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Monday, December 31

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John Liu delivers State of the City address

An avalanche of expenditures and savings were expected from City Comptroller John Liu two weeks...

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Singer Kem Reveals His New Year's Tip for Success

While most people are scribbling down their New Year's resolutions, singer-songwriter, Kem is already feeling...

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NAACP Board of Directors unanimously passes Wilmington 10 pardon resolution

By a unanimous vote, the national NAACP Board of Directors passed a resolution on May...

Friday, December 28

Jackson takes dark turn in 'Django Unchained'

Here is what you have to know about actor Samuel L. Jackson: He just doesn't...

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Return to Puerto Rico

Honestly, this is the life! Sailing on the gorgeous ship--the ms Eurodam from Holland America...

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Lucky No. 13!

Phew! We are still here! That Mayan calendar had it wrong? Shocking! I don't believe...

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Imhotep's guide to black events 12/27/12-1/2/13

Greetings! As we approach the end of the year, with the winter solstice behind us...

Cheer for hospitalized kids

More than 100 children hospitalized during the holidays had a big dose of seasonal cheer...

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Sani(tation) Claus

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

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'In Living Color' back on TV?

Rihanna is certainly ending 2012 on an up note. First, she earned a reported $54...

New Year's Eve happenings, Bang documentary

In Gotham, parties are a way of life, but on New Year's Eve, attending a...

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Documentary cinema and educational programs at Maysles

In this fast-paced information age, acquiring the knowledge to operate digital video equipment is a...

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Chado Ralph Rucci's looks: Exuberant and elegant for spring '13

After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, Ralph Rucci has cultivated an atelier...

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Let's make Hue-Man the Amazon of Black books

What would the New Year be without stopping by Hue-Man for some great literary treats?...

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'Django' is off the chain

Quentin Tarantino's new film, "Django Unchained," is unapologetically excellent. His critics can squawk all they...

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DOE approves co-location of charter elementary school at Brownsville Academy High School, despite community protest

Last Wednesday, students at Brownsville Academy High School organized a sit-in to oppose the Department...

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Education is a right-Fight! Fight! Fight!

As a society, education should be something that we hold sacred. Going back to the...

Activists plan action against proposed DOE school closures

"Bloomberg has gone berserk in the school closing arena," declared education advocate Jitu Weusi. "Next...

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Morehouse College to teach LGBT course

The all-male historically Black Morehouse College in Atlanta is reportedly offering a course on Black...

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Deadlines loom regarding teacher evaluations

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't moving the deadline for completed new teacher evaluations...

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Our vision for 2013

The last few months have been very eventful--much good, much bad. Many of us have...

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Brave workers at airport took a stand

In this holiday season, many of us may go to John F. Kennedy International Airport...

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'Central Park Five' snubbed by the Oscars

One of the most critically acclaimed and successful documentaries of 2012 won't have a shot...

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Young activist Imani Brown works to bring relief and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy devastated many New Yorkers, leaving them without electricity and running water, and even...

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NRA says arming teachers is the answer

When National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre finally broke the group's silence after...

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Gun violence: a public health issue, public pressure solutions

"We in the movement have been talking about gun violence as a disease--as a public...

Brooklyn Bridge used to raise awareness about gun violence

The Brooklyn Bridge became a symbol of anti-gun advocacy on Sunday when hundreds of people...

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Localized Black radio can be revived and saved

There are two main technological advances that can be of significant use in reviving Black...

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We don't need a Giuliani clone

Three years ago, the race for New York City mayor was wildly unequal in spending,...

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Meaningful blessings

G.K. Chesterton wrote, "Here ends another day, during which I have had eyes, ears, hands...

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A new Black senator and the risk of becoming a political footnote

Recently, Nikki Haley, South Carolina's Republican governor, made an announcement of historic significance. The governor...

Wednesday, December 26

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Suicide puts spotlight on bullying in the 'hood

Shock and dismay are still being felt after 12-year-old East Harlem resident Joel Morales committed...

President supports same-sex marriage as North Carolina forbids same-sex unions

Shockwaves of praise are being felt across the nation as President Barack Obama announce that...

Enoch Williams obituary

Former City Council Member Enoch Williams died late last month at his Florida home. He...

Black residents terrorized by white shooters in Tulsa

Echoes of the horrendous past of the 1921 race riots in Tulsa, Okla., were heard...

Medgar Evers to host 11th National Black Writers Conference March 29-April 1 Lauded literary conference will also highlight film

Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the National Black...

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Harlem's Record Shack returns

NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED TO "SALLY AND TOM (THE AMERICAN WAY)," THURSDAY, MARCH 22: Running at...

City to pay millions for unconstitutional loitering charges going as far back as 1983

The city is paying out a reported $15 million in a settlement with about 22,000...

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Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston & Beyonce are Celebrated with Special Events Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the "A" w/Souleo

When one curtain comes down, another one rises. That's the motto for Felix Rojas, founder...

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is celebrating women during...

Study find Blacks and Latinos are underrepresented in jury pools

New York State's Office of Court Administration (OCA) released a yearlong data collection effort on...

Liberation Bookstore owner,Una G. Mulzac, passes at 88

Like its name suggests, Liberation Bookstore provided an arsenal of literature for activists and freedom...

Boyland saga goes on

Brownsville folk know the Boyland family. One of the busy thoroughfares is named after the...

Famed equal rights fighter Robert L. Carter dead at 94

From his teen years to the autumn of his days, Judge Robert L. Carter never...

Monday, December 24

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Celebrities Celebrate Dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Celebrities Celebrate Dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterHarlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the...

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Spike Lee Honored at MoMA Gala & Vanessa Williams Helps Launch New Foundation

Iconic film director, Spike Lee may be a man of few words in interviews but...

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Actress Mo'Nique On Being Out of the Spotlight

So what do you do after winning an Academy Award and having the entertainment industry...

Friday, December 21

One mother's thanks and prayers

Every night at bedtime, my daughters and I tell one another what we are thankful...

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Violence is not isolated to Newtown

The massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday was one of the most horrendous acts we...

Trenton in violence crisis

Violence in Trenton, N.J., is a kettle that has boiled over, according to those in...

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Ambassador Susan Rice steps aside

Last week, when Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name as a possible candidate to replace...

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Hurricane Sandy causing 'Rockaway cough'

Several weeks after Hurricane Sandy, residents living in affected areas in Queens are not only...

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Birthday salute to Dr. King at National Action Network

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have loved his 83rd birthday celebration at the National...

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"Were not leaving," Occupy Wall Street Protestors win Morning Stand-off for Park

Hundreds showed up in the wee hours of the morning at Zuccotti Park, the home...

Thanksgiving celebrated around the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving is being felt across the city as people come together to...

A new banking option in Harlem

A new bank in Harlem aims to reach those who the financial world labels as...

Thursday, December 20

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Mr. & Mrs. Claus' night out!

We're less than a week away before Santa brings his jolly, rotund self to our...

CARICOM-Cuba hail strong relations

Forty years ago this month, four Caribbean trade bloc nations decided to defy the U.S....

Caricom-U.S. trade grows exponentially

There is every indication that trade between the United States and the 15-nation Caribbean community...

Caricom leaders head to Suriname

Caribbean Community presidents and prime ministers fly to Dutch-speaking Suriname this week for their annual...

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Christmas holidays inspire teamwork on the road

DUBAI (Dec. 20)--It's Christmas, the time when we once again remember the miraculous birth of...

The continuous mass shooting spree we don't talk about as a country

The entire country mourns the loss of 20 children and six adults in Connecticut last...

Is the 2012 hype the next Y2K hoax?

The latest end-of-the-world prophecy has many on edge as the calendar creeps towards Dec. 21,...

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UFCW Local 1500 endorses Quinn for mayor

Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1500 endorsed current New...

JFK Airport workers call off strike

Looks like the planned strike by airport security workers won't happen. The Port Authority decided...

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New York City's 'carwasheroes'

In December, employees at Sunny Day Car Wash in the Bronx became the fifth group...

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Jammin' in Brooklyn with Beres Hammond and them

It started out as a "rest and relaxation" type of weekend, atypical for New York...

CREATE Inc.'s children's party for St. Benedict's Day Nursery

CREATE Inc. held its annual children's party at its facility at 73 Lenox Ave. in...

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Beta Zeta Foundation 2012 Food Pantry Awards

Beta Zeta Foundation of Beta Zeta Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Inc. held its...

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Interviews by a Black Independent

Music legend Roy Ayers was a guest at Dr. Lenora Fulani's "Interviews by a Black...

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Links honor JPMorgan Chase at biennial gala

In a celebratory afternoon affair, the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links Incorporated honored JPMorgan Chase...

Gaddafi gone after insurgents overrun compound

There was no more stunning evidence of Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi's NATO-led fall from his 41-year-old...

Hugo Chavez upset with neighboring Guyana

Venezuela is upset with neighboring Guyana for applying to the United Nations to extend its...

National vote shows Venezuelans approve of Chavez's reforms

With Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias set to start out on his long road to...

Former Senator and Pan-Africanist Mervin Dymally Passes

Oct. 9 (GIN)--California lawmaker and activist Mervin Dymally will be remembered for a storied career...

Off to Grand Turk

Welcome back! Last time around, we had just embarked upon the ms Eurodam ship from...

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Why losing Congress as president is a blessing in disguise

The separation of power is an essential element in our constitutional structure. It is designed...

Brooklyn school raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims

Hurricane Sandy hit at the end of October 2012, but families and communities are still...

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The future path of CUNY students: No mas foreign languages per favore

The battle over Pathways, a controversial initiative allowing students to transfer a Common Core--or general-education--credit...

Closing the socio-economic and racial gaps in NYC schools

Explore Schools hosted a panel discussion last Thursday to discuss closing the achievement gap in...

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Protect the children, stop the flow of weapons

Most people know that our children and their well-being have always been my highest priorities--not...

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Sandy cleanup giving work to unemployed

Close to 5,000 people have been employed as a result of the jobs that have...

Airport workers picket over lack of resources

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving--the busiest travel day of the year--airport security officers at John...

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Kevin Y. Brown Sharing the secrets of beating the odds

Motivational speaker and author Kevin Y. Brown chooses not to tell the fact that he...

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New minority leader pick a smoke screen?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently came under fire after being accused of giving the few Blacks...

Three days: 33 shootings

"Some of our city's neighborhoods and urban centers like ENY, Coney Island, Crowns Heights, South...

Wednesday, December 19

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Crisscross-style swimwear for spring '13

In Miami, Aqua Di Lara debuted its swimwear line, created by award-winning Creative Director Reyhan...

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'Brooklyn Castle' could checkmate the competition

I.S. 318 chess was already the stuff of legend before "Brooklyn Castle" director Katie Dellamaggiore...

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'A Civil War Christmas' is heartwarming for the holidays

"A Civil War Christmas" is a very touching production that possesses a sweet holiday innocence....

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'Grinch' is a holiday delight!

I was thrilled to hear that the rumors of a long-awaited return were true: "Dr....

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Report: 40 percent of Black women don't exercise because of their hair

CBS reports: The costly and timely upkeep of hairstyles may be preventing many African American...

Tuesday, December 18

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South Carolina to get its first Black U.S. Senator, Tim Scott

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has tapped Rep. Tim Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim...

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Joint Center looks at Black Republicans post-RNC

In a report titled "Blacks and the Republican National Convention," David Bositis of the Joint...

Monday, December 17

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Morehouse to offer LGBT history class

The Loop21 reports: Morehouse, the all-male historically black college, to offer LGBT course College campuses...

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Daughter of jazz saxophonist among those dead in Conn. school massacre

As the identities of the victims from Friday's school massacre are discovered, reports indicate that...

Gunman opens fire at Conn. elementary school killing 20 children

The nation remains in shock and dismay after a gunman reportedly entered an elementary school...

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Helping children cope with the Sandy Hook School tragedy

In aftermath of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in the...

Saturday, December 15

President Barack Obama's weekly address focuses on Sandy Hook School massacre

The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's weekly address given on Dec. 15,...

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An open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus on the assault on Black-owned radio

Dear Chairman Cleaver, On May 29, 2012, Bob Law, Betty Dopson, Michael North and New...

Friday, December 14

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Controversial MLK inscription set to be removed, not replaced

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," reads one inscription on the...

Graves of Dozens of African-American Boys Among Those Found at Florida Reform School

Your Black World reports: Authorities have found nearly 100 unmarked graves at a Florida reform...

Quote on MLK memorial will be changed

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," reads one inscription on the...

'Strange Weather' in Harlem

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre packed the George Faison Firehouse Theatre in Harlem on...

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'Not About Eve' a phenomenal theatrical experience

"Not About Eve" is about more than just three Jamaican women from three generations of...

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Benjy Melendez of the Ghetto Brothers looks back on legacy

Unearthing a major gem from music's past will always be a fascinating endeavor. It dispels...

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'Elza' at MIST Harlem and the art of Paul Campbell

Mariette Monpierre's "Elza" completes its two-week run this Sunday, Dec. 16, at the talk-of-the-town MIST...

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Elizabeth Jennings Graham, forgotten warrior

A century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus,...

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A curious principle

Right now, the president is demagoguing and blaming the rich, as he has been doing...

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DiNapoli says there's an unclaimed $12 billion in the state--some of it could be yours

Those looking for some extra cash during the holidays or in need of money to...

Thursday, December 13

Trenton Mayor Anthony Mack asks for help as gun crime surges

A recent string of shootings in Trenton has tensions and nerves up, as six took...

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Imhotep's guide to black events, happy New Year 2012

Greetings! Happy New Year 2012 and Happy New You! Theater Academy Award nominee and Golden...

Black Panther activist, Brother Shep Olugbala, beats dubious disorderly conduct charge

In what has been called by some activists as "the latest in a string of...

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Once a Panther, always a Panther: Brother Shep

"It's a Panther saying that we keep a red book in our back pocket and...

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imhotep's guide to black events 1/11-18-/11

Greetings! Happy King Day across the nation and to Stevie! On the 83rd birthday anniversary...

Recollecting and defending the legacy of Malcolm X today

A screening of three documentaries about Minister Malcolm X was followed up by a panel...

More on Malcolm and Manning

Each year since the assassination of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), there are usually events...

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Excesses of Republicans in Michigan send shock waves nationally

Anyone who questions why the Republican Party is increasingly viewed with disdain by progressive Americans...

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32BJ endorses Scott Stringer for comptroller

Last week, 32BJ SEIU announced that it would support current Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer...

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Miguel's 'Adorn' was the jam of summer 2012, right?

At any moment, the chill of December will settle in, and the 20-degree days that...

40 years of SoBRO

SoBRO Pillars of the Bronx--a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of...

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NY NAACP celebrates the holidays

The New York Branch NAACP Holiday Gala featured a contribution of $1,000 from the United...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton setting style trends

One thing I always say is, it's not only important to do a good job,...

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Jeff Klein leads Democrats in party betrayal in Albany

During his appearance on WLIB/WBLS last Sunday evening on Imhotep Gary Byrd's GBE "Express Yourself,"...

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Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte: Where do we go from here?

This past Monday evening, at Midtown Manhattan's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center, two...

Simulating Murder

On The New York Post Simulation of the Murder of The President of The United...

New Chavez health scare fuels uncertainty in Venezuela

Venezuela is getting set to hold gubernatorial elections this coming Dec. 16. It is also...

Afro-Urugayan law sets path to affirmative action

This past Dec. 2 and 3, the Latin American nation of Uruguay celebrated its official...

Anatomy of the word 'shellacking'

At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses...

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and Maison Harlem ...Comme ca

While waiting for our burgers to arrive at Maison Harlem, my friend Jason and I...

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Maison Harlem: Comme ci...

Harlem seems to be ever changing, much like New York City in general. Sometimes on...

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On a Holland America cruise

Cruising is an experience like none other. The tangible benefits are numerous--a wealth of activities,...

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Holiday Beauty: Hair care notes ...

According to beauty expert and author Alfred Fornay, "Vintage hairstyles are in for the holidays....

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Imhotep's guide to black events Dec 13-19

Greetings! Hard to believe we have come to the end of the year, and Kwanzaa...

Anguilla complains about recolonization

Early next month, a team of presidents and prime ministers from the Caribbean trade bloc...

Mexico to lobby for bloc

When the leaders of the G-20 group of developed nations meet in Mexico next month,...

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All things are possible

DUBAI (Dec. 13)--With a fortnight to go before we close out another year, many have...

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Black meteorologist fired after defending her natural hair on Facebook

Black Meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee was reprimanded and then fired from her job at KTBS-TV,...

Wednesday, December 12

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Reports downplay serious state of Mandela's health

Dec. 11 (GIN) - Government officials are sending upbeat reports on former President Nelson Mandela...

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Nigerian actor blasts Shell oil for dodging Delta clean up

Dec. 11 (GIN) - In a piece carried by the Al Jazeera news service, Nigerian-born...

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Uganda's aid donors take flight in wake of embezzlement probe

Dec. 11 (GIN) - Aid packages of hundreds of millions of dollars promised to Uganda...

Tuesday, December 11

Virginia Democrats Elect Their First Ever African-American Party Chair

Kulture Kritic reports: Delegate Charniele Herring was elected Saturday to be the next Virginia party...

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'Evita' is alive and thriving

Argentina's legendary first lady, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, is alive and enlivening and enlightening...

Friday, December 7

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Austin Trout: The classy champ overwhelms Miguel Cotto

On the biggest stage he ever performed on, against his best and biggest named opponent...

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The Heat may have a message for the improving Knicks

It's premature for the Knicks to overly concern themselves with where they currently stand in...

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Can the Giants overcome another November-December slump?

Here they go again! Prosperity is a state of being that the Giants just haven't...

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Rex Ryan: 'I'll name starting quarterback when I'm ready'

Everyone was fired up over the Jets' 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday...

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Kevin Hart and 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' come to BET

More details have emerged regarding the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher and...

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Holiday musical will warm your heart

Heart-warming, a touching innocence, a reminder of simpler times, hilarious--those are the first thoughts that...

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Gilbert Bailey II to play Young Max in Dr. Seuss classic

The Theater at Madison Square Garden is getting ready to present a Christmas classic, "Dr....

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Mariette Monpierre's 'Elza' tackles Caribbean family issues

"Elza" (2011, France, Guadeloupe, 80 min.), directed by Mariette Monpierre, premiered Thursday, Nov. 29, for...

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A Q&A with 'Rise of the Guardians' director Peter Ramsey

As I took a stroll on Thanksgiving morning, a furry creature crossed my path, but...

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'Guardians' rises to the occasion

To borrow loosely from the holiday classic film "Miracle on 34th Street," "Yes, Virginia, there...

Thursday, December 6

Domestic workers continue uphill battle

With close to 800,000 domestic workers in the country, the oft-overlooked group of individuals is...

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Celebrity toy drive, benefit for Harlem Dowling kids

The AmNews was a sponsor of the fourth annual Vaughn Harper Celebrity Gift/Toy Drive, which...

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Business mogul Reginald Lewis remembered on his company's 25th anniversary

Reginald Lewis' entrepreneurial gifts emerged very early. When he was 10 years old, coming of...

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'Hands off Ambassador Rice!'

Five days after Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy employees were killed in Benghazi,...

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Voices from the past: Earl 'Speedo' Carroll

They don't call him "Speedo" for nothing-Earl Carroll is alive, kicking and ready to hit...

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It has to be local

Over the past four years, many people in the Black community have criticized President Barack...

New York City mourns Macho Camacho

Thousands paid their respects last weekend to boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho during his going-home...

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Bed Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corp fights DOH

News that the EMS program of the popular Bed Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corp was under...

New York high school students not college-ready

The New York Department of Education released the progress report for all of NYC's public...

DOE evaluation threatens closure of legendary-name high schools

The Department of Education (DOE) recently released its progress report for public high schools. As...

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Good friends met along the way

DUBAI (Dec. 6)--This week I am off on another west-east journey to meet up with...

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A mythic businessman's achievement, 25 years ago

It was 25 years ago when Reginald F. Lewis splashed onto the international financial scene,...

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Let them entertain!

There aren't many more days before good ole St. Nick comes down your chimney or...

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DreamYard Receives Award at the White House

On behalf of DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx, Robyn Walker Murphy, director of Out...

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Spring '13 Chic and fall footwear news

The Joy Cioci spring 2013 collection was full of fun-to-be-young looks. This young designer draws...

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Tex-books Part 1: Texas control of text book industry keeping slavery out of schools?

"The eyes of Texas are upon you" is the most memorable line from the state's...

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Sandy relief efforts need less goods, more bodies

It's been 30-plus days since Hurricane Sandy hit. For families still facing the recovery efforts,...

Free health screenings Dec. 7-8

Community leaders, elected officials and health care professionals are teaming up with the Association of...

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Domestic violence and HIV/AIDS: A toxic link

A woman living with HIV/AIDS is twice as likely to be the victim of domestic...

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A common cause of chemical vaginitis

During the summer, I try to catch up on non-medical reading. Recently, I was introduced...

Dear Chancellor Walcott:

Parents and guardians of children who attend public schools have been asking our members about...

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Why the entitlement state?

I was walking by the Democratic National Headquarters recently on Capitol Hill, and I saw...

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Opportunity and diversity, one industry at a time

There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild...

Dr. Kecia Gaither: New life in her hands

Dr. Kecia Gaither uses her position as an obstetrician to help those living in at-risk...

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Cory Booker on food stamps--sort of

Apparently being the mayor of New Jersey's biggest city is a job that doesn't pay...

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Obama leads all other presidents in death threats

Four presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln (1865); James Garfield (1881); William McKinley (1901); and...

Maine Republican Charlie Webster apologizes for racial comments

After the national elections in November, Charlie Webster, chairman of the Maine Republican Party, claimed...

Supreme Court hears potential landmark workplace case

A case that could reshape the scope of supervisor liability in workplace discrimination and harassment...

Boys and Girls High fights for survival

"They are trying to take the castle. Boys and Girls High School is a historical...

Wednesday, December 5

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Tunisian workers clash with pro-government supporters

Dec. 4 (GIN) - Unrest is growing in Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring uprising,...

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High vote turnout expected by Ghanaians in this week's presidential race

Dec. 4 (GIN) - Ghanaians go to the polls on Dec. 7 to elect a...

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Critics find ambassador Susan Rice's Africa record 'troubling'

Dec. 4 (GIN) - As the Republican party continues its attacks on Ambassador Susan Rice...

Monday, December 3

In Wake of Jordan Davis Shooting Tragedy, Civil Rights Organization Urges Americans to Stand against 'Shoot First' Laws

New York, NY -- "Following the tragic shooting death of Jordan Davis, it's expected that...

Cotto, Trout: Let's get it on at MSG

Miguel Cotto, the four-time, three-division world champion, will enter the ring at Madison Square Garden...

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Don King hatching a new generation of boxers

Don King may have lost some speed off his fastball, but not much. He can...

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Roscoe Brown to receive NFF's highest honor

Come Wednesday, Dec. 4, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. will receive the National Football Foundation's...

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Michigan wins NIT Season Tip

For the past 74 years, we knew it as the NIT Preseason Tip-Off. This year...

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Cermignano set on building a winning women's hoops program at Wagner

"One thing I bring is that I've been part of successful programs and successful teams...

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Are the Jets and Ryan setting the stage for a Tebow start?

It's pretty amazing, isn't it? How one little crack in a foundation can fester into...

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Giants preparing for Griffin after hounding Aaron Rodgers

The Giants slew a mighty mental dragon by defeating the Green Bay Packers 38-10 on...

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Knicks' 8-1 jump-start caught all of the NBA by surprise

Few followers of the NBA, if any at all, expected the Knicks to begin the...

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Nets win round one

How do you tell a team to forget about what some may consider the most...

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Chez Thanksgiving

There might be a new modus operandi in town on Thanksgiving Day. It's called "eating...

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The goal of life

As a pastor, I encounter many persons who find themselves trying to navigate the complex...

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Cataracts? Take vitamin C and see

The most important part of a camera is the lens. To keep the lens from...

Time needed to transform Boys and Girls High School

Principal Bernard Gassaway of Boys and Girls High School met with his cabinet and staff...

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Chelsea Opera presents Verdi and Wagner - two men - two worlds - two centuries

Accompanied by Pianist Steven Crawford, singers will be heard in arias, duets and ensembles from...