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Free Black Women's Library coming to Harlem

The Free Black Women's Library heads uptown to the Studio Museum in Harlem on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Reports: Howard University safe after active shooter scare

Reports indicate that Washington D.C. law enforcement has given the all clear at Howard University after reports of an active shooter.

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Activist Tamika Mallory claims she was racially targeted by American Airlines over seating dispute

Activist Tamika Mallory believes she was the victim of racial targeting after she was kicked off of an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York over a dispute involving a seat on the plane.

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10th anniversary of African Burial Ground National Monument

Special events and programs are scheduled to occur throughout the week. The park will feature a film series and live entertainment by various groups and organizations, and libation ceremonies will be conducted.

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Circle of Sisters expo rocks Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center hosted Circle of Sisters, a one-day event that was held Sept. 30 2017.

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CBN celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of New Yorkers aged 60 and over, hosted several community events Friday, Sept. 22, the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, aimed at reducing the risk of falls for NYC seniors.

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NYC Council member stage kneel-in at City Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, several New York City Council members proudly declared that they were “taking a knee” on the steps of City Hall in reaction to President Trump’s “profane condemnation of NFL players who do the same.”

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College Choice releases 2017 ranking of the 50 best HBCUs

College Choice has published a ranking of the 50 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities for 2017.

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Rev. Al Sharpton's activism being assessed at Columbia University

Rev. Al Sharpton is the subject of a day-long Columbia University School of Journalism symposium examining the impact he has had on civil rights and urbanizing the doctrines of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the last 50 years.

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Staten Island holds Black Heritage parade

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Staten Islanders held their seventh annual Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day.

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NCNW hosting health fair in Co-Op City

The National Council of Negro Women Co-Op City section is hosting their eighth annual Community Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 177 Dreiser Loop, Room 4, in the Bronx.

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The history of Black firefighters in New York

Black firefighters in the FDNY have faced several challenges as the Department evolved over time.

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50th Annual West Indian Day Parade takes place in Brooklyn

The 50th annual West Indian Day Parade took place on Monday on Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway.

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Harlem barber "Denny Moe' give free haircuts to kids

Several young men are headed back to school with a fresh cut thanks to Harlem barber Dennis Mitchell (aka “Denny Moe”).

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Sharpton leads 'Ministers March for Justice' in DC

Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action network gathered with clergy from across the nation in Washington D.C. for the “Ministers March for Justice” on Monday.

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Civil rights and racial justice organizations jointly condemn Sheriff Joe Arpaio pardon

Several organizations including the NAACP and the National Urban League are condemning the President Donald Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Nat Turner rebellion remembered in Newark

The People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) in Newark commemorates the 186th anniversary of the Nat Turner Rebellion.

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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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