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Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.

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Students Talk about Segregated Schools

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York's segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

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Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

A parent's group, NPS Boycott 4 Freedom, is advocating a September 4 boycott to protest a restructuring plan for a number of the Newark schools, Colorlines reports.

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Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

Many Latino groups and protesters marched last Saturday on Staten Island demanding justice for victims of police brutality in the wake of Eric Garner's death, El Diario reports.

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MTA Diversifies Contracting

MTA Diversifies Contracting

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

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NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

A group of New York Latino activists traveled by car to Ferguson, Missouri, to witness firsthand the fragile situation during the protests against police brutality, El Diario reports.

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Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

Digging into Manhattan’s First African-American ‘Village’

Historian Cynthia R. Copeland takes CUNY TV's "Independent Sources" to Central Park to the site of what was Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

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Guineans Pay Respects to Slain Livery Driver

Guineans Pay Respects to Slain Livery Driver

One thousand Guinean immigrants came out in the Bronx to honor fellow compatriot Aboubacar Bah who lost his life while on the job, reports Hunts Point Express.

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Latinos Uneasy About ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

Latinos Uneasy About ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

El Diario finds an increasing unease among Latinos in East Harlem and the Bronx as they feel firsthand the effects of the NYPD policy, which some call the new "stop and frisk."

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Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

Successful entrepreneurs offered advice at the Mission of the African Union to the U.N. in NYC.

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Gospel in Harlem

Gospel in Harlem

Celebrating Harlem at Harlem Week festivities, a gospel choir performed as audience members sang along.

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