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Mount Neboh Baptist Church hosts Harlem Economic Justice Day conference

From record low crime rates to record high job numbers, New York City is on the rise.

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Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

Omarosa Manigault Newman, best known for her first name only, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form—amid a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying. 

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Dr. Maceo C. Dailey, eminent Black Studies teacher and historian

While looking for information on the life of Emmett Scott, one of Booker T. Washington’s most loyal supporters, I stumbled on a book by Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr. Dailey, in 2013, published “When the Saints Go Hobbling In: Emmett Jay Scott and the Booker T. Washington Movement.”

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Community Calendar January 18 - January 25

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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A merit-based immigration system would help Americans—and skilled foreigners

Don’t expect a bigger paycheck anytime soon. Fed chair Janet Yellen recently admitted there might be far more “slack” in the labor market than she and her colleagues realized, meaning that employers can attract all the workers they need without raising wages.

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TWU workers to American Airlines: Don’t use MLK Day as bargaining chip

The Transit Workers Union wants a better contract and it doesn’t want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. injected into it.

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Airport workers take to Newark Airport to call for good jobs

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 600 airport workers took to Newark Airport to call for good jobs and a living wage.

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Black students hit hard by for-profit college debt

Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days.

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Phil Murphy inaugurated as governor of New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was inaugurated as New Jersey’s 56th governor and former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor.

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Imhotep Gary Byrd honored in Plainfield on King Day

Renowned New York radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd was honored by the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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At least one person believes Trump is a ‘stable genius’

“Fire and Fury—Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is an absorbing read if you are interested in more evidence of Trump’s megalomania, misogyny, idiocy and just plain unfitness to be president.

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Light the candles for Edwin Hawkins and Keorapetse Kgositsile

From California to South Africa, candles should be lit to commemorate the passing of gospel giant Edwin Hawkins and noted South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, best known as “Willie.”

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Martin’s birthday sermon: ‘The Negro Is Your Brother’

As the world pauses to honor the birthday of one of the greatest African-Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., most conscious Americans are bowing our heads, though not in prayer.

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Opulent evening looks for spring/summer ’18

More and more, the New York Fashion Week shows are introducing diversity in the designers, fashions and models. Vivi Zubedi, a fashion designer from Jakarta, Indonesia, realized her passion for fashion after her graduation from the Universitas Negeri Sumatra Utara (University of North Sumatera) where she obtained a degree in accounting. Her private tailor taught her how to sew and make clothes.

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Menswear news: Moss faux-fur coats du jour

When it’s cold, there’s nothing like a fur of any kind to keep you warm. For fall/winter 2017/2018, Pyer Moss has created a sumptuous men’s collection featuring faux-fur long coats that are fully lined, often with stand-up collars.

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Cuomo letter calls for New York exemption from offshore drilling plan  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke calling on Zinke to exempt New York from the Department of the Interior’s draft plan to expand oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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The Trump foreign policy: year one

As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian collusion and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of the Trump administration.

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Joe Biden: Dr. King still gives us hope

Jan. 15, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a moment when our country feels hopelessly divided.

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Remembering our King

I am thankful that each year begins anew with Dr. King’s birthday falling right at the year’s dawning. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come and a renewal of our commitment to go the next mile with the new year ahead.

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49th NAACP Image Award winners

Ava DuVernay taking home the Entertainer of the Year Award was perhaps the surprise of the night during the 49th NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

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