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Tensions Mount as ISIS Strikes Again
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Tensions Mount as ISIS Strikes Again

Tensions are mounting between the United States and ISIS after the beheading of a second American journalist by the terrorist group. A video was released Tuesday, Sept. 2nd of a masked jihadist executing Steven Sotloff, a 31-year-old Miami, Fla. native. The gruesome video is the second of its kind to surface in two weeks, after […]

Momentous Signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order
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Momentous Signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

Dr. Randal Pinkett, winner of the fourth season of NBC-TV’s The Apprentice business-oriented reality competition and co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the New Jersey-based, multimillion dollar management consulting and IT solutions firm, BCT Partners, joined forces with President Barack Obama on July 31, 2014 at the White House, for the momentous signing of the Fair […]

Serve, Protect, and Kill?
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Serve, Protect, and Kill?

  It seems to be open season on black males as another unarmed African American male is killed by the people we give the responsibility of serving and protecting, the police. The St. Louis suburb of about 21,000 people were heartbroken to hear the news that Saturday 18 – year old Michael Brown was shot […]

Choking Death Protest in Union Square
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Choking Death Protest in Union Square

Protesters gathers in solidarity in Union Square against the choking death of Eric Garner.  Photo Credit: Anastasia Williams Watch Video Clip

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Teen's Death Reveals Media Bias
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Teen’s Death Reveals Media Bias

If you were gunned down, which picture of you would the media use? Many have taken to Twitter to answer this question after the death of Michael Brown, using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to call attention to the negative portrayal of the young man – and black victims in general – by the media. Brown was […]

Congressional Gold Medal Given to the King Family
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Congressional Gold Medal Given to the King Family

The King Center is pleased to announce that on June 24th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King posthumously received a Congressional Gold Medal, during a special ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King, as well as her brothers, […]

New Report Examines the Status of Black Women in American Politics
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New Report Examines the Status of Black Women in American Politics

Today Higher Heights and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) released a new report, “The Status of Black women in American Politics”. This comprehensive report provides a historical outline of Black women’s struggle for political representation and discusses the current landscape of political leadership for Black women across the country as well as […]

Western Pennsylvania Memorial Remembers Flight 93’s Courageous Passengers & Crew
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Western Pennsylvania Memorial Remembers Flight 93’s Courageous Passengers & Crew

With the official opening this past May of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, we are reminded once again of the horrific events of September 11, 2001. That morning, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners in a strategically planned attack against the […]

Officials Acknowledge NYC Drug Education Program for Schoolchildren
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Officials Acknowledge NYC Drug Education Program for Schoolchildren

Congresswoman Grace Meng presented a U.S. House of Representatives Proclamation and New York City Council Member Paul A. Vallone presented a City of New York Proclamation to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Northeast Chapter last night at the Fialkoff Dental Study Club. Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, Queens Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist, founded the […]

Bring Back Our Girls!!
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Bring Back Our Girls!!

Days have passed into weeks and we are hopefully not heading into months of captivity for almost 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group. ‘It has been reported that some of these girls have successfully escaped their captors, according to a local official,’ Nigerian newspapers reports. […]

The ‘First Lady’ Fashionista: Michelle Obama’s Controversial Fashion of 2014
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The ‘First Lady’ Fashionista: Michelle Obama’s Controversial Fashion of 2014

‘First Lady’ Michelle Obama’s sense of style always seems to cause media frenzy from fashion critics and liberal Americans. Her eclectic fashion, although widely acclaimed in the fashion world, never seems to win through the eyes of Americans. Her daring style makes her the best dressed and highly criticized first lady of all time and […]

WABC-TV to Host Democratic Primary Debate For NY's 13th Congressional District Rep. Rangel to Face Opponents Espaillat & Walrond
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WABC-TV to Host Democratic Primary Debate For NY’s 13th Congressional District Rep. Rangel to Face Opponents Espaillat & Walrond

  WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News will host a Democratic Primary debate for New York’s 13th Congressional District. Charles Rangel, the 22-term member of the House of Representatives, will debate issues with New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Michael Walrond, the senior pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Eyewitness News anchor DianaWilliams will moderate. This is the first […]

The Passing of a Truly Phenomenal Woman
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The Passing of a Truly Phenomenal Woman

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, May 28th.  She lived her life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. New York Trend honors the life and teachings of the quintessential phenomenal woman. May Maya Angelou rest in […]

Kevan Abrahams Receives Endorsements From Legislators Jacobs & Solages
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Kevan Abrahams Receives Endorsements From Legislators Jacobs & Solages

Kevan Abrahams (D- Freeport) the Democratic Leader of the Nassau County Legislature has received the endorsements of two Nassau County Legislators, the Hon. Judith Jacobs (D-Woodbury) and the Hon. Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) for his campaign to represent New York’s 4th Congressional District. Legislator Judith Jacobs is the longest serving Legislator in the Democratic Caucus and […]

New York Trend Newspaper Endorses Legislator Abrahams For Congress
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New York Trend Newspaper Endorses Legislator Abrahams For Congress

Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), the Democratic Leader of the Nassau County Legislature, received a campaign endorsement from the news publication, New York Trend, to represent New York’s 4th Congressional District. Publisher Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception in 1989. She founded New York Trend to provide a […]