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Thursday, June 30

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'Creative License' tackles the murky world of sampling in music

While sampling in music has been around since the mid-20th century, it wasn't until the...

Wednesday, June 29

From welfare to Wall Street

One day at the beauty shop, Jennifer Edwards was reading the Wall Street Journal's stock...

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Help your child avoid asthma and allergy triggers lurking in the classroom

(ARA) - The new school year means new clothes, new classes, new teachers - and...

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Kids in sports - the pressure to perform

(ARA) - Most every parent knows the joys and pains of children's sports - the...

Keep your home pet-friendly and fresh

(ARA) - Of course you love your pets, but let's face it: Sometimes they smell....

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Dinner makes a difference in fighting childhood obesity

(ARA) - As families have gotten busier, traditional mealtimes have become more of a novelty...

Tuesday, June 28

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Helping rebuild communities in the South

Ingenuity is alive and well as Americans look for ways to make a positive impact...

Saturday, June 25

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The 'Queen of Soul' takes control with new album

She's back and it's on her own terms. Aretha Franklin has reemerged with a new...

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Tips for keeping fit this summer

(ARA) - Summer is here and the time is right for achieving your personal health...

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In need of a basketball game?

(ARA) - You'd think Miriam Swanson gets enough basketball playing varsity at her high school...

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Avoiding summer brain drain in your kids

(ARA) - The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here and for kids that...

Friday, June 24

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Can we please shut up about the Pippen & Jordan thing now?

It was as if Scottie Pippen had snatched the microphone and said "Beyonce had one...

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Dallas cools down the Heat, wins first NBA title

Before the NBA Finals began, during an appearance on WWRL Radio, this writer picked the...

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Barclays Arena rising in the sky

The lawsuits have come and gone--35 to be exact--and now it's full speed ahead for...

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The 'Blade Runner,' false 100 and the dream equals Adidas Grand Prix gold

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee known as the "Blade Runner," was staring down a strong field...

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Allyson Felix out-runs a world-class 200-meter field

The hype was palpable in the days leading up to the women's 200 meters on...

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Tips to green your kitchen every day

(ARA) - The mantra of the green earth movement - reduce, reuse, recycle - can...

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Summer family fun

(ARA) - Even if you work through the summer, longer days and warmer weather entices...

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Four rules for finding a job in a tough market

(ARA) - The saga of the American jobs predicament goes on. In an Economic News...

Thursday, June 23

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Saxophone sideman Clarence Clemons dies at 69

Famed saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Clarence Clemons, has died. Known as "The...

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Supreme Court to women of Wal-Mart: You can proceed...on your own

Wal-Mart scored a major victory in Washington, D.C. today. On Monday, the United States Supreme...

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Picture the Homeless and Hunter College to identify vacant properties

This past weekend, volunteers with Picture the Homeless (PTH) went on an expedition through a...

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Buying business insurance? How to find only what you need

(ARA) - You're confident about how to get the best deal on office supplies, and...

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A Washington DC tour brings America's history to life

It's true that America is still a relatively young nation, but that doesn't mean that...

Wednesday, June 22

Dot the Don: Swagger of P. Diddy, lyrical skill of Jay-Z

"Music is powerful," Dot the Don told the Amsterdam News. "It can make you feel...

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'Mama, I Want To Sing' - still fresh, still a blessing

A few years ago, Vy Higginsen remounted a production of the original musical she and...

Soprano Adrienne Danrich and the operatic journey; legendary Leona Mitchell performs June 26

"I sing the way I feel," says soprano Adrienne Danrich. If that's true, Danrich feels...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Editor's Note: Forty years seems like a long time in the state of this state...

The social safety net of last resort

I am not sure which group is more marginalized and more expendable in our society,...

It's not about you

The prophet Moses was facing a daunting task: He was being called by God to...

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Tips to keep your summer entertaining menus easy

(ARA) - Summer entertaining season is here and it's time to take advantage of the...

Monday, June 20

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Harlem Opera Theater honors Barbara Smith Conrad

Harlem Opera Theater fted founding member Barbara Smith Conrad and "When I Rise," her documentary...

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President Barack Obama on fatherhood

In his weekly address President Barack Obama discussed his experience as a parent and the...

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Weiner resigns amid sexting scandal

After weeks of media speculation, pressure from top politicians and the release of more damaging...

Bad Credit? Find Immediate Solutions For Your Financial Worries

People with bad credit are often thought of as powerless individuals who are at a...

Bad Credit Home Loan Lenders May Have Second Chance

More Details about mortgage loans here.Many people suffer from bad credit reports while searching for...

Friday, June 17

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In the end, the team whipped the Trio

Few people can get a point across like Magic Johnson. The former Laker great was...

Online Extra: More information about heart health and the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation

Black New Yorker Melinda Murray is making sure that her son's death doesn't go in...

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Melinda Murray's heart and soul

When Queens resident Melinda Murray's 17-year-old son died in 2009 of cardiac arrest on the...

Five ingredients for a memorable family vacation

(ARA) - There's a reason families continue to cram the whole crew into the minivan...

Thursday, June 16

Macy's reaches tentative deal with NY union; avoids strike

They would've gone on strike at midnight, but now they have a deal. Macy's Inc.,...

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Plaxico Burress attempts to clean up act by joining anti-violence effort

Just days after his release from serving a two-year prison sentence, former New York Giants...

Wednesday, June 15

Freedom Party protests 'Scottsboro Boys' at Tony Awards

"Our tragedies are not for sale!" and "'The Scottsboro Boys' is racist!" These chants rang...

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Take the city back!

The rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the public union employees at City Hall on...

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Brooklynites pay tribute to African ancestors on Coney Island

Dozens of people gathered on the boardwalk on Coney Island this past Saturday to pay...

Misty Copeland: 'I'm proud to represent Black ballet dancers'

Nearly one month ago at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Misty Copeland, the first African-American...

Your season is coming

Most people desire to be prosperous and live prosperous lives. In our culture we often...

Preparing city youth for the future

The U.S. economy is struggling to regain its footing in the wake of the worst...

To my father on Father's Day

Dear Dad, First of all, I miss you. It has been just over two years...

Court lets Wisconsin strip away union rights

Score one for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The conservative finally got his way in Wisconsin...

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Women have options when it comes to surgery

(ARA) - Being an informed health care consumer is important, not only for your wallet,...

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Top design software to get you ahead in school

A design degree is a great way to train your creative talents and skills for...

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Assistance programs make college more attainable for military families

For many members of the military who are through serving their country, and even those...

Seis cosas que deben saber los jovenes adultos sobre el mantenimiento de su salud

(ARA) - A pesar de la idea general de que los jovenes adultos se consideran...

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How to get your wardrobe ready for warmer weather

After a long and tough winter, the shining sun and blooming flowers are making the...

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Protect your financial future by thwarting identity theft now

(ARA) - With a combination of good decisions and some luck, you've managed to build...

Tuesday, June 14

Legendary Black college band director Dr. Thomas E. Lyle dies at age 82

Black college marching band legend Dr. Thomas E. Lyle has died. Lyle was famous for...

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Cabbies and council members protest new livery laws

A new law is in the works that will require the purchase of medallions by...

Target workers look to organize amid anti-union climate

When patrons visit targetchangeny.com, the first thing they see is an embedded YouTube video (video...

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Fleet Week welcomes American heroes to city

Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines took a bite...

Agreement reached between Brookdale Hospital and protesting Emlpoyees

Workers at Brookdale Hospital walked off of the job last week in protest over a...

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First anti-gang violence education clinic in Harlem

"There are no closed doors in my mother's house" was one of the first lessons...

Sen. Kevin Parker hosts job fair in Brooklyn

In an effort to get Central Brooklyn residents back to work State Sen. Kevin Parker...

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NAACP defends position on charter schools

Hazel Dukes and the NAACP are setting the record straight about their position on charter...

Geronimo Pratt, noted Black Panther, dead at 63

Special to the AmNews Widely heralded as "Geronimo," Elmer Pratt was among the most principled...

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Fans pay respects to Gil Scott-Heron at gathering

Friends, relatives and fans of the late Gil Scott-Heron attended a wake at Frank E....

Harlem street holds first-ever block party, receives award

The West 148th Street Block Association held its first-ever block party on Saturday. The event...

Psychology Today to Satoshi Kanazawa: You're no longer needed

Last month, Psychology Todayapologized for a blog post written by Satoshi Kanazawa that attempted to...

Sell your home with ambient aromatherapy

(ARA) - Staging a home visually with a thorough cleaning and appealing decorative touches can...

Summer style secrets from a fashion expert

(ARA) - Warm weather is finally moving its way across the country. With this shift...

Monday, June 13

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Obama advises Weiner to resign

As things appear to get worse for Congressman Anthony Weiner, President Barack Obama has now...

Rep. Weiner admits to lying about lewd photo

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted that his Twitter page wasn't hacked and the lewd...

Saturday, June 11

Gil, the man I knew

I was on an Afrikan Liberation Day panel in Detroit this past weekend with Dr....

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Gil Scott-Heron dead at 62

Poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron has died. Known best for the spoken word recording...

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Gil Scott-Heron revisited

In January 2008 the late Gil Scott-Heron was featured in the New York Amsterdam News...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron passed this weekend. He was a poet, an activist and a visionary. He...

Friday, June 10

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Former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle to be released from jail

Former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Officer Johannes Mehserle, who shot and killed unarmed Black...

Thursday, June 9

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Not your classic: Carlos Redman

Carlos Redman is tooting his own horn across the city, becoming one of the most...

AJCAVReport

The AJ Center Against Violence (AJCAV) is an online organization focused on youth violence. Our...

Wednesday, June 8

Hold on to hope

The Biblical character Job experienced what the Roman Catholic mystic St. John of the Cross...

Quality education for all

Public education has always been the ladder used by the underprivileged to improve their situation....

Ja Rule gets two years in prison

Rapper-actor Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in state prison on Wednesday for possessing...

NAACP stands firm on charter schools

NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes said that charter school supporters are looking...

Tuesday, June 7

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Is online cheating the same as cheating in real life?

The fallout from Congressman Anthony Wiener's racy online activities has put the politician and his...

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High school basketball star slain at party near Chicago

He could've potentially been the country's next college/professional basketball star. Now, he's another statistic. According...

Friday, June 3

Health and Hospitals Corporation attempts to set record straight over "BCL" story

In this week's AmNews, we reported that on May 10, the New York City Health...

Thursday, June 2

Durban and World Conference Against Racism: Reparations now!

This year we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism...

Unions, Markowitz attempt to clean up Brooklyn Laundry jobs battle

On May 10, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) Finance Committee voted...

Obama's Proclamation for African-American Music Appreciation Month

The White House issued a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama in honor of African-American...

Mitt Romney announces presidential run

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally announced today that he will seek the 2012 Republican...

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Wild for local shopping

I hope everyone enjoyed the hot and humid beginning of the summer holiday weekend. I...

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MTA Announces Winners of Music Under New York Auditions

The Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) "Music Under New York" (MUNY) program revealed the names of...

Wednesday, June 1

Bloomberg's bleak poll numbers don't have to stay that way

Why aren't more New Yorkers feeling warmly about Michael Bloomberg? After all, the mayor established...

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BMCC 'Lost Jazz Shrines' series continues

The Borough of Manhattan Community College's (BMCC) acclaimed "Lost Jazz Shrines" series continues its 13th...

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Caribbean musician plays for world peace June 3

Paul Shaw, the much applauded classical pianist from the Caribbean island of Jamaica, will perform...