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Prince, yeah—sometimes it does purple rain in April

Remembering the legend that is Prince.

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Jail Ain’t No Good Walkathon stirs community

Early in the afternoon Saturday, April 24, men, women and children began a march down Fredrick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, chanting and singing the phrase “Jail ain’t no good!” accompanied by a small police escort.

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Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross ‘Champions of Change’ Public Service Awards honor Eric Holder and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are being presented with Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross “Champions of Change” Public Service Awards at the New York Society of Ethical Culture’s Champions of Change 2016 awards program May 5.

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Muhammad Mosque No. 7 hosts Live Health Is Wealth seminar in Harlem

“You are what you eat,” “Real food doesn’t have ingredients; real food is ingredients” and “Eat your medicine,” are sayings that are making the rounds again as summer approaches.

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Mom of slain teen rallies at Gracie Mansion

Four years after her unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom for allegedly having a gun, Constance Malcolm took her fight for justice to Gracie Mansion Sunday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire the officers involved in the February 2012 shooting.

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Somali-British poet penned verses in 'Lemonade'

Beyonce’s pick for lyrics for her latest production, “Lemonade,” was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage.

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Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of hepatitis C.

Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

Despite the guiding hand of a new president and a massive bailout by the federal government last year, salaries of government workers in most of Nigeria’s 36 states have not been paid, in some cases for as long as nine months.

Rivals settling old scores Imperil Burundi

Like a train without brakes, Burundi is barreling towards a collision of ethnic and political factions, with an alarming number of fatalities already reported among Hutus and Tutsis.

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UniverSoul Circus surpasses expectations

Every year I look forward to UniverSoul Circus returning to New York and it never disappoints.

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Prince the prolific musician/singer/composer dies at 57

Prince, the prolific artist who elevated the genres of funk, R&B, rock, blues and pop to greater explosive heights while implementing salacious sexual lyrics, love desire and political awareness died April 21, at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minn.

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TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR PIONEER OF POPULAR ‘SOUKOUS’ SOUND

Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative.

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‘Lemonade’ is the Black woman power anthem

If Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is the new Black power anthem, then Beyoncé’s entire “Lemonade” album is the new Black women power anthem.

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Haiti elections now set for May

When Jocelerme Privert, the interim president of Haiti, was asked if he was keeping up with the presidential campaign in the U.S., he thought the question was about the election problems in his country.

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Missing James Brown at the Apollo album surfaces

A long-lost gem from the “Godfather of Soul” has been unearthed for the world to hear.

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Prince dead at 57

It’s been a week, but many are still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson after he was found unresponsive in his home in Minnesota.

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Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

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First Lady celebrates College Signing Day in Harlem

Tuesday April 26, 2016, Michelle Obama and many other celebrities came to New York City’s Harlem Armory to celebrate National College Signing Day.

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De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

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