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Officer Darren Wilson not indicted in Michael Brown shooting

A grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Monday.

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Community outraged over latest NYPD shooting

Questions and outcry continue as the city grapples with its latest police shooting of yet another unarmed Black man.

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Marion Barry passes at age 78

Former Washington, D.C. mayor and civil right pioneer Marion Barry has died.

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Chris Owens Foundation hosts 'Know Your Rights' forum

In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.

Suicide bomber dressed as student kills 48 at all-boys public school

As Americans honored their veterans in a national day of parades and ceremony, Nigerians were grieving over a war with terrorists, who are now slaughtering children with suicide bombs.

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The Rev. Myles Munroe dies in horrific plane crash

A jet plane carrying the Rev. Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, killing everyone on board.

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Department of Veteran Affairs improves services

As America pauses to honor the work of military personnel this Veterans Day, the federal government is also using the holiday to highlight several improvements to how the nation helps those who have served.

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NYPD pulling plug on ‘buy-and-bust’

Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.”

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Fulton Center Transit Complex opens in Lower Manhattan

After 10 years and a price tag of over $1 billion, the MTA opens the new Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets

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Loretta Lynch nominated as next U.S. Attorney General

President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder.

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Benjamin Tucker named First Deputy Commissioner of NYPD

Deputy Commissioner of Training Benjamin Tucker is named First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD.

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Big wins in midterm elections

All three statewide politicians hang on to their spots as several legislative politicians are also re elected during the Midterm elections on Tuesday. However, the elections hand control of the State and U.S. Senate over to the Republicans.

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Eladia Riggs Bing makes her transition

Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.

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Apollo Theater presents 'Africa Now! South Africa'

The Apollo Theater, in partnership with the World Music Institute, presents “Africa Now! South Africa,” the special third installment of the theater’s annual Africa Now! Festival.

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Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

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Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

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National Bar Association calls for day of action

In response to the recent deluge of police-involved deaths like those of Rodney Mitchell, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the National Bar Association (NBA) is holding a "Day of Action."

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New York brings 'Occupy the Corners' to Detroit

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams brings "Occupy the Corners" to Detroit.

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Brooklyn councilman and OWN star host event on Breast Cancer.

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams is hosting the third annual Girls Like Us Survive: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff on Sunday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CoCo Mane on 1185 Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn.

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PHOTO GALLERY: 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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HBCU Spotlight: Howard University

We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.

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New York Amsterdam News Fourth Annual Labor Breakfast

The New York Amsterdam News held its fourth annual Labor Breakfast last Thursday at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.

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HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.

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HBCU Spotlight: Alabama State University

Continuing our series on National HBCU Week, today we spotlight Alabama State University, alma mater of Amsterdam News staff writer Cyril Josh Barker.

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HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.

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African American Day Parade 2014 (Photos)

The 45th African American Day Parade was in full swing yesterday as thousands came out to enjoy the performances, music, food and art.

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Harlem hosts African American Day Parade

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 45th Annual African American Day Parade takes place in Harlem.

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Celebrities, fans gather for public memorial service for Ruby Dee

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

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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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