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New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization

Lawmakers in New York state have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize pot stalled.

Advocates push for New Jersey to allow undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, immigration advocates in New Jersey are pushing for a similar bill.

Newark water crisis continues

Recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities found elevated levels of lead in some homes and buildings served by the city’s water system.

State investigations cracking down on underage drinking and fake IDs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement isn’t letting up when it comes to fake IDs and underage drinking as summer gets underway.

Call them the ‘Exonerated Five’

Aftershocks continue after the release of Ava DuVernay’s miniseries “When They See Us” based on the Exonerated (formerly referred to as the Central Park) Five.

Master barber Kutzwell helping the Brooklyn community one haircut at a time

Trinidad born and Far Rockaway, Queens-raised, this Brooklyn-based master barber, public speaker and entrepreneur, Khane Kutzwell, is living out one of her goals by creating an inviting and safe space for people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to ...

Manhattan DA will not re-open cases linked to Central Park 5 prosecutors

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will not re-open the case history of the two prosectors involved in the Central Park Five wrongful conviction case.

Chamber Coalition offers day of opportunities; celebrates Juneteenth & Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The Chamber Coalition-New American Chamber of Commerce, the African-American International Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic-American International Chamber of Commerce...

Omega Psi Phi Kappa Omicron Chapter holds 10th Annual Food Pantry Drive

The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently donated $5,000 to five community food pantries in the city.

State legislators pass bill allowing jury duty exemption for breastfeeding women

The State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation providing breastfeeding women an exemption from jury duty.

Black South Jersey teacher claims she endured racial abuse

Black school teacher Tammy Jordan was the first Black teacher hired at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, N.J. in 25 years.

West Point cadet killed in accident laid to rest

Family and friends gathered on Tuesday for a memorial service for Christopher J. “C.J.” Morgan, the 22-year-old cadet killed during an accident when a vehicle overturned at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Pilot dead after helicopter crash lands onto roof of Manhattan office tower

A helicopter made a crash landing onto the roof a 54-story skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon

Flag Raising Ceremony commemorates Juneteenth

The 400 Years of African-American History Commission celebrated the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth Freedom Jubilee Celebration, to share “The History of Slavery” and to memorialize its ending.

A festive Inez Dickens garden party

A garden party given by Assemblymember Inez E. Dickens last Saturday in Harlem was a vibrant mixture of awards celebration, banquet, schmoozing, concert and, of course, fundraising.

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