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Obama Unveils Plans for Aggressive Criminal Justice Reforms

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For the $80 billion that America spends annually to keep people incarcerated, the nation...

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Former Officer Indicted, Pleads “Not Guilty” in Killing of Samuel DuBose

By Staff   Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing, a white police officer, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges...

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Judge Denies Common Council’s Request for City to Restore Computer Access

By Staff   A judge has denied a request from Syracuse Common Councilors, and city clerk John Copanas, for an injunction against Mayor...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Passes Away at 22

By Staff   After being found face-down in the bathtub at her townhouse outside Atlanta Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late...

July 22, 2015, Carl Heastie was presented with an award for being the first African American Speaker from the William H. Johnson Bar Association, the SUNY EOC Association of Directors in conjunction with the CNY Network and the Latino Professional Network. Photo L to R: Henry Hayes Melchor, Tin Penx, Assemblyman Carl Heastie, Lanessa Nes Owens, Joseph Bryant and Lisa. Photo by LaVergne Harden

CNY Vision: Q&A With Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

CNY Vision President and Publisher Dave McCleary sat down with New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in Syracuse, July 22, during...

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New York Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

By Staff   A state wage board appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended July 22 that the minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurant...

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Removal of Confederate Flag from S.C. Capitol Grounds Seen as ‘New Day’

By Jane A. Kennedy   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Dylann Storm Roof had not massacred nine African-Americans who’d gathered for...

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NYC Settles Case with Eric Garner’s Family for $5.9 Million

By Staff   The family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died last year when an NYPD officer held him on the ground in an...

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City Formally Opens Sankofa Park

By Staff   Mayor Stephanie Miner, New York State Senator David Valesky, Fourth District Common Councilor Khalid Bey, and other local...

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Miner: Body Found In Sewer Identified As Brandon Closure

By Staff   Sewer workers walking in a storm sewer beneath Erie Blvd. in downtown Syracuse found the body of Brandon Closure July 2,...