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Afro-Peruvian ‘cajon’ to be internationally recognized

The country of Peru has slowly come to recognize a treasure in its midst.

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Serena and Venus called the ‘Williams brothers’

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended for a year for referring to Venus and Serena Williams as the “Williams brothers” and stating that they are “frightening to look at” on a late night talk show.

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Michael Dunn gets life without parole in ‘loud music murder’

After being convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder for the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis for blasting his music in a Florida convenience store’s parking lot, Michael Dunn was sentenced to life without parole last Friday.

Casino license will be a true test for New York on its MWBE commitment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shown a strong commitment to the idea of strengthening MWBEs in New York, but the true test will be whether the governor’s gaming commission awards one of the four casino licenses to the only MWBE proposal.

Wise investment to protect human services

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that his agencies would hold spending at current levels despite a record budget surplus.

Barack W. Obama

This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats and all other flavors of Obama followers.

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Mother-daughter duo: Sisters Building Sisters

Rosalyn McIntosh and Nyasha Adams Rivera are the mother and daughter co-founders of Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sisters Building Sisters is a nonprofit organization focused on uplifting, encouraging and motivating women.

MetroBriefs October 30- November 5

UNITED CLERGY CAUCUS AND NAACP HOST ‘GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY’

Brooklyn DA promises to protect Coney Island

“I am determined to come to Coney Island and protect you.”

City Council passes bills to ignore some requests to detain immigrants

New York City will soon start rejecting some requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants for deportation, except in limited circumstances, under a package of bills the City Council passed overwhelmingly last week.

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Alicia Keys throws annual NYC gala

Songstress Alicia Keys is the co-founder and global ambassador of an organization that brings aid and awareness to AIDS victims in Africa.

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T.I. defends Rayven-Simone on ‘Larry King Now’

Actress Rayven-Simone found herself in the middle of a controversy when she expressed that she did not want to be considered African-American.

Halle Berry launches lingerie line

The term “ladies night” has been redefined, thanks to a new group of high-powered female influencers who gathered Oct. 22 for an exclusive evening of conversation, ideation and fun.

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Tips for winter skin

With temperatures dropping, knowing how to protect your skin from the winter weather is a must.

Top fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The fashion world has lost one of its greatest designers. Oscar de la Renta died Oct. 20.

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Dean Moss—not just for entertainment

Dean Moss awakened tales surrounding the life of John Brown, a 19th century white abolitionist, for his multimedia, evening-length work “johnbrown,” which ran Oct. 16 to Oct. 25 at the Kitchen, a long-time home for Moss, who served as curator and advisor to artists there.

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A brief conversation with an icon: Arthur Mitchell

rthur Mitchell, founder of the historic Dance Theater of Harlem and the first Black dancer to become a principal with a major American ballet company, George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, was honored with the 2014 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Apollo Theater Monday, Oct. 20.

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November 2014 Dance Calendar

The 20th anniversary celebration of Complexions Contemporary Ballet is the highlight of this month’s calendar.

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Angélique Kidjo concert will honor the late Miriam Makeba

The internationally renowned singer Angelique Kidjo will be paying tribute to her idol, Miriam Makeba, at Carnegie Hall this coming Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Open Letter #99: Immigration reform now!

Dare non-criminal undocumented immigrants and immigrant advocates get their hopes up one more time?

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