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Usher ties the knot

According to several reports, Anthony Anderson’s wife, Alvina, has filed for divorce from the actor after 20 years of marriage.

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BRIC JazzFest, Mixon’s Hot House

With the generational influence of Brooklyn native musicians Cecil Payne, Max Roach and Randy Weston, the keeper of African music and culture, the borough will present its first installment of the BRIC JazzFest.

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Dance calendar October 2015

This month’s calendar begins with a celebration of a New York dance treasure...

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Tribe Called Quest reissue debut album for 25th anniversary 

In the first of a series of reissues, the legendary New York-based hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest  is reissuing their debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the album’s 1990 release. 

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‘The Martian’: Middling entertainment

When an otherwise successful NASA mission to Mars is overtaken by an unexpected and severe storm, the astronauts take off for home, leaving behind a presumed-dead crew member, Mark Watney (Matt Damon).

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Coates, Miranda among winners of MacArthur ‘genius grant’

The 2015 recipients of the MacArthur “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have been announced this week, giving 24 contemporary artists, photographers and writers an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Wesley Snipes is ‘The Player’ for NBC

I’ve always enjoyed connecting with Wesley Snipes. He’s always respectful, fun, informative and, to my understanding, he’s a very loyal man.

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Pope’s strong message

“He’s so loved,” she said of the pope, the first Latin American and Jesuit to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

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Bush’s ‘free stuff’ sparks reaction

Bush’s ‘free stuff’ sparks reaction.

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Farewell to the carpenter

In many ways, the job of the speaker of the House is much like that of a craftsman.

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Professor Ricky Jones knows best

Professor Ricky Jones, who served 13 years behind bars, is receiving the Citizens Against Recidivism Award.

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Bronx Assemblymember Michael A. Blake participated in a State Legislator Briefing with President Barack Obama.


Preserve Our Legacy held it’s annual fundraiser dedicated to sickle cell research at Sofrito in Harlem.


Saturday, Oct. 10, Sankofa Community Empowerment is taking a one-day bus trip down to Washington D.C. to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March Justice or Else! rally.

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Sisters Building Sisters to hold anti-domestic violence rally in East New York

To highlight this horrible reality, Saturday, Oct. 3 at noon, Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn will be spearheading our second annual Walk to End Domestic Violence in East New York and Abroad.

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De Blasio announces $1.6 billion in MWBE awards

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Director Maya Wiley announced Sept. 28 that New York City has awarded over $1.6 billion in contracts to MWBEs in fiscal year 2015.

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Michelle Obama comes to Harlem

First lady Michelle Obama made her way to Harlem Tuesday, Sept. 29 to talk with young girls about the importance of education and her latest campaign to educate millions of girls worldwide.

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All in the family: Boyland’s ex-wife in custody

The ex-wife of disgraced former New York Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. might meet a fate similar to his.

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Fixing police-community relations

At One Centre Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel unveiled a new report from town hall meetings on police.

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A Report We Strongly Endorse

Improving police-community relations has been a topic of conversation for decades, especially in communities of color.

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