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HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.

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Roland Martin kicks off 'School Choice is the Black Choice' initiative at Howard University

“Roland Martin Presents: Is School Choice the Black Choice?” on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. ET. The town hall which took place at Howard University on Oct. 5, 2016 explored the importance of school choice for African-American children. Part two of this town hall will air next Friday, October 28 at 7 a.m. ET.

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National HBCU Week kicks off

President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from October 23 through 29.

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Influencers turn out for 'Women for Hillary' Harlem fundraiser

On Thursday night, over 200 key influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Bronx BP Ruben Diaz launches Youth Corps service program

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with lead coordinating partner DreamYard and community partners WHEDCo, M.S.390, DreamYard Prep and The Mission Continues, kicked-off the first Bronx Youth Corps Day of Service with student volunteers from Bronx schools.

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Parents, educators, students rally in Albany after walking 150 miles to demand education funding

Twenty students, parents, educators, elected officials and advocates from across the state arrived in Albany Tuesday as the final stop of a 10-day, 150 mile walk from New York City, where they gathered for a rally outside the New York State Court of Appeals to demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity funding.

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Archbishop Tutu, 85, records video saying he wants assisted-dying option

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 85, has recorded a video saying he wants the option of assisted dying “when the time comes … to pass” and endorsing bills worldwide to authorize this end-of-life option.

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'Martin' actor Tommy Ford dead at 52

Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said.

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Fox airing 'Showtime at the Apollo' special in December

Steve Harvey is hosting host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event on Dec. 5

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Funeral services for Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson set for Saturday

Funeral services and a viewing are set for Friday and Saturday for late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson who passed away Sunday.

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