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Friday, December 30

New York belongs to those who work and live here

The teams: The New York Jets and the New York Giants. One city: New York....

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The bottom line: The Jets left their game in the locker room

The recurring theme coming from the Jets locker room following their 29-14 debacle against the...

The Knicks' Big Three shine in their Garden debut

There they were, basking in the limelight, soaking up the love coming from loud and...

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Nets may have a bumpy ride from Jersey on their way to Brooklyn

No Brooks Lopez for the next six or eight weeks, and who knows what he...

Black Girls Run! heading to New Orleans for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Black Girls Run! (BGR) are on the move. Saturday, Jan. 7, a number of the...

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Vinnie Cohen passes: A great, great student-athlete

Boys & Girls' All-City standout has passed away. One of the hardest-playing athletes of his...

The three Fs: Fitness, fashion & food

During this time of year, we often give thanks for all that we are so...

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Nets wasted no time acquiring Mehmet Okur

Lost among all the angst about Brook Lopez's foot injury, Deron Williams' possible re-signing with...

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Keyana Hynds hitting her stride for Fairleigh Dickinson

Fairleigh Dickinson University middle-distance runner Keyana Hynds ran her first race at the tender age...

'Like It Is' supporters say 'Here and Now' is no replacement

Protestors marched outside the WABC-TV studios where "Like It Is" was produced and held the...

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'Fela!' world tour scores Africa Sings! Top Pick of 2011

"Fela!" is a dazzling, sizzling showstopper. From its triple Tony award-winning rave Broadway run at...

NYSNA nursing victories and struggles around NYC

The registered nurses at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan scored a victory Wednesday when...

Thursday, December 29

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Donna Walker-Kuhne represents U.S. in Russia as an audience development expert

Donna Walker-Kuhne is making her mark on the world. She is not only the founder...

Justice Department tells South Carolina 'no' on voter photo identification law

Concern over voting rights continues across the nation, and the latest state to face Justice...

California state prisoners continue hunger strike over living conditions

Prisoners in California's Bay Area are participating in a hunger strike. The strike started in...

Stabbing at Erasmus leaves student in critical condition

Violence remains an ongoing problem in the New York City school system. On Dec. 16,...

Third Caribbean elections in a month

Jamaicans go to the polls on Thursday in the third general election in the 15-nation...

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More immigrant CEOs should be like Chipotle's Moran

This past year, several organizations have released data that prove immigrants are truly important in...

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St. Lucia appoints new minister of tourism

NEW YORK (Dec. 29)-The recently elected government of St. Lucia has appointed a new minister...

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A sobering, wretched example of the crime of stop and frisk

For those who are still not convinced of the pervasive and degrading impact of police...

2012: An upheaval of monumental proportions

It's that time of year: time to take stock of 2011 and prepare to ring...

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Countdown to the New Year

2011 is coming to a close and for many, Jan. 1, 2012, cannot come soon...

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Christmas celebrated across the city

The spirit of the holiday was felt across the city as people came together to...

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Kwanzaa 2011: Commemorating 45 years of tradition

Several events around the city are being held in observance of Kwanzaa. The week-long African-American...

Wednesday, December 28

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T.I. and family spread holiday cheer

According to reports, the Harris family went above and beyond this holiday season. Instead of...

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NY Historical Society examines the 'Age of Revolution' in January

Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion of revolution, from Tahrir...

'Unsung' continues legacy of shining light on what's obscured in Black music

Lisa Lisa, Bob Dylan, UFTO, Kurits Blow, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. Selena, LFO,...

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Jazzy blasts to welcome the New Year

The year seems like it just flew by, and here we are getting ready to...

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American Indian Art at the Met

With items from a collection that was a half century in the making, the new...

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Patricia Fields, Maybelline China and Mary-Kyri shoes

"Sex & the City" stylist Patricia Fields selected Australian shoe label Mary-Kyri for the recent...

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Sophie Davis students teach patients to ask questions

For some patients, knowing how to ask questions in a doctor's office could make a...

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Hoppin' Freddie

Dear Mr. Freddie: A little bird told me that you have been reading my weekly...

Dr. Josephine English, medical trailblazer, dies at 91

When medical pioneer Dr. Josephine English, the first African-American woman to have an OB/GYN practice...

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MARY J. BLIGE RELEASES HOT NEW "MY LIFE II: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES" ALBUM

Superstar singer Mary J. Blige's 10th hit-bound album, "My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act...

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SWV's "CO-SIGN" IS THEIR HOT NEW SINGLE

As a onetime co-manager of multitalented singing group SWV (Sisters With Voices), it was great...

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MC LYTE IS THE NEW L.A.-BASED RECORDING ACADEMY PRESIDENT

Let's face it, female rappers owe and should thank the great MC Lyte for her...

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COMMON'S "HELL ON WHEELS" SET FOR SEASON 2

I was recently informed that AMC is set to announce a second season of its...

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Lydia R. Diamond talks about 'Stick Fly'

I don't know if you've had the chance to make it over to the Cort...

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Muslim leader seeks truce after deadly bombing by sect

Dec. 27 (GIN) -Amidst the grieving for victims of Tuesday's bombing of a Christmas mass...

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$900 Million reserved for 'peace' in joseph Kabila's Congo

Dec. 27 (GIN) - The U.S. will spend close to a billion dollars for "peacekeeping,...

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Staggering sums of oil money missing in Angola, rights group reports

Dec. 27 (GIN) - Some $34 billion in oil revenues linked to Angola's state oil...

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Mandela Grandson takes third wide, provoking court battle with #1

Dec. 27 (GIN) - Polygamy remains deeply entrenched in South Africa as confirmed by the...

Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains

Thursday, January 12 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Reckson Building Lobby, 360 Hamilton Avenue, White...

Tuesday, December 27

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Walmart a threat to NYC

Small business owners and the people who work for them are the bedrock of our...

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Jets V. Giants

The days of the Jets controlling their own destiny are over. Hoping to secure a...

Friday, December 23

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Booksigning/Lecture on The Wilmington Ten/1898 Massacre

PRESS RELEASE To: radio, TV, newspapers and internet. Re: Booksigning/Lecture on The Wilmington Ten/1898 Massacre....

Three great community holiday events!

In these tough economic times, it may not be as easy to get gifts or...

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Woman charged in bizarre death

A woman in East Orange was charged with manslaughter earlier this month after she injected...

Jets, Giants: Forget scenarios, just win! Part 2

METLIFE STADIUM-Baffling! The word concisely characterizes the New York Giants' season entering Week 16 versus...

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Atlantic 10 Conference honors Fordham's Elizabeth Warren

Last week, Fordham University track and field athlete Elisabeth Warren received the most significant conference...

Harlem Globetrotters series continues: Ernest Wagner

Ernest Wagner remembers it all like it was yesterday. A kid on the mean streets...

Jaime Harris previews the 2012 Knicks season

With the signing of center Tyson Chandler, one of basketball's most imposing interior defenders, the...

Marcus Henry previews the 2012 Nets season

Nothing is going to be easy for the New Jersey Nets this season. With the...

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Black girls running for health and diversity

The newest running organization in town is Black Girls RUN (BGR), road running fresh off...

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Wheelchair Charities continues to make a difference

The annual Wheelchair Charities Gospel Show, hosted by Henry "Hank" Carter, was held at Goldwater...

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Jets, Giants: Forget scenarios, just win! Part 1

PHILADELPHIA-The Jets no longer control their own destiny after a 45-19 shellacking at the hands...

Thursday, December 22

Educational success depends on community engagement

Truly involving parents and communities in our public schools and the decisions that affect them...

We need a living wage

New York City is in the midst of a prolonged economic crisis that has battered...

Men's footwear fashions

Auri, the leader in technology integration for fashion footwear, recently announced its new worldwide license...

Designer spring fashion preview

Designer Courtney Washington spreads the spirit and richness of this holiday season with a holiday...

Eva Moskowitz vs. Cobble Hill

It looks like controversial charter school operator Eva Moskowitz is moving into one of the...

An interview with Dr. J

Given his celebrity and, ah, notoriety, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Leonard Jeffries...

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Harlem celebrates the holiday season

Several events were recently held around Harlem to welcome the holidays. On Saturday, the Apollo...

Bronx VA prepares for soldiers coming home

On Sunday, the last convoy of U.S. soldiers left the nation of Iraq, ending a...

Wednesday, December 21

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Beware of Sani(tation) Claus

I'm sure that during this holiday season, all of us will be eating foods that...

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Get busy living

As the chill of winter descends upon us, we are reminded that another year is...

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Hilda E. Stokely, Harlem activist and icon, passes

Mrs. Hilda E. Stokely, known to many as a committed, take-no-prisoners fighter for those in...

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Barron hits the ground running for Congress

Congressional candidate and City Council Member Charles Barron is stumping throughout the 10th District, talking...

China continues Caribbean investment march

Last week, the Chinese government moved to further solidify its relations with the Caribbean trade...

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Human rights group gets it partly right on Alabama law

International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) is the latest organization to slam the Jim...

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In all, it's not such a bad time to be in Obama's shoes

No matter how it may appear, these are not such bleak days for the president....

Impact Broadway: Introducing minority teens to Broadway

Broadway theater is an unbelievable experience, and it's something I have enjoyed for over 30...

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SWV to launch comeback

JEROME ELLIOT "EL-JAY" WOODS JR. SET TO RELEASE HOT NEW ALBUM: Following his multiplatinum artist...

Christmas cheer cheats

Merry Christmas! Kind of hard to believe that it is here (and winter too, for...

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Harlem Business Alliance's 31st awards celebration

The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) is "Leading the Way Through Partnership." This year, HBA honored...

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Empire City Moles' hosts annual Christmas luncheon

The Empire City Moles celebrated the holidays at the exclusive Davenport Country Club in New...

Christmas coming

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring,...

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NAN celebrates the holidays with service

Continuing with its commitment to better the community, the National Action Network (NAN) is making...

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Documenting hip-hop's greatness

For the amount of paper generated by the culture, you'd think that entrepreneurs originated in...

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Defend the right to vote in 2012

As we gear up for the 2012 election cycle, a disturbing trend has emerged that...

A&P/Pathmark backlash over Christmas Day openings

A&P and Pathmark grocery stores will be open on Christmas Day, and while it might...

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Office cleaners extend contract, strike still possible

Last week, thousands of New York City's office cleaners and commercial building workers held a...

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Two 'Presidents' vie for control of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dec. 20 (GIN) - As tanks circled the capital city of Kinshasa, Joseph Kabila was...

Cotton picked by children found in 'fair trade' garments, reporter finds

Dec. 20 (GIN) - Sexy garments made for Victoria's Secret claim to include "fair trade"...

Black interior designer makes her mark in green

Talent and vision are some of the qualities that it takes to be a good...

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Imhotep's guide to black events

Greetings! Attention! The National Action Network will present free holiday meals at the House of...

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Nicki Minaj: Teacher of the year?

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, people who know both Vanessa and Kobe Bryant long wondered...

Amel Larrieux at Highline, Marsalis' new gig

Amel Larrieux is one of my favorite singers from the 1990s, when she debuted with...

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Two divine divas

In their search for themes for "My Mother and Me," Melba Joyce and her daughter...

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Grammy-winning musician Ralph MacDonald dead at 67

Ralph MacDonald, the Grammy-winning writer, producer and percussionist, died Sunday morning in Stamford, Conn. He...

Lincoln Center's free holiday concerts

For some, the holiday season and New Year's are the perfect time to get away....

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Dutch Magazine calls Rihanna a "Niggabitch

Not only did the magazine title an article about Rihanna "De Niggabitch" but it also...

Tuesday, December 20

DC 37 endorses President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012

The Executive Board of District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union with 121,000...

Friday, December 16

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Most Americans actually support earned legalization

Given the abysmal reports on illegal immigration flying around the country, one could easily come...

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In the air again

FRIENDLY SKIES (December 11, 2011)-It's Sunday morning and I am en route to Barbados for...

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Gingrich, a front-runner who deserves to come in last

When Rick Perry became the next big thing among the Republican Party's presidential hopefuls, his...

Sex abuse rampant and silent in the Black community

On the heels of the Penn State and Syracuse sex abuse scandals comes a jaw-dropping...

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Luckily for the Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul was in beast mode

If most of the shot callers for NFL franchises who chose ahead of the Giants...

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LaDainian Tomlinson still has some gas in the tank

LaDainian Tomlinson is a pro's pro. He's the type of player who understands what needs...

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Duke, Pitt hold on for wins in the Carquest Classic

The Duke Blue Devils, fighting off numerous runs by the Washington Huskies, held on to...

Knicks' pre-season media day

TARRYTOWN-The first thing I noticed upon entering the gym at the Knicks' training center was...

Fans celebrate Pat Summitt at the Maggie Dixon Classic

The message couldn't be missed at this year's Maggie Dixon Classic, the women's college basketball...

Lagat targets 5,000-meter record in his return to the Millrose Games

Armory Foundation President Dr. Norbert Sander is extremely pleased that Bernard Lagat, owner of a...

USTA celebrates installation of 3,000 tennis courts

The largest community initiative in American history, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), was celebrated...

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Seniors vs. Gen X

There is currently an intense debate regarding senior citizens in America. The enigma that our...

The new war on poverty

The "War on Poverty" represented an ambitious effort on the part of Lyndon Baines Johnson...

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How did we get here?

Now is the time of year when New York City public school eighth graders have...

New law could allow indefinite detention of citizens

The Fifth Amendment might be the latest victim of the war on terror. A recently...

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Terrible Thursday for Obama

Last Thursday was not a good day for President Barack Obama. He took two expected...

Legislators react to Cuomo tax

Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he plans on raising taxes...

Thursday, December 15

West Harlem Local Development Corporation faces off against critics

As part of the agreement to allow Columbia University's major expansion beyond its traditional Morningside...

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Makin' it, despite the odds

When you first see Quevaughn Caruth, the first thing that comes to mind is that...

Wednesday, December 14

PPEE: Putting the community to work

Those who can, just do! No complicated schematics to it. The folks from People for...

Unions salute Cuomo for tax bill

Increasing taxes on the wealthy and cutting taxes for the middle class? Is this really...

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Barbara Lee welcomed to NYC

A somber, reflective mood was established by Silver Cloud, two Native American performers, Kevin Tarrant...

Cosmopolitan Review

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially on 125th Street, where the holiday...

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Dr. Muriel Petioni memorial service

A memorial service for Harlem's beloved Dr. Muriel Petioni will be held on Monday, Dec....

Esteemed community leader Horace Morris dies at 83

Horace Wesley Morris Sr. may have been an iron tackle at Syracuse University, but he...

Ofield Dukes remembered as champion for the Black press

Ofield Dukes, the public relations mogul known as a powerful mover and shaker in Washington...

Montefiore collaborates with Bronx churches to combat hypertension

Montefiore Medical Center is sponsoring screenings and educational workshops at churches in the Bronx in...

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Take a pause with a Black Santa Claus

While growing up, the only Santa Claus I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust,...

Marching and standing for freedom

When tens of thousands marched in Russia last weekend, it was a front page story...

African migrants without hope in Libya

In the aftermath of the revolution in Libya, as many predicted, the problems there have...

Harlem Gifts

'Tis the time of the year for gift giving again. For most, the size and...

Superb knife and fork adventures in Quebec City

As in many cities around the world, the farmer's market is where it all begins....

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December 15-21, 2011 Horoscopes

Aries You can be very efficient this week if you set your will to the...

Steve Turre speaks, 'My Mother and Me,' Clark Terry's birthday

Large seashells aren't a familiar jazz instrument, but trombonist Steve Turre has made them a...

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A baby boy for Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino had a baby boy just in time for the holidays. After being placed...

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GREAT WOMEN IN MUSIC HONORS SHIRLEY SCOTT

Big fun was had by all as Great Women in Music celebrated Shirley Scott for...

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SWV TO LAUNCH COMEBACK WITH HOT NEW SINGLE "CO-SIGN"

As a one-time co-manager of multitalented singing group SWV (Sisters With Voices), it was great...

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GIFTED STEVIE WONDER READY TO COMPETE ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

Having met, interviewed and been a big fan of Stevie Wonder for many years, I...

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'Stick Fly' is sensational, a must-see!

"Stick Fly" is what Broadway theater should be: an original idea, a captivating storyline-unpredictable and...

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'Stick Fly' piles it on and resolves little

The Broadway play "Stick Fly," directed unevenly by Kenny Leon, offers views on race and...

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'Uncovering Race' shows a changing America at odds with unchanging media

Over the past 30 years, America's ethnic makeup has changed dramatically. Journalist Amy Alexander saw...

A blast from the past at Paris Blues

Before flutist/percussionist/singer Atiba Kwabena and his quintet, featuring his son Nkosi on piano and multireedist/trumpeter...

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Climate deal in Durban pleases few

Dec. 13 (GIN) - A deal to curb toxic emissions was hammered out at the...

Monday, December 12

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Cotto punches his way to a bloody revenge win over Margarito

In many aspects, the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito held at Madison Square...

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Fordham rams Hampton at Rose Hill

The Fordham University Rams scored a 54-53 win over the visiting Pirates from Hampton University...

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'Prime Time' heads up NFF induction ceremonies

He was fashionably late and dressed to the bones. Deion Sanders, the self-proclaimed "Prime Time,"...

Washington Huskies: Hoops and education at Jimmy V

Lorenzo Romar, University of Washington's head basketball coach, came to New York to play in...

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Top college women hoop stars set for Maggie Dixon Classic

The Maggie Dixon Classic, a women's college basketball doubleheader created in memory of the late...

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The door leading to the playoffs remains open for the Giants

Looking back, there was a feeling of both accomplishment and disappointment permeating the Giants' locker...

Sanchez says his team needs to play with a sense of urgency

LANDOVER, Md.-To call Mark Sanchez the Tim Tebow of the East Coast might be a...

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Welcome to Amsterdam News in the Classroom: A look at the Black Press

Welcome to the first installment of Amsterdam News in the Classroom. This feature will focus...

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W. Haywood Burns: A legal champion for civil and human rights

W. Haywood Burns was a legal warrior, fighting for the rights of Blacks and the...

Need Room ASAP

Friend needs room in Harlem or Brooklyn for 150.00 week or no more than 600.00...

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The First All Black Helicopter Crew

The biggest thing since the Tuskegee Airmen took off in Iraq. On Oct. 28th an...

Friday, December 9

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Anita Hill speaks on Shirley Chisholm Day at Brooklyn College

Last week, Brooklyn College and the Shirley Chisholm Project organized for the 40th anniversary of...

Nancy Lee Dixon, angel to artists, joins the ancestors

In the very strict sense of the word, Nancy Lee Dixon was not a patron...

Rev. Gregory C. Chisholm, new pastor at St. Charles Borromeo, in Harlem

Services at the Roman Catholic Church St. Charles Borromeo/Resurrection Chapel in Harlem are always special,...

Obama unveils new HIV/AIDS initiatives; organizations laud efforts

Following through on a campaign promise to create an "AIDS-free generation," President Barack Obama unveiled...

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How to keep your body whole and holy

There's an old hymn titled "Take Time to be Holy," which is an expression of...

Black and Latino males targeted for arrests in public schools

More troubling data from the NYPD as a result of the newly enforced Student Safety...

Thursday, December 8

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How To Fix The Economy With Child Support Reform

How To Fix The Economy With Child Support Reform When I watch the news regarding...

Rev. Sharpton thumps Trump

If infuriating GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas weren't enough, Donald Trump insulted...

News Analysis: Assault on voting rights

A strategic campaign to deny voting rights to African-Americans and Latinos is well under way,...

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Cain remains defiant

Five days after suspending his campaign to be the GOP presidential nominee, Herman Cain was...

Cornel West to help defend Harlem school from from closure

Renowned professor Cornel West vowed to help stop a school closure in Harlem while visiting...

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What the frack should we expect in 2012?

The true test and measure of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo's position as a...

NAACP gearing up for Stand for Freedom march

A number of people are slated to participate this Saturday in the Stand for Freedom...

Hairdressers Against AIDS celebrates its second year

On Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, Hairdressers Against AIDS celebrated the beginning of its second...

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NYSNA rally at City Hall for health care justice

Tuesday evening, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) held a rally at City Hall...

Wednesday, December 7

Jackie Morris puts brave face on lupus for Caribbean- and African-Americans

Jackie Morris, a Jamaican Brooklynite and co-author of the book "Mastering the Art of Success"...

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WILL UK'S KELLY ROWLAND MAKE "X FACTOR" SWITCH TO U.S. WITH NICOLE SCHERZINGER?

The British tabloids are reporting that U.S. "X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger and U.K. judge...

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EMERGING SINGER JEROME ELLIOT "EL-JAY" WOODS JR. SEEKS RECORDING SUCCESS

Jerome Elliot "El-Jay" Woods Jr. is making a leap into the music industry as a...

'Nativity: A Life Story' is a blessing!

On Friday night, Riverside Church was filled as a very receptive audience got the opportunity...

Finally, fair counting is coming to New York State

It has been a long time coming, but it appears that New York City will...

Bringing heart in art

For Lerone Wilson, the connection between art and heart is surprisingly natural and easy to...

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Defending pensions from a surprise attack

As public sector workers, our pensions are our most important asset. They are more than...

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Grammy nominations are in-was Kanye snubbed?

It seemed like a forgone conclusion to those in the mainstream hip-hop world. Kanye West's...

Avery Sharpe at Creole, University of the Streets

On Dec. 9-10, the Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club (2167 Third Ave. at 118th...

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Ballet Hispanico celebrates Latino/African cultural crossroads

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Apollo Theater will pulsate with the fusion of expressive Latino...

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PREVIEW: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion with 'Live! The Realest MC'

Kyle Abraham is on the short list of must-see choreographers, and this weekend, his "Live!...

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The holiday roast

Happy holidays again, everyone. I do hope you are getting into the holiday spirit, though...

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Welcome back, Carl, good to hear you!

Interviewing two brothers while "SportsCenter" is on is probably not the best idea, but a...

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Grand opening of clinic to commemorate World AIDS Day

On Thursday, Dec. 1, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals' Center for Comprehensive Care (CCC) hosted...

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Horoscopes December 8-14, 2011

Aries One of your most unique gifts is the power to change your mind. You...

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Jay-Z, Beyonce on the hunt for new home

According to TMZ, Jay-Z and Beyonce are currently house shopping and are considering a bungalow...

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Rangel remembers: Lessons to be learned from the Montgomery Bus Boycott and 13th Amendment

This week marks the anniversaries of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the ratification of the...

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Wisdom waits

"And just as the mystery of air can only be entered by inhabiting the rhythms...

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Chadian lawyer receives prized 'right livelihood' award

Dec. 6 (GIN) - A "Nobel prize" for activists was awarded this week to Jacqueline...

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Presence of 'blood diamonds' with 'good stones' alarms group

Dec. 6 (GIN) - So-called 'blood diamonds' are again on the market, glittering in the...

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China admits a downside in trade with Africa

Dec. 6 (GIN) - Not everything glows brightly in the trade deals China is cutting...

Africans demand climate justice at U.N. confab in Durban

Dec. 6 (GIN) - As the U.N. climate change conference in Durban draws to a...

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Janya Korean World Music Band plays DROM Friday Jan.6th 2012 8:30pm

The East meets West band JANYA is inspired by Korean Traditional Music and the music...

Tuesday, December 6

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Hairdressers Against AIDS: Use Your Voice, Use Your Power, For A Beautiful World Without AIDS

Millions of people sit in salon chairs every day, speaking with their hairdressers about their...

Monday, December 5

Harlem holiday lights switched on

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Harlem since the holiday lights along...

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Hard political questions facing City Comptroller John Liu

City Comptroller and 2013 mayoral candidate John Liu was hit with yet another obstacle on...

Saturday, December 3

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Celebrate the King of Kings: FREE Community Christmas Party

The Arms of Love Community Outreach, Inc. "Reclaiming the Village" (Come as you are -...

Thursday, December 1

Occupy the 'hood...now!

"I just want to help somebody's child go to college"-Oseola McCarty, recipient of the 1995...

States continue death penalty debate

The death penalty is bubbling up as an issue again across the nation as some...

City Council divided on living wage bill

A bill in the City Council that would require businesses that make more than $1...

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Verdict in Sean Bell NYPD case

Family, friends and supporters gathered last week to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the shooting...

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Ouch! New federal corruption charges brought against William Boyland

William Boyland Jr. came out of the courthouse three weeks ago pumping his fist in...