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Opponents rally against bill designed to keep Hindu government in power

The Trinidad Senate is set to debate a controversial bill this week that the Lower House has already passed, which some say is designed to ensure that the Indo-led People’s Partnership maintains power at general elections due by the last quarter of next year.

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Caribbean Cultural Fest returns to New York

CARIBBEAN CONNECTION

Caribbean music, food, and fun return to Harlem this year when the 2014 Caribbean Cultural Fest: The Kings of Soca event comes to town at month’s end.

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De Blasio rolls out $12.7 m plan to curb gun violence citywide 

Bill de Blasio is now counting on “violence interrupters” to help his administration prevent gun violence in some of the city’s most crime-infested neighborhoods. 

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Family, politicians, community demand justice for police-slain Ramarley Graham

Ramarley Graham’s parents, Constance Malcolm and Francelot Graham, held a rally Wednesday to deliver thousands of petitions demanding U.S. Attorney General Holder and Preet Bharara open a full DOJ investigation.

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MTA giving opportunities to MWBEs

The MTA is making historic moves when it comes to working with certified minority- and women-owned businesses in giving them their fair share of work on projects.

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Get on the Justice Caravan

Saturday, Aug. 23, civil-and human-rights activists will assemble on the other side of the Verrazano Narrow-Bridge, not the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, as marchers did in 1965

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Unrest continues in Ferguson in the wake of Michael Brown police shooting

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived Wednesday afternoon in Ferguson, Mo., where he met with the city’s leaders, FBI officials and local law enforcement officers and briefly stated what he’d already written earlier in an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Steve McQueen hosts Open Casting Call

Steve McQueen's hosts open casting call this Saturday for an upcoming HBO series.

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Nurturing Harlem’s Tech-Minded Teens

Silicon Harlem has been making big moves since hitting the scene in 2013. But perhaps none of the company’s myriad projects is quite as impressive as their Apps Youth Leadership Academy or AYLA.

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Eric Garner: Grand jury to look into case

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announces that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed in the death of Eric Garner

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Addicted to The Earthman Experience

The Earthman Experience rocked the stage with their addictive afrobeats last Sunday at Harlem Week's 40th Anniversary.

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Where were you for Harlem Week 2014

Harlem Week was in full swing yesterday as music, food and dance poured into the streets. (08/17/2014)

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What you need to know about the Michael Brown case

The latest on the Michael Brown case.

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Brown family: 'He was executed'

An independent autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot six times by police officer Darren Wilson with a fatal shot to the head.

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Cameroon National Ballet visits New York

The Cameroon National Ballet recently came to the city showcasing Africa's rich artistic side.

In the news 8/11 - 8/17, 2014

News summary for the week of 8/1 - 8/17, 2014

Valley Jazz, Jazzmobile, Harlem Awakening, Johnny O’Neal

The Jazz in the Valley Festival, which commences Aug. 17, has an outstanding lineup of musicians to get Big Apple jazzheads out of their city complacency and on the highway or train to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the 14th annual festival in Waryas Park.

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Robin Williams passes

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Comedian Robin Williams died Aug. 11. San Rafael, Calif., Sheriff’s Lieutenant Keith Boyd said that Williams was found suspended with a belt around his neck. He was clothed and rigor mortis had set in. Police said the actor was found by his assistant in a seated position.

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Patti LaBelle joins cast of ‘AHS: Freak Show’

It has been announced that pop-soul music icon Patti LaBelle will join the cast of the popular FX series “American Horror Story.”

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A hilarious franchise in the making

“Let’s Be Cops” is being positioned as the “ultimate buddy cop movie”—except that the leads, Justin Miller (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Ryan O’Malley (Jake Johnson), aren’t cops!

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