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The father of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj was killed in a hit-and-run accident in suburban New York over the weekend, the media has reported. He was 64. Robert Maraj was reportedly walking along a road in Long Island in Nassau County, about 50 miles east of Manhattan, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at 6:15 p.m.…

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R. Kelly‘s trial has been delayed for a fourth time. The 47-year-old singer — who is waiting to stand trial on charges of sex trafficking and racketeering in Brooklyn, New York — will now have his trial seen on Aug. 9, 2021, after being pushed back from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brooklyn federal…

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  Casanova’s efforts to get out of jail temporarily on a high bail was denied by a judge who said the New York rapper is a danger to society. The Brooklyn-born emcee, who was born Caswell Senior 34 years ago, was denied bond after being arrested for alleged drug dealing and brandishing firearms as one…

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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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