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Kanye's Crying Out For Help 
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Kanye’s Crying Out For Help 

We, as a culture, need to be better. Even when someone says words that offend our sensibilities, are antagonistic to correct history and change our perceptions of a beloved figure, we still must understand the totality of the human that is saying those words if that person is potentially suffering from something. Kanye West has […]

Supreme Court Pick Will Redefine Freedom
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Supreme Court Pick Will Redefine Freedom

    Supreme Courts are defined by their decisions and decision makers. While each member of the court fulfills a vital purpose in adjudicating the parameters of what is legal in our democracy, those that form the swing vote are often the center of national attention- for better or for worse. Justice Anthony Kennedy was a […]

A Mindless Decision
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A Mindless Decision

POLITICAL CROSSFIRE By Justin A. Williams,  Political Editor Trump’s Budget Cuts Slash Mental Health $$$$$ What is the value of a human mind? In our society, we often neglect the state of our mental health for the necessities life requires: the job, the kids, the schooling,etc. When we become anxious or depressed, even cripplingly so, […]

Firing Mueller Will Bring the Fury
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Firing Mueller Will Bring the Fury

President Trump has promised that if North Korea were to respond to America’s sanctions with bombing and other actions of war, that the U.S will respond with “Fire and Fury.” But Pres. Trump may bare witness to a conflagration of his own making that could damn his own presidency, due to a fury from his […]

Shutdown Looming
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Shutdown Looming

Shutdown. It’s possibly happening and it could become something to seriously loathe. A government shutdown like the one that has been making headlines threatens to prevent government paid services from stopping until there is legislation that states how the government will be funded. In the short term, that means government operations and the post office; […]

The  "Donald" Trump Card
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The “Donald” Trump Card

*Political Commentary* The Trump card. It is an age old cliché but it has garnered new meaning in American politics. This particular reference speaks to a specific type of card, found in many board games and card games, which is able to  pull rank over and above other cards. It is valuable, it is conducive […]

Commentary:  Black vs. African American…What’s Your Choice?
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Commentary: Black vs. African American…What’s Your Choice?

    As a public policy analyst, I often explore political viewpoints that are.lets say… much different than mine. So, frequently, I turn away from my vox.com and turn my attention to the much maligned, ratings juggernaut, Fox News. I never watch the live shows, as many of their classic big hitting pundits such as […]

Here we go (maybe not again)...the New & Improved N.Y. Knicks??
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Here we go (maybe not again)…the New & Improved N.Y. Knicks??

The New York Knicks are about to start their season. For better or for worse this Knick team will be playing with a new coach, a newly resigned star and new upper management. The change that has swept this organization is the first such movement to occur with the Knicks in many years; and it’s […]

New York’s Knicks  Are On the Verge of a Youth Movement
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New York’s Knicks Are On the Verge of a Youth Movement

In a shocking and historic change of events, the New York Knicks may be on the verge of something they haven’t accomplished in my lifetime; a youth movement. The Knicks under Phil Jackson’s stewardship have traded veterans for youth in the past week and acquired two draft picks in the process.   The biggest catch […]

New York Trend Owner, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams  Installed on LIAACC Board & Leadership Award Recipient
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New York Trend Owner, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Installed on LIAACC Board & Leadership Award Recipient

By Justin A. Williams NY Trend Contributing Editor New York Trend owner & publisher, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams was installed at the swearing in ceremonies for the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce. LIAACC board members including Keith Burgess, Sharon Davis, Vanessa Best, Patrick Uzoefuna, board president Phil Andrews and LIAACC founder and chairman […]