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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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2016 New York Urban League Classic cancelled

The New York Urban League announced that its annual football classic has been cancelled for 2016.

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Sharpton speaks on Baton Rouge police killings

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Elizabeth, N.J., with over a dozen mothers in attendance that lost their children to police misconduct.

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Songwriter Alan Scott debuts music video featuring Eric Garner's mother

D.C. songwriter and music teacher Alan Scott debuts his new song “You Only See Me When I’m Gone,” which touches on the recent killings of Black Americans.

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Family, activists commemorate 2-year anniversary of Eric Garner death

Sunday, July 17 marks two years since the police killing of Eric Garner.

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Police Athletic League kids compete in summer tournaments

Come cheer on 30 of the Police Athletic League’s Double Dutch champions, in fifth through eighth grades, as they show off their skills and compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals at PAL’s Summer Day Camp Double Dutch Tournament.

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New shot clock will be used at all 29 NBA arenas during the 2016-17 season

NEW YORK, July 7, 2016—The NBA and TISSOT announced today the launch of a groundbreaking integrated timing system and a new shot clock with innovative LED glass technology developed exclusively for the league.

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Brooklyn senior citizens dance the night away at ‘senior’ prom

Recently, on a rainy evening, a team of dedicated community activists transformed a local middle school gymnasium into a dance hall for senior citizens from Central Brooklyn to party like it’s 1959 at a prom for Brooklynites 60 and older.

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Mayor David Dinkins celebrates his birthday with a fundraiser for Robert Jackson’s State Senate campaign

In front of a large crowd that included State Sen. Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright and many education and community leaders, former Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his birthday at a fundraiser for Robert Jackson for State Senate at the home of Debbie Meyer and Eric Rosenthal.

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Queens of Queens

Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted the Queens of Queens Dance Party at the Central Park event space.

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‘MONOPLY MONEY’ DRAWS SCORN FROM CASH-STRAPPED ZIMBABWEANS

With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender.

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Funeral arrangements announced for late radio personality Vaughn Harper

Funeral services for legendary radio personality Vaughn Harper have been announced.

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Protest commemorates one year since death of Sandra Bland

A protest is taking place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 13 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who suspiciously died while in jail in Texas in 2015.

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NYCHA: Harlem developments not being sold and demolished

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.

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David Dinkins celebrates 89th birthday

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th birthday at a party at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Times Square.

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Man known as #MrStealYourGrandma proving good Black don’t crack

If you haven’t heard of him by now, 54-year-old Irvin Randle is taking social media by storm.

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BP Adams launches Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk

Sunday, June 26, 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, along with a host of Brooklynites and international and domestic cultural enthusiasts, kicked off the inaugural Central Brooklyn Arts & Cultural Walk.

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ANOTHER TAKE ON BREXIT FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

Writing on the blog This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective.

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New York City enacts commercial tenant harassment reform

Commercial landlords will face penalties for harassing their tenants.

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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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Brooklyn hosts the 45th International African Arts Festival

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Brooklyn’s most beloved celebration of African culture and family.

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PHOTOS: NYC celebrates LGBTQ pride

Thousands of people turned out for the Gay Pride Parade in the city.

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Jennifer Holliday headlining Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show

Grammy and Tony-Award winner Jennifer Holliday is scheduled to perform at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration.

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2016 BET Awards: The winners

The 2016 "BET Awards," is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26 in Los Angeles. This year’s show features a tribute to late superstar Prince.

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State Senator Kevin Parker hosts tea party

Saturday, June 11, State Sen. Kevin Parker was joined by family, friends and supporters for his annual High Tea event.

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The Rev. and Mrs. Cockfield celebrate golden anniversary

June 25, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Alfred and Linette Cockfield of Far Rockaway and Brooklyn, N.Y., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows and a reception titled, “Then and Now—Two Hearts One Love—50 Years of a Wonderful Love” at God’s Battalion of Prayer Church, located at 661 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Flood season in Ghana, fatalities mount

Residents of a suburb of Accra are blaming government for failing to take action and prevent flooding fatalities, which are again mounting one year after heavy rains and a gas station explosion took more than 150 lives.

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Artist with Down syndrome featured at local gallery

An exhibition of works by Haile King Rubie, a 26-year-old Harlem artist with Down syndrome, will inaugurate the Clara Francis Gallery, a new Harlem art spot, from July 27 to Aug. 17, 2016.

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Bronx unemployment drops to 6.1%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen to one of its lowest numbers ever, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor.

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Twin NFL stars raise money for sickle cell

Saturday, June 18, 2016, NFL stars and twin brothers, Jason and Devin McCourty, are hosting their annual Tackle Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

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Vulcan Society presents awards

There were many celebrations at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, N.Y. June 2, 2016.

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Study: 1 Percent of Black Men in US Are Registered Sex Offenders

One percent of all black men in the U.S. are registered sex offenders, and black men enter the sex offender registry at nearly twice the rate of white men, a new University at Albany study finds.

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Hate crime?: Black S.I. teen dies of asthma attack after being chased by white mob

The death of 16-year-old Black boy in Staten Island causes shockwaves around the city and could be a possible hate crime.

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Saint John’s becomes home to NYCFC Academy

New York City Football Club is pleased to announce that St. John’s University will be the home for the NYCFC Academy for the 2016 season.

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More than two million pledged and ran on Global Running Day

More than two million people from more than 165 countries pledged to run on Global Running Day June 1.

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Ma’oon Inc. and Newark Symphony Hall presents 2016 Qur’an Competition

Newark Symphony Hall and Ma’oon Inc. present "Path Towards Understanding Quran Through Recitation & Competition on Sunday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Newark Symphony Hall located at 1030 Broad Street in Newark, NJ.

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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 28th Annual Fleet Week.

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Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosts book signing for Smith and Gasby

The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosted a book signing party for Barbara Smith and Dan Gasby in honor of their new book “Before I Forget.” More than 150 people attended the talk and reception Wednesday, May 4.

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United Palace honors the Rev. Dr. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter for 50 years of service

The United Palace House of Inspiration honored the Rev. Dr. Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter for her 50 years of stewardship, service and contributions to Reverend Ike Ministries and the greater United Palace community.

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Stevie Wonder turns 66

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 66 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

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Charges against postal worker dismissed in police misconduct case

Brooklyn District Ken Thompson dismisses charges against a letter carrier whose U.S. Postal Service vehicle was left unattended following his arrest.

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ImageNation highlights banned Warner Bros. cartoons

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is hosting a night of rare animation and discussion on race centering on the 11 banned and controversial Looney Tunes and Merrie Melody cartoons.

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Apollo Theater inducting Prince into Walk of Fame at spring gala

The Apollo Theater is hosting 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13.

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Medgar Evers hosts 2016 annual Spring Luncheon for Scholarship and Leadership

The Community Council for Medgar Evers 2016 annual Spring Luncheon for Scholarship and Leadership was held at the Medgar Evers College Science Building Atrium Cafeteria

Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

Despite the guiding hand of a new president and a massive bailout by the federal government last year, salaries of government workers in most of Nigeria’s 36 states have not been paid, in some cases for as long as nine months.

Rivals settling old scores Imperil Burundi

Like a train without brakes, Burundi is barreling towards a collision of ethnic and political factions, with an alarming number of fatalities already reported among Hutus and Tutsis.

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TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR PIONEER OF POPULAR ‘SOUKOUS’ SOUND

Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative.

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'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey showcases eyewear line in New Jersey

Black-owned optical store Elegant Eyes recently held its spring trunk show event featuring reality TV star Cynthia Bailey.

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First Lady Michelle Obama hosts college signing event in Harlem

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates her signature College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory on Tuesday.

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Sharpton to hold Prince tribute and host family of George Tillman at weekly rally

Rev. Al Sharpton is honoring the legacy of late superstar Prince and hosting the family of George Tillman.

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