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Tuesday, April 30

Mayoral candidates sound off in forum

The struggles of working-class and working-poor New Yorkers were channeled into every scream, hoot and...

Friday, April 26

Angela Davis' lawyer, Leo Branton Jr., dies at 91

Leo Branton Jr., the lawyer who defended civil rights activist Angela Davis in her 1972...

Thursday, April 25

New report shows increased racial violence in Greece

As the financial crisis in Greece enters its third year, rates of unemployment continue to...

Harlem resident runs for City Council

Brodie Enoch, a Harlem resident with a rough past, is running for the New York...

Rigondeaux, the new super bantamweight champ

For Nonito Donaire, his excellence in a boxing ring had become a matter of fact...

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Central Park Five: 24 years later

For almost as many years as they have been alive, five Black and Latino New...

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Boston Locked Down

Boston remains on lockdown, as the FBI - along with local law enforcers search for...

Cell phone service in Manhattan subways

Cell phone coverage is being extended to more subways lines in Manhattan. Subway riders will...

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Nets owner Prokhorov says his team needs its own Big Three

During a radio interview on Monday, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said his team needs "one...

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Harlem little League

The Harlem Little League continues play this weekend at sites around the village of Harlem....

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Renowned folk singer Richie Havens, 72,

Enshrined in the memories of many music lovers and fans of Richie Havens is his...

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'Fundamentalist' talks terrorism, personal conflict

Mira Nair's new film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," an adaptation of the best-selling, acclaimed novel by...

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Fall glamor dressing for evening

"I have a responsibility to the woman of today, to make her feel confident and...

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'Lucky Guy' is a Broadway gem!

Nora Ephron's play about the life of a journalist is an eye-opener that gives the...

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Heart-smart recipes you'll love

Eating for heart health is actually easier--and more delicious--than you might think. When you have...

FDA: Pain med ODs on rise

It's a sobering statistic: Prescription painkillers are the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in...

Major step in HIV/AIDS treatment unveiled on eve of conference

With the International AIDS Conference less than one week away, the Food and Drug Administration...

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Alabama State University attracts African students

One historically Black university is strengthening its ties to Africa by trying to attract more...

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pushes anti-gun violence focus

This week, Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries held a press conference at his office on issues...

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Letter No. 16 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, This week, I asked several West Indian-born nationals here in the U.S....

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Letter No. 17 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, How would you feel if someone told your daughters that they hate...

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New NAACP regional director making moves

At age 29, NAACP Northeast Region Director Marvin Bing is one of the century-old civil...

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Creating future Role Models

It started 34 years ago at Spelman College in Atlanta and became the signature program...

U.S.-Trained troops in desecration of Nigerian town

A firefight on Friday between insurgents and the Nigerian military claimed close to 180 lives...

Chocolate maker melts under presure

The maker of Nabisco and Oreo cookies, Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone chocolates, among other high-calorie...

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Haitian Roundtable's Haiti Dialogue Series at Hunter College

The Haitian Roundtable's "Haiti Dialogue Series," hosted Laurent S. Lamothe, prime minister of Haiti. The...

Margaret Thatcher funeralized

Thousands gathered outside St. Paul's Cathedral church in London on Wednesday, April 17, as the...

We have to keep it in the family!

Senior Minister, Nazarene Congregational United Church of Christ in Bed-Stuy, and Democratic candidate for the...

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Dark-skinned male

In the middle of the frantic search for the bomber or bombers at the Boston...

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Students drown in hazing death

Another deadly hazing incident has popped up at yet another historically Black college, this time...

Trenton mayor secures financial aid

In a much-needed boost to his troubled and clouded administration, embattled Trenton Mayor Tony Mack...

More pot dispensaries for Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie approved increased funding for the operation and administration of at least four...

Immigration reform almost there

If you are among the millions who receive emails from President Barack Obama supporters, then...

Terrorism 2013: How safe are we?

As the nation is faced with yet another set of attacks on U.S. soil, Americas...

Times Square pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Times Square is hosting the debut of a three-minute film featuring quotes from Nelson Mandela...

Multiple sclerosis walk this sunday

If you are not too busy this Sunday, April 27, at 9 a.m., why not...

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Earth day celebrated in Newark

On Monday, April 22, Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Newark Municipal Council, Department of Neighborhood...

Conviction in B'klyn mom slay

A reported gang member was convicted Tuesday for the shooting death of a Brooklyn mother...

Anti-testing sentiment grows

Parents of public schools students in New York City (and across New York state) have...

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Community rallies for reparations for the Central Park Five

This year marks 24 years since five Black and Latino teenage boys from Harlem were...

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Liu to Bloomberg: Settle 'Central Park Five' lawsuit now

The men who make up the "Central Park Five" have one elected official in their...

Wednesday, April 24

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BSFHC celebrates 35 years

Various statistical analyses seem to indicate that residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community are plagued by...

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'42' is in the majors

A few months ago, I was immersed in a conversation with a young African-American man...

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Ghana and Israel team up for kids

Imagine a kindergarten in Ghana--a dull, undecorated room full of mismatched furniture with nowhere to...

Database launched for burial grounds

Any mention of African burial grounds automatically brings to mind New York City's historic African...

Harlem's 369 Regiment Armory gets an upgrade

The 369 Regiment Armory, built for the Black World War I regiment known as the...

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Dr. Lorraine E. Hale, pioneering child development expert and co-founder of Hale House Center, inc., dies in NYC

New York, NY, April 24, 2013: Dr. Lorraine E. Hale, co-founder of Hale House Center,...

Tuesday, April 23

Free Film Screening

Filmstress Filmz is proud to announce their Free Film Screening of "Homicidez"...

Monday, April 22

John King says Boston bombing suspect is a "dark-skinned male;" false statement causes controversy

Al Sharpton and Chris Hayes, MSNBC hosts, tore into CNN's John King who reported on...

Obama assures Bostonians that they 'will run again'

Three days after tragedy struck Boston, President Barack Obama offered a message of solidarity and...

No arrest yet in Boston bombings

There was another example of the competition between the major television news agencies Wednesday afternoon...

White model channels Josephine Baker...in blackface

Vogue's Netherlands publication is facing criticism, as one of their models appears in blackface makeup...

Protests shut down offensive Scottsboro Boys play

After an unrelenting grassroots campaign, it was announced on Tuesday that "The Scottsboro Boys," the...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Letter From a Birmingham Jail,' part 2

Today's lesson continues the analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous letter. "LETTER FROM...

Swedish Minister celebrates World Art day by slicing into a Black woman, cake

In celebration of World Art Day , on Tuesday, the Swedish minister of Culture, Lena...

Georgia students organizing school's first integrated prom in 2013

A few weeks ago, a group of racially mixed students at Wilcox County High School...

Sunday, April 21

Cuomo nominates Sheila Abdus-Salaam for Court of Appeals

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated Sheila Abdus-Salaam to serve on the New...

Friday, April 19

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Terror Watch

In a matter of seconds, cheers turned to chaos near the finish line of the...

Woodson and Carlesimo preparing their teams for the playoffs

For the Knicks, losing to the Charlotte Bobcats by 106-95 on Monday on the road...

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Canaan Baptist celebrates Rev. Johnson's 7th pastoral anniversary

The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr., a pastor, preacher and teacher of the Gospel...

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The mouthpiece of 14 million people

The Chicago Defender was a giant of the Black press. It was launched on May...

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Imhotep Gary Byrd Guide to Black events

Greetings! In celebration of National Poetry Month, the world famous Apollo Theater presents Tongues of...

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Letter No. 5 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Despite what some may claim, there is no fixing of the economy...

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Letter No. 7 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, What if Adam Lanza was an immigrant? Would we still be getting...

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Letter No. 4 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Good for you! Thank you for insisting that you will not support...

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Letter No. 1 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Now that it's clear that the immigrant vote in urban America helped...

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Letter No. 3 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, On the official day of thanks, I reflected--as I force myself to...

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Letter No. 6 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Can the Gang of Eight help you deliver the New Year's gift...

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Letter No. 8 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, For every immigration fraud scheme that is busted, there are undoubtedly many...

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Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Most of the talk in recent weeks has been about immigration reform...

We have to keep it in the family!

On Saturday, April 6, a 40-member focus group; a coterie of Black financial experts, tax...

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No elimination of Saturday mail ... for now

The United States Postal Service won't be cutting Saturday mail for the time being. Its...

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013

It's April 17. I just picked up my 2013 Tribeca Film Festival materials and my...

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Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela Davis' brilliant

Angela Davis, in reality, has been free from jail since 1972. But that was a...

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Fostering Black entrepreneurship

If you do a search of the wealthiest Black businessmen, the results may not come...

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Gotta always be for the kids

I had an idea of where this week's words were gonna go when I put...

BSFCH celebrates 35 years

Various statistical analyses seem to indicate that residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community are plagued by...

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Dance Theater Harlem awes

Who leaves you breathless? Who takes you on a magical ride of emotions ranging from...

President Obama demands an end to gun violence

Summoning some of the passion that often characterized his campaign speeches, President Barack Obama spoke...

Letting 'Sparks' fly with Katrina Sparks

After years of schooling and earning numerous degrees, 44-year-old Dr. Katrina Sparks dedicates her life...

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Push to landmark Jackie Robinson's house begins

Last Thursday, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams joined other community members in East...

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Explosion at Boston Marathon kills 3

Reports indicate that two explosions occurred at 2:45 p.m. at the Boston Marathon on Monday...

Thursday, April 18

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Words of the 'Wise'

He's the man behind the success of many hip hop and R&B artists who have...

Debut of Maya Angelou's 'Mom & Me & Mom'

Maya Angelou's fans began arriving and assembling at the Union Square Barnes and Noble hours...

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Change in a Package

The other day I was asked, "What is your favorite season?" I couldn't answer definitively...

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Charl Brown talks being Smokey in 'Motown'

Smokey Robinson's distinctive voice and the unforgettable songs of the Motown era can now be...

Wednesday, April 17

Youth group to clean Rockaways blocks

While Hurricane Sandy hit New York hard more than five months ago groups like The...

City STD Clinics cut Monday hours; Staffers concerned because of Meningitis Outbreak

The City will be cutting Monday hours at four city clinics that treat sexually transmitted...

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Sandy watch: Some still suffering

Rep. Gregory Meeks reported to the AmNews last week that 1,000 people in his district,...

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Sandy watch: City allocates first relief funds

Now over 100 days since Hurricane Sandy, the city is getting its share of recovery...

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A history of the New York City Housing Authority

Nearly 80 years ago on Jan. 20, 1934, New York City made history and established...

Tuesday, April 16

Bloomberg's war on sugar

Once again, our billionaire mayor has decided he knows what is best for the "little...

Bloomberg's budget: More teachers but fewer after-school slots and well-paying jobs

It couldn't all be good news, right? Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

Bloomberg stands firm against 'stand your ground'

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, "stand your ground" laws have come under...

Bloomberg's panel shuts down schools

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has closed 117 schools during his 10 years as head of the...

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Fleet Week

New York City welcomed members of the military who keep the world safe by water....

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Fleet Week 2012: Honoring our heroes

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

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Haiti needs us

"Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country...

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Can the scan: End fingerprinting for SNAP funds

"Nonwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, applicants or recipients of food stamps...

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Republican attacks against Rice just another waste of time

On Monday, a group of Republican members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama...

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UFT, CSA joining forces to halt school closures

In the aftermath of the closing of two dozen schools across the city by the...

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Joining the drumbeat

For many years, people throughout our city have fought for a fair distribution of wealth,...

North General closing

In a week or so, North General Hospital, facing bankruptcy, will undergo yet another transition...

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The Summer of our Discontent

Last week, on 125th Street, right across from my offices at the Harlem State Office...

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Gov. faces redistricting and pensions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to be taking an aggressive stand when it comes to both...

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Cuomo's change of heart

Over a year ago, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the people of New...

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The Wright man for the job

You would think the last thing Assemblyman Keith Wright would want is another task, another...

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Court appoints FDNY monitor to oversee hiring practices

Last week, Judge Nicholas Garaufis selected former Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Mark S. Cohen to watch...

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Court demands FDNY overhaul in Black hires

The FDNY's hiring process will be under the supervision of the federal court for the...

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Gov. Cuomo ratings still high despite attacks on benefits for unions and state employees

Riding the wave of gay marriage and rent reform, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

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Sean Bell's Fiance Reflects on His Death, Trayvon Martin

Nicole Paultre Bell speaks out six years later It's been nearly six years since Sean...

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T.J. Holmes joins BET Network

T.J. HOLMES JOINS BET NETWORK: I want to inform you that BET has given itself...

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Sean Bell cops in court

Two of the NYPD officers involved in the shooting death of Sean Bell are standing...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events calendar

Manhattan 14th annual Martin Luther King Interfaith Observance for Religious and Racial Harmony: The New...

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Police shoot armed man in his pajamas

On Thursday, Jan. 12, when Duane Brown, 26, heard that some guys were messing with...

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Davis, Spencer receive noms for 'Help'

The Oscar nominations have been announced, and out of 24 categories, two African-Americans appearing in...

Actors honor their own at SAG Awards

So you want to be an actor. Good luck! The majority of New York thespians...

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Obama scores $3 million in fundraising with Harlem, Apollo visit

In his second visit to Harlem since being elected, President Barack Obama made his way...

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Bloomberg, NYPD announce $30 million surveillance system

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the inception of a new surveillance...

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NYPD: Branch in Israel is old news

The New York Police Department's reach is international, but the department says that reach isn't...

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Community Safety Act public hearings wrap up

Now with two public hearings that included numerous testimonies from New Yorkers on how they...

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NYPD: Spying on Muslims leads to ... nothing

Was all of the spying for naught? According to recently released court testimony by the...

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NYPD: Homicides down, claim stop-and-frisk helped

As the battle continues in the city over the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk, the NYPD...

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Charges dropped against NYPD beating victim

Charges against a Black Bronx teen who claims he was the victim of a beating...

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Leaders, community tell NYPD to halt stop-and-frisk

Sound the alarm, the numbers are in: This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union...

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Councilman seeks NYPD reform

Last week, City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced he would continue his fight against what he...

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Stop and frisk, Occupy protestors branded by NYPD

Christina Gonzalez, 25, and Matthew Swaye, 34, recieved suspicious stares by the NYPD and other...

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Clergy slams NYPD in unarmed man shooting

A contingent of clergy from all five boroughs, led by the Revs. Al Sharpton and...

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Richest 1 percent is mobilizing to protect its privilege

"Corporations are people, my friends," Mitt Romney said. And in Citizens United, the conservative justices...

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Jackson Jr. home convalescing

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released last week from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,...

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Mapped out: Minority voting power under attack

The New York State GOP continues its attempt to dilute the voting power of the...

City Council redistricting hearings traveling New York

New Yorkers aren't out of the redistricting woods yet. The new set of possibilities for...

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Officer rumored to be indicted for fatal bronx teen shooting

Richard Haste, 30, the New York police offer who shot and killed the unarmed 18-year-old...

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NYPD kills again: Community outraged after police shoot unarmed man

Hundreds of protesters, angry and upset over the shooting of Ramarley Graham by a NYPD...

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Remembering Ramarley

It has been almost three months since the tragic death of Ramarley Graham, but the...

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Whitney Houston laid to rest

Family and friends gathered at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. to give a...

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Great progress at Medgar Evers College

An op-ed published under the headline "The spirit of Medgar Evers is under attack" and...

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What's next? Faculty at Medgar Evers College fears losing accreditation

If last Thursday morning's meeting at a packed Norman Johnson Lecture Hall at Medgar Evers...

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Disagreement at Medgar Evers College continues

Tensions still are flowing on the campus of Medgar Evers College (MEC), as the administration...

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Cadillac rolls to the NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards included Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Laz...

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Noted actor Dick Anthony Williams dead at 77

Sometimes it was hard to separate Dick Anthony Williams the man from the characters he...

Selma to Montgomery takes on new meaning

This week marks the 47th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches that took place in 1965...

Longtime Black anchor gets boot

Reports indicate that longtime Black New York City news anchor Sue Simmons is not getting...

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Nation reacts to shooting death of unarmed Florida teen

"All he wanted to do was go to the store, come back from the store...

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What If Krop High Had Not Suspended Trayvon Martin?

On the evening Trayvon Martin was killed in a Sanford, Fla. gated community, it was...

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Police chief, Bill Lee fired over Trayvon Martin case

Reports indicate that Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee has been fired over his handling...

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Police chief fired in handling of Trayvon Martin case

A Florida central police chief who was criticized of his investigation of Trayvon Martin's shooting...

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Floridians divided over state's stand your ground laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly 6,600 emails gathered by a task force looking into Florida's self-defense...

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The bizarre road to justice for Trayvon Martin

There are few cases with the road of bizarre twists that the Trayvon Martin case...

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Family of slain Black Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, calling for justice

The deadly shooting of an unarmed 17-year-old Black male at the hands of a white...

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Fathers Day: Celebrating dads who have lost their sons to police, gun violence

Father's Day will never be the same for some dads. Instead of being praised and...

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Ms. Ada Sharpton makes her transition

On Tuesday March 27, the Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, Ada Sharpton's youngest son, eulogized at...

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Police shooting justified in Kenneth Chamberlain case

The report commissioned by the city of Westchester released last week described the shooting of...

Artist, Elizabeth Catlett passes

Pioneering artist, master sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett passed on April 2 at her home...

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Grand jury will hear evidence in shooting of former Marine Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.

The Westchester district attorney confirmed last week that the murder of former Marine Kenneth Chamberlain...

Thursday, April 11

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Remembering Gil Noble: "Like It Is" host dies at 80

Gil Noble stood, literally and figuratively, head and shoulders above yesterday and today's Black television...

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NAN holds annual community health fair

The National Action Network's Health and Wellness Committee, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, will...

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Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns retiring from the job he loves

Taking a step outside of his downtown Brooklyn office, Edolphus "Ed" Towns walked down Joralemon...

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NAN Convention kicks off in nation's capitol

With all of the issues in the news affecting the Black community, most notably the...

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A plan of action

Bang bang bang. Shots fired yet again. Week after week after week, from city to...

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Vortex of voter ID issues in Pennsylvania

Over the last couple of years, voter suppression by the GOP has been a central...

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New photo ID laws may cause decline in turnout of young people of color

Election turnout among young people of color, including African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans, may drop...

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New York's Ed Towns won't run for reelection in 2012

New York Rep. Ed Towns will not seek reelection in 2012, several Democratic sources said...

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Primary outlook: Two races of note and BOE changes

Local primaries take place in New York City this Thursday with a few key races...

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court takes the right step

It was widely assumed by many awaiting the decision on voter ID legislation in Pennsylvania...

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Black vote can swing election

A study released this week by the National Urban League states that any decline in...

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French Presidential elections 2012: the Black french citizens' vote

On Sunday, April 22, French citizens will be called upon to vote in the presidential...

Town hall meeting outlines changes in Harlem

Dozens of people, including business owners, residents, community leaders and organization leaders, gathered at the...

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Trigger- and taser-happy

State Sen. Eric Adams wants some MTA workers to be armed with tasers in an...

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NAACP edict to state police: 'Diversify or else'

Officials from the NAACP are threatening to sue the New Jersey State Police unless it...

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NAACP looks for help with conservative poll watchers

With the election less than a week away, activists are looking across the ocean for...

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NAACP files complaint over specialized high school exam

Last week, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Latino Justice PRLDEF and the Center for Law...

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NAACP hosts GOTV phone bank

Bill Lynch Associates LLC (BLA), in partnership with the NAACP, oversaw the organization's massive "Get...

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NAACP gives Capitol Hill an F

The NAACP released its Congressional Report Card grading legislators in 2011, and it appears lawmakers...

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NAACP announces 'This is My Vote'

There is no doubt that the 2008 presidential election brought out record numbers of voters,...

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Insult to injury: Cops kill youth, bill mom for car damage, community reacts

First an NYPD cruiser runs over and kills a young Brooklyn man, then the NYPD...

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Justice demanded for Tamon Robinson

"The police do not have the right to run somebody down," charged the Rev. Al...

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A prayer vigil for Tamon Robinson

Keeping a promise he made at the National Action Network on the previous Saturday, the...

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Donna Summer's great legacy

Last week, five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Donna Summer passed away of lung cancer at the...

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Disco queen Donna Summer dead at 63

Reports indicate that disco legend Donna Summer has died. Known for hits in the 1970s...

Stop-and-frisk studies support racial motivation in low-income areas

A Reuters analysis of more than 3 million stops from 2006 through 2011 shows that...

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Pedro Espada found guilty of theft, faces another trial

After 11 days of deliberation, a jury decided that former New York State Sen. Pedro...

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Barbara K. Graves, wife of Black Enterprise magazine founder, passes at 74

Barbara Kydd Graves, the wife of Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise...

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The new America: A 'minority' majority

America is transforming before our very eyes. Babies born in 2011 are going to see...

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Black men finally put in education spotlight

An African-American teenager recently told William R. Hite, Jr., the incoming schools superintendent in Philadelphia,...

Hands Off!: Black community responds to U.S. District Court ruling of NYPD's "Clean Halls" as unconstitutional

Could this be the first step to eliminating "stop and frisk?" On Tuesday morning, a...

Thundering silence: thousands march against stop and frisk for fathers day

Audrey Black, decked out in a derby with his cane marking each step, was among...

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President Obama launches STEM Master Teacher Corps

Last week, the Obama administration launched the STEM Master Teacher Corps, a program that will...

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Obama tops Romney in two polls

As every political pundit knows, and often asserts, a poll is a poll is a...

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'Rape is rape,' Obama says

OK, we've had a Willie Horton moment, and last week Swift Boat came up when...

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Obama's global punch at United Nations general assembly

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday morning was an opportune moment for President Barack...

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The Black community calls for accountability in Obama's second term

At 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday November 6, 2012 the media projected President Barack Obama had...

Final count: victory for Rangel

After two weeks of uncertainty, Rep. Charles Rangel has been officially certified the winner in...

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Remarks by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable...

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Citizens push for passage of Community Safety Act to stop stop and frisk

Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall last Thursday to support the City Council's Community...

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New poll: More NYers unhappy with stop-and-frisk

According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, the New York Police Department's (NYPD) stop-and-frisk policy...

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Trials continue for those arrested in stop-and-frisk protest

Court resumed this week for demonstrators on trial facing disorderly conduct and two counts of...

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Op-Ed: The Problem with "The Problem with Stop and Frisk"

Here's the article I was going to write in a nutshell: Opening Question: Would you...

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Poll: New Yorkers oppose stop-and-frisk

A new study released by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute reveals that New Yorkers don't...

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Demonstrators push for passage of Community Safety Act

Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall Thursday to support the city council's Community Safety...

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Toussaint Louveture triumphs

Jimmy Jean-Louis, star of the triumphant film "Toussaint Louverture," brilliantly directed by Philippe Niang, captivated...

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Evening elegance in Black and white

Along the way, Carmen Marc Valvo's designs have ended up on some of the world's...

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Carter at Abyssinian; Incognito blazes

One woman who's shaking it up is violinist Regina Carter, who, along with her late...

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Reggie Evans sends Kris Humpries to the bench

The term "offensive liability" has followed the Nets' Reggie Evans for his entire pro career....

Another Successful gala for Figure Skating in Harlem

"We've grown a lot in the last couple of years," said Figure Skating in Harlem...

Brooklyn christian center hosting health fair

There will be a Community Health Fair at the Rev. Dennis Dillon Brooklyn Christian Center...

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Magic supports 'Knowing'

OraSure Technologies Inc., maker of the OraQuick in-home HIV Test, announced the launch of a...

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Story of first African-American female pilot helps students soar

On March 28-31, Harlem's La Maison d'Art transformed its gallery into a black box theater...

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Wendell P. Dabney: Renaissance man and pioneer of the Black press

Today's page takes a look at the publisher and editor-in-chief of the oldest Black newspaper...

Spring is in the air

Has spring sprung? It certainly feels like it, because warmer winds are finally swirling around...

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Riverside Theatre salutes Cissy Houston

In celebration and recognition of women who have made a difference in the world through...

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Jazzmobile honors Jimmy Heath

In recognition of a celebratory career in jazz that began in the 1940s, Jazzmobile will...

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Speed cameras robbing us of our rights and our humanity

Last year, Washington, D.C.'s speed cameras generated $95.6 million in revenue. That was double 2011's...

Social Security is sacred

If we're reading the tea leaves correctly, President Barack Obama's budget plan contains some good...

Rally against solitary confinement in city jails

On Tuesday morning, New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm introduced two new bills addressing the...

County jails overcrowded

Nearly half of all people being held in country jails across New Jersey cannot afford...

Local leaders speak out against rap lyrics

On April 10, a number of City Council members and hip-hop rappers united on the...

Plans for an Academy for Leadership and Educational Excellence high school

Readying himself to submit a proposal to the Department of Education, school principal Adofo Muhammad...

Coalition united to end homelessness

On April 9, a coalition of advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall to...

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Stop and Frisk on trial: week three

Now in its third week, the trial in federal court challenging the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactic...

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NAN hosts another successful convention

On April 3-6, thousands of people attended National Action Network's (NAN) annual national convention in...

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NAACP regional director making moves

At age 29, NAACP Northeast Region Director Marvin Bing is one of the century old...

Wednesday, April 10

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Pres. Kenyatta's victory speech penned by Duke University student

Apr. 9 (GIN) - Spoken word artist Julie Wang'ombe - a Duke University undergraduate -...

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First Novel - 'Ghana must go' - wins high praise for young Nigerian writer

Apr. 9 (GIN) - Mentored by Toni Morrison and endorsed by Salman Rushdie, young writer...

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Angola Evicts the poor from millionaires' row

Apr. 9 (GIN) - One of Africa's wealthiest nations, the home of Africa's first woman...

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Few South African tears for departed "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher

Apr. 9 (GIN) - While the public service record of Baroness Margaret Thatcher is praised...

Tuesday, April 9

Senator Rand Raul to speak at Howard University

Kentucky's Republican Senator, Rand Paul will speak at Howard University on Wednesday, April 10. According...

Law Suit: students being sent to the emergency room because of behavioral issues, lack of mental health services

According to a Press Release, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is filing a lawsuit against...

Last African American Publisher Resigns at Gannett

The Maynard Institute reports: Samuel Martin, the last remaining African American publisher at the Gannett...

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Wesley Snipes has been released from prison

Wesley Snipes has been released from Federal prison, where he was serving time for tax...

Monday, April 8

"42" Review

"How on Earth did (the Robinsons) live through that. How did they do it? How...

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr Holds First Ever Bronx Health and Wellness Summit

Tomorrow, Saturday April 6th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr will host the first ever...

Friday, April 5

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NBA playoffs a jump show away, the nets have to pick up the pace

Whether the Nets finished 5-3 or 4-4 on the "Circus" trip is just a minor...

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Serena Williams comes from behind to win the Sony Open

Serena Williams, in a slow start at the Sony Open, dropped the first set in...

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LIU's wells and Seton hall's Brittany Morris are on coaching

This weekend, the best Division I women's basketball players are gathering in New Orleans for...

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New Kitchen for spring

Hallelujah! Spring has finally arrived! It's time to shed a layer or two, resume your...

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Exploring the 'Pearl of the Pacific' in Costa Rica

In part one of this series, morning had just broken and we were breathing in...

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Jimmy Owens, Onaje at BAM, Sanabria's Kids Jazz

The Bronx African-American History Project (BAAHP) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a day and...

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Mekhi Phifer weds

Despite the rumors caused by a tweet sent out by a Los Angeles radio station,...

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Producer Sidra Smith hopes Angela Davis doc will inspire

When one hears the name of social justice activist, Angela Davis a litany of connotations...

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Sidiki Conde celebrates a walking living miracle

"I am a Muslim. I believe God! Whatever I have today is because God purposed...

When the lights went out in Trinidad and Tobago

The lights in the Caribbean trade bloc's richest country and the region's largest economy went...

Imhotep's guide to Black Events April 4 - 10, 2013

Greetings! It's GBE's "Black Religious & Resurrection Month." Now through April 6, the Rev. Al...

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Queens State Sen. Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Holloran arrested in mayoral election bribery plot

"FBI arrests State Senator Malcolm Smith, Daniel Halloran, and others following public corruption investigation. Details...

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Malcolm in the muddle : State senator arrested in corruption scandal

On March 28, New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith wrote on the social media site...

Thursday, April 4

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New monument to commemorate Underground Railroad announced

While you may no longer be able to tour the White House due to the...

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NYAFF celebrates 20 years, April 3-9

This year, the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF), in association with the Film Society...

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FILM REVIEW:'Mugabe: Villain or Hero'

If you look back at any recent conversations you have had about Zimbabwe's President Robert...

Dance theatre of Harlem returns!

Good news, dance lovers: After an eight-year-plus hiatus, the ballet company Dance Theatre of Harlem...

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Intolerance and the left

The cases before the Supreme Court recently have once again placed a focus on the...

Senator Smith Find your moral compass

When William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson, the former congressman from Louisiana, was convicted and sentenced to...

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Chief Banks, we are counting on you

Last week Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the appointment of Philip Banks III as chief...

New report helps low-wage workers

UnitedNY and the Center for Popular Democracy recently released a report detailing ways to help...

Council set to approve paid sick days bill

The cynic would say that this is an election year ploy, but when something is...

Questionable memo on quotas puts NYPD in hot seat

More evidence has surfaced to support the belief that the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk practice is...

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Cuomo extols King and Sharpton

Unlike the sharp repartee and the curt banter between the Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor...

Failure to indict, killer cop Hassan Hamdy goes free

Cecilia Reyes controlled her outrage but not her tears as she expressed her feelings about...

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NAN preparing for annual convention

The National Action Network (NAN) is hosting its 15th annual National Convention on April 3...

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Standing up against gun violence rally march 21

On Thursday, March 21, the National Action Network is holding a rally at the Harlem...

Assembly makes state budget unofficial

After a lot of hand-wringing and dealmaking, New York state elected officials met the deadline...

GED changes for New York State

Changes are on the way for New York State when it comes to the GED....

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A voice from the favelas of Brazil

Imagine trying to a start newspaper in a community with nearly nothing: little food, no...

Co-founder of Hale House hospitalized

Jesse L. Devore Jr. has been relentless in his quest to bring clarity and justice...

Mom suing NYPD for pepper-spraying family, including her 5-month-old baby

Three NYPD Officers are being sued for pepper-spraying a family, including three children - a...

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Horror among South African soldiers over armed 'kids' in rebel ranks

Apr. 2 (GIN) - After a deadly confrontation that mismatched 200 soldiers with 3,000 rebel...

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Kenyans spiff up for Uhuru's swearing-in ceremony April 9

Apr. 2 (GIN) - Streets will be swept and bunting will be hung this week...

BEYOND THE 3 R'S: SELECTING THE RIGHT SCHOOL

It's that time of year - when parents and students turn their attention to choosing...

Harlem Mother urges Mattel to make more Barbie of Color Party Supplies

Karen Braithwaite's daughter asked for a Barbie-themed party, but there was one problem: Harlem mother,...

Daryl Johnson announces his candidacy for NYC Council of the Bronx's District 16

Democrat Daryl Johnson announced his candidacy today for the New York City Council in District...

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King: In memory and in life

I come today not to berate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (for though he has...

Central African Republic chief flees to Cameroon, coupsters settle in

March 26 (GIN) - A fresh tragedy has illuminated the Central African Republic, a country...

Trail begins for Philly abortion doc

On Monday, March 18, opening arguments began in the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a...

Tuesday, April 2

Gun Buy Back event with a Cause

On Saturday, March 30, teens and young men were able to turn in firearms to...