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The New York Police Department has yanked thousands of police body cams from deployment after a unit “burst into flames” while an officer was wearing it in Staten Island, according to the Daily Beast.

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New York Police arrested Geoffrey Young, a member of the alt-right group the Proud Boys, Thursday night. It is their first arrest following a viral street brawl between the group and protesters in New York City last weekend.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its […]

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TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

The post Sister Soldier: The Story of Victoria Davis appeared first on theGrio.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. The man and three others were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in what the […]

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When Chirlane McCray became the First Lady of New York City, she promised to make a difference in people’s lives in the most personal of ways. After months of research, planning and listening tours, she has launched a game-changing 24-hour support line to reach more people in-need. Now people can call, text or chat live with a […]

The post How the First Lady of NYC is fighting stigma against mental illness appeared first on theGrio.

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In a time of social unrest, the words of change-makers comfort and inspire us. Writer Clint Smith offers a heart-wrenching glimpse of our world — with all its beauty and brokenness — in his debut poetry collection, Counting Descent. He writes in the title poem of the book: My grand father is a quarter century older than his right […]

The post #GrioAuthorsCircle: Clint Smith reads excerpt from new book ‘Counting Descent’ appeared first on theGrio.

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With bullying and violence plaguing many schools throughout the country, Kanye West says he has a solution and starts with his hometown. On Wednesday, TMZ caught Yeezy in New York City, where he was signing autographs in front of The Mercer Hotel. –Kanye West and Common to bring 20,000 jobs to Chicago They asked if he felt […]

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Zaida Pugh, 21, says she just wanted her message “spread across the world” when she brought live crickets and worms on a crowded New York City subway train. Pugh pretended to be a deranged woman and brought 300 crickets and at least 200 worms in containers onto the D train, asking busy commuters if they would buy […]

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Kanye West previewed tracks off his upcoming album 'Cruel Summer' over the weekend at a NYC nightclub...

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theGRIO REPORT - A self-induced sexual liberation coupled with subsequent first week sales of over 130,000 of his Channel Orange album; Frank Ocean is music’s most unexpected and enigmatic new star...

The post Frank Ocean is heartfelt and free at NYC's Terminal 5 'Channel Orange' show appeared first on theGrio.

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SLIDESHOW - The fourth annual summer Black Doll and Art Show took place on July 21st in New York City...

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Earlier this week, a man was attempting to sell a baby shark at 1 a.m. on the J train...

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theGRIO REPORT - On the heels of being declared the winner in New York City's 13th Congressional District primary election with 45.2 percent of the vote, Charles Rangel is fighting to stay on top in the midst of a dwindling margin of victory and vote recount...

The post Harlem recount: Rangel's race to stay in office is far from over appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Nike Sportswear sported a blue and pink ice cream truck in New York City last summer, but this year they've renovated...

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After missing his job interview to save a baby off the subway tracks, Delroy Simmonds says he was offered a job at Kennedy Airport on Wednesday...

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theGRIO REPORT - Maybach Music Group member Meek Millz was turned away at the entrance of club Tenjune in New York City's meat packing district early Tuesday morning.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City nightclub that was the site of a bottle-hurling brawl after a dispute between the entourages of singers Drake and Chris Brown has had its liquor license suspended...

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York state officials say a nightclub that was the site of a bottle-hurling brawl following a dispute between the entourages of singers Drake and Chris Brown could lose its liquor license...

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SLIDESHOW - Last night at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, Joss Stone introduced fans to her new album Soul Sessions Volume 2...

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Police have arrested a teenager in Harlem NY who is alleged to have pulled out a revolver and opened fire on a crowd...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional...

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In an interview with XXL magazine, Meek Mills spoke about the now infamous NYC nightclub clash between Chris Brown and Drake...

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A notorious Jamaican drug lord who pleaded guilty in New York to drug and gun trafficking charges has been sentenced to 23 years in prison...

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