New York City's MOST READ African American Weekly Newspaper
Founded in 1975 as "Big Red"
Circulation of over 60,000 weekly for over 35 years. Serving metropolitan New York

The New York Beacon is New York's most popular weekly newspaper targeting the African American communities of New York City.
Published by Smith Haj Media Group
The Beacon is Affilliated with NEPA (Northeast Publishers Association) and NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association).
Walter Smith is the founder and president of the Northeast Publishers Association.

The New York Beacon, through newsstands sales, free delivery to local institutions, online version, facebook, twitter, myspace, and
Youtube, reaches an estimated 400,000 readers per week.

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Miatta Smith..........Publisher
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Willie Eygir..Managing Editor
Don Thomas..Entertainment  Editor
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Black Law
Enforcement Groups
Blast PBA Stance on
Eric Garner Death
Several black law enforcement organizations on Friday called out the city's police
unions over their handling of the Eric Garner case.
They gathered outside the
Patrolmen's Benevolent Association headquarters in Lower Manhattan to blast both
them and the sergeants' union for quickly coming to the defense of the officers
involved in Garner's arrest.
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Sharpton Rallies
for Ferguson Teen
Killed by Police
Reverend Al Sharpton said he will attend a rally for Michael Brown in Ferguson,
Missouri tomorrow.
At today's National Action Network meeting, he talked
about the 18-year-old, who was killed by a police officer one week ago.
Sharpton says police in Ferguson are engaged in a smear campaign against Brown.

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White Police Officers
Have No Regard For Life
or Limb of Black Citizens
White Police officers around the country have demonstrated over and over again that
they have no regard for life or limb for young Black men. It seems there is no force
too extreme to apply to a black "suspect" including death. Mind you the victim is
usually a "suspect", not a convicted criminal. The act usually is outright murder and
covered up by something in the victim's past.
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How Often Do White
Police Shoot Unarmed
Black Men?
The killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, was no
anomaly: As we reported yesterday, Brown is one of at least four unarmed
black men who died at the hands of police in the last month alone.

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The other Darren
St. Louis City
Sergeant not the cop who shot
Michael Brown
Friday morning, Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson released the name of the
Ferguson officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.  His name is
Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson police force.
But a St. Louis City sergeant named Darren Wilson was quickly mistaken on
social media to be the officer who shot Brown.
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Subway Inn, old-time
NYC dive bar, facing
The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has
served the likes of neighborhood workers - and, legend has it, even Marilyn
Monroe - pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support their
efforts to avoid eviction by a real estate development firm.
The efforts to evict the Subway Inn have gained attention as the latest example
of old New York spots being replaced amid redevelopment efforts.

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Boko Haram suspected
of abducting more than
50 Nigerian villagers
Residents of a Nigerian village on the shore of Lake Chad say at least 50 residents
are missing after a raid by suspected Boko Haram militants.
A witness told the
BBC that 26 people were also killed during the raid on the village of Doron Baga
on Sunday.
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Who are Nigeria's
Boko Haram
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram - which has caused havoc in
Africa's most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and
now abductions - is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic
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2 Amish girls feared
abducted in NY are
back home
Two Amish girls who authorities feared were abducted are back at their home, St.
Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain just confirmed.
No one has been
taken into custody, she said.
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Police Arrest Fourth
Suspect in Connection
with Bronx Livery
Driver Death
Police say 26-year-old Tommy Smalls is now in federal custody. Smalls' photo
is seen a
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Top Dem Axelrod appears
to support Perry, says
indictment seems 'sketchy'
Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry after being indicted this weekend got support
Saturday from one of the country's most powerful Democrats--  former President
Obama political adviser David Axelrod-- who tweeted that the charge seems
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The Impressive
The obvious comparison for Giants
rookie wide receiver Corey
Washington is Victor Cruz: Both
were walk-on players from obscure
football programs with superb
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The Jet Report
Geno tries for the clincher. Geno Smith said
his goal for this game is to "make winning
plays." If he makes enough of them, the Jets
should end the charade and anoint him as the
starting quarterback.
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White Policemen Must STOP Killing
our Young Men!