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Dr. Maya Angelou stamp dedication ceremony at African Burial Ground

A special dedication ceremony was held at the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan for the Dr. Maya Angelou Limited Edition Forever Stamp

Gary Kirkland brings creativity, enthusiasm and enjoyment to patients at MPC

Sunshine and a gentle summer breeze are the order of a glorious August Saturday afternoon at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center’s Casa Verde, located at the Ward’s Island complex in New York City.

GoFundMe takes down Black man’s campaign

Although GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site, has no reservations about proudly announcing that hundreds and thousands of people have raised more than $1 billion from 16 million donors, it seems a bit reluctant to talk about a campaign it recently took ...

Marcus Garvey: ‘Up you mighty race!’

Monday, Aug. 17 is the 128th anniversary of the physical birth of pan-African icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and to commemorate that occasion the 75th annual Black Power March departs from the park in Central Harlem that bears his name.

With test results, some see progress, others see failure

School Test results, some see progress and failure

Mayor Baraka, Newark health department urge residents to take precautions during heat advisory

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, director of the Department of Health and Community Wellness advised residents, especially vulnerable populations, to take precautions during hot weather.

Tupac’s comrade Hussein Fatal killed in car crash

Heartfelt condolences from several colleagues of Hussein Fatal, local recording artist and close comrade of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, went out last month as news spread of his July 11 passing in a tragic car accident on a Georgia freeway.

Electeds, community leaders call for unity in fight againtst poverty, homelessness

This week, members of the United Nations brought up the issue of increasing homelessness in New York.

CUOMO ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE BAR OWNERS ABOUT REVAMPED ID CARDS

New state effort to educate bar owners, security and staff of licensed establishments about new features included on driver licenses, permits and ID cards.

THE 11TH ANNUAL MARJORIE MATTHEWS COMMUNITY ADVOCATE RECOGNITION AWARDS

At the Coler Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility Campus on Roosevelt Island, the 11th annual Marjorie Matthews’ Community Advocate Recognition Awards were held.

Coalition marches for Haitians targeted in DR

Friday, Aug. 14, the Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge

Harlem Week declares ‘Our Lives Matter’

Saturday, Aug. 15, during one of Harlem Week’s largest public events, “Summer in the City,” Harlem Week organizers and sponsors and electeds such as Assemblyman Keith Wright asked “all people of goodwill to bring yourself and your respect and love ...

Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter stabbed to death

E'Dena Hines, the step-grandaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death early Sunday, allegedly by her boyfriend.

Marcus Garvey: Up you mighty race!

Monday Aug. 17 is the 128th anniversary of the physical birth of pan-African icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and to commemorate that occasion the 75th annual Black Power March departs at from the park in Central Harlem that bears his name.

#BeAboutIt Youth Anti-Violence Summit

The New York City Department of Probation convened a daylong town hall event, the One Message Many Voices #BeAboutIt, Youth Anti-Violence Summit, Wednesday, Aug. 12 to discuss anti-violence issues with borough youth.

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