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Trump administration calls for elimination of heating assistance program for low-income families

The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.

College scholarships for African-American students

As students begin filling out their college applications, families are looking for ways to pay for higher education. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

Funeral held for hero soldier who saved lives in tragic Bronx apartment fire

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to a hero, who gave his life to save others.

Do you know the Black CEOs of these well-known companies?

50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies.

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill serving as commencement speakers at Rutgers University

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill are serving as the commencement speakers for Rutgers University.

N.J. police officer accused of exposing himself to Black children found not guilty

A Penns Grove, N.J., police officer accused of exposing himself to two Black children at a restaurant last year was found not guilty by a judge.

Locally and nationally, immigrants are being shoved aside

Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.

Trump’s budget a harbinger of ‘spiritual death’

On its surface Trump’s second budget proposal released Monday bolsters military spending while it will leave Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps in tatters.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, wins coveted leadership

Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has captured the Ibrahim Prize for distinguished African leadership. She is the fifth recipient of the prize since it was first presented in 2007.

Colombia’s peace process witnesses another death: Temístocles Machado

Temístocles Machado, a popular community activist in Buenaventura, Colombia, was murdered Jan. 27.

Rob Porter working for Trump without a security clearance

Vetting staff is not important to Trump because he only cares about their loyalty to him.

Locally and nationally, immigrants are being shoved aside

Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.

Advocates demand Labor Department allow workers to keep their tips

A new proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration would allow employers to have access to their workers’ pooled tips.

Celebrating Black History Month

There were good “vibes” all-around at the Con Edison-Town Hall Black History Month celebration at The Town Hall on Broadway (123 W. 43rd St.) Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 with performances by Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

To prosecute or not prosecute fare evaders

The mayor, the police commissioner, the district attorney, the MTA chairman and straphangers have brought the debate over fare evasion to the forefront again.

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