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Stories for September 2012

Friday, September 28

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'Blackball,' the legacy of Babe Ruth and Harlem

An impressive and very knowledgeable audience participated in an exclusive preview of the soon-to-be released...

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Stumbling into the playoffs, Liberty face a tough challenge

The New York Liberty may have stumbled into the playoffs by way of help from...

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Finally the Nets have a place they can call their own

They cut the ribbon and opened the doors to their new home. And what a...

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Barden finally gets his opportunity to shine and impress

Ramses Barden was almost an afterthought, but following his career-best performance versus the Carolina Panthers...

An evening of praise with Manifest and friends

The unique musical style, striking harmonies and infectious praise that are the hallmark of acclaimed...

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African-American Day Parade

The sixth annual African-American Day Parade took over Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem on Sunday...

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Caskets for Barclays

An ominous rally is scheduled for the Friday, Sept. 28, opening of the new Barclays...

Thursday, September 27

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Imhotep's guide to black events 9/27-10/3/12

Greetings! Our GBE "African Re-education Month" and National Preparedness Month gives a heads-up to Voza...

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NOV. 6, VOTE! YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT!

Election Day, november 6, 2012, is a defining moment for all americans but most importantly,...

Roc Boyz take over

Since the rhetorical question of "who's the best MC, Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas?" was posed...

The Birth of Tolerance

Havoc continues throughout the Middle East and North Africa, ignited by the debasing stereotypes and...

Dear Mayor,

After reading your evaluation of the way the poor are "helped" in New York, I...

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It's astounding how quickly things can change over four years.

Many people have accused our president of not keeping any of his promises, but he...

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A great woman would have been 100 on Sept. 26

"She could always see me, because she had her heart in her eyes."--John Hodiak, "Somewhere...

The latent power of eligible immigrant voters

If eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders were already U.S. citizens and...

Probe looks into shooting of Blacks in Guyana

A commission of inquiry into the mid-July police killing of three Black opposition supporters in...

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Swizz Beatz serves as first HHC Global Ambassador

The Fund for HHC, the philanthropic arm of the New York City Health and Hospitals...

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B Michael's sophisticated shapes for spring

Right from the start, b Michael's spring 2013 collection had the audience on the edge...

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Miele's jungle prints are soft and stylish

Carlos Miele's spring-summer 2013 collection steps into the hallucinatory jungle. A giraffe print in phosphate...

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African-American Day Parade becoming just all American?

Many voiced their dissatisfaction regarding the gradual changes occurring in their beloved Black community at...

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Tribute to documentary filmmaker Bill Miles

The Studio Museum in Harlem held a special tribute to the renowned African-American documentary filmmaker...

Katori Hall sheds stunning light on Rwandan tragedy

Although the production is just over an hour long, "Children of Killers," playing now at...

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Nas and Lauryn Hill announce 'Life Is Good / Black Rage' tour

Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill, hip-hop innovators whose music defined and influenced an era and...

Review: ATP festival brings diverse sounds to Pier 36

The All Tomorrow's Parties festival, colloquially known as ATP, set up shop at the newly...

'House at the End of the Street's empty plot

The PG-13 horror movie is a tricky prospect. On the rare occasion such a work...

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Viola Davis stars in new inspirational film 'Won't Back Down'

"Won't Back Down," the new film starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is an engaging...

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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrated the 150th anniversary of the preliminary...

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Harlem hosts reading by noted playwright Bill Harris

A recent review of a Detroit novel posits that other than Elmore Leonard, there is...

Brooklyn Book Fest marks seventh year

You would have found the young urban street lit author Alieu Mansaray out promoting his...

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Amsterdam News in the classroom: John B. Russwurm and Freedom's Journal, the first Black newspaper

Today's page takes a look at the first Black newspaper, which was founded by one...

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Fighting the forces of darkness: AmNews and Bill Lynch hold second annual labor breakfast

The Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates hosted the second "Tying Communities Together: A Celebration...

Workers win: Hot and Crusty agrees with union, reopens restaurant

Just over a week ago, a campaign against an Upper East Side restaurant ended with...

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Troy Davis and the death penalty: One year later

On the first anniversary of the state-sponsored murder of Troy Anthony Davis in Georgia, some...

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Obama targets swing states Ohio, Florida, Michigan

No Republican presidential aspirant has won the White House without carrying Ohio, and if the...

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FreshDirect launches food stamp pilot program in the Bronx

In two ZIP codes in the Bronx, residents on food stamps will not be shut...

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An arena's grown in Brooklyn

It's here, and the Barclays Center isn't going anywhere. "Mr. Mayor, you should be proud...

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Farrakhan: Get into unity

"I am in the streets because the people are in the streets suffering, and I...

Wednesday, September 26

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Louis Farrakhan holding Twitter Town Hall, 8 p.m. (EST) Sept 26

Did you Miss the Honorable Louis Farrakhan in Harlem yesterday? Tonight you can ask him...

SAT Scores Dip Slightly, Test Taker Diversity Edges Upward

Diverse issues in higher education reports: "The more than 1.66 million students who took the...

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The Last Poets & Melba Moore Honor Television Pioneer, Ellis Haizlip

Sometimes history is reflected upon in the mirror of time to reveal unsung glories. One...

Why we care about the unions

At one point in American history, people were expected to worked 60 hours per week,...

Tuesday, September 25

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A Proclamation: National Historically Black Colleges and Universities week, 2012

The founders of our Nation's first colleges and universities for African Americans shared a fundamental...

Monday, September 24

Wells Fargo settles Discrimination suit for $175 million

The Washington post reports: In one of the largest fair-lending payouts in history, Wells Fargo...

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An arena's grown in Brooklyn

It's here and the Barclays Center isn't going anywhere. "Mr. Mayor, you should be proud...

Friday, September 21

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Ocean, Roots to headline genre-bending music festival in Manhattan

In its 12 years of existence, the U.K.-based All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has proven...

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'Series of Conversations Among Friends' featuring Ralph Lemon and Fred Moten

The Friends of Education of the Museum of Modern Art will present a "Series of...

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Keith David, Roy T. Anderson living their dreams

"It was a dream job," Keith David commented during a telephone conversation from his Los...

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Giants turn their attention to Cam Newton and the Panthers

In the NFL, there's no rest or sympathy for the weary. Coming off an uplifting...

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Has Rex Ryan created a tangled web with his quarterbacks?

Whatever buzz there was surrounding the Jets' offense following their win over Buffalo in Week...

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Liberty are in control of their own destiny

It has been quite the roller coaster season for the New York Liberty, filled with...

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Ali honored

PHILADELPHIA-For all the right reasons, celebrating the 225th anniversary of our nation's Constitution, the National...

Study: High blood pressure rates at record levels

The number of people living with high blood pressure is spiraling and will likely become...

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A Trini in the desert: Investing in lives and livelihoods

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Sept. 20)--The Caribbean can learn a lot from the Gulf states...

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The 'best of the rest' vintage pop music vocalists

"I'm not alone in the night, when I have all the love you write. I...

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Day care workers picket against ACS

"We charge ACS with criminal behavior." On Monday, a group of protesters picketed on Fulton...

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Jennings to serve as Lincoln University president

Dr. Robert R. Jennings will be inaugurated as Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's...

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HBCU's Top The List For Students Graduating With Highest Debt

Your Black World reports: "The nationally acclaimed US News & World Report's famous college lists...

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HBCUs give students higher debt

A list in a recent issue of US News & World Report provides a look...

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U.S. News & World releases 2012 ranking of Black Colleges and Universities

For the 6th year in a row the U.S. News and World report has issued...

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Study: Black HBCU graduates outperform other Black graduates

For those who question whether historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are still relevant, the...

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For Teachers: A look at our historic Black colleges

Before the Civil War, there was no formal education for Blacks. Very few could even...

AmNews and BLA salute heroes of labor

The Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates hosted the second "Tying Communities Together: A Celebration...

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DC37 pushes people to the primary polls

With Tuesday's primaries the most intense vote in some time, local unions led the charge...

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DC37 fights dialysis privatization

New York City is looking to privatize the city's dialysis centers, and the largest public...

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DC 37 endorses candidates for September primaries

The largest public employee union in the city revealed its endorsements for the September primaries...

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Chicago teachers finally reach a deal

Chicago's kids will be back in school this week. After a few hours of debate,...

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New York City District Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society

The New York City District Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society of the African Methodist...

NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch honors leaders

The Marina Del Rey supper club in Throgs Neck, the Bronx, hosted the 11th annual...

Activists demand an end to mass incarceration

A capacity crowd at Harlem's Riverside Church was on hand last Friday evening to listen...

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Creating in the dark

Life is truly a journey--a journey filled with episodes that can cause spontaneous eruptions of...

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Vocalist Wolf 'Thunder' Johnson dead at 59

If you are among those who tune out commercials on radio and television, you probably...

George Coleman Poage: The first Black Olympian

Legend has it that Hercules, the son of Zeus, founded the ancient Olympic games, but...

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Vote like your life depends on it

Vote like your life depends on it ... because it does. You may not feel...

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Double or nothing Mitt Romney just made it double or nothing.

His pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate is not only the bravest move...

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So we didn't build this, Mr. President of the United States of America?

It is a great irony that our Presidents Jimmy Carter and now Barack Obama sold...

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Mixed signals by the U.S. add fuel to the fire in the Middle East

In recent days, we witnessed an attack on America's embassy in Libya that left four...

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A convention recap

The conventions are finally over. This week, Congress is back in session. One would hope...

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Running scared

After a well-executed Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., it is now time for the...

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'We Did Build That!' Live at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

The theme for this year's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is "We Did Build...

Joel Klein, mayoral control of the New York City public schools didn't help improvement

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, in an article in the Monday, Sept....

Activist awaits decision in alleged weapons charge

A letter-writing campaign and petition may be adding pressure to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R....

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Mumia supporters rally around the cause to end prison abuses

Mumia Abu-Jamal is probably the world's most famous political prisoner. Known for his writings and...

Harlem activist Jazz Hayden goes back to court Sept 13

After more than six months of court continuances in this case, the district attorney will...

Cuomo's new partnership looks to help vulnerable NYers

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership with the goal of...

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Using advocacy to make change

Peggy Shepard knows that advocacy brings results. Serving as executive director of West Harlem Environmental...

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Problems at the polls for those who knew to vote

Yet again, complaints across the city formed a thunderous roar from voters who feel they...

Romney makes gaffe, flunks college

Nearly half of all Americans, 47 percent, "believe they are victims" and thereby "depend on...

Feds monitoring elementary school in Mamaroneck for segregating students

It's been nearly 60 years since the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education, which effectively...

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Uptown Hall brings community together

A discussion on voting rights and politics took center stage this past Monday night as...

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Apollo Theater opens doors for 'Uptown Hall'

While the Apollo Theater is known for showcasing music and entertainment on its stage, an...

Jesse Jackson Sr. seeks communication for Gambian death row inmates

Sept. 18 (GIN)--Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has asked for a face-to-face meeting with the Rev....

Wednesday, September 19

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Randy Newman releases satirical song: "I'm Dreaming of a White President"

"I'm dreaming of a white President, just like the ones we've always had: A real,...

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More models of color are working at Fashion Week

Jezebel did took a comprehensive look at the 143 shows at New York Fashion Week's...

Tuesday, September 18

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Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

Kulture Kritic reports: "A $250 million proposal from private prison management company, Corrections Corporation of...

Company to pay hundreds of thousands in back wages, interest to black workers

Madame Noir reports: "Meyer Tool, an engine parts manufacturer based in Cincinnati, has agreed to...

Monday, September 17

SUNY Empire State College Named a "Military Friendly School" for Fourth Consecutive Year

Saratoga Springs, NY - SUNY Empire State College has again been named to the 2013...

Thursday, September 13

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Hue-Man popping up all over

Hue-Man Bookstore's last pop-up event for September promises another exciting evening, this time with hip-hop...

AAU's Spring '13 fashion highlights

The Academy of Art University student designers' presentation at the spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion previews...

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Singer, Vivian Green Forsakes Pop; The New York Film Festival to Screen A Chick Webb Documentary

At some stage in the careers of arts professionals there is a point where they...

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Valvo's sumptuous evening looks for spring '13

Carmen Marc Valvo always comes through with a spectacular collection, and this season he didn't...

SA mineworkers' strike shows aftereffects of apartheid

A growing series of labor strikes by mine workers in South Africa is reminding the...

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Hood Week hits Atlanta

"Calling all 'hoods from all sides: the East Side, West Side, North Side and South...

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One year later: people of color leave Occupy Wall Street but continue work

Sept. 17 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement,...

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Occupy the Hood makes big plans during Hood Week Atlanta

While Occupy Wall Street has not been at the center of media attention lately, a...

Occupy the Corners kicks off

The National Action Network's Occupy the Corners (OTC) campaign kicked off this past weekend at...

Grandparents giving more of a helping hand with family finances

Last Sunday was Grandparents' Day, and a new report states that grandparents in the nation...

Ohio's secretary of state backs down, allows early voting

John Husted fought the law, and the law won. Husted, Ohio's Republican secretary of state,...

Row in Trinidad over Assembly bill

A major row has broken out in Trinidad over a bill that was unanimously and...

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Grenada launches Kirani James travel campaign

NEW YORK (Sept. 13)--The Caribbean island of Grenada made international headlines at this summer's London...

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CUNY becomes tobacco-free

This fall, the City University of New York will become the largest 100 percent tobacco-free...

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Christian group hosts annual Men's Health Fair

As part of its ongoing health initiatives, the International Christian Brotherhood (ICB) will host a...

South Sudan: Police conscript 'idle youth' to work on farms

JUBA, Sept. 5 (IPS/GIN)--Police in South Sudan have begun forcing every "idle" youth they can...

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FDIC survey: 21% of Blacks, 41% of low income Blacks are not banking

Today The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released the results of its 2011 National Survey...

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The Jets enjoy a smooth 48-28 point landing in season opener

Prior to the season opener,we questioned whether the Jets offense would be ready to start...

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Tom Coughlin on Giants loss: Make the plays when the plays are available to you

The 17-week NFL season is fluid and volatile. One game in early September does not...

Serena And Andy are the 2012 US Open Champions

It really has been a tremendous summer for Serena Williams. She won Wimbledon, gold in...

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Amsterdam News in the Classroom: James Reese Europe: Unsung American music genius

Today's lesson takes a look at one of music's greatest innovators, a man that famed...

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An open letter to Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter

The Hip-Hop S.A.V.E. (Support Anti-Violence Efforts) America Initiative needs you To: Mr. Shawn Carter, aka...

Newark activists say more rec centers are needed to combat youth crime

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker and Tharien Karim Arnold, director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services,...

Deadline approaching for citizens against recidivism nominations for formerly incarcerated people making positive impacts in their communities

Sept. 29 is the deadline for the 2012 Citizens Award for formerly incarcerated individuals making...

Annual "peace in our streets" initiative

On Sept. 22, the Bronx borough president is holding a borough-wide initiative after a 2-month-old...

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Community discusses 'Why They Murdered Troy Davis'

A week after the execution of Troy Davis, members of the Harlem community gathered at...

Chicago teachers on the brink of strike

They're not exactly striking yet, but Chicago's teachers are pretty close. On Monday, Chicago Teachers...

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The diet of Daniel

I am sure that you've heard of the biblical adventure of Daniel in the lion's...

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Michael Richards' prophecy displayed

As the country remembers 9/11, most are recalling stories from that day, writing on blogs...

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New York remembers 9/11- 10 years later

Sunday, Sept. 11 was observed by millions as the 10th anniversary of the attack on...

Anthony Whitaker's 'Standing Steel' captures NYC history

Days after the catastrophic World Trade Center terrorist attack, Anthony Whitaker stood in front of...

Wednesday, September 12

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DC 37 honors 9/11 heroes

On Sept. 11 of this year, District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts, joined by...

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Success at Komen Breast Cancer Walk

Thousands of people came out to Central Park for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer...

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Helene Fuld College of Nursing president retires

Helene Fuld College of Nursing, located in Harlem on 120th Street, held a retirement party...

Honoring Eric Von Zip

Last week I reported the passing of Eric Von Zip, who has now been laid...

Become a community volunteer crisis counselor in the ER for abuse victims

One out of every four women will experience domestic violence within her lifetime, according to...

Harlem prepares for annual African American Day Parade

It looks like sunny skies and warm weather are going to accompany the 43rd annual...

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Rhys W. Powell: Educating children with good nutrition

Back to school means new clothes, school supplies and a lot of homework assignments for...

Tuesday, September 11

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New York Association of Black Journalists looking for applicants to Fall youth program

The New York Association of Black Journalists is inviting students to apply to learn to...

Bruce Bolling, first black president of Boston City Council, dies at 67

The Boston Globe reports: Bruce Bolling, a prominent member of a Boston political family who...

Young black tennis player told by U.S. tennis association she is too fat to compete.

16-year-old Taylor Townsend won the Australian Open earlier this year and the toubles tournament at...

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'Cake Man' Raven tells all

After taking time to regroup and redesign his business, famed confectioner Raven "Cake Man" Dennis...

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Sept. 11, 2001, all colors and creeds died, survived and bonded together

Ten years have lapsed since the time that an 11-year-old boy by the name of...

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President proclaims days of remembrance and prayer in honor of 9/11

The following is a proclamation from President Barack Obama declaring the National Days of Prayer...

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Shoes, food and fitness coming to 125th St., Frederick Douglass Blv.

As development continues across Harlem, several projects are progressing, bringing more big-box stores and chain...

Monday, September 10

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Michelle Obama reveals strict rules for daughters, Malia and Sasha

The morning after Malia and Sasha Obama stood on stage at the DNC with their...

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Remarks by first lady Michelle Obama as prepared for delivery

CHARLOTTE -- Below are the prepared remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2012...

Racist groups gather in Smokey Mountains National Park, Tenn.

The Citizen Times reports: "GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK -- Former presidential candidate and avowed...

Friday, September 7

Black Women Face Health Discrimination in America

Forbes reports: ""Ain't I a Woman?" This question is attributed to Sojourner Truth's speech at...

'Dreamgirls' drastically changed at HRT

There is a danger that exists when you perform a production that is well-known to...

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Stars, celebrities gathering for sports extravaganza

The Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation Inc. will host its seventh annual sports extravaganza on...

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Big time boxing returning to Brooklyn

It's been over 50 years since big-time boxing has thrown punches in Brooklyn, but that...

Basketball Hall of Fame 2012 induction ceremony is set

The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame will induct their 23rd Hall of Fame...

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The rain shuts down the US Open

And then the rain came, shutting down play for most of Wednesday morning and afternoon....

Drugstore gives girl wrong medicine

In what could have been a tragedy, mega pharmacy drug chain Walgreens gave the wrong...

Robin Roberts loses mother one day after taking medical leave

Last Thursday, "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts bid a temporary farewell to her "GMA"...

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Green money and cabbage on the run

I recall making a house call to one of my favorite patients, affectionately known to...

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18th-century mechanical furniture at the Met

"Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens," a new exhibition coming to the Metropolitan...

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Chris Lighty, RIP

Farewell to Chris Lighty. The hip-hop mogul died Aug. 30 after apparently shooting himself in...

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Union job fair

Project teams from Skanska USA anticipated the arrival of more than 250 Upper Manhattan-based minority,...

Thursday, September 6

The pain cuts so deep, sometimes it knocks you off your feet

When I heard of the death/suicide of Chris Lighty, my gut response was, "Wow, I...

A great education trumps adversity

Even before becoming the New York City schools chancellor, I had a profound and personal...

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Workers protest Bain before Romney's RNC speech

Last week, before Tampa, Fla., hosted Mitt Romney's official acceptance speech as the Republican nominee...

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32BJ takes on the RNC and DNC

With convention week still dominating the American conversation, it's expected that people from all walks...

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Cake Man Raven breaks world record with largest cake

Talk about a piece of cake. Famed Brooklyn baker Raven "Cake Man" Dennis is going...

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Dr. Robert Gore: Prescribing a cure for the community

Dr. Robert Gore combines his passions for being a physician and stamping out violence in...

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Cory Booker stands and delivers at the DNC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered a fire and brimstone speech to delegates at the Democratic...

Hurricane Isaac drenches South

Hurricane Isaac blew through the Gulf last week, causing nine deaths in the United States...

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Study finds school supplies and backpacks contain unhealthy chemicals

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is advocating for the Senate to pass the Safe Chemicals...

Dads: take your child to school on Sept. 20

It started with one school. Now, schools throughout New York state participate in the annual...

More than 2,000 backpacks given to students in brooklyn

MORE THAN 2,000 BACKPACKS GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN BROOKLYN Thousands of underserved students in Brooklyn...

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Sizzling sessions with Bettye LaVette

Reading Bettye LaVette's absolutely engrossing autobiography, "A Woman Like Me" (Blue Rider Press, 2012), you...

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Michael Clarke Duncan, Hollywood's gentle giant, dies at 54

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died. He was 54. Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai Medical...

Wednesday, September 5

Mural envisions 'A Better Bronx'

Groundswell, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation and Majora Carter Group,...

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'Reach Out and Read' blends learning and fun

Knowledgeable shout-outs and giggles of awareness were the delightful responses of preschool children as they...

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Fatherhood 101 at First Corinthian Baptist Church

Several well-known Black fathers participated in a panel discussion last Friday at First Corinthian Baptist...

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Lyfe's good, my dude!

It was at about this time of the year in 2010--Aug. 31 to be exact,...

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John L. Dingle celebrates 100th birthday

John L. Dingle celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family on Aug. 8. John...

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Bumbling, blundering Joe Biden is a runaway gaffe machine

"He's a good liar. Always has been, ever since high school."--Charles Marsh, "Storm Warning" (1950)...

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A tale of two political party conventions

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--It would be difficult to confront two more contrasting images. The array of people...

Turning things around for former inmates

As unemployment numbers continue to make the news, finding a job is becoming a difficult...

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The hypocrisy of Republicans

Call it hypocrisy, plain and simple! While Republicans have pushed an enforcement-only immigration agenda and...

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Controversy looms at coup probe

A major controversy is brewing in oil- and gas-rich Trinidad over the refusal by the...

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Haiti seeking the spotlight

NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2012)--The Caribbean nation of Haiti is elevating its tourism marketing with...

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South Florida salute to Caribbean-Americans

NEW YORK (July 5, 2012)--I am back from yet another whirlwind, stimulating, inspiring trip, this...

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Anguilla stages first lit fest

NEW YORK (July 26, 2012)--My recent travels took me to the British dependency of Anguilla...

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New markets for Caribbean tourism?

NEW YORK (Aug. 2, 2012)--There is just too much global competition in the agricultural sector,...

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Virgin Islanders to energize New York City this weekend

NEW YORK (Aug. 30, 2012)--It's Carnival time again in New York, and all roads are...

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Restoring my faith

NEW YORK--I recently made a 12-hour aerial trek from New York to the Middle East...

9/11 New York City Youth and Family Wellness Day event

As part of its annual New Renaissance weekend events celebrating the heroes of 9/11 and...

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Pastor Jamal Bryant speaks at DNC Black Caucus

Social and civil rights activist Pastor Jamal Bryant spoke at "Faith! Honoring the DNC Black...

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Actress Clarice Taylor dies at age 93

Stage, film and television actress Clarice Taylor has died. She was best known for her...

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Back to the oven

And we are back. Time to get into the fall routine--back to work, back to...

Families of Groveland Four want apology

LAKE COUNTY, FL -- Relatives of three men convicted in a racially-charged case that made...

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Singer, Dwele Learns from His Mistakes; a New TV Network Launches

Before taking that next leap forward in your personal life or career you may want...

Tuesday, September 4

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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, joins the ancestors

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, known for appearances in films such as "The Green Mile" and...

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Study finds: Racism effects kids as young as 5 in the classroom

The University of Essex reports: "As thousands of children start school for the first time...

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NYPD Blocks "Blow the Whistle on Stop-and-Frisk" Contingent from West Indian Day Parade

Monday, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network distributed thousands of bright orange and yellow whistles to...

Shooting near Empire State Building leaves two dead

Reports indicate that a shooting has taken place outside of the Empire State Building on...