News for Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Annual SOURCE360 to talk social justice, music, technology and leadership

There’s going to be a hip-hop/social justice takeover in Brooklyn next week as the fourth SOURCE360 Festival and Conference takes over several venues, Brooklyn blocks and street corners. Hip-hop artists, social justice, civil action, progressive politics and rap predictions and expectations panels are all a part of the extensive four-day program.

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 2017

The seventh annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival welcomed more than 15,000 guests Sunday, July 23.

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Talking SCHOP! Miss Lily’s…RE-spect!

When one of your great Cali friends blows into town and asks to get lunch, you quickly assess the day’s responsibilities.

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A guide to the island of Mykonos

You can get to the island of Mykonos by air or by sea!

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Nia Long joins ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

The United Negro College Fund’s “A Mind Is...” Summer Benefit’s two-day Hamptons, N.Y. extravaganza will take place Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.

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The Great Hill, Cornelia Street, Summerstage, Melvis live

Jazzmobile’s Summerjazz fest, Great Jazz on the Great Hill, in Central Park, Aug. 5, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., is a rainbow jazz combustion.

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Dominique Morisseau’s take on young Black males is quite revealing at Lincoln Center

Have you ever seen a play that delivered a powerful, poignant, profound message?

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Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’ puts educational systems on trial

Detroit born and raised Dominique Morisseau is perhaps best known as a writer for the criminally under-recognized (I am looking at you Emmys and Golden Globes) comedy-drama “Shameless” on Showtime.

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Jackie Alexander new artistic director of National Black Theatre Festival

The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., is happening right now. It started July 31 and will run through August 5.

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‘Atomic Blonde’—nothing you haven’t seen before

A British undercover agent is murdered in East Berlin.

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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market holds free jazz fest Aug. 5

Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market, located on West 116th Street between Fifth avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard, will host its third annual Louis Armstrong Jazz Fest.

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Celebrating the life of Shayk Ahmadou Bamba

Shayk Ahmadou Bamba was born in Senegal, and he served as a Sufi Master in the religion of Islam, living from 1853 to 1927 under French colonial rule.

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Jimmy Cliff discusses new single, ‘Life’

Jamaican musician and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff continues his long and influential career, which began in Kingston, Jamaica in 1962, with a single that was released earlier this spring titled “Life.”

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Sigmas and Zetas come together for cookout in Brooklyn

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosted their annual Blue and White Picnic in Prospect Park.

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Brownsville Oldtimers Weekend celebration draws thousands to annual neighborhood block party

Elders and people from all ages attended the Brownsville Old Timers Weekend Block Party. The event celebrates the neighborhood's most valued members.

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Dr. S. Allen Counter, ‘the most interesting man in the world’

There is no need to wait for years to go by to enshrine Dr. S. Allen Counter, who died July 12 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Counter was 73 and his daughter, Philippa Counter, said the cause of death was cancer

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Community Calendar August 3 - August 9th

With the release of the motion picture “Detroit” and the AmNews’ Herb Boyd’s opus “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination” all eyes are on the Motor City.

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UFT follows AQE’s lead, sends letter opposing SUNY charter regulations

The United Federations of Teachers took the State University of New York’s board of trustees to task for its proposal to lower teacher qualifications for SUNY-authorized charter schools.

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RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

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National Night Out with the community and NYPD from Harlem’s 28th Precinct

Thousands of people across New York City attended National Night Out events on Tuesday. The event brings together police and community members in an effort to combat violence.

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Phil Murphy picks Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver in governor’s race

Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy announced his selection of State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver as his running mate in the race to serve as his lieutenant governor.

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Alliance of Families for Justice plan march to Albany

As the Alliance of Families for Justice approaches the upcoming date for the March for Justice on Aug. 26, three family members from the AFJ spoke with the Amsterdam News about their future participation and commitment for the March for Justice.

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Kiss the Mooch goodbye

Anthony Scaramucci, the latest victim in the Trump administration, might be said to have tripped over the same tongue that for 10 days as communications director had given him a national platform.

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Kenyan elections jarred by torture murder of election official

The body of senior Kenyan election official Christopher Chege Msando was discovered this week on the outskirts of Nairobi, showing signs of torture, according to police.

French court sides with migrants, ordering restart of humanitarian aid

Efforts by French officials to block humanitarian aid for African and other migrants seeking sanctuary at the port of Calais were forcefully rebuffed this week by France’s highest administrative court.

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Caring for your hair

At a recent Afro/Latin festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., we met up with vendor Keisha Charmaine Felix, author of “More Than a Hair Journey: The Black Woman’s Guide to Self-Love & Loc Maintenance.”

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Miami Swim Week’s beauty looks

This season, Miami Swim Week’s beauty looks were all about natural and fresh looking beauty.

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Bowles sets an upbeat tone kicking off the new Jets season

The New York Jets training camp hasn’t been open a full week yet.

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As QBs continue to be glorified, Odell Beckham Jr. seeks fair pay

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will enter this season on the fourth year of his rookie contract that will pay him $1.8 million.

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Seize the time!

The co-founder and chairman of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, wrote a book in the ’60s titled “Seize the Time!” That saying is most appropriate for the time that we are living in now.

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Each One Teach One Summer League Basketball approaches the finals

Depending on the time that you attend during the weekend, you’ll find New York City basketball legend Bob McCollough at Each One Teach Summer League Basketball games on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Eighth Avenue and West 155th Street.

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McCain’s valiant stand

With a last-ditch gimmick to get a “quick win” on repealing and replacing Obamacare before the summer recess in the balance, Sen. John McCain stood before his Senate colleagues last week to deliver a classic speech on bipartisanship and parliamentary procedure.

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Liberty gain momentum

Past the halfway point in the 2017 WNBA season, the New York Liberty is clearly on track to make the playoffs.

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The president has no business telling police to ‘rough up’ suspects

In my 14 years of law enforcement service, I would be lying if I said I never wanted to hit a suspect’s head on the side of the car.

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Justin Gatlin tries to catch Usain Bolt one last time

The IAAF World Championships begin tomorrow in London. It will mark the end of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt’s remarkable career as the greatest male sprinter of all time.

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Local track talent readies for the World Championships

The top track and field athletes from around the world are getting their final practices in before the IAAF World Championships kick off in London tomorrow.

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Moshood celebrates Afrikan spirit and fashion

With his effervescent “Wear Moshood, Wear Yourself” essence, Lagos-to-Brooklyn fashion icon Moshood hosted his annual MOSHOOD/Afrikan spirit fashion show outside his flagship landmark store on Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Colin Kaepernick feels the force of conservative NFL fan base

It is the second week of training camps across the NFL landscape and Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.

The Cosmopolitan Review August 3 - August 9

It’s August, one of the dreamiest months of the year.

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Lack of integrity, professionalism and structure allows dysfunction

Referees, umpires and game officials have made enough bad calls over the years to make it difficult to ever really come to their defense.

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Another Chance event being held in the Bronx

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark is hosting the second annual summons warrant forgiveness program in the Bronx, inviting residents from all five boroughs to clear their records and move on with their lives.

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Changes made to J'Ouvert celebration

Reports indicate that officials are making changes to the annual J’Ouvert celebration that takes place during the early morning hours of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

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Elected officials to ride subways for 24 hours

Ahead of the City Council hearing Aug. 8, elected officials plan to ride the rails to hear directly from subway commuters.

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Reaching Black men in barbershops could lead to early cancer detection

Aging Black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and they are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the disease.

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The ‘Whole Foods Effect’ comes to Harlem

The new Whole Foods in Harlem has seen loads of customers since its opening July 21.

Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan.

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Eight ways to get a green card in Trump’s America—Part 4

This week we continue our series on getting permanent residency or a green card in Trump’s America with Option 4: Green card through refugee or asylee status.

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Oil, gas could spark significant change for larger CARICOM states

Last week, U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil announced yet another major oil field find off Guyana, saying that it continues to be confounded and encouraged by the large amount of high-quality crude it has discovered in the past two years.

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Damon Young running the Whole Foods ship

As buzz about Whole Foods Market’s Harlem location continues, the man who’s keeping the store running is getting the opportunity to reconnect with the community he says helped direct him to the path he’s on.

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D’Angelo to reissue ‘Brown Sugar’

Soul phenomenon D’Angelo found himself honored as an esteemed R&B musician with four Grammy nominations after the debut of his breakout album, “Brown Sugar” in 1995.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #27

If it were not for President Trump’s comment instructing the police not to be “too nice” when taking suspects into custody, the hot item this week would be Trump helping his son draft a misleading statement about his involvement with the Russians.

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Comfort station providing little comfort for Harlem residents

New York City’s Parks Department is renovating parts of city parks, but for some, it’s taking too long.

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Suspects nabbed after sex trafficking and sexual assaults in Brooklyn

Community leaders and antiviolence organizations are taking action after a string of sexual assault attacks and a sex-trafficking operation of young women has left two Brooklyn neighborhoods on high alert.

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Police Kill Again: NYPD shoot mentally ill man in Brooklyn

In yet another police shooting of a Black man at the hands of the NYPD, protocols on how the department deals with alleged suspects’ mental health issues are once again at the forefront.