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AmNews Curtain Raiser: 'Kachrewala: Five Cents Each' by Art Shrian Tiwari

Screens at Manhattan Film Festival —April 24

The Manhattan Film Festival—now in its 12th year—unspools from April 18-29, 2018

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AmNews Curtain Raiser: 'BLINDSPOTTING'

Check out the trailer for "BLINDSPOTTER" starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal in select theaters July 20.

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AmNews Curtain Raiser: 'The Real'

On Thursday, April 19th, the ladies of The Real welcome guest co-host Erica Ash. The actress dishes on her new show, Contempt, her recent fan-girl encounter with former First Lady, Michelle Obama and plays a game of “How Do You Plead?”

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AmNews Curtain Raiser: 'Anon' on Netflix

Sal Frieland (Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone’s lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist.

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AmNews Curtain Raiser: 'LIFE OF THE PARTY'

As the competition heated up in round two, college students in our Top 25 Universities across America voted, cheered, and posted a multitude of photos showing their school’s incredible spirit, along with their excitement for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s LIFE OF THE PARTY Premiere Promotion.

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Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Eric Garner’s death

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it’s unclear if top Justice Department officials will be willing to move forward with a case, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

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Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.

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In remembrance, baseball’s annual tribute to the great Jackie Robinson

One of the highlights of the start of the Major League Baseball season is their celebration of Jackie Robinson, the first American Black man to play Major League Baseball, breaking their color line the way other color lines in America, such color lines in education, voting, employment that were imposed upon Black Americans throughout time, have been broken.

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The next Knicks coach should be a long-term hire

Since 2001, the Knicks have had 11 men hold the title of head coach—a few of them tenuously. None moved the franchise beyond the second round of the playoffs.

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It’s Kia power for the Liberty

On WNBA Draft day, the New Liberty brought even more University of Connecticut magic to the lineup by selecting 6-foot guard Kia Nurse with the number 10 pick.

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Las Vegas selects Wilson as its ace in the hole

This is season 22 for the WNBA, so the class of 2018 grew up in a world where women’s professional basketball in the U.S. was part of the game. The realization of a lifelong dream brings anticipation, emotion and a sense of accomplishment.

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The Giants are on the clock as the Draft nears

Between now and next Thursday night’s NFL Draft, which will be held at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants have a potential franchise-altering decision to make.

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Top NBA playoff teams are headed by Black coaches

As soon as the NBA’s regular season concluded last Wednesday, the premeditated firings of head coaches began: First the New York Knicks, then the Orlando Magic, and then, surprisingly, the Atlanta Hawks give permission for their head coach to interview for the vacant Phoenix Suns job.

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San Antonio has a hard time away; Portland at home

The NBA playoffs tipped off in grand style this weekend with the Golden State Warriors versus the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

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Remade Raptors look for postseason redemption

After getting swept 4-0 by the Cleveland Cavaliers last season in their Eastern Conference match up, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri and head coach Dwane Casey were acutely aware that their team needed an upgrade.

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The Links and Alpha Phi Alpha host forum on teen depression

The Metro Manhattan Chapter of The Links, Inc., with support of Harlem Hospital and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, co-hosted a forum in response to the emerging teen depression crisis by providing a safe space for teens and their families to engage on the issue.

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The heart of the problem can be pain pills

Most folks will find their way to a doctor's office or an emergency room when...

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Locked up for no good reason—Journalists in US ICE detention

Often, when Donald Trump and the alt-right’s narrative of illegal immigration, refugees and asylum seekers is told, it is always the same—criminal immigrants, MS 13 gang members and terrorists who want to murder native-born Americans.

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World War II Caribbean nationals worried about deportation

In normal circumstances, a meeting of heads of governments of former British colonies is usually a mundane, scripted, formal affair, but this week’s 2016 edition of the Commonwealth Summit of nations could be different because Caribbean leaders want to raise a very specific issue with Prime Minister Theresa May and senior cabinet officials.

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Miami forum to focus on unity and innovation

The fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, the premier educational forum for Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals, is slated for June 22 to June 24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami.

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