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Thursday, May 31

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TV Destroys Young Black Boys' Self-Esteem [study]

Newsflash! Television is destroying self-esteem in young black boys. Communications professors at Indiana University and...

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For Teachers: Anthony Burns and the Fugitive Slave Act

Before the 13th Amendment, which officially outlawed slavery, and the Emancipation Proclamation, which legally freed...

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Given the opportunity, our students can do better

Last week, the Community Service Society released a report entitled "Unintended Impacts: Fewer Black and...

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Where have you gone, Ray Kelly?

''A large reservoir of good will was under construction...it was called community policing. But it...

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Women's bodies, women's rights

Women's fight for reproductive rights is one that has been battled for centuries. As far...

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MTV axes idea for virgin show

Even by MTV standards, some people considered a new idea for a show to be...

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The New York Public Library Celebrates Pride Month and the Arts

The concept of a library is undergoing a national transformation from silent reading zones to...

Stop-and-frisk protests taking over the block

"Being Puerto Rican and Black, we thought this was something normal, that this is something...

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Cuomo halts fingerprinting for food stamps

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting praise over proposing legislation that would end fingerprinting for anyone...

Wednesday, May 30

1940 U.S. Census missed 1 million Black people

The most recent decennial census, taken in 2010, shows that this nation's white population is...

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Courts rule against John Liu, comptroller's office reacts

The walls keep closing in on New York City Comptroller John Liu. Mainstream Daily Newspapers...

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DC37 endorses Barron, others for Congress

In a move that Charles Barron called "huge," DC37 endorsed the New York City councilman...

Wisconsin races heat up, loom large for unions

As the presidential season closes in on the nation, residents of Wisconsin have an unexpected...

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Charter school teachers vote to join UFT

This month has seen a flurry of activity from charter school teachers involving the United...

Cyber connects making it big

"If there's any sort of collabo like that, it'll be on musical merit rather than...

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Haile King Rubie permanent exhibit at Harlem River Park

On May 20, Haile King Rubie, a Harlem-based, Down syndrome-challenged artist, celebrated his 22nd birthday...

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Black first comes to 25th annual Fleet Week

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

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Jack & Jill and family host e-book launch

Metropolitan Jack & Jill Inc. and Jack and Jill Alumni hosted an e-book launch and...

Spring time brings Northside Center for Child Development gala

If it's spring, it must be time for the annual Northside Center for Child Development...

Sikh, Muslim transit workers settle federal lawsuit

On Tuesday, Sikh and Muslim transit workers settled a seven-year federal lawsuit that challenged a...

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Assemblyman Keith Wright to serve as co-chair of State Democratic Party

Harlem's own Assemblyman Keith Wright is taking on a key leadership role in the New...

Carl Bartlett: Making music and the community a better place

Even though he's worked hard to create his own entertainment company, Queens native Carl Bartlett...

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Huntsville, Ala., offers a taste of heaven on a plate

Well, we're four features in on my adventures in Northern Alabama as we celebrate "the...

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Revolutionary reclamation

As I look out of my bedroom window, I am ashamed at how often I've...

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New York mourns Veronique Tudieshe, fighter for justice

Some called her "Maleky," which means "Little Mommy" in a Congolese dialect. The legacy of...

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Care for bears

Over 200 children, along with their "sick" teddy bears, descended on Montefiore's North Hospital Emergency...

Lupus Out Loud encourages patients to speak up

Rena Baldwin was diagnosed with lupus in March of 1993 and has been living with...

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A little touch is never too much

From the time I entered medical school, I can't recall one course that I took...

King, Joetta, Breland, Goodwin are 2012 Douglas Hall of Famers

The John Hunter Memorial Camp Fund will welcome and induct their 2012 Bob Douglas Hall...

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Samantha Edwards from Elmont, N.Y., named 'Women's NCAA Athlete of the Year'

Virginia State University's Samantha Edwards and head coach Jason-Lamont Jackson were recognized by the U.S....

Liberty are using time off to find themselves

The New York Liberty's dismal start to the season has left head coach John Whisenant...

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Jersey girl Asjha Jones headed to London Olympics

Geno Auriemma, the coach of the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team, said Asjha Jones, the...

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Tim Duncan: The best in history

Based solely on quantitative analysis, Tim Duncan is categorically the best power forward in the...

Tuesday, May 29

Battle of the Chefs in Harlem

Many groups around the city of New York continue The City of New York tackle...

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Will letter grades for Subway stations, in the black community, make a difference?

According to City Councilman, Peter Koo of District 20, subway stations are not as clean...

Monday, May 28

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Jumaane Williams says 'Not in My Hood'

City Councilman Jumaane Williams is taking on violence in his district head on by giving...

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President highlights the importance of Memorial Day in weekly adress

The following is President Barack Obama's weekly address where he highlighted the importance of Memorial...

Friday, May 25

Union leaders back Lee Saunders for AFSCME president

In a joint statement, DC37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, DC1707 Executive Director Raglan George, Jr.,...

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The Apollo's budding Flowers

When Nina Flowers first went to the Apollo Theater when she was 15 to see...

Harlem CDC and local businesses bring energy savings, stimulus dollars to Harlem residents

Harlem Community Development Corp. (CDC) has spent the last of its federal stimulus dollars for...

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Stop-and-frisk: An NYPD tactic that should end

For some time, there was hope among many New Yorkers that the city's horrific stop-and-frisk...

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Gastronomic ecstasy in Huntsville, Ala.

I hope that although you're reading this, you can somehow sense the excitement in my...

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'Think Like a Man' allegedly censored in France: Too Black

Global Voices, an international community of bloggers, reported this week that the top box office...

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Nothing phony about Kevin Durant, he's the real deal

In an era when a multitude of athletes unabashedly seek to maximize their brand and...

U.S. Olympian Maritza Correia will 'Make a Splash' in Mount Vernon

U.S. Olympic silver medalist Maritza Correia will make appearance in Mount Vernon next Saturday at...

Virginia State, CIAA Outdoor champs at NCAA Championships

Virginia State University has sent a total of five student-athletes to the 2012 NCAA Track...

Singers 12 and under invited to Apollo Theater for USTA auditions

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced it will host its annual open casting call...

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Obama opens floodgates for gay marriage support, but not all are happy with focus on gay rights

It's been several weeks since President Barack Obama came out in support same-sex marriage. Since...

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The Liberty go 0-3 to start the season

The New York Liberty are three games into the WNBA season, and it's still the...

New York Jets' D'Brickashaw Ferguson honors West Orange school

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and New York Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson honored...

Bob Douglas Hall of Fame: Don King to join class of 2012

On Sunday, June 3 at Our Children's Foundation, the world's greatest promoter, Don King, will...

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Walter Thomas III speeding into NASCAR Diversity Program

He was just 3 years of age when the bug entered his then-small body, and...

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Denmark Vesey: Forgotten hero and architect of insurrection

If Denmark Vesey had succeeded in his plan, the well-respected minister, carpenter and activist would...

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Protesters at NATO summit demand end of Afghan war

If U.S. diplomacy moved quietly and cautiously inside the NATO summit in Chicago, U.S. democracy...

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Fight for fair wage, minimum wage continues

In a 44-4, vote the New York City Council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of...

Wednesday, May 23

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Obama's support for gay marriage shatters some traditional African views

May 15 (GIN) - President Obama's recent remarks giving "his personal view" on gay marriage...

Conflict brews over Obama's same-sex decision

Feeling a wave of resentment from his religious constituents, President Barack Obama wasted little time...

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The one and fairness

As grateful as I am for President Barack Obama's profound, nonsensical meditations on the meaning...

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Partying at the Taste

Last week, I attended the fifth annual New Taste of the Upper West Side under...

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Soul music

There are lyrics that languish within the unfathomable corridors of the soul, lyrics that are...

Revs. Daughtry renew their vows

On Saturday, May 19, members of the glorious House of the Lord Church community celebrated...

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Living with sickle cell

Editor's note: According to Rep. Danny K. Davis, around 72,000 Americans have sickle cell disease....

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A healthy heart says 'Amen for CoQ10'

Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365...

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Fields of sex abuse

Before you eat your next fruit or buy your next vegetable in a supermarket, think...

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Anguilla set for Lit Fest

NEW YORK (May 24, 2012)--The stage is set for the first Anguilla Lit Fest: A...

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imhotep's guide to black events 5/24-30/12

Greetings! It's Memorial Day weekend, and the tristate area will be full of holiday activity,...

Farewell to Donna Summer and Chuck Brown

When Donna Summer died on May 17 from cancer at the age of 63, the...

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Private funeral for Donna Summer

Donna Summer's funeral will be a private one for family and close friends. Publicist Brian...

Hearts leaped for joyous 'Leap of Faith'

You would have leaped for joy after seeing "Leap of Faith," a marvelous, original musical...

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Mississippi lovin' in Paris

For centuries, Paris has been called "the City of Light." Known for its epicurean delights...

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Caba: A chic contemporary collection

At New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center, this season's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF),...

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East meets west for evening elegance

Growing up in the Indian state of Orissa, Bibhu Mohapatra's fall 2012 collection was inspired...

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Keke Palmer and Max Schneider star in 'Rags,' a Nickelodeon original TV movie

Another Cinderella story is coming out on May 28 on Nickelodeon, called "Rags." This twist...

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Hal Jackson joins the ancestors.

The New York Amsterdam has confirmed that Hal Jackson, 97, passed away today due to...

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Around and About NYC: City Parks celebrates Jimi, kicks off SummerStage

The annual SummerStage gala, which launches the SummerStage season in New York City, is set...

Monday, May 21

New Coalition to Challenge Bloomberg's Education Policies

A coalition of labor unions and liberal advocacy groups is planning an ambitious effort to...

Racial Hate Groups Grow as U.S.'s Demographics Change

Since the election of President Obama, the number of hate groups in the U.S. risen...

Abigail Thernstrom: The Good News About Race in America

Trayvon Martin. Voter ID laws. Color-conscious college admissions policies heading for the Supreme Court again....

Friday, May 18

Texas right-wing super PAC backs Espaillat in Rangel challenge

A super PAC with reported ties to right-wing conservative Texans has apparently decided to target...

Thursday, May 17

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H.A.D.L.E.Y.'s head up exciting events

THE H.A.D.L.E.Y. PLAYERS PRESENT TWO EXCITING UPCOMING EVENTS!: The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players are proud to present...

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Barbie Towers at FIT's grad student shows

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is showcasing an extraordinary range of design works created...

Nicholas Katzenbach, civil rights era activist, dead at 90

Nicholas Katzenbach is perhaps best remembered for staring down Gov. George Wallace, the gatekeeper of...

Robert A. Smith Jr. gone home too soon

Robert A. Smith Jr., a major fundraiser for Barack Obama in 2004, died after a...

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The staff of life

Bread. It is the simple food in life. Alone and hot out of the oven,...

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Where to get your eat on in Huntsville, Ala.

As we learned in part one of this series, I sojourned to northern Alabama to...

Ernest Lorch: 1932-2012

Ernie Lorch passed away this past Monday. He had been hospitalized and his family had...

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Sentell 'Sonny' Taylor: 48 years and counting

Our journey began last week at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The journey was like...

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Penn State caravan and Coquese Washington roll into NYC

After finding their school in the headlines for reasons far removed from their sports accomplishments,...

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NBA PLAYOFFS: Pacers, 76ers, Thunder, Spurs coming up big in playoffs

OK, now it's a series. The Heat, playing without Chris Bosh, struggled to find the...

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Kevin Garnett, in the twilight years of his career, is still among the best

When it comes to public perception of the Boston Celtics' future Hall of Fame forward...

William Still and the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad is the name given to an elaborate system of secret routes established...

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Mr. Hope and Change

Thales of Miletus, considered one of the first philosophers in history, said, perhaps jokingly, that...

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Out of the mouths of babes: "In olden times, the presidents of the United States were white"

Recently, at a dinner, I was told about a comment a friend's 5-and-a-half-year-old son made...

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Romney to do away with HUD if elected

If elected president of the United States, Mitt Romney has said that the Department of...

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Harlem under construction: Part 1

Significant changes coming to Harlem over the next several years aim to make the legendary...

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Harlem under construction: Part 2

Adding to the already noisy sounds of the hustle and bustle of 125th Street are...

Health and Human Services gives $75 million to school-based health centers

School-based health centers across the nation are getting a much-needed boost. Last week, Health and...

Stuck between old and new: Black caregivers deal with stress

Note: Real names (or names at all) weren't mentioned at the request of those involved....

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All Stars National Gala Benefit announces $2 million raised for youth development programs

The All Stars Project (ASP) held its national gala benefit entitled "Big Builders for Young...

Will's Cummings jumping past hurdles into new honors

The University of Pennsylvania held its Athletic Hall of Fame Class VIII induction ceremony, where...

The city blinks: Evelyn Warren civil rights case settled

The city blinked and now it's paying in the civil rights suit brought by grassroots...

Wednesday, May 16

DC37 grad program a source of pride

Family responsibilities, work responsibilities and class responsibilities. DC37 employees have a lot on their plates...

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Temporary justice for DC37 and other unions against city

New York City's public employees are fighting off a change by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that...

Thanking our moms with love, song and the Whispers

When the climate changes, there are certain things about New York City that you appreciate...

Hiller Armament uses Trayvon Martin image as gun target

While some are still protesting for justice for the murdered Trayvon Martin, others are using...

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Son of Harlem and impresario of the arts

Harlem cultural maven Voza Rivers has received many accolades in his almost half-century career of...

Diallo vs. DSK: Maid countersued for $1 million

On May 15, Dominique Strauss-Khan (DSK) opened a new page in the maid assault case....

Brazil's Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in universities

Brazil's Supreme Court has confirmed the nation's establishment of university quotas to promote educational opportunities...

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The GOP's Hispanic outreach--what a joke!

Last week, the Republican National Committee decided it was time to go after the Latino...

All things work together for good

FORT LAUDERDALE-NEWARK (May 15, 2012)--Greetings from 30,000 feet, as a week of travels flies me...

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Mamma needed her knees

Well, last Sunday was Mother's Day, but we know mothers need more than a day...

Let's go to science camp!

What's wrong with science and summer camp? Nothing at all! Kids ages 4-13 can join...

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imhotep's guide to black events 5/17-23/12

We forever remember...Malcolm! THEATER Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," featuring Blair Underwood, Nicole...

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Book talk: Emotional justice

Black love? Nothing more revolutionary than that. We create art, words, music and style with...

Hines is fierce, 'The Savoy King,' Phoebe Jacobs tribute

Upon leaving the theater, everyone was buzzing about how great the show was, smiling and...

They're hired! Gospel for Teens to perform on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Harlem's own renowned Gospel for Teens choir, headed by Vy Higgensen, will be performing live...

'Evita': Ricky Martin shines, but lead role is a letdown

I had mixed feelings as I sat in the Marquis Theatre on West 46th Street...

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Gordon Parks: 100 Years on display at ICP

In honor of the centennial of the birth of photographer Gordon Parks, Manhattan's International Center...

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U.S forces confounded by unfamiliar African terrain

May 15 (GIN) - U.S. forces who linked up with Ugandan army hunting squads to...

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Apartheid-Era President sparks furor defending homelands

May 15 (GIN) - In a televised interview with CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, former president...

Monday, May 14

Warren case settled

The City blinked and now they're paying in the case of Evelyn and Tarif Warren....

WSOAE Spring Show starts Memorial Day Weekend

Dudley Vaccianna, well known for his painting on glass, the sculptor in stone Ed Martin...

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Rapper G-Dep's Sentencing: "I Don't Regret Admitting To Murder"

Rapper G-Dep says he has no regrets over his confession to a murder he committed...

NYPD Officer Arrests Innocent Man, Says He "Fried Another Ni**er"

A NYPD officer, who falsely arrested a black man during a "Stop and Frisk" procedure,...

Friday, May 11

Trayvon Martin's Mother Sends Mother's Day Video Message: "Tell Your Governor to Re-Examine 'Shoot First' Laws"

WASHINGTON, DC--As Mother's Day approaches, Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin,...

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Sonny Taylor has spent a lifetime with the horses

BELMONT, N.Y.--We eased into the park and waited a few minutes for our escort to...

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USTA National Wheelchair Tennis head coach named

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) named Dan James as their new manager. James was...

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NBA PLAYOFFS: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich leading the chorus

As far as the San Antonio Spurs are concerned, age is nothing but a number....

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Knicks gain a degree of respect as they look to the future

Last night (Wednesday) in Miami, the Knicks went into Game 5 of their opening round...

Toxic Schools: DOE deemed 'noncompliant' in PCB mess

Parents of New York City schoolchildren and school activists praised the City Council for deeming...

Mentoring program helps local students

During what was spring break for many students, CitySquash--which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year--took...

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The borders of bravery

In an age of conformity, the courageous among us do not live on the borders...

Taste of the Upper West Side 2012

It's the return of the annual Whole Foods Market New Taste of the Upper West...

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Mother's Day eats?

Can you hear it? Listen close...that faint sound of exuberance mixed with a groan of...

Playwright August Wilson honored in national monologue competition

On Monday, May 7 in New York City, August Wilson's famous plays were brought to...

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Ms. P's Hair Salon in Harlem

Parking in Harlem is always difficult, especially on a weekday morning. After riding around the...

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'Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations' at the Met

The brilliant exhibition "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" is on view at the Costume Institute...

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Crowning of First "Miss Black France" Ignites Controversy

Mbathio Beye was crowned the first "Miss Black France" April 28 under a heavy cloud...

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Crystal Dickinson talks B'way debut in 'Clybourne Park'

"Clybourne Park," written by Bruce Norris, is a funny and very relevant play showing at...

UFT to teachers: Don't invest pension funds with New Mountain

State and city teachers unions will be cutting off any potential business with New Mountain...

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Danielle Lee: Changing lives through education

Danielle Lee has never been a stranger to education, starting with educating herself and later...

Francois Hollande elected president; socialists triumph in France

On Sunday, May 6, Francois Hollande became France's new president with 51 percent of the...

Thursday, May 10

For Teachers: Macon Allen, Our nation's first Black lawyer

Macon Allen made history by becoming the nation's first Black lawyer and the first to...

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Neighborhood movie houses are gone with the wind

"Old houses are so like people, don't you think?"--Lee Marvin, "Gorky Park" (1983) With warm...

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God and Mammon

In an interview with Oprah, famed pastor Joel Osteen--who recently served as guest chaplain at...

Participatory budgeting: A democratic practice new to Harlem and New York City

In fall 2011, participatory budgeting debuted in four New York City districts represented by City...

Koch brothers, Obama camp engage in war of words

The billionaire brothers behind the Tea Party and conservative political organizations and think tanks have...

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Obama kicks off campaign, Romney close behind in polls

It's official. President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign to serve a second term...

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Court finds stop-and-frisk protesters guilty

On Friday, May 4, Judge Robert M. Mandelbaum, in one of the biggest political protest...

Wednesday, May 9

Bahamas change govt. in landslide election

Voters in the Bahamas, angry with the administration of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for not...

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Jamaica: Come home for Golden Jubilee

NEW YORK--Jamaica will be jumping for a year with a panoply of events celebrating its...

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New offering from Cissy Houston

Beyonce showed up fashionably late to "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," the Costume Institute's gala...

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Young, fresh fshion from the 'Dpiper Twins'

Winter is gone and spring is here; with the change of seasons, so comes a...

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Sustaining environmental interest through art

Vibrant works of art call from the walls of the Skylight Gallery at Bedford Stuyvesant...

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Drama Desk nominates Lynn Nottage, 'Porgy and Bess'

The Drama Desk Awards acknowledge the best in Broadway and off-Broadway theater, and the nominations...

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Some Tony nom oversights

Last week, the Tony nominations were announced, and it was wonderful to see that "The...

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Dream come true for orphan-turned-ballerina

A real-life fairy tale is unfolding before America's eyes this week as the new documentary,...

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Kevin Macdonald's 'Marley' is magical

In "Marley," a documentary with an abundance of picturesque scenes and marvelous cinematography, there is...

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To celebrate 'the Year of Alabama Food'

You didn't have to ask me twice. I had already delved into the gastronomic pleasures...

Local moms to observe Mother's Day with outrage

This year, Mother's day won't be about flowers and fancy gifts. "Sunday will be all...

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China invests in Africa news as western media declines

May 8 (GIN) - Chinese investment in Africa rose 87 percent last year, with a...

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Tomb of muslim Saint destroyed in Malian conflict

May 8 (GIN) - Islamist fighters have destroyed the tomb of a local Muslim saint...

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Rich oil contracts put President "Ma Ellen" in critics crosshairs

May 8 (GIN) - With lucrative oil contracts in the works, critics are taking preemptive...

Monday, May 7

Solomon Wallace Awarded Doctor of Humane Letters

Wilberforce University (the nation's oldest African American institution of higher learning) awarded an honorary doctorate...

Mom gives gay son stun gun to curb school bullying

A frustrated Indiana mom is fighting her son's expulsion after she gave her gay son...

Saturday, May 5

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Kiss it goodbye: Station meets unceremonious fate

On April 24, 98.7 Kiss FM's Twitter was still asking people to join them for...

The Eagle Week In New York City

The Eagle Academy Foundation, Incorporated invites You to participate in "Eagle Week" during the May...

Friday, May 4

NYPD's Quota-Driven Policing and Culture of Racial Bias revealed at forum

Last evening, Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) of the Urban Justice Center held a public...

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Assemblywoman Barron: Community-minded, working for peace and power

One half of an undisputed Brooklyn power couple, New York State Assemblywoman Inez Barron is...

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NY Post's Phil Mushnick laments Jay-Z's involvement with the Nets

The New York Post is once again wrapped up in story with racial controversy. In...

The Top 10 Benefits Women of Color Are Seeing Under Obamacare

At the end of March, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of...

Private Prison Corp. Buying Up State Pens To Maximize Profits

Reform groups consider corrections industry the modern day slave traders Think conspiracy theories about the...

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The Morans live on the 'BLEEDing' edge at the Whitney

Think of how much of your life is dictated by lines. Lines you stand in,...

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U.S. reporters on Junket to central Africa to observe Military training

May 1 (GIN) - The U.S. State Department was in the travel business this week,...

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AFRICANS DEMAND HIGHER WAGES, BENEFITS ON MAY DAY HOLIDAY

May 1 (GIN) - Calls for better working conditions resounded throughout the continent as Africans...

Thursday, May 3

Local students prepare for African experience

The International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI) is preparing its students for the organization's annual four-week...

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Brooklyn students hold mass walkout, protest education system

Although Paul Robeson High School is slated to be phased out and replaced by 2014...

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Stepping out: Foot care for seniors

The Abyssinian Development Corp., Senior Services, NORC and the Greater New York Links: Health and...

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Keep your healthy eyes on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my...

Unions grapple with U.S. Airways-American Airlines merger

U.S. Airways Group and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing seven work groups at American...

Introducing Jonathan Smith

Listening to newly elected president of the New York Metro Area Postal Union Jonathan Smith...

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A Mother's Day gift

It is said that women hold up half the world, but they most certainly don't...

A tremendous four-day salute to the late Dr. Manning Marable

There were a number of memorable moments in the four-day memorial conference dedicated to Dr....

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Using art and education to pay it forward

Troy Weekes Jr. has his sights set on giving back to the community that gave...

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The Charles Taylor verdict and its impact on his country

There has been no discussion topic in the streets, churches and gathering places quite as...

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Valerie Capers: Newest inductee into Bronx Walk of Fame

A world-famous jazz musician will be acknowledged on the grandest scale by her hometown. The...

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French Guadeloupean filmmaker makes her NYAFF debut

Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre recently showcased her first feature film, "Elza," at the Walter Reade Theatre...

The accidental rock star

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul was in South Africa looking for a subject to use for...

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'Ghost' is no thrill

"Ghost: The Musical" is no thrill at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre on West 46th Street....

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Vintage fashion boutique 'B.O.R.N.' in Harlem

For seven years now, Jonathan Bodrick has brought vintage fashion, typical of downtown stores up...

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'Think Like a Man' tops the charts...again

Readers and moviegoers have continued to embrace the strong word-of-mouth around Steve Harvey's best-seller "Act...

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Imhotep's guide to black events

Greetings! It's GBE African Liberation Month 2012 and the World African Diaspora Union is urging...

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Monroe College wins first-ever district track championship

Monroe College has, without question, one of the top national athletic programs in the country....

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Born in Nigeria, Marvellous Iheukwumere's goal is to make the Olympic team

While some members of Columbia University's track and field team competed at the Penn Relays...

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New York Knicks invite fans to Knicks Playoffs Fan Central

Three-day fan fest at Grand Central Terminal May 1-3 The New York Knickerbockers are inviting...

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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...

US May Day rallies: It's the economy

May Day is International Workers Day. It is the day we commemorate the sacrifices made...

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The People's Republic faces a great challenge!

It is the year 2012, and in the 8th Congressional District, located mostly in Brooklyn,...

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Another voice gone

In 1927, almost 200 years ago, the first Black newspaper was created. In its first...

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Early on, Obama and Rangel targeted by GOP

For more than four hours, a confederacy of Republicans assembled in the Caucus Room, an...

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Living wage passes; mayor vows to veto Quinn outburst steals the show

On Monday, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Fair Wages for...

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UniWorld: Changing of the guard

Two equally important engagements occupy prominent places on Monique L. Nelson's calendar. More imminent than...

Wednesday, May 2

Diallo vs. DSK: Bronx Supreme Court judge decides case is on

On Tuesday, May 1, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon decided that the civil trial...

Food TV: Your momma!

Turn on the "food tube" this Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. (ET) as TV...

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Talking SCHOP! Cooking & crawling

It's my birthday month! Time to start the celebrating and think about what I want...

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Traveling into May

Five months into the year already! My, how time flies, but we are just getting...

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Will the Supreme Court get it right?

This June, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to deliver its ruling on whether Arizona's...

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The Caribbean--a sea of letters

NEW YORK (April 5, 2012)--Jamaica and Anguilla will each host Caribbean literature festivals over the...

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Caribbean Week in New York

NEW YORK, NY (April 26, 2012)--Summer will again be ushered in for New Yorkers by...

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Jamaica's Butch Stewart picks Almond in Barbados

NEW YORK (April 12, 2012)--Caribbean tourism czar Gordon "Butch" Stewart is shining his suit of...

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Brooklyn girls, Queens Boys win Wheelchair Classic Championships

The Wheelchair Classic Queens Boys All-Stars beat Brooklyn in the 39th edition of the classic...

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New African-American network launches

Bounce TV, the country's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will launch with a...

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Local couples celebrate National Black Marriage Day

March 25 is National Black Marriage Day and the Amsterdam News is celebrating with some...

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April 28th, The May Day You Probably Don't Know About

While millions around the world were celebrating International Workers' Day May 1st, the Communist Progressive...

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Global Hip-Hop and Social Changes

As part of the series of Manning Marable Conferences organized last week by the Institute...