Stories for November 2019

Saturday, November 30

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Nation's oldest person and Harlem resident, Alelia Murphy, passes at 114

Alelia Murphy passed away in Harlem on Saturday, November 23. She was 114. Her family was at her side.

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Local tri-state area retailers gear up for Small Business Saturday

As Black Friday comes to an end, shoppers and independent business owners are gearing up for Small Business Saturday.

Friday, November 29

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Weeksville Heritage Center and Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation present an early Kwanzaa celebration

Brooklyn historic house museum Weeksville Heritage Center partners with local performing arts organization Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation to present a celebration of Kwanzaa

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Following Supreme Court oral argument, Harris resolution affirms 150-year-old federal civil rights Law

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced a Senate resolution affirming the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1981, one of the country’s fundamental anti-discrimination laws.

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BlackWoman Start-Up: Working to close significant revenue gap of Black woman-owned businesses

Although Black women are being lauded as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., their earnings are not on par with their white counterparts.

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Gabrielle Union breaks silence after ‘America’s Got Talent’ exit

Gabrielle Union is expressing gratitude in the wake of her controversial exit from “America’s Got Talent.”

Thursday, November 28

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Thanksgiving celebrated across the city

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

Wednesday, November 27

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With injuries to Irving and LeVert, Nets are thankful for Dinwiddie

As we approach the second quarter of the Brooklyn Nets season, looking back to the start, the one constant for them has been their 6-foot-5 point guard Spencer Dinwiddie.

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The Knicks can’t find chemistry or wins a month into the season

The Knicks are only a little over a month into the 2019-20 NBA season and already they are approaching a point of no return.

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Impressive wins, consecutive wins—the Jets are feeling the momentum

Each week during the NFL season, there is a signature game that impresses fans, trends in the media and receives the biggest headlines.

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Giants plummet to seven straight loses amid few answers

When will the Giants win again? That is a troubling question for a team that has been mired in losing since early October.

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Princeton continues winning tradition under new coach

Over the past decade Princeton University women’s basketball has been the dominant team in the Ivy League.

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Monroe soccer season ends in championship style

Soccer season came to a dramatic conclusion for Monroe College with both the men’s and women’s teams playing for NJCAA Division I National Championship titles.

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As Black quarterbacks rise, sports’ last bastion of cultural supremacy is falling

“Not bad for a running back!” These were Lamar Jackson’s sarcastic and biting words as he stood before a gathering of reporters at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida

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Hoyas head coach and Knick legend Patrick Ewing returns to MSG

The annual 2K Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project returns to Madison Square Garden tonight and tomorrow (Nov. 28 and 29).

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Touro gets $1.36M to fight opioid crisis

Touro College and its Graduate School of Social Work have secured two grants totaling $1.36 million to train students, faculty and staff in fighting the nation’s opioid crisis.

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Dedicated to those who want change

Many men and women––living and dead––have dedicated their lives for the betterment of mankind. In so doing, they have left their thoughts and deeds for us who are still living to be challenged for change.

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Community Calendar November 28 - December 4

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

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So much more to explore at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach draws you to its shores.

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5 immigration news headlines you should be paying attention to

The holidays are upon us and it’s supposed to be a season of Thanksgiving, giving and love, but no such Christlike emotions from the Trump administration will trickle down—at least not to immigrants.

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Opposition ups pressure in Dominica for electoral reforms

Dominica’s Eastern Caribbean neighbors and local churches have appealed for calm and good sense in the wake of crippling opposition-led protests over demands for election reforms ahead of general elections on Dec. 6.

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Guyanese-American actress Dawnn Lewis returns to Broadway

Guyanese-American actress and Grammy Award-winning singer, Dawnn Lewis, known for her character Jaleesa Vinson in the ’90s sitcom “A Different World,” has returned to Broadway as Zelma Bullock (Tina Turner’s mother) in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.”

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Is Post Malone AMA just another Iggy Azaela?

“If you’re looking for lyrics, if you’re looking to cry, if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to hip-hop. There’s great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they spit that real, but right now, there’s not a lot of people talking about real.

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Jamaican Tourism Board hosts event to bolster tourism

This past Friday, the Jamaican Tourism Board hosted a Diaspora Networking Reception to not only show appreciation to the Jamaican community, but to update them on the current tourism industry in Jamaica.

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Cheyenne Wright: Service with a smile

Cheyenne Wright is rising through the ranks at Chipotle. After 5 years, Cheyenne has gone from crew member to kitchen manager, service manager to apprentice.

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‘Auntie Chief-Chief’ Miss Mary Ego Edozien makes her transition

A beloved Brooklyn scientist and grandmother Mary Ego Edozien, who died on September 24, 2019 is set to be returned to her ancestral home of Asaba Nigeria for burial at Thanksgiving.

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Sen. Persaud, electeds, Brooklyn youth and community leaders discuss youth violence

Sen. Roxanne J. Persaud, chair of the New York State Senate Social Services Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion with the community in Brooklyn on youth violence.

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SUNY North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center offering ‘TUITIONFREE’ programs and services

The State University of New York North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center unveiled its new branding logo during a Community Briefing Engagement

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Gwendolyn Knight: She cast her own artistic light

Over the years, and certainly when her husband is cited, I am reminded of Gwendolyn Knight and the need to feature her in the Classroom.

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Talking SCHOP! Live your BEST life…always!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope the annual turkey recipe spirits shined upon you and your bird is lacquered for the gods, side dishes are playing their supporting roles and the holiday sweets are in the wings for your grand finale.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving dear Amsterdam News readers. Each year we dedicate a special day to gather with friends and family, make traditional meals, and give thanks for the abundance in our lives.

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Comcast vs Byron Allen Supreme Court hearing analysis

This week I had the privilege to hear oral argument at the Supreme Court of the United States of America in Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media.

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Shop small (not the online mall)

The holiday season is upon us and we all know the temptation of online shopping. The ease of getting the things we want at the click of a button might seem harmless, but it has major consequences for local small businesses.

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Bernie Sanders giving thanks to 32BJ workers

U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders met with 32BJ officials

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Mayor, labor celebrate Fair WorkWeek anniversary

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, labor activists and other elected officials celebrated two years of a law designed to curtail wage theft.

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‘Mothers of the Movement’ share their stories at Rutgers University

Several Black mothers who lost children to police violence recently spoke at an event at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and say there needs to be better accountability when it comes to law enforcement.

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Sean Bell died at the hands of police 13 years ago

This Monday, Nov. 25, marked the 13th anniversary of Sean Bell’s death at the hands of police.

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African planet extinction blamed on human activity

A new study warns that a third of tropical African plants are on the path to extinction, with much of western Africa standing to lose more than 40% of plant diversity.

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Will and Gladys bless the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

It all began with the smoky, sultry, base-heavy dulcets of Mr. Will ‘I Go Crazy’ Downing. Enough adjectives for you?

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Ashley’s Aquarian Age: November 28 - December 4

Venus, the planet of love, art and connection, has moved into pragmatic Capricorn. This helps us all to focus on whatever it is we want to build.

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Lizzo leads in Grammy noms

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!

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Schomburg, Willie Jones III, Nicholson celebrates 70

Since 1925, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has been one of the world’s leading cultural institutions through the Harlem Renaissance to preservation, and exhibition of materials (arts and culture) focused on global Black history, African diaspora and African American experiences.

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The ‘chronicles’ of a Black barbershop come to Brooklyn

The culture and legacy of the Black barber shop isn’t just an American thing. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), one playwright wants to show the world how global that culture is.

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Handcrafted prints are softly styled for SS’20

Handcrafted by local artisans, Mochi’s prints are distinctive, bright and beautiful.

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Full figure fashions & kids’ clothes

After winning on Project Runway several seasons ago, Christian Siriano’s career exploded.

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47th annual AUDELCO: Acknowledging Black theater greatness!

The marvelous 47th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in Black theater, were recently held and it was a stupendous event! The atmosphere in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

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December 2019 Dance Calendar

The December calendar is full, from the beginning to the absolute end. This month’s highlight is Kyle Marshall Choreography (Dec. 4–7) at BAM Fisher. For this BAM debut, Marshall and his company brings “Colored” (2017) and the world premiere of “A.D.,” as part of Next Wave 2019—the first season by artistic director David Binder.

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Kyle Marshall pushes movement’s envelope at BAM’s Next Wave Festival

Kyle Marshall Choreography, which makes its debut as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave 2019 program (Dec. 4-7), is part of a roster of talented companies being showcased this season as BAM’s new Artistic Director David Binder introduces audiences to an exciting new crop of compelling young artists.

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African Diaspora International Film Fest runs Nov. 29-Dec. 15

The African Diaspora International Film Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15 with 59 narratives and documentaries to be presented at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Cinema Village and MIST Harlem.

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‘Ford v. Ferrari’—not worth the drive

When Henry Ford II, president of the auto building empire, is slighted in a business deal and personally insulted by fellow car manufacturer Enzo Ferrari, Ford decides to take on the Italian carmaker in the venue that Ferrari’s vehicles dominated for years: the Le Mans car race.

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‘Frozen II’—a new classic

Nothing will stop the $1.29 billion franchise of “Frozen” to cut a swath around the world, with their newest installment—“Frozen ll.” Hell could freeze over and the box-office for the Walt Disney Animation Studios new family film would continue to climb.

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Despite problems, we must always be thankful

If you don’t have any problems, just keep on living. I have heard that expression many times. When I am speaking with young people, I always use that phrase to let them know that life won’t always be a bed of roses.

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Smallest food pantries benefit from innovative program

In an effort to help some of the neediest New Yorkers obtain farm fresh produce, restaurants in East and Central Harlem are putting their money where their customers’ mouths are

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URBAN AGENDA - Stop Depending on Police to Address the Poor: Expand Fair Fares

New York City has a great opportunity to dial down the worrisome battle underway between the poor and police on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subways and buses

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President Bloomberg? Former mayor makes his case to American people

Announcing his presidential bid this week, Michael Bloomberg summoned every good thing he ever did, from his days as a boy scout, to affordable housing, to banning cigarettes in restaurants when he was mayor.

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Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #147

We need not say again our feelings about polls, which are but a momentary reading of an issue, but we are certainly elated to learn that a recent CNN poll shows that half the country believes that Trump should not only be impeached by the House but also removed from office by the Senate.

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Community Giving Thanks

Turkey giveaway by East New York Restoration Inc. in partnership with the Office of Council Member Inez Barron

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Turkey Time: Recipes and tips

No time or words to waste. Here is my annual turkey recipe for Donna, Ms....

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NYC lawmakers ban flavored vaping products

New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban.

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Thanksgiving travel in full swing across Tri-state area

More than 55 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year, the most since 2005.

Tuesday, November 26

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Diahann Carroll's legacy as a trailblazer remembered

At the poignant memorial service for Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress was remembered for all the things that made her famous — her glamour, her sublime talent, her beauty and her elegance.

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NJ lawmakers advance bill to let some convicts vote

New Jersey convicts on parole or probation would have their right to vote restored under a bill working through the Legislature.

Monday, November 25

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Bill Cosby speaks from prison

Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia.

Sunday, November 24

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Michael Bloomberg launches 2020 presidential bid

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.

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Congressional Black Caucus Members visit U.S.-Mexico Border: "Mistreatment of Black immigrants is another ‘Stain on America’”

Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led a delegation of Congressional Black Caucus members to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in San Ysidro, California

Saturday, November 23

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A Tribute for Toni

An ensemble of luminaries, mainly writers and musicians, shared their memories and reflections of the esteemed author Toni Morrison on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

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Protest over policing of NYC subways shuts station in Harlem

A protest over the policing of New York City’s subways briefly shut down a busy Harlem subway station during rush hour, and news stations say multiple people have been arrested in the fluid demonstration.

Friday, November 22

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PHOTOS: Bronx Zoo lights up for the holidays

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo are back for the first time in 11 years.

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Becoming numb to mass shootings

Each time we experience a mass shooting, we repeat the pattern—a point I have made in previous columns.

Thursday, November 21

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As their schedule gets tougher, the Knicks face the pressure of winning

It’s been almost two weeks since Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry held a stunning and impromptu press conference immediately following the team’s embarrassingly listless 108-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden.

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Brooklyn has been slow to cash in on fan’s expectations

Maybe it’s the road trip. Maybe it’s daylight savings time.

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The Jets are in a rhythm, getting some wins

This is an important time for the New York Jets.

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The 2-8 Giants already have foot into next season

The Giants’ shot-callers are already looking toward next season, evaluating how they can rebuild their talent deficient roster.

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Coaches gain inspiration at Armory track & field camp

Bassett Thompson, director of track and field at the Armory, surveyed the scene of hundreds of high school athletes learning from top names in the sport and deemed it amazing.

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High schools learn valuable lessons at Armory track & field camp

On Saturday, hundreds of high school track and field athletes arrived at the Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights eager to learn at the Armory Indoor Track & Field Camp.

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Time and reason are running out for Colin Kaepernick

Why are NFL teams fearful of signing Colin Kaepernick?

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On World Diabetes Day, SUNY Health urges New Yorkers to get screened for diabetes

In commemoration of World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Month, SUNY Health, the coalition of State University of New York hospitals from across the state, urged New Yorkers to get screened for diabetes and learn more about managing the disease.

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Eating plastic will make you sick

What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We now have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food.

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Redding: one of Cali’s best kept secrets

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Redding, California. When you think Cali, Los Angeles, Oaktown and San Francisco come to mind.

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Bahamas send back more Haitians

Once again, hurricane-ravaged The Bahamas is using the opportunity of the rebuilding and recovery period to purge the country of some Haitian refugee boat people who had settled on various Family Islands in recent decades and had been accused of establishing shanty towns in the tourism dependent archipelago.

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Jamaican journalist, airline veteran among CMEx awardees

Leading Caribbean journalist and entrepreneur Janet Silvera and veteran airline executive Chris Kennedy are two recipients of the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards which will be conferred on December 14, 2019 in Miami.

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Salute to S.O.S Band––the BET 2019 Soul Train Legend Award winners

I just thought that bassline was crazy, when I first heard the joint. The S.O.S. Band with “High Hopes.” Nice!!

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Harlem hosts Basil A. Paterson Way street co-naming & community tribute

This month the Village of Harlem will pay tribute to the significant lifework of the late Basil A. Paterson.

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Eboni K. Williams and Dress For Success discuss meaning of ‘Pretty Powerful’

Eboni K. Williams, current co-host of REVOLT TV’s “State of the Culture,” teamed up with the not-for-profit organization, Dress For Success and their Going Places Network to discuss the meaning behind “Pretty Powerful.”

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GGG Hyacinth Bourne celebrates 103rd birthday with 4 generations of family members

Great-great-great grandbabies laughed happily in the arms of Hyacinth Bourne who celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday, Nov. 18.

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Rita Dove receives Langston Hughes Medal

Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, was the recipient of the Langston Hughes Medal last week at City College as part of the annual Langston Hughes Festival.

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Morehouse, Spelman and Prairie View A&M receive $3M in grants from Carnegie, Mellon and Rockefeller Foundations

Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University and Spelman College just announced that they are the recipients of $3 million in grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Charles Alston, painter, sculptor, and teacher

Once again while profiling one often unsung notable you discover another, and as on this occasion that significant other truly is significant.

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Holiday desserts from around the globe

Over time, many families tend to return to the same holiday favorites, from ham and mashed potatoes to pies and cookie classics.

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How to host a Friendsgiving feast

As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades.

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Cuomo, it’s time to represent New York and free criminalized survivors of domestic violence!

Every so often I turn my column over to one of my thoughtful students. Aniqa Chowdhury is a lifelong resident of Queens and currently a student at Fordham University—Lincoln Center. Here are her thoughts on Cuomo and his domestic violence initiatives…or lack thereof.

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Curing the silent killers

Last year, Americans borrowed more than $88 billion to pay for health care.

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Roger Stone the fifth criminal in Trump’s corruption ring

It is time for America to be honest with itself, and admit that Pres. Donald Trump is breaking the law. When Trump talks about draining the swamp, he is really talking about his leadership ring.

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Isn’t one Black Friday enough?

I am not a professional shopper. In other words, I am not on the hunt for a deal.

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Ydanis shows solidarity for livery drivers’ plight

Livery cab drivers feel like they’re in danger of becoming extinct.

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City Council approves of prevailing wage for building service workers

Building service workers at affordable housing developments are now ensured jobs with a prevailing wage and benefits.

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Harriet Tubman museum opening in Cape May on Juneteenth 2020

As the biopic “Harriet” continues to blaze the box office, reports indicate that the museum honoring the abolitionist and political activist is set to open in the South Jersey city of Cape May in June 19, 2020.

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Proposed legislation would create reparations task force

New Jersey was the last state in the U.S. north to abolish slavery in 1804; however, many slaves were held in bondage until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865.

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Advocates hope Black man on death row in Texas gets new trial

Black death row inmate Rodney Reed got the news of a lifetime when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted him an indefinite stay of execution.

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Sondland: Quid pro quo? ‘Yes,’ he said

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, on the fifth day of House impeachment hearings on Wednesday in the nation’s capital, confirmed that there was a quid pro quo demand by Trump to get Ukraine President Zelensky to pursue investigations of the Bidens in order for the promised U.S. military aid to be delivered.

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First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts Cities Thrive Mental Health Conference

First Lady Chirlane McCray and city officials recently hosted the 2019 Cities Thrive Conference, a two-day convening of leaders from across the country focused on building a national movement for mental health reform

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Suspect indicted in Old Timers Day shooting in Brooklyn

A suspect was indicted by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for the shooting that took place in Brooklyn during the Old Timers Day event over the summer that left 11 bystanders wounded.

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Morgan State University's marching band performing in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Morgan State University Choir and marching band are coming to the city for two upcoming performances.

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Fishrot files reveal costly web of bribes from Iceland to Nambia

The stench of fish rot is wafting over Namibia. It’s taken down two Namibian ministers and leaves an Icelandic fisheries minister in the hot seat.

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MLK III visits Harlem

During a brief visit last week, the oldest son of civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King navigated throughout Harlem and walked these streets in anonymity while making his rounds to various locations.

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Advocates want city to enhance enforcement of Local Law 1

Environmental justice advocates and tenant advocates want the city to enforce Local Law 1 better.

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Horoscopes by Ashley’s Aquarian Age: December 5 - December 11

A peek at the year to come:

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Halle Berry to make directorial debut

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!

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NYC Readers Jazz Awards, T.K. Blue’

The votes are in: 87,000 were counted for the upcoming 6th New York City Readers Jazz Awards to be held on Nov. 24 at one of Manhattan’s busiest jazz hubs Birdland (315 West 44th Street), at 4 p.m. Some of these awardees/winners will perform.

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Holiday pop-ups, classic spring styles & color chic

What’s in store for the holiday? Designer Dara Senders is opening a Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 401 Penn Plaza Pavilion in NYC on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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CAAFD emerging designers

Every season, the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD)​ hand-picks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry.

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Go and be moved by ‘For Colored Girls…’ at The Public!

There is something so engaging and mesmerizing about hearing the masterful words of the late Ntozake Shange, through her brilliant piece, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

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Sterling K. Brown and Renée Elise Goldsberry star in powerful ‘Waves’

Director Trey Edward Shults’ third feature—“Waves”—brings his new story to the screen, opening wide Nov. 22.

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‘Charlie’s Angels’—action worth watching!

Here we go, 2019, it’s time for a brand new “Charlie’s Angels.” At this point, it’s almost a rite of pop culture passage.

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Frances Turner talks giving up law for acting

“I have cousins on cousins on cousins!” exclaims Frances Turner. Though she only has three siblings, Turner’s mother had 11, resulting in an extended family the size of a small city.

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Don Letts talks 50th anniversary of Trojan Records, history of reggae & punk

The new documentary “Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records” chronicles the history of the UK record label that introduced England and the world to reggae and Jamaican music in the ’60s and ’70s.

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Martin Luther King III comes Uptown for ‘When Harlem Saved A King’ documentary

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 Martin Luther King III and his wife Arndrea Waters King came to Harlem New York to be interviewed for the highly anticipated documentary, “When Harlem Saved A King.”

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6th Caribbean Life Impact Awards held in Brooklyn

A capacity sized crowd was on hand at the Paradise Catering Hall to celebrate the 35 individuals and one organization which were recognized at the 6th Caribbean Life Impact Awards, hosted by Ruschell Boone of NY1.

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Syracuse University grapples with hate crimes

From racial slurs hurled at Black female students by white fraternity members to the n-word being written on a bathroom wall and a swastika on a snowbank, it’s clear. Syracuse University has a race problem.

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Really, Mike? Mayor eyes Black vote, apologizes for stop and frisk

Michael Bloomberg served as mayor of New York City for 12 years. He changed the laws to get those last four years.

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Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #146

A parade of witnesses at the impeachment hearings is delivering blow after blow to Trump and his administration.

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One in eight New Yorkers are food insecure

Over 1 million New Yorkers are suffering from this hunger amounting to one in eight people, according to an upcoming report being released by Hunger Free America.

Wednesday, November 20

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Lizzo leads Grammy nominations with 8

The Grammys are screaming "Cuz I Love You" to Lizzo

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What Do the 2019 Elections Mean for 2020?

If the 2019 elections are any indication, Republicans need to worry about their viability come 2020.

Tuesday, November 19

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Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding Black jurors

Four Black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.

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Over 1 million NYC residents are ‘food insecure’

One in 8 New Yorkers are unable to afford an adequate amount of food. That translates in more than one million city residents who are "food insecure."

Monday, November 18

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Bloomberg: “I apologize!”

Was it Trump? Was it Obama? Nope, the surprise visitor last Sunday to the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn was former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Kanye West no longer in the service to fame and money, now he’s ‘in service to God’

Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.”

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Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice

To say Cyntoia Brown’s life has been complicated is an understatement. Brown is a young, black woman sentenced as an adult to life in prison when as a teenager, she killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old man, who had solicited her for sex.

Sunday, November 17

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Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police tactic speaking to Brooklyn church

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday reversed his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk."

Friday, November 15

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Non-stop holiday music begins on 106.7 Lite FM

Just in time to get you into the holiday spirit, WLTW 106.7 Lite FM switches to its annual all-holiday music format.

Thursday, November 14

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Apply to our 2020 Spring Internship Program

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Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign

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There’s been some bright spots, but the road hasn’t been easy for the Nets

The Brooklyn Nets play the Denver Nuggets tonight (Thursday, Nov. 14), their fourth game of a five-game road trip, their first road trip this season.

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The Knicks’ identity remains unclear as losing persists

As the fourth quarter was coming to a close on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden with the Knicks concluding an embarrassing performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Firsts and legacies celebrated at NYAC All Sports dinner

Last year, Deanna Price attended the New York Athletic Club All Sports dinner admiring the successful athletes all around her.

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Columbia scores big win over Fordham

The coaches and players of Columbia University women’s basketball have been saying the team is playing with a greater sense of unity, and on Sunday they proved it with a strong 70–51 victory over Fordham University.

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Giants have few answers after hitting rock bottom

The Giants’ 34-27 loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium this past Sunday wasn’t surprising or even unexpected.

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A win and a win streak—minimalism at best

The Jets did what they had to do on Sunday.

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Is the Colin Kaepernick workout an NFL public relations ploy?

Let’s call it The Kap Slap. Or maybe The Sham. Both inscriptions are apt for the workout the NFL has scheduled for Colin Kaepernick to take place this Saturday in Atlanta.

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Holcombe Rucker Community League celebrates their programs and honorees

In preparation for their upcoming 70th anniversary, the Holcombe Rucker Community League celebrated their 69th anniversary with its first gala/fundraiser this past week.

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Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

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Community Calendar November 14 - November 20

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

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Winter festivals for cold-weather getaways

No doubt winter can bring its share of the doldrums. But sometimes the best thing to do is to roll with reality.

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The real ‘High Crimes And Misdemeanors’ Donald Trump should be impeached for

While Democrats are hard at work trying to cull enough evidence to possibly impeach Donald Trump on that now infamous Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ event...

President Bouterse fights to stay out of prison in Suriname

During the past week, a slew of political parties officially launched their election campaigns in Suriname ahead of general elections slated for next May.

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Brooklyn’s Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship celebrates lives and sacrifices of veterans

On Sunday, Nov. 10,, Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship celebrated the lives and the sacrifices of veterans at both the 8 a.m. and the 2 p.m. services.

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WARM kicks off ninth domestic violence forum for community

Non-profit organization fighting against domestic violence, WARM (WE ALL REALLY MATTER), hosted its ninth annual domestic violence forum at the Salem United Methodist Church.

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Monty: sharing joy everyday

Benven “Monty” Sheppard is bringing joy and care to New York City’s Sony Hall as the hospitality liaison.

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Brooklyn great grandmother to turn 103 years young

On Nov. 18 a proud Guyanese-American family will be “celebrating the 103rd birthday of our mom Hyacinth Bourne,”

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Literary giant and griot Ernest Gaines dies at 86

Like his most memorable character, Jane Pittman, Earnest James Gaines was a compelling storyteller, with an ear for the tone and the rhythm of the speech he heard coming of age in Louisiana, and a student of oral history.

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Dr. Donald H. Smith, celebrated African American educator, passes

Dr. Donald Hugh Smith passed peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 87.  A professor emeritus and past chairman of the Department of Education, Baruch College of the City University of New York,

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Dr. Myra Adele Logan, first woman to perform open-heart surgery

It is commonly known that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors to perform a successful open-heart surgery in 1893.

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Talking SCHOP! An early bird start

have much more to tell you about my “best life” back in Barbados, but gobble day is just two weeks away and I want you to live your best turkey life.

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No thank you, Mayor Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he is exploring placing himself on the Democratic primary ballot in time for Super Tuesday elections in early 2020.

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Agreement with AT&T for carriage of WEYI & WWMB (Nov. 11, 2019)

After a nearly six-month blackout, viewers in Flint-Saginaw and Myrtle Beach‑Florence will once again be able to view their local television stations.

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History will judge Trump’s impeachment

President Trump will be impeached by the House of Representatives.

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Don’t call the police. Call your neighbors

Police violence is a problem in rural and urban communities alike. By building stronger communities, we can reduce it.

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AG rules that Brooklyn warehouse owners pay $3 million in wage lawsuit

Owners of a Brooklyn warehouse will have to pay out for wage theft.

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Housing Works employees demand their rights

When workers at Housing Works first approached our union, I was surprised to hear about the issues they face every day.

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900,000 New Jerseyans suffering from hunger

According to officials, nearly 900,000 New Jersey residents are food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to enough affordable food including more than 260,000 children and 200,000 older residents.

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Trump impeachment probe begins

Much of the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, Nov. 13, was consumed by opening statements from Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee; its ranking Republican member Devin Nunes; and the two witnesses, William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs.

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‘Shop Black Week’ happening Nov. 22-29

More than 100 groups have reportedly designated Nov. 22 to Nov. 29 as Shop Black Week.

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Boys and Girls Club of Harlem kicks off 40th anniversary

The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem kicked off its 40th anniversary with a breakfast on Thursday featuring WABC 7’s Sandra Bookman.

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New York Urban League hosts 33rd annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 33rd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

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Officials flip the switch on Harlem Holiday Lights on Nov. 20

The 125th Street Business Improvement District is hosting its annual Harlem Holiday Lights Event on Nov. 20, on 125th Street between 5th Avenue and 12th Avenue, commemorating its 25th year.

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Rogue security force behind mistreatment of Nigerian free speech activists

Human rights defenders around the world are asking if Nigeria has been captured by a rogue body of intelligence operatives who overrule judicial orders and have kept activists locked behind bars for such “crimes” as freedom of speech.

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Ashley’s Aquarian Age: November 14 to November 20, 2019

Mercury continues his retrograde travels through Scorpio this week offering us the opportunity to discover how we really feel about ourselves.

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Wesley Snipes boasts new talent agency, projects

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news!

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Satchmo Jazz salute for veterans Nov. 18

The Veterans Administration and New York State Jazz Literacy and Art Society Inc is hosting a free jazz concert for New York City’s Veterans on Monday, Nov. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Veteran Administration Building, located at 423 West 23rd Street in Manhattan.

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Nublu Jazz Fest, Ma’jid, Audelco, Camille A. Brown

The Nublu Jazz Festival now in its 10th year can be described as an exhilarating roller coaster ride but much hipper than that Coney Island trip.

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‘Reparations’ demonstrates the theft of innocence

The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn has always proven itself to be a treasured, pull-no-punches company which presents theater about the Black experience that teaches the audience something and enriches our lives.

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Real faux furs are warm, too!

When it comes to fashion and fur, N’ONAT is making faux fur a desirable, yet stylish coat choice.

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Romantic spring styles for day or evening

For spring/summer 2020, there were many NYFW designers who showed soft, romantic styles. The looks were long, often baring shoulders, with layers, ruffles and flounces. Cyber colors, soft pastels and prints were prevalent

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‘The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators’ opens at CCCADI Nov. 16

On Saturday November 16, 2019, a new and unprecedented exhibition “The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators” brings to Harlem’s Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute a refreshing alternative universe brimming with stories and comic books that portray characters—and are created by artists—of the African diaspora.

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AUDELCO noms are out; awards held Nov. 18

I hope that one of the very important practices that you do throughout the year is to go and support Black theater.

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Acclaimed Haitian songstress, special guests, grace stage at Aaron Davis Hall Nov. 15

Music lovers will have the chance to hear the work of a titan of world music as City College Center for the Arts presents “Emeline Michel’s Black Pearls,” a special one-night-only concert Friday, Nov. 15.

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‘Cold Brook’—a ghost story with a twist

“Cold Brook” is a ghost story but it’s not scary. Directed and co-written by character actor William Fichtner “Black Hawk Down”, “Armageddon”, who also stars, the film’s story is of two maintenance workers who meet a man haunted by his past.

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‘Burning Cane’—new film from a great new voice

Phillip Youmans directed, produced, wrote and co-edited his first film “Burning Cane,” an Array release currently playing on Netflix.

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Harlem Stage, other Harlem orgs launch Harlem DocFest

In an interview with the AmNews, Monique Martin, director of programming at performing arts center Harlem Stage, declared, ”We are in a renaissance now.

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The annual BET 2019 Soul Train Awards lit again

The candidates are getting a clearer indication of where the votes are going to go regarding the selection of the adversary against the reigning president of The United States...

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Brooklyn’s hosts celebrate Signature Kente Fest Brunch

Downtown Brooklyn was the location for the Signature Kente Fest Brunch and Akwaaba Reception & Networking co-sponsored by Jerry Kobe Adinkra, host of the “Good Morning Diaspora Radio Show,” and the Chamber Coalition.

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Overpolicing in the MTA

Crackdowns on turnstile jumping, arrests of food vendors and officers attacking civilians.

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Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #145

Once again the nation’s Dreamers are confronted with a nightmare.

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WBAI back on air with local control

“We are back unapologetically with more radical, cutting-edge programming,” WBAI radio (99.5FM) General Manager Berthold Reimers said at press time this week.

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URBAN AGENDA - NYCHA Dilemma: Moving ahead by working with communities?

Public housing residents continue to struggle with disastrous living conditions, while the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) is struggling to meet its management responsibilities and address a daunting $32 billion backlog in capital needs over the next decade

Wednesday, November 13

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As arguments begin, civil rights leaders urge Supreme Court to uphold one of the nation’s oldest anti-discrimination statutes

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc.,

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Hate crimes remain at heightened levels, FBI report finds

The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI last year remain at the heightened levels they surged to in 2017, according to statistics released Tuesday by the bureau.

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Impeachment hearings go live with first witnesses

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.

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NYCHA activating emergency heat response plan; 2,400+ units currently without heat or hot water

As the coldest night of the season approached Tuesday, the heat and hot water at the Lincoln houses went out at about 10 a.m.

Tuesday, November 12

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings seeks husband's seat in Congress

The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

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NY, NJ area may get first snow, followed by frigid wind chills

After a balmy start to the week, a cold front will push through the region on Tuesday.

Monday, November 11

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'Shop Black Week' campaign aims to boost support for Black-owned businesses

As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week.

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Woman books NYCHA apartment in Chelsea listed illegally on Airbnb

Boston resident Rachel Valerio thought her $90-a-night Airbnb apartment in New York City was a good deal until...

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The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ to get Congressional gold medals

Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian award in the US.

Sunday, November 10

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Kamala Harris introduced a bill to keep schools open three more hours

US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the traditional workday to reduce the burden of childcare on working families.

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Atatiana Jefferson’s father dies less than a month after his daughter was killed by a police officer

Marquis A. Jefferson, the father of Atatiana Jefferson, died Saturday at the age 59.

Saturday, November 9

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Black News Channel now to launch to a larger viewing audience

Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more than triple its viewing audience.

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‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’

Black girls who have been subject to punitive school policies and practices are at an increased risk of coming into contact with the juvenile and criminal courts and leaving school altogether.

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Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Thursday, November 7

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‘Tina’ is a solid hit!

“Tina” is a solid hit! Writer Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, has created a musical theater masterpiece. Adrienne Warren is a singing POWERHOUSE.

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NYS Supreme Court Judge Crane orders WBAI back on air with local control

At midnight Wednesday, 6th, November, 2019, embattled “progressive” New York radio went back on air with local control, by court order of NYS Supreme Court Judge Melissa Crane.

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Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei shocks all, dominates this year’s marathon

Kenya, a country in East Africa with a population of 49 million plus people, is a leading producer and exporter of tea, coffee and fresh produce.

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Kamworor retakes the title at the TCS NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Kamworor can make a 26.2 mile trek across uneven terrain look like a short fitness run.

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The Knicks find themselves torn between wins and development

The Knicks played their eighth game of this season last night (Wednesday) against the Detroit Pistons on the road.

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Brooklyn is in line for some practice and some camaraderie

The Brooklyn Nets have had three away games so far this season, none consecutive.

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Monroe revs up for NJCAA National Championships

The men’s and women’s cross country squads at Monroe College are heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association cross country national championship meet on Saturday.

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Hunter prepares for the CUNYAC championship

The entire season for Hunter College volleyball has been building toward the upcoming Division III NCAA Tournament.

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The bleak Giants try to avert shrinking against the lowly Jets

The Dallas Cowboys were expected to beat the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Monday night.

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Jets and Giants fans are going through it right now

At the conclusion of Sunday’s afternoon game between the New York Giants and the New York Jets at the facility that they share, MetLife Stadium, a New York team will have either one, two or three wins at the half-way mark of this football season, four wins combined.

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Community Calendar November 7 - November 13

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

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Mini moons for brides and grooms

You don’t have to follow the convention that says you take your honeymoon immediately after the wedding.

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African and Caribbean migrants at the U.S. southern border

Often, when one thinks of migrants trying to enter the U.S. through its Southern border with Mexico, the perception is often that those immigrants are largely from Mexico and Central America, especially nations like Honduras and Guatemala.

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Jamaican officials rocked by U.S. visa cancellations

Jamaica’s political community, both at the government and opposition levels, has been rocked by news that the U.S. entry visas of several of its top officials have been canceled in the past week, leading to speculation that Washington might be using strong arm tactics to force Jamaica to sing to its policy tunes.

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Trinidad and Tobago music legend to perform at Miami Fundriaser

Celebrated Caribbean calypsonian Willard Harris, known onstage as Lord Relator, will be the featured cultural performer at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards Dec. 14 in Miami, Florida.

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‘The Final Word’ on R&B, soul and gospel…perhaps

Let’s harken back a bit, to the month of April—the 19th to be exact.

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Harlem hosts fourth annual Heal the Land Prayer Walk Vigil

Harlem held its fourth annual Heal the Land Prayer Walk Vigil on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

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Father of minor punched by NYPD: ‘My son is still traumatized’

It’s been around two weeks since viral video of a brawl involving NYPD officers and civilians at the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station in Brooklyn showed an officer punch Black 15-year-old Benjamin Marshall.

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Nya Kam: Making candles with love

Nya Kam has dedicated her creative talents to helping others find peace, through her candle line Love Notes.

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Jack O’Dell, an unflinching foe of oppression, dead at 96

Almost a year ago to the day, I featured Jack O’Dell in the classroom column, which was a rare entry since the focus is usually on the deceased.

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NYC Health + Hospitals urges continuity of federal funding for hospital preparedness

NYC Health + Hospitals recently marked the five year anniversary of the treatment and recovery of NYC’s only confirmed Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, and urged federal officials to continue funding for hospital preparedness around Ebola and other special pathogens.

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Bad coppers and good coppers

When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys.

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Bill Pickett, rodeo star of bulldogging fame

Two weeks ago I featured Sarah Jane Woodson Early in this column, a profile prompted by the arrival of Williams Loren Katz’s “The Black West,” the sixth edition of the classic.

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Talking SCHOP! Live your BEST life!

Fine. Oprah might have been the first person to say it but over the past couple of months I have come to know what “living your best life” is really about.

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Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act

I am so sure many of our readers saw the horrifying video of 19-year-old Adrian Napier tackled by close to a dozen NYPD officers with guns drawn on a crowded subway car just because he allegedly skipped the $2.75 subway fare.

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We need steady leadership—not fire-starters—to guide a divided nation

The current state of American politics is eerily reminiscent of the wildfires currently engulfing the State of California.

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We can’t let the administration trick us

This is a time when kids go out and collect goodies from adults. During my coming of age, Halloween was safe. We only got treats, no tricks. We went from door to door with our bags and came home without incident.

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The Harlem vaccine forum

On Saturday, Oct. 19, I gave the keynote address at the Harlem Vaccine Forum hosted by The Riverside Church.

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PSC and CUNY agree to five-year contract

It took long enough, but the Professional Staff Congress finally has a new contract.

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When the American Dream becomes a mall in New Jersey

Has the American Dream become just a mall in New Jersey?

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NCBW 100 Bergen/Passaic Chapter sponsors Teaneck International Film Festival

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW 100) Bergen/Passaic chapter is serving as an opening night sponsor of the Teaneck International Film Festival Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Booker hopes to ban facial recognition technology in public housing

Continuing his questioning of how law enforcement agencies use facial recognition software, New Jersey U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has turned his attention on how public housing is using the software.

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Election Day, locally and abroad, a win for Dems

Election Day became a major day of victories for Democrats in New York City and Democrats around the country giving hope to a possible usurping of the White House.

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African American named city’s Corporation Counsel

James Johnson is named the new Corporation Counsel of New York City. He began his role Monday, Nov. 4, replacing Zachary Carter.

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The Small Business Bootcamp for Women celebrates its 8th anniversary

The Network for Women in Business recently announced the 8th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women taking place Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY.

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Rotary Club for Harlem packages food for local pantries and the Bahamas

The Rotary Club of Harlem hosted its third annual “Food for the Soul” food packaging event uptown.

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Community meeting held in Brooklyn after racist figures appear in window of white homeowner

A community meeting organized by ArtShack Brooklyn was held last weekend at Bedford Academy High School where residents discussed the posting of brown figures in nooses at the home of former ArtShack owner Dany Rose.

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Protest held for assaulted Black teen, Benjamin Marshall

A march and news conference was held in front of the 84th Precinct this past Nov. 4. Advocates protested and marched from Brooklyn’s Jay Street–MetroTech subway station to the 84th Precinct to demand the termination of the NYPD police officer who assaulted 15-year-old Benjamin Marshall Oct. 25.

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Zealous military attacks striking students at famed Ugandan school

As shocking images were viewed around the world of Ugandan police and soldiers beating and gassing students at the renowned Makerere University, President Yoweri Museveni was forced to acknowledge that his security forces were out of control.

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Horoscopes by Ashley’s Aquarian Age: November 7 - November 13

Let us prepare for the bounty that is the holidays by celebrating the full moon in Taurus on the 13th. The sign of Taurus represents all the things that we find valuable.

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Rosewoman, Harlem Jazz, Jerome Jennings, Chucho & Chick

For pianist, composer, educator and arranger Michele Rosewoman, music serves two purposes...

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Celebration of life for legendary actor John Witherspoon

A celebration of life was planned for legendary-comedian actor John Witherspoon on Nov. 5 at the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Mortuary in Los Angeles.

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Artist Genesis Tramaine unveils latest work at BK gallery

Coming straight off the heels of her global debut at Paris Almine Rech Gallery, artist Genesis Tramaine returns home to Brooklyn, with new work entitled “Hebrew Boys: Portals of Faith.”

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More designers of color hit NYFW for SS’20

From Africa, Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.

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L.A.’s luxurious lace looks

At Los Angeles Fashion Week, designer Angel Sanchez stood out with a sophisticated, vampire-inspired collection.

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Book launch and fundraiser in historic Harlem townhouse Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-6 p.m., a book launch and fundraiser will be held for “Toni’s Room: A Poetic Journey to Restoration,”

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‘These men are behind bars...but their voices have to be heard’

“These men are behind bars...but their voices have to be heard,” says Todd “Speech” Thomas about his new documentary “16 Bars” which opens Nov. 8 in New York.

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‘Dolemite’ now on Netflix: one of the best movies streaming!

The comedic genius that is Eddie Murphy drives the new film “Dolemite Is My Name” now playing on Netflix.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is guidepost in HBO’s magnificent ‘The Apollo’

Roger Ross-Williams’ chock full of everything documentary “The Apollo” (now showing on HBO) opens and closes with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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An evening with Masazumi Chaya, keeper of the Ailey flame

On a stage in the jewel box theater at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre headquarters, the vibrant warmth and quick wit of the man who capped a 15-year career performing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with 30 years as the company’s associate artistic director—Masazumi Chaya—charmed and delighted an adoring audience. With host Renee Robinson, herself a former Ailey dancer (1981-2012), the two created a most engaging evening of dance history.

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The Network Journal celebrates Black achievers with elegant ceremony

This past Friday, Oct. 25, The Network Journal honored 40 young, Black changemakers in business; this marked the Network Journal’s 22nd 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards.

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Community comes out to cheer on and support NYC Marathon 2019

Everyone in New York will say that the TCS NYC Marathon is the best 26.2-mile race in the world.

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Black Solidarity Day—Action toward 2020

A New York citywide Unity program held on Black Solidarity Day, Nov. 4, 2019, launched a citywide plan of action to build a political-economic platform for Black Solidarity Day 2020.

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Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #144

Like the election returns after the midterm, there was a lot of recently good news for Democrats and a good dose of disappointment for Trumpism.

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Report: Solitary confinement increased in New York

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union states that the use of solitary confinement has gone up.

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Same as the old boss: De Blasio shows little imagination with new police commissioner

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill abruptly announced his resignation and retirement on Monday.

Wednesday, November 6

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Interactive comprehensive map shows thousands of lynchings throughout American history

In the century following the Civil War, as many as 5,000 people of color were murdered by mobs who believed in the cause of white supremacy.

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Jumaane Williams declares victory in public advocate race

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams declared victory in the election Tuesday night.

Tuesday, November 5

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U.S. Census bureau is hiring

t’s time for that once-every-10-years job opportunity! If you are looking to earn extra income for your household, you may want to consider becoming a U.S. Census worker.

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Here’s the election news you need to know before you head to the polls to vote

People in New York and New Jersey are headed to the polls Tuesday. There will be five questions on the ballot in New York City.

Monday, November 4

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White nationalists seen filming at Emmett Till memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till.

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NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill to step down: sources

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill is expected to announce Monday that he’s leaving the force, police and City Hall sources tell PIX11 News.

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Former police officer gets 12 years in Anthony Hill killing

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked Black man in 2015.

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Private, online therapy could be best choice when help is needed

From her virtual private practice in Baton Rouge, Shameka Mitchell Williams (SW) helps people who are overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted.

Sunday, November 3

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In Memoriam: Dr. William Loren Katz

It was about two weeks after I had cited Dr. William Loren Katz in my column in this paper that I learned of his death.

Saturday, November 2

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‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson turns 101

Katherine Johnson, one of the African American women whose stories received global attention in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie, “Hidden Figures,” has turned 101.

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Beto O’Rourke ends presidential campaign

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid.