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Justice for Mike Brown - the symphony

Cultured Missourians expecting a quiet night at the symphony were in for something of a shock, to say the least.

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Restoring Marie Laveau’s legacy

Local tattoo artist and illustrator, Scarlet Sinclair, created a full-color portrait of Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo queen of New Orleans, and is donating 50 percent of all print sales directly to the restoration fund for Mlle.

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On the 'A' w/Souleo: 'Hollywood Divas' stars dish on debut season’s drama

TV One’s new reality show follows drama in the lives of black actresses in Hollywood from homelessness to weight challenges.

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VNSNY helping HIV-postive patients

As the fight against HIV continues, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is at the forefront, supporting those living with the virus and helping them better understand their diagnoses to improve their ability to manage symptoms and get the emotional support they need.

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You’ll lose, with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.

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H&M’s layered looks for kids

For fall, layered looks are fashion essentials for children. H&M has some cozy separates, including chunky knits with puffy coats and pom-pom hats, that look adorable on children.

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Grand designs and Renaissance tapestry on view at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th century Netherlandish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550).

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Ignorance of law no excuse for police?

Like most people, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surrey County, N.C. Sheriff’s office believed driving with a broken taillight is against the law.

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The Ebola crisis: A test case for enlightened self-interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if you’re humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening, to say the least.

Mayor de Blasio defends wife’s chief of staff

It seems that no matter where he turns, the Rev. Al Sharpton is besieged by reporters who, despite the current stew involving rape allegations against National Action Network attorney Sanford Rubenstein, the Rachel Noerdlinger story continues to be an issue he can’t avoid.

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Madeline McCray Empowering others around her

Born and raised in Harlem, Madeline McCray is by far the definition of a maverick. Actress, author, life coach and inspirational speaker, McCray has been through a lot, and she is not afraid to share her story.

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Apollo Theater presents 'Africa Now! South Africa'

The Apollo Theater, in partnership with the World Music Institute, presents “Africa Now! South Africa,” the special third installment of the theater’s annual Africa Now! Festival.

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Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

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Baba Herman Ferguson memorialized in North Carolina

Herman Ferguson, 93, was always known for his signature smile. When he smiled, he made everyone else smile. But this past Saturday, there were more tears than smiles.

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Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

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Mutulu Shakur up for parole

After being a political prisoner of war for nearly three decades, Dr. Mutulu Shakur was considered for parole by a California Victorville Federal Correctional Facility board Aug. 12.

Mugabe: We would love to see South Africa take the lead

During a recent two-week trip to China, Robert Mugabe, the anti-imperialist president of Zimbabwe, addressed a seminar in Beijing where various African diplomats were present, taking the opportunity to challenge Caucasians in South Africa, suggesting that they are responsible for placing the country in a compromising position.

Eva’s charter school scheme

Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.

SUNY adopts Cuomo’s proposed sexual assault policy

The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.

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Dr. Austin Curtis, who assisted Dr. George Washington Carver

Students and teachers of African-American history are most assuredly aware of the work of the eminent Dr. George Washington Carver, but they are probably less informed about his able assistant, Dr. Austin Curtis Jr.

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