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#March2Justice concludes in DC

March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act.

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The Greater NY Links in Philadelphia

The Greater New York chapter and the Philadelphia chapter of the Links commemorated the social activism of the Links founding members in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The Cosmopolitan Review 4/23-4/29

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review.

Touro College of Pharmacy students celebrate residencies

Touro College of Pharmacy students are celebrating their recently announced residency matches at prestigious institutions throughout the United States and its territories.

A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.

Farrakhan praises the unique value of the Black woman

“The value of the Black woman is worth more than the value of the Earth.” This was the message of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national minister for the Nation of Islam, who addressed a national audience of women Saturday, April 18.

Abyssinian hosts a wonderful evening of jazz and reparations

It was fortuitous this past weekend to have Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan’s wake and viewing at the Abyssinian Baptist Church last Thursday right around the corner from the Reparations Summit, convened at the same time by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century at Mother AMEZ Church in Harlem.

Dancehall superstar Konshens embarks on his ‘College Pop Up’ campaign in New York

You know it’s a good day when you receive a notification that there will be a special guest attending your class today, but can you imagine if that person turned out to be dancehall superstar Konshens?

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Jersey rallies for pro-Mumia teacher

“House negroes! All of you! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Let that young lady teach,” bellowed angry octogenarian activist Nat Williams at the apparent smugness and indifference to the community’s overwhelming support for embattled Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga by Orange’s majority African-American Board of Education.

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Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black man in blue

Reading Ginger Adams Otis’ engrossing “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest,” which centers on the ordeal and ultimate success of Wesley Williams to become a fireman, she cited a passage about another African-American pioneer in uniform, Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black policeman.

The stricter the government, the wiser its population

As Justice Department lawyers Friday, April 17 urged the federal appeals court in New Orleans to let President Barack Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration immediately move forward, despite a legal challenge by 26 red states, my aunt called to tell me about the marriage of a 50-year-old immigrant caregiver to her 99-year-old employer.

Largest shareholder plotting to collapse regional island hopper

Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.

St. Lucian resorts switch on for Earth Day

Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts marked Earth Day this past Wednesday by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode solution.

Smart crook versus crooked cop

During the turbulent 1980s and early 1990s, when murder, mayhem and drugs plagued the inner cities, scores of self-made gangsters vied for control of certain neighborhoods.

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Stuck in the middle of a deadly dilemma

Over the past several months, a lot of attention has been focused on killer cops. Every other day, we seem to witness a case of police brutality that ends in murder.

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NJ mourns death of teen basketball star

“Welcome to death avenue” was written on a wall across the street from where a young teen was fatally shot in Paterson, N.J. City officials have since painted over the message that carries a heavy meaning.

Friends remember Freddie Carlos Gray

Freddie Carlos Gray whose age has been misreported in media accounts, died April 19, a week after an arrest by Baltimore police near his home in West Baltimore left Gray with spinal injuries and in critical condition.

‘They are killing Mumia,’ wife charges

Wadiya Jamal, wife of the imprisoned and ailing Mumia Abu-Jamal, was shocked to see photos of her husband. She was even more horrified seeing him in person last Thursday at the SCI Mahanoy.

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Bojan Bogdanovic named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

The NBA named Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Bojan Bogdanovic Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in April.

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LeBron Cavs may be the only hope for the East

The opening week of the NBA playoffs have reaffirmed what the regular season clearly established: The Eastern Conference is demonstratively inferior to the Western Conference from top to bottom.

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