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Increased Black diversity in the US, New York City

Just recently, the Pew Research Center released a report that said the number of Black immigrants has more than quadrupled since 1980.

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CTH celebrates 15th anniversary

Theater and Harlem luminaries converged on the Apollo Theater Soundstage Monday to mark the 15th anniversary of the Classical Theatre of Harlem with Ty Jones, producing artistic director, and David Roberts, managing director.

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Not good enough: How New York is failing minority businesses

For decades, minority-owned firms have been trying to do business with New York City and New York state governments. And for decades, they’ve been told that, for varying reasons, they’re “just not good enough” to compete.

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A talk with ‘Manos Sucias’ creator Josef Wladyka

During the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, director and screenwriter Josef Wladyka’s “Manos Sucias” won the award for Best New Narrative Director and an Audience Award.

Obama’s dangerous wordplay

As if the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons were not enough, President Barack Obama’s recent interview should prove to everyone just how dangerous the framework agreement announced in Lausanne April 2 really is.

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Select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2015

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From New York to DC, folks set off on #March2Justice

Monday kicked off Justice League NYC’s first March2Justice

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Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy merges academics and activism

This week's Black New Yorker is activist and educator Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

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Mary J. Blige, Spike Lee, technology highlight Tribeca Film Festival 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival is back for its 15th year. The selection of this year’s films is one of the best in recent years. Mary J. Blige’s documentary, “Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions” will screen at the Beacon Theater April 16.

Author Elizabeth Alexander hosts book signing

Professor and author Elizabeth Alexander is hosting a book signing for her memoir, “The Light of the World,” at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

City college student organizations rally in solidarity with 60,000 workers

Various student organizations at the City College of New York rallied in front of the Wille Administration Building Wednesday, advocating for more student services on campus.

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Community bids Dr. Ben farewell

Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Delta Sigma Theta hosts annual book fair

The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is having its annual Black Book Fair Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Medgar Evers College.

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Hillary’s in!

About a minute and half into her online announcement of her presidential bid last Sunday, Hillary Clinton said, “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by, so you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”

To test or not to test: The saga of Common Core

Tuesday marked the beginning of Common Core testing for many elementary and middle school students across New York, but the arrival of Common Core hasn’t come without its detractors.

Participatory budget discussions come down the stretch

Participatory budget week begins in New York City, with residents getting to determine what capital project would most improve their neighborhoods.

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A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was the printed program.

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VIDEO: Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

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The New York Amsterdam News​ Summer Internship Program

We're looking for Editorial, Photography, Web and Social Media interns.

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DUKE’S SUPER FRESHMEN LED THE WAY TO THE TITLE

Duke University’s super freshmen didn’t play like freshmen in the NCAA Final Four championship game.

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