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Experts and activists to speak on 'Blacks at the Border' forum

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival) will host a Zoom forum on the situation at the border.

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VIDEO: 7th Annual Amsterdam News Labor Awards Breakfast

The “New York Amsterdam News Tying Communities Together Labor Awards Breakfast” recognizes the outstanding contributions of key figures to the labor movement.

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Supporters continue call for firing of NYPD detective on anniversary of police killing of Mohamed Bah

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 2012 police killing of Mohamed’ Bah. His mother, Hawa Bah, religious leaders and community supporters are rallying in front of the apartment building where Mohamed was killed to demand Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Shea to fire NYPD Dt. Edwin Mateo for his role in Mohamed's death.

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Body found in river identified as Jelani Day

Reports indicate that a body found in the Illinois River has been identified as Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Black graduate student from Illinois State University who has been missing since Aug. 25.

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Officials unveil statue of former Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson

Several officials including Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., and N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver unveiled a statue at Newark City Hall honoring former Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson, the city’s first Black mayor.

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Marian Wright Edelman to receive the 2022 Moynihan Prize

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) will award the 2022 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize to children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman.

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Actor/comic Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson joins ancestors

Actor and comedian Anthony “AJ” Johnson has died. Johnson was best known for his roles in the films “Friday,” “The Players Club” and “I Got The Hookup.” He was 55.

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Scammers defraud victims of millions in new trend in romance scams

The FBI warns of a rising trend in which scammers are defrauding victims via online romance scams, persuading individuals to send money to allegedly invest or trade cryptocurrency.

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Word In Black Virtual Education Event: Reporters Roundtable

Reporters from five news organizations in the Word In Black collaborative discuss issues facing education in their communities in the pandemic era.

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NY human rights groups to rally for Biden to end sanctions against Zimbabwe

Citing President Biden’s public commitment to address long existing U.S. policies and structures that promote racism, a coalition of human rights/social justice organizations this week confirmed that a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the United Nations.

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