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Airport workers march in honor of MLK’s ‘dream’

New York City area airport workers continued their fight for better wages last Friday while honoring a civil rights legend.

Open letter calling for peace to the South Sudanese and world leaders

While mainstream media has focused on the situation in the Ukraine, an apparent internal conflict has escalated in South Sudan, causing injury, death and forcible displacement of thousands of innocent Sudanese.

Bronx hospital unveils new ER and lasting commitment to the community

This past Friday, the Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital, which houses New York City’s busiest single site emergency room, according to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, unveiled newly renovated facilities.

Sports writer Marcus Henry passes

It has been over one week since my good friend Larry Hardesty of ESPN contacted me, deeply shaken, to share and confirm the passing of Marcus Henry.

Lawrence Hamilton, Broadway’s leading man, makes his transition

Lawrence Hamilton, an elegant and commanding musical theater artist and one of Broadway’s leading men, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, April 3 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications following bypass surgery. He was 59.

Celebrating the life of Baba Obalewa ‘Brother Oba’ Abileye

Going home services for community activist Obalewa “Brother Oba” Abileye were conducted on the evening of March 11 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave. A legion of admirers, cultural comrades, family members and friends packed the ...

Lincoln expands Level 1 trauma center

On Friday, April 4, Lincoln Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new emergency room.

Touro student wins fellowship to Ghana

Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships

Cuomo’s new charter school favors raise more concerns

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands shoulder-to-shoulder with charter school officials, and as the expansion of colocated charter schools inside traditional public schools continues to be in effect, his new favors have raised more questions than answers for parents, educators and ...

Harlem’s ‘Manchild in the Promised Land’

One of my young students at City College once asked me how many writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s were actually born and raised in Harlem. “Not many,” I answered without any real concrete information for her ...

Caricom countries feuding over border dispute

In the very near future, Caribbean trade bloc governments might be called upon to intervene in a feud dating back to the British and Dutch colonial era.

Cat's out of the bag: Sharpton outed as FBI informant

With President Barack Obama scheduled to speak Friday at the National Action Network’s annual convention, the website the Smoking Gun felt it was an opportune time to dig up some old dirt to smear the Rev. Al Sharpton and, by ...

Rwandan "genocide hunters" still searching for perpetrators

On the 20th anniversary of one of the worst massacres on the African continent – the Rwandan genocide – a Rwandese couple is still reliving the nightmare as they search for perpetrators in foreign countries complicit in crimes against humanity.

Rural clinics face closures as a private hospital drains funds

The health budget of one of Africa’s poorest and least healthy countries could be bankrupted by a privately-run hospital envisioned by the World Bank’s private sector arm as the future of African health care.

Nigeria claims Africa's highest GDP, disputing World Bank's poverty states

News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy.