Stories for March 2017

Friday, March 31

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Lawmakers to host town hall on missing Black girls

A coalition of African-American members of Congress announced Friday that it will hold a town hall next month to address the dozens of missing black children in Washington and nationwide.

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DeBlasio announces plans to close Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, announces his plans to close Rikers Island as a result of a report on the detention facility set for release on Sunday.

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NWA, Richard Pryor and 'The Wiz' among latest Library of Congress recording preservations

The Library of Congress will preserve the recordings of 25 additional artists and personalities in the National Recording Registry, including hip-hop group NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" album, Judy Garland's single, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" album and Barbra Streisand's 1964 single, "People."

Thursday, March 30

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Diabetes alert: Will you pass the test?

Staying healthy can be a challenge for everyone, especially as we age, but for those managing diabetes, keeping aware of changes in your health is critical.

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Laughter is medicine

Of all the pictures I have viewed by the great and near-great painters, I have never seen one painting that shows God or Jesus laughing or even with a smile.

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Can U.S. Customs really demand and search your phone, other devices?

For those who feel not being an undocumented immigrant or a green card holder leaves them safe as a U.S. citizen from Donald Trump’s executive powers handed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents—think again!

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More uncertainty for Caribbean sugar producers

In just six months, sugar producers in the Caribbean Community will be forced to confront a major new challenge linked to a decision by the European Union to end decades of fixed quotas for exports from the region.

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USVI governor promotes economic development

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp wants American and global businesses to know about the fiscal benefits of doing business in the territory.

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Generation Citizen: Building a new generation of leaders

I was just lamenting the fact that young people do not know enough about the various levels of government, and then I discovered Generation Citizen.

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NAACP lauds Orlando County state attorney’s decision to not seek death penalty

It appears that at this moment, national conversations around social justice and calls for racial parity are more amplified than ever.

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Reflections on hip-hop pioneer Mr. Magic

Last week, in acknowledgement of his 61st physical day anniversary, the hip-hop community paid due respect to one of the urban culture’s most influential pioneers, Mr. Magic.

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The AmNewsFOOD Harlem EatUp! hookup

Do you have a friend, colleague or family member who is just beginning their career as a food maker?

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The fragile masculinity of white male terrorism

This past week, news reports revealed that U.S. Army veteran and alleged white supremacist, James Harris Jackson, boarded a coach bus traveling from Maryland to New York City with the intention to commit murder.

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A jurist for all seasons

The United States Supreme Court is the crown jewel of our Constitution.

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Talking SCHOP! Get your tickets—2017 Harlem EatUp! is coming

Last week, co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz announced that ticket sales have begun for the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival taking place May 15-21, 2017.

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Ashley Sharpton—Soldier for change

After arranging for Angela Davis, Bishop Marvin Sapp and Spike Lee to speak on multiple panels at the seventh National Action Network Annual Convention, Ashley Sharpton returned to her preferable position, in the background. Unlike her father, Sharpton does not enjoy the spotlight.

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Three free apps every traveler should download

Technology can be so useful when you are traveling, whether you are abroad or in your own backyard.

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A.R.T./New York to honor S. Epatha Merkerson

According to reports, the divorce judgement of Phaedra Parks and her estranged husband, Apollo Nida, was reversed by a judge.

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Slide 85, Hoodoo Express, Esai’s Table, Harrison at Smoke

The Wilbur Ware Institute will celebrate the trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton’s 85 birthday April 1, at the Bogardus Mansion, 75 Murray St., in the Tribeca section of Manhattan.

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Campaign to end racial profiling

Unless you have been living under a rock, we’ve all heard the expression, “Driving while Black.” Deborah Jacobs, in her capacity as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, once said, “We want to send a message to the victims about their rights, and to the state about its obligations.

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Berlin’s catwalk beauty craze

On the Berlin runways for autumn/winter 2017, hair and makeup looks hit center stage.

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Style fashion week reports

In L.A., Style Fashion Week was unforgettable.

Spring time, Trey Songz, Maxwell and Queen Mary J. Blige!

True, that foot-high, dirt-covered pile of snow may belie what that month says, but we have a season change. It’s hard to write when you have your pinky finger lifted to the moon.

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Cutting-edge dance comes to HarlemStage

Fasten your seat belts.

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Drake returns with ‘More Life’

Grammy-winning rapper Drake returned last week with a new full-length album titled, “More Life.”

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CEMOTAP observes its 30th anniversary of media activism

CEMOTAP, the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People, has special plans for its 30th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., when renowned constitutional attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall will keynote a program that will include paying tribute to four unsung activists: Professor James Blake, student adviser at Borough of Manhattan Community College; Sister Fredrica Bey, Newark, N.J. powerhouse activist; Pam Africa, indefatigable advocate for renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal; and African centered artist, Lucian Pinckney.

Kendrick Lamar drops new single, followed by leaked track list

Kendrick Lamar described himself as a “hip-hop rhyme savior” on his new single, “The Heart Part 4” via his Twitter feed March 24.

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‘Underground’ director Salli Richardson-Whitfield

While acting in one of Ava DuVernay’s first films the striking actress, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, got the first clue that working behind the camera might be in her future.

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Appreciation for the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell

Saturday, March 25, 2017, Stephen Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harlem community held an appreciation luncheon to honor one of their own, the Rev. Elizabeth Alston-Crouell.

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Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club History Month celebration

The Negro Business and Professional Women's Club in Harlem celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing local young women “for their talents, self-worth and love of self.”

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Bobby Sengstacke captured the ordinary and extraordinary with his camera

Photojournalist Robert A. Sengstacke was born with ink in his blood in a family where a newspaper was its stock-in-trade, but Sengstacke converted the ink to film—and sometimes words—to become a noted man behind the camera.

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Reflections on Shirley Chisholm

Too bad, Barack.

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Chancellor Fariña kicks off Summer in the City applications

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today kicked off the application period for Summer in the City enrichment programs that offer students hands-on, STEM-oriented and college-aligned curricula, as well as educational visits to New York City cultural institutions.

The Cosmopolitan Review March 30 - April 5

We are getting there, slowly but surely. The month of March was in true form this year with the temperatures going up, down, up, down, up, down.

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Maggie Hathaway: Fighting for freedom on the front lines 

Tensions were high in Los Angeles after the 1962 police attack on the Nation of Islam headquarters in which seven unarmed Muslims were shot, including mosque secretary Ronald Stokes, who was killed.

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Dempsey J. Travis, jazz aficionado, finance pioneer and Chicago historian

With the recent appearance of poet and publisher Haki Madhubuti in the city and his message that Bobby Sengstacke, the noted photojournalist, had joined the ancestors, Chicago was definitely on my mind.

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Community Calendar: March 30- April 5

Greetings! In the final week of Women’s History Month 2017, sister and elder Betty Dobson, activist, author and co-founder with Dr. James McIntosh of C.E.M.O.T.A.P, appeared on my “Express Yourself” radio simulcast, highlighting their 30th anniversary this weekend.

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No Africans came: A systemic change in the realm of white privilege

The news broke March 20 that the U.S. State Department had denied visas to 100 Africans scheduled to attend the three-day African Global Economic & Development Summit 2017 at the University of Southern California.

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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation gears up for biking season

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is organizing another year of community bike rides to encourage cycling as an active lifestyle choice and an affordable transportation option for the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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National Action Network hosting 26th annual convention April 26-29

The National Action Network is hosting its 26th national convention April 26 through April 29 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel.

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KIPP sues to stop UFT from enforcing contract on teachers

Lawyers representing KIPP Academy Charter School filed a lawsuit this month asking the courts to block the United Federation of Teachers from enforcing its contract at a school in the South Bronx.

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Community gathers to honor anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Last Saturday, labor leaders and community members gathered to honor the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

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Car wash workers deserve fair wages

“The boss claims that we make more tips than what we actually do.  He has threatened to fire us if we don’t sign papers misstating what we earn. We need to stop all of the abuse and exploitation.”

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Petition aims to block proposal to limit maximum security prison visits

A petition on change.org hopes to put the brakes on a proposal by the governor to cut down on the number of visits to prisons.

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Mayor Ras Baraka highlights development, jobs and crime during Newark State of the City Address

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka recently presented his third State of the City Address.

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Free showing of 'The Birth of a Nation'

The December 12th Movement and The Choice Campaign are sponsoring a free film showing of “The Birth of a Nation,” a film depicting the life of revolutionary Nat Turner.

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A terrible week for Trump

For nearly eight years, the GOP has been doing everything possible to repeal Obamacare, and they thought that with President Trump making the same complaint, it was a done deal.

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To kill Black men

Ever since the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the racist rhetoric he spewed, there has been a noticeable increase of white nationalism in the U.S.

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Profiteering mars the record of black African gold mining firm

(GIN)—Between the ninth and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets.

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US activists turn to UN in fight against Trump in climate change debate

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, told reporters on the eve of President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order to end former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming that the move will be “pro-growth and pro-environment.”

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Developers behind Bedford Armory extol project’s virtues

Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.

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Constance Malcolm still wants justice for son Ramarley Graham

The scene outside of One Police Plaza Monday morning could be deemed surreal. A few dozen feet from the location of a news conference with Constance Malcolm, actors shot a television show scene that depicted cops and protesters holding up pictures of a Black girl.

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The real hate that hate produced

James Harris Jackson is not mentally unstable. He’s a domestic terrorist.

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Misty Copeland talks new book, ‘Ballerina Body’

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland’s latest book “Ballerina Body” has hit bookstores, and her excitement was palpable as I interviewed her in the “green room” at the Union Square Barnes & Nobles...

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Make American Great Again—Trump Must Go! #9

Having hit a wall not in his planning, our would-be dictator-in-residence Donald Trump is now seeking to do away with climate change, which he once said didn’t exist.

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Ebony Alert—Activism in wake of missing DC girls

“The epidemic of sex trafficking in young girls throughout the nation is very high, including New York City.”

Wednesday, March 29

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Applebee’s speaks on closure of 125th Street location

Applebee’s is the latest chain restaurant to close its doors in Harlem making it the third chain to leave the neighborhood.

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The hidden costs of segregation

It's pretty well established that racial segregation limits access to jobs, education, public services and other resources for people in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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REPORT: Central Park Five push for law to prevent wrongful convictions, but time’s running out

Their case is still one of the most explosive in New York City history, and now the Central Park Five are calling on the state of New York to adopt reforms which they say will help to prevent wrongful convictions like theirs.

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Arrest made in Bronx stairwell shooting death of 21-year-old aspiring model

An arrest has been made in the death of a 21-year-old aspiring model who was shot and killed in a Bronx public housing stairwell Monday night, according to the NYPD.

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Maxine Waters in her signature style: 'I cannot be intimidated'

That was Rep. Maxine Waters' response, fired back after Fox News host Bill O'Reilly mocked her hair Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 28

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VIDEO: Ramarley Graham's mother outlines her demands for justice

Ramarley Graham's mother, Constance Malcolm continues her quest for justice after the NYPD officer who unjustly killed her son resigns before being fired.

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HBCU alumni, students to rally on Capitol Hill

Concerned alumni, students and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of Action to increase support for black institutions of higher learning.

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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' cast poses for photo, stoking fans' reunion hopes

Now this is a story all about how the stars of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" thrilled fans with a single photo.

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Michigan to pay nearly $100 million in Flint lawsuit settlement

The state of Michigan will set aside $97 million for lead or galvanized steel water lines to be replaced in the City of Flint, according to a settlement filed Monday in US District Court.

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Rep. Shelia Jackson to Black press: Trump has endangered America

On a day that honored a stalwart of the Black Press and saw a liaison of the Trump Administration walk out on a breakfast with members of the Black Press, it was the words of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) in a university library that rang the loudest.

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Man charged with murder as terrorism in deadly NYC stabbing

A 28-year-old man who said he came to New York to kill black people faces terrorism- and hate crime-related murder charges in the fatal stabbing death of Timothy Caughman, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Monday.

Monday, March 27

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Resignation of accused NYPD officer is 'slap in face,' mother says

The decision to allow a New York City police officer who killed an unarmed teenager to resign of his own accord was a "slap in the face" to the teen's mother, she said on Monday.

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NYPD cop who killed unarmed teen quits before he's fired

A New York police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Ramarley Graham during a 2012 chase, resigned Sunday after an internal disciplinary trial on Friday.

Friday, March 24

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House Republicans pull health care bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote.

Thursday, March 23

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From 68 to here—Madison Square Garden hosts Sweet 16

If you bet the top ranked Villanova Wildcats, the defending NCAA Men’s Champions, to be the first No. 1 seed eliminated from this season’s tournament, you were correct.

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NCAA Tournament reignites the pay for play flame

Last October, two weeks before the first game of his senior season as a forward for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, then 21-year-old Nigel Hayes carried a sign on the school’s campus as students and other revelers were partaking in the festive atmosphere before kickoff of the football team’s game against Ohio State.

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New York loses a treasure in Dr. Norbert Sander

The passing of Dr. Norbert Sander last week is the loss of a true New York treasure.

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London attack: Khalid Masood named as perpetrator

Police investigating the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood.

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It’s a simple solution for now—Rest players at home

Friday’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center not only pissed off some NBA fans but also pissed off several of the media members who had specifically come to see Celtics’ guard Isaiah Thomas play.

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Knicks toil toward a reconstructive offseason

Under ideal conditions, the Knicks’ current four-game, four-state, six-day road trip, which began with a 114-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday evening and continued last night (Wednesday) versus the Utah Jazz, would be one in which they were jostling with two or three other teams for a more favorable playoff position.

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St. John’s only NY/NJ D-I team still in action

Postseason isn’t the prettiest of pictures for Division I women’s basketball teams from New York and New Jersey. Not a single team qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

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Queens College returns to glory

When Elizabeth Naumovski took the job as head coach of Queens College women’s basketball, she made sure to thoroughly understand the program’s history.

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NYC Health + Hospitals hosts immigrant health care rights panel

NYC Health + Hospitals is hosting “Immigrant Health Care Rights” panel discussions to help educate immigrant communities and provide access to information and resources.

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You’ll lose with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit patients with pneumonia.

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‘Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean’

Eight years ago while on assignment in Curaçao, photographer Wyatt Gallery stumbled upon the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to 1732.

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If effort counted for a little something more

If there was an additional column in the NBA Standings for "effort" adjacent to the right of the wins and loss column, the Brooklyn Nets would still lag in wins, but their effort points would mount.

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Screw the poor—One border wall coming up

Growing up in the Caribbean, it was not uncommon for me to hear elders say, “If you can’t hear you will feel” or “Hard ears you won’t hear; hard ears you must feel.”

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Trinidad moves to resume hangings

Authorities on both political sides are so fed up with the number of murders in Trinidad that they are moving to make the oil and gas-rich nation among the first of the Caribbean Community countries to resume hangings of criminals convicted of heinous crimes.

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US mayors fight back against President Trump’s ‘Big List’

Mayor’s from Los Angeles, Providence, R.I., Seattle and Anaheim, Calif., held a teleconference March 21 to explain their Day of Action in support of immigrants and immigration reform.

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Colette Pean: Serving and saving the community

“Since I was in high school, I have always been involved in making my community better,” said community activist Colette Pean.

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Seven Black traveler accounts you should be following on Instagram

Don’t you wish you could be on a permanent vacation, traveling from various cities to exotic islands and back again?

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A new show on WE tv

“Hustle & Soul,” WE tv’s new docuseries, is stirring up drama Thursday nights. The show’s recent red carpet reception at The Cutting Room was a successful, star-studded event. “Hustle & Soul,” a six-episode, one-hour series from Big Fish Entertainment actually premiered on WE tv Thursday, March 16, at 10 p.m.

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Harlem opening: BO’s Bagels

If you are like me and love a good authentic New York City bagel but not the travel to get it, the former street vendor, now brick-and-mortar BO’s Bagels (@BOsBagels, 235 W. 116 St., 917-902-8345, www.bosbagels.com) has you covered.

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Interesting artistic forms at the Met

The exhibit, “Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms,” now on exhibit at the Met Breuer at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, opens on the fourth floor with a multitude of friendly faces peeking out of a sheet titled “Divisor (Divider).”

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Talking SCHOP! Storm Chili Challenge results

Last week, I told you about an impending chili challenge initiated by a friend.

NBT hosts women’s film fest

Tongues are wagging that Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade slayed on the red carpet at a Night on the Runwade charity gala at the Revel Fulton Market March 19 in Chicago.

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‘Paramour’ ends April 16—Go see it!

I’ve told everyone that “Paramour” is a must-see because it is so original and creative, combining circus acrobatics with romance and a star-is-born storyline.

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Panama Jazz Festival: Music, education and history

Although most jazz festivals have a difficult time just trying to keep jazz as their focal points, the Panama Jazz Festival, founded by the pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, has the perfect formula that brings music education to students, Panama’s colorful music history and great jazz performances for people of all ages from around the world.

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‘A Bronx Tale’ is disappointing

“A Bronx Tale” is a new musical on Broadway, based on the play by Chaz Palminteri.

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Malpaso Dance Company: Cuban dance comes to Brooklyn

Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, and director, pianist, composer O’Farrill, the Mexican-born, informal ambassador to Cuban musicians, melded dance and music seamlessly.

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Together Republicans and Democrats debunk President Trump’s wiretapping claims

Alternative facts are not working for the Trump administration, but they continue to use them.

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Israeli tech innovations are bettering humanity

Israel, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, has emerged as a global trailblazer in innovative technology driving us all into a safer future.

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Trump bombed by the FBI

James Comey, the FBI director who jumped the gun on Hillary Clinton’s emails with a letter to Congress days before the presidential election, finally said the bureau is investigating the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Make America Great Again

One of the many problems that is causing so much devastation in our inner cities and urban communities is the lack of jobs.

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We all need each other

In the fall of 2016, the Walter Stafford Project, at New York University, had a symposium on Race and Inequality in New York City.

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Comedy ‘n’ soul in NYC

While the ’90s were viewed by many as a high-water mark in Black music, Black comedians were also beginning to find traction in the marketplace.

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Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano delivers speech at 61st session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

From March 13 to March 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosted its 61st session at the U.N. and associated venues. The CSW is a global organization that focuses on empowerment of and equality for women.

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Judge Gorsuch takes heat on day two

President Trump and the GOP are hoping to salvage at least a scintilla of victory with the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice.

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Community sends abolitionist attorney Lynne Stewart home

A multi-ethnic audience of supporters attended two days of memorial services a couple of weeks ago to commemorate the life and legacy of “The People’s Lawyer,” Lynne Stewart.

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A personal fragment of Derek Walcott

Rightfully, and hopefully passionately, there will be a flurry of encomiums for the poet Derek Walcott, who died March 17 in his native island of St. Lucia, which figured so “phosphorous,” to paraphrase one of his favorite words, in his poetry

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Hazel Dukes celebrates glorious 80th birthday

All the big wigs and their friends flocked to the Upper West Side’s Society of Ethical Culture to celebrate Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State conference president, on her 80th birthday.

The Cosmopolitan Review: March 23 - March 29

Snow and cold, go along your merry way. Spring is in the wings. Eating wings and then some were more than 150 people who attended the annual Sunday Supper held at the restaurant Daniel.

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City's first Neighborhood Innovation Lab coming to Brownsville

Brownsville, Brooklyn, is chosen as the city’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab.

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Gwendolyn Brooks, a poet of exquisite words and insight

Some African-American personalities are so legendary that hardly a season passes that their achievements, their contributions, are not invoked.

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Bobbi Humphrey performing at Ginny's Supper Club

Jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey is set to perform at Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster (310 Malcolm X Blvd.) in Harlem Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Community Calendar 03/23 - 03/29

Greetings! We bring the news heard round the world of the passing of the “Father of Rock ‘n Roll,” brilliant singer, songwriter, guitarist Chuck Berry, who died at his home in Missouri at age 90.

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A.G. warns consumers about tax scams

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is urging New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.

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HELP USA honors Joe Biden at luncheon in NYC

Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award.

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Union leaders tell Cuomo: Don’t forget about green jobs

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.

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Eric Garner’s mother has charges dropped and visits White House

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.

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Local 2507 and others mourn Yadira Arroyo

The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.

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Chuck Berry, rock & roll innovator, dies at 90

Chuck Berry, the dynamic guitarist and songwriter, whose unique singing style crossed all genres and put the R in rock and roll with such hits as “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Maybellene” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died March 18 at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was 90.

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Tragedy in Newark: Accidental shooting of 10-year-old prompts outcry

Shock lingers in a Newark neighborhood after a tragic accidental shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead, leaving elected officials pleading for stricter gun laws.

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Whitewashed Brooklyn?: Residents of color priced out of Bedford Armory Development

A new report from New York Communities for Change shows that affordable housing units in the Bedford Armory development in Brooklyn are only affordable if you’re white.

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South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking of white-owned land

GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era. 

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URBAN AGENDA: Up Is Down: What Trump’s Fabulist Budget Really Means

Lying — like it or not — is a part of everyday life. Most of us bend the truth every now and then, with even the most honest person telling the occasional fib to avoid hurting someone else's feelings.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #8

Our lead story last week raised the question of whether President Trump was impeachable, and if he could be removed without being impeached.

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UK youth address major issues

Young people in Manchester believe there is “a lack of awareness of opportunity” that has fostered the growth of many challenges, such as gangs, lack of motivation and negative stigma about young people.

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Bad hair day: Viral video ignites boycott of Asian-owned beauty supply stores

According to Nielsen, Black women spend an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, and the Black hair care market is a $684 million industry.

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Misha Green, ‘Underground’ co-creator and executive producer, is woke

Misha Green is co-creator of WGN’s hit series “Underground,” which she also executive produces along with co-series creator, Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award-winner John Legend.

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Declaration 17 holds inaugural public reading

The Society for Ethical Culture hosted an event March 20, at which various speakers read Declaration 17 and discussed how citizens can oppose and resist some of the current policies of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Wednesday, March 22

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Midtown murder suspect came to NYC to kill Black men: NYPD

A 66-year-old man was stabbed to death in Manhattan late Monday, police said, for one reason being black.

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ASAP Ferg to donate painting at first A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction

Rapper ASAP Ferg is donating a large scale oil painting that he originally debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 to the A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction that will take place this weekend in New York.

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Poll: 37% approve of Trump's job performance

Only 37% say they approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, with 56% saying they do not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

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Don't have a pension? Here's how to build one on your own

I had a choice to take my pension as a lump sum or lifetime annuity payments and I opted for the lump sum.

Tuesday, March 21

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Philadelphia DA indicted on bribery, fraud charges

The district attorney of Philadelphia was charged Tuesday with 23 counts of taking bribes of cash, vacations and a car, and of using money meant to pay a relative's nursing home bill for his own needs, federal officials said.

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Bloody photo shows inmate slashed behind bars at Rikers Island

An inmate at Rikers Island was slashed inside the jail and a bloody photo of his wound, which stretches from above his eyebrow to his upper lip, was posted to a private Facebook page for correction officers.

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks.

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Deputies cuff rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect

Sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect.

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USDA Director: Agriculture census important for Black farmers

At first glance, King Whetstone might present an unusual visual.

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Dylann Roof friend to be sentenced

The friend of Dylann Roof who admitted not divulging to authorities Roof's plans to massacre black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court.

Monday, March 20

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Declaration 17 holds inaugural public reading

"Declaration 17" is holding its Inaugural public reading on Monday at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street and Central Park West).

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Under Trump, unemployment rate rises for Black workers

During President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the Black unemployment rate rose as the White unemployment rate fell, according to the latest jobs report.

Saturday, March 18

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Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 90

Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90.

Friday, March 17

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President Trump should consider CBC budget if he's serious about helping Black America

A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it.

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Morehouse and Spelman College glee clubs perform in NY/NJ

The Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs take the stage in two performances in New York and New Jersey.

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Talking SCHOP! The Chili Challenge!

I write this the day before the major nor’easter snowstorm is about to blow through, and I have already planned my storm menu.

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PSAL Boys and Girls chips conclude at MSG

The 2017 NYC PSAL High School championships shared the basketball court of Madison Square Garden Saturday, the home of the New York Knicks and host of the Big East Tournament that concluded over the weekend.

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HBCU legend Ben Jobe passes, John Andariese ascends to broadcasting heaven

The transition of Ben Jobe from his earthly state of being to his next stage of existence Friday in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 84 comes at a time when our country seemingly has minimized the profound social impact men of his standing had on America and by extension lands far away.

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The Knicks’ split personalities have them headed toward the lottery

The confounding and frustrating ride on which the Knicks have taken their fans this season has been encapsulated in their last two games.

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Wright hits her stride at St. John’s

The last few weeks have been an exciting and somewhat remarkable time for St. John’s University track athlete Adriana Wright.

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McLaughlin, Cunningham live up to hype at New Balance Nationals

Sydney McLaughlin is a prodigy and rising star on the international sports landscape.

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The tournament has begun—Are your brackets filled out?

By now, you’ve filled out your NCAA brackets and downloaded any new app to keep you up on all of the games that began Tuesday.

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Hostos aims for a national championship

“Our main objective is to change lives,” said DeVernie Winston, head women’s basketball coach at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. “Although we have a great coaching staff that goes out and finds amazing talent, our job is to make sure that those who accept the challenge of being a part of our program … develop on and off the court.”

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln celebrates diversity, African-American history

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln recently celebrated Black History Month as part of its overall celebration of the diversity of its staff and patients as well as of the communities it serves.

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Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

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Preet Bharara’s one critical mistake

By now, almost everyone has heard or read about the firing of the very highly visible U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara.

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Cabinet moves to correct historical wrongs

Government in the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana has established a special commission to settle simmering land disputes in the country, officials said this week.

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Stacy Cox to lead Society of Hotel Association Executives

Seasoned hotel industry professional Stacy Cox is the new president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives.

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Subway fare increase causing burden for low-income New Yorkers

I used to think I lived “on a good line,” a subway line that had relatively few delays, a line that had rush hour madness, but for the most part was a subway line where you could find a seat and enjoy your ride in relative peace of mind.

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Lisa Brown Alexander speaking out about depression

“I am a successful career woman who has battled with depression for five years,” stated Lisa Brown Alexander.

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Tyra Banks returning to 'America's Next Top Model'

Tyra Banks loves working on America's shows.

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First look at the new 'Bachelorette'

Season 13 of "The Bachelorette" doesn't premieres until May 22, but fans have already gotten a sneak peek.

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Man charged with kicking, yelling at Muslim Delta employee

A traveler is accused of going on a racist tirade at John F. Kennedy Airport, yelling threatening slurs and kicking a Muslim Delta employee in the leg.

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'Don't stop fighting': Wrongfully convicted man free after 32 years

On a sunny Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Andrew Leander Wilson did something that seemed unbelievable to him; he walked outside on the sidewalk with only his family guarding him.

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New York man steals ambulance, runs over EMT and kills her

The bystander's video starts with a chaotic scene: An ambulance runs through an intersection in New York, one of its doors open, lights flashing. It drags what appears to be a person trapped under the vehicle.

Thursday, March 16

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De Blasio will not be charged after fundraising investigation

Federal and state investigations into the fundraising practices of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have concluded without criminal charges, even though the Manhattan district attorney said Thursday the actions of the Democratic mayor appeared contrary to the "intent and spirit" of campaign finance laws.

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What America would look like under the Trump budget

More agents along the border, but a hobbled PBS. A bigger military, but less chance of getting a decent lawyer if you're poor.

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I’m So AmNewsFOOD Harlem EatUp! Contest

The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival will be here before we know it, and we continue our search for you, Harlem foodmakers, to participate in this year’s “I’m So AmNewsFOOD” contest.

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Seven tips to expedite your pre-boarding process

Often the process between arriving at the airport and getting to your departure gate can be daunting, but only because travelers tend to make a few mistakes that add unnecessary time to the routine. Here are a few simple things you can do to help expedite your pre-boarding process:

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India.Arie performs at Lincoln Center

Multiple Grammy-Award winner India.Aire recently performed powerful songs from her latest album “SongVersation.”

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Rudy Lawless, consummate drummer, dies at 84

Rudy Lawless, the consummate drummer whose definitive style earned him chairs in the bands of such notables as Andy Kirk, Blue Mitchell, Hank Jones and Roy Eldridge, died Feb. 21 in Manhattan at the Bellevue Hospice.

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Dave Valentin, versatile flutist, dies at 64

Dave Valentin, whose undeniable versatility as a flutist ignited Latin music and the movement of Latin jazz, died March 8 at a rehabilitation and care facility in the Bronx

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Common gets first motion picture starring role

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame joined forces with former Light Heavyweight/Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks to host a viewing party for the Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia fight March 4 at the gorgeous VUE Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Ensemble du Monde celebrates diversity in classical musicians

As part of Teachers College Columbia University Diversity in Classical Music Project, Ensemble du Monde explores the rich history of classical music in a program that features composers from myriad backgrounds, including African-American and Jewish descent.

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You’ll never see the MTA in the same way!

Acapella singing has found a home on Broadway with “In Transit,” a new musical playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre on West 50th Street, with a story based in New York City that spotlights the New York City MTA.

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‘X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation’ opens at New Victory Theater

The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the republic and of revolutionary leader Malcolm X take to the stage when Tony Award-winning The Acting Company couples Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation,” a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (“The House That Will Not Stand,” “The Gospel of Lovingkindness,” “Every Tongue Confess,” “On the Levee”).

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Danny Simmons’ ‘Hoppin the Hoodoo Express’ opens at HSA

March 16 a new art exhibition goes up at the Harlem School of the Arts titled, “Hoppin’ the Hoodåoo Express,” featuring the works of abstract expressionist painter Danny Simmons, curated by Jonathan Patton, HSA Visual Arts Director.

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Ailey II: Young, gifted, talented and thrilling

March 29 to April 2, the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, also known as Ailey II, swings into New York fresh off a 25-city tour for a two-week engagement at NYU’s Skirball Center.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Bythewood create movie event with ‘Shots Fired’

“This is a ten-hour movie. That’s important for the audience to understand,” stated “Shots Fired” creators, husband and wife, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood.

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Captain Tania Kinsella keeping Staten Island safe

Tania Kinsella stands out among the NYPD not only being a so-called minority in the police force but also for her achievements.

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Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj: A loss for Black women, personal relationships and sisterhood

Last month, Remy Ma’s “SHEther,” a “diss track,” shook the hip-hop music community and American culture, as rapper Remy Ma, who was recently freed from prison on two charges of assault, wrote and recorded a scathing track about rapper Nicki Minaj.

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WOC to see at SXSW

SXSW, the Austin, Texas-based, nine-day music, arts and technology conference, is upon us once again.

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Hakim Constantine working toward a better future

“The minority teenage boys in today’s society are a group that’s severely targeted but yet so neglected,” stated Hakim Constantine, president and founder of Simeon’s House.

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Noted poet and literary giant, Mari Evans, passes at 93

In downtown Indianapolis there is a 30-foot mural of Mari Evans, and it almost rises to the height of her poetic acclaim and majesty.

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Activist/attorney Lynne Stewart joins the ancestors

Many self-determining activists and freedom fighters were saddened by the heartbreaking news that the courageous attorney Lynne Stewart had passed onto the ancestral realm this past Tuesday at her Brooklyn home.

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William Lambert, Detroit’s great Underground Railroad conductor

A few days ago on March 10, there were a number of events commemorating the death of Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who died on this date in 1913.

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Community Calendar: March 16 - March 27

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

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Community leaders rally at Cuomo’s office over homelessness

It’s only a coincidence that it was freezing Monday afternoon when community activists and clergymen gathered outside of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

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Unions, activists praise Senate Dems’ ‘progressive’ proposal

While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats presented a united front and didn’t have any defectors.

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32BJ, New Yorkers rally against deportation system

Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.

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Trump tweets Preet goodbye

President Trump’s Twitter finger struck again last week when he asked 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, including Preet Bharara, who commanded the Southern District of New York.

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Ethiopian police comb through rubbish dump for landslide suvivors

A giant landslide that crashed down on a landfill where hundreds of Ethiopians collected recyclables killed upward of 65 local area residents, including entire families, officials said Monday.

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State Assembly’s one-house budget targets education and college affordability

Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.

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Opportunity for all through financial inclusion 

Frederick Douglass, the great orator and leader of the 19th century abolitionist movement, is recognized for his steadfast and determined work for emancipation. He advanced this cause through self-taught reading and writing, and he also used these skills to call for the full participation of African-Americans in the education system.

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Celebrating Madam C.J. Walker’s tremendous legacy 

In 1987, March was declared Women’s History Month. During this month, Americans celebrate women of all races who dedicated their lives fighting and ensuring equality and the protection of women’s rights.

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Colorful florals and fresh patterns for spring ’17

At Francesca Liberatore’s spring 2017 show, the collection was filled with fantastic florals, passionate patterns, bright colors and feminine fashions.

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Muslim designer’s dazzling ensembles

With beautiful models wearing her dramatic, wearable statement pieces, Anniesa Hasibuan presented a dazzling collection at New York Fashion Week.

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Justice for Emmett Till: We will not be silenced

Throughout history, certain events have directed, or even redirected, the course of our society. Historians often try to determine the focal point of past events for the next generation of humanity.

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One for the ages

The first address to a joint session of Congress by the 45th president of the United States was one for the ages—historic and monumental on every level.

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Obamacare was bad! Trumpcare is worse!

The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was bad. Although it did ensure millions of Americans, it also left millions uninsured.

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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosts 61st session

From March 13 to 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will be hosting its 61st session at the United Nations headquarters.

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Medgar Evers College honors Shirley Chisholm

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, Black Women for Fairness & Equity, Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment 2017 and Conference Chair Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson will be honoring Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm.

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The Notorious B.I.G. celebrated in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 9, 2017, the world observed the 20th anniversary of the still unsolved murder of Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G or Christopher Wallace.

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Mayor and Councilman Cornegy host Bed-Stuy town hall meeting

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s P.S. 23 Carter G. Woodson Elementary School was the venue last week for a lively town hall meeting hosted by Councilman Robert Cornegy and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cornegy was the moderator.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 3/16 - 3/22

OMG! Applebee’s located on the corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue lost their lease and are now officially closed.

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The instant is not the answer

In February it was 70 degrees; in March we had a snowstorm. But there is no such thing as climate change. Or that is what some numbskulls want us to believe.

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Community pressure reopens Brooklyn subway station

With the help of elected city officials, the Pennsylvania Avenue Station on the No. 3 line in Brooklyn is now reopen to East New York commuters.

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Trump’s triple whammy

The Trump White House must be highly agitated after reports that the House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced Wednesday that his panel had received no evidence of wiretapping during the last election campaign.

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New video reveals Michael Brown did not commit robbery

Recent surveillance footage released is shedding new light on the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Health professionals leading protests against Obamacare repeal

They call themselves “non-partisan” health professionals, including doctors, nurses and social workers numbering in the thousands who first protested at 20 sites across the nation Feb. 25 outside elected officials’ offices.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #7

With his surrogates and aides scrambling furiously—and futilely—to put a corrective spin on President Trump’s goofball, unsubstantiated charges that former President Obama had his phones tapped, there is a fresh one to spin.

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‘Shots Fired’ is explosive TV

There are a hundred elephants in the proverbial rooms that make up the United States of America, circa 2017.

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Disney Dreamers Academy marks 10 years of changing lives

Walt Disney World Resort welcomed 100 teens selected to participate in the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine last week for four days of inspiration and empowerment from Thursday through Sunday.

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Can Trump be removed without impeachment?

With the arrival of the Trump administration we have a state of governance in which no matter where you turn there is either paralysis or uncertainty.

Wednesday, March 15

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A 6-year-old girl gives up her birthday party to give back to the homeless

Armani Crews was turning 6. But what she was asking her parents for was far from a typical birthday party.

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Police suspend dispatcher 8 days in Tamir Rice shooting

More than two years after an officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Cleveland police have disciplined a dispatcher for failing to relay a citizen's 911 report that Rice was "probably a juvenile" and that his gun was "probably fake," according to a letter signed by the chief.

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell: The wounds of slavery have not healed

Despite being a fierce opponent of President Donald Trump, Jurnee Smollett-Bell remains hopeful during his presidency because the "spirit of revolution" brings change.

Tuesday, March 14

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance.

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South Orange school apologizes after fifth-graders asked to make 'slave auction' posters

A New Jersey schools superintendent has apologized for a "culturally insensitive" assignment in which fifth-graders learning about Colonial America were asked to create posters advertising slave auctions.

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Northeast snowstorm puts 18 million under blizzard warning

With a blizzard headed quickly toward the Northeast, the region began preparing Monday by closing schools, canceling flights and issuing travel warnings.

Monday, March 13

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Michael Brown video: Prosecutor calls filmmaker's claims 'just stupid'

Video that a filmmaker says shows Michael Brown in a Ferguson, Missouri, store engaging in a purported drug exchange hours before he was killed is nothing more than a "poorly edited snippet," the prosecutor who investigated the case said Monday.

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College scholarships for African-American students you need to know about

Students around the nation are always looking for money to pay for college. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

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Students leave with life lessons and new perspective at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.

Sunday, March 12

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Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing their experiences during their "Deep Dive" on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

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Joni Sledge of R&B group Sister Sledge dies at age 60

Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died.

Thursday, March 9

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10th Disney Dreamers Academy kicks off at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday. Four of the students selected are from the Tri-State area

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Gabourey Sidibe gets candid about weight loss surgery

Gabourey Sidibe is getting candid about her weight loss efforts in her upcoming memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare."

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James and Ciprès head to World Championships

After their bronze medal performance at the 2017 European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava.

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Ramarley Graham’s mother challenges continued NYPD withholding of information about son’s killing

The mother of Ramarley Graham, Constance Malcolm, was joined by community supporters to announce their filing an appeal of the de Blasio administration and NYPD’s blanket denial of their Freedom of Information Law request for records pertaining to the killing of her son.

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Queens College heads to NCAA Tournament determined to succeed

This season has been remarkable for Queens College women’s basketball: a national ranking in the top 10, a 16-game winning streak and unprecedented honors for senior guard/forward Madison Rowland, who was named East Coast Conference Player of the Year.

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Crown Heights residents say ‘Kill the deal’ at Ebbets Field

Crown Heights residents are once again saying kill the deal to the Bedford Union Armory project.

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Malcolm X memorialized on 52nd anniversary of his assassination

Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s martyrdom, a capacity, multi-ethnic crowd packed into the building where it actually occurred—the former Audubon Ballroom, renamed the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) when it reopened in 2005—to reflect on his iconic legacy.

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Women take NYC: A Day Without a Woman brings out thousands

A vociferous army of women gathered together in New York City in observance of International Women’s Day, and American women across the nation ditched their workload, threw on their red garments and took to the streets to demonstrate the economic and political clout women hold in America.

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Harlem Haberdashery hosts annual Masquerade Ball

Clothing boutique Harlem Haberdashery recently hosted their annual Masquerade Ball in the Mural Pavilion at NYC Health & Hospital/Harlem.

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Bowles’ tenure with Jets in question, and WBC beats spring training

In a matter of 17 weeks, Jets head coach Todd Bowles’s fortunes dramatically changed from being a promising head coach in the NFL’s largest market to a man seemingly on borrowed time.

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Brooklyn reigns as Lincoln and Jefferson advance to PSAL finals

The dominance of Brooklyn basketball in the PSAL AA division will have another chapter written Saturday at noon when Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson meet for the city championship at Madison Square Garden.

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Elected officials react to Trump’s health care plan

Donald Trump’s potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar among progressive politicians in the country—and among non-progressives.

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21st annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

For the past 21 years, the Brooklyn-based Malcolm X Commemoration Committee has co-organized their annual tribute for the families of political prisoners.

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Raise the age!

The fact that the state of New York still tries juveniles as adults is abhorrent. New York is one of only two states (North Carolina being the other one) in the United States that still prosecute youth as adults from the age of 16 onwards.

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URBAN AGENDA: City’s homeless crisis will become catastrophic if we don’t save public housing

New York City’s greatest social struggle of the last third of a century has been government’s attempts to address homelessness, which CSS examined in its ground-breaking 1981 report, Private Lives, Public Spaces.

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Maintaining proper nutrition in your senior years with CDPAP

Eating right is important at every age, but as we get older it is even more important to stay on top of your nutritional requirements to maintain good health.

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Newark asks residents for feedback on policing and public safety

Saturday, Newark residents completed surveys about policing in the city at the Training, Education and Recreation Center in the Dayton neighborhood

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ACC and Big East bring competitive basketball back to NYC 

As bad as Georgia Tech played during the early minutes of their opening round match against Pittsburgh in the 2017 ACC Tournament held this week at Barclays Center, it’s amazing that they were only down by three at the half, 29-26.

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Nets improvements may or may not result in wins

The wins didn’t clinch the Brooklyn Nets one of the eight Eastern Conference playoff spots.

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Knicks won’t look back to what could have been

The Knicks’ impressive 113-105 road win over the Orlando Magic Monday was a glaring reminder that they could have been and should be in a much better tangible state than they are today. 

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Armory to host the New Balance Indoor Nationals

The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in Washington Heights will once again be a focal point of the sport’s cognoscenti

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Close is colossal on Broadway!

Glenn Close is colossal! Her return to the role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway revival of “Sunset Boulevard” will take your breath away.

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Is Cuomo’s ‘Raise the Age’ proposal the real deal?

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.

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Black women’s breast cancer health fair being held in Central Jersey

The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey is hosting their 17th annual Health Fair Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel, located at 200 Atrium Drive in Somerset.

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East New York Restoration hosts open mic ‘Unity in the Community’

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, East New York Restoration hosted an open mic “Unity in the Community” at the local East New York shop, Word Up Cafe.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #6

President Donald Trump’s obsession with former President Obama took another sudden, but no less bewildering, erratic turn last week when he claimed his predecessor had wiretapped his phones during the last election.

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Six things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul is an enchanting and culturally rich city that straddles the boundary between Europe and Asia.

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Slaves were immigrants, according to Dr. Carson

Ben Carson appeared to liken slaves to immigrants who choose to come to the United States while addressing employees at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday.

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Raising the ‘bar,’ Kim M. Parker, Esq.

Kim M. Parker, Esq. serves as executive director of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, a position she’s held for almost two years. Aside from being the leader of the citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, Parker’s work goes beyond the courtroom.

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A ‘Forever Stamp’ for a forever freedom fighter, Dorothy Height

Besides discovering Dorothy Height in practically every history book worth its salt, especially when it comes to prominent African-American women, there was her ever resourceful family to provide a more intimate portrait of her.

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Talking SCHOP! Ms. Melba’s oven-fried chicken

Last year, about this time, I sat on a panel at the Schomberg to celebrate my friend, Harlem restaurant owner and chef, Melba Wilson, on her very first cookbook, “Melba’s American Comfort” (Atria Books, 2016).

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Kong: Skull Island’ a winner for Warner Brothers

King Kong, the misunderstood primate, is back and full of justified rage.

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‘The Genius of Geoffrey Holder’ at JCAL

Black History Month may be over, but the exhibit “The Genius of Geoffrey Holder,” currently showing at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, has just begun and will be on display until May 30.

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Marguerite Hemmings’ freedom train

Toward the end of choreographer/performer Marguerite Hemmings’ “we free” at Gibney Dance

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Getting serious about fire safety

It seems like lately I have read far too many news stories about families losing loved ones because of fires in their homes and apartments.

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Attorney General Sessions must resign after breach of public trust

“Jeff Sessions is an honest man,” said President Trump. “He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional.”

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An easy way for Mayor de Blasio to keep his promise

As not-for-profit human service providers and members of a sector that is a major economic engine employing more than 200,000 New Yorkers, we were elated to hear Mayor de Blasio focus his Feb. 13 State of the City Address on job creation and the city’s workforce. 

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Community Calendar 3/9 - 3/15

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

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Tyrese Gibson weds in secret ceremony

The latest celebrity news from Flo Anthony!

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The Cosmopolitan Review: March 9 - March 15

The March winds have already blown in a beautiful clear night, allowing for a full range of stars to become visible to the naked eye.

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Hospitality group helps hurricane-affected Haiti and the Bahamas

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association presented checks totaling $70,000 to hotel associations in Haiti and the Bahamas to assist residents in both countries with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

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A misfire in the White House Press Office

I cannot say that I know White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer very well, personally.

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NLRB uphold Columbia grad workers’ vote for union

Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.

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Labor and elected officials advocate for fair workweek

Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.

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Turkish designer hits Paris; Ferrari’s fashions

In Paris, France, Turkish designer Selma Celik recently presented a glamorous 1970s collection for SELMACELIK on the runway for Paris Fashion Week.

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Crossover classics mix in modern styles

The contrast between menswear and women’s lingerie looks was striking as models came down the runway for Taoray Wang’s New York Fashion Week debut at Skylight Gallery.

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New York City activists march for education

Throughout the past few months, communities across the nation have mobilized, marched and elevated their voices to speak about the issues they care for in the wake of the new administration.

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Trump has emboldened ICE agents at all borders to terrorize us all

John Dalberg-Acton wrote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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Advocates react to mayor’s homeless plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio has released what many are calling a long overdue plan to help the nearly 65,000 people in New York City who are homeless.

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Losing myself Part I: A weight loss journey

Ever since I was about 12 years old I have struggled with weight. From getting extra and double extra-large shirts to size 40 and 42 waist pants, I always remember saying to myself, “I’m going to lose this weight.”

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Sssshhhh…Don’t tell Melba

Just between you and me…I did make a few changes, some would even call them shortcuts, to Melba’s delicious oven-fried chicken recipe from her first cookbook, “Melba’s American Comfort.”

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Keep a healthy gut

The only time that you know you have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up

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Trinidad, latest to sign US tax bill

Trinidad has become the latest in a string of Caribbean Community nations to approve controversial legislation allowing the U.S.

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Declaration of ACC Tournament Week in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams kicked off the week of the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament festivities by proclaiming March 6-11 to be ACC Tournament Week in Brooklyn.

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Experiments in sound and performance: NYC and beyond hits Pratt Institute

Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, a private, nonprofit art and design school recently hosted an event on experimental music.

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Adam,’ Belgrave, Chapin film, Altura at Jazz Gallery, Women’s History Month

Only a few days remain to see the dramatic tour de force one-man show “Adam,” performed by Timothy Simonson.

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BAM’s celebration of Black women filmmakers closes with rousing reception

Among other things, “Daughters of the Dust” is a film deeply concerned with making sure that history and culture are not lost.

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Black artist to watch: Vagabon

It is important to mention how beautiful the 24-year-old New York-based indie rock artist Laetitia Tamko is.

Wednesday, March 8

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Citizen app launches in NYC to spread word about crime

Citizen app (formerly known as Vigilante) launched in the city this week in an effort to combat violence, give residents an insight on what’s going on their community and even improve community-police relations.

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City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation to host demonstration

Thursday, March 9, at 12:30 p.m., the City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation will host their first protest at the CCNY’s North Academic Center Plaza.

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Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.

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Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say

President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor's wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president tell CNN, though these sources say Obama's reaction stopped short of outright fury.

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O.J. Simpson could be released as early as October

O.J. Simpson could get out of prison later this year, if a pivotal parole hearing goes his way.

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International Women's Day: What you need to know

International Women's Day is set to take place on Wednesday, March 8, an annual marker that aims to bring attention to women's accomplishments and obstacles.

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UNCF ‘A Mind Is...’ Gala held in Midtown

It was a star-studded event at the United Negro College Fund’s annual “A Mind Is...” Gala last week.

Tuesday, March 7

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Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights leaders meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorney General Jeff Sessions met on Tuesday along with other leading civil rights leaders to discuss a wide range of issues.

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Study: Blacks more likely to be wrongfully convicted

All Marvin Anderson ever wanted to be was a firefighter. Instead, at 18 years old, he was wrongfully convicted of rape, sodomy, abduction and robbery.

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Can Trump win over black college campuses?

Rebecca Phillips' family has been attending Morgan State University in Baltimore for four generations. The 21-year-old college senior brims with pride when she talks about the college she'll graduate from in a few months.

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Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

After a disappointing meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself.

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Attorneys: travel ban fight is 'a marathon' with no end in sight

In the days after President Donald Trump's first travel ban was introduced on January 27, clients streamed into Neha Vyas' Seattle law office. Some just wanted to hear a reassuring voice. She was a lawyer, counselor and therapist all in one.

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NYPD arrives at new settlement in Muslim surveillance case

The New York City Police Department on Monday agreed to terms of a revised settlement surrounding its surveillance of Muslims, court papers show.

Monday, March 6

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Here's how Team Obama reacted to Trump's wiretap claim

Former White House officials are strongly refuting President Donald Trump's stunning allegation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

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President Donald Trump signs new travel ban, exempts Iraq

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, notably dropping Iraq from January's previous order.

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Trump travel ban: Read the full executive order

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday laying out a new travel ban after widespread criticism of his previous travel ban.

Sunday, March 5

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Grand dame of Queens, Helen Marshall, passes at 87

Former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has died.

Thursday, March 2

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Knicks begin transition in the midst of homestretch

The frustration and toll of a challenging season was fixed on Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek’s face as he stood behind a podium in an interview room at Madison Square Garden Monday.

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Players respond to Candice Wiggins’ WNBA allegations

“When I first read the comments from retired WNBA player, Candice Wiggins, I was stunned and disappointed,” wrote WNBA president Lisa Borders in her statement about an article in which Wiggins, a member of the New York Liberty in 2015, described having been bullied throughout her 8-year WNBA career because she was heterosexual and popular.

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Our attention gets diverted from stories of interest

If it wasn’t for our freshman President Donald Trump commanding all of the headlines and our attention, there would be less of a diversion from notable back-page headline stories that warrant our attention.

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Rucker Park 50th anniversary

Sports achievements are always in need of reflection.

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Cardozo upset, Jefferson rolls in PSAL playoffs

Ron Naclerio may be the winningest boys coach in PSAL history, but the head coach for Benjamin Cardozo High School won’t add to his total of nearly 800 victories this season.

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College of Staten Island wins CUNYAC Championship

“We forced teams to play our style of game—fast, quick, pressured and up-and-down constantly,” said Tim Shanahan, head coach of College of Staten Island women’s basketball, which won the CUNYAC Championship for the first time since 2005.

Brooklyn ... gone in a completely different direction

When Brooklyn played the Warriors Saturday night, both teams began the game having played exactly 57 games since the start of the 2016-17 NBA season.

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NBA one-and-done rule is a restrictive farce

The NBA one-and-done rule, collectively bargained by the NBA owners and the NBA Players Association in 2005, is now in its 11th year.

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Touro student wins award for research at homeless shelter

A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter.

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Fast foods, fast headaches

Foods such as chocolate, ripe cheese and fresh yeast products can cause headaches because of a naturally occurring chemical called tyramine, which causes dilation of arteries in the brain.

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'My Home Is Not Your Backyard’ at Corridor Gallery

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Caribbean Fine Art Fair proudly announced the opening of “My Home Is Not Your Backyard” with an opening reception Feb. 26. Curated by Oshun Layne, the exhibition (which runs locally until March 26) is a dual venue experience at The Grand Salle Gallery and Annex (Bridgetown, Barbados) and Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, N.Y.).

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The hypocrisy of Trump and his merry pack of conservatives knows no bounds

Feb. 22, 2017, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, two Indian immigrants enjoying an after-work whiskey at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., were shot—one dead—by Adam W. Purinton, a white man who hurled ethnic slurs at them and suggested they did not belong in the United States.

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Frantic scramble by Caribbean for oil, gas

From all appearances, several countries in the 15-nation Caribbean Community are rushing to sign offshore oil exploration agreements with big name Western oil companies, hoping to find oil and switch economic dependence away from traditional sectors, such as bananas and tourism.

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‘Jitney’ is a must see

Every once in a while a play comes along and changes how I see the world, myself, my community and everything in between.

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Saturday’s 21st Annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

Some grassroots activists had hoped that by January this year former President Barack Obama would have addressed, if not released, some of the nation’s decades-long serving political prisoners on his way out of the White House.

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Mama Fela, Little Sun People founder, shining light on education

Full disclosure: It’s been 16 years since this reporter’s enrollment in Little Sun People daycare center, located at 1360 Fulton St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fela Barclift, known as Mama Fela to her students, is the founder and director of Little Sun People preschool.

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Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy

Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through March 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Talking SCHOP! Moments of food

My recent trip to Los Angeles was all business … family business.

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A Charleston native’s top hometown hotels

Spring is the best season to experience all that the historic city of Charleston, S.C., has to offer.

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Eddie Palmieri at Rose, Banana Puddin’, Jazz & Democracy

Great bands are known for their perfected sound and a swinging style that is so undeniable.

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Are Democrats too risk adverse for progressive change

Almost eclipsed by the 2017 Academy Awards, but under the “dirty bird” skies of Atlanta, time stopped.

‘Moonlight’ makes history

The glow of Best Picture Academy Award winner “Moonlight” continues to shine.

‘Visionary Voices’ at the American Bard

The American Bard Theatre Company recently presented “Visionary Voices: 2 Women Writers—3 Big Stories.”

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Sweden from a different lens

Cable TV and newspaper headlines ridiculed the president. The problem is, the president was correct. It was the press that got it wrong.

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Dance Calendar March 2017

Dance in March offers up an assortment of cultural forms and more.

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Sleek shapes in red

You could have called it “a collision course in red,” as Edwing D’Angelo’s models strutted down the runway for the designer’s fall/winter ’17 show.

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Every New Yorker should stand up to racial discrimination 

A young Black woman looking to rent an apartment in Brooklyn finally identified a place she liked on Craigslist.

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Emerging designers make their debuts in NYC

At the recent Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers CAAFD Emerging Designers showcase, Peruvian designer Sumy Kujon presented an amazing collection to hundreds of guests in attendance.

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New York City’s other major housing crisis

New York City is currently in an affordable housing crisis, but there is another housing crisis that does not regularly make headlines.

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Get out this week and see ‘Get Out!’

They’re an attractive young couple, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams).

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MC-ing, b-boy, graffiti, DJ-ing and knowledge—The tenets of hip-hop

In the early stages of this thing called hip-hop, the DJ was the end all, be all.

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Logan’s days of future past

Williams: He first appeared in 1974 in “The Incredible Hulk #180,” but I first saw him in “Uncanny X-Men #116” where he popped out razor sharp claws from his fist, (probably) killed someone, reasoned with a sabertooth tiger and tracked teammates by their scents.

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Viola Davis: A winner, period

Viola Davis is a winner, and that has nothing to do with her awards or critical accolades.

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Elombe Brath’s ‘Black Is Beautiful’

Harlem and beyond came out Saturday, Feb. 25, to celebrate famed African internationalist, Elombe Brath. Bob Gumbs and Cinque Brathwait curated an evening of jazz musicianship, reminiscing, inspirational conversation and building at the Bronx Heritage Center, in honor of the Elombe Brath Foundation, Inc.

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Manhattan Fathers Forward Coalition hosts Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, the Manhattan Fathers Forward Coalition sponsored a Daddy Daughter Dance in partnership with School District 5 at the Harlem’s Children Zone.

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First Central Baptist on Staten Island holds Black History Month Community Breakfast

First Central Baptist Church on Staten Island just celebrated Black History Month with their 12th Annual Town Hall Meeting and Community Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Central Family Life Center.

The Cosmopolitan Review: March 2 - March 8

The Thursday, Feb. 23, edition of Crain’s New York Business magazine featured an article written by Tom Acitelli titled, “NYPD to Defy Trump on Expanded Deportation Policy.”

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NYC’s Department of Design and Construction offering internships

High school, college and graduate students can get an up-close look at a career in the public sector this summer.

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Film immortal, Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was the Jackie Robinson of filmdom as the first African-American actor/actress to win an Oscar

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Save our community gardens

Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., a parks committee meeting will take place at the Manhattan Community Board 10 office, located at 215 West 125th Street, Fourth Floor.

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Community Calendar: March 2- March 8

Greetings! The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was an evening of some diversity, with wins by Denzel Washington-directed “Fences” star Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress and Mahershala Ali becoming the first Muslim Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor in “Moonlight.”

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Three-Fifths Clause Awareness Day commemorated at the Schomburg Center

On Sunday, March 5, “Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day” is being observed for the first time in the city. A special program will take place at 3 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

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What happened when Flatbush said no?

With the help of the grassroots organization Equality for Flatbush, Errol’s Caribbean Bakery in Brooklyn has recently accomplished what many small businesses have been struggling to do in the rapidly gentrifying borough: secure a new, affordable lease.

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Groups break ground on affordable and supportive housing in the Bronx

New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Community Access recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $52.2 million affordable and supportive housing complex being built at 111 E. 172nd St. in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx.

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Fast food workers sue City of Memphis over surveillance and intimidation tactics

A local Fight for $15 organization in Memphis fielded a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city Wednesday.

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Labor reacts to DNC chair election

This past weekend, Democrats elected former Barack Obama labor secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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The Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry hosts ‘Mothers in Pain’

Nine mothers and a father whose sons were killed by gun violence in Jersey City recently came together at a community rally to recount the details of how their sons were murdered and what they have done and what they plan to do about it.

Women are on the front lines

Each March we pay tribute to the generations of women who have made incalculable contributions to our nation, and we recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for women’s equality.

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Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield exec Sarah Jones honored at Essex County Black History Month event

The 14th Annual African-American History Month Celebration in Essex County recently took place at the Essex County Hall of Records.

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Faith leaders to protest Trump's immigration policies

Tuesday, March 7, an Interfaith group of religious leaders will host an Interfaith/Unity Rally to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m.

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Hundreds gather in Elizabeth to denounce Trump’s immigration raids

Last Thursday hundreds of immigrants, allies, elected officials, labor leaders and clergy members converged on the Elizabeth Detention Center to denounce President Trump’s immigration actions.

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District judge to Syracuse jail: Stop solitary confinement for children

The Justice Center jail in Syracuse, N.Y., won’t be putting children in isolation any longer.

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New DNC leaders face old obstacles

In one way the DNC contest between Thomas Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison was a continuation of the race between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the recent presidential campaign.

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US war on 'fake news' cheers free press enemies worldwide

Vitriolic attacks on mainstream media in the U.S. could be giving repressive foreign leaders the go-ahead to stifle their own media critics, thus ending a recent opening for crusading journalists in Africa and the developing world.

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Women Strike Back: Preparations being made for International Women's Day

Approximately six weeks after the Women’s March that took over the country, A Day Without a Woman plans to do the same.

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Crown Heights residents, union workers rally against Bedford Union Armory project

Crown Heights residents, activists and elected officials are saying no to the current plan of development of the Bedford Union Armory.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #5

There is no end to President Trump’s irrational behavior and charges. Last week we had yet another example of his disengagement from reality with his assertion that the media is “the enemy of the people.”

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Trump’s ‘promise’ land

March madness began both in basketball and on Capitol Hill where President Donald Trump delivered his first of eight speeches before the Joint Congress.

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Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

For many low-income individuals, Medicaid is the most common form of healthcare coverage.

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Mahershala Ali: A man of peace and gratitude

Mahershala Ali has a regal aura. It’s in the way he walks, stands, listens and speaks.

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‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ shows failure of justice system

Kalief Browder isn’t the only young, Black person to have been failed by the justice system overall.

Wednesday, March 1

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase Black homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027.

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Kanye West drops 17-minute song

Yeezy is back.

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'Dancing With the Stars' season 24 cast revealed

What do a former Beyonce backup dancer, the guy who pounded on Rocky and an Olympian have in common?

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Harvard Law Review elects its first Black woman president

In 130 years of existence, the Harvard Law Review had never elected a black woman as president. ImeIme Umana has changed that.

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Oprah for president?

President Donald Trump's 2016 victory may have been Oprah Winfrey's aha moment, as the talk show icon is now signaling she may be open to a presidential bid.

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6 takeaways from Trump's address to Congress

President Donald Trump showed his aspirational side Tuesday night.

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Georgia couple gets prison for racist threats at child's birthday party

A Georgia couple who rode with a Confederate flag-waving group that made armed threats against African-Americans at a child's birthday party were sentenced to prison Monday.

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President Trump signs executive order on HBCUs

HBCU Presidents Request $25 Billion in Aid from The White House

President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28.