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AT THE READY: Black people, social unrest & guns for safety

According to the most recent report by the Pew Research Center, Blacks are more likely to see their race and ethnicity as central to their identity. Some would argue that America never forgets to remind Black people of said race and ethnicity.

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Easy Dishes to Boost Immunity

Staying healthy is important year-round, but especially in the cooler months when temperatures drop, people spend more time inside and germs can spread easily.

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AG Grewal tells prosecutors to halt marijuana possession cases

New Jersey Attorney General Grewal directs all state municipal, county and state prosecutors to adjourn, until at least Jan. 25, 2021, any juvenile or adult case solely involving the following marijuana possession-related offenses.

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Singer Madison McFerrin on her upcoming Apollo Theater show and artistry in a pandemic

Independent singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin will perform virtually Dec. 5, 2020, as part of the Apollo Theater’s Music Café series this season.

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JAZZ NOTES: Alyson Williams more than just singing

The songbird stylist Alyson Williams was in the middle of recording her album when COVID-19 stamped stop on the world.

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More than 80 million conspirators

To bring about the results to please him, results that would vindicate him and flip the election he lost, Trump has resorted to everything imaginable and the inconceivable.

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Ethiopian leader rebuffs African peacemakers as war fatalities soar

Fighting between the Ethiopian army and forces of the Tigray region has reached Mekelle, near the region’s biggest city, home to half a million residents.

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Analysis reveals racial disparities in NYC homeownership

An analysis powered by artificial intelligence by SAS and the Center for NYC Neighborhoods reveals racial disparities in homeownership, home loans and foreclosures in the city.

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AG James defends Census against Trump administration’s latest attack at Supreme Court

Despite numerous losses in its efforts to politicize the 2020 Decennial Census, the Trump administration is seeking to again violate basic constitutional and statutory commands.

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Doe Fund receives affordable housing award

The Doe Fund recently received a Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Affordable Housing Program award of $600,000 for Villa House, its latest affordable and supportive multifamily development in the Bronx.

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‘Manhattan Mom & Pop Tax Relief Act’ suspends tax on small businesses

State Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Harvey Epstein introduced the “Manhattan Mom & Pop Tax Relief Act,” legislation that will suspend collection of the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) during the COVID-19 pandemic from small businesses with a base rent of less than $1 million per year.

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Trinidad, Venezuela to talk about refugees

Diplomats and high level security officials from Trinidad and Venezuela are to meet shortly to discuss a Venezuelan refugee crisis in Trinidad as authorities there are growing increasingly wary about the number of refugees breaching the island’s closed borders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Black Joy goes viral with Ailey Season 2020 online

Black Joy goes viral on Dec. 2, when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) kicks off its first-ever virtual season celebrating six decades of a modern dance masterpiece––“Revelations.”

Open letter to: NYC Council Speaker Hon. Corey Johnson and the Hon. Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo

Calling upon the president to lift the Cuban embargo and end the travel ban

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Beware of ‘meritorious manumission’ Black leaders!

Meritorious manumission Black leaders are those Black leaders who sell us out for personal gain. They’re also known as sycophants!

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Virginia Proctor Powell Florence, her degree in library science a first for a Black woman

There are hundreds of notable African American women librarians in the nation’s history, including Jean Blackwell Hutson, Regina Anderson Andrews, Dorothy Porter Wesley and Clara Stanton Jones, all of whom have been featured in this column.

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COVID-19 is real

As I write this column, daily coronavirus cases continue to rise, and there’s no sign of the virus letting up. New York has seen its cases increase by 73%, Texas became the first state to surpass 1 million cases of the virus, and California has seen COVID cases increase by 37%.

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5 immigration changes the Trump admin is ramming through

Donald Trump’s days in the White House are now thankfully numbered, but that’s not stopping his administration from ramming through several immigration policy changes that could create tremendous bottlenecks for the incoming Joe Biden administration and the first Caribbean-born nominated head of the Department of Homeland Security.

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East Coast spas

After 2020 who doesn’t need to exhale, regroup and recharge. Start planning now your getaway retreat for next year.

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The Giants’ confidence rises coming off their bye-week

The Giants have reason for optimism. They have won two games in a row—both versus division opponents—and by the eye-test are the best team in the weak NFC East.

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