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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.

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.

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.

Gwen Carr wants police brutality to stop ‘today’

“I believe in getting right up in their face,” Gwen Carr told the AmNews Tuesday. “I don’t believe in phone calls and letters because those go unanswered.”

Commission in Newark to target gentrification

As more major corporations want to call Newark home and more people from New York City are coming in looking for bargain rents, local officials assembled a new commission to fight gentrification.

Bergen County NAACP elects new president

Junius "Jeff" Carter of Englewood was elected as the new president of the NAACP Bergen County branch after the chapter’s former president Anthony Cureton was elected Bergen County Sheriff.

Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club in Bed-Stuy celebrates 39 years of community service

Despite the onslaught of the relentless tide of realtors and developers, the party goes on at Eddie Thomas Freeman’s esteemed Bedford-Stuyvesant acclaimed Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club (609-615 Dekalb Ave. on the corner of Nostrand Avenue) in Brooklyn.

Sen. Kevin Parker hosts free citizenship assistance event

Last Saturday, Sen. Kevin Parker and the City University of New York collaborated at the Flatbush YMCA on their annual free citizenship application assistance event, CUNY CitizenshipNow!

People versus polls: Does anti-Amazon sentiment reflect reality?

Critics of Amazon’s deal with New York City continue to be loud and forceful.

Brooklyn mom heads home from Rikers to reunite with her baby boy

The mom whose son was pulled from her arms was ordered released from Rikers on Tuesday afternoon and was finally allowed to return home and reunite with her son hours later.

Charges dropped against mom after video shows baby being yanked from her arms at benefits office

Charges against a mother were dropped after video captured by a bystander showed officers pulling a 1-year-old baby from her arms at a Brooklyn benefits office, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday.

2 on desk duty after outrage over video of baby yanked from mom at benefits office, but family skeptical

It’s video that’s been viewed, shared and commented on hundreds of thousands of times worldwide on social media, and exponentially more times than that on other media.

‘Unacceptable’ video shows cops pulling baby from woman at Brooklyn SNAP center

Video shows a group of police officers pulling a 1-year-old baby from a woman's arms and dragging the woman across the floor of a Brooklyn food assistance center.

State legislators honor Mayor David Dinkins with the Living Legend Award at the Apollo Theater

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators recognized and honored the esteemed Mayor David Dinkins with the Living Legend Award at the Apollo Theater on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

Danisha Baughan—Chatting and chewing for grand community engagement

“It started off as small gatherings of family and friends discussing issues that were going on in their daily lives,” said Danisha Baughan, who is a New York State certified school and mental health counselor. “But as it progressed, our ...

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