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Harlem Healthy Soul Festival!

The Apollo Theater presented their 2nd annual Harlem Health Soul Festival. A community initiative focused on family health and wellness.

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Buying Wine in Harlem

If you ever wondered where you can find a decent bottle of wine in Harlem we'll have you know that you are not alone.

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A Walk in El Barrio

September 15th marks the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage Month, “El Més de la Hispanidad.” What better way to celebrate than a stroll through El Barrio?

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Spirited Discussion of Police Brutality

A fired up crowd gathered last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a town hall meeting. Harlem residents joined a panel of noted academics and activists to discuss the police presence in communities of color following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Serena, No. 1 in the world, wins sixth US Open title

Serena won her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and sixth overall to go along with winning her 18th Grand Slam championship.S

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Giants' dismal season of 2013 continues with loss to the Lions

A team’s first game of the NFL regular season often triggers an overreaction from fans and media. However, the Giants’ loss to the Detroit Lions on the road Monday night, a 35-14 thorough whipping, perhaps was an ominous indicator of what is to come.

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The Packers can't wait to get their hands on Geno

The opening weekend of the 95th season of the NFL, now heavily overshadowed and marred by the release of Ray Rice’s elevator video, is one of the reasons why their fans love pro football so much.

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Brazile, Hammon and Dunn honored by WNBA

As the Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky prepare to do battle in the WNBA Finals, members of the league, as well as former players and other individuals from women’s sports, gathered in New York City last week for the WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon.

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‘No No: A Dockumentary’ a home run

In 1966, a memorable Western film was released in theaters with a rather interesting title: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Celebrating the physical life of Tunde’ Ra Aleem

Numerous relatives, childhood friends, comrades and spiritual allies packed into the First Corinthians Baptist Church (1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) last Monday morning, Aug. 18, to pay their respects to one of Harlem’s own shining lights, Tunde’ Ra Aleem.

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Talking SCHOP! A Crispo return to fall

It’s back-to-school time for your little and not-so-little ones.

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ICB hosts annual Men and Family Health Expo

As part of its ongoing health initiatives, the International Christian Brotherhood, a faith-based fraternal organization, will host its annual Men’s and Family Health Expo Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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The Apollo presents Harlem Healthy Soul Fest

Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., the Apollo Theater will present its second annual community initiative focused on family wellness: the Harlem Healthy Soul Festival.

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. Hey! What a relief! When you think about it, life is wonderful, and everyone should count their many blessings.

Coalition pushes for disciplinary code reform in city schools


The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York, with the support of 16 City Council members and two state Assembly members, called on the Department of Education and the de Blasio administration to limit punitive discipline practices and promote positive school climates.

Newark celebrates 24 Hours of Peace

When Hakim Green, educator, activist and half of the hip-hop duo Channel Live, was working with a youth organization in Newark, he and then City Councilman Ras Baraka wanted to come up with a way to fuse Baraka’s anti-violence initiative with hip-hop, 24 Hours of Peace was born.

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How the charter school movement threatens public education, disempowers parents and what we can do about it

Young people are supposed to love going to school—a place where educators who understand and support them nurture their full human development into caring, competent and responsible adults.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision...

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It’s time to arrest Michael Brown’s killer

It has been more than month since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

Will Vodery: Musical genius

Few African-American classically trained musicians are as obscure as Will Vodery


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