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‘Partners’ may keep LICH from closing

Patrons of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rooted for the State University of New York to keep the facility fully functioning; they may have gotten their wish.

King would support New York airport service workers

Opinion-editorial

Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

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Bill Maher: Comedian or bigot?

Comedy has many approaches and subjects—leaders, governments, things we don’t understand. In the vein of the latter, I suppose it is understandable to pick on religion.

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City Council member grades reaffirm commitment to advocating for human rights

13 city officials received certificates from the Urban Justice Center on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, April 3. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

NYCHA residents unveil plans to strengthen public housing post-Sandy

Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.

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Dr. Graham: The personification of hard work, good luck and perseverance

“This is a journey that if I had probably mapped it out, I probably would not have believed it would manifest itself in this way,” said Dr. John L. Graham on Wednesday, as he sat in his office overlooking Harlem.

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More grief from the Supreme Court

Once again the Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to our democratic rights by striking down any limitations on campaign contributions.

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‘Atlanta Housewife’ Kandi ties the knot

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker tied the knot in a “Coming to America”-themed ceremony on April 4 at Le Fais Do-Do in Atlanta.

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Roy Hargrove, Aruan Ortiz, Uhadi South Africa

When the trumpeter Roy Hargrove first visited New York City in the 1980s, he was a teenaged young lion who was already impressing his elders.

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Molina, ‘La Tremendita’ and Martin score in ‘Afectos’

Rocio Molina and Rosario Guerrero, aka “La Tremendita,” in “Afectos” at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (March 20) were fiery! Molina’s speedy feet, Guerrero’s spellbinding voice and Pablo Martin’s skillfulness on the standup bass was a great recipe.

Contemplating Alonzo King’s ‘Constellations’

For their New York season at the Joyce Theatre, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet offered the New York premiere of “Constellations” (2012), a melding of opera, lights and dance.

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Ailey family mourns loss of Calvin Hunt

The Ailey family is mourning the passing of one of the giants of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Calvin Hunt, remembered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey Board of Trustees as “our beloved senior director of performance and production.”

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Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday with Paul Simon

Legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is celebrating his 75th birthday with a blowout tour, including two nights at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Masekela’s close friends Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte.

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Mobb Deep makes a stunning return

Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.”

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‘Year of James Baldwin’ opens in grand style

James Baldwin would have been 90 this year, and he does, indeed, live on. “The Year of James Baldwin,” a festival spanning 14 months at various venues, is packed with programming celebrating his treasured gifts to us.

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Tyson, Holyfield and, oh yeah, filmmakers Lee Daniels and Ron Howard at Tribeca

“Those who can’t, teach; and those who can, do.” So goes the antiquated notion that is often applied to the arts.

How to get into the film biz!

Harlem Commonwealth Counsel (HCC) will start its five-week production assistant and digital production trainee program this week.

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‘Raisin’ gets its time in the sun again

To begin with, you’ve got Lorraine Hansberry’s great work, a Tony Award-winning play that became the first play written by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.

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‘Raisin’ is riveting!

“A Raisin in the Sun” is superb! This production is powerful! There is such raw, real and passionate emotion. Lorraine Hansberry truly gave life to the struggles of Black families and the relationship dynamics that exist in the Black family.

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Jamaican judge rules homeless LGBT youths can live in sewers

A judge in Jamaica recently ruled that the country’s homeless LGBT youths, thrown out of their homes by relatives, have the right to live in sewers and gullies, published reports say.

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