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African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 16

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 49th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

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Wrongly convicted Black man is exonerated after spending years in prison

John Bunn’s tears continue to flow after a court cleared his name from a 17-year prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Blair M. Duncan appointed president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Blair M. Duncan was named president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Duncan, who previously served as executive vice president of the organization, takes his new position after Kenneth Knuckles recently announced his retirement from the position after 15 years.

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New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

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Mother of Waffle House shooting victim accepts college degree on her daughter’s behalf

Mother of Waffle House shooting victim accepts college degree on her daughter’s behalf

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Killing of two Black men by group of whites sparks outrage but little media coverage

As the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens to remember Blacks who have been lynched, the heinous act of civilian whites killing African-Americans for no reason is still happening.

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Community asked to help police by viewing surveillance cameras in Newark

Community asked to help police by viewing surveillance cameras in Newark

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Waffle House scattered, smothered and covered in crime

Waffle House scattered, smothered and covered in crime

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The Rev. Dr. Melony Samuels is investing in individuals

With thousands of New Yorkers struggling with hunger, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Executive Director and founder the Rev. Dr. Melony Samuels is a key figure in the fight to make sure those without food are taken care of.

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Brothers Thrive initiative targets Black men for mental health services

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray is expanding her platform of mental health awareness to target Black men.

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