Stories for April 2016

Friday, April 29

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Wilkerson and Fitzpatrick to remain Jets as the GM focuses on the draft?

In addition to choosing the right players in this year’s NFL draft, which begins tonight (Thursday), the New York Jets must intensify their efforts to sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, salary cap issues notwithstanding.

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Giants look to add impact player with 10th pick in the draft

Dating back to 1937, the second year of the NFL draft, New York City has hosted the annual event 57 times at 18 different venues, including the Marriott Marquis and Radio City Music Hall nine times each and the Theater at Madison Square Garden 10 consecutive years from 1995-2004.

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Holdsclaw documentary debuts on Logo

Intensely private by nature, for years New York City basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw suffered in silence as she dealt with issues of depression and bipolar disorder.

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Eastern Conference playoffs

The first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs has been surprisingly competitive and gripping.

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Spurs, Portland, Houston and Golden State run wild in the West

Sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies in four games, the San Antonio Spurs were the first team to close out their Western Conference playoff series, enabling an early return to Texas for rest and preparation for the second round.

Thursday, April 28

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Medgar Evers hosts 2016 annual Spring Luncheon for Scholarship and Leadership

The Community Council for Medgar Evers 2016 annual Spring Luncheon for Scholarship and Leadership was held at the Medgar Evers College Science Building Atrium Cafeteria

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Oliver Law, Black commander during the Spanish Civil War

To balance our last classroom featuring Salaria Kea, an African-American nurse who volunteered in the fight against the fascists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, we profile the adventurous life of Oliver Law.

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Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

Headlined by a roster of professional athletes and highly credentialed physicians, the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival (@NYCVegFoodFest) will go down again Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.

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We need real election reform

Last week’s presidential primary exposed some potential serious Board of Elections problems in the management of voter lists and the conducting of the election.

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Celebrating Gus Solomons Jr.

Countless colleagues, friends and patrons celebrate the chosen one on stage and in the audience. This year, it was Gus Solomons Jr.’s turn

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Remembering Teaneck mayor Lizette P. Parker

Teaneck Township Mayor Lizette P. Parker has died. Parker passed away Sunday morning after being taken to Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey for respiratory issues. She was 44.

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Rally calls for ‘three-fifths’ language to be removed from Constitution

Although African-Americans have achieved much in the past 200 years, certain language in the U.S. Constitution remains stuck in the past. New York York City Council Member Andy King hopes to eliminate that language.

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Cleveland awards family of Tamir Rice $6 million

The city of Cleveland awarded the family of Tamir Rice a $6 million settlement, according to reports. However, an attorney for the family says that no amount of money will bring the 12-year-old back as the family continues to seek justice.

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Dance Calendar May 2016

Upcoming events in May!

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Menswear: Casual elegance hits Istanbul

“Wearing is sharing,” claimed the designers at Brand Who after their presentation at Istanbul Fashion Week

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Make room for mushrooms

When I go to the vegetable market, especially the Asian market, I’m amazed at the many species of mushrooms that are available.

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Hip-hop founder accused of pedophilia

One of hip-hop’s founders has been accused of partaking in illicit sexual activities with underage boys.

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Reviewing how ‘Destiny Lingers’

Rolonda Watts makes her debut as a novelist as the author of “Destiny Lingers,” the story of a young Black, married woman, Destiny, who juggles life between work and home.

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Prince and his revolution

I have read so many thoughtful reflections on the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson and the genius of his songwriting, guitar playing, style and fashion, and his quiet activism.

Report: States aren’t doing enough to help workers with records

In a new analysis by the National Employment Law Project, it has been revealed that dozens of state laws that make it less difficult for people with arrest/conviction records to get job licenses aren’t working the way they should.

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Response to 9/11 victims claims reflects an impending shift in U.S.-Saudi relation

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men—15 of them Saudi citizens—boarded several commercial flights in Boston and set off on what was to become the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event ignited a major war in the Middle East...

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Gang bust round up more than 100 in the Bronx

A major gang bust in the Bronx resulted in the arrest of more than 100 people, according to reports.

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Car wash worker campaign continues to change lives

Earlier this year, 50 workers at SLS Car Wash in Brooklyn, New York, overwhelmingly voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

AFT runs pro-Clinton ads in Pennsylvania targeting Black voters

Leading up to this past Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Democratic Primary, the American Federation of Teachers launched a slew of radio and online ads voicing support for candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Prince, yeah—sometimes it does purple rain in April

Remembering the legend that is Prince.

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Jail Ain’t No Good Walkathon stirs community

Early in the afternoon Saturday, April 24, men, women and children began a march down Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, chanting and singing the phrase “Jail ain’t no good!” accompanied by a small police escort.

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Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross ‘Champions of Change’ Public Service Awards honor Eric Holder and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are being presented with Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross “Champions of Change” Public Service Awards at the New York Society of Ethical Culture’s Champions of Change 2016 awards program May 5.

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Muhammad Mosque No. 7 hosts Live Health Is Wealth seminar in Harlem

“You are what you eat,” “Real food doesn’t have ingredients; real food is ingredients” and “Eat your medicine,” are sayings that are making the rounds again as summer approaches.

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Mom of slain teen rallies at Gracie Mansion

Four years after her unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom for allegedly having a gun, Constance Malcolm took her fight for justice to Gracie Mansion Sunday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire the officers involved in the February 2012 shooting.

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Somali-British poet penned verses in 'Lemonade'

Beyonce’s pick for lyrics for her latest production, “Lemonade,” was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage.

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Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of hepatitis C.

Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

Despite the guiding hand of a new president and a massive bailout by the federal government last year, salaries of government workers in most of Nigeria’s 36 states have not been paid, in some cases for as long as nine months.

Rivals settling old scores Imperil Burundi

Like a train without brakes, Burundi is barreling towards a collision of ethnic and political factions, with an alarming number of fatalities already reported among Hutus and Tutsis.

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Prince gives lessons in ‘Musicology’

Twelve years ago, I got the chance to sit down with Prince one-on-one.

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UniverSoul Circus surpasses expectations

Every year I look forward to UniverSoul Circus returning to New York and it never disappoints.

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Prince the prolific musician/singer/composer dies at 57

Prince, the prolific artist who elevated the genres of funk, R&B, rock, blues and pop to greater explosive heights while implementing salacious sexual lyrics, love desire and political awareness died April 21, at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minn.

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TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR PIONEER OF POPULAR ‘SOUKOUS’ SOUND

Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative.

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‘Lemonade’ is the Black woman power anthem

If Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is the new Black power anthem, then Beyoncé’s entire “Lemonade” album is the new Black women power anthem.

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Haiti elections now set for May

When Jocelerme Privert, the interim president of Haiti, was asked if he was keeping up with the presidential campaign in the U.S., he thought the question was about the election problems in his country.

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Missing James Brown at the Apollo album surfaces

A long-lost gem from the “Godfather of Soul” has been unearthed for the world to hear.

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Prince dead at 57

It’s been a week, but many are still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson after he was found unresponsive in his home in Minnesota.

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First Lady celebrates College Signing Day in Harlem

Tuesday April 26, 2016, Michelle Obama and many other celebrities came to New York City’s Harlem Armory to celebrate National College Signing Day.

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Talking SCHOP! Shanghai 46: a Fairfield find

The arrival of the weekend mostly brings an opportunity to recharge, refuel and reconnect with family and friends.

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Community Calendar 4/28 - 5/4

Check out what's going on around the city this week.

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Wayne Devonish is part of 500 Men Making a Difference

Wayne Devonish is creating a new paradigm of Black men and community service with his 500 Men Making a Difference organization.

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Beware the Trump card

Donald Trump’s forked tongue has unleashed another unsurprising attack, asserting that Hillary Clinton has nothing going for her but the “woman’s card.”

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De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

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Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

Wednesday, April 27

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Prince gives lessons in ‘Musicology’

Pop icon Prince sat down with the AmNews in 2004 for a one-on-one interview during the new York Stop on his extensive "Musicology" tour to talk about his band and his live show.

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Airfare just keeps getting cheaper

Travelers are getting some pretty good deals on airplane tickets.

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Special administrator appointed for Prince's estate

A Carver County judge has appointed a special administrator to manage the estate of singer Prince, according to documents filed Wednesday from Judge Kevin W. Eide.

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VIDEO: Woman confiscates gun from child in suburban Chicago

A video making its rounds on the internet shows a true community hero in Chicago taking a loaded gun from a child.

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Is Prince's Paisley Park the next Graceland?

Fans have flocked outside Prince's Paisley Park estate since the singer's recent death at the age of 57.

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Boy's lemonade stand raises thousands for his own adoption

Most kids who set up lemonade stands hope to earn enough for an ice cream or maybe a new bike. But young Tristan has a loftier goal: He wants to get adopted

Tuesday, April 26

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Prince had no will, says his sister

Prince's sister has filed legal documents stating the late superstar did not have a will.

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'Wild animals': Racist texts sent by San Francisco police officer, documents show

Racist and homophobic text messages were allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer at the center of an ongoing scandal are revealed.

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Cosby sexual assault case can proceed, judge rules

A court in Pennsylvania rejected Bill Cosby's appeal and lifted a hold on criminal trial proceedings, paving the way for the sexual assault case to move forward.

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'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey showcases eyewear line in New Jersey

Black-owned optical store Elegant Eyes recently held its spring trunk show event featuring reality TV star Cynthia Bailey.

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Bobbi Humphrey: Still going strong

Walking down Harlem's Lenox Avenue, Bobbi Humphrey can't help but stop every few feet to...

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PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Prince in Harlem

Thousands of fans came to "party like it's 1999" Monday night at the Harlem State Office Building plaza to celebrate late superstar Prince.

Monday, April 25

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First Lady Michelle Obama hosts college signing event in Harlem

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates her signature College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory on Tuesday.

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90% of Americans have prayed for healing, study finds

When Americans experience health problems, they don't just rely on doctors and medications. A new study found that most Americans have turned to prayer to heal themselves and others.

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Prince death: Get up to speed on the latest developments

Days after Prince's death, memorials for the music legend are still going strong.

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Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland to pay $6 million to settle family's lawsuit

The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by police gunfire in November 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court.

Sunday, April 24

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Prince cremated, private memorial service held

Prince's remains have been cremated, the pop superstar's publicist said Saturday.

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Beyonce debuts 'Lemonade' on HBO: A woman not to be trifled with

We finally know what Beyonce's mysterious "Lemonade" actually is.

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Soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

Soul singer Billy Paul, best known for the hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," has died.

Saturday, April 23

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Prince's 'Purple Rain' returns to theaters for limited run

Prince's cult classic "Purple Rain" is coming back to the big screen.

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Prince death: What we know

The world is still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-platinum-selling music legend who transcended genres as he brought the MTV generation into new realms of creativity.

Friday, April 22

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Sharpton to hold Prince tribute and host family of George Tillman at weekly rally

Rev. Al Sharpton is honoring the legacy of late superstar Prince and hosting the family of George Tillman.

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Asian judge and Black D.A. deny justice to the Black community

Assemblyman Charles Barron shares his views on the sentencing of ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang.

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Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, who escorted hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, may soon be riding in American pockets.

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Havana in Harlem

Congressman Charlie B. Rangel reflects on joining President Barack Obama during historic trip to Cuba.

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Prince: 10 things U didn't know B4

Superstar Prince was a man of mystery, and there's a treasure trove of hidden facts, stories and memories still being uncovered about the pop icon.

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Prince's vision for lifting up black youths: Get them to code

Prince wasn't just a renowned artist. He was also an advocate for a more inclusive tech community.

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What happens to the trove of unreleased Prince music in 'the vault'?

Legend has it Prince recorded enough music to release one album a year for the rest of the century.

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Jennifer Hudson leads 'Color Purple' cast members in Prince tribute

The cast of the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" honored Prince in the best way possible on Thursday.

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Can LeBron get the Cavaliers to gel?

When the NBA playoffs began last weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the prohibitive favorite to emerge from the Eastern Conference and make their second consecutive Finals appearance.

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Prince death: Autopsy Friday as fans mourn music legend

A day after Prince's death stunned his fans and fellow musicians, the work of finding out why the music icon died begins in earnest Friday.

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The top Western Conference seeds are sweeping through the first round

In a recent interview, the veteran San Antonio Spurs forward David West said, “It’s a whole new ball game in the playoffs.”

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A taste of Nashville

Take a look at any recipe and you’ll find a teaspoon of this, a dash of that, an ounce of something else, all combining to bring forth a mélange of flavors, textures, hues and bouquets to delight the five senses.

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Liberty go big on draft day

The first pick of the 2016 WNBA draft surprised no one. As expected, the most decorated player in women’s college basketball, Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut, was selected.

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Outkast People Styles for Fall 2016

For Istanbul’s fall/winter 2016 Fashion week, Outkast People presented an energetic, ready-to-wear collection for men and women.

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A paint class at Harlem’s NAMA

There’s nothing better on a quiet Sunday afternoon than taking a paint class to relax. Hope Pianello’s Paint Party (recently held at New Amsterdam Musical Association, located at 107 W. 130th St.) offers people of all ages the opportunity to be an artist.

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Keith Sweat keeps it coming!

The year was 1987 when a young brother from Harlem managed to accomplish what millions aspire to: he got on.

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The 21st Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture

The 21st Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture was held in Harlem for the first time.

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Sarah Vaughan stamp unveiled

A ceremony is held in Newark to unveil the new Sarah Vaughan postage stamp.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 4/21 - 4/27

I don’t quite smell spring in the air, but I know it’s coming. Daffodils are everywhere. But where are the lilacs and gardenias? They are two of my favorites because their aromas just fill up a room with the sweet scent of nature.

New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

Aegis Defence Services, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary to premiere next week in Denmark.

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President Mugabe says goodbye to foreign diamond miners

Staying true to the promise he made to his country several weeks prior, President Robert Mugabe made sure a number of foreign diamond mining companies ceased operations in the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe and vacated the land on the country’s eastern region.

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Prince's last days: Health scares, thrilling shows, purple pianos

At the height of his stardom in the 1980s and '90s, Prince was ubiquitous, a marquee star who sold out stadiums, stole the silver screen and slayed fans with his bare-chested sass and sexuality.

Thursday, April 21

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Delivering the goods in Harlem

Homebound elderly in Harlem were in for a special treat when Chef Daniel Boulud of DANIEL, Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird and Tren’ness Woods-Black of Sylvia’s knocked on their doors with an exceptional meal as part of the Chefs Deliver for Citymeals program.

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Talking SCHOP! A stuffed cap

Where do recipes come from? For me, I look for what is available seasonally in the grocery store...

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LIUNA Local 78 endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress, TWU endorses Sanders for president

At a rally in Washington Heights this past Saturday, LIUNA Local 78 endorsed New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat for a seat in the 13th Congressional District.

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CUNY’s faculty and staff announce strike authorization vote

The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have worked without a contract for five years and without a raise for six years.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal to commemorate 62nd birthday

Supporters of world-renowned political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal have scheduled a number of events in Philadelphia this weekend to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of his birth.

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125,000 Brooklyn voters removed from rolls, comptroller will investigate

Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in this week’s New York Democratic Primary saw yet another controversy emerge.

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Dr. Beane talks diabetes EXPO

April 30, a Saturday, the American Diabetes Association is hosting a free community event called New York EXPO that’s open to the public.

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Listen to the elders

Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years.

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Requesting parental consent for a preschool special education evaluation

In the state of New York, children between the ages of 3 and 5 years who qualify for special education services receive their services and support through the Department of Education’s Committee on Preschool Special Education.

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Letitia James is wrong on opting out

New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James sends a tone-deaf message on educational protests that threatens to hurt Black and Latino children most.

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Salaria Kea, a Black nurse in the Spanish Civil War

Usually, when there is discussion of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, the role of African-Americans who volunteered to battle against fascism is given little mention.

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President Obama to deliver commencement speech at Howard

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Howard University during the school’s graduation ceremony May 7 in Washington, D.C.

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The young vote: Which way forward?

New York was not “feeling the Bern” as Hillary Clinton declared victory in Tuesday’s primary, along with political newcomer Donald Trump for the Republican party, leaving many young New Yorkers confused and disappointed.

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Response to sentence of probation for Peter Liang

City Council Member Inez Barron and Assemblyman Charles Barron share their thoughts on the Pete Liang sentencing.

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Ramarley Graham supporters urge de Blasio to fire killer cops

Tuesday afternoon, April 12—what would have been Ramarley Graham’s 23rd birthday—a diverse assortment of activists displayed the power of the people by converging on City Hall to deliver a petition supported by approximately 60,000 signatures to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

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April 19 is done, and it’s now time to prepare for June 28

There has been quite a bit of focus on the presidential primaries and the role that New York will play for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

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The woman on the platform: Addressing mental health in the Black community

Today, I saw a strange yet familiar sight. A homeless woman with obvious mental health issues sitting on a bench on the Grand Central Station train platform.

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Black Americans smart with vote

I was recently invited by the Rev. Al Sharpton to be on a panel during his National Action Network convention. Sharpton was gracious in his introduction, calling me an outstanding Republican, and although I appreciated the invitation, his kinds words and the opportunity to dialogue with other African-Americans about politics, policy and the Black vote...

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Write in ‘Reparations Now’ for president

The Great Debate in Harlem on the 2016 presidential election held at The Center of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School last week proved to be a provocative and probing community discourse.

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Tribeca—what to see

he Tribeca Film Festival—15 years strong—is still celebrating the power of the storyteller. As they continue to push the boundaries of storytelling the interactive and virtual reality section has become a popular draw.

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Wendell Pierce stars as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’

Wendell Pierce remembers a lot of traveling back and forth between New York City and San Francisco in the fall of 1991.

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Phylicia Rashad at the Public Theater—enough said!

Is “Head of Passes” exceptional theater? Let me answer that question with two words—Phylicia Rashad (so yes!). Rashad plays Shelah, the ill matriarch of a Louisiana family who is dying and needs to tell her children.

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A Nigerian woman is ‘the door’ to digital storytelling

There are four more days left to enjoy the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, which, after 15 years, is still shaping and re-shaping itself and celebrating the power of the storyteller.

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Obama mourns 'creative icon' Prince

President Barack Obama called Prince a "creative icon" with a strong spirit as he offered prayers after the musician's unexpected death Thursday.

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Looking back on the life of Prince

Here is a look at the life of Prince, a multitalented entertainer famed for his eclectic sound, glittery wardrobe and provocative lyrics.

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Lawmakers mourn, remember music icon Prince

Governors, senators and other politicians took to social media Thursday to express their grief following the death of music icon Prince.

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'This is what it sounds like doves cry' -- celebs pay tribute to Prince

Within minutes, Prince's profile picture on Twitter changed to remove his trademark glasses and reveal his third eye. It was a fitting symbol as expressions of grief and tributes reverberated through the Twitterverse.

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MTV cuts to Prince music video marathon

Radio stations across the country halted their regular lineups and played Prince songs to mark his death at the age of 57. And so did the cable channel once known as Music TeleVision -- MTV.

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Remembering Prince: Music superstar

Prince Rogers Nelson's music transcended genres and generations. There were songs you could sing every word to, ditties that drove you to dance and ballads so poignant in their descriptions of love and life that anyone could relate.

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Urban Agenda: Making Public Transit More Affordable

More than five million people rely on it each day to get to work, pick up the kids from school, to go to the doctor’s office, to museums, sporting venues, and everywhere else.

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Community Calendar: 4/21 - 4/27

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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Justin Garrett Moore to head city’s Public Design Commission

If you enjoy going to the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, Coney Island and the Brooklyn Cultural District, thank Justin Garrett Moore. He’s responsible for helping design those and other public spaces around the city.

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Summer jobs for our youth

As a recent proposal by the Community Service Society observes, it is never too early to begin advocating for summer jobs for the city’s high school students.

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Savion Glover brings new musical to Broadway

When “Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” opens this month at the Music Box Theatre, it won’t be tap dancer Savion Glover’s first time on Broadway.

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NYPD officers fatally shoot man in Queens

A birthday party turned deadly early Sunday morning, as a 32-year-old man was fatally shot by four NYPD officers in South Ozone Park.

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City comptroller says HPD shortchanging M/WBEs on contract opportunities

According to a recent audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, minority- and women-owned business enterprises aren’t getting their fair share of contract opportunities in the Department of Housing Preservation.

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Killer cop spared jail time

Tuesday, April 19, Brooklyn Supreme Court was packed with the family of the convicted felon, ex-cop Peter Liang, officials from DA Thompson’s office, PBA members and other police, the press—with a few seats for Gurley’s family and supporters. With one pool camera and one still photographer allowed to record the proceedings, Justice Chun delivered his sentence slowly and with what appeared to be some trepidation.

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Hillary takes New York

“There’s no place like home,” said Hillary Clinton during her victory speech at the Sheraton Tuesday night. After stating her wins all over the nation, she observed, “but this one is personal.”

Tuesday, April 19

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Ex-NYPD officer gets no jail time in shooting death

Former New York City police Officer Peter Liang will not serve jail time in the 2014 shooting death of a unarmed man in a New York housing project.

Monday, April 18

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NYPD officers fatally shoot man in Queens

A birthday party turned deadly early Sunday morning, as a 32-year old man was fatally shot by four NYPD officers in South Ozone Park.

Sunday, April 17

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Beyonce's new line of workout wear is now on sale

Now you can work out like Beyonce -- or at least wear her clothing line while you're hitting the gym.

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Steph Curry, Obama team up for mentoring PSA

Credit Steph Curry with an assist in President Barack Obama's call to mentor young people.

Friday, April 15

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A. Philip Randolph: Father of the Black labor movement

April 15 is A. Philip Randolph’s birthday.

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Two indoor world records set during inaugural Armory NYC Indoor Marathon

Two new world records were rewritten Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2016, at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory during the Indoor World Record Challenge portion of the three-day inaugural Armory NYC Indoor Marathon.

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Brooklyn honors Pearl Washington

Brooklyn honored Pearl Washington, its native son, at a heart-warming fast-break event led by Elmer Anderson, Washington’s former Boys High teammate.

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Stewart and Reynolds make Sullivan Award history

There were firsts at the 86th annual AAU Sullivan Award, which was held at the New York Athletic Club this past Sunday.

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Can Rambis really be the one to restore the Knicks to respectability?

The Knicks season has finally concluded, and now the heavy lifting begins for the franchise’s decision makers, led by owner James Dolan and team president Phil Jackson.

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The Nets did show some fight as the season dwindled down

The 2015-16 NBA season is over in New York City, and for fans of New York basketball, it’s reached its lowest point.

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Aretha Franklin hosts 74th birthday celebration

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style Thursday at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.

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Will Smith memorial: Saints to say goodbye to ex-NFL player shot dead

The New Orleans Saints will say goodbye to their former defensive end Will Smith following his shooting death during a traffic altercation.

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6 Takeaways: Democrats tangle at New York debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over her judgment and his grasp of policy in a tense and at times personal debate here Thursday, less than a week before the pivotal New York primary.

Thursday, April 14

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The Akai Gurley case continues-no mistrial in killer cop case

Despite a last minute effort from attorneys for (now former cop) Peter Liang to get the conviction thrown out, the Amsterdam News heard late on Thursday afternoon, that presiding judge Danny Chun declared that there will not be a mistrial.

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What to watch at CNN's key Clinton-Sanders debate in New York

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in CNN's Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn Thursday night as they spar ahead of a critical contest in New York -- a state where both candidates have deep roots.

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Contractor who bilked pianist Cecil Taylor sentenced

Later this month, April 15-24, the virtuoso pianist Cecil Taylor will be in concert at the Whitney Museum as part of its Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition series.

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Investigation into 16-year-old’s killing continues

Law enforcement officials are still seeking clues to last month’s killing of Juwan “Chico” Tavarez, 16, in East Harlem’s Jefferson Houses.

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Sanders fans pitch Coney Island voters

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brought the carnival-like atmosphere of his campaign to Coney Island last Thursday, delivering a stump speech that hit on how to cope with climate change in a part of the city where Superstorm Sandy took lives and wiped away property.

Chinese poachers imprisoned for slaughtering 226 elephants

Two Chinese immigrants were convicted by a court in Tanzania late last month after they were found to illegally be in possession of 706 ivory elephant tusks and were each sentenced to 30-year terms in prison.

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Discipline and the Black preschool student

Many aspects of African-American history in this country are painful and difficult to address

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NeOn Arts program comes to Brownsville and Staten Island

In the wake of gun violence, Chris Foye is doing his part to steer at-risk youth from negative alternatives and provide them with opportunities through his NeOn Arts Film and Music production program.

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So much to love about the ‘Athens of the South’

Sophistication, a wealth of culture, outstanding attractions, fantastic music and more are what you will find in Nashville.

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Fashion Week: Istanbul’s style report

Dice Kayek, a Paris-based couture house, was created in 1992 by the Turkish sister duo, Ece and Ayse Ege.

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Joosed! Lloyd’s Carrot Cake celebrates 30th anniversary

While celebrating their 30th anniversary, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake expands to a retail space that’s right next to 6087 Broadway, Bronx, N.Y. Their new shop will feature a new juice bar called Joosed by Lloyd’s.

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State attorney general reaches deal with contractor over underpaid labor

A contractor who constructed affordable housing units, caught underpaying labor, has agreed to back payments and penalties.

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New East New York housing will be more affordable

According to an analysis by District Council 37, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for affordable housing in East New York means new apartments will be less expensive than apartments currently for rent in the neighborhood.

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Center for Black Literature hosts National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College

Since the first Conference in 1986, this public gathering of literary personalities and scholars continues to recognize renowned authors and poets for their extraordinary achievements.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. holds annual “Delta Day” at the United Nations

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. convened its Annual “Delta Day” March 18, 2016 in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations. With the theme “Gender Motivated Violence: Empowering Women and Girls with Solutions,” the convention focused on issues that affect women and children in the world.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 4/14 - 4/20

April showers are pushing up the flowers, as daffodils are everywhere and the magnificent trees that line Lenox Avenue are ready to go into full bloom any minute now. The beautiful pear blossom trees that line Lenox outshine Park Avenue any day.

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‘One person, one vote’ upheld

The case of “one person, one vote” was settled yesterday in the Supreme Court, 8-0. This ruling was a major victory for civil rights advocates, who opposed the challenge that legislative districts be drawn based solely on eligible voters and not on the total population.

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Obama bill bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

In a move that many anti-penitentiary activists deem to be progressive, President Barack Obama issued executive orders to ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juveniles in federal prisons.

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Somali Art Bloosom in Minneapolis

Scattered to the four winds during years of war and unrest, traditional handmade items have found their way to a safe place in the Somali Museum of Minnesota, amid one of the world’s largest Somali diaspora populations.

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Museum of Drug Policy pop-up

The Museum of Drug Policy, a pop-up cultural hub coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly’s Special Session on the global drug problem, is scheduled to take place April 19-21.

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I will not be attending the RNC

I planned to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this summer. I thought it would be an opportunity to interview voters, local officials and party leaders to hear what their plans are for the next four years.

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Chibok abduction—two year anniversary

n April 14, 2014, 276 girls, ages 16-18, were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Nigeria.

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In a fair fight Bernie beats Hil

In light of the odds stacked against him, Bernie Sanders’ quixotic quest of economic, political and socio-cultural transformation, as proposed in his fight against Hillary Clinton, according to many, is an “impossible dream.”

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European terror carnage is a warning to America

As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only affects the Middle East.

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I’m with Hillary

Civil rights attorney and former president of the Center for Social Inclusion Maya Wiley explains why she's supporting Hillary Clinton

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Muhammed Mosque No. 7 hosts healthy eating seminar

Muhammad Mosque No. 7 is hosting the live seminar.

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Mikaila Ulmer: 11-years-young entrepreneur

Mikaila Ulmer is breaking new ground and setting a precedent for future generations of youths who aspire to create and manage their own businesses.

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Comunilife opens 65 units of affordable housing for special needs and low-income residents in the Bronx

Health and human service not-for-profit Comunilife opens its newest supportive and affordable housing building in the Bronx.

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Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio insult Black voters

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio have taken the disrespect up another level.

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Acclaimed sculptor Inge Hardison passes at 102

The bronze bust of Robinson Robinson at Bradhurst near 147th Street is just one of Hardison’s sculptures of famous personalities and others, who she termed, “Our folks.”

Amity Baptist Church celebrates its 100th anniversary

Amity Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in April with a series of events from April 16 to 24.

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The reasons behind President Obama’s visit to Cuba and potential visit to Haiti

Now that the euphoria surrounding President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba has subsided, the question was raised, Why did Obama really go to Cuba?

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Terrie Williams to host free mental health conference April 16

Saturday, April 16, the Canarsie community will be invited to partake in “A Call to Healing” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooklyn Generation School at the South Shore Educational Complex.

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If I Can Help Somebody(’s arteries and veins)

To keep veins healthy, reducing clot formation is a must. Some clot prevention can be achieved by taking these precautions:

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Denzel to direct, star in film version of ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington will star in and direct a film version of August Wilson’s “Fences” for Paramount Pictures, with Viola Davis on board to star, according to Variety.

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosts opening fete

March 29 was a special night. At 58 West 129th St. and Lenox Avenue, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosted its opening celebration.

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Misty Copeland, Virginia Johnson discuss ballet, diversity

Misty Copeland and Virginia Johnson took center stage seats before a standing-room-only audience at Dance/NYC’s recent symposium on diversity and inclusion in dance.

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Will Smith shooting: Suspect found out victim's ID next day, attorney says

The suspect in the shooting death of ex-NFL player Will Smith did not know who the victim was until the next day, according to a defense attorney.

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Review: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Just two years ago, the choreographer Paul Taylor announced a plan to reinvent his company, Paul Taylor Dance Company...

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The dancers of Ailey II mean business

Season after season, with dancers coming and going (they are only contracted for two years), the dancers of Ailey II simply never disappoint.

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Brooklyn playwright debuts movie in hometown

A capacity crowd filled the Linden Multiplex Theater as Brooklyn native Jermaine “Jay Everyday” Smith returned to East New York to premiere his film, “A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story.”

Must-see at Tribeca Film Fest

Here is what should not be missed at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Eve cuts it up in ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

She’s baaack! It’s been 10 years, but the fast-talking, hair-cutting, weave-weavers at Calvin Barbershop are back with full comedic force.

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Bahamas hotel registers record performance

Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas is expecting a record-breaking year for 2015, reports its founder and senior managing partner, William Naughton.

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Sad state of our union

A new study has found that immigrant children living in the U.S., who are undocumented or without legal status, have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services.

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Ministers to discuss Jamaica-Trinidad row

Jamaica’s government has formally written to the 15-nation Caribbean Community demanding an extensive discussion of whether Trinidad, is obeying rules regarding the free movement of people within the region.

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Will the Democrats avoid a split?

On the Democratic side, we wait to see how Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders will handle the recent surge of contentiousness between them, some of which is sure to surface during their debate on Thursday.

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The Black Institute’s one percent solution for MWBEs

Although there has been an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses in New York, they remain vastly underfunded, according to a recent report by The Black Institute.

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Hillary's Agenda: Clinton speaks at NAN convention

With the snip of a ribbon, the Rev. Al Sharpton kicked off the National Action Convention’s National Convention in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday. The event also marks NANs 25 anniversary.

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The empire of Ice Cube

The new comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut” opens April 15 and features Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve and Oscar winner Common.

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Victor H. Green and his indispensable ‘Green Book’

Once upon a time, not too many years ago, traveling to the South for Black Americans was almost as challenging as the forces their ancestors faced as runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.

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Talking SCHOP! Spring-ish cleaning

No matter what the weather is doing, the calendar says it is spring.

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Community Calendar 4/14 - 4/20

Check out what's going on around the city this week.

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Bernie, we just don’t know you

So many people are out on the streets debating who should be the nominee for the Democratic Party for president.

Wednesday, April 13

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How to score the cheapest airfare this summer

Looking to get away this summer, but worried about the cost of airfare? It's all in the timing. When you book and fly can save you a lot of money.

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Sharpton kicks off silver celebration at NAN convention

Rev. Al Sharpton cut the ribbon kicking of the National Action Network's National Convention in Midtown on Wednesday.

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Hundreds protest new deadly shooting involving Chicago police officer

Hundreds hit the streets of Chicago to protest a deadly shooting by a police officer -- the latest incident that has soured relations between the community and law enforcement.

Tuesday, April 12

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Syndicated radio host Doug Banks dies at 57

Longtime syndicated American radio personality Doug Banks died Monday. He was 57.

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Equal Pay Day: When, where and why women earn less than men

April 12 is a day most women would rather not celebrate.

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Will Smith death: Video shows cars stopping, possibly hitting, before fight

Why was Will Smith killed?

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New York mayor defends racial joke told with Hillary Clinton

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday defended a racial joke he told Saturday night during a skit with Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying critics were "missing the point."

Friday, April 8

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Connecticut shoots and defends their way to basketball history

According to some sports pundits, the domination of the University of Connecticut in Division I women’s basketball is bad for the game.

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Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3 is Pac’s last

Manny Pacquiao fights professionally for the last time this Saturday, April 9, against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas, in a welterweight championship bout.

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Should the Brooklyn Nets bench Sean Kilpatrick?

After Monday night’s NCAA championship game, teams in the upcoming NBA Playoffs will have to step up their game.

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Three more games for the Knicks!

Tomorrow (Friday) in Philadelphia the Knicks will play the 76ers. Their last home game Sunday is against the Toronto Raptors, and for the finale next Tuesday in Indianapolis, they will play the Pacers.

Thursday, April 7

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Sister Student Minister Ava Muhammad speaks to the people

The National Spokesperson for Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the people by webcast screened at Mosque Number 7.

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Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia partner up

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.

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Harlem Chamber, New Heritage and EMBCA, Hammons at Mnuchin

On April 14 the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its 120th anniversary and New Heritage Theatre Group, celebrating its 52nd anniversary join forces with the Eastern Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance to present a first-time gathering of Eastern Mediterranean musicians and blues singers from Harlem.

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David Hammons: Five decades

“Oh, my goodness, could you by chance be the artist?” a woman asked me before I pushed the bell to enter the Mnuchin Gallery.

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Popular revolutionary Will Reese passes

Many people gladly accepted copies of Revolution, the newspaper of the Revolutionary Community Party, from Will Reese.

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Eat broccoli, a cross that you can bear

“Ode to Broccoli” Broccoli is a vegetable Not embraced by all Although it’s plentiful Both spring and fall

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‘Until 20’ will wrestle your consciousness into action

What were you doing in the years and moments leading up to turning 20? It’s a question that you will ask yourself constantly as you watch “Until 20,” an award-winning documentary about the extraordinary life of James Ragan, a young man diagnosed with cancer, who wanted to just make it to 20 and be of service to as many people as he could.

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Learning and leading in multiple languages: NYC expands bilingual programs


Like many New Yorkers, I grew up speaking Spanish at home (and a bit of Galician!) and English at school.

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‘The Divine One,’ Sarah Vaughan, a vocalist of extraordinary range

Around this time of year, when spring was emerging from its chrysalis and Gil Noble’s “Like It Is” was part of our Sunday afternoon television fare, the famous vocalist Sarah Lois Vaughan would be among the divas featured on his show.

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Nixon and the War on Drugs

So it has finally been confirmed. Black people are not crazy, or left-wing conspiracy theorists or hypercondriacs.

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Dear Judge Chun, we want justice for Akai Gurley

Organizers for Justice for Akai Gurley have a message for Judge Danny Chun.

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For prisoners, ‘A landline is a lifeline!’

There is rarely any good news for inmates caught in the grip of the prison industrial complex.

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Philip White: One year later

March 31 marked one year since the death of 32-year-old, Black, unarmed Philip White in Vineland, N.J.

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Sanders rally brings all boroughs to the Bronx

Last week Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his message of economic and social justice to the South Bronx, one of the poorest parts of New York City, where residents welcomed the positive attention on the national stage.

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Sanders wins Wisconsin

If the Democratic primaries were like the Republican winner-take-all in delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in Wisconsin Tuesday would be of greater consequence.

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Community Calendar 4/7 - 4/13

Check out what's happening in the city this week!

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Jackie Robinson’s limited legacy

Every April 15, baseball rightly celebrates Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first African-American major leaguer.

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The BCA Global Food & Wine Experience

The Black Culinary Alliance’s 12th annual Global Food & Wine Experience will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 8.

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Democrats are wasting their time trying to convince voters Trump is bad for them

The Democrats and their supporters have been in denial for quite some time now. They believe that merely shining a light on Donald Trump’s imperfections will cause him to be diminished in the eyes of his supporters.

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Talking SCHOP! An evergreen friendship

A taste of the Evergreen State, Seattle!

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Urban Agenda: Our Social Service Nonprofits Living on the Edge

New York City’s nonprofits are in danger.

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Catherine Green is keeping the arts in East NY

Catherine Green is using her passion for the arts to bring new opportunities to residents of the East New York community and beautify the neighborhood with the grand opening of the new Arts East New York headquarters.

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Welcome to Nashville, the ‘Athens of the South’

The history, culture, music and art of Nashville makes it one of the top tourist destinations.

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HUD, city officials and community groups host affordable housing information session in the Bronx

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. invites the public to the workshop “Successfully Applying for Affordable Housing,” Wednesday April 13

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City reminds women to file taxes for free

As the April 18 tax deadline approaches, the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs is reminding local taxpayers to take advantage of NYC Free Tax Prep.

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Columbia Law School debate discusses 'Delivering the Black vote'

The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote Coalition are hosting “The Great Debate In Harlem” Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.

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‘Judge Chun, give Akai Gurley’s killer jail time,’ say family and supporters

Family members and supporters of cop-slain young father Akai Gurley are asking sentencing judge Danny Chun to throw the book at shooter (now former cop) Peter Liang when he sentences Liang on April 14, 2016.

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Neiman Marcus partners with Alice + Olivia

Design house Alice + Olivia announces partnership with Neiman Marcus.

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Fashion Down Under comes to Los Angeles

Fashion Down Under will introduce five new designers April 16 at its inaugural fall fashion preview event in Los Angeles.

The Cosmopolitan Review

If you’re wondering what to do in between seasons, there are a couple of things to keep you busy...

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Of course Black girls rock, and always have!

BET showcased Black excellence to women of all ages with their empowering award show, 'Black Girls Rock!'

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State Sen. Bill Perkins honors local tech-savvy women

State Sen. Bill Perkins hosted an event honoring local tech-savvy women.

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Harlem-based order of Black nuns marks 100 years

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary celebrated its centennial gala last Tuesday, March 29.

Rwandans recall ‘genocide ideology’ at memorial observance

Candle lighting, a minute of silence, the laying of wreaths and other memorial ceremonies will be held this week when Rwanda recalls the genocide in 1994 that took 800,000 lives.

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Liberia outsourcing public education to U.S. firm

Liberia is working on their education system with help from the U.S.

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Cuomo’s budget draws mostly cheers

For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on a new budget that has left many satisfied, yet still pining for a few extra things.

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NYPD officers who arrested Black postman reprimanded

After an investigation, the four plainclothes NYPD cops caught on video in Brooklyn on St. Patrick’s Day making a questionable arrest of Glenn Grays, a uniformed African-American postman, were removed from their normal assignments and placed on modified duty.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: Celebrating diversity, dancing beyond barriers

As the talented members of Dance Theatre of Harlem pirouette, jeté, leap, run or just walk on stage during its New York City Center season (April 6-9 ) dazzling and delighting audiences, they will also be celebrating the company’s 45-year tradition of helping to, among other things, shatter one of America’s most enduring artistic glass ceilings.

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Political prisoner Abdullah Majid dies after 33 years in jail

United States-held political prisoner Abdullah Majid, 66, died April 3 in an upstate hospital, according to reports, from acute cholecystitis, which affects the gall bladder.

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Sanders and Clinton return ‘home’ for votes

The gauntlet has been thrown as Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go head-to-head in the April 19 New York primary election.

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Unions, activists praise minimum wage passing in several states

It has been nothing but victories for the Fight for $15 movement, recently.

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We celebrate historic minimum wage increase

Last week, the New York State Legislature reached a historic budget agreement that puts the state on a path to a $15 minimum wage. The legislation ensures that millions of low-paid, hard-working New Yorkers will receive much-needed wage increases.

Wednesday, April 6

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Janet Jackson postpones tour for family planning

Could Janet Jackson be incubating a new generation of the Jackson 5?

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Michelle Obama hits back against 'hateful' rhetoric

First lady Michelle Obama lauded diversity and immigration while shunning harmful political language during an event marking the Persian New Year Wednesday.

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Throw out conviction for former NYPD officer, lawyers urge

Lawyers for former NYPD officer Peter Liang have asked a Brooklyn Court to throw out his manslaughter conviction because they say a juror lied, according to a motion filed Tuesday.

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Increased mobile phone use by Blacks fuels new economic justice controversy

Debate rumbles as FCC threatens action

It is a rare conversation in Black America. Phrases like “sponsored data” and “zero rated programs” and “free data” are simply not bread and butter issues like the more familiar “quality education”, “criminal justice”, and “health care”, among others.

Tuesday, April 5

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Couples are spending more than ever to get hitched

Couples are spending a record amount of money on their big day.

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'Mann & Wife' returns for second season

The second season of hit comedy series Mann & Wife, starring Daivd and Tamela Mann premieres Tuesday, April 5

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Where's Beyoncé's new album?

Beywatch continues

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The tragic triumph of the world's largest concert

On April 5, 1986, African-American astronaut named Ron McNair gave a unforgettable concert that was "out of this world."

Monday, April 4

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First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver commencement speech at City College

The First Lady will deliver the commencement address at City College in June.

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Uptown Games marks five years

Students from more than 40 schools participated the fifth annual Uptown Games at the Armory New Balance Track & Field Center over the weekend.

Friday, April 1

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Ferguson police chief: 3 challenges that await new top cop

Delrish Moss is a new police chief in a department facing not-so-new problems.

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A Biggie Smalls hologram may jam at concert

The late rapper Biggie Smalls may get one more chance.

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'Fresh Prince's' Tatyana Ali reveals she's pregnant and engaged

Fans may still remember Tatyana Ali as little cousin Ashley on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but she is all grown up now.

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Smithsonian exhibit to include allegations against Cosby

The National Museum of African American History and Culture wants to make it clear that its inclusion of Bill Cosby in an exhibit is not a celebration of the star.

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Newark police, Justice Department settle on reforms

The Justice Department and the city of Newark have reached a settlement after a yearslong investigation into the Newark Police Department's practices, according to an announcement Wednesday.

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TRANSCRIPT - Hillary Clinton speech at the Apollo Theater

The full transcript of Hillary Clinton's speech at the Apollo Theater on March 30. 2016

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Steps to finding affordable apartments in New York City

The city of New York is an exiting place to live in because it is big and therefore offers many places to go, activities and many different people to meet.

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Jazz Appreciation Month honors Benny Carter

Instrumentalist and bandleader Benny Carter is the the focus of this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month celebration set for April. The theme is chosen by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

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Connecticut poised to make history again

As Division I women’s basketball heads into the Final Four this weekend, the University of Connecticut will try to establish yet another record in the sport of basketball—four consecutive NCAA championships.

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Brooklyn gives LeBron and Cavs a wake-up call

Waiting to interview LeBron James with the throng of reporters congregated inside the visitors’ locker room of the Barclays Center after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets last Thursday is somewhat comical.

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The Knicks need affection, but they also need backcourt offense

Monday night in New Orleans, an innocent little boy proved that widespread adoration for the struggling Knicks—or at least Carmelo Anthony—is alive and well when he ran onto the court in the game’s final minute and hugged the Knicks’ lone star before scurrying back into the stands.

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The Mets’ pitching cast will throw their way to World Series land

Although the Mets are one of the favorites to capture Major League Baseball’s supreme trophy in the 2016 season, actually winning it seems as rare a sighting as Halley’s Comet

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It’s April, it’s spring and it’s time for baseball

The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals brought last year’s Major League Baseball season to a close.