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Vaccine uptick found in African Americans, but access and misinformation still confounds community

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the life span of Black males by an average of three years and has robbed Hispanic men of about 2.5 years, according to the latest information from health officials.

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American Cancer Society and four HBCUs announce diversity in cancer research program

The American Cancer Society (ACS), along with four historically black medical schools including Charles Drew Medical School, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, and Morehouse School of Medicine, announced a groundbreaking Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Program to help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cancer research field.

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Congress passes EQUAL Act, bill that seeks to eliminate sentencing disparities harshly doled out to African Americans

Two minutes before members of the U.S. House of Representatives cast their votes, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine weighed in on H.R. 1693 – the EQUAL Act.

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Facing deadline, more NY health care workers vaccinate

Thousands of health care workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared, according to state figures.

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Experts and activists to speak on 'Blacks at the Border' forum

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival) will host a Zoom forum on the situation at the border.

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Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history

After a historic gap of 566 days, the country’s largest performing-arts organization had resumed staged presentations in the start of the season scheduled to run until June 11.

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In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity.

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Federal judges: NYC can impose vaccine mandate on teachers

The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday, leading lawyers for teachers to say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, design more systems to catch and drain water and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city earlier this month.

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Vaccination deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers

Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get 11th-hour inoculations.

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Is 50-50 fair? Dems say new map should reflect their success

Some Democrats on a bipartisan redistricting commission in Virginia said Monday that new legislative districts will be fair only if they reflect the partisan success Democrats have had in the state for the past decade.

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R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations.

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VIDEO: 7th Annual Amsterdam News Labor Awards Breakfast

The “New York Amsterdam News Tying Communities Together Labor Awards Breakfast” recognizes the outstanding contributions of key figures to the labor movement.

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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children.

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NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff shortages.

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Select list of winners at the Tony Awards

Select winners at the Tony Awards, presented Sunday night in New York City

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Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college

As Democrats push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, they’re promising historic investments across the arc of an education — from early childhood to college and beyond — in what advocates describe as the most comprehensive package of its kind in decades.

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Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.

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Supporters continue call for firing of NYPD detective on anniversary of police killing of Mohamed Bah

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 2012 police killing of Mohamed’ Bah. His mother, Hawa Bah, religious leaders and community supporters are rallying in front of the apartment building where Mohamed was killed to demand Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Shea to fire NYPD Dt. Edwin Mateo for his role in Mohamed's death.

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Singer Kelly Price safe after being reported missing

A legal representative for Kelly Price said the R&B singer is safe after reports surfaced she was missing.

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