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Black wrestler forced to cut locks

The fallout continues after a Black high school wrestler in New Jersey was forced to cut his locks by a white referee before a match.

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Person of The Year: Letitia James

Attorney General-elect Letitia “Tish” James was a teenager when she saw her brother unjustly arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.

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AmNews Year In Review 2018

Here is a look at some of this year's top headlines.

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South Jersey Black church being turned into museum honoring Harriet Tubman

Reports indicate that a church in Cape May, N.J., is being transformed into a museum honoring abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman.

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Mother attacked by police with baby in arms suing city

The community continues to rally around young Brooklyn mother Jazmine Headley, who was thrust in the spotlight last week after video surfaced of police and security at a Human Resource Administration center in Brooklyn trying to take her 1-year-old baby.

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Commission in Newark to target gentrification

As more major corporations want to call Newark home and more people from New York City are coming in looking for bargain rents, local officials assembled a new commission to fight gentrification.

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Candidates for public advocate make their case

The stage is set for the special election for the next public advocate after Letitia James’ victory to be the next state attorney general.

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Cory Booker 2020: Will he or won’t he?

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker continues to fan the flames of possibility over a 2020 presidential run.

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Sheriff Anthony Cureton changing police/community relations

Newly elected Anthony Cureton only had 44 days to run for Bergen County sheriff after disgraced former Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned in September. In a recent interview with the AmNews, Cureton said he wants to focus on more discussions with the community.

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One Lady and two men in a room: Andrea Stewart-Cousins

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins makes her way into the history books this week after being elected the majority leader of the New York State Senate. She is the first woman to lead a major conference in the State Legislature.

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