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Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Broadway Theater Tony Award nominees

This year has been, without question, the best year for actors, producers, directors and other theatrical professionals of color on Broadway.

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A choice between truth and repose

As the esteemed essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote in an essay titled “Intellect,” “God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please. You can never have both.”

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URBAN AGENDA: Gentrification, Rising Rents and the City’s Changing Housing Landscape

This is interesting, but probably not very surprising: according to a report released last week, the black population in the city’s “gentrifying” communities – places like Central Harlem, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Morrisania, just to name a few -- declined by seven percent from 1990 to 2010.

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Eric Holder delivers commencement address at Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School alum and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is delivers the keynote address at Columbia Law School’s graduation.

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Report: State's 'eviction bonus' largest contributor to rent increases on stabilized apartments

According to a report by the Community Service Society, New York State’s “eviction bonus” is responsible for nearly 50 percent of the citywide total increase in stabilized rents above inflation.

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De Blasio goes to Staten Island town hall

Mayor de Blasio’s first ever town hall meeting on Staten Island was held last month in a gymnasium named after the island’s current Republican Borough President James Oddo.

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Labor dept pushes for Verizon talks

It’s been going on for months, and now the U.S. Department of Labor wants Verizon’s labor issues to come to an end.

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Harlem EatUp! 2016

This year's Harlem EatUp! event bringing out some of the best and brightest from Uptown restaurant scene as well as some new flavors.

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Horoscope: May 19 - May 25

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

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Community Calendar 5/19 - 5/25

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

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The ‘Uberlicious’ Mai Perkins

Mai Perkins in one of the 20,000 Uber drivers taking New Yorkers from point A to point B. She’s combining her love of writing and being an Uber driver with her popular blog “Uberlicious.”

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Our right to know

It is ironic that many New Yorkers are not aware of the Right to Know Act, the legislative package that aims to protect them while promoting communication, transparency and accountability between them and the New York Police Department.

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Ronald Savage, alleged victim of Afrika Bambaataa, speaks to the AmNews

Ronald Savage is a 50-year-old single father of three, who is one of at least four men who have accused hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa (aka Kevin Donovan) of molesting him as a teen. The founder of the world-renowned Universal Zulu Nation has denied all accusations.

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Malcolm X Day 2016 local events

On the 91st anniversary of Malcolm X’s physical birth, this May 19, a variety of events throughout the New York metropolitan area will commemorate the occasion.

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Union chief criticizes Bratton for ‘hypocrisy’

Even as the disconnect between the NYPD and the community doesn’t seem to be improving, recent headlines reveal a new conflict, this time within the department.

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Behind the Photo: Harlem Eat Up! Class of 2016

Last year’s Harlem EatUp!’s first class photo took place in front of a couple of brownstones on 119th Street in homage to Art Kane’s iconic photo, “A Great Day in Harlem.”

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Twitter adds BET CEO to board

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62 years after Brown v. BOE, court orders schools to desegregate

Living on the "other side of the tracks" isn't just a cheap idiom in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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Wendell Pierce bows out as Rutgers University-Newark commencement speaker after arrest

Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend over an incident stemming from a testy exchange over politics, police said.

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AmNews Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum featured on Centric

A new television spot featuring New York Amsterdam News Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum is running on Centric.

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