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Stop-stop and frisk movement stops by Grant Houses

Dec. 12 – From Egypt, to Oakland, to Zuccotti Park, protests have snatched front-page headlines for months.  Now the so-called stop-stop and frisk movement in New York City is gaining momentum, too.  Organizers say the New York Police Department uses this controversial tactic to unfairly discriminate against black and Latino residents living in New York […]

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Harlem’s battle against the guns

Dec. 1 – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was a deadly weekend in New York City. On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin openly blamed Harlem gun violence on the community and their families. He said this after sentencing Jaquan “Jay Cash” Layne, to 20 years in prison for gun trafficking. Harlem Mothers is a non-profit […]

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Gun buy back program

Nov. 7– Federal prosecutors charged 12 men, including 8 New York City police officers, in an alleged one million dollar conspiracy to transport guns across a state lines. That’s one of many ways illegal guns get into the hands of some Harlem residents. On Saturday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. and the New York […]

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Harlem, Apollo Theatre, remembers Michael Jackson

A medical expert testifying for the defense Friday told jurors Michael Jackson gave himself the fatal injection. Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter and has pleaded not guilty in the singer’s death. Jackson’s legacy surrounds the Apollo Theater and local residents are divided over the untimely death of a beloved – and according […]

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The Heights march downtown

Nov.11 — On Monday, hundreds of Northern Manhattan residents marched from Washington Heights in the northern tip of Manhattan to Zuccotti Park, on its southern end. They walked in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on a crisp November morning. As the protesters made the 11-mile trek downtown, the crowd swelled to more than […]

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