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Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some “20 and odd Negroes” originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the United States.

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Another Black Man Targeted, Tasered and Beaten by Police

All eyes across the nation have been on the city of Baytown, Texas, ever since an unarmed Black woman, 44-year-old Pamela Turner, was shot to death on video by Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz

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Garner family wants statewide chokehold ban after Pantaleo firing

“Commissioner O’Neill, I thank you for doing the right thing.”

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Daniel Pantaleo fired from the NYPD for Eric Garner killing

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil fired former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 police death of Eric Garner.

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Historians retrace first Africans in America

Four hundred years ago on Aug. 20, 1619, the English warship White Lion docked at Port Comfort (now Fort Monroe), Virginia.

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Meet the 11-Year Old Genius Who Just Started High School

Dionn Megginson, an 11-year old girl from Texas, is making her way to excellence. At such an early age, she has just recently started classes as a 9th grader in high school.

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Committee Chairs Request Information from Consumer Bureau on Efforts to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger requesting information and records concerning the CFPB’s efforts to protect consumers from unlawful student loan servicing practices.

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John Coltrane's 'Blue World' album set for release

John Coltrane and his classic quartet still have unissued music to offer 21st-century listeners.

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Sixth annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival taking place in Brooklyn and Harlem

The sixth annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival is set for Aug. 15-18 with events happening in two locations in the city.

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Federal judge set to rule on next steps in Newark water crisis

Newark residents are pushing for more bottled water amid the city's lead crisis

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Stacey Abrams Says She’d Serve as Vice President

The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination.

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School admissions changes will make it easier for parents, students: officials

The middle school and high school admissions process for students in New York City is about to get a lot easier, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza, the head of the city's school system.

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Gov. Cuomo proposes law to redefine domestic terrorism motivated by hate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a first-in-nation domestic terrorism law that would include mass violence motivated by hate.

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Despite another loss, spirits high at Liberty’s UNITY Day

The New York Liberty lost 84–69 to the Seattle Storm on Sunday afternoon as the team made its regular season debut at Barclays Center.

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The sad rise and fall of basketball prince Sebastian Telfair

Fifteen years ago, March 17, 2004, this reporter stood in front of a smiling, round faced teenager in a locker room at Madison Garden. Sebastian Telfair, 18-years-old, exuded pure joy and confidence.

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Jr. NBA Global Championship brings young talent together

From Aug. 6–11 an impressive array of international basketball talent convened in Orlando, Florida for the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship. Top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls from around the U.S. and the world played some ferocious games and met icons of the sport such as Dwyane Wade and Swin Cash.

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Slam Jam Classic closes out another summer league season

Summer league youth basketball is concluding here in the boroughs.

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The year of the QB for the Giants continues against the Bears

This year is the year of the quarterback for the Giants. It is about whether rookie Daniel Jones will be inserted as the starter before the season ends or if Eli Manning will firmly maintain the position he has held since his rookie season of 2004 for the entire 16-game schedule in the final year of his contract.

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Jets new coordinators are well traveled—on both sides of the ball

With the hiring of new Jets head coach Adam Gase comes a new offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator.

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With success last season and this summer, more eyes will focus on Brooklyn’s schedule

The off-season signings of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and their six-seed 2018-2019 season finish will bring more eyes and give more shine to the Brooklyn Nets, who’ve announced their upcoming season schedule this week.

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