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Activists mark 52 years since the Newark Rebellion

On Friday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.

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Update: Newark continues to deal with lead in water

Last month, Newark officials reported elevated levels of lead in the city’s water in some homes and buildings with the primary sources of lead exposure being lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil.

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Mom demands consequences for son’s death

Matthew McCree’s mother Louna Dennis couldn’t even sit in the courtroom during the trial for the alleged killer of her son

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Alphonso David appointed first African-American president of the Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign has named lawyer Alphonso David as president of the LGBTQ civil rights organization

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Black podcasters come together for Afros & Audio Podcast Festival

Black podcast coalition Afros & Audio hosted its inaugural two-day festival at live recording audience theater We Are Much Different in Brooklyn.

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School guidance counselor Gwendolyn Annette Simmons passes away

Gwendolyn Annette Simmons (affectionately known as Gwen) is best remembered for her years working in the New York City public school system as a music teacher and guidance counselor.

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Street signs unveiled for newly renamed ‘Paul Robeson Boulevard’

Eighteen signs are now in place in New Brunswick bearing “Paul Robeson Blvd.” replacing what used to be Commercial Avenue.

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Newark forum focuses on domestic violence

Domestic violence in New Jersey is on the rise.

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Police fatally shoot Black man in South Bend

South Bend, IN is the focus of one of the nations’ latest police involved shootings that’s left a Black man dead and a community demanding answers.

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Bronx graduates honored with community BBQ

Bronx City Council Member Andy King hosted a graduation cookout with hundreds of his constituents recently graduating from elementary, middle and high school, as well as post-secondary grads.

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