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Dominique Sharpton Bright expecting first child

Dominique Sharpton Bright, the daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Al Sharpton, recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

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Bronx street renamed after slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia

One year after the killing of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, family members, law enforcement and the community came together in the Bronx last week to make sure her name will always be remembered.

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Black grandmother dies after power company shuts off electricity needed for her oxygen tank

The family of 68-year-old Linda Daniels is grieving after New Jersey-based power company PSEG cut off the electricity to the grandmother’s home, resulting in her oxygen tank being shut off and ultimately her death.

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Short-term shelter re-opened for homeless left on the street in Newark during heat wave

Nearly 200 homeless people in Newark were left on the street during the recent heat wave after a homeless shelter closed. The city has now opened a winter shelter to help with the issue.

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NAACP National Convention targeting millennials and youth

Organizers are gearing up for the NAACP’s 109th National Convention set to kick off in San Antonio, Texas, July 14 through July 18, with plans to target young people.

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Summer kicks off in NYC with dangerous heat wave

Fire hydrants blasting water in city streets and the sound of humming air conditioners can only mean that summer has arrived in New York City.

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July is National Minority Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, and the stigma of mental illness and the shame associated with getting help continue.

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Bullying at its worse at city schools

A new report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer says bullying at public schools is at an all-time high.

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More than 800 children poisoned by lead in NYCHA

As the federal government steps in to help the New York City Housing Authority, the curtain continues to reveal just how serious conditions are in public housing.

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Dr. Michael Baston living in the best of both worlds

Dr. Michael Baston’s passion for helping others achieve their dreams is the perfect ingredient for his dual role as president of Rockland Community College in Suffern, N.Y. and senior pastor of St. Luke Cathedral in Queens.

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