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Gay Rights Groups To Join NYC Stop And Frisk Protest

Last year, the NYPD stopped more than 630,000 people, mostly black and Hispanic men. About half were frisked, and only about 10 percent were arrested

06/05/2012

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Stars Come Out To Honor Director Martin Scorsese At Manhattan’s ‘Moth Ball’ Gala

The Academy Award-winning director was honored at the annual Moth Ball, an event benefiting The Moth, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling.

05/09/2012

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Sharpton Promises Protests Over Shooting Of Fla. Teenager Trayvon Martin

Rev. Al Sharpton says organizers would hold a series of nonviolent protests calling for the arrest of the crime watch volunteer who confronted the unarmed black teenager because he thought he looked “suspicious,” and then shot him.

03/24/2012

Sean Bell, Nicole Paultre Bell (Photo/Handout)

NYPD To Fire Detective In Sean Bell Shooting

CBS 2 has learned that the NYPD will uphold a Department trial judge’s recommendation that Det. Gescard Isnora be fired for his role in the 2006 Sean Bell killing.

03/23/2012

Bobby Brown outside of the funeral service for Whitney Houston on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston’s Ex-Husband Bobby Brown Explains Brief Appearance At Funeral

Brown arrived as the service began Saturday. He walked to the casket, touched it and walked to the back of the New Hope Baptist Church.

02/18/2012

Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during the funeral for Bronx teenager Ramarley Graham, who was shot to death by police officers (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mourners Remember Ramarley Graham, Teen Fatally Shot By Cops

Ramarley Graham was killed by police in the bathroom the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

02/18/2012

Rev. Al Sharpton holds a press conference outside the Bronx district attorney's office on Feb. 13, 2012 (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

Rev. Al Sharpton Demanding Justice For Family Of Bronx Teen Fatally Shot By Cops

Ramarley Graham was shot dead by police on Feb. 2 in the bathroom of the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

02/13/2012

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New Yorkers React With Shock To Apparent Suicide Of Don Cornelius, Founder Of ‘Soul Train’

Cornelius was found fatally shot at his home in Sherman Oaks, California early this morning. Law enforcement officials say he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

02/01/2012

Rev. Al Sharpton is seen with NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly - New York, NY - Dec 27, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

NYPD Tries To Reach Out To Diverse Communities

The 1,500 NYPD officers sworn-in last Thursday at Madison Square Garden are now taking part in a team building event.

12/27/2011

Sean Bell, Nicole Paultre Bell (Photo/Handout)

Sean Bell’s Fiancée: Officers Involved In Shooting ‘Overreacted,’ Should Be Fired

“Please for our family, for the life and the memory of Sean, for Joe and Trent and for New York City, terminate all these men with no pensions,” Nicole Paulte Bell said Thursday.

12/01/2011

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Legendary NY Rapper Heavy D Remembered At Funeral In Mount Vernon

The spiritual and musical tribute attracted celebrities including Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Queen LAtifa, Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Sean Diddy Combs, and Don King.

11/18/2011

Cheanne McKnight speaks to CBS 2 days after she was grazed in the face by a bullet in a deadly Brownsville shooting. (credit: CBS 2)

Young Brownsville Shooting Survivor Speaks Out; Community Calls For End To Gun Violence

Zurana Horton died instantly when bullets hit her in the face and chest, but thanks to her, 11-year-old Cheanne McKnight was only shot in the cheek and arm.

10/24/2011

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Some Business Owners Ramp Up Distaste For ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters

On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.

10/10/2011

Occupy Wall Street

Seasoned Activists Critique Wall Street Protests

To veterans of past social movements, the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York and spread nationwide have been a welcome response to corporate greed and the enfeebled economy. But whether the energy of protesters can be tapped to transform the political climate remains to be seen.

10/09/2011

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Rev. Al Sharpton Declines Invitation To Speak At Panel On Black-Jewish Relations Following Controversy

The decision by Sharpton comes following strong and vocal criticism from the family of one of the Crown Heights riots’ victims.

08/18/2011

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