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Bismack Biyombo is having fun, a lot of fun!

The Toronto Raptors’ 6-foot-9 frontcourt force, Bismack Biyombo, flashes what seems to be a perpetual smile when fiercely competing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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OKC—The city shuts down the state

The NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals have, thus far, defied expectations.

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Liberty drop two overtime games

For two games in a row, the New York Liberty held a lead over its opponents for most of the game only to fade in the final minutes and crumble in overtime.

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Visual impairment doesn’t prevent cross-country run

If you want to bring attention to a social cause, take a long scenic run, or a long-distance walk, across the United States of America.

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Fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inducts several favorite locals

The 5th annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner was held at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, Queens last Sunday, April 3, and featured several popular locals.

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Revolutionary Will Reese celebrated in Harlem

Noted activist Will Reese was memorialized at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Harlem May 14, 2016. The well-known communist died in February this year after a four-year battle with cancer.

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Activist James Haughton memorialized at Mount Olivet Baptist Church

Powerhouse of the labor movement Jim Haughton was memorialized at Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church, with friends and family praising his unwavering dedication.

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African-American women have less accurate mammograms

African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented at Touro College Research Day.

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When taste and smell got lost

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, with 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Sen. Kevin Parker hosts 9th annual Prom Dress Giveaway

Saturday, May 14, State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his 9th annual Prom Dress Giveaway at the Samuel J. Tilden High School campus in Brooklyn.

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Benny Carter, the master arranger of big band swing

For a couple of reasons Benny Carter stayed on my mind this week. His memory was first evoked during a discussion of the history of the Apollo Theater.

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‘Ghost Brothers’ investigating paranormal activity

Three friends banded together to travel throughout America and investigate whether ghosts exist. Friday, April 15, Destination America premiered the six-part series, “Ghost Brothers.”

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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 5/26 - 6/01

GBE African Liberation Month 2016 saw the United African Movement present a more than well deserved tribute to its president-founder, legendary court room genius, “Attorney at War,” Alton H. Maddox Jr., featuring, among others, pan-African activist-educator Dr. Leonard Jeffries at their weekly Wednesday forum, 1025 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn N.Y.

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Talking SCHOP! The view from Harlem EatUp! 2016

The second annual Harlem EatUp! festival has come to a close. The Dine Ins have been turned out, The Stroll has been stomped and The Taste has been devoured.

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Great travel necessities to wear, flash, strut and pack

I swear, the tech, clothing, accessory, food and other areas of the product segment of the travel industry keep getting better and better!

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A spiritual reunion between Miles and Trane

Tributes to the music and legacy of Miles Davis and John Coltrane were only feet apart recently at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Kat’s Cafe, ‘Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song’

Last week, while visiting Atlanta, I was introduced to a nice little jazz club on that scene called Kat’s Cafe.

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New talk show for Amber Rose

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that VH1 has slotted a June premiere date for Amber Rose’s new talk show. “The Amber Rose Show” will debut at 11 p.m. Friday, June 17.

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Spring/summer 2017 sketches and fall 2016 designs

On top, there are woven, off-the-shoulder blouses that look quite feminine over peasant and poet-styled blouson skirts.

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Designer launches cosmetic line at show

At Malan Breton’s autumn/winter ’16 presentation for New York Fashion Week, the collection was filled with classic cuts that bordered on sporty styles in functional shapes for a modern lifestyle.

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