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De Blasio’s Daughter Speaks Out About Depression, Substance Abuse

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has opened up about battling depression and substance abuse.

A five-minute video featuring 19-year-old Chiara de Blasio was released by de Blasio’s transition team Tuesday on YouTube.

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As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday, the last time New Yorkers saw Chiara de Blasio was on election night, as she and her family celebrated her father’s mayoral victory with their now-famous smackdown dance.

But their jubilance also hid private pain, as Chiara de Blasio was also dealing with a clinical depression she said she suffered, “for, like, my entire adolescence.”

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Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray said in a statement their daughter “is courageously sharing her story” with the hope of helping others.

In the Christmas Eve confessional released by her parents, Chiara de Blasio opened…

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Third Person Accuses Macy’s Of Racial Profiling In N.Y.C.

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halim sharif racial profiling macysAnother person has come forward with racial profiling allegations against Macy’s Herald Square, CNNreports.

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Club promoter Halim Sharif says officials stopped him and looked through his purchase this spring. He claims it was because he is black.

The incident reportedly happened April 19. Sharif claims he purchased a bag as a gift for a friend. While departing the store, a security alarm went off, according to his lawyer, Kareem Vessup (Vessup also represents Kayla Phillips, who is suing the NYPD after she claims plainclothes officers stopped her after she made a purchase at Barneys in April).

Sharif was then stopped by a loss-prevention member employee, who asked to see his receipt. After complying with the request, Sharif alleges the employee still went through his purchase.

“They beat up the purchase pretty badly,” Vessup said. “They [Macy's] became a little bit…

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Kobe Bryant, Chris Bosh, Diddy & More Share Holiday Portraits [GALLERY]

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Tis the season to be thankful and spread good cheer and part of that is sending out Holiday cards to your friends, family and extended family. Several celebrities like Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Big Sean and P Diddy have taken to sharing their holiday portraits and moments with their fans so we’ve gathered some of them here for you all.

Merry Christmas!

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What’s The True Meaning Of Kwanzaa?

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Have you ever wondered what Kwanzaa was really about? This morning on “NewsOne Now,”  Jessica Smith of Culture Kingdom Kids discussed the true meaning of the holiday and broke down the symbolism behind the kinara candles, corn, and the unity cup.

And, yes, you can give gifts, too. The main focus is to buy black-owned or try DIY. “The purpose of that is the focuses of Kwanzaa are heritage and education… and economics,” Smith said, “so you want to support a black company… For Kwanzaa you can give a book on African-American heritage so they’re building their library that way, or you can make a gift.”

Watch to the entire clip below.

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Be sure to tune in to NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST.

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Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out Against Obama’s Court Nominees

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House Votes To Hold Holder In Contempt Over Fast And Furious Operation

Civil rights leaders Rev. Joseph Lowery and Rep. David Scott expressed their reservations about President Obama‘s judicial choices for Georgia this morning on “NewsOne Now.” Lowery noted that since 1978, only three judicial nominees have been African-American. “That’s not fair,” he said. “That’s not judicial. That’s not democratic.”

Rep. David Scott also spoke out about the lack of color for nominees, saying that the choices were insulting to African Americans, and that the President is making a huge mistake.

“We believe these people are not qualified to serve on Federal court,” said Scott. “We’ve reminded the President long after he’s retired these people will still be on the courts spreading their mischief.”

“This is a national issue,” Lowery said, “and I want every African-American who values freedom and equality to understand what a tragic, terrible mistake the President has done. And it’s not only insulting to us, here…

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