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Anthony Rajkumar named executive director of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation President and CEO Ram Raju M.D. announced that Anthony Rajkumar has been appointed executive director of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center.

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City College Center for the Arts presents ‘On Kentucky Avenue’

This week, the City College Center for the Arts and Byron and Sylvia Lewis present the newly created work “On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem.”

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SOUTH AFRICAN MINERS IN NEAR-DEATH FIRE AS INVESTORS EYE PROFITS

An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu Gold Mine, southwest of Johannesburg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift.

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OMALIS ARE ‘HANGING BY A THREAD’

After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the bombers, the motives and the official response.

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Berkeley College Hudson Valley named Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champs

For the seventh time in 10 seasons, the Berkeley College men’s basketball team has won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, defeating the defending champion Bears of St. Joseph’s College by a score of 91-82 Sunday, Feb. 22.

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Jah-Leah Ellis named Valley Collegiate Player of the Year

The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced their women’s basketball end-of-season awards.

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Raheem DeVaughn tops Billboard R&B chart

Three time Grammy Award nominated recording artist Raheem DeVaughn's new album, Love, Sex and Passion, debuted this week at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Albums Chart.

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DOJ not charging George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin killing

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is not charging George Zimmerman for 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old, Black unarmed Trayvon Martin.

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Maya Angelou to be honored with Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.

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Legends shine at the BET HONORS

BET Networks returns with the eighth annual “The BET HONORS” to pay tribute to the contributions of legendary African Americans in the areas of education, theater, business and technology, music and innovation.

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St. James and Co. in Newark hosts 'The Luxe Lounge'

St. James and Co. in Newark, N.J. hosts "Luxe Lounge"

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Apollo Dining With the Divas Luncheon raises $325,000

On Thursday, February 12th, the Apollo Theater hosted its fifth annual Dining with the Divas luncheon, a fundraiser celebrating the accomplishments of women in the arts and in business.

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Thousands of students attend Black History Month festival

Nearly 4,500 grade-school children recently enjoyed prime seating to watch the thrilling dancers of Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance troupe, at the Con Edison-Town Hall Black History Month Festival, held Feb. 5 and 6.

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Have a blessed journey home, Theresa Freeman

Friends and family gathered to say goodbye to Democratic Party leader, district leader, committee woman and community activist the Honorable Theresa Freeman.

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Officer involved in Akai Gurley shooting pleads not guilty

The officer involved in the shooting death of unarmed, Black Akai Gurley pleades guilty to several charges.

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Winter storm hits NYC

A blizzard hits the city impacting travel, closing schools and bringing widespread snow.

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Snow shovlers needed for storm aftermath

In the aftermath of what is being called an historic blizzard approaching the city, snow removal is going to be needed to clean up.

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Scholarships available to Black students

A list of scholarships available to Black students.

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January is National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become regular blood donors this year, starting during National Blood Donor Month in January.

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Gospel legend Andrae Crouch passes at 72

Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports.

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Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo laid to rest

Former New York State governor and Democratic Party champion Mario Cuomo is laid to rest in Manhattan.

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Two NYPD officers killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shoots them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

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A spcial visit with Santa

Santa lives at Macy’s. We all know that. And visiting Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy’s Harold Square is a magical experience.

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Comedian Buttahman to perform at The Stand NYC

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this weekend at The Stand NYC.

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Reporters appear on ARISE News to discuss Eric Garner case

A panel on New York reporters, including Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde, discussed national response to the Eric Garner case on Friday, Dec. 5.

One love: Marley feted at the Apollo

This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.

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Leaders react to lack of indictment in Eric Garner killing

Several groups and elected officials are weighing in on the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner.

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No indictment in Eric Garner police killing

Reports indicate that a grand jury has decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man.

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Man found guilty in killing of Brooklyn teen girl

A man accused of killing a Brooklyn teenage girl he met on Facebook then attempting to burn her body last year is found guilty.

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Officer Darren Wilson not indicted in Michael Brown shooting

A grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Monday.

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Community outraged over latest NYPD shooting

Questions and outcry continue as the city grapples with its latest police shooting of yet another unarmed Black man.

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Marion Barry passes at age 78

Former Washington, D.C. mayor and civil right pioneer Marion Barry has died.

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Chris Owens Foundation hosts 'Know Your Rights' forum

In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.

Suicide bomber dressed as student kills 48 at all-boys public school

As Americans honored their veterans in a national day of parades and ceremony, Nigerians were grieving over a war with terrorists, who are now slaughtering children with suicide bombs.

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The Rev. Myles Munroe dies in horrific plane crash

A jet plane carrying the Rev. Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, killing everyone on board.

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Department of Veteran Affairs improves services

As America pauses to honor the work of military personnel this Veterans Day, the federal government is also using the holiday to highlight several improvements to how the nation helps those who have served.

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NYPD pulling plug on ‘buy-and-bust’

Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.”

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Fulton Center Transit Complex opens in Lower Manhattan

After 10 years and a price tag of over $1 billion, the MTA opens the new Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets

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Loretta Lynch nominated as next U.S. Attorney General

President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder.

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Benjamin Tucker named First Deputy Commissioner of NYPD

Deputy Commissioner of Training Benjamin Tucker is named First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD.

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Big wins in midterm elections

All three statewide politicians hang on to their spots as several legislative politicians are also re elected during the Midterm elections on Tuesday. However, the elections hand control of the State and U.S. Senate over to the Republicans.

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Eladia Riggs Bing makes her transition

Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.

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Apollo Theater presents 'Africa Now! South Africa'

The Apollo Theater, in partnership with the World Music Institute, presents “Africa Now! South Africa,” the special third installment of the theater’s annual Africa Now! Festival.

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Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

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Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

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National Bar Association calls for day of action

In response to the recent deluge of police-involved deaths like those of Rodney Mitchell, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the National Bar Association (NBA) is holding a "Day of Action."

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New York brings 'Occupy the Corners' to Detroit

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams brings "Occupy the Corners" to Detroit.

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Brooklyn councilman and OWN star host event on Breast Cancer.

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams is hosting the third annual Girls Like Us Survive: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff on Sunday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CoCo Mane on 1185 Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn.

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PHOTO GALLERY: 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic

The Black college experience comes to the city as the Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University MSU) football teams play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. at the 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic.

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HBCU Spotlight: Howard University

We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.

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