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York College celebrates the achievements of past members of its Teachers as Leaders Program

On Thursday, May 15, the York College Black Male Initiative Program recognized the achievements of previous participants of the Teachers as Leaders Program during a welcome back event on the college’s campus in Jamaica, Queens.

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City Council member grades reaffirm commitment to advocating for human rights

13 city officials received certificates from the Urban Justice Center on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, April 3. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

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Barclays Center opens DBNA ‘Meditation Room’

The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) Meditation Room inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has officially opened after recent renovations

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State Sen Bill Perkins’ Dream Act solution

State Sen. Bill Perkins said the Dream Act still has a chance to be included in the budget

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Heroic kidney donation by AmNews staff yields positive feedback

Last weekend, Sandra Galloway, 60, was excited to go back to doing one of the things she loves doing most—singing in her church choir

It Does Not Have To End in Violence or Death

A group of black youth were pulled over by a police officer in New Jersey on March 8. They were just leaving a conference at the Princeton University Campus. But the story does not end as you expect.

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A Non-Profit Community Organization Helps New Yorkers Enroll in ObamaCare as Deadline Approaches

The Community Healthcare Network-CHN will hold three health insurance enrollment drives in Long Island City, Jamaica and Harlem, for those who are not yet insured under the Affordable Care Act.

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Helmsley Charitable Fund gives Grants to 10 Historically Black Higher Institutions

Historically Black Colleges and Universities received a financial boost from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

New York City Schools Now Observe Lunar New Year as a Holiday

Lawmakers announced the passage of legislation that would allow New York City schools to be closed on the Lunar New Year holiday. The announcement was made at the headquarters of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Manhattan, just blocks from P.S. 130 and other schools with large Asian American student populations, a press release said.

A Heroic Kidney Donation by AmNews Staff Yields Positive Feedback

Sandra Galloway, 60, was excited to return to, singing in her church choir. This had been almost two years after getting a new kidney.

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Two African American Women Activists Inducted Into South Carolina Hall of Fame

The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and a notable civil rights activists were inducted Monday Feb. 24, 2014 into the South Carolina Hall of fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

White House to celebrate STEM diversity and ‘Champions of Change’

On Feb. 26, the White House honored 10 heroes known as “Champions of Change” for creating opportunities for young people underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries

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Viewers across the country to be a part of the 45th NAACP Image Awards

The organizers of the 45th NAACP Image Awards have launched an app. Now viewers around the country can experience the award show on both Android and iPhone. The award show is on Saturday, February 22.

New Yorkers Against Bratton as police commissioner

Members of New Yorkers Against Bratton continued to call for the removal of NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton at a rally on the steps of the Brooklyn City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

#DangerousBlackKids Responds to Michael Dunn Verdict

After Michael Dunn's mistrial ruling in the case of the shooting death of Jordan Davis, 17, Twitter users respond using with #DangerousBlackKids

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Meet Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics African-American Athletes

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games opened in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 7 and is expected to run through to the 23. The 17 days of competition features 15 disciplines of the seven International Olympic Committee-recognized winter sports, according to Team USA.

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Harlem Globetrotters to play in New York This Weekend

The Harlem Globetrotters for more than 80 years have entertained families and millions of fans with their basketball games. But playing the game is not all that the Harlem Globetrotters are about.

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Survey Shows Black Fathers Break Away from Stereotypes

The Black father has been stereotypically described to be many things. Now he can add: responsible and engaged father to the list. A recent national survey has found that Black fathers are involved in their children's lives as much and even more than his Latino and white counterparts.

School Choice Gains Momentum in New York

In a meeting with Lawmakers in Albany on January 28 members of Education Choice Alliance, a grassroot organization, said they support the expansion of the school choice program in New York. The meeting was in observance of National School Choice Week.

Cuomo gives Limited Access to Marijuana in New York

Cancer patients and those suffering other serious illnesses can now obtain medical marijuana in 20 hospitals in New York, announced Governor Andrew Cuomo in his January 8 State of the State address.