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New Jersey’s tourist attraction Seaside Heights has been through the most this past year. After facing shame for hosting MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the legendary boardwalk was recently hit with a fire that destroyed about 50 businesses within minutes. About 95 percent of the blaze was contained by Friday morning, but the…

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With heavy rains and strong winds, Flossie’s strength was underestimated in Hawaii, after leaving the island weak and with vast destruction. The National Weather Service projects the tropical storm to depart from the area on Tuesday weaker than it arrived. Hawaii, particularly parts of Maui and Molokai, faces widespread power outages with no estimated time…

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, seven-time Olympic commentator and professional speaker Lewis Johnson will visit  Boys & Girls Clubs in New York and New Jersey to distribute 400 coats, hats, scarves, gloves, clothing and winter wear collected over the holiday during his World-Class Coat Drive organized in Dallas, Tex. World-Class athletes, Olympians, Super Bowl champs and his generous Dallas/Fort Worth…

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Alicia Keys tells her fans it’s about time to fall back with all that hate about her being an alleged homewrecker. She poured out her thoughts to another publication — last year it was Essence; this year it’s JET — reiterating her point that she became involved with super-producer Swizz Beatz long after he had…

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    Alicia Keys’ sterling reputation took direct shots when she courted, married and then had a child with superproducer Swizz Beatz. Her fan base and pop culture watchers were torn from the appearance of impropriety when, from the outside looking in, seemed to walk into an established marriage, steal another woman’s man and ride…

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There’s a good rumor spreading around TriBeCa, a popular New York City neighborhood, about rap mogul Jay-Z. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Hov is fulfilling his altruistic duties and has reportedly purchased a generator for his lower Manhattan apartment. His neighbors are singing his praises. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s loft at 195 Hudson Street that is…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo In these times of political turmoil, socioeconomic inequities and environmental issues, the songs of Stevie Wonder resonate deeply. In fact, so deeply that Macy Gray was inspired to cover Wonder’s entire classic album, Talking Book. On songs like “Superstition,” “Maybe Your Baby” and “Big Brother,” Gray transforms…

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Philadelphia’s mayor Michael Nutter, urged “all residents if you live in a low lying area, if you live in a flood prone area, you need to relocate right now.” To assist evacuees the city of Philadelphia has provided emergency shelter to its residents at West Philadelphia High School, Roxborough High School and Samuel Fels High…

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The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to disrupt the normal aspects of life for residents in the New York and New Jersey areas. Along with electricity outages, the superstorm has also created a fuel shortage. Click continue to view thousands of people waiting in long gas lines after Hurricane Sandy.

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