Stories for November 2017

Thursday, November 30

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Santa Claus is coming to Harlem

Santa Claus is coming to Harlem at Harlem Park to Park’s Holiday Vendor Fair. He, along with his trusty elves, will be giving hugs and taking names at Santa’s Village this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 230 Lenox Ave.

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Talking SCHOP! Remaining thankful

So often the holidays, and the end of the year for that matter, bring anxieties about family togetherness, false starts and unrequited goals. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing at times.

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Holiday gift guide for the travelers on your list

It’s that time of year again! It’s the season of giving (ugh—trying to find) the perfect gift for all of our loved ones.

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#JusticeForCyntoiaBrown: Supporters rally for release of sex trafficking victim

A global movement that includes celebrities and hundreds of supporters are calling for the release of sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown in Nashville, Tenn. Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who raped and abused her.

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Hip-hop, R&B dominate 2018 Grammys

In retrospect, Beck’s controversial album of the year win over Beyoncé in 2015 might’ve been the best thing to ever happen to the Grammys. The upset was an obvious moment for much-needed reflection on what music’s marquee awards wanted to become, and what they presently were.

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New Zimbabwe president pays tribute Mugabe

Unlike the violent upsets in Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, the military-led “soft coup” that heralded the exit of President Robert Mugabe was remarkably quiet, dignified and respectful.

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Betty Davis documentary premieres in Amsterdam

A new documentary about the insatiable, sexual, over-the-top and incredibly talented funk-soul musician, Betty Davis, was recently premiered at the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

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10-year-old kills herself after alleged bullying incident caught on camera

A mother and father in Colorado say their 10-year-old daughter took her own life because of a video of a fight with an alleged bully.

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’—Drop in and meet the ancestors

A new year is just a few weeks away. Your house will begin to fill with holiday relatives, and one of the best ways to keep the peace and make the holiday special is going to the movies. What to see?

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ gets it right on Netflix

Professor Spike Lee gets it right in Netflix joint ‘She’s Gotta Have It,” and that includes the opening credits, which contain flashes of the dearly departed Prince and Notorious B.I.G.

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Teen-powered website will allow South Bronx residents to submit tips about neighborhood crime

South Bronx youths are about to make the neighborhood a whole lot safer with the introduction of a website that will allow users to anonymously submit tips about crime and safety concerns in the neighborhood.

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A Black man in a Marvel world: Jason R. Moore in ‘The Punisher’

Jason R. Moore’s character Curtis Hoyle first appeared in “The Punisher #1 (Vol. 2)” in which Curtis and Frank served in the same unit during wartime but Curtis eventually tried to betray Frank.

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The Miracles’ Pete Moore dies at 79

Whenever the Miracles, Motown’s seminal group, is mentioned, invariably Smokey Robinson is the next word. But by 1975, Robinson was soloing, and it was left for Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers to maintain things.

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Touro College Graduate School of Social work addresses forgotten citizens

Children of undocumented parents live in fear that their parents will be arrested. They are hypervigilant in their surroundings. They almost always fear the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid, and there’s never a respite from the dread of what might happen, said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, dean and Robert Lee Sutherland chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and professor of psychiatry, University of Texas at Austin.

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Star of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ returns to NYC for one-woman show

For actress Dominique Fishback, life was like a dream during her high school senior year.

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Remember her name—Singer and composer Alberta Hunter

There’s a large blowup photo/poster of famed singer Alberta Hunter in the office of the Edwards Sisters’ Realty in Harlem. Hunter’s naked body is partially covered and at the bottom of the photo is her inscription to a Charlie Parker.

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NEPPC celebrates International Human Rights Day with book signing and cultural arts

Saturday, Dec. 9, the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition will observe International Human Rights Day in what hopefully will be an annual event.

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Skyhorse employees look to the NLRB to help unionize

Employees at an independently owned, Manhattan-based publisher have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to request an election to vote for unionization.

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CUNY’s faculty union tells trustees ‘ensure student success’ by offering faculty a better contract

In a letter to the City University of New York’s Board of Trustees, the head of CUNY’s faculty union said if they want the best education for its students they need to offer competitive wages to faculty.

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New plan suggests subways end 24-hour service to speed up repairs

In the hopes to revamp the MTA, a new plan has suggested that subways end 24-hour-service to speed up repairs.

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NYC commemorates Jimi Hendrix’s 75th birthday

Still regarded as the greatest guitarist who ever lived, rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix was commemorated by local aficionados Monday, on the 75th anniversary of his birth, at the very same venue where he regularly rocked audiences with his electric guitar five decades ago.

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Why older Blacks must be able to pronounce Black children’s names

There is a major gap and divide in the Black community from a generational point of view, and it starts with birth names given to Black children.

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Protect affordable housing in tax reform

There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House: pro-growth business incentives, simplification and an international tax regime that encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United States.

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DHS makes inhumane decision to cancel Haitian TPS

Monday, Nov. 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced its inhumane decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 60,000 Haitian immigrants, putting people who have lived legally in the United States for years—and some, decades—at risk of being detained and deported.

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Governor Cuomo should act to protect Medicaid patients who need topical oxygen wound therapy

Open letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor, you should know that I have written to you before about the importance of topical oxygen wound therapy to New Yorkers who are on Medicaid.

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2017 Soul Train Awards

Hard to imagine, but the first Soul Train Award ceremony took place in 1987.

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New Yorkers feed New Yorkers on Thanksgiving

All over the city, New Yorkers spent at least a part of their Thanksgiving Day serving food to fellow New Yorkers, cooked or donated by local residents, organizations, churches and restaurants.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 30 - December 6

Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday brings out the sentimentality in us because at some point we stop to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Even my 12-year-old daughter is beginning to remark on how fast time goes by.

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The HopeNYC Christmas parade set for Queens

The fifth annual HopeNYC Christmas Parade marches down Queens’ Rockaway Boulevard Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.

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Jets give fourth quarter Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals and specials

A questionable call also decided the Jets’ fortunes.

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The Giants bench Manning amid a failed season

The Giants’ benching of quarterback Eli Manning signals the end and the beginning of eras for the football franchise.

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NY and NJ Division I teams are in action

The season is young for Division I women’s college basketball, but several local teams are starting strong.

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Deborah Danner cop trial set

A New York City police sergeant will get his day in court.

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Robinson-Bacote is making waves in California

When selecting where she wanted to play her college basketball, New Jersey native Yasmine Robinson-Bacote decided on a change of scene.

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Brooklyn grandmother fights for apartment

Brooklyn grandmother Joy Noel, 85, spent her Thanksgiving holiday homeless and fighting to get her apartment back.

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Brooklyn goes into a zone as December brings the Nets some relief

The change from November to December will bring some relief to the Brooklyn Nets, relief that they haven’t found these past four weeks.

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Al Sharpton visits Meek Mill in prison

National Action Network President Al Sharpton visited rapper Meek Mill at the Chester State Correctional Institution Monday. Sharpton is visiting the rapper as part of his criminal justice reform efforts through NAN.

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Knicks try to regroup after three straight losses

Almost one-quarter into the season, the Knicks were 10-10 when they faced the Miami Heat last night at Madison Square Garden.

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Colgate Women’s Games is all set to begin its 44th season

The Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series, begins its 44th season on Saturday at Pratt Institute at the Athletic and Recreation Center, the ARC Building on Willoughby Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and Micheal Essien dedicate field in Harlem

The multimillion dollar project, located below Riverbank State Park, is scheduled to have its opening in late summer or early fall of next year

Keeping the holidays cheerful when managing diabetes

More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes—almost a third of whom are unaware that they have it.

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Protect your health by eating these powerhouse foods

Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.

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Award-winning Brooklyn author Anaya Lee Willabus, 11, talks about her book, ‘A Bully’s Disguise’

“It is extremely important for young people to read and write since we live in a technological age where reading a book seems unusual,” explained Willabus. 

Caribbean hotel insurance rates to increase by 10 to 40 percent

Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent after two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September.

Why Trump should listen to the Cleveland Federal Reserve president

It’s already another Thanksgiving, which ushers in another season of dreams, wishes and miracles.

Barbuda left in lurch despite $2 billion in aid for hurricane-hit Caribbean

For most who attended last week’s high level conference in New York to raise funds to rebuild hurricane-battered nations, the effort was a resounding success, with more than $2 billion in loans and grants pledged by Western donor nations and multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, but it has now become clear that one of the hardest hit islands will receive much less than expected to help it begin to pick up the pieces.

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s not just what you say, it’s also what you don’t say

It seems the older I get, the faster the holiday season approaches.

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Russell Simmons stepping down from companies following sexual assault allegations

Russell Simmons has announced Thursday that he will be stepping away from his empire following sexual assault allegations.

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Hip-hop and R&B dominate 2018 Grammys

The Grammy Awards have been known for a level of exclusivity toward Black artists since its inception.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #44

Trump’s racist slur aimed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and recycling his “Pocahontas” insinuation, was still brewing when he launched another explosive retweet.

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Candidates for City Council Speaker battle for seat

It was neither a love fest nor “The Hateful Eight” when candidates vying to be the next New York City Council speaker faced off Tuesday evening at the National Action Network

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URBAN AGENDA: Racial inequity reigns supreme in city’s elite high schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to continue to press his progressive agenda after cruising to reelection victory earlier this month.

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The Iconic John Conyers I know

I am troubled by the recent allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior levelled against Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), but there is no way I can be impartial.

Wednesday, November 29

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Teen accused of stabbing classmate to death in Bronx school expected to post bail

A teen accused of fatally stabbing his classmate and critically injuring a second boy in a Bronx school is expected to post bail and be released as early as Wednesday after community members, including a state senator, raised funds.

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Poll: 70 percent of marketplace enrollees satisfied with Obamacare

As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare during the open enrollment period.

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Legal aid attorneys demand ICE agents stop targeting immigrants at court

There is little debate over the legal black hold left behind when it comes to undocumented individuals apprehended and taken into Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody; however, a group of attorney's Tuesday said they believe many are being robbed of due process at the Brooklyn Criminal Courthouse.

Tuesday, November 28

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Why ending AIDS in Africa matters to Black Americans

World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora communities in the United States.

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OneUnited Bank teams up with The Breakfast Club raising $700,000 for social justice

Earlier this month, OneUnited Bank, the largest black owned bank in America, teamed up with Charlemagne Tha God and The Breakfast Club, on their Change4Change Radiothon.

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Poll: New Yorkers in favor of legalizing marijuana

An Emerson College poll reveals that 62 percent of New York voters support making marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older, with only 28 percent opposed.

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Brooklyn woman shot in the neck at backyard barbecue needs help

It's been more than two years since a Brooklyn woman was shot in the neck at a backyard barbecue, but she's still confined to a wheelchair.

Monday, November 27

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Payday lenders continue attack on consumer protections

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.

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HBCUs generate $14.8 billion in economic impact

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

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NYCHA to inspect homes for lead paint, break-in if necessary

Nearly two weeks after a bombshell report said the New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for years, the organization will inspect thousands of homes on Monday where children under 6 live — and even break-in if necessary.

Sunday, November 26

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Conyers agrees to step aside from top spot on Judiciary amid allegations of sexual harassment

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.

Thursday, November 23

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Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.

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PVAMU Marching Storm take Manhattan at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm's head band director Dr. Timmey Zachery talks with the AmNews about the bands' performance at the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Souls of white folks

Soul is defined as the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect.

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Chyann Starks—Giving back to the community

Chyann Starks is a perfect example of an academically gifted student striving to reach her fullest potential as she pursues her career.

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Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.

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International court to seek reparations for thousand of African war crimes victims

The International Criminal Court is preparing the ground for a determination of reparations owed to more than 5,000 victims of atrocities that were committed in the Central African Republic.

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New York and New Jersey D I volleyball teams perform well

Collegiate women’s volleyball is a fall sport, and regular season is a wrap. For those teams with winning records, postseason is now in play.

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Humble providing more meals for locals

Chief Master Sabu and the Humble School of Martial Arts will be hosting its 37th annual Humble Thanksgiving feeding festivity Nov. 23, 2017.

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Hornacek makes basketball fun again for the Knicks

Last season was one of toil and discontent for the Knicks players and coaching staff. They went 31-51 and were subjected to former team president Phil Jackson’s divisive and counter-productive tactics.

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Giants hunt win No. 3 on Thanksgiving in Washington

So the Giants do have a pulse! They revealed signs of life in winning only their second game of the season last Sunday, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 in overtime at home on a 23-yard field goal by kicker Aldrick Rosas in extremely windy conditions at MetLife Stadium.

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Hunger remains major issue in the city

Youma Nafo, who serves as food pantry coordinator at Harlem’s African Services Committee, said his organization has noticed an increase in the number of people who need pantry services over the past two years.

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Turkey Day at MLK

Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens and the Honorable Charles B. Rangel were joined at the MLK Democratic Club by a crowd of supporters as they handed out turkeys Tuesday afternoon in Harlem.

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NJMH holds gala at Schomburg

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the historic Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosted its Third Annual Fall Benefit Concert, Uptown in Autumn

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City Council honors legendary runner Dr. Norbert Sander

Dr. Norbert Sander, a legendary distance runner and one of the most prominent figures in the long, storied history of New York City track and field was honored posthumously last Saturday by the New York City Council with the street co-naming of Dr. Norbert Sander Way at West 168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

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Madison Square Garden Company announces intention to sell New York Liberty

On Nov. 14, the last original owner of a WNBA franchise announced it is calling it a day on women’s professional basketball. T

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The Brooklyn Nets must find other reasons to give thanks

There is no thanks or pats on the back right now from the Brooklyn Nets for those who construct their regular season NBA schedule.

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AG Jeff Sessions and other Republicans keep having mental lapses

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is having problems with remembering and maybe needs to take better notes.

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Net neutrality’s deathbed? Activists and officials vow to fight internet inequality

Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled plans to repeal net neutrality rules, scoring a victory for telecommunications companies and internet providers.

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Angels of Transformation Sacred Dance Group celebrate their third year anniversary

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, the Angels of Transformation Sacred Dance Group celebrated their third year anniversary entitled Holy Boldness at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

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Loose Ends’ Jane Eugene rocks B. B. Kings

England’s Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene not only rocked a sold-out, packed to the rafters show at B.B. Kings

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Milliken announces he will step down as CUNY chancellor at end of the academic year

James B. Milliken, chancellor of the City University of New York, announced today in a letter to the University community that he plans to step down as chancellor at the end of the academic year.

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Testing the city’s patience: the MTA wants your trust

The short workweek, for many, began with multiple delays during morning rush hour.

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What did the mayor know and when did he know it?

Just after Mayor de Blasio’s re-election, it was announced by the Department of Investigation that the New York City Housing Authority, under the leadership of Chair Shola Olatoye, filed false reports and lied to Housing and Urban Development that lead paint inspections of almost a third of, or 55,000 NYCHA apartments, had been conducted.

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HSA Masquerade Ball raises $1,250,000

The Harlem School of the Arts recently held its annual fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Masquerade Ball, attended by VIPs and celebrities, was a sellout.

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‘Wonder’ is wonderful

The savvy marketing team for the film “Wonder” sent out the children novel “Wonder” by Raquel Jaramillo months before the screenings began.

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New baby boy for Kevin Hart and wife

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!

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Shimmering, botany-inspired styles

Runa Ray presented an awe-inspiring collection of all-natural, feminine ensembles at NYFW’s First Stage. Imagine, the title of her collection, was influenced by the incredible natural elements that are used to dye and weave fibers. T

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Eight Down Under designers make it to NYFW

Fashion Palette was back on the New York Fashion Week catwalks at Pier 59, and their eight designers’ clothes were better than ever.

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Talking SCHOP! ‘Perfect bite’ leftovers pie

A very happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you are tucking into some well-prepared foods and beverages with the people you love. My niece Courtney took the helm this Thanksgiving tasking out dishes. We have a nice assortment of foods to create many of the perfect bites.

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Scandal at NYCHA fosters longtime calls for change

As the saga continues over revelations that the New York City Housing Authority lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants’ complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #43

“I should have left them in jail,” President Trump said of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China. Given Trump’s arrogance and penchant to take credit when the credit is not his (as well as to blame others when he’s the one to blame), are we to believe that Trump was actually pivotal in getting the young basketball players back home?

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‘Justice League’ makes DC Comics proud

Director Zack Synder’s “Justice League” is more than just a watchable superhero movie.

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Linda Celeste Sims: Ailey’s joyful spirit in the flesh

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Linda Celeste Sims is so down to Earth it’s easy to forget the tape recorder, the pre-determined questions and the fact that the conversation is really an interview as we hop from topic to topic

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‘Mudbound’ has an old-fashioned movie feel

“Mudbound” is the perfect example of a well-made, old-fashioned movie with every frame and everything in that frame taking its time and place to tell the story.

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Film Society of Lincoln Center announces The Non-Actor Nov. 23 through Dec. 10

What is a non-actor? It’s a question that’s being asked and answered by The Film Society of Lincoln Center in their brand-new series, beginning Nov. 24.

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JAY-Z pens essay on Meek Mill imprisonment

There has been dissonance in the music community as fans and community members follow news of the incarceration of rapper Meek Mill.

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Holidays more stressful than ever for retail workers

Big crowds, irritable customers, busy days and the need for workers themselves to take care of their own holiday obligations can all weigh heavily on workers’ shoulders during the stressful holiday season.

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Happy Thanksgiving, or better yet, happy Native-American reflection

Every year millions of Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Community Calendar: November 23 - November 29

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

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Leading hotel and dive groups agree on Caribbean collaboration

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Diving and Equipment Marketing Association have agreed to work together to enhance the attractiveness of Caribbean destinations to diving enthusiasts.

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The paradox of abundance

Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers.

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The gifted and talented ex-slave Elizabeth Denison Forth

Among the several riveting discoveries disclosed in Tiya Miles’ book “The Dawn of Detroit—A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of Straits” (The New Press, 2017) is the extended discussion on Elizabeth Denison Forth.

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NYU McSilver Institute announces Dr. Christina M. Greer as the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and media commentator, as the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence.

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EMS unions claim discrimination, demand city hand over payroll records

“Ever since the EMS became part of the fire department in 1996, the bureau hasn’t been recognized as the uniform service it is,” said Yetta Kurland of The Kurland Group and attorney for Locals 2507 and 3621 to the AmNews.

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Airport workers take to PANYNJ meeting to demand higher wages

New Jersey airport workers’ ongoing battle for increased wages continued at a recent meeting.

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What to do in Cape Town, South Africa

I’ve shared where you should stay and where you should eat while on holiday in Cape Town, but now it’s time to share the most exciting aspect of any trip…what to experience while you’re there.

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Transition of power begins in New Jersey

On the heels of a victorious win in the New Jersey gubernatorial race, Democrats Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor-elect Sheila Oliver officially kick off their transition as the state’s new top political heavyweights.

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Newark students get free wireless devices

More than 4,000 Newark Public Schools students got a surprise Friday when they were all given free Sprint wireless devices.

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NYULYP hosts discussion on recreating Black Wall Street

The New York Urban League Young Professionals recently hosted its National Day of Empowerment at Moody’s in Downtown Manhattan.

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This year’s heroes—immigration and civil rights lawyers!

CNN’s annual show, “CNN Heroes,” should look no further this year than the many immigration and civil rights lawyers within the borders of this country.

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Farrakhan tells Trump it’s time to repent for America’s sins

Nation of Islam national representative. the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan, 84, held a news conference Nov. 16 at the historic Watergate Hotel, where he directed a message to President Donald Trump.

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Leaders, officials in New York for hurricane pledging conference

Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday.

Wednesday, November 22

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Vigil being held for 85-year-old grandmother wrongfully evicted, now homeless

Tenant leaders from the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, local elected officials and community leaders are coming together on Thanksgiving morning for 85-year-old Joy P. Noel who is spending Thanksgiving homeless.

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Is Oprah Winfrey replacing Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning?'

Multiple reports indicate that CBS is "begging" media personality and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey to replace disgraced news anchor Charlie Rose as co-host of "CBS This Morning."

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City Council holds joint on housing, homelessness and safety

Earlier this week, Council Member Jumaane Williams , Deputy Leader and Chair of Council's Housing and Buildings Committee, and Council Member Stephen, Chair of the Committee on General Welfare held a hearing on two bills that relate to housing and homelessness.

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Trump administration end temporary protection for thousands of Haitians

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

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State Sen. Brian Benjamin introduces legislation for rent controlled apartments

State Sen. Brian Benjamin introduces legislation to preserve the affordability of rent controlled apartments.

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Ms. Janet Jackson performs at Barclay's Center

Global music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson brought her magnificent State of the World tour to Barclays Center Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Tuesday, November 21

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 23 - November 29

Happy Thanksgiving. It’s always such a lovely time of year because it marks the beginning of the holiday season and reminds us all that we have so much to be thankful for.

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NYPD Police Academy library named after city's first Black police commissioner

The library at the NYPD Police Academy is now called the Benjamin Ward Memorial Library, honoring New York City’s first Black police commissioner.

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Brooklyn BP Eric Adams delivers 15,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings to needy Brooklynites

Last Friday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams distributed 15,000 pounds of food, including turkeys and healthy trimmings, to more than 100 local food pantries and houses of worship that are serving Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving.

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Zimbabwe President Comrade Robert Mugabe resigns

After several days of conflicting reports and confusion, Zimbabwe’s parliamentary speaker, Jacob Mudenda, announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, that President Robert Mugabe has resigned.

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GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund team up to help HBCU students pay for college

GoFundMe recently announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

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Andra Day and Common to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day is singing "Stand Up for Something," from the film Marshall on the Girl Scout float at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

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Women of color are fastest-growing group of business owners

According to the most recent figures contained in the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent last year—a rate five times the national average.

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US ending permits that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live, work in the country

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

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Incoming New Jersey governor calls for $15 minimum wage

New Jersey will move toward a $15 minimum wage next year, Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy pledged on Monday alongside fellow Democrats who control the Legislature.

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Bishop William J. Barber II to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day

In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day.

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You better watch your mouth: Dental care in the Black community

Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) headquarters in Washington, D.C., to hear two dynamic women talk about dental health.

Monday, November 20

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Nominees announced for the 49th NAACP Image Awards

he nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Monday with Netflix and OWN leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively.

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PVAMU Marching Storm arrives in NYC

The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm band arrived to the city Monday ahead of their performance at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade set for Thursday.

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Vocalist/actress Della Reese, dead at 86

Della Reese’s voice rose to an operatic crescendo on “Don’t You Know,” a recording that earned her national recognition in the late 1950s, but it was her gospel-blues tinged voice that was most enduring for her fans who heard her at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit.

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Do We Have to Boycott Black Friday Again?

We need to do this every year as a community to flex our economic muscles.

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players accused of shoplifting in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

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'Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Stage, television and film actor Earle Hyman has died. He was best known for his role as Bill Cosby’s fictional father Russell Huxtable on the sitcom “The Cosby Show” as well as the voice of Panthro in the 1980s action cartoon “ThunderCats.”

Saturday, November 18

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Rev. Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening challenge before him.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson's letter to supporters about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis

The full letter Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote to supporters about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

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Rev. Al Sharpton responds to Rev. Jesse Jackson's announcement that he has Parkinson's disease

"We pray for him, just as he fought for us.”

One of Rev. Jesse Jackson's mentees, Rev. Al Sharpton is responding the civil rights leader's announcement that he is suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Thursday, November 16

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Public Advocate calls for NYCHA head to step down after lead paint scandal

Public Advocate Letitita James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments.

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How to fly for Thanksgiving without freaking out

Well, it's that time again. You and your closest 27 million friends and family members are flying for Thanksgiving.

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Salvation Army to serve 1,000 at Thanksgiving dinner

bout 1,000 homeless and hungry people will receive Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at The Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Headquarters at 120 West 14th Street in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day.

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The best apps for the Thanksgiving cook

With Turkey Day just days away, many people are anxiously cleaning their homes and prepping their pantry for a day of cooking and hosting.

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Brooklyn Nets’ anthem singer partakes in courageous ‘silent protest’

Concluding the singing of the national anthem at the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic at the Barclay’s Center Friday evening, Oct. 20 Justine Skye utilized her platform in front of a nationally televised audience to heighten awareness regarding police terrorism and racial injustices her people endure daily, and knelt on the court.

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Write off Puerto Rico debt

As Puerto Rico continues to suffer the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, its delicate financial situation renews many longstanding questions about its capacity to shoulder its crushing debt load.

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Pray for America, but work to make her better

When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town and killed the pastor’s daughter, along with 25 other innocent people, including an 18-month-old and an unborn baby, our hearts cried out in anguish

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The Shadow League and Buick honors three sports trailblazers

The fourth annual Shadow League Awards, presented by Buick, held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at ESPACE (New York City), was a huge success.

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Touro College to hold anniversary gala at the Schomburg

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding a 10th anniversary gala at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the school and contributions of its founders, who opened it in 2007 in Harlem with a mission to educate underrepresented minorities and serve the underserved.

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Marine Corp veteran and New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. hosts Veterans Day Luncheon

State Sen. and Marine Corps veteran James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Veterans Day Luncheon at Applebee’s at Five Towns for dozens of veterans.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 16 - November 22

Baby, it’s cold outside. I don’t know what to expect next, but I hope it’s not a blizzard.

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Who, me? Cooking?

If hours of cooking for Thanksgiving is not your jam or your jelly, look no further than one of our Harlem restaurants.

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Talking SCHOP! It’s the turkey recipe, y’all

The leaves have finally begun to fall. The clock has been set back an hour. The Christmas advertisements have started to run. Hold up!

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Where to eat in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has been named the best food city by industry insiders, in part because of its mix of African, European and Asian influences, and also because of its incredibly affordable prices, even at its finest restaurants.

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Miss Patti, Brandy to join Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!

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Young M.A. releases new single, ‘Walk’

Young M.A., a 25-year-old rap phenomenon whose official debut single, “OOOUUU,” put her on the map overnight in 2016, has returned with a new single.

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FBI reportedly investigates Meek Mill judge

Rapper Meek Mill was recently sentenced to prison for two to four years for violating probation. Variety reported, “Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley cited a failed drug test and unapproved travel, stemming from a 2008 drug and gun case.

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Effortless dressing soft styles for spring ’18

The brand PRISCAVera is a womenswear line that’s based in New York. Established in 2015 by Prisca Vera Franchetti, the look is cool, casual and comfortable. The designer’s clothes are relaxed, yet refined, and elegant. Her collection is geared toward the youth culture.

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Stunning red carpet gowns

On the best-dressed list at the 51st Annual Country Music Awards, young songstress Danielle Bradbery stunned screaming red carpet onlookers and the press in a sophisticated, fiery red gown designed by Leanne Marshall for fall/winter 2017/2018.

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‘Freight’ is fascinating theater from New Federal

J. Alphonse Nicholson captivates the soul as he performs solo in “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” a New Federal Theatre production playing at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street.

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’—Take this thrilling train ride

Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic whodunit returns to the big screen for the second time (the first version was filmed in 1974). In the 2017 version Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr. and Josh Gad.

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‘Last Revolutionary’ to open 25th annual ADIFF

The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with 64 films from 31 countries, including 31 world, U.S. and New York premieres. Screenings will be held at three venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University; Cinema Village; and MIST Harlem.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet shows off signature virtuosity

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company swept into the Joyce Theater this week for a two-week run, with three different programs performed by dancers whose trademark virtuosity has been known to leave audiences swooning, and with dances, set to an eclectic range of music, that promise to titillate the senses and satisfy the soul.

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Is it time for a change in leadership at NYCHA?

As the saga continues over revelations that the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA) lied about lead paint in thousands of apartments, tenants' complaints about longtime issues are pouring in.

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After a long five-game road trip, Boston, Utah and the Warriors welcome Brooklyn home

There could have been a “Welcome Home” sign flashed across the marquee of Barclays Center facing Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday night.

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Ntilikina and the Knicks make a statement to the NBA

Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Frank Ntilikina officially became a New Yorker, ceremoniously assuming his place as a New York Knick.

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Giants plunge deeper into apathy and distress

During his five-minute presser, McAdoo often repeated the statement, “We need to take a long look at the tape.”

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The fairy tale may have ended, but the quest for jobs and respect is real

There are two New York NFL teams, but neither have enough wins between them to get either team to the playoffs.

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Jones works toward Olympic gold

Just as track athletes have before her, Jones has taken up the sport of bobsled and is racing full speed toward the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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History and legacy of NYAC celebrated at All Sports dinner

Everywhere you looked at Monday night’s All Sports dinner at the New York Athletic Club there was athletic excellence.

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City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron re-elected

East New York came through for incumbent City Councilwoman Inez D. Barron, who was re-elected Nov. 7, 2017, to the New York City Council, as the representative for District 42.

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New state Democratic Party head visits Harlem

Newly appointed Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party Geoff Berman recently visited Harlem to discuss his new position at an event hosted by State Sen. Brian Benjamin.

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GQ’s Citizen of the Year—The debate around Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick became the topic of discussion once again on sports show programs and social media posts after being named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by GQ magazine earlier this week.

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Public Advocate Letitia James releases list of city's worst landlords

Public Advocate Letitia James released the 2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist, an annual database of the worst landlords in New York City.

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Popovich for president? The coach continues his resistance of Trump

One of the more outspoken opponents of Trump and his policies has been Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

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FDNY graduates diverse class

The FDNY is being hailed for the graduation of 279 probationary firefighters, of which 50 percent were people of color.

The Resistance Movement turns into Democratic votes

But on an off-year election, Democrats came to the polls in unprecedented numbers and won elections from the governor to the local commissioner.

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Gov. Cuomo to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,

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Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon publisher, passes at 83

Walter “Ball” Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Serenity Singers celebrate 36th anniversary

Lifting every voice, the Rev. Elizabeth Austin Crouell along with musical director Janice Suber and the sacred voices of St. Stephen Community AME Church presented the Rev. Baylor and the Serenity Singers in concert in celebration of their 36th anniversary.

Not invisible

The de Blasio administration silenced us, sabotaged our campaign and stole the election. But we’re still standing.

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Tips to help your middle schooler prepare for high school admissions

High school applications, for both public and private schools, can feel daunting for even the most prepared New York City parents.

The touch of a cold

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.

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Diabetes center opens in the South Bronx

Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.

10 things to know about Trump’s ICE Man

Here are 10 things you should know about Tom Homan, the “ICE Man”

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Pianist/composer Alice Coltrane cast her own shadow

By now, many of you have seen the documentary “Chasing Trane,” about the acclaimed musician John Coltrane.

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Caribbean makes case for reparations

Caribbean governments that are chasing down European nations to pay reparations for the cruel transatlantic slave trade have added a new dimension to their increasingly intense efforts for reparatory justice for slavery.

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Community Calendar November 16 - November 22

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

Congratulations Mayor de Blasio, so sorry the honeymoon has to end so quickly

There are still several areas of concern I think this mayor must address immediately.

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Free art project for uptown cancer survivors 

Since Nov. 2, Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health has been hosting free art workshops for men and women cancer survivors every Monday and Thursday in November.

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Black IBEW Local 3 workers fighting job discrimination

William Hargraves III’s been an electrician for 37 years. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, he’s seen it all on the job. But one thing has remained consistent: “The racist conditions that persist within our local,” Hargraves said to the AmNews. “We told them that it was systemic and they didn’t reform.”

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Naima Beckles: Doula and childbirth expert

Naima Beckles is not only a certified childbirth educator and a birth and postpartum doula but also the co-founder of For Your Birth.

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Labor and activists celebrate pushback against constitutional convention

Last week, New York State voters roundly rejected a constitutional convention, fearing the deep pockets of big business influencing Albany more than ever.

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No limit to Amazon’s greed

In September, Amazon announced it was looking for a city in North America to build its new headquarters in North America, and announced it was soliciting proposals from cities and regions throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Among Amazon’s announced “decision drivers” are government tax credits and exemptions, grants, fee reductions and other incentives meant to entice the company.

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Black celebrities being inducted into inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame

Actor John Amos, rap group Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick are among the those being inducted into the inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame.

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New Jersey mayors release report on urban policies for Governor-elect Phil Murphy

Five New Jersey mayors released a new report this week created by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association designed to help Governor-elect Phil Murphy and his team better understand the issues facing New Jersey’s cities.

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Stevie Wonder takes part in social protest

In a pair of recent performances, superstar singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder utilized his high-profile platform to bring attention to the racial injustices that are so obvious in this country that even he can see them.

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Roy Moore stays defiant amid sexual abuse allegations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to defy calls for him to exit the race after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused teenage girls while in his 30s during the late 1970s.

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Clear names of Ogoni martyrs, activist urge

Some 22 years have passed since nine environmental activists were executed by the Nigerian government for what their lawyer called “asking inconvenient questions.”

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The muddled Middle East

Dampening the good news from Abu Dhabi about the recent opening of its new Louvre museum, which has already shown signs of boosting tourism and momentarily subsuming its reputation as a mall heaven, is the terrible news that an earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq Sunday has left more than 400 fatalities, with more expected.

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Community calls out DOE on shameful acts

Elected officials, students and parents stormed the front steps of the Department of Education Tuesday afternoon with fury as they voiced their opposition to the department’s imposed changes planned for the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School and P.S. 235 in Brooklyn.

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Harlem Holiday Lights celebrating 25 years

The 125th Street Business Improvement District and Community Boards 9 and 10 are flipping the switch for the 25th Anniversary of Harlem Holiday Lights.

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NAN board wants Sharpton to delay succession plan

The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his 65th birthday.

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Black Panther Cubs commemorate 51 years of struggle

The Black Panther Cubs and the Black Panther Alumni Association commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding last weekend with several local events.

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Mohamed Bah’s family reacts to $2.2 million civil cop shooting settlement

In Manhattan Tuesday, a federal jury determined that the family of Mohammad Bah, a mentally ill Guinea native who was shot eight times and killed in his home by three New York City police officers 2012, should be compensated for their loss with a $2.2 million settlement.

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URBAN AGENDA: Poverty's on the Decline But Let's Not Celebrate Just Yet

With a drop in the federal poverty level for the third time in as many years, it looks like the United States is trending in the right direction and making strides in the war against poverty. Even so, it isn’t time just yet for celebration.

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President Mugabe under house arrest in Zimbabwe capital

All reports out of Harare, Zimbabwe, indicate that President Robert Mugabe, 93, is under house arrest after a move by the military to readjust the nation’s leadership issues, according to the BBC.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #42

President Trump’s 14-day tour of Asia ended Tuesday, but the problems that continue to nibble away at his tenure and administration show few signs of abating. In fact, the issues at home may be even worse and more difficult with a key GOP candidate under fire for sexual harassment and the Democrats scoring major victories across the nation.

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The Billie Holiday Theatre is back with ‘The Old Settler’

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationArt in Bedford-Stuyvesant is back and opened its season with a powerful production of John Henry Redwood’s “The Old Settler.”

Wednesday, November 15

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Bronx teen accused of stabbing classmates pleads not guilty

Abel Cedeno, 18, pled not guilty on the manslaughter and assault charges he's facing in the stabbing of two fellow students inside his Bronx high school.

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3 UCLA basketball players arrested in China speak for 1st time

Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China spoke Tuesday for the first time since returning home, apologizing for their behavior overseas and thanking the government of China and President Donald Trump for releasing them.

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NYCHA failed to inspect apartments for lead paint for years, lied about it: report

The New York City Housing Authority failed to conduct lead paint safety inspections for four years beginning in 2013, according to a new report by the city’s Department of Investigation.

Tuesday, November 14

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New list highlights nation's most affordable HBCUs

Black college database The Hundred-Seven has published a list of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are recognized for their affordability.

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Is the FBI's new focus on 'Black Identity Extremists' the new COINTELPRO?

If you’ve been to a Black Lives Matter rally or tweeted the related hashtag recently, then the FBI might consider you a “Black Identity Extremist,” at least according to a report published by one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies.

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The Black church and the future of Obamacare

Why Black Faith Leaders Must Lead the Fight for Healthcare Access

First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health insurance.

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How to testify before NYC’s commission on statues, monuments

New York City is looking at its statues and monuments and evaluating whether any are a symbol of hate.

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Bronx campaign to bail low-income defendants out of jail inspires national effort

A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.

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Brooklyn grandma in her 80s fights back after landlord evicts her while she’s out of town

Joy Noel never imagined being homeless in her 80s. Her entire world was shattered when she was evicted from her Flatbush apartment. Community advocates say the eviction was illegal.

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Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man in the Bronx: law enforcement sources

Police fatally shot a knife-wielding man in the Bronx Monday night, officials said.

Monday, November 13

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Colin Kaepernick is GQ’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

GQ named former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL.

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NYUL HBCU fair brings out thousands

Thousands of students from across the Northeast attended the New York Urban League’s 31st annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Saturday.

Thursday, November 9

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Honoring America’s heroes: Saluting our Black Veterans

African-Americans have participated in every war fought by or within the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Black veterans make up 11 percent of the total veteran population of 20.9 million men and women.

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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, socially conscientious objector

Last month former NBA standout player and socially conscientious objector, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, made some rounds through Harlem—including visits to a couple public schools, where he encouraged youths to know their culture, and to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, paying particular attention to the Black Power exhibit—before settling in at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center later that evening.

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Burn victim Jamoneisha Merritt celebrated as honorary firefighter

The New York City Fire Department of New York recognized 12-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt as an honorary firefighter Thursday, after she was doused last August with boiling water at an ex-friend’s sleepover.

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Times of terror demand greater situational awareness

You see the truck barreling toward you and bodies and bicycles flying through the air. You hear the screeching of metal on metal and the shards of shattered glass tinkling to the pavement.

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Delrawn Small case—Justice denied again!

The world watched the videotape of Rodney King being beaten to a pulp by police, and on the state level…justice denied.

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Millennials finding the urge to vote

As Bill de Blasio rang in another expected victory with his mayoral win Tuesday, I was unamused and nonchalant, as I had been throughout this election season.

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Anita Baker—the songstress and the T-shirt

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how her energy emerged and became newsworthy. As a reach I found that out of her eight solo projects, she has had two albums originally released close to today’s time-frame: “Giving You the Best That I Got” and “Christmas Fantasy,” in the respective years of 1988 and 2005.

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National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. celebrates 30th anniversary

Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, now president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NBLCA Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 36th Street and Broadway in New York City.

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Veterans express concern over treatment of Sgt. La David Johnson and family

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at noon, veterans and veteran organizations gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to express their concerns about the treatment of the late Sgt. La David Johnson and his family.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 8 - November 15

After all of the Halloween excitement, it’s soothing to see how easy November slips in. Yet, November, which begins with All Soul’s Day and continues with a special occasion each week, is one of the busiest months of the year. There’s Election Day, Veteran’s Day and the biggest holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.

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Sing For Hope Piano given to Mama Foundation for The Arts

A Sing for Hope Piano was recently donated to Vy Higginsen’s organization, Mama Foundation for the Arts, during a celebration in which legendary singer Roberta Flack was serenaded by teens from the Mama Foundation.

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Sen. Kevin Parker and CUNY team up for free citizenship application assistance event

Saturday, Nov. 4, State Sen. Kevin Parker and the City University of New York held their annual CUNY Citizenship Now! application assistance event at the Flatbush YMCA.

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Khari Noerdlinger gets re-indicted

Troubles are arising in the manslaughter case against Khari Noerdlinger.

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Sydenham Community Advisory Board hold annual public meeting

The NYC Health + Hospitals/Sydenham Renaissance Community Advisory Board held their annual public meeting Friday, Oct. 27, at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, hosted by CAB Chairperson Ruth Clark and Vice Chairperson Everett Person.

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Your love and God’s Love We Deliver

God’s Love We Deliver, the leading provider of nutritious, medically tailored meals to those living with chronic illnesses in the New York metro area, recently celebrated its delivery of 20 million meals since 1985.

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Harlem’s poet laureate, George Edward Tait, is with the ancestors

Among the last emails George Edward Tait sent to his friends and comrades were his “Occult Observations on the Months of January and February.

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Report: One-third of all NY schools have no Black or Latino teachers

A new report from The Education Trust-New York shows that many Black and Brown students are taught by people who don’t look like them.

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Talking SCHOP! Bells for Belle

Many, many months ago, I heard of a small restaurant on Seventh Avenue. It was the first chef’s table restaurant with only 12 seats and an open residential style kitchen. I was intrigued.

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Dwayne and Whitley attend HBCU Ford Drive2Greatness event in Texas

Actors Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison—Dwayne Cleophus Wayne and Whitley Gilbert of NBC’s “A Different World”—visited Terrell, Texas to celebrate with the community and students of Southwestern Christian College.

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Where to stay in Cape Town, South Africa

With dozens of lodging options all over the city, and a variety of neighborhoods with different characteristics and opportunities, choosing a place to stay while in Cape Town can be quite challenging.

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Lil’ Kim reinvents with new song, ‘Took Us a Break’

Hip-hop veteran Lil’ Kim, whose debut album “Hard Core” was released 21 years ago this fall, has released a new single entitled “Took Us a Break.”

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British actor nabs coveted role in RSC production

British actor Sope Dirisu was an average, fairly popular kid growing up in the North London suburb of Colindale.

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Dakota Staton, a versatile vocalist with fantastic rhythm

Whenever a notable person appears in a profile, particularly when that person is a relative or a close associate, I find it difficult to ignore that individual, and that is certainly the case with songstress Dakota Staton.

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Contemporary Noh Theater a success!

The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”

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Geri Allen’s music, name resounded at Carnegie Music Hall

“She was a sister and daughter,” Merkerson noted, “a gentle spirit who saw the best in everyone.”

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Activists join the ‘take a knee’ movement

Black Panther veteran-Zulu Nation King Sadiki “Bro. Shep” Olugbala sent shock waves through the grass roots community when on Oct. 11 he posted on social media, “I agree with U.S. President Donald Trump and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Black football players should stand during the playing of the national anthem.” But here’s the kicker: “Then raise their clenched fists up high as was historically done in the 1968 Summer Olympics [in Mexico, City].”

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Study: White men are overrepresented in politics

A new report by an organization focused on democratic representation revealed something others have felt for a while: how little nonwhites are represented in American government.

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32BJ leader blasts Trump and GOP over lack of Dreamers deal

Dreamers looking for help from President Donald Trump’s administration have to keep waiting.

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DNAInfo NY and Gothamist shut down; employees fight back

Local journalism was dealt another blow last week when DNAInfo and Gothamist were shut down by their billionaire owner.

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Activist attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall runs marathon for cancer cause and late husband

In honor of her late husband, Ernie Marshall, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall ran the 47th annual NYC marathon this past Sunday with the Gilda’s Club.

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Virginia is for (Dem) lovers

Democrats saw victories across the country as the progressive backlash to the 2016 presidential election proved to be a guiding force. One of the biggest examples of this happened in the state of Virginia.

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Kenya remains dominant as Kamworor captures NYC Marathon

Soon after victoriously breaking the tape at the finish of the TCS New York City Marathon this past Sunday, Geoffrey Kamworor was warmly greeted by his training partner, Eliud Kipchoge, the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon gold medalist.

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Flanagan overtakes defending champ Keitany in NYC Marathon

It was cloudy and damp with some drizzle at times Sunday morning.

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More guns is Trump’s answer

In the wake of the terrorist attack and the indictment of his former aides, President Trump conveniently embarked on a tour of Asia.

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Carter embraces her ‘shot diva’ role

Michelle Carter gave her girls’ camps an apt name, You Throw Girl!

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Hastings hosts tea time for area girls

Over the past year, New York native Natasha Hastings, who won Olympic gold in the 4x400 relay in 2008 and 2016, has been creating videos that take people behind the scenes of track and field.

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Brooklyn not getting much of a break, at home or on the road

It’s early in the season, but after a good start, the Brooklyn Nets have reached a fork in the road.

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Charities Facing Closer Scrutiny Over Sex Harassment and Graft Claims

Two well-known charities are responding to serious claims of misappropriation of money and sexual harassment during their work in Africa.

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Knicks electrify the Garden with unexpected start

Tuesday night, the noise level at Madison Square Garden was as loud as it has been in years for a Knicks game.

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With 10 days between games, the Jets get back to it

In the 10 days that the Jets will have in between games, there have been some significant changes on some NFL rosters, one of them being Ryan Fitzpatrick, now in position as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback.

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Grueling Rescue Operation in Mediterranean Unable to Save 26 African Girls

Shivering immigrants pulled from icy Mediterranean waters, huddled under aid workers’ blankets, hardly move the hearts of wealthy nationals in developed countries these days.

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After reaching a low point, what’s next for the Giants?

One word that no athletes or coaches want associated with their name or team is quit.

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An ‘eye on’ iron

My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard earned but meager wages.

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Comfort Suites Paradise Island open for business

Comfort Suites Paradise Island, a member of the Choice Hotels International, Inc., family of franchises, is among the many hotels that were not seriously affected by recent hurricanes in a Caribbean islands and the Bahamas and are welcoming visitors to indulge in the region’s world-renowned hospitality product.

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I’ve got Georgia (and Stacey Abrams) on my mind

I know many of my readers are exhausted with politics. New York City just had an election season in which many incumbents cruised to victory, and a little more than half of America looks at the politics in Washington, D.C., in utter disbelief and disgust

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California NAACP wants 'The Star-Spangled Banner' removed as national anthem

Reports indicate that the California NAACP wants to remove "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem citing racist lyrics.

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NYPD cop found not guilty in shooting death of Delrawn Small

In front of a stunned courtroom police officer Wayne Isaacs was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after three days of deliberation by a jury.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #41

President Trump is quick to accuse the Obama administration for just about everything that goes wrong in America.

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Low turnout, big victory for Mayor de Blasio

New York City residents re-elected the mayor with 66.5 percent of the vote, beating out Republican challenger New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis.

Wednesday, November 8

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DNC: Investments in African-American community key to historic election night

Several Black candidates won during yesterday's election with many candidates making history.

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Bundle up and chill out: Record lows possible in Northeast by the weekend

Folks on the East Coast should break out their winter coats.

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Obama: 'This is what happens when the people vote'

Former President Barack Obama was among the Democrats celebrating their party's electoral wins Tuesday night, congratulating Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy.

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Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama is expected to report for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

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5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.

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Constitutional convention results: New Yorkers reject ballot question

New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention.

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De Blasio re-elected in victory for New York City progressives

For the first time in more than three decades, New York City, a national liberal stronghold that historically balks at ideological leadership inside its own narrow borders, has re-elected a Democratic mayor -- one with unabashed progressive politics and an eye on Washington.

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Election results in New York, New Jersey

Check out the elections results from New York City and New Jersey elections.

Tuesday, November 7

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Sheila Oliver becomes New Jersey's first Black lieutenant governor

Democrat Phil Murphy wins the New Jersey governor's race making his running mate, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, the state's first Black lieutenant governor.

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NAACP set to change tax status to engage politically

After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status.

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NAACP: Voters receiving bogus phone calls

The NAACP says voters in northern Virginia have received phone calls from people who are lying to them and telling them their polling place has changed.

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The most important things we'll learn on Election Day 2017

The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey usually receive heightened attention because they are the first big statewide races (except for special elections) after a new president takes office.

Monday, November 6

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2017 TCS New York City Marathon Results

For the first time in 41 years, an American woman has won the New York City Marathon. Shalane Flanagan came in first place, running the race in2 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds dethroning the three-time defending champion, Mary Keitany of Kenya, probably the most feared runner in this year's race.

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Off-duty NYPD officer found not guilty in shooting death of Delrawn Small

Officer Wayne Isaacs has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Delwran Small, according to the New York attorney general’s office.

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Gun violence: More complicated than a 'mental health problem'

According to President Donald Trump, the tragic Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was "a mental health problem at the highest level."

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HBCU marching band participating in 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Marching Storm is headed to the Big Apple for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead, including 8 members of one family

At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed Sunday when a man armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing.

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Voters to decide NYC mayor, county executives, constitutional convention

New York voters on Tuesday will decide mayoral races in New York City and whether to hold the state's first constitutional convention in 50 years.

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Missing child with autism found safe, babysitter in custody: NYPD

A child with autism was reported missing by his mother Sunday after her friend, who was caring for him failed to return the boy, police say.

Saturday, November 4

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Secret Martin Luther King document included in JFK file release

President Donald Trump's administration released a new batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday that included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.

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How to do Thanksgiving in New York right

On any given day, the hectic pace of New York streets may convince tourists that their eyes are better fixed on the ground ahead than gazing up at the sky.

Friday, November 3

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Grace Jones says she was sexually harassed during casting for first big film

Musician, actress and model Grace Jones has revealed she was sexually harassed when she landed her first big acting role.

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Former gang member helps at-risk youth

Shanduke McPhatter grew up in the Brooklyn projects.

Thursday, November 2

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Mentoring master class with Misty Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade

The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience of aspiring young dancers.

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November Dance Calendar

This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at New York Live Arts, Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.

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Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’ biopic makes critical whitewashing error

Rob Reiner’s new film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson, is about one of America’s most critical presidential tenures, that of Lyndon Johnson.

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New documentary directed by ‘Wire’ star premiering on HBO

Sitting inside the HBO’s screening room, I wanted to cry, nay scream, but the rising hairs on my arms and the back of my neck told me to hold steady.

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Bodak Yellow? The Brooklyn Nets? They both require explanations

It’s easier to understand why “Bodak Yellow” is the name of that Cardi B song than to understand the Brooklyn Nets’ losses to the New York Knicks Friday night, the Denver Nuggets Sunday and the Phoenix Suns Tuesday, but each requires an extensive explanation.

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Porzingis and the Knicks show early season promise

It would be characteristic for Knicks fans to have a cynical viewpoint of the team’s unforeseen turnaround over the past week.

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Monroe thrives on the national scene

To face the toughest and most important competition, the Monroe College volleyball team has had to play many of its games on the road.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty valued at $72 million in first month

R&B pop star turned business executive Rihanna has quickly found herself on another pillar of success after the official launch of her makeup line, Fenty Beauty.

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James and Ciprès on solid course in Olympic quest

Vanessa James, who represents France in pairs skating with partner Morgan Ciprès, is unquestionably the most prominent Black figure skater on the international competitive scene and will be one of the highest profile Black athletes contending for a medal at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Kenya’s Mutai seeks his third TCS NYC Marathon victory

The nation of Kenya has produced some of the greatest distance runners in the history of track and field. Thirty-six-year-old Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai has etched his name among them.

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The thought of terrorism may loom, but the New York City Marathon goes on

The terrorist attack Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, five days before the New York Marathon held on the streets of this city, is not only a reminder of 9/11 because of the vicinity in which it occurred, the World Trade Center area, but also a reminder of the April 15, 2013, bombing at the Boston Marathon.

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For the Jets there’s plenty of effort, not enough wins

The Jets not only have the New England Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champs, on their schedule (twice), on Sunday they also faced the Atlanta Falcons, 2017 Super Bowl contenders, last season’s NFC champions, but a team struggling this semester to accumulate wins.

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The Giants seek win No. 2 after their bye week

The Giants returned from their bye-week on Monday having experienced an extremely challenging and disappointing early portion of the 16-game NFL season. They have reached the midpoint of their schedule with a 1-6 record, third worst in the league behind the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, who are both 0-8.

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Women of color weigh in on R. Kelly and Weinstein

The newest account in the two-decade history of sexual abuse allegations against R&B musician and producer R. Kelly was made by former Dallas radio DJ, Kitti Jones, in a lengthy article.

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First Lady McCray, Health Commissioner Bassett announce creation of HS wellness spaces

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the completion of 15 wellness spaces at public high schools citywide, reaching nearly 10,000 students.

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The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

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Free theatrical reading at HSA November 4

The new multimedia, multicultural children’s reading series, KaZoom Kids iStoryBooks has teamed up with Harlem School of the Arts to create a series of free readings of the books published by the new company.

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CUNY Institute: City Council likely to have fewer women members after Election Day

The gender gap on the City Council is likely to continue to widen, with female representation dropping to as low as 23.5 percent after the election next week, according to an analysis by the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance.

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Fred Staton, a tenor saxophonist for the ages

Because I won’t be around for Fred Staton’s home going services Nov. 2—the tenor saxophonist died Oct. 24 at the Atria Nursing Home & Zicklin Hospice in Riverdale, Bronx at 102—I thought the Classroom would be a perfect venue for a musician whose longevity was only exceeded by his soulful swinging.

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A typical day on safari in Africa

An African safari is most likely on every traveler’s bucket list. But what exactly does one do while on safari?

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Community Calendar November 2 - November 8

Check out what happening in the city this week!

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National Hiring Day at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is searching for passionate, food-focused candidates to join its team.

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Black FDNY captain under fire

It appears that FDNY officials were offended and shared their feelings in recent news reports after Captain Paul Washington addressed students at a workshop back in March.

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Talking SCHOP! All hail, Babu Ji!

I love me some good food! No matter the cuisine, if it is good, I am in. Great food, on the other hand, cannot be forgotten.

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The University of California is not enforcing its own wage policies

According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.

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ROC United pushes for minimum wage on state and federal front

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, an organization that advocates for labor rights in the restaurant industry, keeps pushing for better wages for workers.

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The fight for the ballot

One year after the national Election Day catastrophe, political pundits and the mainstream media continue to dissect the results.

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Dr. Barbara Gaba becomes first woman and African-American installed as president at NJ community college

Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. She is the first woman and first African-American installed as president of the two-year school.

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HS football refs removed after walking off field, making racist comments online

The ongoing saga over Black high school football players in New Jersey kneeling during the national anthem reached a boiling point when two referees were removed after the discovery of racist comments they made online.

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Despite Trump, ACA open enrollment has begun

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven’t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as open enrollment began Nov. 1, there are significant changes from previous years.

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US in Niger: They call it AFRICOM

When the public learned that four U.S. Green Berets had been killed in Niger, a landlocked West African nation—five Nigerien soldiers were also killed—the official military line was the troops were stationed there to conduct “advise and assist” missions.

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Home of parents of Afrobeat legend Fela to become a museum

A government-led plan to restore the home of the parents of Afro music legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and turn it into a museum has cheered and excited Fela’s many fans and followers.

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All eyes fixed on West Africa as US role in combat grows

With the deaths of four American servicemen in Niger, a window has opened onto U.S. operations in West Africa, an area barely known even to U.S. legislators who have sent U.S. soldiers there in harm’s way.

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Having fun with slime making

Madison Greenspan is a 12-year-old girl with a lot of slime on her plate. Greenspan is known for her successful slime glue company, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue,

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Report: Arrests for marijuana possession continue despite policy changes

New findings from a law enforcement reform group demonstrate that although Mayor Bill de Blasio claims to have ended marijuana sanctions, the NYPD continues to target individuals who have the drug on them.

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Two cops suspended and charged with rape

Two detectives working in Brooklyn have been suspended after being charged for sexual misconduct.

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How privileged we are in fixing NYC’s Board of Elections fiasco

Approximately 200,000 New Yorkers were illegally purged from voter rolls by the Board of Elections just before the heated Democratic presidential primaries in 2016.

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Donald Trump: Symptom of America’s spiritual malaise

Many people who find the president’s behavior and tenor at times divisive and confronting lament that he is “dividing” the country.

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Mayor de Blasio, you owe the Black community

Bishop Charles L. Norris Sr. of Grace Saving Ministries share his thoughts on what Mayor Bill de Blasio should do for Black New Yorkers.

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New York State must vote against a constitutional convention 

Considering that in past elections, less than 50 percent of the voters delivered blank votes for the referendum calling for a constitutional convention, the organization We the People of the State of New York is conducting a grass-roots effort, urging voters to get out and vote and to vote NO for a constitutional convention and save taxpayers millions of dollars. 

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Celebrating Johnnie Wilder—Real soul and R&B bands

By music industry standards, in which success is measured for soul/R&B bands relatively low. The concept itself of a band in Black music is such an anomaly that a top-10 record on the R&B charts is all that’s expected

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Black Solidarity Day 2017—Gentrification is ethnic cleansing

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 is the 48th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day.

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Celebrating Black Solidarity Day

Oct. 28, Operation People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect honored Dr. Carlos Russell, the founder of Black Solidarity Day, in East New York, Brooklyn.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 2 - Novemeber 8

But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.

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NYS Health Marketplace now open

Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.

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Council Memeber Andy King and Co-Op City come together for relief efforts for U.S. Virgin Islands

Council Member Andy King joined representatives from Riverbay Corporation and Co-op City residents this week to announce an imminent shipment of supplies leaving this afternoon.

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Freedom Dance celebrates Assata Shakur and other political prisoners

The Ninth Annual Freedom Dance is taking place Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the National Black Theatre.

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Mayor touts decrease in summonses

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a 90 percent drop in criminal court summonses as a result of the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

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Activists protests Armory plan

A spokeswoman for NYC Communities for Change said that protests will continue Nov. 2 at 250 Broadway in front of the Manhattan office for Councilmember Laurie Cumbo (D) whose district includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights.

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Trump’s cronies indicted

After weeks of waiting and wondering how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was going, a resounding answer arrived Monday with indictments against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, and Rick Gates, Manafort’s associate.

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The latest target of the Trump wrecking ball: foreign-born military service members

The Donald Trump administration, not content it seems on ridding the country of the “bad hombres,” dreamers, TPS immigrant recipients, refugees and undocumented immigrants, has now turned its xenophobic wrecking ball on the foreign-born, green-card holding service members of the U.S. military.

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CARICOM gets UN support for hurricane donors conference

Caribbean leaders and high officials from countries that were pulverized by the stronger than usual 2017 hurricane season are headed to New York for a major international donor’s conference in November, where they hope to raise well in excess of $2 billion, mostly in grant aid, to help affected countries rebuild better, stronger and smarter ahead of next year’s storm season.

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CHTA shares One Caribbean Family initiative with the diaspora

MIAMI (Nov. 3, 2017)—Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Karolin Troubetzkoy told Caribbean-American residents in South Florida that the response to the trade association’s recently launched One Caribbean Family initiative has been extremely encouraging.

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Make sure you have a voting plan

Next Tuesday, Nov. 7, the New York City municipal elections take place. There will be several important elections on your ballot for mayor, borough president, City Council members, judges and even district attorneys

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Retired firefighter Capt. Milton Franklin still fighting for Black participation

It was the ’60s, the Flower Power era and Civil Rights Movement, a time of sit-ins and protests in segregated America.

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UHart student accused of tainting her Black roommate's personal items with 'bodily fluids'

A case that began as a severe sore for a University of Hartford student lead to the arrest of her roommate.

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Political climate results in 'HBCU Renaissance'

Reports indicate that enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities is climbing. Higher education experts believe the uptick is a result of the election of President Donald Trump.

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Chris Brown drops new album with 45 tracks

Chris Brown dropped his latest album on Tuesday morning, but if you have plans to listen to it in full, you better grab a seat.

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Former NJ police chief accused of espousing violence toward African-Americans

The recently retired chief of police of a New Jersey township was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly slamming a handcuffed African-American suspect into a doorjamb during a 2016 arrest.

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Beyoncé joins cast of Disney's live-action 'Lion King'

Queen Bey has joined "The Lion King."

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Terror attack strikes Lower Manhattan

What was supposed to be an afternoon of fun, ghouls and treats turned into a real life horror scene as a truck-driving terrorist plowed his way through Lower Manhattan leaving a mile-long path of destruction, taking the lives of eight victims and leaving a dozen more injured.

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ACA is Still the Law of the Land

Legend has it that Mark Twain had this to say about an obituary mistakenly published in a major newspaper: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

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Mentoring master class with Misty Copeland and Carmen de Lavallade

The phrase “each one, teach one” will take on a new meaning Nov. 6 when Harlem Stage hosts a unique conversation between two remarkable African-American dance pioneers—American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade—before an audience of aspiring young dancers from two major Harlem arts organizations, the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #40

We knew it wouldn’t be long before President Trump tweeted blame for the recent terrorist attack in lower Manhattan.

Wednesday, November 1

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Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet (sort of)

Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name.

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What we know about the Lower Manhattan attack

Eight people were killed and about a dozen were hurt Tuesday when a 29-year-old man drove a rental truck into crowd, mowing down pedestrians and cyclists in what officials are calling the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11.

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The stunning difference between Trump's reaction to the Las Vegas shooting and the NYC attack

On October 1, a man shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas -- the largest mass murder in modern American history.

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Meet these white people who didn’t get the memo about wearing blackface on Halloween

It seems every Halloween some white people still think it’s fine to dress in blackface and publicize it on social media.

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Wendy Williams talks about ‘really scary’ moment she fainted during live show

Wendy Williams apparently fainted during a live taping of The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday.

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Chuck Schumer tells Trump 'stop tweeting and start leading'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for casting blame‎ on him in the aftermath of a deadly terror attack in New York, saying the President should "stop tweeting and start leading."

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Tamika Mallory, NAACP meet with American Airlines CEO

Activist Tamika Mallory and several civil rights leaders met with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding the company's alleged racial discrimination practices.

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Why I started a 'travel writers of color' book club

On the first day of a travel writing workshop I attended back in 2011, I asked the instructor if he knew of any travel books by writers of color.

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New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11

After a 29-year-old man drove a truck into a Manhattan crowd on Tuesday, killing eight and wounding almost a dozen in the deadliest terror attack to hit the city since 9/11, New Yorkers made it clear that they refused to be intimidated.