Tag: NYC

13-year-old arrested in New York fatal stabbing of college student from Charlottesville

The 13-year-old suspect in a crime that’s shocked a close-knit college community is not all that much younger than the teenage victim. The boy was arrested in New York in connection with the death of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Rane Majors, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. He was found […]

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Dad Blames ‘Hipster’ Honeybee Keepers for Kid Getting Stung by Wasps in NYC Park

Earlier this year, professional beekeepers Andrii Hrabynskyi and Natalia Okolita received official approval from the New York City Department of Health and the New York State Department of Agriculture to place two boxes of Italian honeybees in a small green space called Bruce’s Garden. For the past few months, the biggest news out of the […]

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Really, Sis? Woman Risks Her Own Circle of Life in Dance With a Real ‘Lion King’ at NYC’s Bronx Zoo

Photo: iStock In what would seem to be the very definition of a stupid human trick, a woman was captured on Instagram video engaging in a dance with possible death when she jumped an enclosure at New York’s Bronx Zoo and decided to shake her tail feather with a full-grown lion. Herman Reynoso was visiting […]

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Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Donald Trump won the 2016 Election because people stayed home instead of hitting the polls, not because the majority of the country is racist (03:25). […]

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Too Few Black and Latino Students Get Into NYC’s Gifted and Talented Programs, So NYC Considers Dumping the Programs

New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio. He’s on the hot seat in his city as he must decide whether to accept a panel’s recommendation to end gifted and talented programs in the nation’s largest school district in a bid to better diversify the city’s schools. Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty) In […]

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Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Days’ Vacation for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

A protester holds up a sign with images of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both killed at the hands of police officers, during an August 2014 action on Staten Island in New York City.Photo: John Minchillo, File (Associated Press) New York City Police Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the only other cop officially implicated in the […]

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Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Vacation Days for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

A protester holds up a sign with images of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both killed at the hands of police officers, during an August 2014 action on Staten Island in New York City.Photo: John Minchillo, File (Associated Press) New York City Police Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the only other cop officially implicated in the […]

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NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Among Other Progressives Claims Democratic Primary Victory

Public defender Tiffany Cabán declares victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary race, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Scott Heins (Getty Images) In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney […]

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NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory

Public defender Tiffany Cabán declares victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary race, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Scott Heins (Getty Images) In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney […]

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YouTube Star Etika Is Found Dead in NYC, Leaving Thousands of Fans in Mourning

Desmond “Etika” AmofaScreenshot: EtikaFRFX (YouTube) YouTube gaming star Etika was pulled lifeless from New York City’s East River days following his disappearance after he posted video that had fans and loved ones concerned for his safety. New York City police on Tuesday announced the death of the 29-year-old Etika, born Desmond Amofah, after having put […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrested and Charged With Groping Woman at an NYC Bar

Cuba Gooding Jr. in London, April 2018 Photo: John Phillips (Getty) Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing up to a year in jail if he’s convicted of forcibly touching a woman, a charge for which he was arrested Thursday after turning himself in to police in New York. But Gooding, through his lawyer, Mark Heller, says he […]

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Black Student Protest Leads to Prosecutor in the Central Park 5 Case Quitting Her Columbia Law School Job

Photo: iStock Another day, another example of karma coming for folks in the fallout over the wrongful prosecutions of the Central Park Five. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Lederer has quit her part-time gig as a professor at Columbia Law School after renewed calls for her ouster by the Black Law Students Association, the New […]

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NYPD Apologizes for 1969 Stonewall Inn Raid That Sparked Modern Gay Pride Movement

Plaque on New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn outlines its landmark status as a key element in the history of gay rightsPhoto: Getty New York City’s police commissioner apologized Thursday for the “discriminatory and oppressive” police raid 50 years ago on the Stonewall Inn that inspired what became the modern gay pride movement. Just weeks […]

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