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Kevin Hart on road to recovery

On Sept. 7 in Hartley Park, Main Street Boxing NY held its 10th annual Westchester County Boxing Championships, co-sponsored by the Mount Vernon, N.Y. Recreation Department. Said Mayor Andre Wallace, “As mayor of Mount Vernon I’ve always realized that Mount Vernon has a rich history in sports.

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Jlco & Joy of Jazz, Howard Johnson Concert

From September 12-14, “The South African Songbook: Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy” proudly continues at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (60th Street and Broadway) with special South African guest pianists; the established composer Hilton Schilder and the young gun Bakari Dyer.

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Circle of Sisters

Scenes from the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, hosted by 107.5 WBLS, celebrating and inspiring Black women.

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Loc love at LocFest NYC

The first annual Locfest NYC, which celebrates loc’d hair culture, fashion and history, took place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.

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Global Fashion Collective’s elegant looks for SS ’20

Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, pretty and elegant.

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Four emerging Chinese designers opened NYFW

It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.

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‘Betrayal’ is interesting on Broadway!

The complexity of human relationships is the focus in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on W. 45th Street.

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‘Top Boy’ returns after six years

The cult television show, which has been called “Britain’s answer to ‘The Wire’, was canceled six years ago despite critical acclaim of its real and gritty depiction of street culture in London.

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TCM’s ‘Silent Sundays’ returns with new host

Thanks to filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux and Noble Johnson, University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies professor Jacqueline Stewart says, there was a Black presence in the U.S. film industry from its very beginnings

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Urbanworld Film Fest returns Sept. 18-22

The definition of urban, an adjective, reflects a characteristic of a town or city, “the urban population” according to a Google search. In this spirit—I assume—The Urbanworld Film Festival was so named.

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Amid the devastation in Abaco, Bahamas, the conversation turns to ‘Illegal Immigration’

It’s hard for many to imagine that illegal immigration is also a problem for some Caribbean nations, including the hurricane devastated northwestern Bahamas.

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Bahamas’ neighbors pitch in to help

International aid organizations and authorities in The Bahamas are stepping up the evacuation of people from Grand Bahama and Abaco, which were flattened by a slow-moving Hurricane Dorian in the past week, as authorities prepared islanders for a steep rise in the death toll as searches of the rubble continued.

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Thank you to all the teachers

Millions of children are back in school and the school year has officially begun.

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What we can learn from storms

As Tropic storm Dorian tore through the Bahamas this week, wreaking havoc and causing loss of human life and destruction of property in the billions of dollars, many of us sat transfixed before the spectacle unfolding on our television screen, wondering how nature could have dealt our beloved neighbor such a cruel hand. But the reality is that we should not have been surprised.

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New York’s repeal of the religious exemption to vaccines: what it means for African American families

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Reverend Sharpton’s National Action Network will host the Harlem Vaccine Forum at its 106 West 145th St. headquarters at noon.

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Mental health crisis and police officers, counseling and cops?

Recent incidents of suicides within the NYPD has many people asking, “What is going on? Why are these happening? What can we do about it? What should we do about it? How do we protect our protectors?”

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NY wants ‘gig worker rights’ to travel east

California’s state government’s slated to pass a bill that would make workers of app-based companies like Uber and Lyft full employees of said companies.

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Candis Tolliver named 32BJ’s new political director

Candis Tolliver has spent the past two years with 32BJ SEIU as a senior political director. For her work, the union is promoting her.

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Circle of Sisters great day of unity, entertainment & sisterhood

The 2019 Annual Circle of Sisters EXPO came to a grand closing with nearly 30,000 in attendance at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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Celebrating our beloved grandparents

Forty years ago President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as National Grandparents Day.

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