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HBCU champion George H. Andrews passes away at 87

Longtime Brooklyn resident George H. Andrews has died.

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DOJ gets backlash from NAACP over settling cases without consent decrees

The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.

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Assata Shakur's birthday celebrated in Newark

Assata Shakur’s birthday was celebrated July 16 at the REFAL CTR in Newark hosted by the New Jersey Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee.

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Sanctuary city status strengthened in Newark

A 10-page executive order spelling out Newark’s sanctuary city status and the protocols and protections that the city provides to undocumented immigrants was signed by Mayor Ras Baraka this week.

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High-ranking official arrested over Flint water crisis

Five health officials in Flint, Mich., are being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with contamination of the city’s water that caused 14 deaths.

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Congressman Donald Payne announces $3.7 million in Upward Bound grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. recently announced the awarding of nearly $3.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 grant funding to New Jersey institutions of higher education through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program for pre-college education programs for disadvantaged students.

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East Orange observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day to combat violence

Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.

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Bronx BP hosts annual Ramadan celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated with the Muslim community Tuesday at his annual Iftar Dinner in honor of the holy month of Ramadan at the Bronx County building.

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Tulsa deals with another police shooting of Black man

After the acquittal of white Tulsa, Okla., police officer Betty Shelby for the killing of unarmed, Black father Terence Crutcher, the city is grappling with yet another police shooting of a Black man.

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NYPD Officer indicted for transporting narcotics in exchange for money

NYPD officer Nysia Stroud, 29, was indicted for transporting marijuana and more than one kilogram of cocaine in exchange for money.

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