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NYC Health + Hospitals hosts immigrant health care rights panel

NYC Health + Hospitals is hosting “Immigrant Health Care Rights” panel discussions to help educate immigrant communities and provide access to information and resources.

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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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Hazel Dukes celebrates glorious 80th birthday

All the big wigs and their friends flocked to the Upper West Side’s Society of Ethical Culture to celebrate Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State conference president, on her 80th birthday.

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ASAP Ferg to donate painting at first A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction

Rapper ASAP Ferg is donating a large scale oil painting that he originally debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 to the A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction that will take place this weekend in New York.

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Declaration 17 holds inaugural public reading

"Declaration 17" is holding its Inaugural public reading on Monday at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street and Central Park West).

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Morehouse and Spelman College glee clubs perform in NY/NJ

The Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs take the stage in two performances in New York and New Jersey.

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College scholarships for African-American students you need to know about

Students around the nation are always looking for money to pay for college. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

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Joni Sledge of R&B group Sister Sledge dies at age 60

Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died.

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Rucker Park 50th anniversary

Sports achievements are always in need of reflection.

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Touro student wins award for research at homeless shelter

A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter.

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'My Home Is Not Your Backyard’ at Corridor Gallery

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Caribbean Fine Art Fair proudly announced the opening of “My Home Is Not Your Backyard” with an opening reception Feb. 26. Curated by Oshun Layne, the exhibition (which runs locally until March 26) is a dual venue experience at The Grand Salle Gallery and Annex (Bridgetown, Barbados) and Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, N.Y.).

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Manhattan Fathers Forward Coalition hosts Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, the Manhattan Fathers Forward Coalition sponsored a Daddy Daughter Dance in partnership with School District 5 at the Harlem’s Children Zone.

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Save our community gardens

Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., a parks committee meeting will take place at the Manhattan Community Board 10 office, located at 215 West 125th Street, Fourth Floor.

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PHOTOS: Black celebrities at the Oscars

Black Hollywood takes centerstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday with several not only African-Americans taking home awards but also blazing the red carpet.

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'Declaration 17' hopes to send message to Trump and America

As President Donald Trump continues his first 100 days in office, several Americans are declaring their independence from his policies and practices.

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Eating red or processed meat can increase colon cancer risk

High intake of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk of certain types of colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Malcolm X celebrated on the 52nd anniversary of his death

The community came together Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights for the 52nd Memorial Anniversary Commemoration for Malcolm X.

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New York natives honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

On Saturday evening, three New York City natives were awarded at the 31st annual BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference.

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VIDEO: Charlie Rangel talks Trump

Former congressman Charles Rangel recently sat down for a Q&A with Nasser Kazeminy, the chairman of National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO).

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Radio still a dynamic medium in 21st century, says U.N. on World Radio Day

Since its invention in 1895, the radio just won’t sit still.

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Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors are jailed in labor dispute

Seven doctors leading a strike of public sector medical professionals were hauled off to jail as talks to end a four-year running labor dispute collapsed. More than 5,000 workers are honoring the strike that began Dec. 5. 

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Harlem School of the Arts present Wé McDonald and Matthew Whitaker in concert

On a recent wintry evening in downtown Manhattan, the stage at the Highline Ballroom was anything but cold: Wé McDonald reminded the sold-out crowd of mostly parents and young adults that it took a village to nurture her talent.

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Patricia Gatling—DA candidate endorsed by Mayor Dinkins

Patricia Gatling, former NYC human rights commissioner and first assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, today received the endorsement of former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins for Brooklyn district attorney.

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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosts Black History Month Awards

The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its Black History Month Awards breakfast Friday, Feb. 10, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

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Stars turn out for the Love of Our Children Gala

The For the Love of Our Children Gala held in honor of Susan L. Taylor’s National CARES Mentoring Movement was recently held at Cipriani 42nd Street, hosted by Tamron Hall and Michael Eric Dyson.

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Calvary honors Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II, with “CATCH A Star” Award

Calvary Hospital recently honored Stephanie Perkins-Veitch, CCT-II, with the “Catch A Star” Award for December 2016.

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Harlem library being renamed after Harry Belafonte

The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library.

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Bill Perkins wins special election for 9th Council District

State Sen. Bill Perkins is headed back to the city council representing the 9th District in Harlem after winning the special election to replace Inez Dickens, who was elected to the state assembly in November.

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Fidel Castro honored in NYC at historic Shabazz Center

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Fidel Castro Ruz, revolutionary leader of the Cuban Revolution, was honored in a memorial tribute at the historic Malcolm X /Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, Broadway and 165th Street in Manhattan.

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Services to honor the life of Kuwan J. Christian

Family and friends attended the services for Kuwan J. Christian Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.

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Haitians in Brooklyn protest new president

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Grand Army Plaza, KOMOKODA and a group of Haitians and their friends protested what they called the “installation of U.S.-supported indicted money launderer Jovenel Moise as the next president of Haiti.”

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Ramarley Graham’s family still demands justice

The family and supporters of slain teen Ramarley Graham gathered at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to demand justice from the NYPD and the city.

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Future nurses celebrated at St. Francis

Continuing a new tradition at St. Francis College, more than 60 future nurses, the largest class ever at the College, were welcomed into the four-year Nursing BSN program at the Third Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony with a keynote address by State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Friday, Feb. 3.

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Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrate Office to Prevent Gun Violence

Council Member Laurie Cumbo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council colleagues to celebrate the creation of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence.

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OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launch the 'Amir' debit card

Black-owned OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launched the the "Amir" Visa Debit card card during Black History Month.

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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosts Black History Month Awards Breakfast

The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its Black History Month awards breakfast Friday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

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500 applaud as Brooklyn students win awards for art, essay and poetry works celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and life

Monday, Jan. 16, the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission honored Dr. King’s life through the eyes of Brooklyn’s youth.

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Medical students, deans and faculty demand Congress #DoNoHarm

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, was declared the National Day of Medical Student Activism to express outrage that congressional moves on health care will lead to 43,000 unnecessary deaths per year.

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Beyoncé pregnant with twins

Social media is buzzing over the revelation that superstar Beyoncé Knowles in pregnant again. This time with twins.

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Black History Month theme highlights African Americans and barriers in education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced the theme for Black History Month 2017 is "The Crisis in Black Education” focusing on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.

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Report: Emmett Till accuser confesses she lied about incident that led to his killing

An upcoming book by author and Duke University senior research scholar Timothy Tyson reveals startling new information about the infamous Emmett Till case.

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Eric Adams and Ruben Diaz launch 'Gifted and Talented Education Task Force'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools.

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Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad honored in Brooklyn

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, internationally known as the Black Power General, was celebrated Jan. 12 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church on what would have been his 69th birthday.

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Anti-violence organization S.A.V.E. and post-prison support nonprofit GOSO host hip-hop competition

Post-prison support organization Getting Out and Staying Out and anti-gun-violence advocates Stand Against Violence East Harlem hosted their first ever hip-hop competition showcase Jan. 19.

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Malcolm X Commemoration Committee hosts annual dinner for families of political prisoners

The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting its 21st Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of PP/POWs Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building

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Former State Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson sentenced to five years

Reports indicate that former State Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson has been sentenced to five years in prison over corruption charges.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrated in the city

New Yorkers celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service and activism.

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Bishop Eddie Long dead at 63

Multiple reports indicate that Bishop Eddie Long has died.

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Mott Hall High School hosts MLK discussion

Mott Hall High School in Harlem is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Men to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday to Motivate Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

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Local Black business leaders help donate 25,000 tickets for students to see 'Hidden Figures'

New York City African-American business leaders, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Google, Facebook, Infor and AT&T, have launched an initiative to offer free admission to the critically-acclaimed feature, Hidden Figures, for over 25,000 students in New York.

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