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Late journalist George Curry to be laid to rest in Alabama

George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Kinds and colors of loss and grief: Problems of unity without justice

As the country passes through this period of dangerous and difficult times, times of declared shared loss and shared grief, it is important that we not find ourselves joining conversations and embracing policies that diminish or dismiss our own loss and grief, indict us as a people and divert us from our righteous and relentless struggle.

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Third annual Black Expo comes to New York City

Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.

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City Parks Foundation’s free summer golf program for NYC youth

City Parks Foundation welcomes NYC youngsters to stay active in parks throughout New York City via their 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people.

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Scholar Kevin Young named director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The New York Public Library names poet and scholar Kevin Young as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Eric Garner death commemorated

Sunday, July 17 marked two years since the police killing of Eric Garner. Family members, activists and the community gathered for events.

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Alelia Murphy, 111 and counting

Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba and Naiya.

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Sen. Kevin Parker hosts free mammography event

Wednesday, July 20, State Sen. Kevin Parker, in partnership with Nachas Health & Family Network and The American Italian Cancer Foundation, hosted a free mammography event at The Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project.

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Centenarian honored with NYC Council Proclamation

New York City Council Member Andy King presented a NYC Council Proclamation to Ann Eliza Codrington of the Bronx in celebration of her 100th birthday Saturday, July 23, at Dreiser Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, Auditorium B, Co-op City, Bronx.

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Health experts at major AIDS confab city new infection surge

A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.

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