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New safety plan announced at Horizon Juvenile Center after violence

After two weeks of violent clashes inside the Horizon Juvenile Center, New York City officials announced several reforms Thursday to improve security and teen engagement inside the facility.

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EXCLUSIVE: A first look at the upcoming gospel film 'Revival! The Experience'

The Amsterdam News is proud to share an exclusive first look at Harry Lennix's upcoming film "REVIVAL! The Experience"

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Sharpton hosts NAN Triumph Awards

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, folks put on their glad rags, sparkles and bright smiles and headed down to Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Triumph Awards.

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Nigeria Independence Day Parade takes Manhattan

Nigerians, Africans within and outside the continent and the entire diaspora (the Caribbean was well represented) came out Oct. 6, 2018, the first Saturday of October, to celebrate Africa’s most populous nation’s 58th Independence Day.

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Teens shine at Power of You event

Simply because “The Future Is Female,” Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, delivered the keynote speech and performed at the fifth annual Power of You Teens empowerment experience at the Riverside Ballroom on Claremont Avenue in Manhattan.

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Michael Bloomberg changes party affiliation, re-registers as Democrat

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he is changing his voter registration to Democrat.

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Anthony Weiner to be released from prison early

Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to be released from prison about three months earlier than initially scheduled, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

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Advocates encourage voting rights for New York parolees

The politics of fear and the false connection between race, dangerousness, and criminality have served as obstacles to parole justice for far too long, according to Anthony Thompson, the director of the New York University Law Center on Race Inequality and the Law.

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Black man handcuffed while trying to move a TV into his new house

Karle Robinson, a 61-year old African-American man from Kansas, was recently handcuffed by a police officer when he was moving into his own home, suspecting him as a burglar in his own house.

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Kanye West to visit Trump, discuss prison reform, violence

Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House.

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