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Alexander String Quartet to honor composer George Walker: First African American to win Pulitzer for music

In the documentary Quincy, about the life of legendary music producer Quincy Jones, we learn that Jones studied with Nadia Boulanger, considered one of the best classical music instructors in the world.

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Ahh––the aftermath of our Nov. 3, 20/20 elections and coming changes

Times are hard on broadcasters. Mounting competition from the tech giants, non-stop political turmoil, civil unrest, elections, market uncertainty, and of course the COVID-19 pandemic have all swallowed 2020 whole.

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Hoops experience fuels Fleming’s gaming success

With less organized sports taking place, esports/gaming have received much more attention. Earlier this month, some of the nation’s top 2K gamers took part in trials for USA Basketball’s 2020 E-National Team, which will compete in the North and Central America Conference of the FIBA Esports Open II Dec. 19-20.

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Despite a setback, Rider ready for action

The end to the 2019-’20 season was heartbreaking for the women’s basketball team at Rider University in New Jersey, which was poised to make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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James Harden seeks a trade and the Nets are on his short list

The Brooklyn Nets shocked the world in the summer of 2019 by signing then free-agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

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With the Draft behind them, the NBA eyes their start

The Los Angeles Lakers only have a few more weeks to relish winning the NBA championship.

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While Sam Darnold heals, the Jets look beyond this season

A commonly used phrase in sports is, the best ability is availability. Another is, next man up.

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The Giants slowly creep up the NFC East standings

The past 10 months have seen unprecedented times in this country and beyond. Sports has mirrored these doubtful days.

Washington D.C., the murder capital

The 1990s. Unlawful drugs and illegal guns were everywhere. The homicide rate skyrocketed.

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Stephanie McGraw and W.A.R.M bring awareness to domestic violence

This week Stephanie McGraw and her W.A.R.M (We All Really Matter) organization brought awareness to domestic violence against Black women.

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J.J. Rawlings–A charismatic leader and stalwart for Pan Africanism

“A bear of a man with a booming voice.” That’s how some will remember Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings who died Nov. 12 in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, according to local media reports

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Rather than conceding, Trump incites

There were no events on Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 17, but his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is seeking to join the team to stop Pennsylvania from certifying a projected victory of Joe Biden. His request comes in the wake of other lawyers on the lawsuit quitting.

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Obama: Trump’s fraud claims ‘delegitimizing’ democracy

During a recent CBS “60 Minutes” interview former U.S. President Barack Obama stated that many of his successor’s activities while in the Oval Office, including his recent unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, are “delegitimizing” democracy.

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RainbowMe: From startup to BeyGood star

In 2009 Kya Johnson sat alongside her sister, cozied up in a packed North Carolina movie theater.

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CityMD adjusts hours citing overwhelmed employees

Most people in the city can claim exhaustion when it comes to 2020. Frontline workers are at the front of the line with complaints. CityMD employees are no different.

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The other twin pandemic: homelessness and hunger

November 15-22 is National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week and as COVID-19 continues to impact the economy, more people are finding themselves homeless and/or without food while those already destitute prior to the pandemic are worse off.

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The Color of COVID-19

This spring, the entire world watched as New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mental health teams to respond to 911 calls

The 2016 police shooting death of Black 66-year-old Deborah Danner, who was schizophrenic, rang the alarm on how the NYPD handles people with mental illness.

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Will Tyson and Jones be a fite night thriller

Let’s try this a different way. We’ll see if you can guess what the following names have in common. James ‘Buster’ Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

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Airport workers: we need affordable healthcare for Thanksgiving

Frontline airport workers and elected officials took to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 17, pushing for New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do right by them.

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