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Study Shows Racial Disparity In Handling Of Criminal Cases In Manhattan

A study of prosecutions handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has concluded that black and Hispanic defendants are more likely to be held in jail before trial than white and Asian defendants.

07/09/2014

Council member-elect Laurie Cumbo (Credit: lauriecumbo2013.com)

Council Member-Elect’s Comments On ‘Knockout Game’ Draw Ire

Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.

12/05/2013

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Barclays Center Accused In Lawsuit Of Mistreatment Based On Race

The Barclays Center has been accused of mistreating luxury box holders who are African-American.

11/03/2013

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

09/18/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Stamford, Connecticut, on August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

Zabriskie House - Paramus, NJ - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

End Near For Zabriskie House In Paramus

The story of 273 Dunkerhook Road in Paramus spans more than two centuries. It’s nearly as old as the U.S. Constitution.

06/28/2011

Lupius signs and symptoms (Photo courtesy: DiseaseEducation.com)

New Lupus Drug Benlysta Offers Long-Awaited Hope

The FDA today approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating immune system disorder.

03/10/2011

Belva Davis

Woman Broke Barriers While Breaking Stories

She was breaking barriers as she was breaking stories. Belva Davis was the first African American television reporter on the West Coast and during her distinguished career she earned multiple Emmy and lifetime achievement awards.

02/20/2011

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Fmr. CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Admits He ‘Screwed Up’

Sanchez apologized Friday for his slams at CNN and at Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, whom he had called a “bigot.”

10/08/2010

Lemrick Nelson is seen in 1997 - Photo: AP

Convicted Crown Heights Killer Still In Hospital

Lemrick Nelson was found outside his car in upper Manhattan with a stab wound in his head.

09/13/2010

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Man Convicted In 1990s NYC Race Riots Is Stabbed

A black man convicted in the death of a white Jewish scholar during race riots in the 1990s has been stabbed in the head with an ice pick in a possible road rage attack, police say.

09/12/2010