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Brotherhood/Sister Sol nets $1 million at recent gala

The stars were out last Wednesday as Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at Gotham Hall in Midtown and honored actor Jeffrey Wright and famed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.

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Jordan Edwards case: Killer cop had reckless past

A police office is charged and jailed for murder and a family and community say goodbye to a child as the saga over the police shooting of unarmed, Black 15-year-old Jordan Edwards continues.

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Bronx Beating: Street vendor fights for life after brutal attack

Community leaders, elected officials and advocates in the South Bronx sent a stern message to police as well as the suspect who allegedly attacked a vendor who was stopping a purse snatcher.

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Texas terror: Police kill unarmed, Black teen

On April 29, Black, unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards became the 386th person this year killed by police when he was gunned down by an officer in Balch Springs, Texas.

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Newark Police Department unveils body cams

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Panasonic Systems Communications Company launched the body-worn and dashboard camera pilot program for the Newark Police Division Wednesday.

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NAN kicks off annual convention

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Harry Belafonte, filmmaker Spike Lee and Sybrina Fulton are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 25th annual National Action Network national convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel April 26-29.

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‘Raise The Age’ gets no praise

With the recent signage of the “Raise the Age” legislation, New York no longer automatically processes all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. However, critics say the legislation still needs fine-tuning.

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Starting on a high note: Adam Ray

Flutist Adam Ray has not only made a name for himself on the New York music scene but also accomplished a lot at his young age while bringing much needed diversity to classical music.

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McDonald’s Gospelfest celebrates 35 years in New Jersey

The 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Saturday, May 13, featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Fantasia among this year’s performers.

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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation gears up for biking season

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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