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Beginner’s Guide to Banking: Everything You Need to Know to Open an Account

Banks can be intimidating to some people, but taking advantage of their services is one of the best things you can do for your financial well-being.

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New Leadership Key to Ending Bias in the FDNY

All you can do is shake your head in disgust at a New York City Fire Department chief’s lawsuit claiming he was denied a promotion because he refused to recant his racially charged remarks about the department’s diversity efforts.

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Amazon Workers Demand Historic Change

In Bessemer, Alabama, a historic, worker-driven grassroots union organizing campaign is underway at the Amazon warehouse there.

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Happy Women’s History Month

This March we will take time and reflect on the various contributions of women in our lives and around the world. I also like to extend Black History Month as long as I can and celebrate the contributions of Black women in society.

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The enemy within

“The enemy within” is the phrase that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to describe the chaos brewing just beneath the surface of the Republican Party.

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Sarah Mapps Douglass, ardent abolitionist, teacher and painter

In his voluminous biography of Paul Robeson, author Martin Duberman dips into the Bustill family, mainly to connect them to the Robeson clan.

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Inexpensive bucket list getaways

At some point in the not-too-distant future you may feel like you have the greenlight to, at long last, travel. No doubt your bucket list grew while you had time on your hands to fantasize.

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With mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, profile and hustle reign supreme

“I believe I can accelerate our recovery economically,” said former presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. “I have a range of experiences that’s going to help New York City. Right now, most New Yorkers just want things to work better.”

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Union applauds multi-employer insurance relief in new COVID-related bill

Union leaders have come forward to praise a bill from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration that would help their constituents.

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Bedford Union Armory being renamed after late Congressman Major Owens

The Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is being named after former Congressman Major Robert Owens, who represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for nearly 25 years.

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Proposed bill would expunge conviction records statewide

The Clean Slate NY campaign recently announced new legislation that would expunge conviction records for 2.3 million New Yorkers.

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James warns investors about ‘extreme risk’ when investing in cryptocurrency

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued two alerts in response to the “extreme risk” posed to New Yorkers investing in virtual or “crypto” currencies. James first issued an investor alert urging “extreme caution when investing in virtual currencies.”

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COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline taking appointments for Harlem and Bronx residents

The Northern Manhattan, Harlem and South Bronx Community COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline is now open for appointments at the Washington Heights Armory for individuals who live in eligible zip codes and are age 65 and over.

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Measure designating Feb. 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in NJ heads to governor’s desk

Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass cleared the full Assembly this week and is now headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.

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Biden speaks on conflict-torn African Horn

In what may be President Biden’s first major test in Africa, a key U.S. ally stands accused of undertaking a campaign of ethnic cleansing, massacring hundreds of unarmed civilians and threatening the fragile stability of the region.

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The economic boon of immigration reform

The Joe Biden $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief bill looks set to pass the Senate as it did the House, and be ready to be signed into law, even though right wingers preach about woe and doom as they blatantly worshipped a gold idol at their CPAC propaganda shop.

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Tips to help make the most of your 2021 health plan

2020 was a difficult year as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our country, impacting families and communities nationwide.

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Women accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is embroiled in a major scandal as three women allege he sexually harassed them

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Caribbean upset at vaccine allocation, deems system unfair

Caribbean Community leaders met virtually for an entire day last week and, as was widely expected, one of the main topics they deliberated on was the difficulty the region was experiencing accessing the growing array of COVID-19 vaccines for use in the 15-nation bloc.

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Brian Benjamin unveils plans to fight crime, reform policing

New York State Senator and New York City Comptroller Candidate Brian Benjamin said he was inspired by Black Lives Matter and state police reform to issue his new plans for reforming city police and criminal justice.

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