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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Pos Black: A Better Chance Scholar

Pos Black: A Better Chance Scholar

A NEW PROGRAM IS GIVING STUDENTS OF COLOR WHO PUSH THEMSELVES EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES. IT'S CALLED "A BETTER CHANCE" AND IT'S PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AS IT'S NEEDED MORE THAN EVER. OUR TRACIE STRAHAN HAS...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Sugar Ray Leonard

Positively Black: Sugar Ray Leonard

After a legendary career in the ring, former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has taken his talents to the silver screen for the movie "Real Steel." Tracie Strahan caught up with the former champ for this edition of...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black : DJ Ralph McDaniels

Positively Black : DJ Ralph McDaniels

Before MTV and BET started doing it, a New York native created a television show exclusively dedicated to hip hop music.Recently a branch of the Queens Library paid tribute to Video Music Box creator Ralph...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Summer reads

Positively Black: Summer reads

Tracie Strahan interview senior editor Patrik Henry Bass of Essence magazine about the best summer reads.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black; Natural Hair

Positively Black; Natural Hair

When it comes to the latest trend in hairstyles, many Black women are choosing to return to their natural roots...Deciding not to relax or chemically straighten their hair, and instead growing and maintaining it...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Harlem: A Century of Images

Positively Black: Harlem: A Century of Images

If you think you know what life is like in Harlem, a new book could change your mind. 100 years of iconic images taken by award-winning photograhers chronicle the people and places that made the neighborhood...

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No Protests Until Murdered Officers Are Laid to Rest: Mayor

No Protests Until Murdered Officers Are Laid to Rest: Mayor

Mayor de Blasio called Monday for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car in Brooklyn this weekend by a man vowing retaliati...

Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Fraud: Official

Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Fraud: Official

New York Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court, a law enforcement official familiar with the case tells NBC 4 New York.

Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70

Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70

British singer Joe Cocker, who had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has...

Family of Cop Shooter: "He Was Emotionally Troubled"

Family of Cop Shooter: "He Was Emotionally Troubled"

The deadly shootings of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car Saturday in Brooklyn had "absolutely nothing to do with police retaliation," according to the gunman's sister, who says the shooter with a...

College to Pay Tuition for Son of Slain NYPD Officer

College to Pay Tuition for Son of Slain NYPD Officer

Bowdoin College says it will pick up the tuition for a student whose father was killed in Saturday's shooting of two New York Police Department officers. College President Barry Mills sent an email to the...

New Subway Ads Ask Commuters to Stop "Manspreading"

New Subway Ads Ask Commuters to Stop "Manspreading"

The MTA is taking a stand against manspreading.