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100% of McDonald’s Chicken Is Raised Without Antibiotics After Activist Push
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100% of McDonald’s Chicken Is Raised Without Antibiotics After Activist Push

McDonald’s has announced that it has eliminated antibiotics that are important in human medicine from 100 percent of its chicken supply. This announcement comes just a year and a half after McDonald’s publicly committed to require its poultry suppliers to stop using medically important antibiotics — and after a continued dialogue with Friends of the Earth and a coalition […]

Beginning This Fall: National Black Theatre's 2016-17 Season is "In Pursuit of Black Joy"
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Beginning This Fall: National Black Theatre’s 2016-17 Season is “In Pursuit of Black Joy”

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with “The Alchemy of Black Joy,” an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers’ play “Sweet” on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company’s […]

Health Department Awards Grants to Community-Based Organizations to Achieve 'Take Care NY 2020" Goals
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Health Department Awards Grants to Community-Based Organizations to Achieve ‘Take Care NY 2020″ Goals

The Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York has announced the release of $400,000 in grants to eight community-based organizations in neighborhoods across the city as part of Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020, the agency’s blueprint for creating healthier communities. Building on extensive input that the Health Department received through 28 […]

‘Black Women In Medicine’ Documentary Heads to NYC Theaters
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‘Black Women In Medicine’ Documentary Heads to NYC Theaters

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” So says former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders about the importance of exposing young women and minorities to role models in the medical field in the groundbreaking new documentary, “Black Women in Medicine.” Directed by Crystal R. Emery, the film shines the spotlight on women who have […]

New York Trend NYC - August 11-17, 2016
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New York Trend NYC – August 11-17, 2016

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Long Island Native Trains To Be A U.S. Navy Pilot
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Long Island Native Trains To Be A U.S. Navy Pilot

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jamal McNeill, Navy Office of Community Outreach A 2010 Carle Place High School graduate and Carle Place, New York native is playing a key role in the lengthy and rigorous training process that transforms U.S. Navy officers into Navy pilots. Lt. j.g. Joseph Wengler is a student pilot with […]

NYC Health Department Releases New Data on Overdose Death Rates
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NYC Health Department Releases New Data on Overdose Death Rates

The Health Department today released new data confirming a 66 percent increase in overdose deaths in New York City from 2010-2015. Heroin overdose death rates increased by 158 percent from 2010-2015, and heroin was involved in 59 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2015. In response to preliminary data suggesting high rates of opioid-involved overdose […]

New York Trend NYC: August 4-10, 2016
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New York Trend NYC: August 4-10, 2016

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Movie Review: Suicide Squad
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Movie Review: Suicide Squad

For the past three years DC and Warner Bros. have been trying to copy Marvel’s success in the film industry by trying to create a shared movie universe of their own. The problem is they’ve made many missteps along the way from trying to get to the Justice League movie as quickly as possible to having the […]

Meet Team USA:  Women’s Gymnastics
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Meet Team USA: Women’s Gymnastics

Last month in San Jose, eight very talented young women were chosen to represent the United States in Rio de Janeiro for Women’s Gymnastics.  After the Olympic Trials, five women were selected as main members for the team, while three were selected as alternates in the event a primary team member becomes ill or injured.  […]

Stories From Cabo Verde: Meet Artist Tchalé Figueira
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Stories From Cabo Verde: Meet Artist Tchalé Figueira

They say music is the universal language, but art may even be more so. And one of the best communicators is  Cabo Verde is Tchalé Figueira, whom I have had the pleasure to getting to know. Vivacious, talented, opinionated, outspoken, friendly, fun-loving are just a few of the adjectives to describe Tchalé–and I am sure […]

Movie Review: Nerve
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Movie Review: Nerve

During the summer movie going season when we’re swamped with advertising campaigns for the biggest, newest blockbusters it’s always easy to forget those smaller films that come out, ones that don’t have a lot of attention or advertising when they come out. For the most part these films seem rather unappealing when going up against […]