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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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Report Ranks Best and Worst NYC Subway Lines

Report Ranks Best and Worst NYC Subway Lines

The No. 2 train is the worst subway line in the city when it comes to service regularity and delays related to mechanical breakdowns, according to a report by a rider advocacy group.

Cop Shot in Gun Battle With Abuse Suspect Leaves Hospital

Cop Shot in Gun Battle With Abuse Suspect Leaves Hospital

The NYPD detective who went into a Greenwich Village smoke shop on a tip that an accused child molester on the run for two years was working there and was shot, along with two U.S. Marshals, when gunfire erupted

Driver Killed in 30-Foot Bridge Plunge, Racing Eyed: Cops

Driver Killed in 30-Foot Bridge Plunge, Racing Eyed: Cops

Police are investigating whether a driver who was killed when his car plunged off a Westchester bridge early Wednesday was drag racing before the crash, authorities say.

Deadly Sucker-Punch Attack Family Stunned by Charge

Deadly Sucker-Punch Attack Family Stunned by Charge

A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail if...

Hundreds of Vehicles Stranded, UCLA Buildings Flooded

Hundreds of Vehicles Stranded, UCLA Buildings Flooded

Cleanup crews worked throughout the night removing water in an effort to repair a massive water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing onto Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus for...

Fake Utility Workers Rob Elderly Couple, Warning Issued

Fake Utility Workers Rob Elderly Couple, Warning Issued

Police are looking for burglars who posed as utility workers to distract an elderly couple while they ransacked their house, and authorities are cautioning residents to avoid opening the door for anyone claiming...