Nayaba Arinde

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NYCHA'S HOPE: AmNews sits down with NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye

Relentless and vitriolic has been the focused assault on NYCHA in general and the city agency’s Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye in particular.

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Parents storm City Hall in slavery incident protest

Singing and chanting in English and Spanish, dozens of heavy-coated and woolly hat-wearing parents and activists stormed the doors at City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 6, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio, “Which side are you on?” They emphasized the need for cultural competence in schools.

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The Power Cultural Currency—Amsterdam News 2017 Man Of The Year Talib Kweli

“Hip-hop is beautiful because it shows us the complete truth,” said Talib Kweli, known for socially conscious lyrics and activism.

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Robbers and killers in home invasion case apprehended, one still sought

“There are no words to properly capture the outrage our community is experiencing over the death of Waldiman Thompson, a 91-year-old resident of Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant who, along with his 100-year-old wife Ethlin, were the victim of a deadly home invasion,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the Amsterdam News.

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Storms' Aftermath: NYers front and center in hurricane relief

With some flooded and battered areas still unreachable, and fear of disease spreading in many of the hurricane-hammered Caribbean countries, residents of many islands are struggling to find some degree of normalcy, as the pursuit for food, water, shelter and electricity remains a priority.

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Trump Charlottesville fallout continues

Even those critics who have developed an impenetrable steel-like facade to the almost daily panned President Donald Trump statements, tweets and actions were astounded as he likened the flag-carrying, torch-wielding, stick-waving neo-Nazis and their ilk to the mostly white counter-protestors in Virginia.

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Annual SOURCE360 to talk social justice, music, technology and leadership

There’s going to be a hip-hop/social justice takeover in Brooklyn next week as the fourth SOURCE360 Festival and Conference takes over several venues, Brooklyn blocks and street corners. Hip-hop artists, social justice, civil action, progressive politics and rap predictions and expectations panels are all a part of the extensive four-day program.

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Summer shooting madness

A warm summer July night brought out yet more blue and white police cars and yellow and black caution tape and shell casings, with uniformed officers and detectives surrounding an active scene.

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Anti-violence groups working toward 'Summer of Peace'

June is Gun Awareness Month, highlighting the sharp increase in firearm fatalities and survivors.

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