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Dr. Stephanie Desgrottes: Helping children in Haiti and Harlem

Dr. Stephanie Desgrottes is a pediatrician at Columbia Doctors, but her work with children and the community at large does not stop once she leaves her tiny patients for the day.

Metro Briefs

A summary of the news in the greater metro area compiled by Cyril Josh Barker.

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Brooklyn warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson lives

This Saturday afternoon, the African Brotherhood 4 Self Determination and the December 12th Movement will sponsor a Black Power physical day commemoration.

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Twelve years later, a mother seeks justice for her son after wrongful police killing

May 1, 2003, was the afternoon 19-year-old Carlos Lopez was shot by NYPD Detective Alfred Robinson across the street from 658 Gates Ave.

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African-American Pinkster Committee of NY celebrates Memorial Day ‘Decoration Day’

African-American Pinkster Committee of NY held its Memorial Day “Decoration Day” at Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park, and celebrated the 150th anniversary of the “colored” troops of New York, who valiantly fought in the Civil War to end slavery from 1861 to 1865.

Cosmopolitan Review 5/28 - 6/03

May 19 marked the birthday anniversary of Malcolm X. Much of what he prophesied would happen if we, as a culture, as a society, collectively as human beings, didn’t take heed and listen, has occurred.

International News

Singer, Akon, reveals new solar campaign in Africa. South African voters worry about corruption and unemployment.

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Zyed and Bouna: The unheard 10-year cry against police violence in France

The French Court of Rennes acquits two police officers who had been accused of causing the deaths of Zyed Benna and Bouna Traore, two teenagers in 2005.

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June 2015 dance calendar

What's happening in dance for the month of June?

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The many layers of Marjani Forte-Saunders’ ‘being Here…/this time’

Marjani Forte-Saunders thinks big and dares us to ask questions.

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Activists react to Bratton’s ‘offensive’ comments

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton used a recent event to remind the public that they’re just as responsible for the current situation between them and cops.

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According to the NYPD, from Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25, 16 shootings occurred, with 23 victims. During the same period last year, 17 shootings occurred, with 22 victims

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PHOTOS: LAHHNY stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris host brunch before taking vows

"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith tied the knot with Mendeecees Harris held a brunch before taking vows on live television on Sunday.

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Memorial Day: A remembrance of sacrifice, and the promise of summer

Everyone looks forward to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.

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Herman Ferguson saluted in Brooklyn

Saturday, May 16, the late educator and activist Herman Ferguson was celebrated at a memorial tribute hosted by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee at the Rev. Herbert Daughtry’s historic House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.

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Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

“I never told him this, but he’s . . . everything I wanted to be,” said Dr. Derrick Griffith’s son, Darryus, as tears streamed down his face during a recent press conference. “My dad was everything to me. My dad was a great person. He was everything I’m not.

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Commissioner Ethel Griffin, New York City public administrator, dies

Ethel J. Griffin ESQ was the first African-American and longest serving public administrator of the county of New York City since being appointed to this position in 1988.

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Clinical Depression: A Treatable Illness

It is not uncommon during the winter months, when there is less daylight and we are often stuck indoors, to experience a case of the “blues.” As a result, we look forward to spring’s arrival.

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Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

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Dr. Cornel West demand medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.


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