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City Is Held in Contempt on Loitering [NYT] Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs immigration law 124 years after great-grandmother’s journey [DN] Charter fan mulls run vs. Perkins[NYP] Housing Subsidy Has High-Profile Foe [NYT] Newest schools at a loss for space after judge stops school closings [DN] Congress approves referendum on future of Puerto Rico [USATODAY] Black … Continue reading

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Dorothy I. Height, founding matriarch of civil rights movement, dies at 98 [WASHINGTON POST] FDA may regulate salt in processed foods [NYP] Lead Poisoning, a Stubborn Nemesis [NYT] A Pastor’s Job Offers Become a Curse [NYT] Celebrated Harlem Music School In Danger Of Closing For Good [WPIX] Museum for African Art Announces April 2011 Opening … Continue reading

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A Rise in Violent Crime Evokes City’s Unruly Past [NYT] Notre Dame Has First Black Valedictorian [NBC] From Washington Heights To Battery Park [COURANT} East Harlem picks up after dogs and owners too [EXAMINER] Street Dreams Concert [HIPHOPPRESS] Son of Former Congressman Enters Race to Take Rangel’s House Seat [NYT] Plan Would Require Homeless to … Continue reading

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Harlem as Black Capital of America will soon be a memory [[TAMPABAY] Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers[NYT] City Will Stop Paying the Poor for Good Behavior [NYT] Studio Museum in Harlem Opens Three New Exhibitions [ARTDAILY] Tax Files Show Harlem Art School’s Path to Ruin[NYT]

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For Drug Users, Coalition Serves as Voice in Albany[NYT] Despite Much Rezoning, Scant Change in Residential Capacity [NYT] Transit Agency Approves Cuts, and More Bad News Looms [NYT] Future dreams – a neighborhood’s hope for the Sherman Creek Esplanade [MT] 5 Notable women of the past and present (special series part 7): Comic Jackie “Moms” Mabley … Continue reading

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Mayor: Tax sugary drinks [NYP] Scandal-tainted Rep. Charles Rangel returns home to warm welcome from supporters [DN] New poll: African Americans need less time to sleep [SUNTIMES] The fall of the Harlem Club [INDEPENDENT] Trying Times for Father of New York’s Governor [NYT] ‘Drowning in Alzheimer’s’: Minorities struggle with dementia Risk not considered genetic but … Continue reading

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Police Announce Parade Crackdown [CR] Counting Prisoners: The Population Politics of the Census [NYC] Appeal notice filed in closely-watched Harlem ILSA case [REALDEAL] Inside a Divided Upper East Side Public School: Whites in the front door, blacks in the back door[VOICE] Advocates Believe New York May Be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana [[WNYC] Allies Turning on … Continue reading

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Fewer Black Students Attend City’s Top Public Schools[GOTHAMIST] Rabbi Bernard Lander, the Founder of Touro College, Is Dead at 94 [NYT] Three charter schools expected to receive millions in city money, Education Dept. plan shows [DN] Tax refunds could be a waity matter [NYP] An Elite Squadron, Before It Was Airborne [NYT] Closings loom for … Continue reading

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ICU patients at Harlem’s North General Hospital 4 times more likely to get deadly infection: report [DN] Despite recent stabbing, crime down in Harlem [CS] Harlem’s 125th Street is now considered one of the great streets in the United States [SPX] New Play Puts an Old Face on Race [NYT] Riverton Houses in Harlem to … Continue reading

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Report: Most Low-Wage Workers Are Cheated of Pay [CR] Harlem Hip-Hop Tours (H3 Tours) and HOT 97 have teamed up to provide the HOT 97 Experience Tour  [24-7] Wyclef Jean Talks About Haiti Relief Efforts in NY [ABC] Inmates’ Stock Is Rising in Albany District Fight [NYT] Real Estate Is Top Giver to Cuomo Campaign [CR]

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The Lost Boys of Tryon: Inside New York’s most infamous juvenile prison  [NYM] Buying Power of African American Consumers Approaching $1 Trillion in 2010 [UM] Harlem’s famed Sylvia’s soul food joint to begin home delivery in February [DN] Ruling Could Mean Lower Rents for 300,000 Tenants [CR] Large High Schools in the City Are Taking Hard … Continue reading

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Officials Hid Truth About Immigrant Deaths in Jail [NYT] New York’s premier frymaster Charles Gabriel totes skillets down from Harlem for Fried Chicken Fridays [NYMAG] Less Salt, Please, the City Asks [CR] James Kriegsmann Jr. continues the legacy of his father, who photographed black entertainers when many others would not. [NYT] [CR] Virtual Coin Toss Lets Football Fans Watch … Continue reading

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Thompson to Run for Mayor in 2013 [NYT] City Ignoring Law on Class Sizes, Suit Says [NYT] Voting System to Finally Join Electronic Age [NYT] Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem a Colorful Occasion [EPOCH] Who Has the Right to Say What’s Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling [OBSERVER] Netflix Bends To Warner Bros., … Continue reading

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No longer black majority, Harlem is in transition [NYT] Justice Takes No Holiday in Room 129 at a Manhattan Court [NYT] Banks Roll Out New Check Card Fees [WSJ] How Visa, using card fees, dominates a market [NYT] Bodegas, barbershops dealing sweet liquor punch ‘Nutcrackers’ to city teens [DN] Dominic Carter has hit rock bottom. … Continue reading

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As Gov. David A. Paterson attempts to raise his stature in preparation for his election run next year, some of his close supporters are saying that people should stop calling him by his first name, saying it diminishes him and fails to reflect the prestige of the office he holds. [NYT] In Harlem, Reflections on … Continue reading

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Schools shortchange special needs kids, sending them home early [DN] Thompson Won’t Rule Out Pursuing U.S. Senate Seat [NYT] Seleno Clarke: Bringing The Music Back To Harlem [ABJ] Flahooley: The Harlem Repertory Theatre at Theater for the New City [BACKSTAGE] Harlem Tenants Struggle as a British Landlord Goes Bust [NYT]

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Stage Set for School-Closing Showdown [CR]  Hou$ing ax freezes out 3,000 poor families [NYP] A Wall in East Harlem Speaks: Stand Up and Be Counted [CR] Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over [BUFFALONEWS] More City Agencies Hold Millions in ‘Hidden’ Accounts [ NYT] Latin Jazz Is Staple, but Others Are Invited [ NYT]

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Modest Gains in City Math Scores on Federal Test [NYT] City Plans to Close Choir Academy of Harlem High School [NYT] City Offers Swine Flu Shots to All Comers [CR] Atlantic Yards opponents hoping Columbia case blocks state land grab [NYP]

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Leftover Metrocard Change Infuriates Some [gothamist] Remembering the High Bridge in its heyday [MT] Immigration Detention System Lapses Detailed [NYT] Hispanics, African-Americans Resolve to Save More in 2010 [WS] At 100 Years, Black Newspaper Seeks to Preserve Its Legacy [CR] N.F.L. Issues New Guidelines on Concussions [NYT] City to Shut 4 Schools for Poor Performance; … Continue reading

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Gangs in New York talk Twitter: Use tweets to trash-talk rivals, plan fights[DN] Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades [NYT] Honoring Harlem physician Muriel Petioni at Trinidad and Tobago GAYAP’s fund-raiser [DN] State housing plan for mentally disabled is no-go, feds say [DN] Young Latinos, Blacks Answer Call Of Mobile Devices [NPR] … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg hid plenty from New York citizens while campaigning for third term [DN] Affordable housing units in Bronx (HARLEM) will become the first green block in nation [DN] Every stray bullet comes closer to you or the one you love [DN] The price is wrong: How city stores nickel and dime us all [NYP] … Continue reading

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Ringgold looks to give back to Harlem through art [CS] Harlem grandmother wounded by stray bullet has message for Mayor Bloomberg: Clean up my neighborhood [DN] Plan for share-a-ride reduced cab fares moves ahead, TLC says [DN] In Obama’s footsteps: Struggling actor offers tour of Barack’s New York ‘lost years’ [PHILLY] A Flood of Applicants to a Shrinking … Continue reading

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In Need of Cash, State Requiring Drivers to Buy New $25 Plates [NYT] A Woman’s Tough Climb to the Police Force [NYT] Report Says Foster System Keeps Children Too Long [NYT] Prison loophole for killers closed [NYP] Two-Year Colleges, Swamped, No Longer Welcome All [NYT] The Studio Museum in Harlem  [PAPERMAG] Green housing targets parolees, … Continue reading

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African American Women Prone To Stress [LINK] Concierges and Marble Baths: For Some at Columbia, This Is Dorm Life [NYT] Chris Rock documentary stirs debate on hairstyles of African-American women [POST-GAZETTE] Low Turnout at City Clinics for Free Swine Flu Vaccine [NYT] Sober Mood at New York Post as Circulation Spirals Lower [NYT] ‘Cult’ program … Continue reading

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The Obama magic has faded [NYP] Carter’s wife flees from hubby on KC trip [NYP] Verizon Wireless doubles early termination fee [USA] AT&T sues Verizon Wireless over ‘misleading’ 3G map coverage ads [USA] Minorities Are The New Majority In City Council [gothamist] Willie James, pioneering first black president of bus and subway workers union, dies … Continue reading

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 Story of Americans with Native and black ancestry stirs deep emotions [INDIANCOUNTRYTODAY] Newark Mayor Backed Bloomberg, Then Got Funds [NYT] Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on C.I.A. Payroll [NYT] Harlem development site asking $58 million [ LINK] Basonas Construction Corp Starts to Revitalize the Cristo Rey High School [PR] Mayor Deprives Rival … Continue reading

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Another Look at the Dinkins Administration, and Not by Giuliani [NYT] NYPD in a liar storm [NYP] Space Truckers Aren’t Science Fiction Anymore [NPR] Tombstone Unearthed in Washington Square Park [GOTHAMIST] Studio Museum in Harlem Announces New 2009-10 Artists in Residence [TOPIX] City bus riders ‘fall’ for hybrids [NYP] Men’s Wearhouse to spiff up K&G … Continue reading

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NYC’s mismanaged plan to upgrade emergency system 2 years late, $700M over budget [DN] 6 Posed as Abuse Victims to Get Rent Subsidies, Officials Say [NYT] A Difficult Birth for East Harlem Mall [NYT] To prepare its students for test questions with rural settings, a Harlem school hauls its students to a farm museum. [NYT] … Continue reading

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Tale of a Black Pioneer of the 1820s, and It Seems Familiar [NYT] Charges dropped against U.S. teen in beating death [THEGRIO] Elder Bush Sees ‘Ugliness’, Not Race, In Attacks On Obama [AIRAMERICA] Hearing for ’68 Hijacking Suspect Recalls Bygone Age [NYT] Warren (The Truth Fighter) Ballentine tells Juan (The Tom) Williams: “it’s OK, you … Continue reading

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A Potential Bloomberg-Giuliani Alliance [CR] Man Charged in Scheme to Sell Harlem Property [NYT] El Museo to reopen with more space, free Saturdays [NEWYORKOLOGY] Dr. Mohja Kahf Reading at The Schomburg Center Oct 30 [CHOWK] El Diario Endorses Thompson, Likening Bloomberg to Hugo Chávez [NYT] Contractor Is Accused of Cheating Minority Workers Out of Wages … Continue reading

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After Generations in Spotlight, Harlem Slips as Center of Black Politics [NYT] Rangel’s Ex-Aide Will Run Against Him [NYT] Vacant site readies for Harlem kids [CS] The Harlem Debut Of A Thought Provoking Monthly Documentary Film Series [SBWIRE] Nation’s pupils find few black men to call Mister[WISTV] Racial profiling or good police work? [DV] A … Continue reading

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City of 8 Million Was a Ghost Town at the Polls [NYT] In Schools, New Rules on Snacks for Sale [NYT] Poll: Stimulus views vary by race[POLITICO] Achievement gaps narrowing in US schools since No Child Left Behind [KTNV] Swine Flu Vaccinations Start as Officials Attack Myths [NYT] St. Philip’s Church, Harlem, marks 200th anniversary … Continue reading

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Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is secretly … Jewish? [DN] Anger Over Term Limits Dogs Mayor [NYT] Early detection is key, especially for black women [LINK] In Quiet Mayoral Race, a Union Emerges as a Voice Against Bloomberg [NYT] Latinas using social networking sites to share experiences [USA] The case against Charlie Rangel: Forty years of … Continue reading

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Coup leaves housing bills vulnerable[CS] Cops probed in ‘bid to hide DWI scent’[NYP] Interactive TV Allows Viewers To Shop Remotely[NPR] Need An Interpreter? Just Pick Up The Phone[NPR] A Spirited Paterson Says He ‘Can Beat’ Giuliani[CR] Racial test-score gap narrowing [NYP] Schools Adopt Art as Building Block of Education [NYT]

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Just Get a Whiff of This! Skunks Get a Free Pass [NYT] New York City begins licensing of foot-powered taxi industry[SILIVE] Veterans groups AWOL from Mayor Bloomberg’s list of endorsements[DN] On TV, Paterson Repeats His Pledge to Run[NYT] In Some States, a Push to Ban Mandate on Insurance[NYT] N.Y. Poverty Data Paint Mixed Picture[NYT] CCW … Continue reading

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Springle: African-American kids need more role models [TOPIX] Obama: Kanye Is A “Jackass” [HUFFINGTONPOST] DR Lounge, on Broadway and Fairview Avenue, formerly Don Ricardo Steakhouse, is getting back into food. [MANHATTANTIMESNEWS] Pioneering Principals[ New York’s First Black School Principal] Local support of Gov. Paterson wanes [CS] Rangel rally in Harlem draws fans[DN] The Recession’s Racial … Continue reading

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New York’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up to Be Personal and Expensive [NYT] Station agents begin to leave the system Sunday [AMNY] Incumbency Fails to Hold Off Challenges From Cast of Newcomers to Council [NYT] Man in the News: William C. Thompson Jr. A Quiet Leader Wages a Bold Campaign [NYT] Critics’ attacks of President Obama … Continue reading

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Harlem Business Owner Fires on 4 Robbers, Killing 2, Police Say [CR] Where to Eat, Shop and Play in Harlem [CR] State audit finds inmates collected nearly $30,000 in unemployment checks while in the slammer [DN] What a doll! Bebe Gloton, a breast-feeding toy for children, makes sucking noises as it ‘feeds’ [DN] It’s official: … Continue reading

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Eat Too Much Sugar? Blame Your Ethnicity [REDORBIT] The pursuit of riches at any cost is killing young black men [GUARDIAN] Marriage, family on the decline for highly educated black women [EUREKALERT] Nostalgic Trip Home for a Hip-Hop Icon [NYT] In Desegregation Pact, Westchester Agrees to Add Affordable Housing[NYT] Bloomberg Plans to Stop Promoting Low-Performing … Continue reading

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MTA, NYC Transit looking for smooth voices to make announcements [DN] High school students cash in on challenging tests [NYP] Black Look in Beauty [TIME] Credit Card Fee Watch: Now There’s a Fee For NOT Buying Stuff[TIME] Fun, Free Things to Do in NYC[LINK] This Week’s Latin Events, Aug. 5-11 [DN] U.S. to Reform Policy … Continue reading