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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Interest Rates and Fees

Interest payments are nearly unavoidable for adults. Credit cards, mortgages, and student loans all charge interest on outstanding balances, and the money spent can add up fast.

Daniel Prude grand jury proceeding transcripts released

New York Attorney General Letitia James has released the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings in her office’s investigation into the March 2020 death of Daniel Prude.

Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center names new CEO

Dr. Raymond Codrington is the new chief executive officer of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) in Brooklyn, the board of trustees announced last week.

Murphy unveils gun reform package for NJ

Homicides in New Jersey went up 23% in 2020. A series of gun reforms proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy aims to cut down on the violence by putting millions in funding toward community programs and even banning certain firearms.

Feb. 14 designated as Frederick Douglass Day in NJ

Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was signed into law on Monday. The resolution declares Feb. 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in New Jersey.

Harlem proclaiming and celebrating

Check out these celebrations and proclamations that happened around Harlem.

Jon Yearwood’s Great Burger Business pandemic pivot

Everyone is talking about having a COVID pandemic pivot/side hustle. Jon Yearwood took it to a whole other level with the creation and launch of his The Burger House He was inspired to start the business from constantly being hungry ...

Start Saving Now for Future Expenses With These Helpful Tips

Saving for a home down payment or future educational expenses can take years, and doing so often seems unattainable.

Legislation would honor Harlem Hellfighters

Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi is introducing legislation that would award a long-overdue Congressional Gold Medal to the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters.”

NJDOC reaches over $20 million settlement with victims in sexual abuse case

The New Jersey Department of Corrections reached a $20.8 million settlement with more than 20 former and current female inmates who were sexually abused at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for women in Clinton, N.J.

National Action Network Virtual Convention kicks off

The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network began its annual convention on Wednesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of this year’s convention is being held virtually.

Advocates continue call for prison reform

On Monday, New York State political leaders and 10 state lawmakers joined the People’s Campaign for Parole Justice for a virtual press conference urging the passage of the Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole bills for the post-budget state ...

Daily subway ridership tops 2 million for the first time since beginning of pandemic

MTA officials report that 2,009,025 trips were recorded on the subway on April 8, the first time that more than 2 million trips were taken on the subway since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.

Sheena Wright of United Way of New York City says Together We Thrive to help Black businesses

Sheena Wright, president and CEO of United Way of New York City, has created an initiative called Together We Thrive to help Black-owned businesses strive to accomplish their goals.

Protect Your Personal Information With These Online Shopping Tips

The explosion of online shopping has made purchasing groceries, gifts, and home décor more convenient than ever.

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