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GAME TIME: 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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Celebrities, fans gathering for public memorial service for Ruby Dee

The life and legacy of actor, author and activist Ruby Dee is being honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday at The Riverside Church.

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WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS: New York Urban League Football Classic and the African African Day Parade

Two major fall events happening this weekend are bringing out crowds across the Tri-state area.

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The Legends Promoters of New York Hold Rooftop Party

The Legends Promoters of New York held an appreciation rooftop party at Brooklyn Terrace, overlooking the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines.

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DC 37 Commemorates 9/11

Last Thursday, DC 37 commemorated 9/11 and honored those whose lives were cut short by the horrific events

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ICB hosts annual Men and Family Health Expo

As part of its ongoing health initiatives, the International Christian Brotherhood, a faith-based fraternal organization, will host its annual Men’s and Family Health Expo Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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The Apollo presents Harlem Healthy Soul Fest

Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., the Apollo Theater will present its second annual community initiative focused on family wellness: the Harlem Healthy Soul Festival.

This week in Black History (Sept 11- Sept 17)

Remembering Black history every week.

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Primary night in New York

Several candidates had victories after Tuesdays primary election.

Help Prevent Suicide by Being Involved and Showing Support

Most suicidal individuals do not want to die; they just want to end the pain they are experiencing, according to experts cited by the American Association of Suicidology.

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A Special Gift for Children from Incarcerated Men

The day was filled with fun, food, grooming and gifts for the youths of the Children of Promise, a community-based nonprofit organization in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

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Black celebrities remember Joan Rivers

Comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has died.

Celebrating Charlie Parker

Celebrating Charlie Parker

Vote September 9

Right after Labor Day, New York moves ahead at full speed. The children go back to school, work kicks into high gear and the city prepares to vote in primaries that sometimes are actually the only real contests candidates will encounter in the election cycle.

We’ll March to Save our Communities and our Planet

Poverty and the combination of diesel trucks, waste treatment and power plants and a highway system that has no regard for the area’s residents all add up to a borough that is home to one of the largest concentration of asthma victims in the nation.

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Robert Jackson led ‘Run for Peace’ through 31st Senatorial District

Joined by State Senator Bill Perkins, community members and other runners, former City Council Member, Robert Jackson, led a “Run for Peace” Sunday through 12.8 miles of the 31st Senatorial District.

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Olanike Alabi enjoying her campaign for district leader

On Labor Day, Olanike Alabi proudly joined a million or so partying people at the Annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.

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Public memorial service for Ruby Dee set for Sept. 20

A public memorial service for late actress Ruby Dee is being held on Sept. 20 at The Riverside Church.

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47th Annual West Indian Day Parade takes place in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway gives way to the 47th Annual West Indian Day Parade.

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Families affected by recent fire in Hamilton Heights get help

Families who lost everything during a recent fire in Hamilton Heights get assistance.

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Breakthrough hosts sold-out crowd for Dudes Against Violence Against Women

Breakthrough hosts a comedy show to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women and girls

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Brooklyn street co-named after local soldier killed in Afghanistan

East 51st Street between Beverly Road and Clarendon Road is now named "Private First Class Errol Milliard Way," after 18-year-old Errol "Elijah" Milliard who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

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Michael Brown shooting: What's next?

Now that Michael Brown is laid to rest, the community of Ferguson, Mo. and the nation are looking at the next steps to repair what many continue to call a failed system when it comes to policing.

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Michael Brown laid to rest in Ferguson

Funeral services for Michael Brown held in Ferguson, Mo.

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Sonia Sanchez birthday celebration to take place in Brooklyn

Sonia Sanchaz is celebrating her 80th birthday with an event at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn.

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Eric Garner: Grand jury to look into case

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announces that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed in the death of Eric Garner

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Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou Joins the Ancestors

The celebrated author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at 86.

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Community remembers Basil Paterson

Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson

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Explosion in East Harlem at 117 Street

One, possibly two buildings, at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave., collapsed due to the explosion.

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Former human rights activist, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba joins the ancestors

Jackson, Miss., Mayor, prominent attorney and former human rights activist, Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday.

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DNA confirms human remains belong to missing, Black teen Avonte Oquendo

Body parts found in Queens belong to Avonte Oquendo

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Amiri Baraka passes at age 79

Famed writer Amiri Baraka passes away in New Jersey at age 79

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Art exhibit urges strangers to touch Black hair

Would you allow complete strangers to touch your hair? One group of Black women actually...

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Boston Locked Down

Boston remains on lockdown, as the FBI - along with local law enforcers search for...

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Explosion at Boston Marathon kills 3

Reports indicate that two explosions occurred at 2:45 p.m. at the Boston Marathon on Monday...

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Fleet Week 2012: Honoring our heroes

Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a...

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Demonstrators push for passage of Community Safety Act

Hundreds of protesters gathered at City Hall Thursday to support the city council's Community Safety...

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Amateur Night at the Apollo begins 79th season

The Apollo Theater kicked off the 79th season of its legendary Amateur Night. Along with...

Thanksgiving celebrated around the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving is being felt across the city as people come together to...

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Daughter of jazz saxophonist among those dead in Conn. school massacre

As the identities of the victims from Friday's school massacre are discovered, reports indicate that...

Gunman opens fire at Conn. elementary school killing 20 children

The nation remains in shock and dismay after a gunman reportedly entered an elementary school...

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Helping children cope with the Sandy Hook School tragedy

In aftermath of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in the...

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Controversial MLK inscription set to be removed, not replaced

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," reads one inscription on the...

NYCHA announces that all buildings effected by Sandy have restored power

On Wednesday in the New York City Housing Authority announced in its storm progress report...

New York Urban League Football Classic canceled

Officials from the New York Urban League (NYUL) announced this week that the local affiliate's...

Hurricane Sandy volunteer opportunities, relief centers

Brooklyn Shelters: NYC Technical College, 300 Jay StreetPark Slope Armory, 361 15th StreetJ.H.S. 57, 125...

Hurricane Sandy: The road to recovery

As the city continues to recover from the devastation left behind from Hurricane Sandy, the...

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National Action Network donating supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) are donating supplies to the NYPD...

Fuel issues getting better during hurricane aftermath

The race to get gas in the city during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is...