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Black student accepted to all eight Ivies announces her decision

A Black Long Island high school student receiving offers from all eight Ivy League schools has finally made her choice.

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Moody’s math challenge takes NYC by storm

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge and Mega Math Workshop took New York City by storm as students demonstrated the importance of math.

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Harriet Tubman would want freedom, not gestures

“I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

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Uphold the fallen warriors

It has been immensely encouraging to see the number of young people who have flocked to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign. We are also pleased to witness the impact of Black Lives Matter on a plethora of social and political issues.

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Newark leaders hold rally demanding fair hiring at ports

Leaders in Newark, N.J. took to the streets this week demanding that the Waterfront Commission, the New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen’s Association do more to remedy racial, gender and ethnic inequality in employment at the area ports.

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Two people connected to Flint water crisis are dead

Two separate deaths in Flint, Mich., have a connection to the town’s continuing water crisis.

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Obama and Wilmore—It’s a Black thang!

Saturday evening in the Hilton ballroom in Washington, D.C., from President Obama’s opening remarks to the closing comments by comedian Larry Wilmore during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it was a “Black thang.”

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To Afeni Shakur, a loving revolutionary spirit

Assemblyman Charles Barron reflects on the late Afeni Shakur.

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Great White Way gets a bit of color

Given the prominence and harvest of Tony nominations of “Hamilton” and “Shuffle Along,” the Great White Way is a little bit darker this year.

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Mother's Day tears: Women mourn the lives of their children taken by violence

Mother’s Day may be a commercially contrived premise, but it brings with it a deep sense of sentimentality for many.

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Misty Copeland poised to take flight

This is an amazing time for ballerina Misty Copeland. On May 2, one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, Mattel, launched a Misty Copeland Barbie Doll as part of its “Sheroes” program, honoring female heroes who inspire girls and women “by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities.”

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Twins work together in support of art

Identical twin sisters Karen and Sharon Mackey are on a mission to show the love to artist of color by teaching people how to become art collectors and decorate homes and businesses with fine art.

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Community Calendar 5/5 - 5/11

Check out what's going on around the city this week.

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Horoscope: May 5 - May 11

Find out what that star say about what's in store for your future.

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Talking SCHOP! Everything’s popping up Italian

I have an affinity for all things Mediterranean—the places, the culture, the people and most certainly the food.

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Shirley Horn, an unforgettable voice and superb pianist

Most fans of vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn were probably seduced by her recordings and concert engagements toward the end of her career, with her rendition of “Here’s to Life,” her signature song. But there’s plenty more to Horn’s remarkable journey and legacy that began May 1, 1934 in Washington, D.C., where she was born and raised—and continued to live for most of her life.

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Afrika Bambaataa responds to illicit sex allegations

After last week’s AmNews article regarding several pedophilia allegations made against DJ Afrika Bambaataa, the hip-hop pioneer responded by requesting an opportunity to speak his piece, with his new attorney, Charles Tucker, providing legal advice. Once the opportunity was granted, they attempted to clarify the confusion.

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Janet Jackson pregnant with first child, days before 50th birthday

Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.

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Prince team sought addiction doctor's help, lawyer says

The day before Prince died, his team called an eminent opioid addiction specialist in California seeking urgent help for the singer, an attorney working for the specialist and his son said Wednesday.

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Student says she was targeted for criticism by teacher because she’s Black

A northern California teacher is being accused singling out a student for test criticism because of the color of her skin.

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