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March on Washington remembered on 50th anniversary
March on Washington remembered on 50th anniversary
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/28/2013 at 10:53AM

The NAACP and Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network co-hosted a March on Washington on August 24, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, which paid tribute to King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the struggle for equal rights, was headlined by speeches from [...]

Queens community comes together to stop the violence
Queens community comes together to stop the violence
South Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 11:59AM

As politicians at all levels try to combat gun violence through legislation, local groups seeing issues within their communities have taken a grassroots approach to keeping neighborhoods safe. “Upon my release from prison, I wanted to make sure today’s youth didn’t fall into the same traps that I fell into,” said Lance Feurtado. He and [...]

Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Police Alexa Altman 2/22/2013 at 10:40AM

Even after the verdict was final, Cecilia Reyes vowed her son would get justice. Reyes, the mother of Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old National Guardsman who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway on October 4, was outraged by the court’s ruling that her son’s killer would not [...]