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New York remains cautious as COVID cases rise nationally

As New York enters Phase 3 reopenings, the city and state are continuing to take precautions to keep COVID-19 out and not end up like several states across the nation that are seeing record spikes in cases.

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Newark declares Juneteenth as citywide day of remembrance

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka signed an executive order on Juneteenth proclaiming that this year and every year thereafter, Juneteenth will be a day of remembrance and education for all Newark municipal employees, including teach-ins and workshops.

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WHITE LIES: Central Park racial incident sparks outrage

In 1955 Carolyn Bryant, a white woman, lied about an encounter she alleged she had with Black youth Emmett Till.

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COVID-19 redefines homegoings

Social distancing rules during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting a damper on having large events of any kind including concerts, festivals, conventions and church services.

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Mayor Baraka partners with Newark property owners to provide housing for homeless during COVID-19

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently announced a $1 million program to immediately house people in need of shelter.

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COVID-19 is redefining church

As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rises across the nation, social distancing is being promoted as a means of prevention and large crowds are being deterred.

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New law allowing people on probation and parole to vote takes effect in NJ

Ron Pierce always valued the right to vote and remembers Election Day being meaningful in his house growing up.

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VIRAL NATION: Coronavirus and civil rights

Civil rights leaders and advocates say they want to make sure that Black Americans are getting their fair share of prevention and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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PODCAST NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks coronavirus

On the latest episode of our podcast, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson discuss the civil rights aspect of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Disney Dreamers Academy provides magical experience for teens amid changes

The 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine is canceled over coronavirus concerns but students still had the opportunity to experience Walt Disney World.

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