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Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.

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Black mom of 5 wins $110 Million lawsuit against Bronx hospital for malpractice

Keimoneia Redish, a Black grandmother from New York who was left crippled for life due to medical malpractice, has recently won a massive $110.6 million in damages.

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Protesters demonstrate against fare increases

Riders are paying more to ride the subway and that has inspired some protesters to take a stand on the platform and at the bus stop.

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John Singleton, ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director and writer, hospitalized after stroke

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said Saturday.

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Harlem street renamed in honor of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

The northeast corner of 123rd Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem now bears the names of famed acting and civil rights couple Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

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Notre Dame fundraising inspires people to donate nearly $2 million to rebuild burned Louisiana churches

As hundreds of millions of dollars roll in to help rebuild the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, people have been inspired to donate to rebuild three churches in Louisiana that were intentionally burned down.

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PODCAST: Columbia University student alleging racial profiling by campus security wants change

Check out this week's episode of the New York Amsterdam News Podcast where we sit down with Columbia University Alexander McNab who is accusing campus security of racially profiling him.

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Harlem School for the Arts announces major renovation

The Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center recently announced the start of a major construction project that will transform the 37,000 square foot facility.

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Famed ’50s group The Chantels fêted in the Bronx

On April 5, famed ’50s female group The Chantels received a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue, in the Bronx, in front of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church where the group began.

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Bill aimed at protecting voters of color passes Senate Elections Committee

State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie, chair of elections, introduced and the Senate Elections Committee passed a law that will safeguard all New Yorkers’ rights to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

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