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In rare move, Jay Z releases public statement on policy changes in New York

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On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.

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Mother of man who killed NYPD cops apologizes to their families

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The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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Poll: blacks in New York want more police despite death of Eric Garner

According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 56 percent of New York City voters feel that police issuing summonses and making arrests for low-level offenses improves the quality of life in a neighborhood. 

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Report: emotionally disturbed man beat by New York police

Two FDNY EMTs who had to intervene to stop four NYPD police officers from beating a handcuffed patient on a stretcher have turned the cops over to authorities. The emotionally disturbed patient was punched multiple times in the face on July 20, according to FDNY documents. 

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Spike Lee erects memorial in memory of Eric Garner

Film director Spike Lee has erected a memorial outside his Fort Greene studio for Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who died while being arrested by police in Staten Island. Garner died on July 18 after police placed him in a chokehold, an illegal move, for selling loose cigarettes. 

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Is this popular club racist, one black woman thinks so

An African-American woman claims that a popular New York nightclub is racist. 1 OAK has played host to many stars, but now the woman has come forward to claim that she was made to feel unwelcome at the hotspot. 

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Video: Staten Island man dunks over NYPD car in memory of Eric Garner

A Staten Island man who was participating in a basketball tournament dunked over an NYPD squad car in memory of Eric Garner Friday evening.

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Why you shouldn’t make fun of Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” exhibit

You know, I tried VERY hard to ignore the blatant ignorance that has been making its rounds around the interwebs regarding the legendary Kara Walker’s,  “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The exhibit takes an in-depth look at modern-day slavery in the early 20th century, particularly child labor and the affects of it on the […]

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NYC building turns away black tenants, lawsuit filed

A Bronx, New York landlord is being accused of discriminating against prospective black tenants.  Black renters say the landlord told them there are no vacancies available moments after telling white applicants that the building has open apartments. 

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