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No ticker-tape parades for the failing Big Apple teams

The ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes (Broadway in lower Manhattan) for the U.S. women’s soccer team brings to mind the number of sports teams that are here in New York, how often parades have been given for them and the teams that haven’t been eligible.

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Chelsea Greyhounds Junior Olympics-bound

Track and field is a unique sport that has a series of different events, showcasing an individual’s skill set in running, throwing or jumping.

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The 2016 presidential race will be here before we know it.

Let’s face it, summer is more than half over, 2015 is half finished and we will soon see leaves turning and cold fronts coming in.

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It’s time to help our neighbors

Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico are facing the country’s largest economic and fiscal debt crisis in history.

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What the removal of the rebel flag really means

When South Carolina finally removed the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds, the action capped a volatile and often heated debate in the state Legislature (with passions running high on both sides of the issue), as well as in the country.

Celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman (April 1930-July 2015)

The Celebration of triumph for the Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman Sr. at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights Saturday, July 18 was one of epic proportions.

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Wealth building 101: Squirrel something away

The most important concept in business is leverage.

Fantasia heads down the aisle

Does President Barack Obama have Hollywood aspirations once his term ends?

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Salsa Sundays, Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

The swinging bands of salsa flourishing with its big brass sound leaked out into the streets from social clubs to Bronx spots such as the Carlton Terrance and Concourse Plaza to Manhattan’s Corso and Riverside Plaza.

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‘Justice or Else’: Youth gather for panel discussion in preparation for 20th Anniversary of Million Man March

Student Minister Nuri Muhammad warned that Black folks need to be cognizant that the “Blu Klux Klan” is being allowed to terrorize the Black community and that its agenda is clear in terms of containment, brutality and non-accountability.

Revolution Books to open in Harlem

It may take a while before Revolution Books is up and running in Harlem, but last week the launch was announced and it promises to be a real boon for a community without a stand-alone bookstore.

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Emerald Snipes-Garner, reflects on her father’s death and the future

Emerald Snipes-Garner is the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by police, and his widow, Esaw Garner.

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New York productions to be showcased at NBTF

Black theater family, make your plans and get ready to pack your bags this summer.

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DanceBrazil is raw, complex, vibrant

elon Vieira, artistic director of DanceBrazil, better known within the Brazilian dance community as “Maestre” (“Master”), is also the founder and artistic director of the Capoeira Foundation.

Ginny's Supper Club hosts fundraiser for families of S.C. church-shooting victims

Ginny’s Supper Club recently hosted “Harlem Helps: A Benefit for the Families of Mother Emanuel AME Church.”

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HHC Kings County Hospital celebrates opening of farmers market

Kings County Hospital Center and Harvest Home Farmers Market hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its new farmers market, which officially opened July 8.

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Nigerian professor claims drug cures HIV/AIDS

Professor Maduike Ezeibe, instructor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is claiming that he has recently created a new therapy for HIV/AIDS.

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Emotional triggers

Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

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Malcolm X II Phase A tenants celebrate five years of Senior Citizens on Our Minds Day

Harlem resident Jacqueline Gardner is celebrating five years of the annual Senior Citizens On Our Minds Day.

BAMcinematek presents 12th annual Animation Block Party

A single picture is worth a thousand words, so mark your calendars: Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2, it’s the 12th annual Animation Block Party, the East Coast’s premier animation festival, presented by BAMcinematek.

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