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Friday, Sep 10, 2010 at 07:04 AM EDT

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, Oct 11, 2011 at 09:36 AM EDT

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...

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 at 07:04 AM 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...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 09:38 AM EDT

Positively Black: Summer reads

Positively Black: Summer reads

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

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:36 AM 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...

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Warrant Issued for Driver in Hit-Run that Left 2 Boys Dead
Warrant Issued for Driver in Hit-Run that Left 2 Boys Dead

The teenage boy who was flung over a fence on an elevated roadway when a car plowed into the bike he was riding with a friend in Jersey City Wednesday has died, authorities said.

New Leads Emerge in Horrifying Home Invasion of NYC Couple
New Leads Emerge in Horrifying Home Invasion of NYC Couple

Police say they've identified two persons of interest in the violent Brooklyn home invasion that left a 91-year-old man dead and his 100-year-old wife hospitalized.

10 Gang Members Shipped $22 Million in Pot to NYC: Feds
10 Gang Members Shipped $22 Million in Pot to NYC: Feds

Ten members of a Bronx-based drug-trafficking gang have been arrested for allegedly shipping thousands of pounds of marijuana valued at $22 million from California to New York, law enforcement sources say.

Fireball Streaks Across Tri-State Skies
Fireball Streaks Across Tri-State Skies

Hundreds of people in the tri-state area saw a fireball streak across the afternoon sky Wednesday afternoon, according to one scientific group.

Senate Backs GOP Budget in Step Forward for Tax Revamp
Senate Backs GOP Budget in Step Forward for Tax Revamp

Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for...

Dazzling Meteor Shower Visible Across Tri-State This Weekend
Dazzling Meteor Shower Visible Across Tri-State This Weekend

Stargazers in the tri-state will be looking up this weekend as the much-loved Orionids meteor shower peaks amid mostly clear skies.