Behind the Killings of Homeless Men, Portraits of 3 Lives Derailed

Before their lives violently intersected, two men who were shot to death and the man the police believe killed them had all fought the same scourge: severe mental illness.

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The Bronx Fire Victims: Passionate Students and Hardworking Parents

The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.

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After Pleas for Help, Tenants of Bronx Fire Building to Get Cash Aid

Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.

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How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

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Desperate Search for Those Missing in Bronx Fire: ‘We’re Still Waiting’

Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.

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A Family Tried to Flee the Bronx Fire. Smoke Overwhelmed Them.

The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.

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19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

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Alex Haley Taught America About Race — and a Young Man How to Write

In 1968, the celebrated author of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” arrived at Hamilton College to teach and work on his magnum opus, “Roots.” Now, on the centenary of his birth, a former student recalls Haley’s class.

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Abuses Under Gambia’s Ex-Ruler Should Be Prosecuted, Inquiry Says

A commission’s long-awaited investigation reported widespread human rights violations, but it is not clear if anyone will be charged with crimes.

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A Celebrated Virtuoso on an Instrument She Wasn’t Meant to Play

The hallowed tradition of kora playing in Sona Jobarteh’s family passed down the male line. One of her teachers dismissed it as “an ethnic thing.” But it has brought her international acclaim.

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How Ibrahim Kamara Found His Place in Fashion

After a journey that began on the war-torn streets of Sierra Leone, the Dazed editor in chief is now one of fashion’s most influential stylists.

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Missives from My Locked-Down Friends, From Siberia to Samarkand

The people I met as the 52 Places Traveler were suddenly just as close as my friends down the street, so I reached out to my global community.

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