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NJ GOP candidate: ‘I would have won if people didn’t call me a racist’

Failed New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman blames voters’ view of him as a racist for his loss during last week’s general election.

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State Sen. Brian Benjamin, Yandy Smith hosts turkey giveaway with Whole Foods Market

Harlem State Sen. Brian Benjamin, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, hosted his second annual Turkey Giveaway to help feed families this November.

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African Diaspora Film Festival takes on “Who is Black in America?”

The 26th annual installment of the African Diaspora International Film Festival promises to tackle the topic: “Who is Black in America?”

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Battle for Florida and Georgia gubernatorial races continues

The heartache expressed on Tuesday night by the many supporters of Stacey Abrams has suddenly turned to hope after absentee and other ballots counted brought the Georgia Democratic governor hopeful closer to a runoff with Republican Brian Kemp.

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Well-Read Black Girl Festival returns to Brooklyn Nov. 10

The Well-Read Black Girl Festival returns to Brooklyn to highlight brilliant Black women in the national literary community.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 8 - Nov. 14

Greetings! With the hate in the air across the USA and right here in NYC, our own NY Assemblyman Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron, Operation Power and community members held a news conference at the African Burial Ground National Historic Monument in lower Manhattan, where a racial epithet was written on its memorial.

Democratic gubernatorial setbacks, House victory

The news wasn’t good for the two African-American Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Georgia and Florida. Andrew Gillum was defeated by Ron DeSantis in Florida, and Stacey Abrams has apparently lost to Brian Kemp in Georgia, although Abrams, unlike Gillum, has yet to concede as of Wednesday morning. “Across our state,” Abrams declared Tuesday evening, “folks are opening up the dreams of voters in

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Attorney General-elect Letitia James—A history of firsts

“This victory is an incredible milestone for our communities and all those whose blood, sweat and tears paved the way for us,” Letitia ‘Tish’ James said to the New York Amsterdam News mere hours after she was elected

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Your midterm elections roundup

Tuesday’s midterm elections set records, made history and broke glass ceilings at all levels of government, including local, state and national.

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Report: Violence by white nationalists worse than ISIS

The threat America faces from white nationalist violence is at least equal to that posed by radical Islamist group, ISIS, FBI Director Chris Wray told a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Remembering Matthew Shepherd and so many others

It’s been 20 years since Matthew Shepherd, a young gay man, was brutally beaten and killed because of his sexuality. His remains were interred in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, an honor almost unimaginable a few short decades ago.

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Black-owned nonprofit to boost voter turnout this election season

As Myriame Satine of Brownsville, Brooklyn walked home from a supermarket in East Flatbush, two weeks ago she heard a car blasting “Vote Equals Voice!” on a nearby street corner.

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AUDELCO nominations are out!

The nominations have been announced for the 46th annual AUDELCO Awards, which will be held Nov. 19, 2018. The AUDELCO Awards, also known as the Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards, recognize excellence in Black Theater.

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Comptroller Stringer gives New York City a 'D' grade on spending with M/WBEs

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer slammed the city with a 'D' grade for it's unequal and pitifully lack of funding of 'minority' and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).

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INSIDE A TRUMP RALLY: What are Black Trump supporters thinking?

By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump.

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The Brooklyn United Scholarship Association—Awarding leaders and providing scholarships

Edolphus and Gwen Towns, Al and Mildred Vann, former judge Bert Bunyan, former City Councilwoman Annette Robinson and former judge Alton Walton were among the 300-plus guest in attendance at the El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon to honor the legendary Floyd Layne and Donald Francois and the 2018 Brooklyn USA Hall of Fame inductees, Laddy Baldwin, John H. Bunyan and Wayne Morgan.

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Families of homicide victims find peace through grassroots therapy program

Nearly five years ago, as churchgoers left a Sunday mass in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Alice Mckay’s 21-year-old son Kameron was fatally shot in a parked car.

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Kyle Abraham’s ‘The Runaway’ for New York City Ballet

Before the curtain rose for the New York City Ballet’s annual Choreography & Couture fall gala, the dancers were announced, and in warmup clothes, gala outfits and, curiously, a T-shirt that read “Libre” (“Free”), a full stage of dancers flanked Teresa Reichlen, who delivered a statement written by her and Adrian Danchig-Waring (both principals) concerning the continued spotlight on the company surrounding misconduct and sexual harassment.

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Black Solidarity Day 2018—A day of absence

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the Black Solidarity Day Coalition will take to the streets in commemoration of the work of the founder Dr. Carlos Russell.

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Black women voters seek to shake up midterms

National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., heralded 2018 as “payback year” for African Americans and other minorities who have suffered on the new presidential administration policies and it that seems Black women are in lock-step with Chavis.

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