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Channeling KP, Knox turns jeers into unbridled optimism

It was Oct. 9, 2015, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The Knicks were playing their second preseason game facing the Washington Wizards.

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Enigmatic Yoenis Cespedes epitomizes the Mets’ pains

Three years ago, Yoenis Cespesdes, the enigmatic Mets’ left fielder,  was at the beginning of a stretch in his career that would seemingly elevate him to superstar status.

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Four Yankees and a Met will represent New York in baseball’s All-Star Game

Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees’ right fielder, along with teammates Gleyber Torres, their second basemen, and pitchers Luis Severino and Aroldis Chapman, will represent the American League in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game taking place Tuesday in Washington, D.C., in Nationals Park.

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Wherever Owens makes his speech, he can make a difference

Receiving a great deal criticism for doing so, former NFL star receiver Terrell Owens declined the invitation by the NFL Hall of Fame Selection Committee to join the seven other 2018 inductees being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Athletes’ struggles with mental health issues mirror society

This past Friday, former UCLA basketball standout Tyler Honeycutt committed suicide at his residence in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after exchanging gunfire with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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The Harlem Junior Tennis Program works out young kids during the summer

Young tennis players get the opportunity during the week, Monday through Friday in Harlem and in the Bronx, to not only receive specialized instruction in the sport but also receive instruction from dedicated coaches who enjoy teaching as much as they do playing.

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Howard tennis ace Nicole Hutchison working, training in NYC

It’s a grueling schedule for Howard University tennis player Nicole Hutchison, a broadcast journalism major spending her summer in New York doing an internship at NBC Sports in digital, editorial and marketing.

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Talking SCHOP! 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

The 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show, one of New York’s premier food expos, went down the weekend before July 4 at the Jacob Javits Center.

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Surviving an overnight flight

Overnight flights make the most sense if you’re flying quite the distance because they allow you to start your day at the start of the day.

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Bronx street renamed after slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia

One year after the killing of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, family members, law enforcement and the community came together in the Bronx last week to make sure her name will always be remembered.

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Billy Dee returns as Lando in next ‘Star Wars’ installment

According to my sources, Donald Glover felt playing the role of Lando Calrissian in the next “Star Wars” installment was beneath him.

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Schomburg Center hosts event in solidarity with separated families, immigrants

The Langston Hughes Lobby of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was filled with activity on the evening of July 10.

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Beware of the ‘summer slide’

Summer brings the heat and the sun, but it can also affect student grades come the fall.

James Byrd Jr.’s heartless lynching: 20 years later

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of the most heinous hate crimes committed in recent memory: the lynching of a Black man by three Caucasian males in rural Jasper, Texas. James Byrd Jr.’s unprovoked murder made national news headlines, painfully reminding many of America’s racist tyranny.

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Club Harlem, Grant Green Jr., Christian Sands

There was an abundance of Black-owned jazz clubs during the blood-drenched years of segregation, but now, because of that trickle down economy, Black clubs have dwindled drastically in this 21st century of openness, cloaked under smiling faces of eager racism.

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Mary Shadd Cary, journalist, lawyer, educator and abolitionist

In his narrative of the raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, Osborne Anderson, one of the five Black men (and the sole survivor) who rode with John Brown, provides an eyewitness account of the incident, and wrote this toward the end of the book: “From York [Pennsylvania], I wended my way to the Pennsylvania railroad,” Anderson explained after his escape from the battle.

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Puerto Rico’s designers move on sustainable styles

Retazo, a startup company in Puerto Rico’s local fashion industry, has launched a sustainable clothing business for international markets.

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Breezy, cool summer looks

In the swim world, Camp Cove Swim splashed a sleek, sexy collection on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway.

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Let’s embrace loss and live for today

It seems as if I am surrounded by loss, as are so many friends and colleagues around me. As I send words of sympathy and encouragement to the bereaved families, I am reminded that life is a series of moments to treasure, and I must do better at telling the people around me how I feel about them, as well as reflecting the goodness that is inside of me back onto the world.

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What about the innocent children?

Immigration is arguably the most divisive subject in the country at present. With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the current focal point of our nation is the 2,342 children being detained separately from their families.

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