Maya Jones

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“Canary In A Coal Mine,” Jennifer Brea chooses to tell her story

Two years ago, Jennifer Brea was signing a check at a restaurant when she forgot how to write her own name. Months before her wedding day, Brea became severely ill with Flu- Like symptoms. Her symptoms were so irritable that Brea lost the ability to even sit in a wheelchair. Brea, a PHD student studying political science at Harvard University began to further investigate her illness, which led her to a shocking discovery.

L.A Teacher Charged for feeding students cookies laced with his semen

62-year-old Mark Berndt, a former teacher at Los Angeles Miramonte Elementary School, has been criminally charged for blindfolding students and feeding them cookies frosted with his semen. Berndt taught at Miramonte Elementary school for over 30 years. Prosecutors say Berndt engaged the students in “Tasting Games” where he encouraged minors to follow through lewd and repulsive acts of misconduct in his classroom. Berndt was caught by investigators when they found traces of his semen on a plastic spoon, located inside the classroom trash bin.

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Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corp. van booted

To his many friends and family in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Cmdr. James “Rocky” Robinson is known for saving lives and creating new opportunities to help youth stay off the streets. Robinson, a retired captain and former military police officer, first established the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) back in 1988 during the crack cocaine epidemic in Brooklyn. 

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Haitian-Dominicans are targets for racial profiling in their own country.

A recent court ruling in the Dominican Republic has migrants of Haitian descent fearing deportation from their birth land

“Black Montreal: Hotbed Of Radicalism In The Sixties” an evening of dialogue

Montreal Canada specifically is a center for Black power and deep-rooted African-American culture

Obamacare: Costs and savings 

The new insurance exchanges within the Affordable Care Act have provided millions of consumers with an online database where consumers will be able to purchase coverage plans and compare health insurance plans instantly

SEIU continues to push the Affordable Care Act

Members and employees of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) continue to encourage residents in the African-American and Hispanic communities to get health care via the new insurance exchanges

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Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

The 2013 New York City general elections will take place next Tuesday on Nov. 5

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More Militarization and Protests at CCNY

Students at City College of New York are in complete outrage. Last Saturday, over 150 CCNY students paraded the campus in protest about the recent shutdown of the campus student center known as “The Morales/Shakur Community Center.” For decades the popular student activist center was the core of political and social activism for students in the surrounding area.

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Celebrating Labor Ties To The Community

The New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates hosted their annual Tying Communities Together Labor Breakfast: A Celebration of Labor Movement at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem on Thursday, Sept. 19.

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