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Boogie at Inez’s birthday bash

When Councilwoman Inez Dickens of Harlem gives a birthday bash-cum-fundraiser, you can expect a massive turnout, fabulous food and the sound of backslapping and glad-handing, all of which was present last week at MIST Harlem, and it was a special treat to see the lady of the hour take to the stage and put a boogie to a brand new beat.

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Council members honor African-American ballerina Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland solidified her place in history when she was named the first African-American principal of the American Ballet Theatre in its 75-year history.

Immigrant killers versus police killings of Blacks

During an obviously politically motivated hearing on July 21 by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary titled “Oversight of the Administration’s Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on Public Safety and Honoring the Victims,” Jim Steinle, whose daughter was recently killed by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco, testified.

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Happy belated birthday to the Hon. Tanya Kennedy, who hosted an old fashioned b-day party for herself on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Caricom can approach WTO in rum dispute

A simmering row between rum producers in the Caribbean and the U.S. government over generous tax subsidies it gives to American companies operating in the region has flared again.

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Black Chef Summer Series in Harlem

Monday nights at Harlem’s newest comfort food restaurant, blujeen, just got a little more exciting with the launch of the Black Chef Summer Series (@BlackChefSeries).

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Caribbean tourism growth needs collective strategy

Bill Clegg, a respected hotel industry professional, believes that as the Caribbean tourism industry recovers, its leadership should work more collectively to ensure growth in the region is sustained.

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Patience exhausted, Obama seeks August deadline for end to South Sudan War

President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not reached by Aug. 17.

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Why we need a special prosecutor

Tragic events over the past year have shone a light on one of our nation’s most urgent moral issues—the inequitable and ineffective state of our criminal justice system.

Kenyan leaders warn Obama against promoting gay rights during visit

President Barack Obama was warned by local leaders not to address gay rights prior to visiting his father’s homeland, Kenya, last week because he risked “opening floodgates of evil by supporting LGBT rights.”

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In Belize, paradise found

I'm not going to lie: The voyage to this Belizean island paradise 18 miles off the mainland is not for sissies.

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Local high school students win national science awards

The New York City Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program, one of the most inspiring and important youth programs in America, which plays a major role in the lives of many youths, is under-publicized.

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Harlem Week’s ‘Summer in the City’

Harlem Week remains a summer festival that has something for everyone.

‘Karibu, President Obama’

President Barack Obama was boogieing in Africa.

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Local nonprofit launches pop-up to promote small businesses and fund HBCU scholarships

This Saturday, Aug. 1, a local community service organization is launching a pop-up shop to promote minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as fund scholarships to HBCUs in Harlem at ImageNation Raw Space.

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It’s time to reform Rikers Island

It’s time to reform Rikers Island.

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Harlem Week sports events

Harlem has always held a rich sports history that people within the community gravitate toward.

Ice-T, Coco expecting

After Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Atlanta funeral service, her body will reportedly be flown to New Jersey to be buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston.

Newport Jazz Fest, Regina Carter, Jazz House Kids

Before 1954, Newport, R.I., was a quiet resort town for the rich who loved sunshine, tennis, their sailboats, yachts and, of course, fresh seafood.

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Harlem Week’s technology initiative

With the monthlong celebration of Harlem Week fast approaching, the concentration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and technology initiatives will be an effective group of events that caters to kids and adults.

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