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Stories for November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Jimmie Briggs, A man of vision

As a journalist, it's rare enough to be able to write about someone you like,...

A day of giving and thanks in Harlem

When Luis Ortega lost his job last month, he knew that times would be lean...

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Man Up Film Festival seeks to shed light on gender violence Maysles Cinema hosts one-day fest Dec. 3

If you haven't witnessed or been subjected to gender-based violence, it's likely that you know...

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Milford Graves and SOH: Two Harlem moments

Now that we're moving rapidly into the "post-cool" era, important musicians such as percussionist Milford...

Christmas tree and Neapolitan baroque creche now up at the Met

The Christmas tree and Neapolitan baroque creche are on view at the Metropolitan Museum of...

A holiday gift for the coffee table

From African-inspired to African-made, "New African Fashion," by Helen Jennings, celebrates a new wave of...

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Paul Winter returns to New York City for special 2011 holiday concerts

Renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter, long known for his pioneering fusion of jazz,...

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African Diaspora celebrates the annual Muslim Tabaski party

On Nov. 12, the New York City African community was invited to attend the annual...

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'Nativity: A Life Story' at Riverside Church One night only, Dec. 2

You know that when something important needs to get done but obstacles arise, we adopt...

Two Caribbean countries hold elections on same day

Guyana's two largest parties are both claiming victory in that country's controversial general elections held...

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CCNY observes World AIDS Day with Memorial Quilt display

Remembrances, quotes and dedications from members of the CCNY community that will be added to...

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Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader of Biafra, dead at 78

The Rwandan genocide in 1994, with its countless number of mangled bodies, was not the...

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Consumed with consuming

Our economy recently experienced what some believe was a much needed boost thanks to Black...

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The lessons of Barney Frank's graceful exit

There was something refreshingly noble about the way Rep. Barney Frank announced his decision not...

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'Real Housewife' Kandi Burress launches iPhone app

A judge has given Doctor Conrad Murray the maximum sentence, of four years in prison,...

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Tony James birthday a great time

Pictures continue to pour in from the surprise birthday party for Tony James, and they...

Man acquitted in Newark cold case murders

In a stunning Thanksgiving Eve verdict, Lee Evans was found not guilty in the 1978...

Democrats and Christie battle over unemployment

Democratic legislators in the Garden State are in a battle with Republican Gov. Chris Christie...

Letter grades for street vendors

Queens State Sen. Jose Peralta wants food cart vendors to post letter grades on their...

New York Cares coat drive kickoff

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kicked off a monthlong coat drive this week to...

City Council speaker to sue mayor over new homeless services policy

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced plans to sue Mayor Michael Bloomberg over a new...

Anita Hill Brooklyn College

Professor Anita Hill delivered the keynote address for Shirley Chisholm Day at Brooklyn College on...

NAN's youth movement coordinates "shake off the violence" tour with youth in action

The National Action Network has announced its national "Shake Off the Violence" tour and coast-to-coast...

Living wage act in limbo

The New York City Council's proposed Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act is in limbo...

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Going up yonder from your home

During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls for folks...

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Nestle company to investigate charges it uses child labor

Nov. 29 (GIN) - Nestle, the world's largest food company, has announced it will investigate...

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Farmers prepare "fight back" to foreign land grabbers

Nov. 29 (GIN) - An international farmers' conference in the West African nation of Mali...

South Africa, host of climate confab, is Africa's worst polluter

Nov. 29 (GIN) - Delegates from around the world are streaming into Durban, South Africa,...

Tuesday, November 29

More New Yorkers in need of food

Are you more strapped for food lately? City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization,...

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Horoscopes November 17-November 23, 2011

ARIES Relax the grip you have on your attitudes this week and just go with...

Rally for Fair wages and Jobs, today at Riverside Church

On Monday, November 21st, the Riverside Church will be hosting NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, civil...

Monday, November 28

City Hall and union school bus driver dispute may lead to strike

The union representing school bus drivers may walk out, putting their grievances on the picket...

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Occupy Wall Street: Challenging the status quo

On September 17, 2011, members of Occupy Wall Street ("OWS") occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall...

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Thankful for the gift of time

Happy thanksgiving and welcome to the holiday season! The seasonal madness has begun as thousands...

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Tribute to three griots

While the Nat Turner Cultural Collective had billed Black Solidarity Day last Sunday afternoon as...

DC 37 hearing tackles city gov't 'waste' of federal funds

The largest public employee union in the city pointed to City Hall's fiscal mismanagement as...

Southern racist immigration laws cause labor disruption

Local changes in immigration laws in Alabama-the state referred to as the "heart of Dixie"-...

Renowned Kemetaphysician Dr. Ben hospitalized

Legendary factologist Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben, was admitted to Harlem Hospital over the...

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Washington Heights councilman beat down by city police

The arrest of City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez during the raid on Zuccotti Park last week...

New Jersey Transit ready for holiday travel surge

In an effort to effectively handle the expected surge of holiday travelers during the next...

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In and Around the U.S. - Portland, Maine: Avesta brings affordable housing to Portland's art community

"Back in 2008, the city of Portland put out a notice to the development companies...

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Edwidge Danticat receives Langston Hughes Medal

With tears welling in her eyes, her throat a bit constricted, Edwidge Danticat graciously accepted...

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Altino Brothers set to rock Riverside Church Dec. 3

If you were to only pay attention to the ceaseless advertisements that seem to start...

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Occupy Colorful Dress Shirts

When it comes to Geoffrey Beene's dress shirts, nothing is ever just black or white....

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Spring '12: Lovely Zen Garden Looks

For Vivienne Tam, spring '12 represents a journey that reflects a lighter, tranquil and a...

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Triumphant playwright Katori Hall talks about 'The Mountaintop'

Katori Hall has a lot to celebrate these days, as her new play "The Mountaintop,"...

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Four influential women honored at Castillo Theatre Gala

On November 7, more than 150 theater artists and patrons attended the 2011 Castillo Theatre...

Wednesday, November 23

A Thanksgiving for those in need

This Thanksgiving, the Charles A. Walburg Multiservices Organization Inc. is one of several places where...

Thanksgiving 2011: The fight against hunger continues

The late-fall, early winter season brings about a series of holidays filled with joy and...

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Lil Wayne gives back and Niki hits the American Music Awards

Lil Wayne and crew give back for Thanksgiving While getting a mani/pedi at the X-rated...

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Manna's restaurant gives away free turkeys

A week before Thanksgiving the Harlem soul food restaurant, Manna's, gave community members who couldn't...

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A heartfelt farewell to Dwight Errington Myers

It was only a month and some change ago-October 2 to be exact. The day...

Thanksgiving memories

Happy Thanksgiving 2011. Are you thankful, grateful for all that you have and for what...

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This Thanksgiving, don't forget

I had an encounter with a gentlemen this past weekend that, once again, reminded me...

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Student protesters arrested at Baruch College

Monday at Baruch College didn't exactly look like the UC Davis confrontation that occurred in...

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Has Wal-Mart stolen Christmas?

Is Wal-Mart New York City's Grinch or not? That is the latest question swirling around...

Bank of America Customer Outreach Event in Brooklyn

Bank of America is hosting a free customer outreach event in Brooklyn where Bank of...

Athena Film Festival returns to Barnard College

Barnard College's Athena Center for Leadership Studies, along with Women and Hollywood, announce the 2nd...

Alliance for Quality Education releases report

The Alliance for Quality Education just released a report titled "Back to Inequality: How Students...

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Dr. Robert R. Jennings elected 13th president of Lincoln University

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Lincoln University Board of Trustees voted Dr. Robert R. Jennings...

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Quebec City Delights and Inspires

In our first adventure in Quebec City we learned that the city was founded in...

OWS and the Civil Rights Movement

Watching students peacefully protesting at the University of California at Davis recently and being repeatedly...

DC 37 takes Department of Education to court

It's safe to say that the largest public employee union in New York City has...

Chrysler reaches deal with UAW workers

Can't we all just get along? Well lately is seems that Chrysler and its auto...

NBA season looking more like a lost cause

The National Basketball Association notified its teams over a week ago that it had officially...

Labor: Egyptians launch new battle for minimum wage

CAIRO, Nov. 21, 2011 (IPS/GIN) - Mohamed El-Abyad's employer has agreed to increase his salary...

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Cornel West returns home

Cornel West has given up the trees, ivy, and seclusion of New Jersey for the...

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NAACP says goodbye to Bishop Clarence Carr

The NAACP, family, and friends said their final goodbyes to Bishop Clarence Carr, who passed...

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A healthy shopper is a wealthy shopper

If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money,...

Race comes to the fore again in Trinidad

Authorities in multiracial Trinidad are investigating allegations by several parents and teachers that a school...

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Horoscopes November 24--30, 2011

ARIES If you seem spaced out this week, don't worry about it. Fill your mind...

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In his criticism of Obama, Perry should stick with the facts

Just when it seems that the pronouncements of the Republican presidential candidates can't possibly get...

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South African firm cited for abusing workers

Nov. 22 (GIN) - Over 100 foreign workers were expelled from Mozambique after local labor...

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Feet of Kenyan runner amputated after mishap in Alaskan Blizzard

Nov. 22 (GIN) -In a bizarre incident, a champion Kenyan runner lost both his feet...

Monday, November 21

125th Street lights up this holiday season

The 125th Street Business Improvement District, Community Boards, 9, 10,11 and the New York Housing...

Black leaders are hoping voter ID issue will get Black voters to polls

As we head into the 2012 presidential season, Republican controlled states are trying to put...

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Imhotep's Guide to Black events

Greetings! We give honor, respect and condolences to the family, friends, fans and memory of...

Historical church in Harlem sold

The Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Harlem has been sold. The church, located between 126th...

Funeral arrangements made for Heavy D

Family and friends of the late Heavy D will attend a private ceremony to honor...

Fourth Herman Cain accuser speaks out

The accusations of sexual harassment at the hands Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continue, as...

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Dado emerges victorious in close NYC Marathon

Leg cramps and rib pains didn't stop three women runners from putting on a show...

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Horoscopes November 3-November 9, 2011

ARIES Don't let worry put a strain on your relationships. Concentration is key, but be...

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Being an American Essay Contest Deadline Approaches

The deadline for high-school students and their teachers to submit essays for the National "Being...

Ohio votes 'No' to anti-union bill

After a year-long battle with Republican Governor John Kasich, public employees have won the war....

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Horoscopes 11/10-11/16, 2011

ARIES A surge in your personal power enables you to slay any dragons you meet...

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Occupy Wall Street protestors clash with police today

Occupy Wall Street protestors rallied in the hundreds this morning with the goal to shut...

Saturday, November 19

Fighting another battle: Black veterans face high unemployment

As America observes Veterans Day this Friday, veterans everywhere are going to be celebrated for...

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Saluting a veteran who goes beyond the call

E. Randy Dupree is the commander of the American Legion Col. Charles Young Post No....

Friday, November 18

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Ebony Escapes! to explore Quebec City www.quebecregion.com

As I was led to the town car from the international terminal, I took in...

Jazz at Lincoln Center, U.S. State Dept. create cultural exchange Legacy

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) and the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

Aime Cesaire's 'Solar Throat Slashed' illuminates Diaspora realism

"Solar Throat Slashed: The Unexpurgated 1948 Edition" (Wesleyan University Press, 2011) is a razor-sharp, cutting-edge,...

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Injuries slowing down Jacobs, Bradshaw and the Giants' running game

For the Giants, who have endured a multitude of injuries, getting healthy, staying healthy and...

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Astronaut Leland Melvin honors CIAA champions

Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education, joined the celebration in honoring this year's 2011...

11/17/11 NY Amsterdam News top 10 Black college teams

1. Norfolk State (9-2) Last Week: (W) 47-14 MorganThis Week: Idle 2. Jackson State (8-2)...

Clyde is on the campaign trail: Dribbling to Stop Diabetes

Yes, Walt "Clyde" Frazier is on the campaign trail and he's running hard. His status...

2012 Olympic games a distant goal for Seton Hall's Rolle

At last weekend's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, junior Hughnique Rolle was the top Seton Hall...

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First college basketball game to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Barclays Center announced that it would host the inaugural Barclays Center Classic men's college basketball...

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Joe Paterno: The end of a tarnished legend

The story still swirling around Penn State University is such a tragedy in so many...

Kentucky handles Kansas, but Calipari not happy

There were "SportsCenter"-worthy dunks, alley-oops and blocked shots and passes throughout much of second-ranked Kentucky's...

Thursday, November 17

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Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD cowardice at Zuccotti Park

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD acted with cowardice by trying to use the cloak...

Fracking: From New York to Oklahoma to Wyoming-and even England

In recent months, there have been a series of documentaries and news reports showing the...

Rogue Democrats upending balance of power in Senate

Are they "rogue" or are they not? Four Democratic New York State senators, led by...

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Cab driver and father of three murdered in Queens

Patrick Hall, a cab driver from Far Rockaway, Queens, was found dead Sunday morning in...

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Detroit civil rights pioneer Arthur Johnson dead at 85

Every branch of the NAACP has a number of unsung, tireless workers who, while known...

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The heart of the matter from a clergyperson's perspective

Having been an ordained pastor now for more than 20 years has afforded me the...

Miguel is a star rising

In the not-so-distant past, the phrase "overnight sensation" was usually misconstrued-a lot of work was...

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Weeksville Heritage Center honors coach Avery Johnson of N.J. Nets Basketball, Hill International and Elinor Tatum

The Weeksville Heritage Center held its 10th annual "Save the Memories of Self" Awards Dinner...

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West Artope's 'Animal Planet'

Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my! But don't be scared if you have West...

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Building a lifelong legacy in Queens

When you enter Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral during a Sunday service, you see hands up...

Millionaires' tax talks heat up

A battle may be brewing between New York's governor and Democrats in the Legislature. The...

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Mayor takes back Liberty Square

At 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, hundreds of protestors were confronted by police in Liberty Square-also...

Wednesday, November 16

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New daddy Nick Cannon jets south for friend's wedding

Having multiple jobs and two new babies didn't stop Nick Cannon from hopping on his...

Thanksgiving concert at Brooklyn College

The third annual Thanksgiving and Praise Concert sponsored by New York State Sen. Eric Adams...

Significant elders honored at Aaron Davis Hall

Last week, the Significant Elders, a Harlem intergenerational program, was honored for the work it...

Police oversight wanted by local politicians

New York City council members are calling on the mayor to create oversight of the...

International peoples' tribunal meeting at Harlem State office building

The December 12th Movement International Secretariat is holding its first preparatory meeting tonight for an...

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Illness catches up to Zimbabwe's aging leader

Nov. 15 (GIN) - Frequent trips abroad for treatment of prostate disease are fuelling speculation...

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Prize winning novelist turns down national prize

Nov. 15 (GIN) - World-acclaimed Nigerian novelist and professor, Chinua Achebe, has for the second...

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Angola's top Brass accused of "crimes against humanity" in new suit

Nov. 15 (GIN) - Angolan anti-corruption campaigner and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais filed a...

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2012 Parsons Fashion Benefit honorees

Parsons the New School for Design will honor Sheila C. Johnson and Donna Karan at...

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'Feed the Models' exhibit at FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will showcase the astonishing work of artist Jane Gennaro...

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'Puberty Rites' in its last week

JAMES ROSEBUD'S "DEVINE DELIGHTS" EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS: Kings and presidents have dined on...

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Edwidge Danticat and Haiti at City College

When Haiti gets news coverage, it's usually about death, destruction, corruption, crime or cholera. But...

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Hue-Man Bookstore brings the 'Page to the Stage'

There are those who believe that we are in the midst of a literary decline;...

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'Dance: Legends and legacies' Robert Battle's inaugural season as Ailey's artistic director

Our dance community and dance history are incredibly rich; those who have achieved the highest...

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Thanksgiving thoughts

As the fall quickly flies by and Halloween fades into Thanksgiving, the trees are changing...

Paula Dow expected to step down as New Jersey AG

Paula Dow, the Garden State's first female, African-American attorney general, is reportedly preparing to resign...

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Away from the spotlight, Republicans are assaulting voting rights

The public face of the Republican Party has been characterized lately by a series of...

Kentucky handles Kansas, but Calipari not happy

There were Sportscenter-worthy dunks, alley-oops, blocked shots and passes for much of 2nd ranked Kentucky's...

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Coach K makes history at Madison Square Garden

It wasn't pretty, but Duke got the job done...and their coach made history. While sixth-ranked...

Thursday, November 10

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1280 Fifth Ave.: Where the Living is Easy

1280 Fifth Ave. is the new showpiece of the Upper East Side. Located between 109th...

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Updates from Vivica A. Fox, Slimm, Joe Frazier, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Drake and the Roots

One of my favorite girls Vivica A. Fox and her now ex-fiance, Omar "Slimm" White,...

Lack of Carib support for Palestine?

In the past two weeks, the United Nations held a historic and overwhelming vote to...

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You can bank on the eyes of others to restore the loss of vision

Cornea: The transparent part of the outer coat of the eyeball. The cornea covers the...

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Healthfirst celebrates opening of new corporate headquarters

Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care organization offering low or no-cost health insurance to individuals and...

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Don't lose sight of diabetic eye disease

Thousands of American adults are at risk of losing their vision as a result of...

New York Public Library serving teens from low-income neighborhoods

"A library is the bedrock of society and you teens are our future," said Anthony...

Sonia Sanchez: Mistress of words and images

"This was a labor of love," said Jamal Joseph, the director of "Sonia Sanchez: Shake...

Corzine steps down amid securities firm financial collapse

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine resigned last week as the head of an international...

Gordon Parks: A renaissance man

Today's lesson takes a look at an extraordinary man with a birthday this month. Gordon...

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Election Day 2011, foreshadowing 2012

Could it be there is a change in the tides? Could it be that there...

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Citizen Cain's credibility crumbles

For Herman Cain, the podium was his witness stand as he stood stiffly erect in...

Higher than expected voter turnout linked to NJ Transit delays; voters approve sports gambling

Downed power lines and the immediate evacuation of at least one train on the busy...

Legendary "Like It Is" television show debated after WABC goes ahead with replacement

On Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African...

Mayor Bloomberg's new policy on homelessness

Some local politicians are fuming at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new policy solution for housing the...

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Rep. Charles Rangel hosts job fair

On Nov. 14, Rep. Charles Rangel is sponsoring a job fair at City College, located...

"End to End for 99%" Neighbors March from Washington Heights to Wall Street

"There are drums outside my house," said Samantha Thomas a local Harlem resident. "I think...

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Protestors march from Washington Heights to Wall Street

It's been almost two months since the Occupy Wall Street movement started, and people are...

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New high-tech program gives those in need healthy choices

The city's largest food pantry is giving its clients a better and more high-tech way...

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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 10/6-10/12/11

Greetings! This weekend is the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March: Holy Day of...

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"Billy, Lena and the Duke: a Night of Ellington Music!" opens NOv. 15

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the night after the AUDELCO awards, "Billy, Lena and the Duke:...

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Portland Stage Company offers innovative theater

The Portland Stage Company is a revered product that boasts the catchphrase: "Made in Maine."...

NEC musical on Martin missed the mark

When I heard that the Negro Ensemble Company was presenting a musical about the life...

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Travel into November

Man, oh man! Is it really November already? Where does the time go? Well, even...

Boudika: A red-carpet jewelry collection

"The Boudika Red Carpet Collection from lia sophia is all about strength and gentleness," said...

Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Chick Corea, Cotton Club

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary on Nov. 16 at the...

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'Ides of March' all simmer, no boil

Everyone disappoints us at some point. This seems so obvious that it doesn't make sense...

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Woodie King's 'Puberty Rites" is a big hit at the Castillo Theatre

After a highly successful two weeks, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its amazing...

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The Jackson family comments on Dr. Conrad Murray's conviction in Michael Jackson's death

Members of Michael Jackson's family filed out of the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles following...

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Once again, Cain is proving he's far from able

If nothing else, Herman Cain is proving two things: He knows how to dominate the...

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Cain's electrified Great Wall of Mexico

Just when you thought the Republican circus of presidential wannabes could not get any more...

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Can Cain explain and survive?

Contemporary U.S. culture suffers a special kind of irony, one that could hardly have been...

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It's time to make youth unemployment the focus of our national attention

They are not the people who command the headlines. For that matter, they aren't even...

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The danger of Koch-Cain

One of the burning questions in the political realm nowadays is the puzzling relationship between...

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Stay Strong Foundation celebrates 10 years and raises funds for campaign

This past Tuesday evening, Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks, hosted an...

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Afro-Colombian activist is elected mayor of Quibdo, Colombia

Zulia Maria Mena Garcia won the mayoral election in Quibdo, Colombia, on Oct. 30. Representing...

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A night of new

A couple of weeks back, I was invited to a tasting of the new Remy...

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PEF and Cuomo reach a new deal

For state workers, it looks like layoffs have been averted and they finally have a...

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Corrections workers protest dangerous work environment

On Tuesday, the Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA) held a protest called Operation Occupy Rikers...

Michael Jackson's doc found guilty

On June 25, 2009, the world was stunned by the death of world-renowned entertainer Michael...

Wednesday, November 9

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Hal Jackson celebrates 97th birthday

A magical evening was experienced by all in attendance at broadcast legend Hal Jackson's 97th...

Marching for the victims of gun violence

There was an air of unified determination as several hundred residents, bikers and SUV club...

Brooklyn Detective Convicted of Planting Drugs on Innocent People

There have been many stories of corruption within the New York Police department lately. The...

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Saint Lucia gears up for elections

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011)-Ending months of speculation in this Eastern Caribbean island nation, the...

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Opt for your uniqueness

The words of the late spiritual theologian Henri Nouwen have a way of inviting me...

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Operation Linda Nchi (protect the Kenyan nation) is yielding poisonouss fruit

Nov. 8 (GIN) - Western countries and African neighbors have stepped up their military excursions...

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Swiss logging trucks crushed villagers' homes, green group charges

Nov. 8 (GIN) - Swiss loggers in the timber-rich forests of Bosanga, the Democratic Republic...

Tuesday, November 8

Burying our future: Anti-gun violence activists to bring coffins through Manhattan

On Saturday, five caskets will be carried over the Brooklyn Bridge in a silent march...

Monday, November 7

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20 years later: have we learned anything from Magic's revelation?

Today marked 20 years since Earvin "Magic" Johnson held a news conference at the Great...

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ONE NIGHT ONLY! Nativity: A Life Story

NATIVITY: A LIFE STORY ONE NIGHT ONLY - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Contact: CSong Inc....

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Do you know the Montford Point Marines?

Last week, I had the pleasure of honoring some truly great Americans with the Congressional...

33 Years Later: 1978 March on Wall Street Re-visited

Brooklyn, NY - On Sunday, October 30th at 2:00PM, members of the original 1978 March...

Study Finds Coca-Cola targets Black and Hispanic children

A new study has found that Coca-Cola targets Black and Hispanic children and teens with...

Horoscopes 10/27-11/2/11

ARIES Harmonious communication is part of your charm, and you'll get far this week by...

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 10/27-11/2/11

Greetings! Our thanks to everyone who turned out last week for the homecoming celebration of...

Friday, November 4

Grenada says Taiwan out to cripple economy

In a week when the people of Grenada observed the 28th anniversary of the collapse...

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New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women Inc. honors Dr. Avis Hinkson

Dr. Avis Hinkson, the first African-American to hold the position of dean at Barnard College,...

Minority business center opens in New York City

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development...

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Tamika Mallory honored by NV magazine

Tamika D. Mallory, national executive director of the National Action Network (NAN), was among the...

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Don King productions set for first promotion with WealthTV

WealthTV and its father-son owners will get their baptismal moment this Saturday, Nov. 5 at...

Thursday, November 3

High School for Sports Management shines in Brooklyn

Call it perfect timing or destiny, but former New York State Gov. David Paterson spoke...

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The versatile Charisma Clerk runs strong for St. Francis

Despite some unexpected wintery weather, the Northeast Conference Women's Cross-Country Championship took place last Saturday...

Women's Sports Foundation honors 2011 achievers

In 1974, legendary entertainer and movie star Bob Hope presented a $5,000 check to tennis...

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State Sen. Perkins, Harlem's marathon man

Whether it's 5 a.m. up in Albany or in the city, a long, lean Black...

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World Marathon Majors championship up for grabs

First, the bad news. Edna Kiplagat, the 2010 New York City Women's Marathon champ, will...

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Crawl, drink, eat

Last Tuesday I joined the revelers of the second annual Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl...

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Feast easy at Fairway

Since Halloween is a ghost of a memory, now comes the countdown and preparation for...

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'Negropedia' makes you laugh to keep from crying

Sometimes in order to understand a complex issue, you need to take it to an...

Jessica London expands! Plus-size women's leather and outerwear

To ward off winter's chill, wrap yourself in luxury coats. At Jessica London, find George...

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Spring '12 bridal gowns have intricate details

At New York's Bridal Week couture previews, designer Karan Sabag's bridal collection, shown at the...

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'Puberty Rites' is powerful!

"Puberty Rites" packs a powerful punch of reality as playwright Elaine Jackson breaks down the...

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Republicans pushing to suppress Black, Latino and youth vote

A great part of President Barack Obama's ability to win his historic election in 2008...

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Cuomo appoints Leecia Eve as deputy secretary for economic development

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his appointment of Leecia Eve as deputy secretary for...

Wednesday, November 2

Black Solidarity Day Nov. 7

There should be no work, no school and no shopping on Monday, Nov. 7, Black...

'Here and Now' or nowhere?

A little over 100 protesters assembled last Thursday in front of WABC-TV, and among the...

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Walcott offers blueprint for parent engagement

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott delivered a policy speech on enhancing parent involvement on Oct. 26....

Barnard College honors Edwidge Danticat

Barnard College kicked off its Africana Program Distinguished Alumnae Series by honoring noted author Edwidge...

Irving Burgie: From the old to the new

As you enter the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, there is a table lined with bagels, muffins,...

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Where are Caribbean 'leaders' on immigration reform?

As the debate over immigration reform rages in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election,...

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Opening our homes and hearts to our homeless youth

One rainy autumn evening, a group of about 25 elders gathered in a small meeting...

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When guidance counselors need to care

Many high school seniors are in a tizzy right now. They are beginning to realize...

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We are the 99 Percent

The Occupy Wall Street movement (#OWS) has captured the imagination of our nation and the...

Report: poverty at highest level since '60s

Reports indicate that the official poverty level in America is 15 percent. The latest numbers...

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The other 1 percent

I am among the many people who applaud the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street...

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Occupy Newark joins the debate

The nearly two-month-old Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York has not allowed...

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Manhattan: Island of many hills

Manhattan is an island, meaning that is surrounded by water on all sides. It's the...

Accused murderer acts as own attorney in Newark case

Accused killer Lee Anthony Evans doesn't have a law degree and knows little, if any,...

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Facing the world with Ardella McClarty

After years of others sacrificing so she could reach her own goals, teacher-turned-youth mentor Ardella...

Mayor Bloomberg and Booker fight for tougher gun laws

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of 600 Republican, Democratic and independent U.S. mayors who have...

Proposed juvenile curfew law

Who will watch those who watch us? This is the question some Queens residents are...

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka questions future with Democrats

Recently, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters that labor groups are planning to scale back...

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Wal-Mart closes NYC office, deals with health insurance issues

Reports indicate that Wal-Mart recently closed its New York apparel office. The 275 employees who...

AUDELCO nominations are out!

The 39th annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre ceremony is definitely...

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Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan. The blacker it...

Cold front skips over annual Meet Me in Miami Conference

It may be chilly in the Northeast, but it was sunshine and warm summer breezes...

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Tyra brings it to Hue-Man Bookstore Nov. 4

Supermodel-turned-media mogul, television personality, businesswoman and now New York Times best-selling author Tyra Banks will...

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War games budget somalia crisscrossed by deadly drones and foreign troops

Nov. 1 (GIN) - The sounds of war are roaring throughout East Africa as the...

Gadaffi planned retirement in South Africa

Nov. 1 (GIN) - The late Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi believed he was headed for...

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Haitian Born Altino Brothers Return to Riverside for Mega Christmas Concert

Altino Brothers Present Mega Christmas Concert at The Riverside Church On Saturday, December 3, 2011...

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Serial rapist targeting Black sorority members in Texas

Shock and fear is being felt over a string of rapes that occurred in Texas....