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Nicholas Brothers take flight at the Film Forum

“The Nicholas Brothers defied gravity, they hung in the air and stayed there for a long time. I saw this with my own eyes.”

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‘Queen of Katwe’ opens Urbanworld fest

Director/producer Mira Nair is at a point in her career where every creative and business move resonates on the wavelength of living legend.

New director of communications in U.S. Virgin Islands

As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources.

The Bratton legacy

Among those with reputations deemed “untouchable,” we often think to organized crime figures or mysterious men in smoke-filled rooms.

Making Sense of and Fixing NYC’s Haphazard Commercial Waste System

You’d be forgiven for never having thought about commercial waste collection, but it’s currently one of the least regulated and most dangerous industries in New York City—and it’s about to be turned on its head. 

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Welfare, work and war

Relaxing at home recently, I happened to pick up a copy of the book “Schindler’s List,” which has been sitting on my coffee table since I first read the book back in 1996.

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Officer Pantaleo’s raise raises ire

I am pleased that public outrage and good investigative journalism has resulted in the NYPD “reviewing” overtime pay for officers on modified duty.

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Twin sister speaks of brother’s murder by cop

After being interviewed on several major networks, the Crutcher family, accompanied by the Rev. Al Sharpton, held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the National Action Network in Harlem.

Welcome back David Hollister!

When embarking on a new venture, getting advice from someone accomplished in the field you’re about to enter is a welcomed plus.

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Mugabe Is Right! rally at UN

Organized by the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement, a contingent of approximately 100 grassroots activists converged on the northeast corner of 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue this past Saturday at noon and marched through the streets of Midtown Manhattan in support of African liberation and Robert Mugabe’s efforts to keep Zimbabwe self-sufficient from Western colonial capitalists.

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Architect Vertner W. Tandy, a man of many firsts

From Harlem to up the Hudson River, the creative genius of architect Vertner Woodson Tandy remains on display.

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Community Calendar: September 22 - September 28 2016

Greetings! Remember September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In the United States, 90,000 to 100,000 people­—mainly Blacks or African-American—are affected.

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Rolex Central Park Horse Show to host FREE Family Day

Located at Wollman Rink in Central Park (easily accessible from Fifth Avenue and 60th Street), the Rolex Central Park Horse Show Family Day will welcome kids of all ages.

Cosmopolitan Review: Sept. 22 - Sept.28

Ushering in Fall Fashion Week, and the beginning of the social season, Macy’s presented Fashion’s Front Row 2016 before a sold-out crowd at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.


The Black Institute and the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus is hosting a series of forums on access to credit capital for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

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Assemblywoman Diana Richardson Hosts Civic Minded Meeting in Brooklyn

Assemblywoman Diana Richardson is hosting her joint Civic Minded Meeting Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at MS 61, located at 400 Empire Blvd. in Brooklyn.

13TH Annual Harlem Business Innovation Summit and $1000 Pitchtank Competition

The Harlem Business Alliance leadership, HBA members, elected officials, lenders and entrepreneurs are gathering at the Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion Tuesday, Sept. 27, for Disrupt Harlem 2016 Business Innovation Summit.

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Bronx DA and legal aid clear 355 warrants

It was a breezy fall-like morning last Saturday when Jerome Brown stood in line at the Mount Hope Community Center in the Bronx, waiting for his certificate signifying a clean record.

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Former NYCHA worker accuses the City Council speaker of wanting a ‘Spanish manager’

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito allegedly wanted a “Spanish manager” at Mill Brook Houses in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx, according to a lawsuit.

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Bronx high school has 100 percent of 2016 graduating class enrolled in college

Batting 100 is a rare feat in any field, let alone in academia. Yet, that is exactly what the entire 2016 graduating class at the Bronx’s Theater Arts Production High School accomplished this year.

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