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Simmering tensions between Africans and African Americans in Staten Island ease

Over the years, music, sports and intermarriages have played a part in improving the relationship between the two communities. 


Hong Kong’s national security law imposes the question: to flee or to stay?

A Hong Kong resident speaks on her fears.

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The East Village is open! Well, sort of

Now that phase one of reopening has commenced, the vice grip of fear Covid-19 had on the city seems almost a thing of the past, at least for the people on East Ninth Street


Pepper spray, beatings and arrests was police response to protests

Using police brutality to shut down protests calling for an end to police brutality left kids as young as 15 and women as old as 45 caught in the crossfire.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

My trip home during the pandemic

“I am taken onto an ambulance, without anyone explaining anything to me. I don’t know where it is taking me to.”


Artists share virtual support for Black Lives Matter protests

Created both by amateurs and professionals, a vast collection of artworks rapidly spread on social media with hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter, #georgefloyd, #icantbreathe, #saytheirnames and #BLM.


Protestors gather at 6 a.m. to fight for racial justice

Protestors gathered in the West Village at sunrise.


Inside CHAZ, Seattle’s Autonomous Zone

After two weeks of clashes between police and protestors throughout the city, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said law enforcement officers boarded up and left the East Precinct in "an exercise in trust and deescalation.”

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Popular India Square “won’t be the same again” 

In phase two of reopening, restaurants are allowed to have only outdoor sitting .   None of the restaurants at India Square have outdoor space so they will continue to have to depend on takeouts and deliveries. 


Press freedom under siege as protests rock the nation

Journalists in the field reporting the protests are more likely to get assaulted or detained  by police.