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April Ryan 'angry' about death threats

White House correspondent April Ryan says she’s received death threats from the public since asking press secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House press briefing on Tuesday if President Donald Trump has ever “thought about stepping down.”

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U.S., allies launch airstrikes on Syria in response to chemical weapon attack

The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said Friday.

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What happened to Brandy Odom?

The mother of a woman found dismembered in a Brooklyn park believes the NYPD isn't working as hard to find her daughter's killer because of the color of their skin.

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New lawsuit demands rent refunds for NYCHA tenants left without heat, hot water

A new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday demanded NYCHA provide rent refunds for the 300,000 tenants who were without heat or hot water at some point last winter.

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CARICOM countries urged to help Venezuelans

Several Caribbean Community countries are beginning to sit up and take notice of the increasing numbers of Venezuelan nationals seeking asylum,

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Is Donald Trump running the US, or Fox and the base?

In the past few months, El Trumpeto has gone from insisting that he wants a deal on immigration and DACA to saying no DACA deal whatsoever...

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USVI to expand cruise tourism

With innovative thinking, leadership and continued public-private sector collaboration, the U.S. Virgin Islands has a good opportunity to further develop its cruise tourism sector.

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The taxman cometh

It’s that time of year again—tax season. Most people dread the coming of April 15, when annual taxes are due.

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Gregory Smiley on path to shaping the future

Gregory O. Smiley is making history: he is the first Black campaign manager for a New York State senator and the first for a sitting U.S. senator.

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Spring break in Orlando

Ask anyone under the age of 10 where they want to spend an entire week and they will all say one place—Orlando, Fla.

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Jazz Notes: Cecil Taylor, iconic innovator, dies at 89

Cecil Taylor, the pianist whose music was an intentional sound of revolutionary freedom, died April 5 at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89.

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Dance review: A confluence of ideas

Choreographer David Thomson recently presented his latest work at the new Performance Space New York.

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Docu highlights histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue

While We Are Still Here, a Harlem-based, heritage-preservation organization in collaboration with Truth2Power Films and Jamal Joseph, presents a documentary, “In the Face of What We Remember: Oral Histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue.”

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Composer brings hip-hop elements to new doc ‘United Skates’ at Tribeca Film Fest

Jongnic Bontemps is a gifted composer and it’s his musical composition in the new documentary “United Skates” (by directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) that is causing the strong pre-festival buzz.

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Black Tribeca 2018

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival is full of Black star power, and we’ve compiled a list of everything you should have on your radar for entertainment.

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Jazz: An appreciation

April is Jazz Appreciation Month throughout the world, and the big celebration day is International Jazz Day. Held April 30 and implemented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011, it highlights jazz and the diplomatic role it has played culturally throughout the world.

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New York’s jazz station goes beyond the airwaves

Walking through the halls of public radio jazz station WBGO 88.3 FM, it’s not hard to figure out why the nearly 40-year-old station is a epicenter of the American music genre aiming to keep dedicated jazz aficionados pleased along with getting the ears of new listeners.

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Celebration of the life of Lewis Coffield, June 22, 1918-March 25, 2018

William Lewis Coffield was born June 22, 1918, in Hollywood, Fla., the sixth of nine children born to Benjamin Coffield Sr. and Isabell Sharpe.

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Theater legend Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, 103, passes

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the theater world lost a great light when Gertrude Hadley Jeannette made her transition. Jeannette, who most people knew as the founder, producer, director and one of the playwrights for the H.A.D.L.E.Y. (Harlem Artists Development League Especially for You) Players in Harlem for seven decades, died at the remarkable age of 103.

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Student at center of Howard University financial aid scandal files lawsuit

The man who has been the subject of criticism on social media for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Howard University financial aid scandal is now suing the school for $10 million, according to reports.

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