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Columbia celebrates inaugural class from HBCU fellowship program

Nearly two dozen alumni from historically Black colleges recently graduated from Columbia University earning their master’s degrees through a new fellowship by the Ivy League school. And they didn’t pay a dime.

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Toni Parks, like her famous father, was a versatile and accomplished artist

When your father is Gordon Parks, it is easy to understand your hesitancy to pick up the camera, settle behind a piano, or generally pursue any artistic career, given his accomplishments.

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Community Calendar May 17 - May 23

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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Campus workers organize as Janus decision nears

Graduate students on local college campuses continue to organize and fight for better wages and work conditions. In Washington, D.C., however, the U.S. Supreme Court is closer to making a decision that could affect union labor around the country.

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32BJ announces endorsements and praises victorious NJ mayors

The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.

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Hangings around the nation reference America’s shameful past

A probe investigating the hanging of a Black man in Mississippi is closing, according to reports.

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Him and Kim?

The only predicable thing in the Trump universe is to expect the unpredictable, and then hold your breath. Another instance of that uncertainty arrived recently with Trump apparently changing his mind about a few Chinese companies when it comes to tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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Did Trump meet his match in President of Nigeria

Try as he might, President Trump couldn’t land a deal with Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari at their tête-à-tête in Washington last month.

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Black activists step up to the plate against Israel/U.S. aggression

At Amsterdam News press time, there is expectation of further violent clashes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as some 60 demonstrators were killed by Israeli military forces May 14. Rallies were expected in the large West Bank cities in protest of the U. S. relocating its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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Resort ’19 looks in Australia

Last night, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia officially kicked off their Resort ’19 collections with their first show of the season.

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Australian designers are in play for resort ’19

Australian fashion designer Alice McCall’s collection, shown on the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, made a smashing showing at the Resort ’19 shows.

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URBAN AGENDA: Years after Discrimination Lawsuit, FDNY Still Synonymous with Racism and Nepotism

It's no secret that the New York City Fire Department’s rank and file doesn’t resemble the diverse communities they serve.

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Public advocate to run for AG: Won’t seek WFP endorsement

“My name is Letitia James, but my friends call me Tish,” New York City Public Advocate Letitia James said during her speech Wednesday at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #68

We haven’t been asked to join the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary Ben Carson, but we would welcome that opportunity.

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Major changes to pot prosecution policy

Close to 90 percent of those arrested in New York City for marijuana possession in 2017 were Black or Latino. Only 9 percent were white.

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New York wants justice for victims of sex trafficking

Earlier this month survivors of sex trafficking, distinguished faith leaders and advocates against sex trafficking gathered in front of the Harlem State Office building on 125th Street, demanding changes to New York’s current law on sex trafficking.

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Malcolm X Day 2018

The immeasurable legacy of Black nationalist icon Malcolm X will be commemorated this weekend with several local events, in recognition of his 93rd birthday.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: May 17 - May 23

Gala over here, gala over there, tis the season for galas everywhere. Where better for The Black Institute to hold its eighth annual Justice for All Ball than at the Schomburg Center, where this year, The Black Institute honored the New York Amsterdam News’ very own Elinor Tatum with the Knowledge Award.

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Justice for All ball at the Schomberg

The Black Institute hosted their eighth mega Justice for All Ball honoring five warriors of justice, including Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief Elinor Tatum, Mysonne “The General,” Kevinee Gilmore, Gloria Middleton and Lew Zuchman, as forces to be reckoned with.

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The New Edition saga continues

Big business meets broadcasting this week as television networks present their new primetime schedules for the forthcoming fall seasons at what begins TV Upfronts 2018.

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