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Man released in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana without charges, authorities said Friday.

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Mall of America hosts first black Santa

For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa.

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Keith Scott killing: Protesters upset over lack of charges

More than two months ago, the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott sparked thousands of protesters into the streets of Charlotte.

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Chicago tops 700 homicides for the year

Chicago has reached another bloody milestone.

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Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan remarks on the passing of ‘El Comandante’ Fidel Castro

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught me that there is a law in nature that whenever a people are deprived of that which God intends for that people to have, such as freedom, justice, equality of opportunity and equal membership in society; the longer the people are deprived, the greater the manifestation of the one who is born out of that longing from a simple woman to answer that need, that cry, that prayer of those deprived who long,” said Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based, world renowned Nation of Islam.

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Innovative sculptor Houston Conwill passes at 69

There is a photo of two iconic African-Americans, Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka, doing a furious version of the jitterbug atop a cosmogram in the atrium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This flat geometric figure created by Houston Conwill is a memorial to Langston Hughes and depicts the rivers he cites in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”

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How Stevie Wonder saved my life and what El Comandante Fidel Castro taught me

In the spring of 1972, this Black single mother left her young son behind to travel to Cuba with the Fifth Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade, an organization that had been founded in 1969 in opposition to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, and one of its specific purposes was challenging the travel restrictions imposed by the United States Government.

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Conrad Lynn, a lawyer for the damned

Attorney Conrad J. Lynn was as much a revolutionary outside the courtroom as he was inside it, and the varied cases he handled over six decades stand as a testament to his legal insight and unyielding conviction. Sometimes it appeared as though Lynn went out of his way to find the most challenging and controversial circumstance to which to bring his wise, resolute counsel.

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Long live the spirit of Fidel Castro!

I was truly saddened to learn of the passing of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Fight for $15 celebrates 4-year anniversary with protests; study shows gains

The movement that led to a reawakening for labor rights let its biggest threat know that they aren’t going anywhere.

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Trump’s pick for education secretary labeled ‘destroyer’ of public education

She’s married to the man whose family started Amway. Her brother helped found Blackwater. Now, she could be the Secretary of Education under the new president.

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Campaign launched in Jersey City promotes small businesses during holiday season

The Jersey City Small Businesses Services along with Mayor Steven Fulop recently launched a citywide, year-round campaign, “Shop Jersey City Buy Local,” to support local and independently owned businesses.

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Demonstrators taking to the streets in Newark against Donald Trump

Saturday, Dec. 3, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a rally and march protesting the election of Donald Trump at noon beginning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark.

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Colorado voters keep slavery clause in state constitution by mistake

Lee McNeil, 72, vowed to fight on in an interview with the AmNews two weeks after election results in the state of Colorado showed that the referendum on the ballot to abolish a loophole in the state’s Constitution that makes slavery a punishment for a crime failed.

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URBAN AGENDA: With Trump as President, Public Housing’s Future is on the Line

What will happen to public housing under soon-to-be President Donald Trump? The answer to this question could have consequences for every single one of the more than half million New Yorkers -- most of them low-income blacks and Latinos – living in 328 public housing developments across the five boroughs, not to mention the hundreds of thousands whose rents are subsidized by Section 8 vouchers.

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Fidel was 'A strong voice for social justice,' a U.N. Secretary-General

(GIN)—U.N. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon extended sympathies to the Cuban people on the passing Friday, Nov. 25, of their longtime president, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who he called “a strong voice for social justice.”

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Survey: Black New Yorkers struggling to save for retirement

Results from a recent survey conducted by AARP New York and Siena College reveal that African-American Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in New York City are unprepared for retirement.

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The New African-American Museum in DC

On a beautiful sunny day during Columbus Day weekend, Washington, D.C.’s skyline was magnificent.

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Spring fashions from New York to Paris

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra’s spring/summer ’17 backdrop was set in a prewar era. It was a time characterized by flourishing art and literature. His spring ’17 collection is inspired by the hidden identities of the females of la Belle Époque. It celebrates the optimism, prosperity and cultural innovations of that prolific time.

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Black institutions matter

In the wake of the stunning outcome of the recent presidential election, I feel a renewed urgency about the existence of an institution such as Medgar Evers College

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