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Maryam Abdul-Aleem

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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.

NYS DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION MEETING AT ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR. STATE OFFICE BUILDING OCT. 10

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.

Murder rate lower in NYC

New York City had fewer murders than Chicago in 2012, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

One night to view Sekou Sundita play on Sept. 27

On Sept. 27, 651 ARTS is presenting a performance of “Circle Unbroken is a Hard Bop” by the poet Sekou Sundiata.

The Rev. Floyd Flake Endorses Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson picked up another endorsement for his bid to be the next mayor of...

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Attourney general takes on smartphone theft

The New York state attorney general asked cellphone companies to examine their security measures in...

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Standing up against gun violence rally march 21

On Thursday, March 21, the National Action Network is holding a rally at the Harlem...

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Mayor Bloomberg's gun control push

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $12 million on commercials to influence U.S. senators to support gun...

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UFT suggests reforms to NYC mayoral control

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is pushing an agenda that would reduce mayoral...

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Mayoral Candidate John Liu holds stop-and-frisk town hall meetings

On March 20, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu wrapped up three...

Manhattan brought president report finds minority- and women- owned business enterprise program falls short

The Manhattan borough president's office released a new report finding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's MWBE...

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Stance on paid sick leave

An unknown party posted a fake version of Christine Quinn's mayoral campaign website. The webpage...

New York state spearheading new GED exam

New York is creating a new version of the General Education exam, according to the...

February unemployment numbers are out

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest unemployment numbers on March 8. According...

Marcus Garvey park gets high score in new report

Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem has improved, according to a new report on large parks...

Bloomberg administration launches teen pregnancy campaign

The Bloomberg administration launched a new ad campaign in an effort to decrease teen pregnancies...

Coalition for the Homeless releases 2013 State of the Homeless report

The homeless population in New York City is at a record high, according to a...

Women push Quinn to allow a vote on sick leave

There is a new push to persuade City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to allow a...

Leonard Jeffries to honor Dr. Khalid Muhammad on Jan. 12

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and professor Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be keynote speakers for a...

Gov. Cuomo's NY education reform commission releases recommendations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Education Reform Commission released preliminary recommendations to improve education in...

Honoring Dr. Kings legacy at the African Burial Ground National Monument

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the African Burial Ground National Monument...

New York Cares Coat Drive starts Nov. 15

The annual New York Cares Coat Drive is collecting new and gently used coats to...

Democracy Prep school receives U.S. education grant

Democracy Prep Public Schools in Harlem received a slice of federal grant monies to expand...

Deadline approaching for citizens against recidivism nominations for formerly incarcerated people making positive impacts in their communities

Sept. 29 is the deadline for the 2012 Citizens Award for formerly incarcerated individuals making...

Annual "peace in our streets" initiative

On Sept. 22, the Bronx borough president is holding a borough-wide initiative after a 2-month-old...

Community backlash against school closings

On Tuesday, April 17, elected ofcials, advocates and professors came together to discuss education policy...

BK IS ON THE MAP FOR PULITZER PRIZE

A Brooklyn woman won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book of futuristic...

POLICE COMMISSIONER RAY KELLY RUNNING FOR MAYOR?

The New York City mayoral race may get a little more interesting as Republican heavyweights...

Rachel Noerdlinger: The sky is most definitely the limit

There are some high profile positions at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) that...

SURVEILLANCE OF MUSLIM GROUPS BY NYPD CHALLENGED

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Oct. 3 challenging the New...

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS BILL TO STOP MASS DEPORTATIONS

The New York City Council is preparing to vote on a bill limiting the extent...

POLICE COMMISSIONER ISSUES MEMO TO PRECINCTS OVER ARRESTS FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly released a memo on Sept. 19 reminding police officers of the...

HARLEM STARBUCKS PARTNERSHIP MODEL DONATES PROFITS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES IN HARLEM

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Starbucks Coffee Company CEO and President Howard Schultz announced that the...

Free Shuttle Service for Seniors

Columbia University is providing free shuttle service for seniors in Harlem. The service is available...

President Obama Visits NY for UN General Assembly

President Barack Obama and the first lady arrived in New York this week for the...

Schools Chancellor has new Plans for Middle Schools

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has new plans to revamp the structure of middle school education...

NYPD Officers Face Charges of their own

Over a dozen New York City police officers are facing serious charges after an ongoing...

NAACP Sues New Jersey State Police

The New Jersey chapter of the NACCP is considering legal action against the New Jersey...

Proposed Law to Avoid Unnecessary Deportations of Immigrants

City Council held a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall on...

Street Renaming for Late Traffic Officer

A New York Police Department traffic enforcement officer now has a street named after her...

Wi-fi Coming to a Park Near You

New York City parks will soon bring Wi-Fi hotspots to a park near you. The...

Poll: Mayor gets F for school control

Education reform has been moving in a new direction in New York City public schools...

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