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Nia Sanders

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Department of Consumer Affairs Welcomes Paid Leave to Employees

Starting today, New York City employees can use paid sick leave. The Paid Sick Leave law, which went into effect April 1st, allows employees to have no more than forty hours of sick leave.

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Alexandra Shipp to replace Zendaya in Aaliyah Film

Actress Alexandra Shipp will replace Zendaya in the Lifetime biopic "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B."

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"Dear White People" Hits Theaters in October

"Dear White People" is catching the attention of many since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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News anchor Arthel Neville

black New Yorker

Journalist and news anchor Arthel Neville could be just another television personality, but her background and talent exudes distinctiveness in more ways than one. A pioneer of sorts, Neville continues to make herself a household name in the journalism field.

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Harlem Week kicks off with a ‘Great Day in Harlem’ on Sunday

Harlemites and visitors from around the world are invited to picnic on the grass and enjoy outdoor music and performance Sunday, the first day of the monthlong Harlem Week cultural celebration uptown.

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Deborah Cox will Sing Whitney Houston's Songs in Lifetime Biopic

R&B singer Deborah Cox will cover Whitney Houston's songs in Houston's Lifetime biopic, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story."

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President Obama Announces New Commitments for "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

The President will speak at the Walker Jones Education Foundation Center in Washington D.C today about the new commitments he has in store for his initiative, "My Brother's Keeper."

Search for the Nigerian girls continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of Nigeria House, the Consulate General of Nigeria, in Manhattan with signs that said “Bring Back Our Girls” and “Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls.”

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War On Summer Violence Begins

Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always safe.” Stats speak to a frightening gun violence surge.

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Zendaya relinquishes lead role as Aaliyah

Actress and singer Zendaya announced on June 30th that she will no longer play Aaliyah in the late-singer's Lifetime biopic.

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New York State of Appeals Rejects Cyberbullying Law

Albany County's 2012 Cyberbullying law was struck down on Tuesday.

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Looking back on the Civil Rights Act half a century later

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Remembering the life of Jazz Legend Horace Silver

A memorial service will be held for jazz musician Horace Silver on Monday, July 7th at the St Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, located on 290 Henry Street in Manhattan.

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The Search for the Nigerian Girls Continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of the Nigeria house in Manhattan with signs that said 'Bring Back Our Girls" and "Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls."

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Minority Students Prepare for the Miss National UNCF Coronation Pageant

This summer marks the beginning of the Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Coronation Pageant.

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Community Risk and Resiliency Act Passes in the State Assembly and Senate

The New York State Assembly and Senate passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act on Thursday in response to the recent extreme weather events and the impact it has had on New York resident.

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Surprising Parole for Black Panther Sekou Kambui

Black Panther Sekou Kambui was granted parole on June 18th and is in the process in transitioning to a halfway house.

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African Bars to watch the World Cup in New York

Are you rooting for an African Nation in the World Cup? Here are the best places to find your countries fans!

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Actress and Singer Zendaya is Set to Play Aaliyah in Biopic

Actress and singer Zendaya Coleman is set to play Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B"

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Five villagers killed by an unidentifiable group in Kenya

Five people were killed by an unidentified group in Kasakairu, Kenya on Monday.

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Meeting with The Stop Mass Incarceration Network Concerning NYPD Assault

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is having a meeting today at 7 p.m. in the Riverside Church [located on 120th and Claremont Avenue] relating to an NYPD assault.

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Remembering the O.J Simpson Verdict 20 Years Later

A look back on the case that became known as the "trial of the century."

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Freedom Walk for Black Freedom Fighter Jalil Abdul Muntaqim Takes to Manhattan Streets

supporters of Jalil Muntaqim will gather this morning to endorse his release from prison.

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Serve the People Day: Volunteering for a Good Cause

On Friday, June 13th, the People's Survival Program will be hosting, "Serve the People Day."

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Tracey Morgan Shows Signs of Improvement After Crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition after he was involved in a fatal multi-car crash Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike.