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NAACP New Jersey State Conference 2017 convention set for Oct. 5-8 in Parsippany

The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP is set to hold its 2017 convention at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel Oct. 5 through Oct. 8 in Parsippany, N.J.

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City Council Members call for for greater regulation of private bus companies after fatal crash

City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Peter Koo called for further collaboration between the City Council, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Police Department to crack down on bad private bus companies and take them out of operation.

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A Black man's emotional recovery from 9/11

Frederick Myers plans to spend this September 11 in solitude.

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State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins continues push to be majority leader

Elected officials gathered in Harlem in defense of State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Monday in an effort to make her leader of the State Senate.

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Maplewood police chief and captain among those on leave after controversial video released

Six Maplewood, N.J., police officers along with Chief Robert Cimino and Captain Joshua Cummis have been disciplined after a video was released of the officers making racist comments and controversial arrests, according to reports.

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One-on-one with Mayor de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio held his 31st town hall meeting in Harlem last week.

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Sen. Cory Booker introduces bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced the Marijuana Justice Act that would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

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African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 17

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 48th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

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More than 200 warrants cleared at Another Chance event in the Bronx

More than 300 people attended last Saturday’s Another Chance event in the Bronx, and 226 summons warrants were erased.

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Families of Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray hold memorial basketball tournament

Seeking to turn tragedy into a force for positive change, the families of police shooting victims Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray came together last weekend for the Hoops for Justice memorial basketball tournament.

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