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West Side on the East Side

West Side Story is back in town at Tato Laviera Theatre on East 123rd street and 2nd Avenue thanks to Harlem Repertory Theatre (HRT)!

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AG wants to take over police killing cases

If New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gets his way, he will be in control of cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police, taking over the duty from district attorneys

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National March Against Police Violence

Memories and images of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley are sure to abound Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Freedom Plaza in the nation’s capital, when the parents and loved ones of these young Black men and boys gather to lead the “National March Against Police Violence.”

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New Yorkers continue to protest Eric Garner decision

“There was no justice, so there will be disruption,” is the rallying cry of outraged New Yorkers and protestors across the nation and as far as Ireland, Hong Kong and Delhi.

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Comedian Buttahman to perform at The Stand NYC

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this weekend at The Stand NYC.

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Leaders In Lipstick take Over

Leaders in Lipstick (LIL) is a new organization on the block that encourages all women to achieve their career goals.

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Say Goodbye to 106 & Park

BET has announced the end of its legendary music video show 106 & Park after December 16.

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Harlem Protestors Speak Out!

Over a thousand protestors gathered on 125th Street and Park Avenue on Thursday evening to demonstrate against police brutality.

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Reporters appear on ARISE News to discuss Eric Garner case

A panel on New York reporters, including Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde, discussed national response to the Eric Garner case on Friday, Dec. 5.

First family supports Small Business Saturday

The first family reportedly took part in Small Business Saturday by heading out to Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose.

HSA and Minton’s present Dr. Glory’s Youth Ensemble

The on-going jazz fable is the music is dying, and it has yet to reach a younger audience. Hopefully, eager enthusiasts will be able to kick six feet of dirt on this mindless concept after venturing into Minton’s to witness the collaboration with the Harlem School of the Arts Dec. 7.

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Black Theater exhibit opens at Interchurch Center

In 2005, Community Works NYC, a nonprofit arts and educational organization with deep roots in Harlem, staged “Harlem Is … Theater,” a path-breaking exhibition exploring the rich history of Black theater in Harlem and beyond.

Holiday looks and highlights

For the holidays, it’s all about glamour and attitude!

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Nas play brings sold-out audience to the Schomburg

Nas is having a big year in media, and he got even more shine this past November with a play inspired by his classic debut album, “Illmatic.”

Fashion Pakistan USA’s designer weekend in NYC

For the holidays, Fashion Pakistan USA celebrated their second year of designer shows.

One love: Marley feted at the Apollo

This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.

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The Iconic Ben Vereen talks ‘Top Five’

Ben Vereen discusses his exciting new role in the upcoming film "Top Five"

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Chris Rock knocks it out with ‘Top Five’

Comedian Chris Rock discusses his new film "Top Five"

Airport workers join fast-food and home-care workers in fight for $15/hour wage

You can add airport workers to the list of service employees fighting for a “living wage.”

Protests dominate Black Friday across the country

In a move that didn’t surprise many, workers and activists around the country used the biggest shopping day of the year to voice their concerns about labor and fair wages.

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