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How to recognize and avoid college scholarship scams

Average college costs have doubled in the past two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

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Hypertension, obesity and diabetes equals metabolic syndrome

Some folks just have hypertension with normal cholesterol levels and are not obese. Others might have high cholesterol but no hypertension or obesity.

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Jack Whitten, sculptor, painter who released spirits

When it came to my attention that a fresh body of sculpture by Jack Whitten was slated for the Met Breuer, I hastened there, although the exhibit is scheduled to stand until Dec. 2.

When an immigrant is murdered: Botham Shem Jean and Donald Trump’s double standard

By now many have heard the sad case of another Black man shot by a U.S. police officer, this time an upstanding legal Caribbean immigrant with a stellar future ahead of him and from an upstanding family.

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Community Calendar September 13 - September 19

Greetings! This year’s Emmy Awards made history with all four guest actor categories going to African-American artists.

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Florida Supreme Court knocks Amendment 8 off November ballot

Florida’s State Supreme Court struck an amendment from the ballot for misleading voters about its true nature.

More CARICOM countries easing marijuana laws, penalties

In recent weeks, several members of the 15-nation CARICOM have made progressive moves to soften legislation dealing with marijuana use for various purposes in the wake of an edict from leaders for the region to review the regional approach to the issue.

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Fall in love with ‘Head Over Heels’

Hurry to the Hudson Theatre and fall in love with “Head Over Heels!”

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UPOA accuses city of discrimination, demands payroll records

The union representing probation officers has demanded that the city hand over payroll records and has accused officials of discrimination

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How we can flip the script

In less than two months, voters across the country can begin to lead our nation out of the nightmare of the Trump administration. We would not be exaggerating to call the Nov. 6 election one of the most critical in generations.

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Embrace change

Today is Election Day and change is in the air.

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Author of ‘Decolonial Daughter’ discusses motherhood, racism and her letters to her European son

The book is a collection of searingly honest and historical notes and letters to her son, who had never experienced American or Trinidadian Black life.

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Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-16 at five locations.

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Weekly protest in Newark honors Colin Kaepernick

Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.

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‘I Am Not a Witch’ debuts from Zambian-born director Rungano Nyoni

Throughout history, for intelligent women with a strong will and a desire to have the most out of life, these qualities alone have been enough to brand them as “witches.”

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White cop fatally shoots Black man after entering wrong apartment

Outrage continues in Texas over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man who was sitting in his home when a white officer entered and fatally shot him.

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Fall food at Empire City Casino

Summer is gone and Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy fall.

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Talking SCHOP! Virginia Is for (food and wine) Lovers

I might not have gotten away as much as I wanted to over the summer, but I was damned if I would let Labor Day Weekend pass with me in the city.

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Romantic fall getaways

There’s something about the changing of the seasons that can make you sentimental. The brilliant colors of the leaves, the chill in the air, it’s all inspiration for cuddling.

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Africa's critics see dark side to China's "charitable" loans

There are two sides to every coin and two widely opposing views on China’s offer of generous loans and grants to African countries announced at the recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing.

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