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Spring into shapes from the runway

“Every woman, regardless of size and shape, deserves to feel confident, comfortable and gorgeous,” said designer Tadashi Shoji. This belief drives him and his namesake brand. For spring/summer ’17, his romance with the color blue was dramatic.

Tiny Antigua and US at it again

The government of a tiny Eastern Caribbean nation and the mighty United States are at it again over the refusal of the U.S. to comply with a ruling by the World Trade Organization that went in favor of Antigua instead of the U.S.

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Gun justice in America is making a right turn

There are 350 million guns owned by citizens in America, and the majority of the owners are white.

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Fires in Israel could spell danger ahead for America

Thousands of firefighters risked their lives in Israel over the past week as they battled hundreds of fierce wildfires. Neighboring friendly nations, including Croatia, Greece, Jordan, Egypt, Italy, Russia and Turkey, did not hesitate to come to Israel’s aid, sending additional personnel and firefighting aircraft.

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An open letter to Bernie Sanders

As you know, tens of millions of U.S. citizens have been shocked, dismayed and outraged by the election of a rich, racist/sexist/Islamophobic egomaniacal climate-change denier who is arrogantly clueless to the complex world of politics. And there are still tens of millions of U.S. citizens who were not surprised by the election of this type of character because they understood how deeply entwined white supremacy and class is in America—How this race-class dynamic is a central driving force to transform what little democracy exists in late capitalist America into neo-fascism.

New approach to ‘people development’

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is aiming to deliver high quality, affordable training support to its members with a renewed emphasis on “people development.”

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Are you qualified?

Few Americans will ever forget how my mayor, the former mayor of New York City, the People’s Mayor Post 9/11, Rudolph Giuliani, took great pains to shred the résumé of then Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Republican National Convention.

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Self-care using our senses

I am still reeling from the election results, but I have decided to try to find some ways to lift my spirits. There are so many wonderful things around me, and I have decided to use my senses to remind myself to be thankful for all of the major and minor entities in my life.

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Hot 97FM brings up today’s pop, hip-hop and soul artists

Like it or not, comparing is something we as humans do. At its optimum level, it can halt or impede progress and in some cases cloud judgement. Case is point, this past weekend, WQHT-FM HOT 97 hosted the biggest holiday concert of the season: Hot for the Holidays, presented by Boost Mobile, to a capacity-filled Prudential Center.

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Apollo hosts 22nd annual Double Dutch Classic

Double Dutch took over Harlem’s Apollo Theater in an exciting competition this past weekend.

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NYC hosts Applause Africa’s sixth annual African Diaspora Awards

It was like the African Diaspora NAACP Awards. Big contributors to the African Diaspora—doctors, community activists, business folk and artists—were honored at the fabulous event at Florence Gould Hall.

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Activists to Obama: Use Constitution to pardon undocumented with low-level drug offenses

A group of clergy and immigrant justice advocates have called for President Barack Obama to pardon undocumented immigrants with nonviolent, low-level offenses.

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Cosmopolitan Review 12/8 - 12/14

Everybody loves a parade, and the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade continued with the tradition. I can remember going to the parade with my mom when I was just a little girl.

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All roads lead to Philadelphia for Mumia December 9

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned since 1981 for the death of a white policeman, plan to gather in Philadelphia to march and rally for his freedom.

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Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton honored with Thomas E. Dewey medal

Bronx Assistant District Attorney Derek Lynton is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark made the announcement this week

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The Commons Cafe hosts 'Up Love & Resistance' on International Human Rights Day

The Northeast Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War Coalition is holding Up Love & Resistance with a cultural night for International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt and Bond streets in Brooklyn.

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Madelon Delaney Stent passes

Madelon Delany Stent died Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by her family. Madelon Delany was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harlem, the loving daughter of Willetta Smith Delany and Judge Hubert T. Delany, one of the first African-American judges in New York City. She was married to Theodore R. Stent, M.D.

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NYC Congressional members: Do not leave city taxpayers on hook for Trump Tower

Six members of the New York City congressional delegation this week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio asking the state and city to refuse to pay for enhanced security at Trump Tower once President-elect Trump is inaugurated.

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Local reactions to Fidel Castro becoming an ancestor

Many anti-establishment activists were deeply saddened by the news that Cuban freedom fighter and former president, Fidel Castro, had joined the ancestors Friday at 90 years of age.

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Creating a ‘hate-free zone’ in Queens

More than 1,000 people, including Latino immigrants, Muslims and Jews and members of LGBTQ, South Asian, Asian and Black organizations based in Queens, gathered Dec. 2 in Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights to address the different ways communities will be affected by the “policies of hate” when the new presidential administration takes over in January. Many speakers pledged to build “hate-free zones” in Queens, and to build communities that “love and protect each other.”

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