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Mayor de Blasio calls for rent freeze amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor. Bill de Blasio is calling for a rent freeze for 2.3 million tenants in nearly 1 million rent-stabilized units across the City amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday

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The EBONY Foundation steps up to feed over 650,000 children and seniors weekly during pandemic

When America gets a cold. The black community gets pneumonia.

To address the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak amid school closures and social distancing, the EBONY Foundation wants the community to know WE GOT YOU.

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Spokesman: Cosby lawyers to seek early release because of pandemic

Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Beloved Harlem pastor dies of coronavirus

The longtime pastor of Harlem’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Reverend Isaac Graham, passed away Sunday after a short but intense battle with coronavirus.

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The federal government is sending money to Americans. When will your funds arrive?

With Republicans and Democrats in Congress said to have reached a deal on a new economic stimulus package amid the coronavirus crisis

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PODCAST: COVID-19 Behind Bars

As coronavirus spreads throughout New York City, advocates are letting their voices be heard about conditions in the city’s jails and prisons.

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227 Abolitionist Place: Brooklyn activists fight to stop Duffield Street house demolition

Activism is in the air on what seems like a quiet, nondescript street in Downtown Brooklyn. Demonstrators have been fighting to save the house located at 227 Abolitionist Place (formerly known as Duffield Street) from an impending demolition.

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De Blasio says he's 'looking into possibility' of rent freeze

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to suggest he was open to a rent freeze during the coronavirus outbreak but offered no further details about when a decision might be made.

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COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

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Ballet Hispánico announces IG video series in response to pandemic

Ladies and gentlemen, let the dance begin.

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Ten things to know about the government’s COVID-19 immigration actions to date

The Trump administration has announced several immigration actions as the country copes

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Kenya surges on U.S. 'happiness' report

As Mae West once said, “I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor; believe me, rich is better.”

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New law allowing people on probation and parole to vote takes effect in NJ

Ron Pierce always valued the right to vote and remembers Election Day being meaningful in his house growing up.

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Talking SCHOP! Red Rooster Harlem serves as a community food hub

I am at a loss for words this week…this all just feels surreal to me. I know we, as a collective newspaper, are sending love and prayers to our community and beyond.

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Saving now for that next vacation

Right now you’re hunkering down and fantasizing about the day when the world is such that you can take a much-deserved vacay.

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Elected officials and 32BJ: ‘Include airport workers in bailout’

The airline companies might see some relief, but workers want a piece of the action.

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Supermarkets are hiring amid COVID-19 panic

COVID-19 cost you your job? A few places want to hire you.

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The digital divide in low-income communities could widen with coronavirus pandemic

With schools closed, large assemblies banned and many colleges, universities and schools implementing a strategy of online tutelage for all students for the remainder of the spring semester...

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COVID-19 is a plague, but we are sticking together

The coronavirus is beyond anything that I have ever witnessed. This is a nightmare. However, the difference is that it is not a six or seven-hour nightmare.

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