Get an exquisite taste of culture at these five black-owned restaurants in Queens
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If you’re looking to escape this summer blaze, cool down and embrace the beautiful culture at these five black-owned businesses in Queens. Many of the restaurants exude an island-style ambiance, where you can enjoy Jamaican cuisine and other Caribbean-inspired dishes. As you listen to the pulsating rhythms of a live reggae band, your mind may drift […]

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Op-Ed: ‘Black lives matter’ shouldn’t be a controversial statement
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Last week at a nationally televised town hall meeting on CNN, “Black, White and Blue: America 2016,” I made a comment that shouldn’t be controversial: I said black lives matter. The question being debated at that moment was a variation of one I hear repeatedly, “Don’t all lives matter?”   Of course all lives matter, […]

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Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
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New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first foreclosure buyback […]

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Double platinum rapper J. Cole was spotted in Jamaica this week
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If you’ve been strolling through the streets of Jamaica this week, you may have stumbled upon one of the greatest rappers in the hip-hop world. Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, proved exactly why his fans love and admire his humble spirit. The successful rapper and producer, who went double-platinum on his hit album […]

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Man ‘trespassing’ on LIRR tracks in Queens Village was struck and killed on Tuesday
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A man was struck and killed while walking along the tracks on a westbound Long Island Rail Road in Queens Village on Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:45 p.m. MTA police found a body on the tracks of the Queens Village LIRR station. A man, who has not been identified, was dead at the scene, an MTA […]

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