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Thursday, March 28

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'Atlanta Housewife' Porsha soon to be single

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it looks like former NFL player Kordell Stewart, estranged husband...

Exhibition gives inmates a voice through art

Carolyn Stanford is not an ordinary artist agent. She may collect unique pieces of art,...

April dance calendar 2013

Headlining this month's dance calendar are Camille A. Brown & Dancers downtown at the Kitchen...

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'Mama, I Want to Sing' celebrates 30 years

There was a feeling of an anointing in the air on Saturday, March 23, as...

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Nets know just making playoffs will not satisfy their owner

The Nets had a lot of grand plans coming into this season. A priority was...

Usain, Powell, and Shelly, inspiring Jamaican youth

The 103rd ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletic Championships, held March 12-17 at the National...

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Virgina State ran their way to 10 all-America trophies

Virginia State University, which has one of the top Black College athletic programs in the...

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NY, NJ women's teams exit early from NCAA postseason play

The dance was short for the three New York-New Jersey teams that qualified for the...

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Touro students visit Albany to press for immigration reform

Students from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work and professor Jennifer Zelnick (pictured...

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U.S. Virgin Islands tap Scandinavian market

COPENHAGEN, Denmark-- Denmark and the wider Scandinavian market will continue to be a prime tourism...

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La Francophonie at the United Nations

The United Nations and the organization La Francophonie recently celebrated people from African nations colonized...

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The Reverend Conrad Tillard seeks City Council Seat

With an exciting odyssey that has carried him from the academic circles of Harvard University...

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Gillibrand chairs hearings on military sexual assault

New York State's own Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been chosen to chair the Senate Armed...

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Accessories: High hells and makeup

For spring footwear, the heel is high and the cut is edgy. Roam, an elegant...

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Spring's storytelling prints for scarves and dresses

Sheila Johnson's spring 2013 collection captures the spirit of spring with beautiful print pieces. Themed...

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Dying to live

Life is precious. In fact, as we well know, life is no dress rehearsal. Therefore,...

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Seasonal Easter fish stew

... And then it's spring and Easter is upon us. It's hard to tell with...

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Escape to Costa Rica

It was about 11 p.m. when we emerged from Customs and met our driver for...

Bluey and the new British invasion

Promises of worldwide fame and wealth have for years sent people running to the recording...

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Shared Interest's annual award gala

Recently, Shared Interest, a leading New York-based nonprot, held its annual gala. The group honored...

Outrage continues with wake, funeral for Kimani Gray

"Kimani, please don't go," wailed Carol Gray, the mother of police shooting victim 16-year-old Kimani...

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Bloomberg and a healthy America

Obesity and unhealthy living are as much a problem in this country as government over-regulation....

Beyond chocolates & roses: Community, love and commitment after the Kimani Gray shooting

"This morning I woke up in a curfew "O God, I was a prisoner, too...

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USPS workers reject five-day plan

On Sunday, March 24, United States Postal Service employees rallied in front of the Eighth...

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Walking in soulful footsteps

Tren'ness Woods-Black is following the lead of her grandmother, legendary Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods, whose...

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Christie and Oliver at odds, again

Firebrand New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and outspoken Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver are at it...

Trial begins for Philly abortion doc

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

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Mayor Bloomberg's gun control push

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $12 million on commercials to influence U.S. senators to support gun...

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UFT suggests reforms to NYC mayoral control

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is pushing an agenda that would reduce mayoral...

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Community not yet recovered as Coney Island opens for season

Community not yet recovered as Coney Island opens for season By Amity Paye AmNews Web...

Minimum wage making inroads in Albany, but who benefits?

An increase in minimum wage, but still no help from Albany? While some may be...

Wednesday, March 27

Apollo Presents James Brown: Get On The Good Foot

Starting on April 30th, tickets will go on sale for James Brown: Get On The...

Tuesday, March 26

Celebrating Women on the Move

On March 27th 2013, the Organization of Black Woman (OBW) will be hosting the 7th...

NYC Great Debaters Swept New York State Championships

NYC Great Debaters swept first place in every grade level in the high school and...

General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Command

Friday, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command. This...

Monday, March 25

Senator calls for reinvestment into community mental health

Surrounded by colleagues and mental health advocates, New York state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk called on...

P.S. 13 salutes the AmNews for Black History Month

Brooklyn's Roberto Clemente P.S. 13 celebrated Black History Month with a celebration that included a...

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The first of many goodbyes begins at the wake for Kimani "Kiki" Gray

"Come on, get up!", "Somebody get him up", "It's not too late", "I love you...

Friday, March 22

Keep the promise HIV/AIDS march coming to Brooklyn

Every year in Washington DC the Annual "Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS" March & Rally...

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Panthers sign CB Munnerlyn, S Mitchell

The Carolina Panthers added two more pieces to their secondary on Thursday by re-signing incumbent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and inking unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell to a deal.

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New search engine helps with education decisions

There's good news for parents, adult learners and high schoolers who want a simple and effective tool to help them make important education decisions.

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New loan program offers help for veteran entrepreneurs

A new loan program offers help to N.C. veterans who want to become entrepreneurs as they return home to a slow job market.

Thursday, March 21

Oberlin College reeling from recent racial incidents

At a school known for its hardcore liberalism, Oberlin College has made national headlines due...

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Cuomo unveils public-private partnership with IBM

With "public-private partnerships" being the new buzz term in New York, it was only a...

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Grant provides treatment to HIV/AIDS patients

Being a former inmate with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is a toxic mix, and one...

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Feeling good? Whether it's the weather...

St. Francis of Assisi wrote a wonderful hymn called "The Canticle of the Sun." A...

TedXTeen empowers youth

More than 300 teenagers and adults gathered for TEDxTeen 2013, an independently organized conference presented...

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John Liu makes his mayoral bid official

Surrounded by a massive and diverse crowd on the steps of City Hall, with hundreds...

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Workers protest restaurant's dirty dishes

Chants of "One, two, three, four! No one should be working poor!" echoed down Fifth...

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Oh, great, more Braxtons ...

When the proverbial "they" concocted the phrase "Big Brother is watching," they weren't lying. With...

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100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman commemorated

The 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad were celebrated. Two milestones were...

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Please help with shoes for Haiti

Photographer Mel Wright has just returned from Haiti with members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church....

Harlem School of the Arts ribbon cutting celebrated

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renaming of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) to...

Black women assert their agenda at White House

Special to The Dallas Examiner

WASHINGTON Women of power from 10 states met in the nation's Capitol Tuesday through Thursday to celebrate International Women's Day.

Mexican perspective no longer banned in Tucson, Arizona schools

Until recently there was a ban in Tucson, Arizona public schools preventing schools from teaching...

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Exciting armchair travels to feed your wanderlust

In 1984, I made my first trip to Sweden, one of the most beautiful countries...

Mary Golda Ross: The first Native American female engineer

Mary G. Ross was a rocket scientist long before man even walked on the moon....

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Making Your Neighborhood Safer

How safe do you feel in your neighborhood? Unfortunately, residential crime happens more often than you might think, which leaves many homeowners feeling uneasy. But there are steps you can take to protect your home and your neighborhood. One of the best preventive measures you can take is to simply get to know your neighbors.

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Refuel Your Muscles and Taste Buds

When you cool down and towel off after a long workout, you’re not quite done taking care of your body. It’s important to refuel your muscles, too.

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'Stop the Funeral': A new play targeting gun violence

Thirteen years ago, Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr., the senior pastor of Cathedral International in New...

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Brooklyn's LIU Blackbirds go dancing at the NCAA tournament

The LIU Blackbirds began NCAA Division I tournament action Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio, as...

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Nets must avoid NBA potholes as they hit the road

You can't deny the fact that the Nets started off their monstrous road trip on...

Cafe Carlyle welcomes Bobby Short pal Jo Thompson

Pianist and singer Jo Thompson will debut "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with the...

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Halle Berry steps out with new shoe line

Halle Berry has launched a new shoe line called 5th Avenue, Hello Beautiful reports. The...

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Kojo, the cultural messenger

You have encountered him on many occasions on the Black arts scene. His name is...

Kellie R. Griffin: 'My time with Tyler was difficult!'

The BET Networks' "Reed Between the Lines" creator, writer and producer Kellie R. Griffin isn't...

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At home purified style with Maison Nordik

A purified style and organic lines are what characterize the Scandinavian designs in Maison Nordik,...

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DL1961's perfect-fitting jeans for fall

In September 2008, DL1961 Premium Denim launched its "perfect-fitting jeans" in New York City. Their...

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Derick Grant brings back the golden age of swing

For six nights (March 19-24) at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, the American...

The legendary Ann Richards comes to life in 'Ann'

"Ann" is an quick-witted, double-barreled portrait of the legendary late governor of Texas (1991-1995) who...

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Jamaica open to long visits

UNITED NATIONS (March 21)--Jamaica is getting big props from the international community for waiving visas...

Chronic diseases killing Afro-Caribbeans

Caribbean trade bloc governments have been so worried about the stark increase in chronic diseases...

Taking a stand against cyber-bullying

Willow Smith, 12, along with other celebrities is joining forces with Seventeen Magazine to take...

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How to Do Your Taxes for Free

Going to college; getting your first job; moving into your own place. To these rites of passage add one more: doing your own taxes. And, it's not as scary as you might think. It's not scary because there's help available. It's called Free File, and it's offered exclusively from the IRS in partnership with nearly 15 leading tax software companies. About 3 million people use it every year. Free File lets you choose brand-name software that does the hard work for you - all for free. And, it offers a fast, safe and free option for everyone. Brand-name tax software is available to those who made $57,000 or less in 2012 - which is about 70 percent of us. Earned more?

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Recall Congress 2012

Last week's ignominious failure of the Deficit Reduction Committee to put forward even a basic...

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Why the super committee cannot fail

Novembers during off-election years in Washington, D.C., are typically pretty serene. The autumn colors stream...

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Fear

Fear is sometimes good for you. It can help you anticipate and avoid danger and...

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Nigeria's film industry reflects the messy process of nation building

Lagos, Nigeria. This is our first visit to Nigeria, and we're filming our new fall...

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It's Christmas time again

A Christmas scene: wind-swept powder leaving delicate flowers frozen on windows. The wintry pollen forms...

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Facing the Black community's problems: family, crime, economics

The Black community currently faces, collectively, a series of problems, each related to the other,...

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Rising Cain

Dr. Bill Bennett, at the Family Research Council's Values Voters summit, recently said, "If you...

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Sunset in America

The president's poll numbers have certainly risen over the last few months, and even Democrats...

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New Latin American pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio not a person of color?

The installation of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I on March 13 caused a...

NYC ad campaign to prevent teen pregnancy

On March 4, the New York City Human Resources Administration launched bus and subway campaigns...

New program helps jailed youths return to school

Growing up in Bungalow Park, Atlantic City, was not easy for Matthew Skyes. He could...

Trouble at casinos

Revenues for Atlantic City casinos have plummeted by nearly 13 percent and the gambling mecca's...

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Mourning Jonylah Watkins, shot inside a minivan

Mourners gathered on Tuesday morning for the funeral of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, who was shot...

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HBCUs suffer after changes to PLUS loan program

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are in a tight corner now that many schools...

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Mayoral Candidate John Liu holds stop-and-frisk town hall meetings

On March 20, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu wrapped up three...

Manhattan brought president report finds minority- and women- owned business enterprise program falls short

The Manhattan borough president's office released a new report finding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's MWBE...

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Stance on paid sick leave

An unknown party posted a fake version of Christine Quinn's mayoral campaign website. The webpage...

Report calls for court reform

With the odds stacked against them, many low-income residents who enter housing court are pressured...

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The city needs you: FDNY seeks Black recruits

In certain realms, Vulcans hold a curious fascination for those of the Comic-Con faith. But...

Wednesday, March 20

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The Truth About Payday Loans

Many Americans are increasingly turning to high interest, short term loans to try to make...

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Rhode Island becomes 42nd state to recognize Juneteeth

Rhode Island is recognizing Juneteeth as a state holiday or a special day of observance,...

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The Emancipation Proclamation

Issued as an executive order by the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln,...

Monday, March 18

Bobby Rogers of the Miracles dead at 73

Bobby Rogers' voice blended perfectly with that of Pete Moore, Ronnie White and his cousin...

Venezuela plans new April elections

TeleSUR, the television channel that Venezuela's fallen leader Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias and other Latin...

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Hot travel destinations for 2013

Believe it or not, it is March already, but our wanderlust for exciting destinations and...

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imhotep's guide to black events

Greetings! We are entering "The Motown Zone." After much anticipation, previews are beginning for "Motown:...

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Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Steward

Today's page looks at the pioneering Brooklynite who became the first Black female doctor in...

College and university presidents call on government to act on immigrant reform

Some college and university presidents want the federal government to act now on immigration reform....

Lincoln, Bergtraum, Jefferson, South Shore seeking PSAL titles

The PSAL (Public School Athletic League) will crown the 2013 girls and boys city champs...

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Monroe College women headed to 10th straight nationals

You can set your clock to it. In the third week of March, once again...

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Are the Knicks better off without the injured Amare ?

The ludicrous argument as to whether the Knicks are a better team without Amar'e Stoudemire...

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The Nets are off and running, 18 straight days on the road

It's crunch time. This is the part of the season when teams start to tighten...

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Like 'Ol' Man River, ageless Bernard Hopkins keeps on rolling

Bernard Hopkins, the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion of the world at...

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Prints and charming styles for fall '13

For this fall's collection, BCBGMAXAZRIA was inspired by the beautiful history inlaid within the architecture...

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Wedding bells for Michael Jordan

Amidst all of the paternity drama, former NBA legend Michael Jordan, and his fiancee, Yvette...

Delilah Jackson thoughts, Zon del Barrio

Long before jazz vocalists Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan took to...

Troy Powell: Ailey II's new artistic director makes NY debut

March 13-24 marks the New York debut of Ailey II, the second company of the...

Channeling the late Jackie O

Tina Benko is Jackie O. How she managed to reincarnate a sliver of the tragic,...

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Eslanda Robeson: from the shadows

What Barbara Ransby achieved in her biography of Ella Baker is repeated with verve and...

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BET's 'Rip the Runway' brings style, music and fun

BET wants you to mark your calendars for the airing of its wildly popular "Rip...

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Sugary drinks, artificial colors drain the brain

For the past 10 years, I have been fighting the beverage industry concerning the high...

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Remembering Auntie Rosa

Rosa Parks is eternally revered as the "mother of the Civil Rights Movement," an American...

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'Mama, I Want To Sing' celebrates 30 years

It is marvelous to realize the creativity of African-American people. It is especially marvelous when...

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The personal pain wrought by stop and frisk

There is a young man whom I have known for the better part of a...

Warren Hill spared minutes before scheduled execution

His death warrant was signed, and he had already taken an anxiety-calming sedative and said...

Let the people pay the piper

You know the old saying, "He who pays the piper calls the tune?" Well, today...

We want our city back: What's at stake in the Floyd v. City of New York trial

New York is a cosmopolitan, sophisticated city in the leading democracy in the world, yet...

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Bloomberg and his ego

When billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg was first elected to office, this newspaper endorsed him as...

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Harlem School of the Arts renamed after donor Herb Alpert

Monday began the dawn of a new era for the Harlem School of the Arts....

Spring is in the air

The clocks have sprung forward and Lent is nearing its end, so get over your...

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Gil Noble Foundation is announced

The family of pioneering journalist Gil Noble has formed a foundation in his honor. The...

Workers tell city to 'save our libraries'

New York City's largest public employee union, along with four local library unions, took to...

Assembly passes minimum wage increase, meets opposition in Albany

For some low-income and down-on-their-luck New Yorkers, the phrase might be "it's about time." Last...

Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, on her way to the top

Many times, there is great focus put on those who have already achieved a substantial...

Garden State residents seek homes elsewhere

Despite having one of the most popular governors in decades and dozens of African-American politicos...

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces prison

If the news out of Detroit isn't bad enough with the deaths of three notable...

Armstrong Williams purchases TV stations

Armstrong Williams' company has recently acquired two television stations as the conservative commentator enters the...

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New charges in FAMU hazing death case

The latest in the case involving the hazing death of a 26-year-old Florida A&M University...

New York state spearheading new GED exam

New York is creating a new version of the General Education exam, according to the...

February unemployment numbers are out

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest unemployment numbers on March 8. According...

Marcus Garvey park gets high score in new report

Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem has improved, according to a new report on large parks...

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Black men six times more likely to go to prison

New numbers from a recent report state that young Black males are six times more...

Activists march to restore state aid to school programs; Cuomo says no

In Albany last week, hundreds of parents, teachers and community leaders took to the state...

Judge rules against Mayor Bloomberg's 'soda ban'

After a Manhattan judge ruled against New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's large sugary drink...

Recent Statistics Does More Harm Than Good for the Black Community

The total number of Black men in college (1,444,979) is more than the total number...

Friday, March 15

Best Unlock/Jailbreak iPhone 5/4S/4 iOS 6.1.2 Method Available on the Market

Some Unlock-Jailbreak.net updates are just minor vanity house updates Unlock/Jailbreak iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS iOS 6.1.2/6.0.2/6.0.1 Untethered...

Pit bull attacks 6 year-old girl in the Bronx

A 6 year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull in the Bronx Sunday morning....

young poets slam at Louder Than A Bomb 2013

Over 900 student poets from one hundred Chicago high schools participated in the world's largest...

Thursday, March 14

Advocates speak out on brutality in jails

Last Thursday in lower Manhattan, activists and advocates rallied and spoke out about violence in...

Wednesday, March 13

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Sean Bell Community Center again in jeopardy of closing

Administrators at the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center are planning to close its doors less...

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Chicago girl killed hours after Obama speech

Just hours after Destini Warren, 14, stood in Chicago's Hyde Park Career Academy listening to...

Collective amnesia strikes New Yorkers

The major media post-death coverage of the life and times of former Mayor Ed Koch...

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21 killed by the NYPD in 2012

According to recent statistics by the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, 21 people...

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Amateur Night at the Apollo begins 79th season

The Apollo Theater kicked off the 79th season of its legendary Amateur Night. Along with...

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Western opposition to Kenyatta gave him the edge

Mar.12 (GIN) - Announced plans by an Amsterdam-based court to prosecute Uhuru Kenyatta for his...

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New film from Senegal captures top prize at Panafrican fest

Mar. 12 (GIN) - Cineastes of all stripes and nationalities brightened this year's Film and...

Mali media goes dark in government crackdown

Mar. 12 (GIN) - Mali's 40 newspapers were off the stands this week and 16...

NYC Pre-k programs becoming less accessible, according to Public Advocate

The period of registration for public Pre-kindergarten programs, from March 4 until April 5th, marks...

Binge drinking and teens

On May 5, Everett Glenn, a Black teen from New Jersey, died of a massive...

NYC ad campaign to prevent teen pregnancy

On March 4 The New York City Human Resources Administration launched bus and subway campaigns...

Mentoring, hard work and the hookup

How will African-Americans improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than...

Program aimed to reduce teen pregnancy causes divide

Controversy is swirling over the city's revelation that the morning-after pill can be given to...

Bloomberg administration launches teen pregnancy campaign

The Bloomberg administration launched a new ad campaign in an effort to decrease teen pregnancies...

Tuesday, March 12

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Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Your Black World to hold forum on Wealth, Education, Family and Community

African Americans have been free from slavery for almost 150 years, but are we really...

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Former Essence magazine Editor-In-Chief fired for standing up for black women

After less than two years on the job, Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Constance C. White, left...

Association of Dominican Classical Artists pays tribute to Dominican contemporary composer Composer Dante Cucurullo

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists will honor Dominican composer, percussionist, and educator Dante Cucurullo...

New database exposes British slave-owners

It is often disputed how the legacies of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have impacted modern...

Monday, March 11

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Mother seeks justice for late daughter, starts fund

Remembering the good times with her daughter, Caylee, who died when she was just 16-months-old,...

Friday, March 8

Coalition for the Homeless releases 2013 State of the Homeless report

The homeless population in New York City is at a record high, according to a...

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The al-Qaeda terrorist next door

New reports are released in Washington every single day, but one that could prove to...

"Voting Rights, Justice Scalia, and Archie Bunker"

There was a gasp. Justice Antonin Scalia's shocking words were thick with sarcasm. He said...

Why Obama dodges the Black Agenda

The "Black Agenda" pushes mainstream U.S. politics toward the left. President Barack Obama knows that....

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Equality, Equity and Parity

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was one of the most effective measures used to...

A statue of Rosa Parks unveiled in the Capitol Building

With a caramel-colored statue of Rosa Parks to his right, President Barack Obama offered a...

Community calls remake of Old Fulton Mall shameful

This month, an organized group comprised of community activists, construction workers and elected officials coalesced...

Farrakhan: 'Elijah Muhammad's economic blueprint will save Black America'

The Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 24, was...

Dr. Jane C. Wright, a medical pioneer, dead at 93

Dr. Jane C. Wright, whose innovative research on chemotherapy was hailed as a medical breakthrough,...

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One-on-one for survival

Young African-Americans are at risk. They are not only dying physically, but also mentally. They...

Adams launches BP campaign

On Sunday, state Sen. Eric Adams formally launched his campaign for Brooklyn borough president on...

New DOE curriculum for or against NYC students?

With the announcement of a new "high quality" curriculum last week by New York City...

Trinidad: Uproar over phantom cop squad

Trinidad's governing multiparty, People's Partnership (PP), is in the throes of its latest scandal linked...

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Jamaica scores big with ad

NEW YORK (March 7)--The Jamaica Tourist Board scored a public relations coup following the airing...

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2 for 1 Deal

Yes, spring is just around the corner, but with temperatures like the ones we have...

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Soup last call

When you think of fish stew, chicken isn't what normally comes to mind. However, after...

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Imhotep's guide to black events March 7-13, 2013

Greetings! Our March "GBE Women's Herstory and Health Month 2013" continues with special acknowledgment to...

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Elizabeth 'Bessie' Coleman: The original fly girl

The theme of this year's Women's History Month is "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" (STEM)....

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The Brooklyn Skyhawks' 36th annual football banquet

The Brooklyn Skyhawks hosted their 36th annual football banquet on Friday, Feb. 15 at Prospect...

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Carmelo, Knicks franchise under intense scrutiny

Carmelo Anthony is unquestionably one of the NBA's best players. Early in his career, he...

Thursday, March 7

Carlesimo is facing front court problems with his big men

It's crunch time for the Nets, but the team still doesn't appear to have the...

Rikka was just 'Lovely'--St.John's third at ECAC championships

At last weekend's Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Track & Field Championships, senior sprinter Rikka...

Hopkins, boxing's ageless wonder, takes on young Tavoris Cloud

It's been quite a week for Bernard Hopkins, boxing's ageless wonder. Hopkins is set to...

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Wine, Mandela-style

In an effort to promote the launch of their small business, House of Mandela, and...

Cablevision's labor struggle continues

In January of 2012, close to 300 technicians voted to become Cablevision's first union workers....

CWA Local 1180 endorses Jackson for borough president

The Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180 endorsed City Councilman Robert Jackson for Manhattan...

Unions fight Bloomberg over parking meters

DC37 and New York City Traffic Employees Local 1455 joined forces with public officials to...

Cablevision fires 23 employees for 'refusing to work'

Cablevision owner James Dolan might be riding high with the Knicks, but some of his...

Dems in state Senate call for minimum wage increase

With average New Yorkers feeling the economic crunch and dealing with fare hikes from the...

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We still love you, Biggie!

"You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far..." Depending on the side of...

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosts eighth annual Trailblazers

Recently at Chocolat Restaurant and Lounge in Harlem, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer held his...

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Iconic publicist Irene Gandy honored in Harlem

A virtual who's who attended the celebration honoring iconic publicist Irene Gandy in Harlem. Celebrities,...

A family with faith

Even though the life of their 6-year-old son, Amar Diarrassouba, was cut short on Feb....

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Debi B. Jackson living life after Hal Jackson

Every Sunday in the 107.5 FM WBLS station, Debi B. Jackson sets out a cup...

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Michelle Fleet: A lifetime of dance

Michelle Fleet is simply a standout dancer and a standout person. Fleet, along with other...

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Women in jazz

March is Women's History Month, which is when we remember all those who have made...

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Former NFL player, Wade Davis, to discuss homophobia in the Black community at GLBT expo

New York City is going gay, lesbian, bi- and trans- again with the return of...

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When one man's trash becomes treasure

Not even the threat of harrowing snowstorm Nemo could keep crowds from gathering for the...

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African Diaspora Film Fest March 8 - 10

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) and Symphony Space's Thalia Cinema join forces to...

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'Homegoings' at MoMA

A documentary about exploring the culture and tradition of African-American funerals, featuring famed Harlem funeral...

Wednesday, March 6

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Nike partners with First Lady on kids' health campaign

"I just don't want to keep disappointing our kids in this country," First Lady Michelle...

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Mozambicans recoil at police brutality in South Africa

Mar. 5 (GIN) - A video that went viral of South African police tying a...

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Whose Children are these? Senegal says 'not mine!'

Mar. 5 (GIN) - After a deadly fire at one of Senegal's many Koranic schools...

Kenyan mantle could pass from father to son

Mar. 5 (GIN) - Kenyans by the millions turned out to vote Monday in a...

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Avant: Why There's No Reality TV in His Future

In order to move forward R&B singer-songwriter, Avant had to go back to the sounds...

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Cirque du Soleil star battles shoulder injuries, addiction

High-flying acrobats. Death-defying leaps. Bright lights and performance tents filled with adoring fans. It's the stuff of which dreams are made. After all, who doesn't want to run away with the circus?

Sunday, March 3

Reconstructing America: Freedom, Justice & Democracy

“Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.”

Friday, March 1

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Young Oscar Nominee Target of Vulgar Remarks

On February 10, 2013, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis became the Oscar's youngest nominee in the Best...

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imhotep's guide to black events 2/28-3/6/13

Greetings! It's "GBE Women's Herstory and Health Month 2013." Special greetings to our beloved "sistas"...

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Carter G. Woodson: The father of Black History Month

We end Black History Month with a look at the man who started it all...

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Drug retailer targets HIV patients

A class action lawsuit that was filed last month against Anthem Blue Cross in California...

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Obama to speak at Morehouse College commencement

President Barack Obama is going to be "in the house." Morehouse, that is. The commander...

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Washington: A city of history, monuments and memorials

Continuing on in our Washington, D.C., series, one can hardly talk about a visit to...