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  A female member of the New York Police Department sustained serious injuries and mental trauma when a male prisoner, already in jail for two charges of gross sexual impropriety, tried to rape her while in a holding area just outside of court. Fortunately, another prisoner thwarted the attack long enough for reinforcements to arrive…

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AfroPunk has been defining culture for over 13 years now. AfroPunk is all about pushing forward the boundaries of multiculturalism and diversity in music. Although the festival is about music, fashion plays a large part in the festival’s culture. Over the years, AfroPunk has become a runway for Black people to express their feelings freely through…

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Rapper JuJu is using her talent for a greater purpose. The artist is discussing systematic issues and Black history in her new song “Strange Fruit.” In the video for the song, JuJu dons a hoodie as her armor and her words as her weapon. She’s also draped in an American flag, which symbolizes the chokehold America…

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The effects of gentrification continues to be more evident across the nation. In Brooklyn, New York, a borough that has experienced extreme gentrification since the 2000s, gentrifiers are discriminating against Black residents. A coffee shop in Bedford-Stuyvesant is being accused of only serving Halloween candy to White kids, according to New York Daily News. The…

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A two-year-old mural depicting the Notorious B.I.G in Bed-Stuy, New York is scheduled to be removed, according to the landlord of the property Samuel Berkowitz, who has plans to renovate the entire building. The two-story mural located at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street has become a staple for the local community and…

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Apparently, for Alishia Noel-Murray, 28, her marriage to Omar Murray, 37, was unhappy and she decided to change it dramatically. Although the couple had a 10-month-old son at the time, it did not stop Noël-Murray from trying to kill her son’s father. In 2012, she poisoned her husband but he recovered from the attempt and…

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When Joel Rivera woke up on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, he found his 5-year-old son on the living room floor choking on his own blood. Jeremiah Rivera had been mauled by one of his dad’s pit bulls. “He didn’t have a face, just teeth, that was all I could see. And the smell of raw meat,” Joel…

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In another horrific story of child abuse, a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death by his mother for simply dropping an egg on the floor. Police say that Zarah Coombs, 26, was known in the neighborhood for operating a daycare center. While her boyfriend left to buy some marijuana her son Zamair, 4, accidentally dropped…

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According to a recent report from New York City Alerts, Troy Ave (Roland Collins) was shot multiples times in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn around 5 p.m. on Christmas evening. The 31-year-old rap star was reportedly shot in the arm and the head while en route to visit family in his hometown of Brooklyn. The gunman…

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The six-week-old granddaughter of Brooklyn’s Salah Ali passed away. At 10:40 a.m. the infant’s 21-year-old mother was entering what she thought was an elevator car when the stroller with her baby inside fell eight stories down an empty shaft on Thursday, Oct. 13. The mother pushed the stroller into the elevator on the 23 floor. The elevator was actually stuck…

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Kenneth P. Thompson, the first black district attorney in Brooklyn, New York, has died. In 2013, Thompson ran a platform of reform and racial justice. He unseated fellow Democrat, Charles J. Hynes. The son of a police officer, he lived in public housing in Harlem before moving to Co-Op City, a housing development in the…

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