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The NFL–Jay-Z partnership can’t make Colin Kapernick disappear

It’s been eight days since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z met Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the offices of Roc Nation here in New York City to announce what instantly became a controversial and polarizing partnership.

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The US Open has officially begun: Fan Week events entertain tennis fans

No matter what your level of appreciation is for tennis, you have to love the US Open, held here at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens across from Citifield where the New York Mets play.

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Liberty finally break long losing streak

On Tuesday evening, at the end of a three-game road trip, the New York Liberty scored its first win since July with an 82–76 win over the Indiana Fever to snap an eight-game losing streak.

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Méité eager to start her season

It’s beautiful and the people are amazing,” said French figure skater Maé-Bérénice Méité about life in Tampa, Florida, where she has been training for the past year.

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As successful as the Irving–Strickland league is, it’s director seeks a little more

No matter how effortless it can look hosting a summer basketball league, even the best can experience, suffer through some trials and tribulations.

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The Giants defense aims to finish games much better than last season

Leads must be preserved. It’s one of the shortcomings those held over from the Giants defense last season will readily admit and a undeniable source of their 5-11 record. A blown 17-point lead versus the Philadelphia Eagles in a deflating 25-22 loss in Week 12 was a microcosm of the Giants’ season.

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It’s a fine line for the Jets—not getting too high or getting too low

If it was hard to understand why veteran players are apprehensive about playing preseason games, the loss of Avery Williamson—the Jets starting middle linebacker who tore his right knee ACL against the Atlanta Falcons last week, during the team’s second of four preseason games—should clarify it.

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Mandela’s granddaughter joins health foundation as ambassador

Global Access to Cancer Care Foundation (www.globalaccf.org) announced today that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, South African writer and activist, Zoleka Mandela, is joining the global medical humanitarian organization as an ambassador.

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“Sweet Lorraine” is stunning theater

“Sweet Lorraine,” premiering as part of the inaugural RAVE Theatre Festival is a moving, compassionate production.

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Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

There is a gospel song that has been sung by many gospel groups titled “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones.” It tells the story of how the prophet Ezekiel blew breath into despondent folks who were in the Valley of Dry Bones.

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Experience the past and present in Natchez, Mississippi

The past is ever present in Natchez, Mississippi.

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What every immigrant should know about Trump’s public charge rule

Donald Trump’s Public Charge policy, the latest white nationalist move to turn the U.S. into a gated country welcoming only wealthy and white immigrants in the ‘Make America white Again’ agenda.

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The hopes and dreams of children and their community

The future for kids and the Harlem community may lie in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Thanking Ben Carr

Benjamin “Ben” Carr, 69, of Staten Island, N.Y., was born in Rocky Point, N.C. Oct. 10, 1949 to the late Hazel and James Carr.

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Organizations across the city host back-to-school giveaways

With school students in the city headed back to class in a few weeks, several organizations, politicians and groups are giving away school supplies and backpacks to local students.

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Dr. Margaret Just Butcher, educator and political activist

When your father is the famed biologist Ernest Everett Just and the first to receive the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal, great things are expected of you, and his daughter Margaret Just Butcher forged her own path of brilliance and achievement.

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The New Harlem Restaurant Week

Get ready to eat, eat, eat in Harlem, all over Harlem, again. It is time for Harlem Restaurant Week, which began on Aug. 19 and ends on Sept. 1.

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Talking SCHOP! Bronx Little Italy, Part II

For years I have heard of the magic of Arthur Avenue, the history, the authenticity, the legacy, but I never experienced it firsthand…until very recently.

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When are we going to get serious about gun control?

Where does one even start? The United States is averaging roughly one massive shooting per day.

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America must take a good look in the mirror

If there was ever a moment in time when we as Americans need to dig deeply and take a good look at ourselves in the mirror—that moment is now.

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