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United Palace honors the Rev. Dr. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter for 50 years of service

The United Palace House of Inspiration honored the Rev. Dr. Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter for her 50 years of stewardship, service and contributions to Reverend Ike Ministries and the greater United Palace community.

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Cosmopolitan Review 5/19 - 5/25

“There is no better [teacher] than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”—Malcolm X.

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South African defense ministry defends hiring of Cuban workers

A growing number of Cuban technicians are working in South Africa, refurbishing infantry combat vehicles and South African Military logistical transport vehicles of the South African National Defense Force.

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Water is life: Links to Helping and healing in Haiti

The 2010 catastrophic earthquake devastated the nation of Haiti. Millions of Haitian citizens were affected by the major structural damage in Port-au-Prince and other settlements in the region. Despite international humanitarian aid, six years later, the people of Haiti are still suffering.

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Memorial service to be held for Afeni Shakur

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.

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Chico Freeman returns, ‘Nina’ the film

Chico Freeman, the tenor saxophonist who has been a creative force in jazz for more than four decades, will return to New York City, where he released his first album “Morning Prayer” (1976), after living in Europe for the past decade.

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The Duke is tops

To capture the majesty and influence of Duke Ellington’s music requires a yearlong activity, each day representing a tenth of his compositions, many of them immortal standards.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a conflict worth seeing!

Although nations around the world appreciate the brave heroics of the Avengers, the leaders from the international community become weary of the collateral loss of innocent lives and the massive property damage resulting from the super heroes’ otherwise effective crime-fighting efforts

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Emmy winner Joe Morton takes the stage as Dick Gregory

Joe Morton, who recently won an Emmy for his portrayal of Eli Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” has returned to the New York stage, playing stand-up comedian and activist Dick Gregory in “Turn Me Loose”

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DanceAfrica 2016: A celebration in movement, rhythm and spirit

This Memorial Day weekend, the 39th annual DanceAfrica celebration promises to fill the Brooklyn Academy of Music and its surrounding community with a dynamic display of dance, music, film, food, fashion and more as it has done since it was founded in 1977 by Baba Chuck Davis, but this time there’s something different.

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Passionate political activist Ramon Jimenez dead at 67

Ramon Jimenez, a voice for the voiceless and an outspoken member of the Green Party, died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 67.

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Free community health fair Saturday, May 21

Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59, in partnership with the I.S. 59 PTA, P.S. 132Q (The Ralph Bunche School), Jamaica YMCA, New York State Sen. Leroy Comrie, Our Brothers Guardian, Inc. and EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, will host the third annual I.S. 59 Community Health and Educational Fair and “The Men Rising” Conference

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Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. People with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted.

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Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook hosts book signing

Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.

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PSC-CUNY votes to authorize strike

They’ve worked without a contract for five years and haven’t had a raise in more than six years. The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have had enough.

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Jackie Carter, an extraordinary publisher of diversity in children’s books

Even many of those with a direct connection to the publishing industry were not aware of author Jackie Carter’s important pioneering role in the promotion and publishing of children’s books, particularly those with an emphasis on racial diversity.

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The political gap today

Many Americans watching the presidential primaries are left wondering what has happened to the nation politically.

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White House chooses Newark for Special Impact Hub program

The White House chose the city of Newark as one of 16 communities to take part in the Special Impact Hub program, aimed at upgrading and expanding community programs (including job, learning, meal and violence reduction programs) for young people this summer and year-round.

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Trumpestilence

Yesterday, Donald Trump insulted the Pope and the Dalai Lama. Not really. But because he’s insulted everybody else, they could very well be on his hit list.

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Clinton edges Sanders in Kentucky, loses in Oregon

No matter whose polls or numbers you consult, Hillary Clinton has outdistanced her opponent thus far in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

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