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Today's Date: January 16, 2021
My Eyelab is Now in Michigan: New Store in the Saginaw Area
Speech from the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
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San Carlos Apache Tribe Sues US Forest Service to Stop Resolution Copper Mine
BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021
Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Af
American Lending Center Supports Small and Minority-Owned Businesses in Second Round PPP
Birks Group Presents Its FY2021 Holiday Period Sales Results
NAELA Celebrates Passage of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package
Connecticut Water Files Application With Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to Amend Rates
Health Care of South Florida opens a new office in Broward County
Columbia Care Receives Provisional License for Adult Use at its Patriot Care Dispensary in Downtown Boston
Feinstein Institutes Awarded More Than $4M to Research Perinatal Depression
Clark Atlanta University President George T. French Jr. Ph.D. Recognized as one of Atlanta's 500 Most Powerful Leaders by "Atlan
Newkirk Zwagerman, PLC and Bogas & Koncius, PC: Michigan State University's Women's Varsity Swimming and Diving Team Files T
Rivers Casino Philadelphia Resumes Indoor Dining on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Noon
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Asian-Americans Make Demands on China
NEW YORK – Demonstrators from the New York Chinese-American community are out in force outside the United Nations building in New York, expressing the view that their homeland in China doesn’t deserve its membership in the UN Security Council because of its political hold on Tibet . Displaying pictures of Tibetans who immolated themselves or otherwise violently protested Chinese rule over Tibet, the protestors charge the level of violence China has enacted in Tibet today is greater than when it hit record levels in 2008. ...
NY City Council Probes NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Policy
NEW YORK – The New York City Council Civil Rights Committee has started a series of public hearings to investigate the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk tactics. Residents appearing before the panel claim the police procedures mostly negatively impact on minority and gay people. ...
FLOYD DEMONSTRATIONS REACH TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK - The angry protests over the brutal death of George Floyd are continuing worldwide, including closing down the "Crossroads of the World," New York's Times Square. Carrying signs and banners demanding justice, thousands of demonstrators vented their collective disdain for police brutality. ...
NYC STARTS TAKE BACK YOUR STREETS DRIVE
NEW YORK - With Black on Black crime growing rapidly, New York City officials have started an "Occupy the Corner" campaign in Harlem and other minority communities. Mayor Bill de Blasio said stopping the violence is a "we thing, not a me thing." The Mayor added "this is a very moving matter to me. This is the people taking back the street. We will solve our own challenges and make something good happen in our community." ...
MINORITY NYC BUSINESSES COMPLAIN
NEW YORK - Angered by what they consider overly punitive enforcement by police, Black and Brown New York City business leaders today demanded the practice end. Led by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams outside of New York Police headquarters, the minority businesses claimed they received exorbitant fines, required changes to a business's method of operations, including shorter hours, and even revocation of a business's liquor license. ...
BLM AT TRUMP TOWER
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio today led a group of other New Yorkers in painting a large Black Lives Matters sign on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower. The Mayor said the yellow sign "isn't just painted words on Fifth Avenue, but this city is committed to the meaning of the message." Today's action is one of many New York observances and demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. ...
BLM WANTS POLICE $ CUTS
NEW YORK - Since the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter campaign has achieved some success, and today BLM protestors demanded that NY cut $1 billion from the $6 billion police budget. At a demonstration at City Hall, some of the participants even went so far as to call for the abolishment of the police department. A number of the BLM protestors stated they will stay at City Hall until their demands are met. ...
NYC MAKES JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY
NEW YORK - NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio participated in a Black Lives Matter street painting on Staten Island to announce the Big Apple will recognize Juneteenth as an official city holiday to recognize the liberation of the last freed Black slave. "We will give this day the importance and recognition it deserves," said de Blasio, adding "every student and city worker will have the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of our history through the pain and struggle that should bring an extraordinary purposefulness and vision to inspire change." ...
SHARPTON HAILS NYS POLICE REFORMS
Rev. Al Sharpton today hailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature to a series of police reforms. He sat alongside Cuomo at the signing ceremony. Sharpton said the move "raised the bar." The executive order requires mayors and police departments to modernize their programs or risk losing state aid. Cuomo said "there is no quick fix to this. There is no stop tear gas, change the uniforms." Also at the signing were the mothers of Eric Garner and Sean Bell. ...
CALLS FOR GREATER POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
NEW YORK - Sparked by the violent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Rev. Al Sharpton today led a demonstration in New York calling for legislation to hold police more accountable during protests, violence and looting. ...
MAKE EVERY VOTE COUNT
NEW YORK - As votes continue to be tallied across the nation today, a group of minority voters in New York demonstrated to make the point that every vote needs to be counted. Concerned that minority votes may be discounted or ignored, the protestors say this election is the most important in their lives. Election observers believe the turnout of minority and women voters could very well determine the election and the direction of the nation. ...
AL SHARPTON HOLDS VIGIL
STATEN ISLAND, NY - National Action Network chief Rev. Al Sharpton today held a vigil at the site where Eric Garner was killed by police on Staten Island, NY six years ago. Sharpton lamented that both Garner and George Floyd's last words were "I can't breathe." Sharpton vowed he will do everything he can to stem these violent acts against Black people. ...
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