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There’s bad news for a Brooklyn assistant district attorney: the law also applies to him — which is unfortunate considering he’s accused of trying to punch a cop who found weed in his car.

Brooklyn A.D.A. Yaser Othman, 41, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to punch an NYPD officer in Queens who stopped him for driving erratically… Continue reading

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You’ve spent hours getting ready for that very special date — picking out the perfect attire, fixing your hair and putting all the details in order. You put extra money in your wallet. But what about the condoms?

It’s a seemingly little detail that many people forget about or choose to not consider, but when the moment arises one… Continue reading

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December 1st, 2011 is World AIDS Day. In commemoration of this very important day, our sister organization, the African American Planning Commission, has compiled a list of some of the most talented persons of our time, who happened to have died from AIDS.

In honoring them and their legacy — whether they dazzled you with their songs, awed… Continue reading

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Drew House is an unusual residential alternative to prison in which mothers charged with felonies live with their children rather than their being placed in foster care.  The program, created by the office of the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, is the first of its kind in New York State, and, according to researchers at Columbia University, the only one in the nation where women charged with felonies, some… Continue reading

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