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Eladia Riggs Bing makes her transition

Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.

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Malala Influences a Generation

Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Sharpton celebrates 60th birthday at First Corinthian Baptist Church

The Rev. Al Sharpton celebreates his 60th birthday with a free gospel concert for the community.

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Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui makes the transition

Famed Pan-Africanist scholar Ali Mazrui has passed away after suffering for several months from a protracted illness.

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Save your sick leave, get your flu shot

Yes, flu season is here again, and it’s important to take precautions to stay healthy this fall, because the flu can leave you seriously sick for up to two weeks!

Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather…

St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called the “Hymn of the Sun.” A verse relating to the sun states, “Be thou praised, O Lord, for all Thy creation, more especially for our brother the sun, who bringeth forth the day and givest light thereby, for he is glorious and splendid in his radiance, and to Thee, most high, he bears similitude.”

CUNY to vote on new campus sexual assault policy

The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college officials failing to investigate alleged cases.

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Dr. Haki Madhubuti discusses Malcolm X at Adelphi University

Over the past months, we have lost such iconic figures from the literary canon as Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka and Ruby Dee, to mention but a few.

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Pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman

Seeing a Black woman with “aviation consultant” under her name on a nightly television news show caught my attention, but the moment was so fleeting that her name never registered, or if it did, I forgot it.

Letter No. 97: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, In less than a month, we will know who will control the U.S. Senate going forward. Will it remain blue or will it turn bloody red?

The Ebola threat and the Caribbean

Some Caribbean community governments are preparing for the possibility of an outbreak of the Ebola virus, knowing full well that a single confirmed case in the region could significantly affect its lifeline tourism industry.

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Caribbean TV producer to receive media award

Caribbean media veteran Lukkee Chong will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange Leadership Award this month in South Florida.

Domestic violence: Moving from bystanders to ‘UpStanders’

It’s time to stop asking why they stayed and start asking what we can do to help.

NYPD leads the way

It’s a bet we here at the AmNews would love to lose. We’re willing to wager that before you’ve finished reading this editorial, somewhere in the nation, an unarmed, nonthreatening Black man will be excessively brutalized, if not killed, by a white law enforcement officer.

Seven charged in death of Paterson girl

Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.

Community leaders continue to demand justice for Abdul Kamal

Last week, the People’s Organization for Progress and local civil rights leaders joined the family of Abdul Kamal at a rally in front of the Essex County prosecutor’s office, demanding justice for the death of the Irvington man, shot and killed by police last November.

Imam Jamil Al-Amin transferred to general population

Reports released last week revealed that political prisoner of war Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown, has been transferred out of solitary confinement to the general population at a new prison location.

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Cornel West arrested in Ferguson

“Moral Monday” began with an act of civil disobedience led by a diverse group of local and national faith leaders, including prominent activist and author Dr. Cornel West.

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Labels: Are you an African-American?

Where are you from? Most are able to answer this question with ease, but some can’t.

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Weaving a tale as therapy

Author Miriam Kelly Ferguson weaves an interesting tale in her debut novel, “Weaver.”

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