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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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3 Trains Stuck in Tunnel, Power Issue Stops NY Penn Traffic
3 Trains Stuck in Tunnel, Power Issue Stops NY Penn Traffic

NJ Transit is experiencing delays of up to an hour in both directions after a major power issue forced service suspensions in and out of New York Penn Station Wednesday morning.

Mom of NYC Man Dead in Caribbean: 'Something Is Not Right'
Mom of NYC Man Dead in Caribbean: 'Something Is Not Right'

The Ministry of Tourism in the Dominican Republic is expected to provide an update later Wednesday on its investigation into the recent deaths of American tourists vacationing on the Caribbean Island nation.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Has Moved into NJ, Already Killing One
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Has Moved into NJ, Already Killing One

Five people in New Jersey have been treated over the past two years for a flesh-eating bacteria that could become more common in the area as ocean temperatures continue to rise

T-Storms Again Today; More Intense Weather Likely Thursday
T-Storms Again Today; More Intense Weather Likely Thursday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to soak the tri-state area yet again Wednesday, firing up in the afternoon as they have over the last several days, Storm Team 4 says.

UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence at Home
UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence at Home

A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall...

NYPD Identifies Suspect in Chilling NYC Dog-Walker Death
NYPD Identifies Suspect in Chilling NYC Dog-Walker Death

Authorities have identified the alleged rifle-toting suspect they say shot and killed a bystander walking his dog in Manhattan in the middle of the night, a harrowing attack caught entirely on city surveillance...