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THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY

June 18, 1909: Nannie Burroughs opens a national training school for women.

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BEPAA presents the 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke

The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry will be hosting their 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke Sunday, July 30, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn.

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Vote ‘NO’ on the CON-CON con

On Nov. 7, 2017, when voters go to the polls to cast their ballot for candidates for various elective offices, including governor and mayor, there’s another part of that ballot—toward the end—that might affect voters as much, if not even more.

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The Amsterdam News hosts educational luncheon at Plaza

This week the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation honored women rising in the field of science as the paper celebrated its 108th anniversary.

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Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel

Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.

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Fire Safety Warnings Repeatedly Ignored in UK Housing For Immigrants

Mo Tuccu, a British national from Eritrea, was visiting friends at Grenfell Tower with his wife Amal Ahmedin and 3-year-old daughter Amaya.

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Police: Mother of 4 killed by officers was wielding knife

A pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife, authorities said Sunday.

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Harlem-based order of Black nuns to sell uptown location

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, has put its Harlem location on the market as they restructure.

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Union stalwart passes

The sun rose in Winneba, Ghana as it did every day, but April 5, 1947, its rays shone more brightly with the birth of Evelyn Grace Ekua AnaisIewa Parker, affectionately known as Auntie Eve. Born to the late Anna Quaison-Sackey and the late Edward Ernest Parker in Akim, New Tafo, Ghana.

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Hillary Clinton blacklash

The Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti just organized a “Protest Hillary Clinton Resurrection” rally last week, at Medgar Evers College Graduation held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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Jehovah-Jireh Baptist Church installs new pastor

There was much celebrating among his flock with the installation of the Rev. Craig Johnson at the Jehovah-Jireh Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem.

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Soweto Day celebrated June 16

On June 16, the December 12th Movement is inviting folks to join them in celebrating the 41st anniversary of the historic youth uprising in Soweto, South Africa.

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Queens hosts Gun Violence Awareness Month barbecue

Activists, community leaders, politicians and residents attended a barbecue at the 157th Street Playground to bring attention to citywide work around gun violence and creating an environment for a safe summer.

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U.N Urges Donors to Reconsider Deep Cuts To Education For Africa

Sharp cuts in education aid to sub-Saharan African countries in the past six years have unraveled progress made in basic education, adult education and literacy programs.

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Nabian Freedom Fighter, Founder of Swapo, Passes

Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, former Robben Island prisoner, hero and icon of Namibia’s struggle for self-determination, died June 9. He was 93 years old.

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Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church reopens in Harlem

The Rev. Herb Daughtry spoke at the dedication and grand opening of Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem.

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100 percent of Uncommon Collegiate High School graduates accepted into four-year colleges

One-hundred percent of the graduates from Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School (832 Marcy Ave.), in Bedford-Stuyvesant are set to go to college in the fall, including the first ever graduate headed to an Ivy League school.

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY

June 6, 1831: The first National Negro Convention meeting is held in Philadelphia.

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Reduce your risk of urinary tract infections

Although the urinary tract has built-in safeguards to help ward off infections, bacteria and other microorganisms still manage to get in and cause infections.

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Prince born day celebrated in Bed-Stuy

Saturday, June 3, Spike Lee hosted “Your second annual PRINCE BORN DAY PURPLE PEOPLE PARTY” from noon to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza on Herkimer Street.

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Apollo, community honor Harlem’s Significant Elders

The Apollo Theater Education Program in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Learning Center, C.S. 154 in Harlem, celebrated members of the Significant Elders for their 10-year contribution to the Apollo Theater Oral History Project.

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Day of action for Mumia set for May 30

On Tuesday, May 30th, The Mobilization For Mumia, a coalition of human rights groups in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, will host a press conference and rally at the Philadelphia District Attorney's

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Fleet Week welcomes American heroes to city

Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 29th Annual Fleet Week.

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Brian Benjamin wins special election for state senate seat

Brian Benjamin is Harlem’s newest politician winning a landslide in the special election on Tuesday to replace the seat vacated by District 30 State Senator Bill Perkins who was elected to the city council.

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Black-owned sneaker company aims to put entrepreneurs on the right foot

Sneakerscustom.com is a new, innovative way to generate income for schools, organizations or anyone with aspirations of making their own sneaker brand.

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Officer acquitted for killing unarmed Black man in Oklahoma returning to duty

Reports indicate that white Tulsa, Okla. police officer Betty Shelby, who was acquitted this week for the killing of unarmed Black Terrence Crutcher, is keeping her job.

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NAN continues fight against institutionalized injustice

Founded on the belief that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the National Action Network wrapped up its 26th annual four-day national convention at the Sheraton Times Square April 29, 2017.

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Twenty years for the unity of the human family

The 20th anniversary celebration of the encounter and pact between Chiara Lubich and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed will take place at Historical Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in the heart of Harlem May 20, 2017.

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REPORT: Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin dies at age 45

Reports indicate that entertainer and musician Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin has died at age 45

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New York Urban League Young Professionals hosts annual REBIRTH! Event

The New York Urban League Young Professionals recently hosted their annual REBIRTH! Event

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Parker hosts Leadership Award

Friday, April 28, State Sen. Kevin Parker and Healthfirst hosted the sixth Annual Educational Leadership Award Breakfast Ceremony at Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” at Kings County

Thursday, April 27, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County participated in the international campaign, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

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NAACP holds hearing on charter and public schools

The NAACP’s Task Force on Quality Education held a hearing in New York, Thursday, April 27, at Harlem Hospital Center & Pavilion in the Herbert G. Cave Auditorium.

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NAACP Niagara Summit to unite groups to address immigration, voter mobilization, and civil rights

On Tuesday the NAACP will bring together a rare gathering of diverse policy, polling and demographics experts, activists, and civil rights leaders to develop a set of key strategic principles and objectives to counter the unfolding and escalating civil rights crisis during its Niagara Summit on the Potomac.

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Council Member Laurie Cumbo announces she's pregnant

Brooklyn City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo announced in a Facebook post on Monday that she's expecting.

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Memorial service for Cuba Gooding Sr. held at the Apollo Theater

Cuba Gooding Sr., the late R&B soul singer who sang lead vocals for the legendary "Main Ingredient" , was memorialized at the Apollo Theater

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Earth Day: 10 things you can do now to help the planet

April 22 is Earth Day and organizations and groups around the world a advocating the need for people to take necessary steps to help the environment.

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Laurie Cumbo holds Easter egg hunt in Fort Greene

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, held a community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park in partnership with several community-based organizations on the eve of Easter Sunday.

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What you should know about opioids

For a professional perspective on the appropriate uses and risks of opioids, we asked Soteri Polydorou, M.D., and Luke Archibald, M.D., substance abuse treatment experts at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, 10 questions about opioids.

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NYS Tax Department refutes fake news with facts

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance this week set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds are issued.

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‘IN MY WORDS’ with New Settlement’s program for girls and young women

The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.

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The resilience that hate produced

The tragic murder of New Yorker Timothy Caughman has ripped the scab off the wounds that violence against communities of color have inflicted.

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Laborers, Local Union #731 recruits apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Laborers, Local Union #731, will conduct a recruitment from May 9, 2017, through May 22, 2017, for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. 

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NYC rallies on Equal Pay Day

Last week City Council Member Laurie Cumbo stood with colleagues and activists from across the city to rally for economic justice on Equal Pay Day.

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Protect our girls

New York City Council Member Andy King (in red) joined the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York Sunday in a solidarity march to raise awareness for 64,000 missing Black women and girls.

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Booker, Pallone and NJ groups stand in solidarity against Trump's anti-environment agenda

In New Brunswick, N.J., outside of the Environmental Protection Agency Edison Environmental Center, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Frank Pallone, state and local elected officials and local environmental groups stood in solidarity against President Trump’s anti-environmental agenda and abandonment of the fight against climate change

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On Ramarley Graham’s 24th birthday, mom sues de Blasio administration’s NYPD

Wednesday, April 12, the family of Ramarley Graham and several supporting organizations announced the filing of a lawsuit against the NYPD for refusing to comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Law on what would have been Graham’s 24th birthday.

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IDNYC reaches more than 1 million cardholders

IDNYC, New York’s municipal ID program, reaches more than 1 million cardholders across the five boroughs.

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Singer Brenda Jones of The Jones Girls passes at 62

Reports indicate that singer Brenda Jones of the R&B sister girl group trio The Jones Girls has died. She was 62.

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Activist Leola Maddox makes her transition

Activist and educator Leola Maddox (second from left), wife of famed attorney and activist Alton Maddox, has died.

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