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Innocent woman who spent 7 years in prison to sue New York City

A Bronx woman who was convicted of a 2005 home-invasion shooting is suing New York City. Malisha Blyden served 7 years in Rikers Island with a 40-year prison term stamped on her life for a crime she didn’t commit.  

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At least 2 dead in NYC building explosion

An explosion that leveled two New York City apartment buildings has killed at least two people and injured 17 others. The NYPD says two females died in the East Harlem blast. 

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New York City sees decline in crime, number of stop-and-frisks executions

Both serious crime and the stop-and-frisks practice are on the decline in New York City. Some former police officials hailed the practice as necessary to maintain order in the city, but new information shows the opposite. 

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Letitia James sworn in as first woman of color elected to citywide office

The new year marked the start of a new era in New York politics, with Letitia James becoming the first woman of color elected to citywide office. James officially took office on Wednesday after being sworn in during her inauguration. 

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From tragedy to inspiration: woman who grew up in foster system defies odds

LaQuana Chappelle’s best friend overdosed on sleeping pills when she was just 15. She was lying right next to her when she did it, as the girls were wards of New York City’s foster care system. Chappelle understood why her best friend claimed her own life as she herself had been under more than 40 roofs […]

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Stop-and-Frisk numbers sharply decline in NYC

The number of stop-and-frisks occurrences conducted by the NYPD has declined by 80 percent in recent months compared to this time last year. Officers also recovered fewer weapons according to data obtained from the police department on Monday.

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NYC Art Exhibit Allows Strangers to Touch Various Textures of Black Hair

An art exhibit in New York City called “You Can Touch My Hair” will allow folks to finally satisfy the impulse to put their fingers in an afro or stroke a dreadlock or several; an exploration of “the tactile fascination with black hair.”

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New Report Takes Aim at New York City’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

A new report calls for reform of New York City public school disciplinary policies that lead to young people being arrested for minor infractions.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA Uses Hip Hop to Teach Science in NYC Public Schools

The Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA has aligned himself with a pilot program in NYC that uses Hip Hop to help young people learn about science. ““The goal is just to awaken the children, make them more aware and embrace science and everything connected to it”

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NYC Ad Campaign Uses Fear and Shame to Deter Teen Pregnancy

A new NYC ad campaign is facing criticism for using fear and shame to prevent teen pregnancy. Sad photos of infants with tag lines like “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” Is a fear-based campaign like this going too far?

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