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First World Alliance co-founder Sister Kefa joins the ancestors

After being hospitalized for the past several months, lifelong activist Sister Kefa Nephthys joined the ancestors last Wednesday, Aug. 12.

A fight with sulfites

Mrs. C, 34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause such allergic reactions, as well as throat irritation.

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Learning to code with the Code Crew

The Code Crew was founded in 2013 by Felicia and Jamal O’Garro, a married couple living in New York City. The Code Crew is a program that provides opportunities for people who are interested in engineering and technology.

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Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland’s first Black mayor

The death of Louis Stokes last week brought back memories of his brother Carl. And because their amazing lives were so often intertwined, it is fitting that this week’s “Classroom” is devoted to Carl, the first African-American mayor of Cleveland.

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Addressing growing health care needs through diversity

With the Affordable Care Act encouraging millions of patients to visit doctors and millions more baby boomers aging into Medicare, a looming physician shortage threatens the future of health care.

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Speed up NYC Safe

The urgency of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “NYC Safe” plan came into sharp relief the other day when a relative of actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death.

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NAACP New Jersey State Conference to hold convention in October

The NAACP New Jersey State Conference is its annual state convention Oct. 9 through 11 in Princeton, N.J., at the Westin Hotel.

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‘Justice or else’:Farrakhan demands economic, social and political action in the face of injustice

Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan demanded that a disaffected Black populace “must redistribute the pain” in the face of systematic and institutionalized racial injustice.

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Blacks being pushed out of New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, America was gripped by images of what was the nation’s costliest natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. However, for Black America, it will remain another moment when the nation once again turned its back on people of color.

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Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim.

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Study: Blacks in multiracial congregations have racial attitudes resembling whites

A new study from Baylor University concluded that the racial attitudes of Blacks in multiracial church congregations resemble those of whites.

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Community Calendar 8/27 - 9/2

Check out this week's events going on around the city

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Fort Lauderdale food shout-outs

I did manage to make it out of town for a week in Fort Lauderdale this summer. The trip was work-related so there was no kicking back, but I managed to squeeze in some good food that is worth a couple of shout-outs.

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Talking SCHOP! Summer’s almost over? Get outta here!

Greetings! I’m writing to you “live” from the beaches of Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island.

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2015’s most and least affordable US travel destinations

I normally don’t think of, or consult, banking institutions when deciding where to embark upon a travel sojourn.

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Fall’s bits and pieces

Fall fashions are showing in a variety of ways. Hair and makeup, as well as the clothes, complete the total look. Emily Saunders, a New York City designer born to British parents, presents the best of both worlds.

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Kids rock for back-to-school

Even though Haddad Brands, a leading children’s apparel and accessories company, focused on top brands such as Nike, Nike SB and Jordan...

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Bad Boys for Life rocking the stage again

When he said, “Ten years from now, we’ll still be on top” on one of hottest single releases, “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems,” from a then-burgeoning label, the listening audience was torn.

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#TakeCareofHarlem goes back to school

Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion welcomed up to 500 kindergarten to grade 12 students and their families, preparing for the new school season

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Dr. Maya Angelou stamp dedication ceremony at African Burial Ground

A special dedication ceremony was held at the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan for the Dr. Maya Angelou Limited Edition Forever Stamp

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