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Attempted terrorist attack puts NYC on high alert

New York City is dealing once again with the aftermath of an attempted terrorist attack. Luckily, this time, there were few injuries and the suspect was caught.

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Woman of the Year: Tamika Mallory

“Powerful” is the word activist Tamika D. Mallory says sums up what 2017 means to her. This year, the 36-year-old was thrust further into the spotlight for her work as national co-chair for the Women’s March and continuing the fight for social justice.

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Hunger remains major issue in the city

Youma Nafo, who serves as food pantry coordinator at Harlem’s African Services Committee, said his organization has noticed an increase in the number of people who need pantry services over the past two years.

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NYPD Police Academy library named after city's first Black police commissioner

The library at the NYPD Police Academy is now called the Benjamin Ward Memorial Library, honoring New York City’s first Black police commissioner.

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'Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Stage, television and film actor Earle Hyman has died. He was best known for his role as Bill Cosby’s fictional father Russell Huxtable on the sitcom “The Cosby Show” as well as the voice of Panthro in the 1980s action cartoon “ThunderCats.”

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Tamika Mallory, NAACP meet with American Airlines CEO

Activist Tamika Mallory and several civil rights leaders met with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding the company's alleged racial discrimination practices.

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Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-17 at five locations.

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Who was Sgt. La David Johnson?

As his family lays him to rest, here are some things you should know about Sgt. La David Johnson.

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Deadline for Disney’s Dreamers Academy looms

The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate with Steve Harvey and Essence in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Amazon’s second headquarters could bring 50,000 jobs to Newark

As cities across the nation join in the race for Amazon to build its second headquarters, Newark is among those hoping the retail giant will become the city’s next big employer.

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