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Monday, January 30

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Anna Maria Horsford honored with Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Ambassador Award

The award-winning actress Anna Maria Horsford was recently honored with the prestigious Tourism Ambassador Award...

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Angelique Kidjo pays homage to 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

The Grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo texted me on Sunday December 11 at 2:13 Eastern...

Cachao's music lives Jan. 20-21 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Say the name Cachao and you immediately think of mambo-and rightfully so. The bassist/composer Israel...

Tips to bring prospective buyers into your house

(ARA) - Selling your house may be a challenge in today's real estate market, but...

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Fertile Ground: New Music & Art Series uncovers new growth at National Black Theatre

In the wake of recent concerns & hardline press attention, supporters & critics alike have...

Friday, January 27

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Death Penalty dropped against Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal, who has been on death row for the last 30 years, has...

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Mumia refuses DOC's demands to cut his locks

Advocates for Mumia Abu-Jamal are outraged that Pennsylvania prison personnel are not allowing him to...

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Etta James, powerhouse 'At Last' singer, dies at 73

Etta James, the vocalist with the smoky, bold, bluesy voice that defied music genres on...

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Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America's First Black Pilots

George Lucas's new film, Red Tails, celebrates famous African-American fighter pilots, but Marc Wortman tells...

Thursday, January 26

How do New York congressional candidates stack up financially?

It's only January, but politicians are already gearing up for the upcoming congressional elections this...

One more shot at an evaluation system?

It looks like the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the city of New York...

Democrats a no-show in Indy for union law vote

Democrats in the Indiana state Senate were absent on Tuesday for a vote on anti-collective...

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Shante Evans is the face of Hofstra's women's basketball

"She has been the program changer. She has been the face of the program. She...

Will a week on the road help what ails the Knicks?

What is the remedy to cure the Knicks' ills? A long, four-game road trip isn't...

Colgate Women's Games: The Armory and Garden set for a busy indoor track season

The biggest names in the world of track and field will compete in a variety...

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Giants, Patriots share Super Bowl history

It took the Giants and Patriots quite a while to join the rugged fight to...

Lifestyle Boutique by Harlem Flo at 122nd street brings together local artist and artisans

Creating a place to have your locally made products displayed and lifestyle influencers in one...

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The Nets' MarShon Brooks on the grueling NBA lockout schedule

It's common to see NBA rookies hit a wall at some point during their first...

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They did it: Tuck and his teammates looked at themselves in the mirror

There are many themes and messages that can be extracted from the New York Giants'...

Young people need opportunity

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz., this month, I stood...

District attorney denied attempt to reinstate Abu-Jamal death penalty

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Philadelphia prosecutor Seth Williams' attempt to...

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All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia

For the 30th anniversary of the incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal and on...

NAACP and others file court brief supporting health care reform

Last Friday, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union and the...

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Apply now for $1 million in UFT scholarship funds

Each year, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) awards nearly $1 million in undergraduate and...

Wednesday, January 25

STATEMENT BY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT M. STRINGER ON MICHAEL DARAGJATI

I am pleased that justice has been done in the case of NYPD officer Michael...

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Horoscopes December 29, 2011-January 4, 2012

Aries It is amazing how a big-hearted person like you can buckle down to the...

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The Lovings' right to happiness

Virginia may tout itself as the state for lovers today, but that was not the...

Queen of Soul not heading down the aisle just yet

You can hold off on buying Aretha Franklin any wedding gifts. The Queen of Soul...

Niles Ford, choreographer, dancer, husband and father, dies at 52

Niles Ford, choreographer, dancer, husband and father, died in his sleep at his home in...

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Happy Valentine's Day "from the Heart Series with Billie, Etta, Dolly"

An eclectic array of songs colors the romantic new series, "From the Heart," a rapturous...

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'Fever': A tribute to Little Willie John

"Fever: Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul" (Titan...

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The recovery of Haiti: From Harlem to Haiti

Three years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the recovery efforts and development of Haiti...

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New places within

Jim Wallis, the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, once wrote: "Social movements that can...

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Much ado about nothing

With the presidential elections now less than 10 months away, a lot was made recently...

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'Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution' at FIT

"Youthquake! The 1960s Revolution" will be on view from March 6 through April 7 at...

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Valvo's style and story in a new book

Carmen Marc Valvo is a genius of design. His new book, "Dressed to Perfection," published...

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Healthy Women Rock; Book Launch

"How to live the life you desire and deserve lose weight and control negative thoughts,"...

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Opposition goes out for votes in historic election first

Jan. 24 (GIN) - Municipal elections in Chad saw members of the opposition on the...

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After attacks, Malawi Prez retracts negative view of women in pants

Jan. 24 (GIN) - Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has stepped back from remarks earlier...

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South African schools to drop Zulu and Xhosa languages, stirring debate

Jan. 24 (GIN) - South African Model C primary schools have been quietly removing Zulu...

Sunday, January 22

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Dr. Roscoe Brown's take on 'Red Tails'

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., 89, still retains vivid memories of those dogfight scenes with...

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The President and First Lady Greet Tuskegee Airmen Prior to a Movie Screening of "Red Tails" at the White House

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Tuskegee Airmen prior to a movie...

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Please go to the movies

This weekend, take a moment out and go to the movies. Not just any movie,...

Saturday, January 21

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An Evening Honoring Sonia Sanchez

On Jan. 25 at 8:00 pm, the Artivist Film Festival honors Sonia Sanchez with a...

Friday, January 20

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Local Morehouse College alums celebrate King holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s spirit was alive and well as alumni from his alma...

Rasheed's Princeton Tigers are roaring on the hardwood

Princeton women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart may be modest about her team's strengths, but look...

The 3 Fs: Fitness, fashion and food: New Year, new you

With the holidays officially in our rearview mirror, it's time to look forward. Behind us...

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Can the Nets have a promising future without Deron?

The losses continue to mount, but the vision is still there. The Nets couldn't handle...

Knicks up and down, waiting for Amar'e to join the Big Three

When the Knicks hosted the Orlando Magic on Monday in the annual Martin Luther King...

Thursday, January 19

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Lia Neal sets a record

Lia Neal and AGUA Swim Team teammate Annie Zhu had an outstanding and impressive run...

Upholding voting rights in the memory of Dr. King

This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I proudly...

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The slow collapse of America's economic might

One of the foundations of the American Dream has always been the hope of someday...

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Dreamgirl's dream comes true

"I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down," by...

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Workout and dance bodywear looks

For yoga, workouts and dance, KD dance introduces a full collection of flexible, functional knits...

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Thai one on at Ngam

Mother Nature has finally decided that winter needed to arrive. I pulled out the long...

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BAM celebrates King's day

Wearing their Sunday best, people came from every borough to the Brooklyn Academic of Music...

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Cuomo tries to strong-arm state Ed Dept. and unions into agreement

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo threw down the gauntlet with teachers and school districts...

Third Springfield, Massachusetts, man sentenced to prison for arson of African-American church

BOSTON- Thomas Gleason, 24, was sentenced today in federal court for his role in the...

Firebombs attack in a Queens Mosque

On Sunday, Queens began the new-year with four senseless firebombs attacks. Fortunately no one was...

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January 5-11, 2012 Horoscopes

Aries Busy week as the energy around you seems supercharged. With everyone rushing about, you...

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Horoscopes December 29, 2011-January 4, 2012

Aries It is amazing how a big-hearted person like you can buckle down to the...

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December 22-28, 2011 Horosocpes

Aries Call a family member and ask for advice. You know the one to call-the...

Black Barbie Dolls turn to Natural Hair

Barbie Doll history is definitely progressing. From the white, blond, straight hair doll of the...

Black family's problems aired on Lifetime

On this week's episode of America's Super Nanny Deborah Tillman worked with a Black family:...

National Action Network's youth move to present a civil rights film festival December 29-30

December 20, 2011-(New York, NY) The National Action Network's Northeast region of Youth Move is...

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Michelle Obama to break world record for Jumping Jacks

On Sunday, as part of her national "Let's Move" project, Michelle Obama is organizing an...

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Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford in a Jackie Robinson Biopic

Chadwick Boseman has been cast with Harrison Ford to bring Jackie Robinson's legacy to the...

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NYPD Hateful Comments on West Indian Parade revealed on Facebook

Aparently the West Indian American Parade is not the NYPD officers' favorite place to work....

Gingrich targets poor children in his latest commentary

Newt Gingrich is arguing that poor children have no sense of work ethic, and he...

Wednesday, January 18

Former Mississippi governor pardons over 200 in final days in office

A Mississippi judge has halted the pardons of 21 of the more than 200 people...

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Racist math test at Georgia school

As the world celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the great drum major for...

Harlem Hospital's new patient pavilion nears completion

After years of planning, development and construction, Harlem Hospital has nearly completed its new patient...

Nigeria ends oil subsidy national strike but will there be a civil war?

Labor unions in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation with 160 million people, ended the crippling...

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Romney now turns to scapegoating immigrants

Fresh from a win in New Hampshire, Republican frontrunner Willard Mitt Romney is now zoning...

The principals Daughtry: 'Tough but tender' Part 2

Herbert Daughtry Jr. has 200 pupils at his school, Ronald Edmonds Learning Center II; his...

Reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in Black communities

World AIDS Day, observed on Dec. 1 since 1988, has become a yearly reminder of...

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Eye docs vs. ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who...

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Passion fuels second annual C2C 'Hope and a Future' benefit for Haiti

Jan. 12 marked the second anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude cataclysmic earthquake that devastated Haiti....

More memories from Sonia Sanchez Columbia to host film screening Jan. 25

When she was reached recently at her home in Philadelphia, poet/activist Sonia Sanchez was freshly...

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Schomburg Center offers lively winter programs

Rather than sitting inside, waiting for the snow to melt and spring to arrive, why...

Enjoy the silence

Seems like every year around this time, there's one motion picture that gets designated the...

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Aretha's casting for upcoming biopic

Toni Braxton was absent from a press dinner for her hit reality series, "Braxton Family...

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Around the world through inspiring travel books

It's a New Year with 366 new days (due to the Leap Year) to ponder,...

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Images of the Loving case on show at ICP

Brown v. Board of Education. Plessy v. Ferguson. The list of notable court cases that...

'Tia' Iris Donaldson's 101st birthday

Iris Donaldson, or "Tia," as she is affectionately, celebrated her 101st birthday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,...

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The New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center 14th annual celebration

The New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence held its 14th annual...

35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

It's so good to know that the dream continues, even though it's rather hard to...

Jesse Jackson marks 15 years of Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Making sure that Black America gets its fair share of wealth as the economy gets...

UN pressures Gbagbo to resign

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of the Ivory Coast who international observers say lost his...

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Elections - what good to they serve?

Dec. 13 (GIN) - With two contested elections in the last two months and the...

Rachel Noerdlinger: The sky is most definitely the limit

There are some high profile positions at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) that...

Commercial farms to displace thousands in Ethiopia

Jan. 17 (GIN) - Millions of acres of farm land are being leased to foreign...

Disagreements flare over war plans for Somalia

Nov. 22 (GIN) - Fighters from more than four countries are pouring into Somalia supposedly...

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East Africa to take new shape after inevitable resource wars

Dec. 20 (GIN) - The coming struggles over water, land and other resources in East...

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Three African countries to top world growth rates

Dec. 20 (GIN) - A Harvard study has concluded that the lion economies of Kenya,...

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Nigeria orders troops to Lagos as union heads to cancel strike

Jan. 17 (GIN) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan took action against oil subsidy strikers, minutes...

Peace Prize winners take their bows in Oslo

Dec. 13 (GIN) - Three female activists - two from Liberia and one from Yemen...

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Liberian elections marred by controversy, and by "fraud" in equatorial Guinea

Nov. 15 (GIN) - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won a second term as president of Liberia...

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Threats of violence spark war flashbacks as Libeiran election goes forward

Nov. 8 (GIN) - Threats of a mass boycott of Liberian national elections by opposition...

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Obama Returns

After more than two years in office, the first president of African descent finally made...

Tuesday, January 17

White contributor to Forbes magazine gives advice to "poor black kids"

As the Amsterdam News looks at the state of Education in New York City this...

Do 70% of Black women really remain unmarried?

New York Time's columnist and researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race...

Police officer shot and killed in Brooklyn

An on-duty police officer, Peter Figoski, 47, was shot in Brooklyn by a robber on...

The Schism in Black America

It is has been a simmering issue percolating its way from the realm of talk...

I miss Bill Clinton

I never thought it would come to this. I never imagined a time post-2000 when...

Children face life without parents following deportations

As Barack Obama's administration and its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) men boast record-breaking...

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Herman Cain gets criticism as he moves up in polls

Judging by recent poll numbers, Black Republican candidate Herman Cain has a shot-despite the odds-of...

Friday, January 13

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Spring's colors are bright

Diverse influences have inspired designers for spring 2012. They showcase a range of styles and...

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Cheadle makes strong TV debut in 'House of Lies'

BEYONCE AND JAY-Z WON'T SELL THEIR NEW BABY'S PICTURES: Despite the rumors, Beyonce and Jay-Z's...

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Hit show 'The Game' returns to TV on BET

Grammy-winning R&B star Brandy Norwood added to cast After record-breaking premieres last season, fan favorite...

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Oprah salutes 'Roots'

In 1977, 35 years ago, Jimmy Carter was the president, Elvis Presley died and Oprah...

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Two New York City institutions honor the dream on MLK Day

More than 40 years after the civil rights era, America has come a long way....

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'Dark Girls' documents the reality of colorism Film screening at the Apollo Jan. 13

"You're pretty for a dark-skinned girl." "My daughter is so pretty. Imagine if she had...

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Liu may be putting workers' retirement funds at risk

This past weekend, New York City Comptroller John Liu told an attentive audience at the...

Thursday, January 12

A winter beach vacation

I don't know about you, but when it's time to put on the long underwear,...

Activists demand justice for Travis Rattray

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, activists held a press conference in front of Newark City Hall...

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Highlights of the 17th Hispanic Games

A number of records fell at the Hispanic Games, presented by the Navy. On the...

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Monroe College's Hoops for a Cure

The inaugural Hoops for a Cure, featuring three games of high school basketball, was hosted...

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Stephanie Gaitley brings a winning philosophy to Fordham

"I love a challenge," said Stephanie V. Gaitley, who was named the head coach of...

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With a thin roster, the Nets battle to hold on

The Nets can't afford to make many glaring mistakes these days. With a thin roster...

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Toney Douglas soldiers on despite impatient fans

Since his rookie season in 2009, Toney Douglas has displayed a toughness, fearlessness and blue-collar...

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The principals Daughtry: 'Tough but tender' Part 1

As far as Brooklyn dynasties go, the Daughtrys sure strive for their place in history....

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AFC WILD CARD WEEKEND: Texans, Broncos advances

If there's anyone out there who is sick of Tim Tebow, get over it. The...

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NFL divisional playoffs set to kick off

The field is down to eight survivors: the Giants, Packers, Broncos, Saints, 49ers, Oilers, Ravens...

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The economy through the eyes of the opposition

Naturally, I disagree with much of the opposition and my well-meaning colleagues on the left...

Why Guantanamo matters to the U.S.

A decade ago, the internment camp at Guantanamo Bay was presented to the American public...

New voting laws target Black college students

As Black people across the nation face the challenge of keeping access to the franchise...

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Romney soars in New Hampshire

Having squeaked by in the Iowa caucuses and squashed his GOP presidential hopeful rivals Tuesday...

MLK's baby: The fight for the Voting Rights Act's soul in 2012

It's one of the many milestones of a storied legacy in fighting for racial and...

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Let Haiti be Haiti again

There is no way to know for certain how many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) there are...

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Hamson McPherson Jr's death a murder, not a suicide?

The worst thing a parent can experience is the death of a child. A child...

Wednesday, January 11

Johnson and Johnson slammed with lawsuits over drug

It's been a bad couple of weeks for New Jersey-based drug maker Johnson and Johnson...

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Everybody is a healthy somebody when you eat these foods

Apples: Protect your heart, prevent constipation, block diarrhea, improve lung capacity and cushion joints. Apricots:...

On the 'cutting' edge of giving back to public schools

Upper Manhattan hair salon owner Elia Josephine DeLeon is using her small business to give...

Indiana votes in favor of right-to-work bill

The Indiana state Senate Pensions and Labor Committee, in a 6-4 vote, approved Senate Bill...

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Obama appoints new members to NLRB, meets opposition

President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate and named three new members to the National Labor...

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Two union leaders speak on Martin Luther King's legacy

"As I have said many times and believe with all my heart, the coalition that...

One Hundred Black Women celebrates past president, U.S. Ambassador-At-Large Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook

The New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women held its annual year-end meeting in...

Derek E. Broomes is appointed president and CEO of HCCI

Dr. Charles A. Curtis, chairman of the board of directors of Harlem Congregations for Community...

New Years wake up

Now that all of the holiday reveling is over, we awake to ask, "What time...

NYC parents fight against Bloomberg's school cuts

As the saga continues over public school closures across the city, parents and students at...

Death of West African leader leaves nation in disarray

Jan. 10 (GIN) - Malam Bacai Sanha, president of the west African nation of Guinea...

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Life of Congolese nationalist leader and first president recalled

Jan. 10 (GIN) - Fifty one years ago on Jan. 17, Patrice Lumumba, the leader...

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'Kwame Nkrumah' sold to U.S. corporation for $750 million

Jan. 10 (GIN) - As feared, Ghana's oil facilities are being sold to the highest...

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'Out the Gate' star Paul Campbell urges the Caribbean: 'Talk to one another'

"Can we just talk? Talk! Talk to each other. Talk. Because we don't," passionately said...

Roy T. Anderson's 'Journey' rings in 2012

It's 2012, the dawn of a brand-new year. For many, it's a time to make...

Make it Antigua & Barbuda for the holidays

Happy Holidays! Caribbean Lingo would like to suggest that you make it Antigua and Barbuda...

Monday, January 9

Fundraising Concert for Haiti

Two years after the dramatic earthquake that rocked Haiti, killing over 40 thousand people, many...

Sunday, January 8

Chelsea Opera presents Spunky Old Opera Broads

Who are opera's Spunky Old Broads? One took off all her clothes to obtain her...

Friday, January 6

Former MLB stars to give back at youth all star game during the MLK holiday weekend

Richmond, VA - Former Major League Baseball Stars, Mookie Wilson, Gary Sheffield, Mike Easler and...

Harlem's Wadleigh Secondary School faces truncation

The current climate at Harlem's famed Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts...

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Monroe College hosting high school games to benefit juvenile diabetes

Monroe College and Saunders High School are teaming up for a high-flying high school basketball...

Who's got game? Top NY-NJ women's Division I hoops teams

As the new year starts, we're taking a look at how the best Division I...

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18th Hispanic Games gets the gun at the Armory

Always one of the top youth track and field meets of the indoor season, the...

Avery Johnson is hanging tough and keeping his cool

Confidence is not a problem for Nets coach Avery Johnson, and you have to admire...

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Why guard Tyson Chandler if he's not involved in the offense?

Earlier this week-Monday night to be exact-the Toronto Raptors flew across the border into the...

NFL WILDCARD WEEKEND

Sat., Jan. 7 AFC: No. 6 Cincinnati (9-7) at No. 4 Houston (10-6) 4:30 p.m....

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The Giants are set for a deep run into the playoffs

The long and winding regular season for the New York Giants ended last Sunday night...

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Without a doubt: The Jets need a prescription for change

In listening to Rex Ryan's final press conference of the season on Monday, he said...

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Darrelle Revis now knows Victor Cruz

Perhaps the Jets' Darrelle Revis was telling the truth when he confessed after the Giants'...

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In Iowa and beyond, candidates play the race card for votes

After months of hype and round-the-clock media attention, the Iowa caucus is finally over. It...

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Two convicted in 1993 racial attack in London

A case that came to symbolize injustice in Britain has finally witnessed some semblance of...

Thursday, January 5

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The Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 1, 1863 A Transcription By the President of the United States of America: A...

Winners and losers in Iowa

The GOP presidential race has now reached its 2012 critical mass. With the caucuses and...

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Still fighting for voters' rights

As the nation enters another presidential election year, it seems that the push to get...

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After a year of insulting Bed-Stuy Blacks, the New York Times offers an end-of-year gesture: A middle finger

The "Crime Scene" column in the New York Times is surely, if nothing else, persistent....

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The New York State NAACP accepts the challenges of 2012

The New York State NAACP celebrated its 75th anniversary in October of 2011 with an...

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No romp for Romney in Iowa

It was this-close in the Iowa Republican caucus between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Romney...

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The Vulcans are landing: Black firefighters to visit homes of new applicants

It is quite likely that some inner-city residents may be visited by the Vulcans this...

Report: Thousands of votes thrown out in gubernatorial election...and it could happen again

The same technical problems that caused thousands of votes to be thrown out last year...

Wednesday, January 4

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2011: A magnificent year in Black theater Part 1

I am so excited as I sit down to write about the year in Black...

Study: HIV/AIDS rates increase in older Americans

The notion is that with age comes wisdom, but a comprehensive and perhaps disturbing report...

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From imam to community leader

With his eyes shut and his soothing voice, Imam Souleimane Konate shows how passionate he...

Indiana: The next front in the labor war

Despite the apparent success of the union movement in beating back anti-union legislation and executive...

Protests, victories litter union landscape

As the New Year begins, an energized union movement is gearing up to finish off...

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Record 24 new members inducted into One Hundred Black Men Inc. at 48th annual celebration of Founders Day

One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York City (OHBM), welcomed nearly 200 members, friends...

Just what you needed for the start of 2012-Tamar Braxton?

Hello, 2012. Glad to welcome you. As we delve into the New Year, we at...

Pell Grants cut looms in Congress

A Republican-led proposal aims to cut $900 million out of the Pell Grant program, significantly...

Lawyer Up offers emergency legal services

It could happen to anyone. You could be in the wrong place at the wrong...

Muslim groups protest Bloomberg New Year's breakfast

In a sternly worded letter, members of various Muslim groups told New York City Mayor...

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HBCUs continuing to polish our future leaders

There were times when college was not an option for African-Americans. Instead, they had to...

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No surprise that Latinos disapprove of Obama's deportation policies

A new study released last week revealed some facts that a blind man could have...

Jamaica gets woman PM for the second time

Jamaica will have a female prime minister for the second time in five years after...

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J. Crew's spring pieces are colorful

As soon as folks learned that Michelle Obama wears some of J. Crew's pieces, the...

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Dance Theatre of Harlem is set to Return

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM IS SET TO RETURN: After an eight-year hiatus, fall 2012 will...

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S. Epatha Merkerson to host new TV One series: 'Find Our Missing' to premiere Jan. 18

As the centerpiece of an effort to draw attention to and help find missing Black...

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A Minetta Tavern brunch

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great night and first day of...

One Last Look at Quebec City--A North American Gem

I hope you have enjoyed this series on Quebec City, a fabulous North American city...

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Own Your Natural Inaugural Beauty Practicum and Social

Love Your Mane Events presents "Own Your Natural" the natural hair & beauty event that...

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Swaziland, facing bankruptcy, gets a lift from coke

Jan. 3 (GIN) - After years of exorbitant spending on luxury cars, foreign trips abroad,...

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Rappers give Senegalese superstar an edge in presidency bid

Jan 3 (GIN) - A fired up youth movement in Senegal may give superstar Youssou...

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Minnesota Somalis rally against suspension of money transfers

Jan 3 (GIN) - A major bank in Minneapolis has closed the accounts of companies...

Watch Night service continues historical tradition

Out with the old and in with the new. On the night of Dec. 31,...

Tuesday, January 3

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Award-winning Hugh Hefner doc gets NAACP Image Award nom

"It happened in quite an unusual way. The NAACP heard about the film, and that...

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Carmen de Lavallade celebrates 80th: We'll be loving you always

A beautiful legend was celebrated on Sunday, March 6, on the occasion of her 80th...