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Black leaders speak on Charlottesville violence

Black leaders speak condemning the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. and President Donald Trump's handling of the situation.

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Sundae Sermon returns this weekend

One of Harlem's favorite summertime events "Sundae Sermon" returns this Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Supporters hoping Mugabe will name a successor

As the field of presidential hopefuls appears to grow by the day, reports state that First Lady Grace Mugabe is now urging her husband to name a successor to be the next president of Zimbabwe.

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Billionaires worked behind scenes in Kenya's recent polls

There was more than just voting in the presidential polls in Kenya this week.

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Senator Parker delivers keynote address at third Annual NY Energy Revolution Summit

Wednesday, Aug. 2, State Sen. Kevin Parker delivered the keynote address at the third Annual New York Energy Revolution Summit.

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Hydrate well, stay cool to avoid heat-related illness

The human body is cooled naturally when heat escapes from the skin and when sweat evaporates from the skin.

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Council Member Laurie Cumbo gives birth

Brooklyn City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo welcomes a baby boy.

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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market holds free jazz fest Aug. 5

Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market, located on West 116th Street between Fifth avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard, will host its third annual Louis Armstrong Jazz Fest.

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Sigmas and Zetas come together for cookout in Brooklyn

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosted their annual Blue and White Picnic in Prospect Park.

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Brownsville Oldtimers Weekend celebration draws thousands to annual neighborhood block party

Elders and people from all ages attended the Brownsville Old Timers Weekend Block Party. The event celebrates the neighborhood's most valued members.

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National Night Out with the community and NYPD from Harlem’s 28th Precinct

Thousands of people across New York City attended National Night Out events on Tuesday. The event brings together police and community members in an effort to combat violence.

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Kenyan elections jarred by torture murder of election official

The body of senior Kenyan election official Christopher Chege Msando was discovered this week on the outskirts of Nairobi, showing signs of torture, according to police.

French court sides with migrants, ordering restart of humanitarian aid

Efforts by French officials to block humanitarian aid for African and other migrants seeking sanctuary at the port of Calais were forcefully rebuffed this week by France’s highest administrative court.

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Moshood celebrates Afrikan spirit and fashion

With his effervescent “Wear Moshood, Wear Yourself” essence, Lagos-to-Brooklyn fashion icon Moshood hosted his annual MOSHOOD/Afrikan spirit fashion show outside his flagship landmark store on Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Reaching Black men in barbershops could lead to early cancer detection

Aging Black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and they are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the disease.

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Election races to watch- Kenya, Rwanda, Angola

Major elections are taking place in three African nations next month: in oil giant Angola, in East African powerhouse Kenya and in tiny, rapidly developing Rwanda. 

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Kenyan teens head for Silicon Valley with "app" to end FGM

When historians write Africa’s digital story, Kenya will likely assume its place as the cradle of the internet revolution on the continent.

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Mother Wilmer Robinson turns 100

Here is an example of what 100 years should look like.

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United Volta Association exhibits rich African culture in Harlem concert

A New York City-based African nonprofit socio-cultural organization known as the United Volta Association Inc., popularly referred as UVA, in conjunction with the African Studies faculty of Binghamton University, put up a splendid performance to mesmerize the audience gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building on 125th Street last Saturday, July 8, 2017, at an African cultural show.

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New York was 'On Ten' at 'Wild 'N Out: LIVE from the Barbershop'

MTV hosted another "Wild 'N Out: LIVE from the Barbershop" pop-up in New York on Sunday at Well Connected Barbershop in Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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Prostate Health Educational Symposium slated for Long Island

The fifth annual Prostate Health Education Symposium is scheduled for Bethel AME Church of Freeport on Long Island, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

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First woman to head OPEC snared in multibillion dollar fraud scheme

Lavish lifestyles are nothing out of the ordinary in New York City, home of the rich and glamorous.

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After disqualifying opposition, Rwandan president sees victory in august polls

Rwandan President Paul Kagame may think he has a clear shot at winning the upcoming poll Aug. 4.

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Latino Alzheimer’s caregivers forum at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Approximately 400 families, caregivers and community organizations and a variety of agencies gathered at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx for a health forum that provided insight into a disease that 5 million Americans are living with—Alzheimer’s disease.

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Eric Garner death commemorated

Monday, July 17 marks three years since the police killing of Eric Garner. Family members, activists and the community gathered for events.

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Touro College awards top honor to Payal Aggarwal for service, leadership, research and dedication

When Payal Aggarwal was just 6 years old, she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital.

Vendors in tears as Zambia's biggest outdoor market burns

A fire of unknown origins raced through the largest outdoor market in Zambia, destroying the livelihood of its many vendors.

Equal pay for equal work? Kenyan nurses push the envelope

Year after year, reports tell of a wide gap between the wages earned by men and those earned by women.

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Harlem Omegas host 2017 Five Borough Food Pantry Project Awards

Since 2009, Harlem’s Kappa Omicron Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has committed to help the homeless and veterans who go without assistance and support. To date, the fraternity has raised more than $25,000 in their efforts.

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The world celebrates the 46th International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn

Folks from the Gambia to the Gowanus and from the Songhay to Staten Island came to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park to celebrate the 46th International African Arts Festival.

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Dinkin's great birthday bash

June 15 the Association to Benefit Children in celebration of Mayor David N. Dinkins’ 90th birthday held a special birthday dinner at the June Kelly Gallery.

Rwandans recall end of genocide on liberation day

Rwandans have marked the 23rd anniversary of Liberation Day, recalling the end of a genocidal war that took the lives of nearly 1 million men, women and children.

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Literary prize for Sudanese writer, Maskela picks up Phd in music

This season is one of accolades for some of Africa’s outstanding artists.

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Widows of Nigerian activists charge shell oil with complicity in hangings

The widows of four Nigerian activists are entering their 22nd year of a long struggle for justice, and to hear them tell it, they’re in no way feeling tired. 

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Hypertension help shows success in controlling Bronxites’ blood pressure

More than three-quarters of patients with hypertension receiving care at NYC Health + Hospitals

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Family and friends remember Shantel Davis, demand justice on anniversary of her death

Family and supporters gathered in Flatbush, Brooklyn, as they commemorated the fifth anniversary of the June 14, 2012, shooting death of Shantel Davis by NYPD Officer Philip Atkins.

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Friday evenings of Jazzy Jazz at Medgar Evers College

The Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on nine Friday evenings, from July 7 to September 1, 2017. This year it will pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne.

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Councilman King holds Annual Youth Day Graduation Cookout Celebration

The day started out with rain but cleared up well before the noon start of the 2017 Youth Day Graduation Cookout Celebration, this past Saturday, hosted by New York City Council Member Andy King in collaboration with the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program.

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Roz Nixon Entertainment celebrates NYC seniors with a day of salsa, jazz and Motown

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, was a day for celebrating seniors, but all were welcome as Roz Nixon Entertainment hosted “Celebrating Jazz, Salsa & Motown.”

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Zuma's Mining Charter: Step Up or Two Steps Back For Black Empowerment?

The initials stand for Black Economic Empowerment, and the prospect thrilled many South Africans who had seen the wealth of their nation drained away during years of oppressive white rule. 

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Your 4th of July weekend guide

If you're staying in the city this Fourth of July weekend there's plenty to do around town.

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City pools open for summer

City public pools are open for the summer season.

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Train derailment at 125th Street leaves 34 injured, causes mass delays

The derailment of an A Train at 125th Street leaves 34 people injured and causes significant disruptions to the subway system.


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.