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Community Calendar 7/1 - 7/7

Greetings! No play could have hoped for a better lead in than the president of the United States himself, Barack Obama, singing its theme at an international news event.

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Talking SCHOP! Boss hog

There’s a relatively new boss in town and just in time to celebrate a long holiday weekend.

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Definitely hotter than July!

July may be hot, but there are a bevy of festivals, cultural events, exhibits and more happening that are turning up the heat as well. Enjoy and stay cool!

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Summer hair and makeup tips

When it comes to hair and makeup, you must define your own beauty.

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Effortless swimwear solutions

When a global designer, super-style maven and beach lover takes to creating a swimwear line, anything goes.

Attorney Richard Mangum joins the ancestors at 69

For activists and reporters during the 1987 Howard Beach murder trial, Richard Mangum was indispensable. His role in the historic trial as part of the prosecution team headed by Special Prosecutor Charles Hynes was as a liaison to the media, which he did with unerring accuracy and sensitivity.

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Rent control: A lifeline for workers

One in 3 New Yorkers worry that they could become homeless.

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Here comes the great annual International African Arts Festival

This coming long weekend will see four days of family-friendly, fun-filled art, culture, and entertainment that’s been celebrating the African Diaspora in Brooklyn, N.Y., since 1971.

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Massachusetts home care workers reach new agreement for living wage

Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.

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Airport workers, elected officials rally around ‘poverty wages’

A different kind of food fair happened in Queens last week.

No- to low-cost preventive sexual health services available

The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call to action to increase the uptake of essential preventive sexual health care services in the African-American community.

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Nightlife

Circled in red on the calendar was the date June 27.

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2015 Young Achievers graduating seniors

Metro-Manhattan Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their 16th Anniversary Graduation Dinner for the class of 2015 Young Achievers.

The Cosmopolitan Review

Hot fun in the summertime. Alas, July is here, my favorite month of the year, when the sun is hot, the breezes are warm and the ocean has finally warmed up enough for you to submerge your whole body—and not just your big toe.

Teenage killing? Enough said

As I drive through African-American communities, I cannot recognize a Boys and Girls Club, after-school programs, Little League baseball and football teams or Sunday school teachers, who make a commitment to teach from September until June.

SUMMIT OF WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT OPENS IN NICARAGUA

June 29 (GIN) Some 270 women from 220 countries gathered in Managua, Nicaragua over the past weekend to launch a political platform that addresses discrimination against people of color.

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East Harlem Block Nursery celebrates two major events

East Harlem Block Nursery No. 2, located in the Abraham Lincoln Housing Development, celebrated its 10th anniversary (2005–2015) at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building.

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For Haiti, relief will come in the long term

Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, taking more than 230,000 lives and displacing over 1 million people, causing a massive housing crisis.

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Happiness is a huge home win for the Liberty

“For me, it was very personal. I’m so happy our team got the win,” said New York Liberty guard Candice Wiggins after the team’s 79-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.

Brooklyn Nets request waivers on Darius Morris

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Darius Morris, Nets General Manager Billy King announced.

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