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‘Black Farmers’ gear up for legal fight after appeals court setback

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists (BFAA) recently hit a snag when the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Students leave Disney Dreamers Academy with life lessons and new perspective

Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.

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Radio legend Bob Slade makes his transition

Famed New York radio personality Bob Slade has passed away.

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Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

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Students take ‘Deep Dive’ at Disney Dreamers Academy

Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on the second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Friday.

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Disney Dreamers Academy 2019 kicks off at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.

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Travel influencer Rondel Holder traces his heritage in short films

Brooklyn native Rondel Holder has been a marketing executive at a major national magazine, and a high profile travel influencer.

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FORTUNE, LADY GOT CHOPS, CARNEGIE, SANABRIA AT WBGO, O’NEAL BLAZES

To carry on the legacy of his former band mate, Sonny Fortune, the trumpeter Kamau Adilifu Quartet will present a concert in his honor March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (West 97th Street & Broadway, Manhattan).

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‘Death of a Driver’ runs through Sunday, March 24

Playwright Will Snider has a very compelling drama being presented at Urban Stages.

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Paint, abstract art, focus of James Little curated exhibition at Art Students League

In an interview in BOMB magazine a few years ago, artist James Little declared, “I choose to be abstract because that’s where I found my voice, because it best reflects my self-determination and free will.

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New Toni Morrison docu set for release

It has been reported that the U.S. film distributor, Magnolia Films, has acquired the North American rights to release the new Toni Morrison film, “The Pieces I Am.” Accomplished producer, photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed the film.

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Reading Letters to our Daughters

The Billie Holiday Theatre, with Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, recently presented “50IN50: Letters to Our Daughters."

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Make America Great Again: #111 Trump Must Go!

One of our favorite emails to arrive every week comes from Teresa Hanafin of the Boston Globe. Among the rewards of her “Fast Forward” column is the updates she does on Trump, which saves us a lot of tracking.

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Caricom brings French territories closer

In recent years, the 15-nation Caribbean Community has tried to implement a decades-old mandate and mantra to both deepen and widen the regional integration movement by reaching out to countries in the wider Caribbean like the Dominican Republic, French Guiana and the Dutch Antilles.

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‘Sacred Sites Open House’ tour celebrates NY’s diverse houses of worship

New Yorkers travel the world to experience beautiful art, architecture, music and history. During The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Annual Sacred Sites Open House (May 18 & 19, 2019), New York’s world-class houses of worship offer this experience at your doorstep!

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Eliminate the Electoral College and bring on reparations, Warren says

In her quest to win the Black vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked the right time, the right subjects and the right place to throw her support to reparations and several other significant issues.

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Touro College “graduates” local high-school scholars

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) graduated 71 high school students from its unique two-year after school program, MedAchieve, last week.

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Trump has emboldened white supremacists to see immigrants as the new threat

On Monday morning, March 18, Donald Trump, indulged in his favorite “executive” pastime. He took to Twitter to castigate “the Fake News Media” for “working overtime to blame [him] for the horrible attack in New Zealand.”

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CCRB, John Jay College host symposium on oversight of law enforcement

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, in conjunction with the John Jay Office for the Advancement of Research, recently hosted a symposium on oversight of law enforcement in New York and across the nation.

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Black Verizon employee alleges co-workers placed noose over her desk in Morristown

A Black woman working at Verizon’s Morristown, N.J. office is alleging that a noose was left on her desk by her co-workers, according to reports.

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