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Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad Brooklyn tribute Thursday

Local activists are preparing to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad this Thursday, Jan. 12, the 69th anniversary of his birthday, at the House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Union leaders positive about Cuomo’s agenda on education and child care

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered the first of his many State of the State addresses in Manhattan this past Monday.

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Women on the march!

More than 100,000 are expected to attend the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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Talking Schop! 2016: Gone but not forgotten, part I

What a year, that 2016! She giveth and taketh away. There are the most evident topics, which don’t need addressing here. Suffice it to say, we shall see what the next four years have in store for us. Let’s just vibrate within the pages of AmNewsFOOD for now.

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Eleuthera—The other Bahamas

When most people think of vacationing in the Bahamas, they think of the over-commercialized—and extremely expensive—Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, or some exclusive cruise ship beach that lacks culture and is nothing more than a place to rack up cheap souvenirs.

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ shine at Golden Globes

Kerry Washington had a party-filled weekend. Jan. 6, the “Scandal” star attended the Obamas’ final soiree at the White House.

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Havana International Jazz Festival

The annual International Jazz Plaza de la Habana attracts musicians from around the world.

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‘I am the child of the dream, that MLK spoke about…’

Grammy Award winner Gordon Chambers is a man of love, a man of God and a songwriter/storyteller with enough life lessons, trials and tribulations and success and glory to make for a great autobiography and motion picture.

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Tupac Shakur inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It has been announced that late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Harlem School of the Arts: A prized Harlem gem

Harlem School of the Arts is a one-of-a-kind institution in Harlem. HSA, which has been around since 1964, is a leading example of arts, community and collective creative forces joining together under one roof.

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‘La La Land,’ a musical for a particular type of movie fan

Musicals are not made for everyone. You need to have a romantic soul and therefore be open to applauding the effort, no matter how strained and thready the end product might be.

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Schomburg hosts fifth annual Black Comic Book Fest Jan. 13-14

Rapidly becoming one of the most highly anticipated yearly family events for many, the Black Comic Book Festival returns to the Schomburg Jan. 13 and 14.

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Brooklyn’s down to small victories, teachable moments

It’s been a hard, competitive month of basketball in terms of scheduling and the teams on their schedule for the Brooklyn Nets. 

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The Knicks have bigger issues than Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose will return to game action at Madison Square Garden tonight (Thursday) for the first time since his abrupt and brief exit from the Knicks on Monday. Ironically, he will face his former team, the Chicago Bulls.

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Starr Andrews aims to shine on the ice

When a YouTube video posted when you were nine has received more than 44 million views, what’s next? For figure skater Starr Andrews, the answer is the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that begin Jan. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.

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The road to the Super Bowl gets amped this weekend

The AFC and NFC postseason games get amped up this weekend—division games, the second round of competition on the road to the Super Bowl Feb. 5.

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After a quick playoff exit, the Giants look towards next season

The New York Giants’ first playoff appearance in five years was short-lived. The Green Bay Packers dismissed the Giants by 38-13 at Lambeau Field last Sunday in what was the NFL’s marquee matchup on the opening weekend of the playoffs.

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NBA ref report has merits, but not enough

Recently, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was quite vocal about his disapproval of the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report, which analyzes and critiques the calls and officiating of its referees.

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Odell Beckham Jr. and the cult of celebrity

We are living in a culture of celebrity worship. In this culture, personalities such as Kim Kardashian are famous for being famous, and an egomaniacal, reality television star has ascended to the presidency of the United States.

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Black families can bridge the wealth gap by owning a home

From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.

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