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Sen. Kevin Parker hosts Emergency Preparedness Workshop in Central Brooklyn

Saturday, Feb. 3, State Sen. Kevin Parker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo held an Emergency Preparedness Workshop at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

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‘Between Harlem and Heaven’—An Afro-Asian cookbook

“Nobody ever tells you how much work you have to put in when you are a co-author of a cookbook,” said award-winning chef Joseph Johnson.

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Black women's organizations 'Go Red' in Brooklyn

Last Friday, the Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated held its annual Brooklyn Go Red: Feel the Beat Zumba Party at The Science and Medicine Middle School.

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A new law could mean a new start for New Yorkers

In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car.

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Report: L-Train shutdown plan isn’t enough

A Bus Rapid Transit Planning International report, commissioned by Transportation Alternatives, concluded that the MTA and City Hall’s contingency plan for the L-train shutdown doesn’t suffice.

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Celebrating the life of Gabriel Cariño-Rodriguez

Family and friends paid their respects and reflected on the life of Gabriel Cariño-Rodriguez during two days of going home ceremonies last Friday and Saturday. He joined the ancestors Jan. 17, at 93 years of age, after a brief stay at the Bronx’s Montefiore Hospital.

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From slavery to hair industry millions—Annie Turnbo Malone

In his recently published “Black Fortunes,” Shomari Wills, as the subtitle relates, chronicles the lives of the first six African-Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires

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Community Calendar February 8 - February 14

Check out what's going on around the city this week!

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Olympic gymnast gives insight on Nassar case

Hall of Fame gymnast Wendy Hilliard broke the barrier as the first African-American to represent the United States in rhythmic gymnastics.

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UFT members at Visiting Nurse Service approve new contract

In the age of Donald Trump, unions should celebrate every victory big and small. United Federation of Teachers members at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York have a reason to celebrate.

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NYSUT: DiNapoli’s report shows need to fully fund public schools

According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.

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Have a heart, give a heart

This Valentine’s Day, think outside the traditional chocolate box and shop for a socially good gift for your sweetie!

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Control of public schools transferred back to the city in Newark

Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control.

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War of memos on Trump’s desk

The memo battle is now left for Trump to make the next move.

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Unions and activists set Working People’s Day of Action

The day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has passed, but unions and activists will continue to honor him in February.

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Ghana begins water rationing as shortage grips nation

The state-owned Ghana Water Company Ltd. has announced that because of severe dry winter winds (called harmattan) and the drying up of rivers, water deliveries will be rationed over the coming months while the country awaits the rain.

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Cities to visit during Black History Month

It’s the start of February, which means it’s the start of another Black History Month.

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Basquiat painting on view at Brooklyn Museum

An original Basquiat painting was hung at the Brooklyn Museum Jan. 26. Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting was purchased in an auction at Sotheby’s for $110 million by Yusaku Maezawa, a wealthy Japanese entrepreneur last year.

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February 2018 Dance Calendar

Reggie Wilson is the guest curator for the Danspace Project’s Platform 2018 (Feb. 28-March 24) titled, “Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches and Downtown Dance.”

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PBS documentary profiles African-American business tycoon

It was the business deal heard round the world. Nov. 30, 1987, African-American businessman Reginald F. Lewis purchased international food conglomerate Beatrice Companies for $985 million in the largest ever offshore leveraged buyout.

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