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October 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara has come to be known as a crusader prosecutor, and the name is well deserved. In the years since he’s taken on the position, he has brought diplomats, wall street executives and state politicians alike to justice. Bharara is responsible for having prosecuted the well-known Albany corruption cases OF […]

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October 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm

The national average rate of recidivism among prison inmates hovers above 60 percent. With the help of organizations like Rehabilitation Through the Arts, or RTA, that number plummets to about five percent. RTA is a creative arts program operating in multiple maximum and medium-security New York State correctional facilities. Its mission is to use the arts to transform those behind […]

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October 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Who says it’s downhill after 40? Turns out, women who are middle-aged are living life more vibrantly than ever before, or at least that’s according to one of New York’s premier psychologists and relationships experts and nationally known psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig. In fact, she wrote the book on how women can make the most out of this age bracket […]

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October 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

2017 is quickly approaching, and for Mayor Bill De Blasio, that means having to choose between running for re-election or passing the torch on to someone else. In 2013, De Blasio won the election by a landslide, with nearly 75% of the overall vote and 96% of the Black American vote. Nearly four years later, the polls may show very different results. In fact, an influential group of Black church leaders is so disappointed with the mayor and some of his economic policies that it’s trying to ensure he doesn’t get a second term. Reverend Dr. Johnnie Green, Pastor of Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem, is the President of Mobilizing Preachers and Communities, the group that is trying to oust De Blasio. Reverend Dr. Green tells us why the mayor would have to “make a very sharp U-turn, and he would have to do it quick” in order to get the support of his organization back.

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October 11, 2016 at 5:30 am

If you’re from New Jersey, expect an unpleasant surprise when you go to fill up your gas tank. The price per gallon for gas is going to hike up 23 cents, a price that Governor Chris Christie has agreed on with the state’s Democratic leaders. Where will the added nickels and dimes go? The state’s depleted transportation fund, which foots […]

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October 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck was in middle school when her father came out to her and her sister as transgender. Now, she tells that story in an emotional and revealing documentary From This Day Forward. This POV film explores her father’s transition to a woman and aims to gain a deeper understanding of how her family and her parents’ marriage got […]

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