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WASHINGTON (AP) — Affluent black Americans who are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South are shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new census data. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city blacks who remain behind, while making blacks less monolithic as a group and […]

Christians are requesting that a video that shows ants crawling over a crucified Jesus be pulled from the Brooklyn Museum art. See also: Why I Dropped My Bank And Switched To A Credit Union See also: Destinations for Outdoor Lovers The avant-garde film, “A Fire in My Belly,” was created by the late David Wojnarowicz. […]

Seven Long Island teenagers were arrested yesterday on charges that they organized a SAT cheating racket that netted one of the suspects thousands of dollars and the others eye-popping test scores. According to authorities, five young men and one young woman paid Emory University sophomore Sam Eshaghoff, 19, between $1,500 and $2,500 to take their college admission […]

NEW YORK — A clerk for the ASPCA records department took a photo of a noose in the garage of their offices. The worker, Sanoy Fleming, complained to her superiors when she was told the rope was there for “operational purposes.” Cross With Racial Slurs And “Burn In Hell” Put On Black Man’s Lawn Hate […]

A re-emergence of Squeegee men, panhandlers who wash the windshields of your car in hopes of a small tip, is signifying desperate times for the jobless in New York City. Groups of men are now flocking to the busy streets of Manhattan to make a few dollars, as many jobless did back in the 1980s […]

A drunk man barged into a mosque in Queens, N.Y., and shouted anti-Muslim slurs before urinating on prayer rugs, the New York Post reported. Evening prayers were disrupted at the Iman Mosque this week when the unhinged man “came in with a beer bottle in his hands, clearly very intoxicated,” according to Mustapha Sadouki, who […]

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has canceled two upcoming free concerts in Brooklyn, NY after the singer fractured her ribs and complained of abdominal pain after suffering a fall. The singer was also forced to cancel a performance at an upcoming birthday celebration for Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel.

From the New York Times: From the second to last pew at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Harlem on a recent Sunday morning, Sylvia Lynch, 80, lifted a hand toward the rafters and sang praises through a haze of burnt incense. Her voice was steady and strong, as was her grip on the cane she […]

From the NY Times: The sudden closing of the Harlem School of the Arts this month is proving to be temporary: The mayor and other city officials and a host of donors have stepped in to resuscitate the storied and fiscally troubled Harlem institution, and it is to reopen on Saturday. The school was shuttered […]

From USA Today: An Easter service celebrating the resurrection took on special significance for a New York congregation when a worshiper was revived after at least 17 defibrillator shocks. The dramatic story, reported by The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News, tells of Ed Ilarraza, 58, an insurance agent who needed an ambulance after collapsing at Gracepoint […]

VIA: New York Times For more than three decades, they sang Mozart in Latin, Bach in German, and Cole Porter and Stevie Wonder in English, from Alice Tully Hall in New York to Royal Albert Hall in London. For the audiences that marveled at the Boys Choir of Harlem, it was an additional wonder that […]