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Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group’s ‘Citizen’ at BAM/Harvey

It is not surprising that for Reggie Wilson’s latest work, “Citizen,” he begins by directing his audience to keep thinking about these unreasoned times in the Black man’s history.

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Three faces of Fana

The experience begins on the trip to the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, now all of 18 years old but still a hidden gem, run by Artur Aviles (artistic director) and Charles Rice-Gonzalez (executive director), that give emerging artists a platform to show their work. The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space.

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48th NAACP Image Awards nominations announced

Host Anthony Anderson is going to keep the comedy hot and topical Feb. 11 with the NAACP Image Awards, starting with a 90-minute live red carpet pre-show, which is followed by the star-studded, two-hour, live TV special, airing on TV One.

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Say hello to ‘The Bye Bye Man’

It needs some work but it’s a nice house: large rooms and furniture come with it. So the three college students who need a place to live decide to rent it.

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President Obama's last words to America

President Obama departed the Oval Office for the final time Friday, slipping a letter for Donald Trump into the top drawer of his desk and striding toward the Residence.

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Obama tweets final message from White House, announces new website

President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours of head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website.

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Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day

President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.

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8 ways we've changed since the last time we had a new president

It was only eight years ago when President Obama took office, but it seems like a lifetime. Smartphones were a luxury. Donald Trump was a reality TV star.

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Talking SCHOP! 2016: Gone but Not Forgotten, Part II

The second part of 2016 brought a second Pacific Northwest reunion with my bestie Raquel and nephew Spencer! I flew into SeaTac and we headed southwest for a weekend in Tenino and Olympia before returning to Seattle for a week of fun and food.

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Black Sundance January 19 to 29, 2017

This year our annual Hollywood road trip will begin with the famed Sundance Film Festival, one of the most respected film festivals in the world.

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Barack Obama: A true president of sports

Today is Barack Obama’s final full day as president of the United States. His historic election in 2008 as the 44th and first African-American president of this country elicited pride and a sense of self-determination among countless people of color around the world.

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Matt Ryan and the Falcons will fly past the Packers

If 33-year-old Aaron Rodgers has been Superman the past several months, lifting the Green Bay Packers to nine straight wins, the Atlanta Falcons 31-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan has been Batman all season.

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As the season ends, it’s down to chips and bowls

It was the lowest output of scoring by any of the four winning teams Sunday. It was the lowest scoring game of the four played, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to pull off another postseason win to advance to the AFC Championship Sunday against the New England Patriots.

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If it were a 24-minute game, Brooklyn would be OK

The end of the first quarter nears. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets a steal off a DeMar DeRozan turnover. He gets down court with a running dunk.

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Melo is simply a diversion from Jackson’s flaws

Phil Jackson has patently established he is not the smartest guy in the room. The Knicks’ president is unquestionably intelligent, but by persistently channeling his inner Donald Trump, creating diversions in an attempt to deflect attention from the substantive issues that really ail his franchise, Jackson is presenting himself as imprudent and obtuse, and isn’t fooling anyone.

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McNeal steps up for West Point

Playing Division I basketball is a daunting prospect, but that is only one piece of Janae McNeal’s life.

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Why the FDA should think like a surgeon

On a visit to her prenatal physician, Margaret Boeme and her husband received unwelcome news. Their unborn baby had a spinal tumor.

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Eye docs versus ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

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The Inauguration is upon us

In just a few days, thousands of Republicans and Trump supporters will gather in Washington, D.C., to witness the swearing -n of the 45th president.

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More than 60 House Dems to skip inauguration

Many of the Democrats in Congress may not have needed a reason to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration, but his sharp retort to Rep. John Lewis has given them the cover they need.

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