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Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Support of Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  The Rev. Al Sharpton says that he and his allies “will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifying during her confirmation hearing before […]

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How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

New York, N.Y.  It was easy to mistake Thursday’s gathering at a New York City hotel for a religious meeting. One panelist, who proudly proclaimed his Baptist-preacher lineage, issued the rallying cry in his opening remarks: “God is good all the time.” But the roughly 200 people in attendance had gathered at the National Action […]

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Hopping Down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday

New York, N.Y. Crowds of people wearing vivid pastel colors, exquisitely adorned hats, and brilliant smiles paraded down Fifth Avenue during the annual New York Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, April 5. The event began in the 1870s as a spontaneous display of celebration, and has since grown to allure the attendance of millions of […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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In NYC: Immigrants Reach 3 Million – 37% of Population

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Planning Executive Director Richard Barth and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama today released the Newest New Yorkers report demonstrating that New York’s immigrants have played an integral role in maintaining the City’s record population growth and significantly boosting the City’s economic vitality. The […]

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The Technicolor Amish: Cult or Counterculture

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The Farm is an intentional community in Lewis County, Tennessee, based on principles of nonviolence and respect for the Earth. Led by a ‘hippie’ prophet, Stephen Gaskin, the group is rapidly expanding and already has twenty related communities in this country, and about half that number overseas.  The Farm is inhabited by ‘hippies,’ as the […]

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Hyper-Local Papers in NYC See the Light

Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, has its own newspaper. New York City has many examples just in specific languages. Any subway rider is likely to see fellow straphangers reading Polish, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, plus several other languages that are hard to identify over someone’s shoulder.New York also has hyper-local service for English-reading audiences […]

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Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Support of Loretta Lynch

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How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

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