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Color news: Palettes for fall ’17 and ’18

In home furnishings ’18, colors are far-fetched! Many influences join together in various, unpredictable ways.

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Tam’s East-meets-West looks for fall ’17

When it comes to mixing East-meets-West fashions, no one does it better than New York designer Vivienne Tam.

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Jay Z follows in footsteps of Mother’s Day bail out

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z found inspiration from the activist organizations Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change’s successful fundraising campaign that funded the bailout of incarcerated mothers on Mother’s Day.

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DJ Khaled recognized for work in education

Last year, DJ and music executive DJ Khaled teamed up with Viacom and the Get Schooled Foundation to create a program called “Keys to Success,” in which monthly keys are offered to high school students that offer tips and advice on setting goals.

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Joey Alexander and Cecile McLorin Salvant shine at NJMH benefit concert

Pianist/composer Randy Weston, upon accepting his award at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem annual benefit concert Wednesday at Hunter College, said, “I only have two words: Joey Alexander.”

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‘All Eyez on Me’—the life of Tupac Shakur

For many in the community, the unsolved death of Tupac Shakur remains a tender spot.

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A message from Okwui Okpokwasili

A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.

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‘Power’ season premieres June 25

Being the boss in the crime world of New York City is a tricky and bloody affair.

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Letter requests exemption from hiring freeze for Rangel, Pickering and Payne fellows

Senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY5) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX20) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that Rangel, Pickering and Payne fellows receive waivers from the hiring freeze so that they may fully serve in the State Department Foreign Service.

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Trump can end downward spiral by following Ford, Reagan

​President Donald Trump has the examples of predecessors Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to navigate successfully through the Scylla and Charybdis of his stormy political seas.

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The elephant in the room

Harlem is known all over the world as the historic capital of African-American culture.

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Gun Violence Awareness Month highlights the national epidemic

Orlando, Newtown. San Bernardino. Aurora. The names of these cities have become synonymous with the devastation of the gun epidemic in our country.

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Percy Lavon Julian legacy: Steroids, cortisone and birth control pills?

Percy Lavon Julian was an African-American chemistry researcher who was born in Montgomery, Ala., April 11. Julian was a major pioneer of the chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants, and he created steroids, cortisone and birth control pills that are all still being used to this very day for a variety of essential purposes.

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HBCU champion George H. Andrews passes away at 87

Longtime Brooklyn resident George H. Andrews has died.

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Ruqayyah Sanders’ journey to success

The Amsterdam News spoke with 21-year-old Ruqayyah Sanders, who went from Teaneck High School in New Jersey to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C., about her college experience.


June 18, 1909: Nannie Burroughs opens a national training school for women.

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The medical Northcross family of Detroit

Among the many untold Black stories in Detroit’s history is the phenomenal contributions made by doctors, and especially by African-American physicians.

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DOJ gets backlash from NAACP over settling cases without consent decrees

The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.

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Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, noting, “I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office.”

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James West, co-inventor of the modern day microphone

James Edward Maceo West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, established the electret transducer technology that is currently used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones.


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