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Judge, New York, Sheila Abdus-Salaam -

"Those of us who loved Sheila and knew her well do not believe that these unfounded conclusions have any basis in reality." - Gregory Jacobs, Sheila Abdus-Salaam Husband, Minister at the Episcopal Diocese of Newark Sheila Abdus-Salaam, first black woman on New York state's highest court. US police are asking for the public's help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering judge before she was found dead in New York's Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was found along the riverbank near her Manhattan home on April 12. She had been reported missing a day earlier. Two law...

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Correction Officers, Crime, Criminal Justice Department, New York, News, Rikers Island, Top Stories, Video -

Inmates ran wild at Rikers Island the day before Thanksgiving, according to Corrections Department sources and surveillance video.

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Culture Watch, David C. Banks, Eagle Academy schools, New York, News, The Infamous Future, Top Stories -

The ground-breaking new documentary film, THE INFAMOUS FUTURE insists that young Black and brown men are not going to be labeled as one of America’s “problems,” but instead shows that they can be one of its greatest successes.

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Culture Watch, David C. Banks, Eagle Academy schools, New York, News, The Infamous Future, Top Stories -

The ground-breaking new documentary film, THE INFAMOUS FUTURE insists that young Black and brown men are not going to be labeled as one of America’s “problems,” but instead shows that they can be one of its greatest successes.

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Crime, Danilo Payamps Pacheco, Featured, Gang Murder, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, New York, News, Top Stories, Trinitarios Gang -

A Bronx Criminal Court judge allowed Danilo Payamps Pacheco, one of the suspected gang members accused in the Bronx bodega murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, to leave Rikers Island if he can make bail of $500,000

The post Judge approves bail for one of the suspects in brutal butchering of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz appeared first on theGrio.

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Crime, Danueal Drayton, Killer, Los Angeles, Mental Illness, New York, News, Rapist, Samantha Stewart, Top Stories -

Los Angeles County judge ruled that accused rapist and killer Danueal Drayton, 27, is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart inside her home last July

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airplanes, aviation security firm, fumes, global elite group, kennedy airport, new york, symone ellis -

Pregnant mother Symone Ellis was only hoping to get away from the noxious fumes that come from airplanes at her job with Global Elite Group, an aviation security firm that staffs New York’s Kennedy Airport.

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More than 6,000 people have signed a petition in Buffalo, N.Y., that calls for a statue honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to be replaced with a more realistic likeness of the civil rights icon.

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angels strip club, baddie gi, cardi b, cardi b turns herself in to police, entertainment, jade, new york, news, offset, queens, strip club fight -

Police confirm Cardi B will turn herself in to authorities Monday in connection with a fight at a Queens strip club in August.

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Altercation, Cardi B, Entertainment, Featured, Music, New York, New York Fashion Week, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories, Video -

Cardi B and Nikki Minaj got into a physical altercation at a party during New York Fashion Week

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American Airlines, Flights, Haiti, JFK Airport, Living, Miami, Miami Fort Lauderdale Airport, New York, News, Port-au-Prince, Travel, Travel and Leisure -

American Airlines is shaking up its flight schedule to Haiti and the move could greatly impact Haitians in Florida who will be inconvenienced by the move. According to the Miami Herald, come Nov. 3, AA is reducing its direct flights to the country’s capital. Passengers will no longer be able to fly direct to Toussaint […]

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Free Jail Calls, National, New York, News -

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. […]

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Bronx, High School Sports, Lacrosse, New York -

The lacrosse team at Timothy Heckman’s Bronx, New York, high school is no longer short of equipment. SidelineSwap, an online sports gear marketplace, recently donated 29 new custom-dyed lacrosse sticks to Cardinal Hayes High School, where Heckman is an earth science teacher and head lacrosse coach. “They reached out to myself and my assistant coach, […]

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Featured, New York, News, NFL, Racism, Washington Redskins -

Activist Frederick Joseph recently launched a social experiment to find out what happens when a Black man rocks a T-shirt with a “Caucasian” logo to mimic that of the Washington Redskins emblem. As one might imagine, things did not go well. The effort, he said in a series of Tweets sharing his experience, has revealed a not-so-surprising […]

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@AP, Bill de Blasio, Border Patrol, Immigration Reform, Mexico, New York, News, Politics, Texas, Video -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas.

The post Filed Under ‘Wow’: Border Protection says NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio crossed border illegally appeared first on theGrio.

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Amtrak, Chicago, DC, Grand Canyon, Living, New Orleans, New York, New York City, Niagara Falls, Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, Summer, Travel, Travel and Leisure, Washington, Yosemite National Park -

We found 10 family friendly train trips that will allow you to sit back and relax as you travel to exhilarating new places that are the cornerstone of our great country.

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Bar Brawl, Crime, Featured, New York, News, NYFD, NYPD, NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, Video -

After a video surfaced of a group of unruly NYC firefighters engaged in a bar brawl and having a drunken fit, the NYPD internal affairs department is investigating why officers did not arrest any of the individuals involved.

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Craft Beer, Hampton University, Harlem, Harlem Hops, HBCU, New York -

Three graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are bringing a stylish take to a trendy craft beer bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. On June 9, owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris and Stacey Lee officially opened the doors of Harlem Hops to the public, making the establishment the first craft beer bar […]

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Clapback, New York, News, racist lawyer -

We’re willing to bet racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg didn’t expect to see a mariachi band protesting outside his home Friday. In case you missed it, Schlossberg was caught on camera spewing hate toward Spanish-speaking employees at a sandwich shop earlier this week. In the viral video, the Midtown lawyer can be seen and heard berating […]

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New York, News, Playboy Bunny, Video -

  With her 7-year-old son cradled in her arms, a former Playboy centerfold model jumped to her death from the 25th floor of a chic Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said. The bodies of Stephanie Adams and her son, Vincent, were found on a second-story balcony of the Gotham Hotel, near the hotel’s rear courtyard, just one […]

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Brooklyn, Gowanus Court, Jeremyville, New York, The Last O.G., Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan -

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus rests alongside the 1.8-mile Gowanus Canal, a body of water so contaminated with industrial waste that it’s been named a Superfund site by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. A few minutes’ drive from the canal, a basketball court in the center of the Gowanus Houses project was also in need […]

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Long Island Railroad, New York, News Video, Race, racist rant, Video -

 A verbal altercation on New York’s Long Island railroad devolved into chaos this week […]

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New York, News -

A former Black Liberation Army radical who shot and killed two New York City police officers in 1971 has been released on parole from a rural New York State prison despite an intense push police union push to deny him parole, The Associated Press reported. Herman Bell, 70, was released Friday from the maximum-security Shawangunk Correctional Facility […]

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Baby, Child Endangerment, Good Samaritans, New York, News, Upstate New York -

There’s a bit of a mystery surrounding a 9-month-old infant who was found by good samaritans lying on her stomach in the middle of the street in upstate New York.

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Entertainment, fashion week, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian-West, New York, surrogate, Yeezy -

New York Fashion Week is finally here, but Kanye West fans will be disappointed to […]

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Austin Peay Governors, Basketball, Brooklyn, James "Fly" Williams, New York -

New York documentary filmmaker Duffy Higgins was relaxing on Thursday, getting his mind right for Friday’s screening of his Brooklyn Basketball documentary, when his phone rang. Asked by a reporter for The Undefeated whether he had he heard the news about James “Fly” Williams, one of the basketball legends featured in his film, Higgins answered, […]

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Brooklyn, New York, Police Shootings, Social Activism -

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Trace and has been partially reprinted on The Undefeated. One of the youngest members of the D’Radoes Steel Orchestra was feeling especially ebullient. For the third year in a row, the 100-member group to which he belonged had won the top prize in the big steel pan […]

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