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Khorri Atkinson

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States spend $3.6 billion on racially biased marijuana arrests

African-Americans are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites despite similar consumption rate by both groups, while states have been spending more than $3.6 billion of taxpayers' funds for policing, adjudicating and incarcerating convicts, according to a recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Fashion Show Promotes Jamaica Avenue

The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (JCBID) staged their second annual fashion show, Jamaica Collections, June 1 as part of their ongoing effort to showcase and promote Downtown Jamaica, Queens, as New York City’s largest urban fashion district.

St. Paul’s College, an HBCU, to Close

St Paul’s College, a historically black college institution in Virginia founded in 1888, is slated to close by the end of this month after years of financial difficulties and the failure of the college administration to meet accreditation standards.

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St. Paul's College, an HBCU, to Close

St Paul's College, a historically black college institution in Virginia founded in 1888, is slated...

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CUNY City College Welcomes Back Army ROTC

CUNY City College of New york officially reinstated their Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program last week. After 41 years of absence, City College will serve as the university’s headquarters for the new University-wide ROTC program, while collaborating with York College in Queens who have launched their program in January and Medgar Evers in Brooklyn that is expected to start theirs this Fall.

Sean Bell Community Center again in jeopardy of closing

Administrators at the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center are planning to close its doors less than two years after it first opened in south Jamaica, Queens. “Although they are reluctant to [make] the decision that was made, there is no other option ... Right now we are out of money and we’re not sure if the center will be opened this coming February,” said the center’s executive director, Anthony Anderson, who has volunteered since the center first opened.

York College restarts after Sandy relief efforts

Over 800 displaced Queens residents who have occupied York College in South Jamaica following the...

York College restarts after Sandy relief efforts

Over 800 displaced Queens residents who have occupied York College in South Jamaica following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy were forced to leave the campus on Wednesday, November 7th, after classes were reinstated at the Guy R. Brewer Blvd campus.

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