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Turks and Caicos resort appoints new GM

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos (March 26)—Seven Stars Resort, located on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, has appointed Wilbert Ashbert Mason as its new general manager.

Teachers’ unions not happy with Cuomo administration’s Dream Act stance

A potential bill that would allow New York undocumented high school graduates to apply for state financial aid for college might be taken out of the governor’s budget.

Officers involved in alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid could face trial

The officers involved in the alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid are looking at a trial as a jury has been set, according to reports.

Mayor Ras Baraka proclaims May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Newark

Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka and local citizens are joining communities around the nation to raise awareness about Americans living with fibromyalgia. Baraka recently proclaimed May 12 “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

McDonald’s workers refuse to get burned again

Growing weary of low pay and bad conditions, McDonald’s workers have filed 28 health and safety complaints against their employer in 19 different cities.

Funding for NYCHA key to city’s future

The New York City affordable housing crisis is likely worse now than ever before. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the average monthly rent in February 2015 for a Manhattan studio apartment is $2,351, and Brooklyn is officially the least affordable housing market in America.

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Blacks, Hispanics a third of New York’s low-income working families

Something that passes the eye test for many continues to have statistics backing it up.A new report published by the Working Poor Families Project reveals that out of the 584,829 working families in New York that were considered low income in 2013, 381,000 (65 percent) were ethnic minorities. Thirty-five percent (203,000) were white.

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Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

Mississippi was the site of one-third of all lynchings that occurred in the United States in 1925 and was the epicenter of some of the nation’s most heinous race crimes.

Kendrick Lamar’s Democrips and Rebloodicans

David Goodson talks "Empire" and Kendrick Lamar's latest album in this week's Nighlife.

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Women in the Pulpit Honored

Thursday, March 12, the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic organized its first ever program “Ain’t I a Leader? Women in the Pulpit,” presented by the Interchurch Center and hosted by its president and executive director, Paula Mayo.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab

According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to a rehab facility over the weekend. Sources close to the family told Entertainment Tonight that she was moved from Emory University Hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater; Trio 3 at Vanguard

During her recent engagement at the Blue Note, it became evident Dee Dee Bridgewater is the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.

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Rihanna named first Black Dior representative

R&B pop music queen Rihanna has been having great success in the fashion and advertising world over the past couple of years. She was hired on as creative director for Puma last year, and now she has been chosen to be the “face of Dior.”

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Home Depot Women's History Month ceremony for women veterans

The Home Depot signature store located on West 23rd Street held its “Appreciation of Our U.S. Women Veterans Ceremony” for Women’s History Month.

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Murphy to play Pryor’s father in biopic 

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has been cast to play the father of the prolific late comedian Richard Pryor. Murphy has been cast among an all-star lineup of actors, including Mike Epps as Pryor, Kate Hudson as Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Pryor, and Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother, Marie Carter. 

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MTA, take a hike

When a fare hike by the MTA went into effect Sunday, the moans from straphangers, particularly those who have been struggling even to pay $2.50 per ride, were louder than the brakes of an A train coming to a halt—that is, if you were lucky to have one arriving at your station on schedule.

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The savage inequality of education must end

The current education debate in Albany has been elevated because of the need to pass a New York state budget by March 31.

The cosmopolitan Review 03/26-04/1

Yvonne Delancy Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review.

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Tune in to season two of Bravo’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Heels’

There are numerous reality TV shows across many networks that star people of color, but Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat and Heels” brings something a bit different to the reality table.

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South Sudan frees hundreds of child fighters, including a 9-year-old girl

South Sudan’s Democratic Army Cobra Faction announced its third release of child soldiers as agreed in a pact with the government signed last May.

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