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Dorsie Willis, sole survivor of Brownsville Massacre

If you’re one of the deep diggers of African-American history and you’ve heard of Dorsie Willis, then I tip my kufi to you.
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Mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, a pioneer in the Space Age

One of the most fulfilling rewards from the Classroom column are the number of suggestions
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From Downtown to Uptown: Reflections on the Cultural History of Harlem

Monday, June 13, approximately 200 artists, historians and community participants gathered at MIST Harlem (46 W. 116th St.) for a rich, spirited discussion of Harlem’s unique cultural history.
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Men’s fashion styles and influences

For spring/summer ’17, Fashion East Men’s show was very entertaining. Styles were shown every which way.
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Apollo Gala shines

Monday night the Apollo Theater celebrated its 11th annual Spring Gala. The event, which was hosted by LL Cool J and featured performances from The O’Jays, Leon Bridges and Andra Day, raised $1.7 million for the Apollo’s year-round artistic and ...
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Muhammad Ali a parallel in history

Even in his passing, Muhammad Ali displayed true greatness.
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Muhammad Ali: A send-off fit for a king

“America must never forget that when a cop and an inner city kid talk to each other, miracles can happen,” said Lonnie Ali at the public memorial service for her husband, Muhammad Ali.
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Vivica A. Fox returns to big screen

Sunday, June 5, philanthropist/author Jean Shafiroff and former heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney hosted a luncheon/candlelight vigil to salute the life of Muhammad Ali at Vero Cafe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
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Bundini Brown, Muhammad Ali’s sidekick, trainer and collaborator

For all the righteous and rightful media on the death of Muhammad Ali, there has been hardly a word about Drew “Bundini” Brown.
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‘Shuffle Along,’ ‘Color Purple,’ ‘Eclipsed’ and ‘Royale’ recognized at Drama Desk Awards

Black theater was recognized for its brilliance and talent on and off Broadway at the 61st annual Drama Desk Awards, held Sunday, June 5 at the Town Hall. “Shuffle Along” received the ultimate honor and several more, “The Color Purple” ...
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AmNews Archives: Muhammad Ali through the years

Muhammad Ali was known as "The Greatest" and lead a life full of compassion inside and outside of the ring
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Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend, activist and 'The Greatest' to a world of fans

His hands and his mouth were furiously fast. His skill as a boxer made him "The Greatest" in his mind and in the minds of many others.
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Reflections on Sonny Abubadika Carson

Friday, May 20, several comrades of Sonny Carson recollected some fond memories of the Brooklyn warrior to commemorate his 87th birthday anniversary.
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Benny Carter, the master arranger of big band swing

For a couple of reasons Benny Carter stayed on my mind this week. His memory was first evoked during a discussion of the history of the Apollo Theater.
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Jackie Carter, an extraordinary publisher of diversity in children’s books

Even many of those with a direct connection to the publishing industry were not aware of author Jackie Carter’s important pioneering role in the promotion and publishing of children’s books, particularly those with an emphasis on racial diversity.
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