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NYS Tax Department refutes fake news with facts

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance this week set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds are issued.

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Recipe: Mushroom-topped roasted asparagus

We mustn’t forget about the side dishes at the holiday table, especially because spring has sprung and all of our favorite vegetables are back and better than before. Here is my recipe for my favorite, roasted asparagus with mushroom breadcrumbs.

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Talking SCHOP! Easter eating

When I see blossoms in Harlem, it makes me feel a certain way.

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Saint Maarten, the perfect island

Saint Maarten is the perfect island for a family trip.

Janet Jackson splits with husband

After rumors of several hiccups in their marriage since they became man and wife, Janet Jackson has split with husband Wissam Al Mana just three months after giving birth to the estranged couple’s son at the age of 50.

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Bob Cunningham, master bassist, dies at 83

Bob Cunningham, the consummate bassist and composer whose deep rhythmic sound became sought after by such bandleaders as Gary Bartz, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, died in New York April 1.

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Meals on Wheels recipients threatened under proposed Trump budget

Charles Abel, a 65-year-old man living in Baltimore, is among the millions of Americans who rely on Meals on Wheels, a program that President Trump plans to cut dramatically under his budget proposal.

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Harriette Cole moderates latest DreamLeapers Behind the Scenes fashion event

Food and drink generously provided by famed soul food eatery Sylvia’s flowed freely on the recent evening when Harriette Cole, founder of DreamLeapers Initiatives did a deep dive into the fashion world.

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Seventh Annual Artists Ball at Brooklyn Museum

What a ball! Last week’s Artist Ball at the Brooklyn Museum was a complete success, raising more than $1.7 million for the Institution.

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Supporting Autism Awareness Month by standing up for families

An oft-quoted African proverb tells us “It takes a village to raise a child.” This concept becomes even more affecting when the child in question has an autism spectrum disorder.

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Noon By Noor, feminine looks with tailored touches

For fall ’17, Noon By Noor’s collection was modern and effortless. Striking prints and interesting embellishments led the way.

Timidity in an age of innovation

I love talking with listeners on my Sirius 126 nightly 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. radio show or those who watch my local and national TV programs.

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Virginia Johnson, DTH prepare for City Center season

April 19-22, Dance Theatre of Harlem swings into City Center Theater with a program designed to highlight this company’s young, gifted ballet dancers’ command of a choreographic palette that ranges from the cool, elegant precision of classical ballet to the articulate earthiness of modern dance.

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Allen Maldonado, mogul in the making, launches new app

Allen Maldonado is now calling New York City home, temporarily, as he begins to shape the character, cousin Bobby, for the new untitled series executive produced by Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).

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Why I didn’t vote for ‘The Big Ugly’ (the state budget)!

The New York State Budget is infamously and traditionally called “The Big Ugly” because it has so many “ugly” moving parts to it and the good parts are either watered down or underfunded.

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Tribeca Film Fest April 19-30

It is time for the annual Tribeca Film Festival when die-hard cinefiles get that wild, giddy expression.

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Aunjanue Ellis of ‘Quantico’ talks NYC, Ben Carson

The usual reaction to news that your employer is changing locations is at least anxiety if not outright displeasure.

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The Kalief Browder story should have been even more real

Had it focused only on the subject matter, it would have been a very good film. What elevated “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” to great was that it nuanced how common behaviors we may take for granted can powerfully affect a singular life.

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‘IN MY WORDS’ with New Settlement’s program for girls and young women

The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.

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The black and white of missing persons

On the national level there has been little to no mention of Michelle Jordan, Leonna Lewis, Shaniah Boyd and many others.

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