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Voters are sending two openly gay Black politicians from New York to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2021. Ritchie Torres, 32, is a member of the New York City Council, where he has served for the past seven years representing the Bronx borough. He won the primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District in…

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Beyoncé‘s foundation is donating $10,000 grants to Black-owned businesses. The singer’s BeyGOOD organization has teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to help those businesses suffering during the current COVID-19 pandemic. A statement on NAACP’s website reads: “This will be offered to Black-owned small businesses in select cities to help…

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Congratulations are in order for rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and his longtime girlfriend, beauty entrepreneur Ella Bands. The couple announced the exciting news on social media on Sunday, June 28, 2020. In a sweet post, they showed off photos of their first moments after welcoming their son and bringing the newborn home. They captioned…

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Yachin Parham is a New York-based photographer and photojournalist. Parham focuses his lens on highlighting expression, supporting vulnerability, and revealing character. He recently ventured out to capture images from protests across New York. We spoke with Parham about his creativity behind the lens and capturing these moments in history. What inspired you to become a…

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New York-based rapper Fred the Godson has passed from COVID-19. For several weeks, the 35-year-old rapper battled the novel virus which has devastated New York. Fred the Godson revealed his diagnosis during an Instagram post where he showed a photo of himself attached to a ventilator. “I’m in here with this Covid-19 s—! Please keep…

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