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Thursday, January 31

The emancipation of the Wilmington 10

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the outgoing governor of...

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American Blacks must cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship

Recently on Roland Martin's "Washington Watch," we discussed what must be President Barack Obama's exclusive...

Fighting in the 'Invisible War' of rape in the military

In December 2005, Kori Cioca was raped by a commanding officer while serving in the...

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Doo-wop is unforgettable in the Bronx

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West in the...

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1199 and MXCC host dinner to support political prisoners

Last year everyday people put their hands in their pocket and put $900 in the...

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 21, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since 1983, the third Monday...

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'New York is rising,' Cuomo declares in State of the State

"NY Rising" was the title of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, and...

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Unions, activists react to Cuomo's State of State

During last week's State of the State address in Albany, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

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Trust and respect, not stop and frisk

The ruling handed down by Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is only the first...

NYPD's 'Clean Halls' back on ... for now

A U.S. District Court judge lifted an order and will allow the NYPD's "Clean Halls"...

Custodians bring Canarsie school back from the brink after Sandy

Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, I.S. 211 in Canarsie seemed beyond repair. But thanks to custodial...

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NAACP joins fight against soda ban

As the controversy over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large-sized sugary drinks continues, the New...

Equatorial Guinea supports AIDS awareness

Last week, Equatorial Guinea opened the Fourth Ordinary Session of Ministers of Health of the...

Chip Shelton at Creole, Apollo jumps

Multi-instrumentalist Chip Shelton may not be a household name, but he has recorded eight CDs...

25th year on Broadway for 'Phantom'!

Last Saturday night will go down in Broadway history as the evening that "The Phantom...

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'Bethany' - it's not 'Ugly Betty'

Crystal is a new kind of heroine for the stage: a mother, portrayed with shimmering...

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Huge turnout for Ayana Mathis and her new novel

By a quarter to 7 p.m. last Thursday, nearly all the 120 chairs at Barnes...

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February dance calendar

Dance in February includes the return of Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, a Dance Company...

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Bobby Brown pans new Whitney memoir

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, sources say Bobby Brown is not happy with how his...

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West African drama 'The Pirogue' makes U.S. premiere at Film Forum

Senegal, the West African nation on the Atlantic Ocean, was home to Africa's greatest filmmaker,...

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WNET celebrates bold ideas of the '70s in new doc

Despite the recent politically based attacks on the network's supposed liberal bent, public television knows...

Medgar Evers professors at odds with administration

With members of the Medgar Evers College administration looking on, faculty members held a news...

Lorenzo Herman appointed new President of the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association

Last week, Lorenzo Herman, 39, was chosen as the new president of the National Black...

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Soprano Beatrice Rippy Hollister passes

Beatrice Rippy Hollister, celebrated soprano, devoted mother and grandmother, passed from this life on Dec....

Two dozen Catholic schools will meet demise

With the Archdiocese of New York strapped for cash, sacrifices had to be made. Unfortunately,...

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Imhotep's guide to black events Jan 31- Feb. 7, 2013

Greetings! Welcome as we officially open up GBE Black History Month 2013 with honor and...

Bloomberg announces $70.1 billion budget for 2014 fiscal year

$70.1 billion may sound like a lot to the average American, but according to officials,...

POP promotes Black history for children

The People's Organization for Progress (POP) broke ground with a new project this past Saturday...

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Racism and the Central Park Five

The Central Park five civil case is increasingly becoming the focal point of systemic racism...

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Alicia Olatuja: The voice of history

Just for a moment, all eyes were on mezzo-soprano Alicia Olatuja as she gracefully sang...

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As the year begins

We must celebrate and enjoy the achievements that America has made to get to the...

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Black Panthers sought unity for East Coast and West Coast branches

Although they were not the first group to call themselves the Black Panthers nor the...

Winter delights

I hope you are all hanging in there, keeping cozy and warm, now that we...

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Fritto misto me, baby

While a little bit of a time and attention commitment, a good fritto misto will...

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It's halftime!

I'll admit it: I don't care who wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. There, I...

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Events into February

Yikes! February already?! It seems as if another year is flying by. Nevertheless, we do...

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Spring '13 styles in living colors

Color-wise, Diane Von Furstenberg's (DVF) spring '13 collection is on fire and fabulous! Her looks...

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Wong's dresses sure to heat up icy evenings

For Valentine's Day, glam up your nights with sophisticated styles designed by Sue Wong. Her...

Guyana to hold elections Nov. 28

Citizens of the Caribbean trade bloc nation of Guyana will vote for a new government...

Feds zooming in on Caribbean networks

It is becoming quite clear that federal officials have begun to zoom in on the...

China's march through Caribbean continues

China is continuing its bold economic and geopolitical march through the Caribbean and Latin America,...

Former Guyana president under pressure to disprove racism

Interesting testimony is beginning to emerge from an ongoing libel suit trial brought against a...

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Granny ends her innings

NEW YORK (Jan. 31)--Last weekend, the matriarch of our family departed after many long and...

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Stop and scan? NYPD hopes new tactic works

The NYPD might not need to sift through your pockets during a stop-and-frisk. They could...

Kenyans rejoice as 'favorite son' Obama is sworn in

Jan. 22 (GIN)--There was exultant singing and dancing in the streets of Nairobi and around...

USCIS formally extends TPS deadline for Haitians

The United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the deadline for Haitian nationals...

Wednesday, January 30

Al Jazeera coming to The U.S.

Since the Egyptian revolution against dictator, Honsi Mubarak in February 2011, Al Jazeera Media has...

Tuesday, January 29

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Actress, Gabourey Sidibe Shines Light on Africa with AfroPop

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe is ready to take on one of her most important roles to...

Sunday, January 27

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Inhale Hope -Exhale the Stigma- Lung Cancer Event

Inhale Hope- Exhale the Stigma- Creative Arts Series-1 Fashion Emerge and Mae's Breath Foundation will...

Thursday, January 24

To my father on the 80th anniversary of his birth

Dear Dad, Happy Birthday! You would have been 80 years old today, Jan. 23. So...

Christie disparages the NRA, mum about Obama gun control plan

Utilizing what has become his trademark tough talk and brusque behavior, Gov. Chris Christie slammed...

December 12th Movement and the Freedom Party hold Day of outrage for Central Park Five

As the Central Park Five civil case proceeded in the Federal Courthouse in lower Manhattan...

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imhotep's guide to black events

Happy King Day and congratulations to our re-elected president, Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama...

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Central Park 5 Case Heats Up

As the civil case for justice for the Central Park 5 proceeds in the Federal...

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Presumptive mayoral hopefuls questioned by Sharpton

There was no applause meter available at the National Action Network Tuesday evening to register...

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The city must settle with the Central Park Five

After 10 years of litigation, now's the time for the city's Law Department and the...

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New charter school will focus on Harlem history

Harlem is about to get another charter school. The Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School...

DA Cy Vance comments on Cuomo's gun control bill

On Tuesday, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York SAFE Act (Secure...

USCIS formally extends TPS deadline for Haitians

The United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the deadline for Haitian nationals...

Nonprofit partners with school to improve literacy of Harlem's children

A nonprofit devoted to improving the literacy of Harlem's children has expanded its programs to...

Look for me in the whirlwind: Controversial Caribbean scholar Tony Martin dies

Born on Feb. 21, 1942, Dr. Tony Martin joined the ancestors at approximately 7 p.m....

Massive turnout for Dillard Boone's homegoing

The only thing missing at the funeral services for Dillard Theodore Boone II was his...

Harlem community advocate Azeeza Hurston dies at 77

Community activist Azeeza Hurston passed away at St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital center on Dec. 27, 2012....

Realty company's rise makes room for those on the margin

The real estate enterprise known as Rapid Realty, true to its name, is growing rapidly....

Hailed heroes want more training

When the borough of Brooklyn officially added Keith Anderson, Christopher Bullock, Arthur Lasane, Rusty Greene,...

Domestic violence victims take 'STEPS' towards new careers

Being a domestic violence victim can have a lasting impact on people, both emotionally and...

Sean Bell Community Center again in jeopardy of closing

Administrators at the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center are planning to close its doors less than two years after it first opened in south Jamaica, Queens. “Although they are reluctant to [make] the decision that was made, there is no other option ... Right now we are out of money and we’re not sure if the center will be opened this coming February,” said the center’s executive director, Anthony Anderson, who has volunteered since the center first opened.

Wednesday, January 23

African union turns 50 - calls on nations to celebrate!

Jan. 22 (GIN)- The African Union has called on its member countries, the economic community...

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Eritrean army tanks foil freedom call by dissidents

Jan. 22 (GIN) - Army tanks surrounded the information ministry in central Asmara on Monday,...

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Obama to be honored at Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture

To honor the United States' first Black president, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American...

Tuesday, January 22

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Resisting the recasting of Martin Luther King

With the passage of time, there seems to be some miscalculation and misrepresentation about what...

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Don King, Bernard Hopkins should take their show to Broadway

Though they held a media conference earlier this week at the Barclays Center in downtown...

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The eyes of the Tigers and Lions are on Princeton and Columbia

Play has kicked off in the Ivy League, and for Princeton it's business as usual....

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The 49ers and Kaepernick have a Super Bowl date

In the National Football League, defensive coaches are constantly devising methods to stymie innovative offenses,...

Nobel-nominated TIPA Project holds free MLK Day event

Now in its fifth decade of "Arts-for-Peace" programming, the TIPA Project (Toward International Peace through...

Sista's Place, Bartlett Jr. performs, 2013 Jazz Masters

Sista's Place, one of the most swinging little jazz clubs in the city, located in...

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Destiny's Child to reunite

Aside from releasing a new Destiny's Child album, the trio will also reunite on stage...

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2012: The year In Black theater, Part 1

2012 was a year that saw African-Americans cast in all types of productions, from pivotal...

WLS 15th annual literary celebration

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the Westchester Library System is holding...

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Knitwear news for fall '13

For next fall and winter, Ballantyne Cashmere has started a new collaboration with British fashion...

New in 2013: Femi Kuti tour; Michelle Williams joins 'Fela!'; Peter Brook at BAM

Africa Sings! And the world is its stage as 2013 unfolds enchantingly, ushering in exciting...

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Alicia Keys 'Girl on Fire' smolders for the holidays

Alicia Keys is on fire. And she is hotter than hot. She is sizzling! Luminously....

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William Nadylam talks Peter Brook's 'Suit' at BAM

"There was an attempt to destroy it, but it didn't succeed, because we are performing...

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'Hill and Gully' brings in the New Year

Geoffrey Holder, the Tony Award-winning director, calls them "decent people's children." They are the gifted,...

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Liberation Theatre Company shares holiday cheer at Art in Flux Harlem

Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros, founders and producing artistic directors of the Liberation...

As decision nears, debate over fracking gets cinematic

What're your thoughts on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) in New York state? Staunch advocates of hydrofracking...

Host of Image Awards remains a mystery for now

"As soon as I know the host for the 44th NAACP Image Awards, you are...

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Music diva Martha Wash gives us 'Something Good' for the new year

After celebrating the 30th anniversary of "It's Raining Men" in 2012, legendary Weather Girls icon...

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Where to get your flu shot in NYC

With flu season raging on, many are looking to get flu shots, and there are...

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Emotional triggers

If you are feeling "emotional" in a negative way, some synonyms might be: feeling abandoned,...

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$25, $38, eat! It's NYC Restaurant Week!

It's that time of the year again when we can slightly loosen the tight grip...

Sunday, January 20

Why we celebrate

Why we celebrate By, Dr. Millicent Thomas January 20, 2013 will be a tremendous day...

Religion and Politics

Why we celebrate...

Thursday, January 17

Calling 500 men for King-sized effort

At least 500 labor-loving men are wanted to spend the 72 hours that comprise the...

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Rep. Charles Rangel holds first monthly reporter roundtable

Rep. Charles Rangel kicked off the year with what he hopes will be monthly roundtable...

Armed teachers Pt. 2: Educator miseducation

As the controversy over arming teachers in schools continues to be a heated debate, one...

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Ray Kelly defends stop-and-frisk

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly had hardly settled into his seat after being introduced by Stephen...

Bed-Stuy residents slammed by week of shootings

It is not the OK Corral in Bed-Stuy, but anguished residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood...

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Disney reimagined, again and again and again

The idea of Disneyland and Disney World was not for an amusement park created at...

Education reform advocacy group StudentsFirst releases its first State Policy Report Card

The national education reform advocacy group, StudentsFirst, released its first State Policy Report Card on...

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UFT and city reach a stalemate over evaluations

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the city and the teacher's union are...

City slated to close 17 schools; unions and activists angered

It's been a staple of the Michael Bloomberg administration, so in his last year of...

Breathe y'all: Oxygen squashes 'Babies' Mamas' show

In an effort to finish what we started, it's only right that we bring forth...

Surveying New York's political landscape

While most political pundits have been focusing on the federal elections and whether or not...

Honoring Community advocates

Did you know that St. Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 145th street is now officially...

HARLEM RUMBLE

Controversy is swirling uptown, and at the center of it is a landmark restaurant. As...

Jobs and justice: National Action Network holds rally in Harlem

The National Action Network (NAN) held its Jobs and Justice Rally on Friday, Dec. 9....

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Eric Adams vies to preside over Brooklyn

The title of state senator may have sounded nice to Eric Adams in 2006. Now...

Helping kids get back on track

Bernard Dufresne is one lucky young man. At 27 years of age, he is doing...

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New York leads on tough gun laws

In his recent State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made it explicitly clear...

Tuesday, January 15

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39th Colgate Women's games off and running

Fred Thompson is the founder and executive director of the Colgate Women's Games. Now in...

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For now, PJ has the Nets moving and grooving

P.J. Carlesimo or P.J., aka Phil Jackson? We're pretty sure everyone wants the latter of...

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Suspension for Carmelo Anthony?

We probably need a stronger word than "disappointment" regarding the behavior of Carmelo Anthony that...

The Knicks take a look back while checking the road ahead

On Monday, the Knicks began a week in which they can peer into the past,...

Destiny Child to reunite at Super Bowl

The Loop21 reports: The girl band is also set to release a new compilation album...

Monday, January 14

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THE EBONY ECUMENICAL ENSEMBLE INC.

The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble was founded by renowned musical director, music educator and activist Bettye...

Friday, January 11

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Ray Lewis not done yet as Ravens advance in the AFC playoffs

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announcing his retirement at season's end was a big story,...

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Ravens, Seattle, Denver, Oilers survive Wild Card Weekend

NFL Wild Card Weekend has come and gone. Packing and heading to their respective offseason...

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Imhotep's guide to black events 1/10-16/13

Greetings! Join the 15th annual New York Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Observance for Racial...

'Emotional Creature' is stupendous!

The female sex is very sensitive, very emotional and very unique. No two women are...

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Jayne Cortez, revolutionary poet, dies at 78

Jayne Cortez, a poet whose fiery words sparked political activism and covered the Black diaspora...

Winter Jazzfest, no limits

The 2013 NYC Winter Jazzfest is now. It's in the moment, raging with improvisational excitement...

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Oprah's OWN expands programming once again

"Django Unchained" surpassed the $100 million-mark at the box office, and now Jamie Foxx, Kerry...

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January Dance calendar

Ring in the New Year with a cast of 20-25 men in dance as part...

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TV One announces lineup changes, new 'Unsung' episodes

TV One recently announced changes to its first quarter 2013 primetime lineup. Those changes are...

S. Africans join anti-rape protest over atrocity in India

Jan. 8 (GIN)--A petition drive is under way, organized by South Africans of Indian origin...

S. African CEO brings legacy of pollution to new post

Jan. 8 (GIN)--A gold-mining CEO has been tapped for the top spot at the Anglo...

Leonard Jeffries to honor Dr. Khalid Muhammad on Jan. 12

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and professor Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be keynote speakers for a...

Gov. Cuomo's NY education reform commission releases recommendations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Education Reform Commission released preliminary recommendations to improve education in...

Honoring Dr. Kings legacy at the African Burial Ground National Monument

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the African Burial Ground National Monument...

Environmental, health groups rail against burning of Hurricane Sandy debris

Last month, a coalition of environmental and public health groups asked New York City Mayor...

City Council pledges to improve MWBE legislation

The City Council is in the process of enhancing MWBE legislation passed in 2005, which...

Passage of bill gives MWBE contractors more opportunities during Sandy recovery

Black contractors trying to work to help rebuild during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy report...

Trenton mayor fights back, vetoes pay cut

Last week, embattled Trenton Mayor Tony Mack showed that he is still the man in...

Mack trial date extended

In a move that many residents and others contend is only delaying the inevitable, a...

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Arrested, Charged In Extortion Plot

TRENTON, N.J. - Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, the mayor's brother, Ralphiel Mack, and his...

Trenton: A city under siege

The city of Trenton is entrenched in a deadly crime wave, as at least four...

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Chris Christie tells Tony Mack it's time to go

If the likes of Gov. Chris Christie have their way, then the days are numbered...

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And then there were 20

Women were as scarce as snake hips and chicken lips in the Senate in the...

Dems hold on to Senate

While the presidential race was obviously the centerpiece in this election season, the senatorial races...

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One cliff avoided but others loom ahead

Burning the midnight oil and holding America, particularly middle-class and lower-income Americans, hostage over the...

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Push for early voting in NY begins

A state political official wants New York added to the list of states that participate...

Obama's white cabinet

When Ambassador Susan Rice chose to step down and eliminate any further turmoil over her...

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Soaking the rich

Democrats always seem to be in search of new ways to get revenue, especially from...

America and its gun culture

The NRA is a murderous organization, period. The institution has nothing to do with the...

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'What Are You Doing Here?' forces reader to address prejudice about Blacks in hard rock music

Through the combination of media imagery, cultural alliances, record industry shepherding and racial classification, the...

Thursday, January 10

George Benta, who buried the famous, dead at 91

Benta's Funeral Home, since its inception 85 years ago, has always been a place where...

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Moving from self-deception

I do not believe that anyone likes to feel as though they have been lied...

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New leadership at Black AIDS Institute

A cadre of new leadership will usher in the new year at the Black AIDS...

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Take Co-Enzyme Q10 and your heart will say 'A-men'

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

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Deadline nears for $5,000 scholarship contest honoring Reginald F. Lewis

Five scholarship grants of $5,000 each provided by the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation are up...

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Steppin' in style on the fifth floor at Barneys

In the Madison Avenue flagship store, Barneys New York's shoe department is the talk of...

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22/4 designs inspired by music and math

On view in Paris recently, 22/4's menswear collection for next fall/winter is influenced by the...

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Rev. Bernard mulls mayoral run

NEW YORK (Jan. 10)--Could the next mayor of New York City be an African-American preacher...

Brooklyn lauds Black men as year's first heroes

The Borough of Brooklyn officially added six more citizens to the roster of bravest. For...

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City boasts efforts for increase in candidates of color that took FDNY exam

Last week, Fire Department (FDNY) officials reported that 42,161 people took the new computerized FDNY...

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Court order scorches FDNY in discrimination case

A court has issued an order awarding an aggregate amount of back pay of $128...

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Retired firefighter Al Benjamin: Who's going to carry the can now?

According to retired firefighter Al Benjamin, he was indoctrinated into the fire department when he...

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An election victory that inspires

For New Yorkers of even the slightest progressive bent, elections in this city can be...

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quietly gets to work

After winning a commanding victory to succeed Ed Towns as representative of Brooklyn's 8th Congressional...

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Patricia Brintle travels 'From Here to Haiti' to repair her homeland

It has been about three years since an earthquake devastated Haiti in January 2010, and...

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Love in three courses

There is no better way to start a new year than with a wedding, especially...

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Year in Review 2012

Happy 2013, everyone! It's still early in the year, but I am looking forward to...

'Negro' may stay on US Census questionnaire until 2020

Do you identify as "negro?" The U.S. Census Bureau is considering removing the term "Negro"...

Nurses to Interfaith Medical Center: 'We want our benefits back'

Last week, over 200 nurses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn took to the streets...

Interfaith sorts bills amidst uncertainty

This week, Interfaith Medical Center officials met before Judge Carla E. Craig for the final...

Disadvantaged moms tested for drugs more often

Random drug testing has been considered invasive for quite some time, but the emphasis on...

Assemblyman calls for mental testing for NYC cops

"I'm doing Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly a favor. Psychological testing will save the...

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Group pushes for widespread at-home testing for HIV

Last week, a federal panel issued preliminary guidelines that recommend that widespread testing for HIV...

A dad is gone after gunplay leaves a communal void

The fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday in Clinton Hill's famous diner the Country House...

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Lenox Lounge finds new home

Harlem's famed Lenox Lounge lives to swing another day after a massive rent hike forced...

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Kenny Lattimore Becomes Fearless and the Harlem Arts Alliance Gets a New Leader

R&B singer, Kenny Lattimore is ready for a change. The vocalist recently launched his own...

Jazz Shrines Fest, ALJO, Great Night in Harlem

The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival continues its shower of eclectic swinging vocalists and musicians. On...

Dave Valentin benefit, Ella celebrated, Harlem Jazz Shrines Fest

Dave Valentin is a Grammy Award-winning flutist who bridges the gap between Latin and jazz...

Wednesday, January 9

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Natural History Museum holds Kwanzaa fte

The American Museum of Natural History recently hosted its 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration. Presented in...

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Janet Jackson engaged?

Sources say Janet Jackson is engaged. Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana "gave her a huge,...

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Chestnut and Voices enliven Abyssinian Jazz Vespers

In his opening remarks at the Abyssinian Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, the Rev. Calvin Butts...

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MSNBC reports 60 percent increase in Black viewership

Mediaite Reports: MSNBC reported a 20 percent increase in overall viewership for 2012 in a...

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Rowena Husbands, celebrity photographer

"Hey, lady, are you press?" barked the stylish sister moving like a hot bullet, trying...

Eighth graders to lead march for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day the eighth graders of Manhattan Country...

Tuesday, January 8

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Jamie Foxx talks about 'Django Unchained'

On a recent appearance on "Saturday Night Live," the award-winning Jamie Foxx joked that it...

Friday, January 4

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Teachers respond to NRA call for guns in schools

"Armed guards in schools? We're not protecting them. We're robbing them," charged a principal of...

Thursday, January 3

Fe, fi, faux hair

The big holidays may be past, but you can still have fun and look fashionable...

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Matisse exhibit on view at the Met

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the...

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The Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863 (A Transcription) By the President of the United States of America: A...

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For Teachers: Learning about The Emancipation Proclamation

Issued as an executive order by our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation was...

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2012 in review

Time magazine has named President Barack Obama as their Person of the Year. This has...

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N.C. NAACP statement on pardon of 'Wilmington 10'

Today, the spirit of justice was awakened in the Capitol of North Carolina. Gov. Beverly...

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Significant departures in 2012

A great poet once wrote that April is the cruelest month, and it certainly wasn't...

Boxing champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

As the somber news of the passing of three-division world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho...

Dr. James R. Dumpson, noted for his social work and social justice, dead at 103

Three years ago at the Schomburg Center, there was a centennial celebration for Dr. James...

A Civil Rights Warrior Lawrence Guyot Remembered

New America Media reports: Lawrence Guyot never encountered a fight he didn't relish and that...

Lawrence Guyot, unsung hero of Civil Rights Movement, dead at 73

Any discussion of the Civil Rights Movement usually boils down to Dr. Martin Luther King...

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Apollo Theater legend Melvin Sheppard passes

The winningest amateur night performer in Apollo Theater history has died. Melvin Shepard passed away...

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James Brown's 'Soul Sister Number 1,' Marva Whitney, passes away

"We're saddened to inform you that Soulsister #1 Marva Whitney passed away last night. She...

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Court of Appeals Judge Theodore Jones dead at 68

State Court of Appeals Judge Theodore Jones is perhaps best remembered for his ruling in...

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Jazz giant Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who led the West Coast school of cool jazz and...

Mellow voice of Major Harris silenced at 65

"The time is right, turned down the lights/and take my hand, we will take a...

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Beloved entertainer Earl 'Speedo' Carroll passes at 75

We always called him "Speedo," but his real name was Earl Carroll. As one of...

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Terry Glover, managing editor of 'Ebony' magazine, dies at 57

On Dec. 24, Terry Glover, managing editor of Ebony magazine, passed away at her home...

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North Carolina Governor urged to pardon Wilmington 10

The New York Times reports: More than 40 years ago, 10 people were wrongly accused...

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Remembering Rosewood

The first week of the new year 1923 was not a good one for the...

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Choose life

"Choose life so that you and your descendants may live."--Deuteronomy 30:19 The book Deuteronomy is...

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Report sheds light on college attainment for students of color

New numbers from the American Council on Education (ACE) shed light on why certain racial...

Caribbean islands look to the east for assistance

A number of Caribbean trade bloc countries have begun looking for new ways of attracting...

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32BJ members tell luxury developer that they're 'naughty,' rally in Jersey

Members of 32BJ SEIU, joined by a person dressed as Santa and his little helpers,...

Ban this 'Baby Mama' gossip show: You makin' us look bad!

Kicking back and reflecting on music in general, but specifically rap, has driven me to...

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New Black Panther Party celebrates Kwanzaa

The Trenton chapter of the New Black Panther Party Kwanzaa ceremony, hosted by Divine Allah,...

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Holidays at the Apollo

The Holidays at the Apollo program on Saturday, Dec. 15, was awesome. The all-day festivities...

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New York CitiWorks' 12th annual holiday and awards party

New York CitiWorks Inc. (NYCW) held its 12th annual holiday party at the Dwyer Cultural...

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Service workers of all kinds want higher wages, talk fiscal cliff

Last Thursday in Manhattan's Times Square and Union Square, shoppers were treated to more than...

Fiscal cliff looms closer

Over the last week or so, President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner have been...

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The fiscal cliff? You'll know it when you get there

Are you one of those Americans still in the dark about the fiscal cliff--or the...

Is the fiscal cliff a code word for failure?

Every time you turn on the television, someone is talking about falling off the "fiscal...

Advocacy group feels DOE can do more to prevent suspensions in city schools

Controversy regarding the high number of children suspended in New York City schools continues. Since...

Students rally to reduce suspensions in schools

Last week, students, parents, educators and elected officials rallied at a press conference outside a...

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Harlem's heartthrobs: Black Ivory

Legendary all-male R&B singing group Black Ivory wowed fans with their smooth moves, velvet voices...

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Amsterdam News 2012 Year in review: January to June

January As the year begins, concerns are raised over new voter ID laws in some...