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October 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Misty Copeland joins MetroFocus to discuss her remarkable rise in ballet, becoming the first African American ballerina to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Reflecting on the years of physical and psychological barriers she’s faced, Copeland asserts the driving force continues to be, “the little brown girls … I just feel like every performance, every time […]

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October 17, 2016 at 6:26 pm

There was once a time in China when government officials could get away with rape by claiming their victims were prostitutes. Those victims were not just adult women but included underage girls and those times, are no more. when six elementary school girls were allegedly sexually abused by their principal in southern China, activist Ye Haiyan, known as Hooligan Sparrow, […]

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October 14, 2016 at 5:30 am

For one community on Long Island, the school year has started off with unimaginable tragedy. The bodies of four teenagers were found dead in the course of a month, and all are believed to be tied to gang violence. Investigations are still ongoing, but the gang in question goes by the name Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13. Suffolk County […]

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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 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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