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Noted women host 'For Sisters Only' panel at NAN convention

Female panelists came together to discuss issues and topics relating to Black women and girls during the National Action Network’s 15thannual convention last week.

‘Helping others survive’

At the State Office Building in Harlem, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs held their Women’s History Month Celebration.

Grand engagement ceremony takes place in Brooklyn

A magnificent engagement ceremony was held Saturday, April 11 at Brooklyn’s Eden Palace Banquet Hall, joining the Shittu and Banire families.

Hearing from victims of police brutality

In the wake of the police killing of an unarmed Black man in North Charleston, S.C., the National Action Network’s annual conference kicked off last Wednesday.

Increased Black diversity in the US, New York City

Just recently, the Pew Research Center released a report that said the number of Black immigrants has more than quadrupled since 1980.

From New York to DC, folks set off on #March2Justice

Monday kicked off Justice League NYC’s first March2Justice

Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy merges academics and activism

This week's Black New Yorker is activist and educator Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

Author Elizabeth Alexander hosts book signing

Professor and author Elizabeth Alexander is hosting a book signing for her memoir, “The Light of the World,” at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

City college student organizations rally in solidarity with 60,000 workers

Various student organizations at the City College of New York rallied in front of the Wille Administration Building Wednesday, advocating for more student services on campus.

Community bids Dr. Ben farewell

Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Delta Sigma Theta hosts annual book fair

The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is having its annual Black Book Fair Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Medgar Evers College.

To test or not to test: The saga of Common Core

Tuesday marked the beginning of Common Core testing for many elementary and middle school students across New York, but the arrival of Common Core hasn’t come without its detractors.

Participatory budget discussions come down the stretch

Participatory budget week begins in New York City, with residents getting to determine what capital project would most improve their neighborhoods.

VIDEO: Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

Amsterdam News live streams funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for the late Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan on Friday, April 10 will be live streamed on amsterdamnews.com.

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