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Cardio-oncology clinic established at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Cardiologists and cancer experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital have joined forces to establish its first cardio-oncology clinic at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the hospital.

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To beef or not to beef, health is the question

When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities.

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Local teen accepted to all eight Ivy League institutions

By next month, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin will have to be very selective regarding his quest for higher learning, because a number of elite options are available to him since he recently received acceptance letters from all of the Ivy League schools

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Famed novelist and former AmNews reporter Ann Petry

The famed novelist Ann Petry gained her knowledge of Harlem during her days as a reporter for the Amsterdam News in the late 1930s. She accumulated more insight on the historic community and its residents working for the People’s Voice, a weekly newspaper founded by the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

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Letter No. 74: Immigration reform now!

I just returned from Valencia, Spain, last week and was stunned at two things. First off, being “Americano,” or a holder of a non-EU passport, placed me in an entirely different immigration category upon arrival. Secondly, no one bothered to cater to the fact that neither I nor my colleague spoke Spanish well.

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And then there were two—Political pioneer Basil Paterson, passes at 87

Attorney Basil Alexander Paterson, one of the legendary “Gang of Four” from Harlem, was as warm and gregarious as he was astute and generations with his time and praise for those he deemed equals and to Mr. and Mrs. Nobody just wanting a chance to shake his hand.

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Sales exec starts consulting practice

A veteran hospitality sales executive is offering high-impact sales and marketing services at affordable rates to clients in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

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Cornegy sounds school door alarm with proposed bill

In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. has proposed the Audible Alarm Bill, which would have school exits and entrances connected to a localized alarm system.

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Obama talks action

Obama spoke before an audience of 16,000 that treated him like rock star at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Before Obama took the stage, the Rev. Al Sharpton praised him for working to help America’s most vulnerable citizens.

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City schools protest against Common Core testing

Last week, teachers, administrators, students and parents from P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side were among protestors at 31 schools across the city who rallied against the controversial Common Core testing program. Thousands of students opted out of the statewide English language arts test, which many said was full of unclear questions.

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Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

Joyce Banda's re-election hopes could be doomed by donors

One of the few women presidents in Africa stands to lose her post in next month’s polls since foreign donors have cut off support from the once popular leader over funds stolen or misappropriated by members of her administration.

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West coast 'black commentator' and social justice activist passes

Longtime editorial writer, poet and political organizer Carl Bloice was remembered by friends and comrades at a gathering in San Francisco this week. The West Coast writer succumbed suddenly to a years-long battle with cancer.

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Long lines of voters in Guinea-Bissau could favor newcomer

Thirteen candidates are in the running for the presidency in this West African country which has yet to have an elected leader serve a full term since independence from Portugal in 1974.

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Hopes of quick and easy victory fade for embattled ANC

As the May 7 election day in South Africa nears, former friends and allies of the ruling African National Congress are betting that voters will follow them out of the party or at least send a strong message that the country’s current direction is not good enough.

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Caricom to present reparations demand letters to Europe in July

Caribbean trade bloc states planning to fight Europe for compensation for the Trans Atlantic African slave trade this week said they are prepared to take their case all the way to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Netherlands if the former participating nations ignore their demands for justice.

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NYPD warns Harlem Residents about Double-Parking by 125th street intersections

NYPD officers handed out fliers on April 2nd near the notorious intersection of 125th street and Lenox Ave where several deadly accidents have taken place in the past few years. The fliers warned about the dangers of double parking for drivers and pedestrians.

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HeyFranHey Hosts 'Healthy Hair' Meet-Up in Harlem

HeyFranHey.com founder Francheska Medina, hosted a ‘Hey Healthy Hair’ meet-up on March 29, answering any and every question from New Yorkers interested in a more holistic approach to taking care of their hair, skin, and bodies.

David Goodson. The Roots.

I guess their career would be akin to that of a short giant.

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Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony

This month, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony.

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