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NAN hosts Town Hall on Domestic Violence.

The National Action Network will hosts a town hall discussion on the topic of domestic violence.

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Baba Herman Ferguson makes his transition

Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocios man. But on Thursday Sept 25, 2014 – when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition, there was not one – but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.

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Harlem Fashion Row

The end of summer is a time when leading style makers from disparate parts of the globe assemble in New York City for a series of events known as Fashion Week. Since fashionistas of color are often underrepresented, Harlem Fashion Row was designed in 2007 as a major platform for dressmakers of color.

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Harlem Gets in the Swing

The Harlem Swing Dance Society brings back the lively dance with its weekly swing classes and other events.

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3-D in the Heights

The internet changed the world in the 1990’s. The world is about to change again—this time the revolution will be in 3-D.

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Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

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Rangel’s letter: More minority inclusion in LaGuardia project

In a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation, Rep. Charles Rangel discussed why more minorities need to be included in the LaGuardia Central Terminal Project.

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City agency sponsors annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

The Department of Youth and Community Development co-sponsored the eighth annual “Dads Take Your Child to School” rally and walk in Brooklyn.

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PHOTO GALLERY: 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic

The Black college experience comes to the city as the Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University MSU) football teams play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. at the 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic.

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Remembering Ruby Dee

Fans and celebrities gather to remember late actress Ruby Dee.

Inaugural affair salutes Caribbean transplant

The quarterly event, which salutes Brooklyn residents while highlighting local business establishments that add richly to the fabric and wellbeing of the beloved borough of Brooklyn, salutes exceptional individuals in the areas of business, civic service, arts and entertainment.

Letter No. 94: Immigration reform now!

I endorse the Caucus’ call for you to “act boldly and use all legal means available to provide immediate and temporary relief from deportation to qualified immigrant workers and immigrant families.”

Jamaica Calculates Its Reparations Money

“It also does not include the trauma and pain of the ‘Middle Passage’ journey, punishment, death through execution and the sexploitation which were daily features of the plantation society, both during and after slavery,” said the commission boss, Verene Shepherd. “And it excludes the cost of repatriation. There is no doubt that the punishment meted out to the enslaved people was severe, and this level of suffering must be accounted for in any demand for repair and restorative justice.”

Domestic violence: NFL vs. NYPD

Recently, I watched a video of Ray Rice, then a football player with the Baltimore Ravens, punching and knocking out his fiancee, Janay Palmer. I then recalled watching a video of a Staten Island police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, use an officially banned chokehold to suffocate and murder Eric Garner, a Staten Island resident. I then read a story about Greg Hardy, a member of the Carolina Panthers football club.

Save Our Planet!

All of the world’s 7.2 billion people are impacted by climate change and global warming, and this transcends the issues of race, region and religion.

Students walk out of Newark schools

More than 200 Newark high school students left class last week and marched to Military Park in downtown Newark.

Victims of police violence share their stories at public forum in Newark

Public records document 418 incidents of police misconduct over two and a half years in Newark.

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 9/25 - 10/01

Greetings! The 10th anniversary of Circle of Sisters, the largest expo in New York City, uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color, takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 at the Jacob Javits Center, 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

Fallout continues in Ferguson

In the continuing aftermath of the shooting of unarmed, Black 18-year-old Michael Brown, several issues plague the community of Ferguson, Mo., including a memorial for the teen being set on fire.

Black man killed by police while running away

The two Caucasian cops who killed 22-year-old Darrien Nathaniel Hunt in Saratoga Springs, Utah, Sept. 10 shot him six times from behind.


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