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No murders last week

According to the city, as of Monday, Oct.15, there were no new murders reported in the five boroughs since Oct. 6.

Sekou Odinga Defense fundraiser

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee will host a “Freedom Ain’t Free” CD compilation release party and live performance event at the historic National Black Theatre, located at 2031 Fifth Ave. at West 125th Street in Harlem, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.


The New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Department of Health is holding a public meeting on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. to discuss samples found at the 2350 Fifth Ave. Brownfield cleanup site. The meeting will be held at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 W. 125th, room 8ABC.

State constitution referendum to raise age limit for judges

New York will be able to vote to change the state constitution to allow judges on the state Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals to retire at 80 years old in November’s general election. The current age is 70. The referendum is being opposed by some who say the new age limit would stifle a more diversified court if the age limit was increased.

New Quinnipiac university poll shows hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential race

A new Quinnipiac University national poll found Hillary Clinton getting 61 percent of votes for a 2016 Democratic presidential run. The Quinnipiac poll showed Hillary Clinton as the front-runner among Democrats and Republicans. Clinton would beat Republican challenger and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the poll found. In a 2016 presidential race, Clinton would get 49 percent to Christie’s 36 percent if the vote were held today.

Panel talk after screening of 'girl rising' on Oct. 10

On Thursday, Oct. 10, in honor of International Day of the Girl and as part of the monthly women’s networking initiative hosted by LadyDrinks, TV anchor Joya Dass and Emmy-winning producer Greta Knutzen will be uniting women leaders in New York City for a panel discussion following a special screening of “Girl Rising” at the Park Avenue Screening Room.

Pan-african forum on reparations in Brooklyn

Finally the reparations movement in the U.S. is gaining tremendous momentum, largely from the Caribbean Community’s [CARICOM] unified declaration for reparations at their July summit in Trinidad and the First CARICOM Reparations Conference, held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last month. Subsequently, Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St. Vincent, has spoken to our community in Harlem and Brooklyn, providing updates on the outcome of the conference and leading a call for solidarity in the international reparations movement.

‘Adoption: everything you need to know’

n Oct. 23, the Yonkers Riverfront Library is holding a free information session on adoption.

EPA proposes limits on fossil-fueled power plants

The state attorney general’s office recently applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to limit the amount of emissions from new fossil-fueled power plants

Rise in unemployment rate

The New York State Department of Labor released the latest unemployment rates on Sept. 19.

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