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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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4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

A brother and sister, both 4 years old, died Sunday after a fire erupted in a Far Rockaway home, officials said. Officials said the two siblings died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have identified the boy...

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

A former police officer is in custody, suspected of shooting and killing his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookyn man who landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey has died.

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the eye on a Queens subway platform Sunday, police said.

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her small dog and flat-screen television that allegedly were stolen during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the...

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Most participants showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.