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City outlaws discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.

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Home to Harlem event space and gallery to showcase African-American artistry

A new event and gallery space in Harlem aims to pay homage to the neighborhood’s creative roots and African-American culture.

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Brooklyn memorializes Frederick D. Thompson, top coach, lawyer and former NYS assistant attorney general

Extraordinarily successful track and field coach Frederick D. Thompson may be now best remembered as the founder of the Atoms Track Club of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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Kindergarteners make Valentine’s Day visit to senior center

Nearly two dozen local kindergarteners made a special Valentine’s Day visit to senior citizens at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center (Covello) in East Harlem.

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Public Advocate candidates answer the tough questions

New Yorkers have 17 candidates to choose from in next week’s special election for public advocate. The highly sought after seat, vacated by Letitia James after her election to serve as the state attorney general, is often a clear shot for anyone wanting to be the city’s next mayor.

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‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett turns himself in, faces felony charge for alleged hate crime hoax

More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday morning.

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Neighborhood Defender Service establishing office in Wayne County

he Wayne County Procurement Division announced that it has recommended the Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS) for tentative award of the contract to establish a public defender office in Wayne County.

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Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

A police official says “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect “for filing a false police report” and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.

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Snow forecast for NY, NJ as large storm system approaches

A large storm system will approach the region from the south bringing some snow for Wednesday, before turning into rain.

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Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.

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