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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.

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 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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NYPD Officer Mourned: "Cop for Right Reasons"

NYPD Officer Mourned: "Cop for Right Reasons"

NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, shot to death last week with his partner in their patrol car, was remembered as a selfless man while being mourned by thousands of officers from across the country attending in...

Police Outside Cop Funeral Turn Backs on Mayor

Police Outside Cop Funeral Turn Backs on Mayor

Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday's service.

Autistic Boy, 4, Found Dead After Vanishing From Grandma's House

Autistic Boy, 4, Found Dead After Vanishing From Grandma's House

A 4-year-old boy with autism from New York who vanished from his grandmother's house in South Carolina Christmas Eve was found drowned in a nearby pond nearly two days after he went missing, authorities said.

Cheating NYPD Psychologist Shot Me to Avoid Divorce: Husband

Cheating NYPD Psychologist Shot Me to Avoid Divorce: Husband

A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

Cops: 1 Patient Killed Another at NYC Psych Center

Cops: 1 Patient Killed Another at NYC Psych Center

Police say a patient at a New York City psychiatric center has been charged with killing another patient inside the facility.

Long Island Man, 21, Dies in Parking Lot Accident

Long Island Man, 21, Dies in Parking Lot Accident

A 21-year-old Long Island man died Saturday after he fell off the trunk of a moving car in a parking lot, Suffolk County police said.