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Forget me not

Early in my childhood, I can still remember a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and a cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.

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Will Trump extend Temporary Protected Status for Haitians?

Mark July 22, 2017, on your calendar. It is the day the 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status granted to qualified Haitian immigrants under the Obama administration will end.

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Jamaican government apologizes to Rastafari community

Earlier this month, a leading Caribbean government took the highly unusual step of publicly apologizing to a section of the population for an atrocity authorities committed on the group when police killed eight of its members and injured several others during the racially sensitive colonial era.

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Sir Royston Hopkin to address excellence at CHIEF conference in Miami

Respected Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin, KCMG, will address the importance of excellence in Caribbean tourism when he delivers the keynote presentation at this year’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum, or CHIEF, set to take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, from June 2 to June 4.

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Our children are loved and missed

The recent disappearances of several girls (and boys) in the D.C. area have been disturbing and troublesome to say the least.

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'When Doves Cry': Remembering Prince

Entertainment writer Flo Anthony pens a tribute to late pop singer Prince.

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Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in Woodland Hills Thursday, KTLA reports.

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Tamika Mallory and Nicole Paultre-Bell host third Black Lives Matter Summit at LaGuardia Community College

Thursday, April 20, 2017, noted civil rights activists Tamika D. Mallory and Nicole Paultre-Bell will be hosting their third Black Lives Matter Summit at LaGuardia Community College.

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Paul Robeson Freedom School to host Dr. Jahi Issa’s Marcus Garvey lecture

Thursday, April 20, 2017, Dr. Jahi Issa will be giving a lecture on the life of Marcus Garvey, sponsored by the Paul Robeson Freedom School.

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Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates contributions of Hank Aaron and raises $800,000 to advance health equity

Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates the generous contributions of Henry “Hank” Aaron—as the Louis C. Vanguard recipient—to the Atlanta health community and allows donors to experience how the school is leading the creation and advancement of health equity during the 10th annual Hugh M. Gloster Society Celebration Thursday, April 13.

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Add Linda Hopkins’ voice to the angelic choir

In one way, Linda Hopkins cannot be considered among our treasured distant ancestors because she died Monday, April 10.

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United Women Firefighters and The Vulcan Society host firefighter-themed festival at St. Mary’s Park

United Women Firefighters and The Vulcan Society Hosted a festival held at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx this past Saturday, April 8, in an effort to bring more diversity to the FDNY. Participants were able to file for the exam as well as participate in a 5K race called “Are You Brave Enough” that mimicked similar obstacles that firefighters face.

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PROFILE: Caran Menardy

Caran Menardy is known throughout Harlem for her colorful hair and appearance, but April 21 she is known for her purple blazer, a white ruffled blouse and a purple Afro wig.

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Students turn out for HBCU fair and summer employment kickoff in East Orange

Hundreds of students came out earlier this month for the annual Summer Work Experience Program Kickoff and HBCU fair to connect local students with Black colleges from across the country.

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Newark Liberty Airport hosts MWBE outreach forum

Newark Liberty International Airport hosted a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Outreach Forum this week, for contractors, vendors and consultants seeking to learn about contracting opportunities for the airport’s $2.4-billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program.

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Justice for All Ball

Some of New York’s biggest and brightest activists will be royally honored May 25, 2017, at the 1199 Penthouse, in Manhattan, by The Black Institute from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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NAN preparing for annual convention

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Harry Belafonte, filmmaker Spike Lee and Sybrina Fulton are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 25th annual National Action Network national convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel April 26-29.

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Tip leads anti-graft SWAT team to upscale Lagos pad and bundles of U.S. cash

Neatly bound bundles of fresh U.S. dollars, Nigerian naira and British pounds totaling more than $50 million were recovered by an anti-graft “swat team” in a raid at the Osborne Towers, a luxury building in an upscale section of Lagos. 

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Raise the Age smoke and mirrors

Al Sharpton called raising the age of criminal responsibility historic; Governor Cuomo called it a legacy achievement. Malcolm might have said, pertaining to raise the age, that we put too much cream in our coffee and are left with something less potent and watered down.

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Massacres in Syria must stop

For the past six years, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has literally been allowed to get away with murder. Two weeks ago, his forces once again gassed their own people to death, including women and children, demonstrating Assad’s complete disregard for the sanctity of human life.

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