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The 43rd International African Arts Festival kicks off thursday

Organizers are urging folks not to miss the opening day of the 43rd International African Arts Festival on Thursday, July 3

Ruby Dee to be celebrated with public memorial service at Riverside Church

The family of the recently deceased Ruby Dee announced Tuesday that she will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Riverside Church

Rent increase upsets council members and tenants

Hundreds of tenants from across the city packed Cooper Union’s Great Hall last Monday, June 23 and attempted to convince the nine members of New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board to support their call for a rent freeze for those ...

Reparations paid to Central Park Five

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally made good on his campaign promise concerning the “Central Park Five.”

Nigeria’s finance minister addresses UK Parliament, announcing enhanced counter-terror efforts

On July 2, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s coordinating minister for the economy and minister of finance, addressed the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the recently launched Safe Schools Initiative, a component of the government of Nigeria’s large-scale intervention program ...

Wayside Future Leaders Scholarship Program holds award ceremony

The Wayside Future Leaders Scholarship Program held its third annual scholarship dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 28 at the Wayside Manor. This year’s theme was “Prepared for a Purpose.”

Airport workers rally for new contract

Airport workers continued to fight for their rights last week during a rally at LaGuardia Airport.

Supreme Court limits rights of home care workers to unionize

A Supreme Court case that didn’t involve Hobby Lobby made it under the radar on Monday despite its importance to union and public sector employees.

Singer and dancer Florence Mills was the ‘Queen of Happiness’

A few weeks ago while doing a profile on the great pianist and composer Eubie Blake, I was reacquainted with the short but brilliant life of Florence Mills, who starred in Blake and Noble Sissle’s musical “Shuffle Along” in 1921.

Cuomo unveils three-point plan to combat HIV/AIDS in New York

A few hours before joining thousands to march in New York City’s 45th annual Gay Pride Parade last Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a plan to bring new HIV/AIDS cases below epidemic levels in the state by 2020.

J.D. Livingston remembered: ‘Thank you for kindness’

Memorial services were held for late radio producer and National Action Network (NAN) crisis department leader Joseph Dennis “J.D.” Livingston. Best remembered for his signature saying, “Thank you for your kindness,” a host of friends, family politicians and community leaders ...

Black churches offer first aid for mental health

African-American churches nationwide are turning to an innovative training program to equip their congregations with the skills necessary to recognize mental illness and respond to mental health emergencies. The program, Mental Health First Aid, helps people assess a mental health ...

Emotional triggers

I was taken by Winifred Gallagher’s description of “soul murder” in her book “Working on God,”

Malcolm X’s daughter discusses African holocaust

Last Thursday, Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of human rights icon Malcolm X, spoke truth to power during a Juneteenth commemoration at the African Burial Ground in lower-Manhattan.

Dr. Muriel Petioni Charter School open house

Grace Congregational Church of Harlem will hold an open house for parents so that they can learn about Dr. Muriel Petioni Charter School (DMPCS), which was named in honor of the late Muriel Petioni, who passed away at age 97 ...