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Brotherhood/Sister Sol raises $1.3 million at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) recently hosted its 15th annual VOICES benefit gala.

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Harlem resident benefits from billionaire’s big gift

Like millions of other college graduates in America, Harlemite Elijah Dormeus, 22, was seated during his commitment ceremony donning his cap and gown listening to the keynote speaker, thinking about his future when he received an unexpected graduation gift.

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De Blasio signs executive order to increase advertising in community and ethnic media

With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio increased the advertising revenue for ethnic and community media, directing city agencies to spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital publication advertising budget on the targeted media outlets.

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Transforming teen moms from ‘statistic to success’

According to the Center for Disease Control, rates of teenage pregnancy have declined across all racial/ethnic groups since the 1990s, although the rates for Black teens are still more than twice the rate for white teens.

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Bergen County Chapter of The Links, Inc. celebrates 45 years of service

The Bergen County Chapter of The Links, Inc. celebrates 45 years of service to the Bergen County community with its 14th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at The Venetian in Garfield, N.J., on May 11.

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Leaders say ‘no’ to new youth prison in Newark

Newark leaders are speaking out against the state’s plans to build a youth development center in the Brick City.

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Black Columbia University student alleges racial profiling by campus security

Columbia University senior Alexander McNab was thrust into the spotlight this week after video of campus security guards pinning him down at Barnard College surfaced and went viral.

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Sade Lythcott—Continuing the legacy at the National Black Theatre

Sade Lythcott is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of the nonprofit, community-based National Black Theatre in Harlem.

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Pan-Hellenic Council joining with Got to Stop against human trafficking

Got To Stop has partnered with The National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York City to lead a community call to action, “Got to Stop Trafficking Walk!” on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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College bound and ready: Justin Hayes

Honor student Justin Hayes of Harlem is feeling pretty good after his acceptance to 27 colleges and receiving $1 million in scholarships.

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