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Happy 103rd birthday Ms. Sarah Boyd

In 1945, Sarah Boyd and her husband moved to Harlem, N.Y., and became lifelong residents of this city.

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Celebrating ‘Lasting Legacies’

Rep. Charles Rangel, Dr. Roscoe Brown and former Mayor David Dinkins

The Cosmopolitan Review 11/20-11/26

Button up your overcoats as, once again, the Nordic-like winds are swooping down upon us.

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New Harlem beer didn't come out of the 'Blue'

Sitting with Harlem Blue Founder and President Julian Riley, you get the impression that while he's a novice in the beer game, he might already have a better grip on it than some of his peers.

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Winter coat styles for men

Just in time for this cold weather, Harlem Haberdashery harbors a limited edition leather coat in the 5001 Flavors Collection that’s currently in the store.

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Carmen Marc Valvo celebrates 25th anniversary

Carmen Marc Valvo captivated the audience with a smashing collection for spring-summer 2015. His 25 years in business has been truly amazing.

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‘Brownsville’ captivating, moving theater

Lizan Mitchell opens “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” with one of the most moving, riveting and emotional monologues I have heard in a play in years.

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‘Noah’ experiences racism backlash

The film “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe as the film’s larger-than-life biblical figure, has accrued backlash for failing to cast Black actors in the film.

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Gina Prince- has a sleeper hit with ‘Beyond the Lights’

I was first introduced to Gugu Mbatha-Raw at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood press conference while covering the Oscars in Los Angeles in March.

KKK and their weird PR phase

I have stopped trying to figure out how things are working in the 21st century. Everything is bigger, better, stronger, faster and, unfortunately, dumber.

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500 Men Making a Difference honors 30 impactful women

Saturday, Nov. 15, 500 Men Making a Difference, an organization founded by Wayne Devonish, honored 30 women who have done phenomenal work in the Brooklyn community.

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Experimental drug fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital.

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Kenyan Catholic clerics attack UNICEF's tetanus shot program, seek shutdown

Leaders of Kenya’s Catholic Church are attempting to derail a vaccination campaign that would protect 2.5 million, women from a life-threatening nerve disease.

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President Mugabe visits NYC

A follow-up forum conducted earlier this month by the December 12th Movement at Harlem’s UCLA—the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue—discussed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to New York City a couple months ago, where he addressed the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

East Harlem Tutorial Program breaks ground on $30 million community education center

Wednesday, Nov. 19, East Harlem Tutorial Program, the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, broke ground on the East Harlem Education Center, a $30 million state-of-the-art facility that addresses the desperate need for more quality public education space in the area. East Harlem students will have access to the breadth of the center’s cutting-edge resources, including STEM and robotics labs, wellness facilities, including a gym, and music and performance spaces.

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Valentino Carlotti receives Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy

Valentino D. Carlotti, senior partner and head of the Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., was presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy Saturday, Oct. 11 during a special luncheon ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the 2014 Harvard Black Alumni Weekend.

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Letter No. 102: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Since you can’t say it publicly, I will—those darn Republicans have some nerve!

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Holder’s last session with Caricom

Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was scheduled to meet with his colleagues from the Caribbean trade bloc in idyllic Barbados Wednesday of this week to discuss security and other issues, officials said.

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Paul Brock, Kaye Chong honored in Brooklyn

A pioneering media visionary who gave Black journalists a voice of their own was recognized for his vision and outstanding leadership at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage-sponsored Evenings of Excellence and Caribbean Media Exchange leadership awards ceremony in Brooklyn last week.

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Mayor de Blasio signs law restricting city’s assistance with feds on immigration

Amid a looming congressional battle over the state of immigration reform, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that dramatically limit the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, in addition to evicting the agency from its Rikers Island offices.

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