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Lena Johnson poised for collegiate and international success

As a teenager growing up in the Atlanta area who was seriously committed to continuing her fencing on the college level, Lena Johnson made an important decision.

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Tony winner Tonya Pinkins takes on directing role with one-act play

When you hear the name Tonya Pinkins, you probably think of the TV actress (she’s most well-known for her role on “All My Children”).

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St. John’s pushes toward postseason

St. John’s University women’s basketball spent last weekend on the road—winning handily against Providence University 71-47 and dropping a tight game to Creighton University 60-67.

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Lincoln and Wings earn top spots in boys AA playoffs

Abraham Lincoln High School of Coney Island and Wings Academy of the South Bronx will head into the 2016-2017 Public School Athletic League playoffs as the top two seeds after their victories in the borough championships this past Saturday at Queens College.

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B Michael’s fall ’17 ready-to-wear

After viewing the big New York Fashion Week shows all over town, it was nice to visit B Michael’s atelier in Manhattan’s Garment District Sunday, Feb. 13, for a more private showing.

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Opulent fur accents for fall/winter 2017 looks

Often the fashion show starts with the audience, and Son Jung Wan’s show was no exception.

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Colgate Women’s Games conclude after weeks of preliminaries

There’s a beauty to track and field that’s not experienced in other sports.

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Silver adeptly leads NBA, Wiggins goes in on WNBA, the All-Star fiasco 

Since assuming the role of NBA commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver has proved to be an exceptional leader of one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet pays tribute to David Bowie

Count on beautiful bodies moving through space as if there is nothing else to do but dance, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the brain-child of co-founders/artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, is a sure bet.

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Revis allegedly knocks two guys out, but there’s no evidence

A year ago at the end of the NFL season, there was an early morning report that LeSean McCoy, running back for the Buffalo Bills, formerly with the Philadelphia Eagles, had been in a fight with policemen who were doing security in an after-hours spot in Philadelphia.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates 48th anniversary

On a recent Sunday, in one of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s spacious, sun-drenched studios in its 152nd Street headquarters, Artistic Director Virginia Johnson beamed as she welcomed a standing-room-only audience to a special Sunday matinee, the celebration of DTH’s 48th anniversary.

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Porter Ray pulls from alchemy and mysticism for new album ‘Watercolor’

Promising young hip-hop artist Porter Ray is releasing his debut album on the Seattle-based record label Sub Pop Records, which is famous for supporting a majority of rock acts such as the popular grunge band, Nirvana.

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Eating red or processed meat can increase colon cancer risk

High intake of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk of certain types of colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Going up yonder from your home

During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls on folks who were going to their eternal rest.

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Cynthia Erivo will take the stage at Oscars Governors Ball

The news that award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo will perform at the Governors Ball immediately after the Oscars Sunday, Feb. 26, was announced at the annual Oscars Governors Ball food preview, which provided a preview of the food, beverages and décor of this year’s Governors Ball.

Donald Trump, talk to El Chapo before building your great border wall

In Donald Trump’s universe, aka his mind, there is no doubt that his “Great Border Wall” will keep out all “bad hombres” from the U.S.—at least at the southern border.

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Lobbying firm to work for Caribbean governments

A Trinidad-based umbrella regional security agency is planning to help governments scrutinize the backgrounds of foreigners applying to become citizens of a string of Caribbean nations that have schemes offering passports and citizenship to expatriates in exchange for investment dollars.

Manny Pacquiao partners with Caribbean hospital

CAYMAN ISLANDS (Feb. 23, 2017)—World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland.

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PBS previews Maya Angelou documentary at Schomburg with Clintons as special guests

“A Rock, A River, A Tree…,” the first words of the poem “On the Pulse of Morning”, were written by actress, dancer, author, professor, activist and poet Maya Angelou. Angelou, who died in 2014, delivered them in front of a crowd of more than three quarters of a million people in Washington, D.C., on a sunny 40-degree day in mid-January 1993.

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Trump administration may be planning to use the National Guard for immigration detainment

The Trump administration may be considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain unauthorized immigrants in 11 states, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

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