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Protesters shut down East Pittsburgh streets in protest of police killing of 17-year-old Antwon Rose

The forecast called for pouring, drenching rain, and they still came.

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3 killed in Bronx shooting; gunman at large: police

Three people are dead a shooter opened fire outside a strip mall in the Bronx Thursday, authorities said.

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‘Why Are They Shooting At Him?’: Witness captures video of fatal police shooting of unarmed Black teen

An unarmed Black teen was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh late Tuesday (June 19).

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Big Daddy Kane inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rapper Antonio Hardy, better known as Big Daddy Kane, is being inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Celebrity Path during the third annual Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk. He will also get the Key to Brooklyn.

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Community preparedness boot camp held in Harlem

The NYC Emergency Management Department recently hosted the first session of a two-day Community Preparedness Boot Camp in Harlem.

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Swinging under the stars

NYC Parks recently hosted A Night of Jazz & Swing with the Harlem Swing Dance Society and the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.

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City council celebrated African-American music appreciation month

Bronx Council Member Andy King, along with members of the Council’s Black, Latino & Asian Caucus, celebrated African-American Music Appreciation Month with an awards ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

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NYSED launches summer reading program

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Library are partnering with 1,100 main public libraries and neighborhood branches statewide to launch Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the 2018 New York State summer reading program.

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay inspires others to share childhood photos in protest of family separation policy

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay wrote these words on Twitter Tuesday night, and shared a childhood picture of herself and her mom, inspiring thousands of others to do the same in protest of the Trump Administration family separation policy.

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The first 6 African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires

Immediately following Emancipation, there were 4,047 millionaires in the United States -- and six of them were African American.

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