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Malcolm X Day 2018

The immeasurable legacy of Black nationalist icon Malcolm X will be commemorated this weekend with several local events, in recognition of his 93rd birthday.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: May 17 - May 23

Gala over here, gala over there, tis the season for galas everywhere. Where better for The Black Institute to hold its eighth annual Justice for All Ball than at the Schomburg Center, where this year, The Black Institute honored the New York Amsterdam News’ very own Elinor Tatum with the Knowledge Award.

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Justice for All ball at the Schomberg

The Black Institute hosted their eighth mega Justice for All Ball honoring five warriors of justice, including Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief Elinor Tatum, Mysonne “The General,” Kevinee Gilmore, Gloria Middleton and Lew Zuchman, as forces to be reckoned with.

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The New Edition saga continues

Big business meets broadcasting this week as television networks present their new primetime schedules for the forthcoming fall seasons at what begins TV Upfronts 2018.

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Thank God, Daddy was a ‘college nigger’

As I prepare to fly to my hometown, Montgomery, Ala., to visit the much-heralded Lynching Memorial, I can’t help but think of my father, Franklyn Watson Taylor Sr., former college professor and administrator, and my half-brother, Franklyn Watson Taylor Jr., who were almost lynched in the 1930s after a car crash that left a white woman dead.  

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Time to end strokes in our lifetime with knowledge and awareness

May is stroke awareness month and a stroke is an emergency. It can happen to anyone, at any time or any age.

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Honor thy mother, each and every day

Out of habit, I was half way down the aisle at the store when I suddenly stopped.

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Let’s end big hotel’s ‘All for us, none for you’ bullying campaign

“All for us, none for you.” This perverted slogan should be the real headline for the big corporate hotel cartel’s multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to mislead New Yorkers about the benefits of home sharing.

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Eleanor McNeal Scott passes on

Former police officer, beloved mother and entrepreneur, Eleanor McNeal Scott died March 31. Her family arranged her funeral at the Memorial Baptist Church in Harlem April 7.

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Stepping out in style

It was a day of pride and pageantry at the sixth annual Harlem Derby

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Slain youth honored with new community center

“The community is feeling elated with the opening of The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center,” said Andre T. Mitchell, executive director of Man Up!, Inc.

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Blair M. Duncan appointed president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Blair M. Duncan was named president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Duncan, who previously served as executive vice president of the organization, takes his new position after Kenneth Knuckles recently announced his retirement from the position after 15 years.

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T.I. posts bail after being arrested trying to enter his gated community

Rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday, May 16 after he was unable to get into his gated neighborhood.

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Mayor de Blasio promises to overhaul how marijuana laws are enforced

New York City will overhaul its marijuana policies in the next 30 days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

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OP-ED: It Takes A Village: Closing the STEAM Gap Requires Early Exposure to Career Choices

We’re all familiar with the popular proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

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Former NYCHA employees talk about alleged mismanagement, retaliation

Former New York City Housing Authority employees concerned about tenants living with lead, mold, asbestos and heating issues spoke out in interviews with PIX11, detailing a years-long culture of mismanagement.

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'Black Panther' Chadwick Boseman returns to Howard University for commencement address

After celebrating the success of back-to-back, global box office hits, Marvel’s “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the school’s 2018 commencement convocation address.

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Discovering the best of Black America in 2018

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is pleased with the continued partnership between the General Motor’s Chevrolet Division and the NNPA to sponsor the 2018 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Scholarship and Fellowship Program.

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Meet the first Black Woman owner and operator of a nationally distributed vodka

Vanessa Braxton is the owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka, a company that offers various unique flavors of handcrafted, gluten-free vodka.

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Ex-NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all counts in corruption retrial

A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

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