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Legends who walk among you: The Veldt

Any given day on the Lower East Side, you can find members of The Veldt, a legendary Black psychedelic Brit Pop band who got their start and a major label record deal with Polygram in the ’80s.

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Columbia grad students achieve parental leave and other victories

Columbia University’s graduate students won a major victory last week.

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Contract negotiations begin for New York/New Jersey airport workers

Last Tuesday, approximately 7,000 New York and New Jersey airport workers began negotiations for the first union contract for subcontracted airport workers in the region.

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Report: DC $15 minimum wage would raise wages for 114,000

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute concludes that if phased in by 2020, Washington D.C.’s $15 minimum wage proposal would give 114,000 workers a pay raise.

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Diddy and The Family are back

In 1993 an aspiring music executive established a label that would eventually lay the foundation of a movement that would literally have a global impact. Fashion, multimedia and food/beverage were a few of the industries that were influenced by the kid from Harlem, Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy, with the golden touch.

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Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosts book signing for Smith and Gasby

The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosted a book signing party for Barbara Smith and Dan Gasby in honor of their new book “Before I Forget.” More than 150 people attended the talk and reception Wednesday, May 4.

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United Palace honors the Rev. Dr. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter for 50 years of service

The United Palace House of Inspiration honored the Rev. Dr. Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter for her 50 years of stewardship, service and contributions to Reverend Ike Ministries and the greater United Palace community.

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Cosmopolitan Review 5/19 - 5/25

“There is no better [teacher] than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”—Malcolm X.

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South African defense ministry defends hiring of Cuban workers

A growing number of Cuban technicians are working in South Africa, refurbishing infantry combat vehicles and South African Military logistical transport vehicles of the South African National Defense Force.

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Water is life: Links to Helping and healing in Haiti

The 2010 catastrophic earthquake devastated the nation of Haiti. Millions of Haitian citizens were affected by the major structural damage in Port-au-Prince and other settlements in the region. Despite international humanitarian aid, six years later, the people of Haiti are still suffering.

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Memorial service to be held for Afeni Shakur

Flo Anthony has the latest celebrity news.

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Chico Freeman returns, ‘Nina’ the film

Chico Freeman, the tenor saxophonist who has been a creative force in jazz for more than four decades, will return to New York City, where he released his first album “Morning Prayer” (1976), after living in Europe for the past decade.

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The Duke is tops

To capture the majesty and influence of Duke Ellington’s music requires a yearlong activity, each day representing a tenth of his compositions, many of them immortal standards.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a conflict worth seeing!

Although nations around the world appreciate the brave heroics of the Avengers, the leaders from the international community become weary of the collateral loss of innocent lives and the massive property damage resulting from the super heroes’ otherwise effective crime-fighting efforts

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Emmy winner Joe Morton takes the stage as Dick Gregory

Joe Morton, who recently won an Emmy for his portrayal of Eli Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” has returned to the New York stage, playing stand-up comedian and activist Dick Gregory in “Turn Me Loose”

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DanceAfrica 2016: A celebration in movement, rhythm and spirit

This Memorial Day weekend, the 39th annual DanceAfrica celebration promises to fill the Brooklyn Academy of Music and its surrounding community with a dynamic display of dance, music, film, food, fashion and more as it has done since it was founded in 1977 by Baba Chuck Davis, but this time there’s something different.

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Passionate political activist Ramon Jimenez dead at 67

Ramon Jimenez, a voice for the voiceless and an outspoken member of the Green Party, died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 67.

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Free community health fair Saturday, May 21

Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59, in partnership with the I.S. 59 PTA, P.S. 132Q (The Ralph Bunche School), Jamaica YMCA, New York State Sen. Leroy Comrie, Our Brothers Guardian, Inc. and EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, will host the third annual I.S. 59 Community Health and Educational Fair and “The Men Rising” Conference

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Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. People with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted.

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Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook hosts book signing

Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.

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