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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

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...

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...

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...

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7 Firefighters Overcome By Fumes During Factory Fire: FDNY

7 Firefighters Overcome By Fumes During Factory Fire: FDNY

Fire officials say that seven firefighters were overcome by potentially hazardous fumes from an unknown substance during a blaze at an abandoned factory in Brooklyn early Thursday.

Power Outages on Long Island as Nor'easter Churns Through

Power Outages on Long Island as Nor'easter Churns Through

Power was knocked out to thousands of customers on Long Island as heavy wind and rain from a slow-moving nor'easter knocked down power lines, officials say.

Armed Robbers Approach Homeowners in Driveways: Cops

Armed Robbers Approach Homeowners in Driveways: Cops

Police on Long Island say they’re investigating after a pair of homeowners said they were accosted by armed robbers in their own driveways.

NYPD Investigating "Become a Hero, Shoot a Cop" Graffiti

NYPD Investigating "Become a Hero, Shoot a Cop" Graffiti

The NYPD is investigating anti-police graffiti found scrawled on a public phone booth in Queens.

Man Who Ran Into Brooklyn Street on Fire Dies: NYPD

Man Who Ran Into Brooklyn Street on Fire Dies: NYPD

A man who witnesses say they saw run into a Brooklyn street on fire during a small blaze Tuesday has died, according to the NYPD.

Judge Nixes Teresa Giudice's Halfway House Bid

Judge Nixes Teresa Giudice's Halfway House Bid

A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.