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NAN preparing for annual convention

The National Action Network is hosting its 17th annual National Convention April 8 through April 11 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

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Spring 2015 fashion classes

Design Entrepreneurs NYC has a call out for all designers with their own labels to participate in a free, intensive “min-MBA” program that will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology beginning May 28.

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Praising phenomenal women

Celebrating Women’s History Month, makeup artist Marsha Page, the CEO of Marsha’s Makeovers, is hosting an event that will empower young girls and adolescents. March 31, at Brooklyn Ballroom of Bric Arts Media House, Page presents “A Celebration of Phenomenal Women, Paving the Way for Our Girls.

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Has the disrespect for the president extended to the courts?

How can 104 legal scholars and immigration law instructors be wrong and one judge be right?

US coming down on Caricom for copyright

The U.S. is beginning to crackdown on Caribbean trade bloc countries that have used American television and other programs without respecting copyright issues for decades.

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Comfort Suites Grand Cayman records best year ever

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 19)—The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio continues to gain guest appeal. Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman has recorded its best year since it began operations 14 years ago.

NY teachers continue crusade against Cuomo’s reform proposals

With New York’s teachers and education activists fighting against the governor’s proposals, one group has come back with a proposal of their own.

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No more excuses, confirm Loretta Lynch

Several days after impressing a Senate panel, Loretta Lynch appeared to be a shoo-in to succeed Eric Holder Jr. as U.S. attorney general. But leave it to the mischievous, mean-spirited Republicans to rain on her parade. At least, we hope, only temporarily.

CUNY union releases radio ad talking contract situation

In a new ad titled “Model,” CUNY’s teacher union takes aim at the governor once again regarding their contract situation.

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Wife of Jerame Reid files wrongful death suit

Reports indicate the wife of Jerame Reid is filing a wrongful death suit seeking more than $1 million.

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Howard University students spend spring break cleaning up Newark

Alternative Spring Break project students from Howard University are participating in Mayor Ras Baraka’s Model Neighborhood Initiative cleanup in Newark this week.

Envelope containing cyanide addressed to White House

Monday, according to a story posted on The Intercept, an envelope received at the White House mail screening facility tested positive for cyanide.

The Floyd and Manny show

David Goodson discusses the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for May 2.

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Frustration in Ferguson

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. According to reports, however, after confessing to the shooting, he is now recanting his story.

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Lil’ Kim pays tribute to Biggie

Hot new couple alert! Common and Lupita Nyong'o were photographed together at both this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremonies.

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Haynes at 90; Gloster Project; Vanguard at 80

The young Roy Haynes earned a reputation in his hometown of Roxbury, Mass., before Luis Russell sent him a one-way ticket to join his 18-piece band, which was engaged at Harlem’s Savory Ballroom in 1945.

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Renaissance Health Care Network, Harlem Hospital advisory boards host legislative breakfast

Saturday, March 7, the Renaissance Health Care Network and Harlem Hospital community advisory boards held their Joint Legislative Breakfast at Harlem Hospital Center.

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Jabari Davis brings laughs, life lessons

Growing up in a Black, vegan family in a gang-controlled neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Jabari Davis got a head start on material for his stand-up comedy routines.

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Great voices in Harlem support the Gloster Project

Last summer, the Gloster Project provided three weeks of painting, public speaking, theater and performing arts, and music education to children in Gloster, even including an appearance by actor and activist Danny Glover and other artist friends of the Troupes.

The Cosmopolitan Review 03/19-03/25

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review.

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