Champions of Change” Public Service Awards at the New York Society of Ethical Culture’s Champions of Change 2016 awards program May 5.

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Bobbi Humphrey: Still going strong

Walking down Harlem's Lenox Avenue, Bobbi Humphrey can't help but stop every few feet to...

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President Obama to deliver commencement speech at Howard

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Howard University during the school’s graduation ceremony May 7 in Washington, D.C.

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Columbia Law School debate discusses 'Delivering the Black vote'

The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote Coalition are hosting “The Great Debate In Harlem” Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.

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Hillary Clinton holds rally in Harlem

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to Harlem Tuesday to drum up support during the final weeks before the New York primary.

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Howard University students participate in Alternative Spring Break in Newark

Over 50 Howard University students are spending their spring break volunteering at community sites in Newark.

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Mothers call on state lawmakers for help after alleging abusive practices at Success Academy

Two mothers alleging teachers denied children bathroom privileges and were punished for walking up the stairs too slowly at Success Academy School met with officials in Albany Thursday to make their plea to lawmakers.

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Staten Island’s Black community leaders come together

Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday for the 11th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton.

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Richard Allen stamp unveiled in East Orange

The United States Postal Service in the Northern New Jersey District unveiled a commemorative Black Heritage Stamp featuring Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this week.

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Essex County College offers scholarships to Newark high school students living in public housing

Essex County College is offering two new scholarships to Newark high school seniors living within the Newark Housing Authority.

NJPAC’s ‘Disney in Schools’ program gives art to Newark students

More than 170 elementary students from Newark, N.J., are getting the opportunity to sing and dance on stage at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

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Children in low-income communities more likely to be obese

Having less access to resources such as recreational programs, parks and full-service grocery stores have a greater impact on the nation’s childhood obesity rate than race, according to a recent report.

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Homeless New Yorkers to sue city

Jesus Morales has been homeless and living on the streets for the past 15 years. On Oct. 2 in East Harlem, he was one of three homeless people who were the victims of NYPD officers who tossed his belongings into the trash, deepening the pain of having no place to call home.

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Mistrial declared in trial for first officer accused in Freddie Gray killing

Wednesday, a mistrial was declared in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter. Jurors said they could not reach a decision in the first of the trials of the six officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Marie Slaughter celebrating 50 years of life and continued community service

Marie Slaughter of Queens was recently honored at the Community Bridge House on her 50th birthday and for her 35 years of volunteer service.

Black Medford NJ police officer suing for racial discrimination

Black police officer Mark Hunsinger recently filed suit against Medford Township Police Department and the township of Medford, N.J.

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Newark allots over $12 million for community initiatives to improve community education

Money allotted by the city of Newark, N.J., is making way for the creation and ongoing support of community schools.

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NBLCA receives award from NYS Department of Health

On World AIDS Day, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS received the 2015 Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award.

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500 Men Making a Difference hosts toy drive

500 Men Making a Difference is collecting toys for the children and families of the Park Manor Shelter in Brooklyn.

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Malcolm X family launches online store and social media accounts

The family of late civil rights leader Malcolm X have increased the icon’s presence online.

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Black Dollars Matter: Black-out of Black Friday and beyond

“We will make it a real ‘Black Friday,’” warned Minister Louis Farrakhan, “because there won’t be a Black person in sight.”

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‘Batter’ up: Ronnie Hernandez takes the cake

If you do a double take, you might not think that one of Ronnie Hernandez’s couture cakes is real.

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Community hearing on housing discrimination against formerly incarcerated persons

There will be a Community Hearing on Housing Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated Persons.

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The Black Institute hosts MWBE reception at Medgar Evers College

Real estate mogul and activist Roy Donahue Peebles will speak at the Minority and Women Business Enterprise reception.

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Cake Man Raven returns to Harlem

Famed baker Raven “Cakeman” Dennis is coming back uptown and is hosting a gala to celebrate.

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Clean Slate summons warrant forgiveness event coming to Manhattan

Clean Slate is an upcoming warrant forgiveness where New York criminals with warrants can have them cleared without being arrested.

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Irvington providing health insurance enrollment assistance

Irvington, N.J., is providing help for people who need to enroll or re-enroll in affordable health insurance plans.

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Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative houses first homeless family

Newark’s Economic and Housing Development department is working with the foundation and NJCC to create jobs.

52nd birthday ceremony for Clifford Glover, 10, killed by NYPD

Clifford Glover would have been 52 this year, but in 1973, when he was 10, he was shot and killed by an officer.

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Higher learning: Racism at America’s colleges

Activism and protests at America’s colleges and universities this week has put the spotlight on racism in higher education.

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Study says Black graduates from HBCUs outperform Black graduates from predominantly white schools

Study reveals that graduates of HBCU are more likely than Black graduates of other institutions to thrive in a number of areas of their lives.

Tears for Tyshawn: Young shooting victim laid to rest in Chicago

Funeral services for 9-year-old shooting victim Lee were held Tuesday at St. Sabina Church in Chicago.

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President Obama speaks on criminal justice reform in Newark

President Barack Obama traveled to Newark, N.J., this week to highlight the re-entry process of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Green Business Summit being held Nov. 19

Green Business Summit is coming to the city Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Community Public Radio news adds a new programming

Community Public Radio recently released new programming for its lineup.

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Ingersoll community center hosts violence prevention event

The Ingersoll Community Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is hosting a sleepover.

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NYC Fair Chance Act takes effect

New Yorkers with conviction histories and their advocates are celebrating the New York City Fair Chance Act.

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#Justice4Corey: Police in Florida fatally gun down innocent Black man

Corey Jones of West Palm Beach, Fla., is the latest name added to the list of Black men unjustly shot police.

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Who murdered Dejah Joyner?

Funeral services were held for 12-year-old Dejah Joyner at Union Baptist Church.

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Long Island teen killed by stray bullet laid to rest

Funeral services were held on Friday in Hepstead, Long Island for 12-year-old Dejah Joyner at Union Baptist Church. The family and the community continue to mourn for her death as police continue to look for her killer.

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Lupita Nyong’o comes to Harlem

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o makes an appearance uptown at MIST Harlem for a conversation.

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Feds to regulate for-profit schools

Reports released this week indicate that for-profit colleges, such as the University of Phoenix and Everest College, continue to receive tens of millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Education, even after the department found the schools to be predatory and abusive.

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Professor Ricky Jones knows best

Professor Ricky Jones, who served 13 years behind bars, is receiving the Citizens Against Recidivism Award.

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Revelers line streets for African-American Day Parade

Thousands came out for what is dubbed the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 46th annual African-American Day Parade Sunday in Harlem.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces multi-agency strategy to end sale of use of K2

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a multi-agency strategy to reduce demand and supply for synthetic cannabinoids, often sold under the brand name K2, among others.

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