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Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago.

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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts.

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State Fair Meadowlands brings big crowds

The State Fair Meadowlands recently kicked off and runs through July 7.

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Philadelphia street renamed for Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was a legend as a boxer, philanthropist and social activist.

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On Reparations, the Question Isn’t If, but When and How

For nearly 250 years, enslaved Africans and their descendants toiled on the land and in the homes of white enslavers in the United States.

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Black leaders push for fair 2020 census count

Leaders of numerous African American organizations recently convened to deal with the upcoming 2020 census that could affect available resources and the political representation of Blacks in the century’s third decade.

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New Parents and a Newborn with Sickle Cell Disease: What Now?

For the last two years, I’ve been honored to talk with you about sickle cell disease (SCD) through this column, sharing important information and my perspectives as a medical professional.

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Attorney General Letitia James: State will not cooperate with Trump-ordered ICE raids

New York state Attorney General Letitia James joined the mayor of Chicago in saying that they will not cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids rounding up migrant families this weekend.

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New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization

Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled.

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Alvin Bragg announces run for Manhattan D.A.

Former New York State Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg announces his candidacy for Manhattan District Attorney challenging incumbent District Attorney Cy Vance.

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Horoscopes with Ashley’s Aquarian Age, June 20 - June 26

Welcome to Summer, New York. This Friday, the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year.

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Remembering our ancestors who didn’t survive the voyage

The 30th annual Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage hosted by City University, was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.

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Ready for a Harlem summer

Summer 2019 begins this Friday, June 21, at 11:54 a.m.

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Talking SCHOP! A birthday first in Canada, Part I

Not having fully recovered from the epic week of Harlem EatUp! and The World’s Fare, I am so grateful I got off my duff and planned my birthday in advance.

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Community Calendar: June 20 - June 26

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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With the first pick in the NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans choose...

The 2019 NBA Draft takes place tonight (Thursday, June 20) in the borough of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center—the home of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Toronto, Canada: The beauty and fun await

A road trip may take as long as nine hours, but those can be some of the most wonderful, memory making (nap-taking, if you’re a passenger like I was) and joy-filled hours you can have.

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With no certainties in free-agency, the Knicks focus on the draft

There is palpable disappointment among the Knicks fan base that the likelihood of the team signing Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker is low

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New York Public Library hosts emotional screening of ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces That I Am’

Toni Morrison’s colleague and friend from her days at Alfred Knopf, Fran Liebowitz, explains in one scene from the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces That I Am,” the author’s love of gifts, clothes, and parties.

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Hilliard revs up for a busy summer

On June 1, the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation presented its annual showcase, “Showtime in Harlem,” at the historic Harlem Armory.

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