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Finding and filling cracks in the pipeline

“The pipeline is leaking.” This sentiment was added by William Floyd and summarizes the Tuesday panel on “Ensuring a Diverse Flow in the STEM Pipeline,” hosted by the New York Urban League. The event was held at the CUNY Gradu- ate Center on Fifth Avenue.

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VIDEO: LAPD officers kill homeless Black man

The world is again exposed to another killing of a Black man by police.

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On the “A” w/Souleo: Black Ink and the politics of tattoos, race, and gender

It took Dutchess Lattimore nearly twenty years before discovering that she possessed the skills to become a tattoo artist.

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Bully-Proof Diva: What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ teaches us about abusive relationships

This past weekend the film sensation that’s engulfed mainstream media, popularly known as Fifty Shades of Grey opened up with a record breaking $248.7 million dollar haul worldwide. The $90.7 million made domestically also set a record for the largest President’s Day weekend debut. What’s all the excitement about?

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Forum outlines challenges for fighting HIV and AIDS

Feb. 7, Douglas Brooks, director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, participated in a forum on the “State of HIV in Black America,” held at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.

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Saviours’ Day

The 85th annual Saviours’ Day celebration kicked off last Friday as the start of a three-day holiday weekend. This year’s theme was “The Intensifying Universal Cry for Justice.”

Civil rights legend Anne Moody dies at 74

As we move into the final week of Black History Month and African-Americans cheer the victory of “Glory” at the recent Academy Awards ceremony after many have commemorated the life and legacy of Malcolm X, we pause now for a moment of silence in memory of Anne Moody, who died Feb. 5.

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Harlem welcomes home Sekou Odinga

Titled, “Love Yourself, Love Your Freedom: Official Welcome Home Celebration for Sekou Odinga,” a standing-room-only auditorium crowd of activists from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Newark and New York City came to welcome Sekou Odinga back into the community.

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Greater NY Links holds seminar for seniors

The Greater New York Links’ Health Advocate Committee for Seniors partnered with Health Advocates for Older People, the New York Foundation for Senior College and the AARP to hold an ongoing geriatric seminar for seniors about preventing falls and what to do after falling at the Brookdale Center for Aging and Longevity at Hunter College in East Harlem.

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How good is your soil?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory!

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Dare to demand a Black plebiscite

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of revolutionary Black nationalist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, the December 12th Movement launched the campaign for a plebiscite for African people in the United States. The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn was filled, despite the raging snowstorm.

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Biden announces $25 million in funding for cybersecurity education at HBCUs

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and White House Science Advisor John Holdren recently announced that the Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education.

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Dr. Charles H. Wesley: The eminent historian on Black labor

A few weeks ago, we profiled Dorothy Porter Wesley, the premier librarian, and promised to do one on her scholarly husband, Dr. Charles H. Wesley.

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Another Republican hack who has no compassion

Conservative U.S. Southern District Judge Andrew S. Hanen has undoubtedly dealt a harsh blow to immigrants set to begin applying this week for relief under President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.

Marijuana, reparations on summit agenda

Caricom leaders are scheduled to meet in the Bahamas to discuss a number of key issues, including the push to make European nations pay for slavery and to establish a commission on marijuana decriminalization, the bloc said.

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New sustainable tourism chair

ST. LUCIA (Feb. 26)—Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism.

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Anthony Rajkumar named executive director of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation President and CEO Ram Raju M.D. announced that Anthony Rajkumar has been appointed executive director of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center.

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Ex-Mayor Giuliani attacks President Obama over love for America

The insanity never stops with the Republicans because they are angry that an intelligent Black man is president of the United States.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events 02/26-03/04

Imhotep's weekly guide to Black events.

Our 'Glory'

The stirring performance of “Glory,” the anthem-like song from “Selma,” by composers John Legend (John Stephens) and Common (Lonnie Lynn) forecast accurately that the work would receive the Oscar for Best Original Song.

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