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The Rev. Dr. Forchalle banquet anniversary gala

The Rev. Dr. Jehoshaphat Forchalle celebrated his 55th year in the ministry at Miracle Church of Christ in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/9 - 10/15

Fall temperatures have arrived, but the smell of fall in the air has yet to come. Plus, there’s still Indian summer to look forward to, so don’t pull out your hats and gloves just yet

‘CREATIVE RESISTANCE’ PLANNED FOR ‘ANTI-POOR’ CONFAB

Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups will be taking to the streets this week in 10 cities, calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world.

WORLD BANK IN BID TO PUT LAGOS WATER IN PRIVATE HANDS

As Detroit fights to end a punishing wave of water shutoffs sparked by a payment crisis six years in the making, a bid by the World Bank could put Lagos, Nigeria, in similar straits.

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When Baron Samedi comes: The Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Saturday, Oct. 4, one of the most brutal dictators of Haiti, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was dying of a heart attack at his home in Thomassin, a Port-au-Prince mountaintop suburb, as an old, familiar friend, dressed in a top hat, black suit and dark glasses, paid him a final visit. Duvalier’s friend who visited him on that day as he clung to his life while facing death was Baron Samedi.

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One last ‘Game’ for BET

Flo Anthony breaks down the latest in entertainment news.

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‘Keep On Keepin’ On,’ Ravi and Chick reviews

‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ is one of the best films of the decade. It chronicles the life of legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry (age 89 at the time of filming) focusing on a period when he was battling diabetes-related complications while working with his young protege, pianist Justin Kauflin (then age 23).

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Jewish Museum showcases Black abstract expressionist painter Norman Lewis

The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, has a couple of surprises for visitors.

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Dowoti Desir ‘reveals history’ at the African Burial Ground

Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the executive director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center in Washington Heights.

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And the award goes to …

n October and again in December, Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Dr. Charles Davis, founder of DanceAfrica!; Joan Myers Brown, founder of Philadanco!; and Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will be honored by dance institutions for their exemplary work in the field.

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‘Kill the Messenger’ talks about crack and the late Gary Webb

The studios’ marketing machines usually position their important films in carefully calibrated rollouts in the fall for consideration for a variety of awards, ending with the coveted Oscar as a hopeful win.

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Geoffrey Holder, a man of magic and majesty

His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality. Such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of 7-Up. But the multitalented Holder was much more than a pitchman.

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Geoffrey Holder: The gentle giant

Geoffrey Lamont Holder, a multitalented artistic force of nature whose commanding 6-foot-6 frame, baritone voice and enthusiastic laugh were outward manifestations of an incandescent spirit and an inimitable creative genius, made his transition Sunday at age 84, as a result of complications pneumonia.

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First U.S. ebola death

Hospital officials in Dallas confirmed Wednesday that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S., has died.

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78th annual NAACP state conference begins

The NAACP New York State Conference is hosting its 78th annual convention Oct. 10 through Oct. 12 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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Cut Off: Sharpton severs ties with accused attorney

News broke Wednesday that the Rev. Al Sharpton would be cutting troubled attorney Sanford Rubenstein lose as rape allegations against the attorney stay in the headlines.

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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.

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Tackling Food Insecurity in Harlem

Food insecurity remains a reality for many of Harlem’s residents.

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In Solidarity with Ramona Africa

Though the bombing of the black liberation group MOVE happened almost 30 years ago in Philadelphia, the lone survivor remains in the news.

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Graduates Shine at Harlem Hospital

The Harlem Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology celebrated the class of 2014 on October 3rd.

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