Tag Archives: New York

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Private Prisons Are Facing A Class-Action Lawsuit For Violating Anti-Slavery Laws For The First Time In History

By Alternative Media Syndicate

This past summer, President Obama’s Department of Justice was directed to stop using private prisons. Besides having notoriously inhumane conditions, the private prison industry doesn’t really save taxpayers money—it just generates money for people who are in bed with private prisons.

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SHOCKING: People Do Not Die of Cancer, They Die From Chemotherapy Say Berkley Doctor

By Real Farmacy

People who refuse chemotherapy treatment live on average 12 and a half years longer than people who undergo chemotherapy, says Dr. Jones.

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Into The World of Women Who Wish They’d Never Become Mothers

By Elle

Here’s the thing about realising that you shouldn’t have had kids,” says Laura*, 37, a journalist based in Los Angeles. “You can’t take the decision back.”

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At 117, Jamaican Woman Likely To Be Oldest Person In The World

By Daily Mail

The new oldest living person in the world is a 117-year-old Jamaican woman who once worked for ‘masters’ on a sugar plantation and credits her longevity to good genes and studying the Bible.

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America’s First Female Muslim Judge Found Floating In River

By Occupy Democrats

In a tragic day for our nation, the body of the associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, was just found floating in the Hudson river a few hours after being reported missing.

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Study Finds Wine is Really Good For The Heart

By EurWeb

*A recent large-scale study conducted by the University of Cambridge in England suggests that having a drink of wine every day could help protect your heart from disease.

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NY Will No Longer Prosecute 16 and 17 Year-Olds As Adults

By ABC 7 NYC

New York raises the age of criminal responsibility under the new so called “Raise the Age” initiative.

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Charlie Murphy Dead At 57 From Leukemia

By The New York Daily News

Charlie Murphy, the beloved comedian, writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died after a battle with leukemia.

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Employers in NYC Can No Longer Ask Applicants For Salary History

By NY Daily News

Employers will be banned from asking job applicants how much money they made at past jobs under legislation passed by the City Council Wednesday.

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Pennsylvania Hospital’s First Female Neurosurgeon Is A Muslim Mother of Four

By Philly Voice

Dr. Zarina Ali loves the exhilaration she feels when scrubbing into brain or spine surgery knowing she has a chance to make a big difference in life and death situations for her patients.

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Study Shows More Men Raped In Prisons Than Women

By Daily Mail

More men are raped in the U.S. than woman, according to figures that include sexual abuse in prisons.

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Mayor says, Rikers Island Jail Will Be Closed

By PIX 11

THE BRONX, N.Y. — Rikers Island, the largest jail in the country notorious for violence within its walls and described by some as “the worst place on Earth,”

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Sean Spicer Refuses To Acknowledge Timothy Caughman’s Murder As A Hate Crime

By Daily News

White House spokesman Sean Spicer sidestepped questions Monday over the murder of Timothy Caughman,

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Obamacare Isn’t The Issue, It’s The Insurance Companies

By Portland Press Herald

MILBRIDGE — With the recent news about increases in premiums for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, everyone wants to vilify the ACA.

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No One Is Taking Note Of The Increasing Deportation of African and Other Black Immigrants

By Atlanta Black Star

Although often not covered in the media, the African immigrant community is facing mass deportations in the era of Donald Trump.

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Hasidic Neighborhood in Brooklyn Hold A Bulk of Section 8 Vouchers

By NY Daily News

Little boys in yarmulkes peer from apartment balconies, watching the men below toss bread into a bonfire.

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New York Chiropractor Arrested For Racist Threat Against Child

By Raw Story

A Staten Island chiropractor was arrested this week for allegedly harassing law enforcement workers for over a year and throwing lollipops at them as well as threatening an African-American child.

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Black Children More Likely Killed By Parent Than Police

By Black Enterprise

I remember well when I saw a friend get a beating. She and I, at about age 9, had left her home—to go where, I don’t remember—without asking her father.

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Study Shows 60 Percent of Black Females Sexually Abused Before Age 18

By BET

Sixty percent of Black women in an ongoing study reported they had been sexually assaulted by a Black man before they turned 18, according researchers at Black Women’s Blueprint.

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Rikers Island Captain Resigns After Video of Her Kissing Inmate Surfaces

By PIX 11

NEW YORK — A Department of Corrections veteran captain has resigned after video surfaced showing her kissing an inmate inside what appears to be a Rikers Island jail cell.