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E. Harlem Celebrates The Day of the Dead

Rooted in Mesoamerican rituals, the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, has made its way from Mexico to Harlem.

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A look at the Ayotzinapa Crisis

The brutality of police violence in the Mexico that occurred in September 26th has gone largely under the radar in the United States. But an insistent group of protestors, including East Harlem residents, continue to make their voices heard in Manhattan to insure justice for the 43 disappeared students and the six people killed.

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Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

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Harlem Haberdashery Gives Back

Harlem Haberdashery, the family owned Central Harlem, NY based boutique announces two major charitable initiatives just in time for the “Season of Giving.”

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Free stuffed school bag giveaway

Brooklyn-based company STATE Bags will gift all the children in P.S. 208 in West Harlem, Friday, Nov. 21.

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Get on Up to James Brown Way

A Harlem street will receive its new name, James Brown Way, in honor of the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown.

New program to help minority, senior women with heart disease

When it comes to hearts, men and women are not created equally.

A healthy shopper is a wealthy shopper

If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.

A struggle beyond Ferguson

No matter what the outcome of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision is on the shooting death of Michael Brown, one thing is clear: This is not the end.

Can President Obama cement his Asian policy legacy this week?

Last week in eight days, President Barack Obama traveled to three countries, China, Myanmar, and Australia, and attended three different summits with many world leaders.

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Black doctor dies of Ebola on American soil

Dr. Martin Salia is the second person to die of Ebola in the U.S.

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Protesters demonstrate with mass ‘die-in’ near Delmar and Skinker

Approximately 150 protestors shut down Delmar and Skinker boulevards and Forest Park Parkway in St. Louis, Mo., this week to mark the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.

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William Wells Brown, author and anti-slavery advocate

Of the many fascinating men and women in Black history, few have offered the intrigue and mystery of William Wells Brown.

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Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.

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Talking SCHOP! Sides of thanks

I have returned from an awesome respite in the Caribbean.

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Something to wine about

Whether you are going to a Thanksgiving dinner or inviting friends and family over to give thanks, a bottle or two of great wine always enhances the experience. V

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Delightful lodging and the fine arts in and around Monterey

In the first part of our exploration of Monterey, Calif., we had just started delving into the early history, historic sites and attractions found in this beautiful region located along California’s beautiful Central Coast region just 120 miles south of San Francisco, 70 miles south of San Jose and 345 miles north of Los Angeles.

WTC window washers glad to have feet on the ground

When Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama went to wash windows on the new One World Trade Center last Wednesday, neither of them thought the day would end with them on local and national news.

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McDonald’s workers’ global tour begins

McDonald’s workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement.

The labor movement and the 2014 elections

The results of this year’s elections throughout the country were not what we in the labor movement had hoped for.

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