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Wednesday, February 29

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Community Calendar: 3/1-7/12

Greetings! We enter Women's History Month in the GBE, directing your attention to our Facebook...

Europe to help with climate change

The European Union and the Caribbean trade bloc are collaborating to help Caribbean countries adapt...

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The life and memoirs of a pioneering prima ballerina

Dancers, nondancers, choreographers and historians of dance alike will be charged by Yael Tamar Lewin's...

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National day of action calls for end to prison-industrial complex

On Monday, Feb. 20, people and organizations around the country will join in mass action...

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Nigeria radio journalist wins award for 'saving the trees'

Feb. 21 (GIN) - The Young Environmental Journalist Award has been presented to Ugochi Anyaka...

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African Diaspora in the UK install plaque for Malcolm X

Feb. 21 (GIN) - Years after a visit by El Hajj Malik El Shabazz to...

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Toxic sea of gold-mine chemicals rising beneath Johannesburg

Feb. 21 (GIN) - An underground lake of acidic mine water is expected to reach...

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New book confirms colonial link to AIDS in Africa

Feb. 28 (GIN) - A Washington Post editor and a professor at the University of...

Mandela's shoes too big to fill?

Feb. 28 (GIN) - The overnight hospital visit by former president Nelson Mandela was enough...

Tuesday, February 28

The 'White' Slave Children of New Orleans

These photo cards touched the hearts of Northern Americans so much that the children became...

The Legendary Red Halloway, dead at 84

CHICAGO _ You could hear the sound of the South Side of Chicago in Red...

Monday, February 27

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Chicago's Pullman District could become a national park site

CHICAGO - A neighborhood that played key roles in the development of the African-American labor...

Black Borrowers Face Discrimination in lending

Have you heard of Prosper.com? Well, it's a peer-to-peer site where people lend money to...

26 Black Oscar Winners

In honor of the 2012 Academy Awards, we take a look back at previous black...

Saturday, February 25

Quinn's State of the City focuses on unemployment, education, housing

While the next mayoral election is still more than a year away, candidates are already...

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Obama policy could give Black women better access to contraceptives

Drama still seems to be the name of the game when it comes to the...

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STD rates high in African-American community

Recent data from the city Department of Health has shown that the number of people...

IMHOTEP'S GUIDE TO BLACK EVENTS

Greetings! The world continues to reverberate from the shock of the sudden death of beloved...

Friday, February 24

Obama can't satisfy the Republican 'piranhas'

The term "piranha" is defined as any of several tropical American freshwater fish that are...

Tourism up in Caribbean last year

There is evidence that tourist arrivals to the Caribbean are on the rebound after several...

African-American history in Evansville

Welcome back! In this, our fourth Evansville adventure, we're delving into the area's African-American history....

Soul vibrations February 23-29, 2012

Aries March 21-April 20 Put one of your new ideas into action this week and...

African-American historical figures showcased in festival

The lives of a few of our most important historical African-American figures-- A. Philip Randolph,...

Celebrating Dizzy, chico at the Drom

Tributes honor our jazz legends who have played significant roles in this tradition we call...

Celebrating New York's Black history landmarks

History is not just the stuff you read about in books. In New York, it's...

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Protecting our rights

We can't take any rights for granted; if we do, we will lose them all....

Governor cuomo launches new initiative for young professionals

Any young professionals with an interest in serving in state government now have an outlet...

Innovative adult learning in your community

For adults looking to get or complete their college degree, the college of New Rochelle...

Rick Santorum leads the pack in race for demagogue-in-chief

In just one weekend, Rick Santorum has managed to scare the bejeezus out of just...

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Greater NY Local 802 Musicians Union celebrate Fred Staton's 97th birthday

Debonair, eccentric and compassionate 97-year-old tenor saxophone player Fred Staton celebrated his birthday with family,...

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FreshDirect and the Bronx: Thumbs up or thumbs down?

One of the few things that unite the mayor, the governor and the Bronx borough...

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Christie doesn't waver on Houston flag flap

Despite vehement criticism and caustic comments from people across the state, Republican Gov. Chris Christie...

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Port Authority slammed; agency is dysfunctional, says new report

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey--the mammoth bi-state public transportation agency that...

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Teachers union and city reach deal on evaluations

A deal is finally done. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and New York State...

Thursday, February 23

STREET VENDORS PROTEST FINES

Street vendors protested on the steps of City Hall on Feb. 16 against fines that...

Stop-and-frisk: Will it ever end?

Last week, the NYPD revealed to the New York City Council that stop and frisks...

NIGERIAN RADiO JOURNAlIST WINS AWARD FOR 'SAVING THE TREES'

Feb. 21 (GiN)--The Young Environmental Journalist Award has been presented to Ugochi Anyaka of Nigeria...

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For the Love of Jamaica

For many, home is where the heart is. And for lifelong Queens resident Gregory Mays,...

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RIP Whitney

Whitney Houston has been laid to rest. No more fans clamoring for her autograph. No...

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HADlEY Players host 'Arye' at HSOTA

HADLEY PlAYERS' GREAT "ARYE" OPENS FEb. 28 AT HSOTA: Gertrude Jeannette and the HADLEY Players...

"Sally and Tom (The American Way)" opens at the Castillo Theatre Feb17

It's 1789, and teenage Sally Hemings returns from Paris with the soon-to-be president of the...

Tuesday, February 21

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Vitamin D deficiency epidemic among Black people

In November 2010, the Journal of the American Medical Association stated, "Addressing the vitamin D...

Friday, February 17

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History past and present in Evansville, Ind.

One of the things that make Evansville such an interesting place is its wealth of...

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Arms around Bobbi

Following her mother's death, Bobbi Kristina Brown was rushed to the hospital twice over the...

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Horoscopes 2/16-22/12

Aries March 21-April 20 Passing on knowledge or gaining new knowledge preoccupies your fine mind...

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An artistic history at the Schomburg

The National Conference of Artists (NCA), the oldest African-American visual arts organization in the United...

A Boss scent bottled for him

For those extended Valentine's Day celebrations, designer Hugo Boss introduces a full Bottled collection: Boss...

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Fall/winter 2012: Fashion notes at Lincoln Center

Inspired by the culture of Southern Brazil, Carlos Miele reinterprets the free lifestyle and natural...

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"The Widow and Miss Mamie" has fantastic opening week at HOSTA

The five-time AUDELCO Award-winning musical production of "The Widow and Miss Mamie" was highly successful...

GNR still fashionable at Terminal 5

Hard rockers Guns N' Roses (or what's left of them) returned to Manhattan this week...

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'Godspell' is a praiseworthy masterpiece

"Godspell" is a musical theater masterpiece! A Broadway blessing! It has incredible music and lyrics...

Concord Baptist Church awards grants to community organizations

There were many national and local activities to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr....

Mohegan Tribe to be evicted by court-ordered sale

After decades of maltreatment in their homeland, history is repeating itself in a case against...

Malcolm X speech found at Brown University

Last week, Malcolm Burnley was looking for a reference book in a library at Brown...

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NJ Chiropractors commemorate Black History Month by recognizing Harvey Lillard

As America recognizes the significant achievements of such African-Americans as Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver,...

Thursday, February 16

imhotep's guide to black events 2/16-22/12

Greetings! We sadly report the still shocking world news that "The Queen of Pop," Whitney...

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When ignorance is bandied about as fact

Recently, my cousin Michael brought to my attention a posting on the wall of a...

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St. Lucia supports cultural and geotourism goals

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Jan. 26, 2012)-St. Lucia's new minister of tourism, heritage and creative industries...

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Trinidadian journalist impacted many

NEW YORK (Jan. 12, 2012) -The Trinidadian and regional media and tourism fraternities are in...

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Aerial skyways lead to Bahamas and Jamaica

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2012)-The Caribbean is girding itself for two major events this weekend-one...

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It's time to honor heroes in red, white and blue

The parade earlier this week was a highly festive one. Sailing triumphantly down the streets...

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Another star gone too soon

Still reeling from the Don Cornelius situation, I thought this week would provide a sense...

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler receives his championship ring

Two-time NBA All-Star and Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler was presented with his 2011...

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It's too early to put Jeremy Lin in the Hall of Fame

It's been a wondrous six-game ride for Jeremy Lin and his Knicks teammates, but let's...

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A humble Jeremy Lin has brought the Knicks together as a team

Here's what the incomparable Jeremy Lin said about the reborn Knicks after hitting the game-winning...

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Whitney Houston: The voice of a generation

Perhaps it was her instantly recognizable mezzo-soprano voice or her contagious smile that set Whitney...

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An evening with Valerie Simpson

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, several sources close to Don Cornelius admit they now realize...

Cop shot, suspect dead

No, it wasn't a St. Valentine's Day massacre in Harlem Tuesday afternoon, but a police...

Parents ask DOE to explain how alleged sex offender fell through cracks

Infuriated parents packed the auditorium of P.S. 87 Monday with questions for Schools Chancellor Dennis...

That '70s show

"I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I've...

School districts need to innovate

Dear Editor, Last week, the Amsterdam News published a story entitled, "Governor Cuomo's proposed budget...

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Strong Black women under attack

Black women have one of the hardest jobs in the world. At times we are...

Wednesday, February 15

Restaurant workers sue, alleging racial discrimination

Last week, as part of a campaign called "Dignity at Darden," workers in New York,...

AFT for Obama

These are challenging days for America and most Americans. Years of tough times have led...

Teachers Union more trusted than Bloomberg

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, New York City residents trust the...

Interactive One launches BlackPlanet Next

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans, announces...

Battle over education funding continues in Albany

Education advocates, groups and politicians were in Albany on Wednesday to voice their displeasure with...

Downstate Young Democrats' statement on the proposed state Senate redistricting plan

NEW YORK, NY, January 27, 2012: The Downstate Young Democrats, an organization that comprises the...

RoboTrains: TWU's newest enemy?

The Metropolitan Transit Authority's introduction of RoboTrain service is making commuters and one elected official...

2013 city elections start buzzing

While 2012 has just begun and 2013 seems far off to some, political observers and...

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Changes give living wage bill a boost

While the City Council continues to haggle over whether or not to pass the Fair...

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Dr. Marcella Maxwell: A legend in action

Dr. Marcella Maxwell says that she's persuing her passion by educating adults and through her...

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Ronald Johnson serves pie and life lessons in Harlem

Ronald Johnson is a businessman. He grew up in the Bronx but was always pulled...

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A 'Jones' for helping the community

If you look at all of the work Marcus Jones does in the community, you...

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Mr. Clifford B. Simmons: Harlem's living legend

"I have a love affair of Harlem, for Harlem and with Harlem," said Clifford B....

Foreclosure settlement reached with mortgage to help homeowners

Good news for homeowners who are struggling with foreclosures in the nation: Last week, U.S....

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President Obama outlines mortgage refinancing plan

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he'd "give every responsible...

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Malik Rhasaan: Expanding Occupation to the Hood

Growing up in South Jamaica, Queens, Malik Rhasaan, 39, became aware of the problems that...

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Obama declares 'America is back'

For a little more than an hour Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama delivered a State...

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Fairness and responsibility for homeowners

In my State of the Union address, I laid out a blueprint for an economy...

Detroit remains in dire straits as police officials 'kiss the pig' of concession

Last week, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing cleared another obstacle in his race to salvage his...

Injuries, no size, Avery tells team to keep on marching

Just when the Nets looked like they were turning the corner... When Brook Lopez was...

February's Travel, Event Calendar

On-going Events Through March 2 "Women: Game Changers, Less Known, Here Celebrated" (Los Angeles, Calif.):...

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Losing woes, injuries and all haunting the Nets

Slow starts and sluggish first quarters are things the Nets can ill afford. Truth be...

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Johnny and Etta together eternally

Johnny Otis and Etta James were joined in life, and now only a few days...

Detroit is sneezing: "recovered" city still feeling economic pain.

During his recent State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama mentioned Detroit twice in...

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Clinton decrys rampant poverty in Nigeria during visit there

CLINTON DECRYS RAMPANT POVERTY IN NIGERIA DURING VISIT THERE Feb. 14 (GIN) - Former President...

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'Ethics minister' busts gay workshop in Uganda

Feb. 14 (GIN) - As Washington state and New Jersey officials voted this week to...

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U.N. official booted out of Sierra Leone for election year meddling

Feb. 14 (GIN) - A U.N. official allegedly aiding the opposition prior to important elections...

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Iowa School calls it quits on plantation- stye 'land grab' in Tanzania

Feb. 14 (GIN) - An Iowa school has backed out of a project that was...

Tuesday, February 14

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Portsmouth NH honors Black History Month with African Burying Ground ceremony

Late on the evening of February 13, 2012, the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa...

Saturday, February 11

Organizers planning 'Soul Train line' uptown

Social networking sites are buzzing yet again about another mass "Soul Train line" in memory...

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Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

New Yorkers are rejoicing as the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI beating the...

Friday, February 10

Panel for Educational Policy votes to close 23 schools

Despite the presence of 2000 loud protestors the Panel for Educational Policy still voted to...

Macy's celebrates Black History Month honoring Romare Bearden

This February, a unique American master returns to the spotlight as Macy's celebrates Black History...

Super Bowl and saying goodbye to elders

Oh yeah, go Giants, Big Blue! Congratulations to the winners of Super Bowl XLVI, New...

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The Millrose Games begins a new era

After nearly a century at Madison Square Garden, this weekend the Millrose Games moves uptown...

D'Antoni: Lin sets up guys for easy shots

Jeremy Lin may not be Roy Hobbs, the mysterious protagonist of the classic movie "The...

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Curtis Martin gets the call from NFL Hall of Fame

Curtis Martin of the Jets, the fourth leading rusher in the history of the NFL,...

A problem with Cedric restaurant

Dear Editor, We are writing to raise awareness about an incident that occurred at the...

Protect public employee pensions, retirement

President of the New York City Central Labor Council A radical overhaul of public sector...

Lawmakers to discuss compensation for sterilization victims

A forcible sterilization program with overtures of eugenics seems like something out of Nazi Germany,...

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Judge schedules NY primary for June, but at what cost to taxpayers?

A federal judge ruled that New York's congressional primary should move from September to June,...

Thursday, February 9

'Save my school': Students to join rally at PEP meeting

"As taxpayers, we expect the New York City DOE to put the children first," stated...

'Right-to-work' bill is official in Indiana

Despite a Herculean effort by labor unions and high-profile support from the NFL Players Association...

NYC office cleaners ratify agreement with Realty Advisory Board

Last week, New York City office cleaners ratified a four-year agreement with the Realty Advisory...

Cablevision workers vote to join CWA union ranks

After a five-month campaign, 282 Cablevision workers in Brooklyn voted on Thursday, Jan. 26 to...

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American Airlines may lay off 13,000

American Airlines could possibly lay off 13,000 of its employees as it enters bankruptcy protection,...

Arizona's anti-union bill: Worse than Wisconsin's?

Conservative Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer isn't just wagging her finger in President Barack Obama's face,...

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Corruption, collusion or a conspiracy against us all?

If we look at the last two years in this country, it seems that political...

Meeks funds program to diversify specialized high school

In an effort to help diversify one of Southeast Queens' specialized high schools, Rep. Gregory...

Meeks reflects on life and takes on critics

Editor's Note: Last week, the Amsterdam News began a two-part profile on the life and...

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Dial-A-Teacher for homework help

Homework got you stumped? It has changed quite a bit since our day, but help...

Health News: Liquor may delay onset of Alzheimer's, says study

A drink a day may keep Alzheimer's away, according to the findings of an obscure...

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Is New York Magazine's depiction of Obama acceptable?

This illustration usually depicts an ape evolving into a (white) Homosapien, but with Obama the...

Wednesday, February 8

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International Association Against Torture speaks out

During a press conference held Monday outside the United Nations building, the International Association Against...

Graffiti artists face homelessness: The battle for 5Pointz is lost

Hip-hop heads make a pilgrimage to 5Pointz to complete the fifth element of hip-hop, similar...

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Rep. Black's dumb new bill

On the last day of January, a Republican lawmaker in Congress introduced a bill that...

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Leon Thomas teaches social media in St. Croix

Knowledge is power (Sept. 29, 2011)-Two tough weeks on the road are catching up with...

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Virgin Islands target African-American travelers

NEW YORK (Aug. 25, 2011)-The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is redoubling its efforts to...

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Journalist Ivette Davila-Richards heading off to St. Thomas.

The spotlight will be on the importance of emerging markets to the Caribbean region at...

Dance Theatre of Harlem: The saga continues

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) Artistic Director Virginia Johnson is excited, and with good reason;...

Sonia Sanchez, Myrlie Evers-Williams honored in 'Freedom's Sisters' exhibit

The multimedia, interactive Smithsonian exhibit known as "Freedom's Sisters" has made its way to New...

'Golden Gate Groove: The Sound of Philadelphia Live in San Francisco 1973'

Few record labels better encapsulated a scene, a sound and a city than Philadelphia International....

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Accessory and fragrance ideas for Valentine's Day gifts

House of Sillage, a California-based luxury haute perfumerie, introduces Tiara, a sumptuously evocative fragrance. This...

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'Bonsai People' opens at Quad Cinema Feb. 10

Quad Cinema and Hummingbird Pictures present the New York theatrical premiere of the award-winning documentary...

'Soul Train' memories; soulful keys at SOB's; Lovelace celebration

Don Cornelius was a television trailblazer, and with "Soul Train," he introduced Black culture to...

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Horoscopes February 9-15, 2012

Aries March 21-April 20 Check the fine print carefully this week. You may find yourself...

Sundance features more Black movies than ever before

The recent 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, was a breakthrough, star-studded year...

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Let Fran Liz host your Staten Island tea party

The first thing you think about tea parties is that you have to be proper,...

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A wealth of history abounds in Evansville

In the beginning of our exploration of Evansville, we learned a little bit about that...

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The Folly of Raising Cain

Let's be clear about one thing: Herman Cain is not going to be president of...

The Root: 7 Black Blogs to Read During Fashion Week

The semiannual New York Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, will descend on New York City's...

Tuesday, February 7

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day

While Black people represent 12% of the U.S population, the department of health reports they...

Stop and Frisk: A shameful policy that feeds oppression

The shameful stop and frisk policy of the New York Police Department (NYPD) cannot be...

Top Medgar Evers College social work students assist at-risk students at innovative Brownsville youth center program

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Two students from the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program...

Sunday, February 5

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Super Bowl XLVI is a Giant rematch

INDIANAPOLIS-The annual Super Bowl Media Day is three hours of serious and not-so serious journalism....

Mapped out: Harlem under the redistricting knife

If the gerrymandering situation is messy in the state Legislature, the congressional picture is no...

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Fans boogie in Times Square in memory of Don Cornelius

The spirit of Don Cornelius was felt in Midtown on Saturday as fans in the...

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Extended Obituary: 'Soul Train''s Don Cornelius: Dead at 75

Don Cornelius was sartorially resplendent, possessed of a deep, resonant voice and on a first-name...

Friday, February 3

Legendary Dr. Dudley J. Thompson, 95, passes

Dr. Dudley J. Thompson was an esteemed elder and statesman of tireless advocacy for the...

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The Republicans' not-so-quiet storm in the Sunshine State

In his acceptance speech upon winning the Florida Republican primary, Mitt Romney offered what has...

NLRB fights for Flatbush Gardens workers over 2010 lockout

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed an injunction against Renaissance Equity Holdings,...

NYUL to honor 'Champions of Diversity'

The New York Urban League (NYUL) is hosting its ninth annual Champions of Diversity Breakfast...

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Candice Anitra gives her all for Haiti

Sometimes you get to speak to artist who gets it, for whom love of family...

Condolences to Fatima Ali's family

It is with deep regret that our condolences go out to the families of Fatima...

Picture the Homeless says vacant properties could be used to house homeless

If the organization Picture the Homeless (PTH) is correct, there is so much vacant land...

McDonald's honors faces of Black History

New York Amsterdam News Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum is one of 15 Black media...

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Twitch Twitch Productions presents the Macabre Faire

Dear Mortals,You've left the normal world and it's bleak facadeas you venture into the strange,...

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Dance Theatre of Harlem to perform at Apollo Open House weekend

As part of the Apollo Theater's free Open House weekend, going on Feb. 3 through...

Thursday, February 2

Artists to barter talent for health care

The Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center officially announced an innovative program that allows artists...

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Eli (the Giant) had a bout with E. coli

Esch-e-rich-ia coli: A bacteria found in the intestines of man that can cause infections of...

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Ebony Escapes! to Evansville, 'The River City'

Situated along a scenic bend of the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana, Evansville is a...

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Broccoli, my broccoli

GO BIG BLUE! We did it! We are back in it! Congrats to the Giants...

Digital generation making history with 'Femi Kuti and the Masses'

"Let's Make History" is the final track on Femi Kuti's Grammy-nominated album "Day By Day"...

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'The Widow and Miss Mamie' returns to shake up the Harlem School of the Arts

The five-time AUDELCO Award-winning musical production of "The Widow and Miss Mamie" comes back to...

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Will playmakers Mario, Cruz or Nicks exploit the Pats' pass defense?

In Super Bowl XLII, the Giants used their explosive pass rush to utterly befuddle the...

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The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was launched in 1999 and is the NFL's only sanctioned...

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Big East women's hoops is fierce as always

At the midpoint of conference play, the Big East teams from New York and New...

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Tom Coughlin to his charges: 'Keep your eyes on the prize'

The hype and buildup will soon be over-and thank goodness! In a few days, on...

Diversity is key at specialized high schools

Dear Assemblyman Karim Camara, We, the Black and Latino alumni of the "Big Three"-Bronx High...

LATFOR public hearing schedule:

Manhattan Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. 250 Broadway, 19th Fl., Assembly Hearing Room New York,...

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Our political power must stay on the map

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census of all of its residents. This...

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Newt nuked by Romney in Florida Republican primary

Smashed, bashed, routed, nuked-choose your adjective and they mean the same thing, Mitt Romney trounced...

Wednesday, February 1

16th annual tribute to society's political prisoners

Midtown's Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center played host last Saturday to its annual dinner...

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The should-a, could-a, would-a guilt

As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning...

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Ralph Lauren Center of Harlem gets new CEO

There's a big difference between understanding a problem and doing something about it. There's an...

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Boys and Girls High School Drama Club present August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

This week, the drama club at Boys and Girls High School will present August Wilson's...

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East New York step team needs your help to get to Disney competition

In the East New York section of Brooklyn, there is a group of 20 students...

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Taco time touchdown

Last week was all about broccoli. Thanks for indulging me. I hope you enjoyed it...

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New theater festival opens in Harlem

Last week saw the bold opening of the new Harlem Theater Arts Festival at several...

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Halle to launch two new business ventures

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson needs to stop playing! A fellow journalist who just returned from...

BAM helps Brooklyn celebrate Black History Month

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has a full slate of events to help Brooklynites as...

Lincoln Center celebrates Black History Month with free concerts

History is not simply about facts and figures, names and dates. It's about the art...

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Bobby McFerrin: Born to music

Bobby McFerrin is best known for his No.1, chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning song "Don't Worry, Be...

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'David Driskell Creative Spirit: Five Decades' explores Black visual narrative

All too often, those who teach us the most about our culture and art are...

'Wit' is poignant theater

"Wit" is an intense theatrical experience! Playwright Margaret Edson is absolutely brilliant and brings a...

The Beaute Book is online

Ano Okera, a Harlem-based performer and playwright, has launched The Beaute Book: Expert Answers for...

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Fall/winter '12 fashion updates

From New Orleans' French Quarter to New York Fashion Week, Negris LeBrum will launch their...

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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 2/2-8/12

Greetings! We give thanks to the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson, "The Father of Black...

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Horoscopes February 2-8, 2012

Aries A happy week is in store for sociable you. Lots of friends and a...

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Malian rebels attack village of renowned blues guitarist

MALIAN REBELS ATTACK VILLAGE OF RENOWNED BLUES GUITARIST Jan. 31 (GIN) - The northern town...

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Massive protest in Senegal opposing third term president

Jan. 31 (GIN) - Hundred of thousands of Senegalese filled the streets of the capital...

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'Occupiers' evicted from South African park, intended site of jobs summit

Jan. 31 (GIN) - Police this week evicted over a hundred protestors organizing a summit...

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High court orders hanging for hit men in political murder case

Jan. 31 - Convicted killers of the activist wife of business mogul Chief Moshood Abiola...

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Harlem School of the Arts keeps dreams alive

During a January open house at Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), an audience of...

State of the union

I don't know which made me holler the loudest, the Giants beating the 49ers and...

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Mumia moved into the General Population

Activist Dr. Susan Ross has confirmed to the Amsterdam News that Mumia Abu-Jamal had been...

AmNews NY-NJ Top 10 Division I women's college basketball rankings

Rutgers University, 16-3Hofstra University, 14-4Long Island University, 15-5Princeton University, 13-4St. John's University, 13-7Marist College, 13-6Fordham...

Accused of racism, NYPD Cop Michael Daragjati pleads guilty

Ex NYPD officer, Michael Daragjati was arrested last October after being accused of racism when,...

Renowned Jazz Manager John Levy dies at 99

Three months before his 100th birthday, John Levy passed away in his sleep on Monday...

Read President Obama's full 2012 State of the Union Address: "An America Built to Last"

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month,...

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Horoscopes January 19-25, 2012

Aries Lots of happy reasons for goofing off this week. You'll be in a luxurious...

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President Obama returns to Harlem tomorrow

The man with the plan returns back to Harlem and this time it's at the...

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'Red Tails' movie on black airmen is screening at the white house

Tonight, The white house will bring legacy to America's first black military aviators. President Obama...

ABCDE Trains closed on 125th due to a Suicide

Just before 11:00 A 65 year old man jumped in front of the A train...

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Horoscopes January 12-18, 2012

Aries Your thoughts turn from spending and socializing to more spiritual areas this week. While...

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Citigroup Chairman to step down

Citigroup Chairman Richard D. Parsons is rummored to have made the decision to step down...

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Male Population At HBCU's On The Decline

News flash! Black males aren't going to college If you're a young black male basing...