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Saturday’s 21st Annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

Some grassroots activists had hoped that by January this year former President Barack Obama would have addressed, if not released, some of the nation’s decades-long serving political prisoners on his way out of the White House.

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Executive disorder: Trump ban leads to chaos and mass mobilizations

“Flagrantly unconstitutional,” is what New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called President Donald Trump’s Friday, 27, 2017, executive orders suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days and banning the admittance of Muslims from Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Yemen into the U.S. and barring all Syrian refugees indefinitely.

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Community celebrates Sean Bell 10-year anniversary

This past Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Nov 25, 2016, the parents and former fiancé of Sean Bell celebrated the life of the 23-year-old father of two, who was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets by three NYPD officers 10 years ago.

Killer cop cuffed

It was surreal. Like a scene from a movie or TV drama. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, when they slapped the handcuffs on officer Wayne Isaacs, the family of his slain victim, Delrawn Small, gasped and cheered at the same time.

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Single moms and the race for public office

Tenacity and fortitude is something mothers develop almost as a natural second and third string to their bow.

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Police Commissioner resigning in September

“Ding dong the warlock is gone!” declared an elated Assemblyman Charles Barron, upon hearing that the somewhat controversial police commissioner had just announced that he was going to be retiring next month.

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Police Commissioner resigning in September

Bye Bye Bratton

“Ding dong the warlock is gone!” declared an elated Assemblyman Charles Barron, upon hearing that the somewhat controversial police commissioner had just announced that he as going to be retiring next month.

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Mint Condition, the world’s most underrated band, rocks NYC

Mint Condition for president, and B.B. King’s for V.P.—yes! Mint Condition lives up to the title of their 1996 third studio album, “Definition of a Band.” Think Earth, Wind & Fire, bring in Maze and Frankie Beverly, bring in 90s R&B/funk doused in the energy of the 2000s, then you have this band.

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The world mourns and celebrates Muhammad Ali—The Greatest of all time

The man known as the “Black Superman,” Muhammad Ali, passed away Friday, June 5, 2016.

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Mother's Day tears: Women mourn the lives of their children taken by violence

Mother’s Day may be a commercially contrived premise, but it brings with it a deep sense of sentimentality for many.

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