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Curmudgeons

A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this potty-mouthed, but endearing, comedy. Starring and directed by Danny DeVito.

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Fire destroys Brooklyn Broadway Islamic Center

  • fire destroyed a Brooklyn mosque and deli in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York City on Saturday early morning.
  • There were worshippers inside the Brooklyn Broadway Jame Masjid and Islamic Center when the fire began around 6 a.m., but everyone rushed out of the building without any serious injuries. The mosque’s furniture, books and copies of the Qu'ran were destroyed in the fire.
  • The New York Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire incident. The New York Police Department said in an email that, at this time, there are no signs or reason to believe the fire was intentionally started as part of a hate-motivated crime.
  • Khalid Latif, an imam at New York University’s islamic Center, created a crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood to raise $50,000 to rebuild the mosque. The campaign raised more than $29,000 within the first 10 hours of the its launch. Read more (4/24/17)

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  • In the United States, one in every nine black children has an incarcerated parent. On Sunday, many of those fathers are coming home.
  • For Father’s Day, rapper Jay Z pledged to bail dads out of jail who can’t afford to do it themselves, giving money to organizations that did the same for mothers last Mother’s Day. 
  • Jay Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, wrote about the over-incarceration of African-American men in an op-ed for TIME, pointing a finger at the exploitative bail-bond industry and its predatory lending. Read more. (6/18/17, 10:05 AM)