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Jasper Hurst, 79, right, show keys he received from Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, after he signed a lease inside his new affordable apartment, Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018, at the Cypress Hills Senior Residences in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable […]

  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz had plenty of critical things to say about the island nation of Haiti, but stopped short of condemning President Donald Trump for his recent comments about immigrants from so-called “shithole” countries. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes”, the congressman defended Trumps’s racist remarks, echoing the president’s […]

Wendy Williams had a few things to say about Toni Braxton during the Hot Topics segment of her namesake show on Wednesday Jan. 17. The talk-show host dished on Braxton’s recent music and relationship status. With the rumors of Braxton dating rapper Birdman and putting out new music with him, Williams says, “Toni allegedly is […]

In southern Utah, two students of Hurricane High School posted a very disturbingly racist photo on Instagram. In the picture one of the students are pretending to hang herself with caption “Happy national n*gger day” on MLK Day. Steven Dunham, Director of Public Relations tells 2News that disciplinary action has been taken against these students but […]

Offset has come under fire for homophobia before with his group, Migos. (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)   Migos rapper Offset is apologizing over the use of the word “queer” but it’s not the kind of apology you may expect. Cardi B’s fiancé said on Instagram Thursday that he is “offended I offended anybody” by using the […]

by Justin Bahunga, Commissioner for External Relations and spokesperson, FDU-Inkingi On the 16th of January 2010, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza landed in Kigali to launch the nonviolent movement for democracy, peace and justice for all. On that day, she gave a serious hammer blow to the cornerstone of the regime fortress: fear. When Victoire Ingabire returned […]

by J. White Lake Butler Work Camp, Fla., Jan. 16 — There is one place in the U.S. where slavery is still constitutionally legal: in prisons. The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in 1864, abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. Supporters of prisoners breach the lonely roads to […]

Activist Zellie Imani is a school teacher in Paterson, N.J. known for his work with the Black Lives Matter movement. (Image courtesy of Zellie Imani) New Jersey activist and community organizer Zellie Thomas announced his bid for an at-large city council seat in Paterson on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Thomas, better known as Zellie Imani, is […]

  Almost six years after she was booted from NBC’s “Today” show, journalist Ann Curry is speaking out about Matt Lauer’s sexual assault allegations. The former staple of the peacock network has a new PBS series on the way, but the focus of Curry’s morning show sitdown was on the #MeToo movement and Lauer’s ousting […]

A New York City official argued against the police union’s claims, saying that body cam footage is not subject to the laws laid out in the city’s Civil Rights Law. (Photo by BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images) New York City’s largest police union has filed suit against Mayor Bill De Blasio in an effort to stop the […]

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