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Black employees find racist doll hanging in their work truck

An African-American couple from Florida was shocked and outraged when they found a “slave” doll painted with a racist slur left hanging on their work truck.

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Blogging With Confidence: Black bloggers who inspire us!

If you feel stuck in a cycle of work and no play and are seeking a respite from the monotony, look to these inspirational Black bloggers.

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Statue of Liberty climber found guilty on 3 federal charges

A protestor who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day was found guilty on three federal charges during a one-day trial Monday.

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Gov. Cuomo announces plans to legalize recreational marijuana in NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his agenda for 2019 on Monday, putting the legalization of recreational marijuana and fixing New York City's crumbling subway system among his top priorities for the start of his third term.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson expected to visit NYCHA

HUD Secretary Ben Carson will be visiting a NYCHA Development Tuesday and will be meeting with the Mayor.

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Cosby attorneys list 11 problematic rulings for appeals court

Bill Cosby’s attorneys are confident that there are significant legal (and more importantly, appealable) issues stemming from his trial last spring on aggravated sexual assault.

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How zip codes relate to achievement gaps

There’s no question that education quality has an extraordinary impact on the future lives of students.

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Prada slammed after racist figures appear at NYC store

Luxury brand Prada is in hot water after a window display of what appeared to be blackface figures were seen at its SoHo location.

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NYC to pay $2M to family of mentally ill woman shot by cop

New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.

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Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition

“One of the most pernicious forms of racial discrimination and injustice in the United States criminal justice system is the racially-motivated use of prosecutorial peremptory challenges during the jury selection process."

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NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots

With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the NAACP national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why.

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Jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

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LIVE STREAM: Rolling Loud Festival

Rolling Loud Festival is a multi-day music event that is now the largest hip hop festival in the world.

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‘Too Hot to Handel!’ Washington Heights orchestra brings modern twist to ‘Messiah’

Too many still think of classical music as something that “other” people do. Chris Whittaker, conductor of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, is attempting to change that.

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‘Blood Brothers’ is about brotherhood—and love

Trey Songz was recently in town to promote his starring role in the new indie film “Blood Brothers.”

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Earl Sweatshirt releases long-awaited third album ‘Some Rap Songs’

The long-awaited third album from the reluctant rap icon Earl Sweatshirt, born Thebe Kgositsile, has emerged as a somewhat docile, Shakespearean overture.

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Mackey Twins Art Gallery seeks to expand presence of Black artists, collectors

The identical twin sisters started out as collectors themselves, finding a way to purchase art by people of color on meager teacher salaries.

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‘Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen’—A sensational evening!

Vereen definitely had the audience in the palm of his hand, and it was a wonderful place to be.

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Jazz Notes: Charles Lloyd at 80, Harlem Stage, Ray Chew, ‘Green Book’

The saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd is one of our iconic elders.

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Harlem goings-on

There is much to celebrate in Harlem this month.

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