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PHOTOS: LAHHNY stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris host brunch before taking vows

"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith tied the knot with Mendeecees Harris held a brunch before taking vows on live television on Sunday.

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7 photos that prove Malcolm X's spirit is felt today

Every year on May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, marchers' make their way down 125th Street in Harlem to ensure that businesses close from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of the beloved leader.

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Community celebrates Malcolm X's 90th birthday

The Shabazz Family and X Legacy are hosting a birthday celebration for the late el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.

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Fleet Week welcomes American heroes to city

Hundreds of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th Annual Fleet Week

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Medgar Evers College comes together to remember Dr. Derrick Griffith

Students, faculty and the community came together to remember Medgar Evers College dean Dr. Darrick Griffith at a candlelight vigil on the campus

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Street artists shine at art show

More than 30 New York City street artists showcased their work this weekend in the "Love It or Hate It" art show.

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Legendary blues singer B. B. King dies at 89

Best known for his down-home style and recognizable guitar skills, blues legend B.B. KIng has died.

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Stevie Wonder turns 65

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 65 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

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VIDEO: Hammer-wielding suspect gunned down by police in Midtown

Reports indicate that the man wanted by police for several random hammer attacks was gunned down by officers in Midtown.

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City Comptroller Scott Stringer and AARP launch ID theft prevention tour

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel kicked off the 2015 Shred Day event series in front of the Union Settlement Association in East Harlem on Monday.

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Officer not charged in Tony Robinson shooting

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Monday that the white officer who shot biracial, 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr. in Madison, WI in March will not face charges.

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Alhambra Ballroom hosts bridal expo

The Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem is hosting a bridal expo and fashion show on Sunday, May 17 from 3pm to 7pm.

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Common takes the stage in Harlem

Rapper and actor Common recently performed in Harlem with two exclusive performances of UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH COMMON at Madiba Harlem at MIST.

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Reports: George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Florida

Reports indicate George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting in the Lake Mary, Fla. near Orlando on Monday.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo cracks down on nail salons

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the launch of a multi-agency Enforcement Task Force that will move immediately to prevent unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions in the nail salon industry.

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Justice Department opens investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

A week after six police officers in Baltimore are arrested on charges including from murder and manslaughter for the death of Freddie Gray, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the launching of an investigation of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).

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10 things to see during the Apollo Theater's 2015-2016 season

Harlem's crowned jewel, the Apollo Theater, announced its programming for the 2015-2016 season.

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FDNY at 150: The history of Black firefighters in New York

As the FDNY celebrates its 150th anniversary this week, we take a look at the history of African Americans in the Department.

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May Day rally takes on new meaning

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Manhattan on Friday to participate in the annual May Day rally.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Get to know Marilyn J. Mosby

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was thrust into the spotlight since the police death of Freddie Gray.

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Freddie Gray’s death ruled a homicide

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Friday that all six officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray are being charged.

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Families of New Yorkers killed by police meet with Gov. Cuomo

The surviving family members of New Yorkers killed by the police over the past decades brought their demand for a special prosecutor for police killings directly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Capitol office in Albany.

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World-renowned Pentecostal leader, builder, college founder William L. Bonner dies at 93

The honorable Chief Apostle William Lee Bonner, a spiritual leader and book author who built an international organization, landmark educational institutions and churches, and reached millions in his ministry, passed away Friday, April 3.

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Demonstrators gather in Union Square for Freddie Gray

Thousands gather in Union Square Wednesday night for a peaceful demonstration organized by Millions March NYC for police brutality victim Freddie Gray.

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Federal agent fatally shoots alleged hammer-wielding Black man in Detroit

Reports indicate that a federal agent in Detroit fatally shot a Black man 10 times who was allegedly wielding a hammer on Monday triggering demonstrations in the Motor City.

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Baltimore uprising: Justice for Freddie Gray

Community leaders advocate for calm in Baltimore as the city moves forward and peaceful protests take place.

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How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake

Help from around the world is needed after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend continues to have a devastating aftermath as the death tolls rises.

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Texas House votes to deregulate natural hair braiders

Effort follows court decision declaring irrational laws unconstitutional

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Just who is Loretta Lynch?

Loretta Lynch takes her place in history this week as the U.S. Senate confirms as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General but who is she?

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Earth Day: 10 things you can do now to help the planet

April 22 is Earth Day and organizations and groups around the world a advocating the need for people to take necessary steps to help the environment.

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First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Tuskegee University commencement

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Tuskegee University’s 130th Spring Commencement Ceremony.

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‘Bama State Style’ gives look into HBCU band life

Lifetime premieres its newest reality series “Bama State Style” featuring the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets.

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Singer Johnny Kemp dead at 55

Reports indicate that R&B singer Johnny Kemp has died.

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VIDEO: Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan

Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

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Stunning photos of Mumia Abu-Jamal's health condition

The following photos of Mumia Abu-Jamal were taken on April 6, 2015. He was taken to the hospital previously due to issues with diabetes.

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Apollo Theater inducts Billie Holiday into Walk of Fame

In celebration of her 100th birthday, the Apollo Theater inducts jazz singer Billie Holiday into its Walk of Fame.

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10 HBCUs that offer full scholarships

Families and students are getting misinformation about full scholarships available at HBCUs.

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Building explosion in East Village leaves several injured

The FDNY responds to a five-alarm fire and partial building collapse in Manhattan’s East Village.

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South Sudan frees hundreds of child fighters, including a 9-year-old girl

South Sudan’s Democratic Army Cobra Faction announced its third release of child soldiers as agreed in a pact with the government signed last May.

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Brandy joins the cast of 'Chicago' on Broadway

Grammy-award winning R&B singer Brandy Norwood is set to join the cast of the musical Chicago in her Broadway debut.

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Queen of Soul hosts star-studded birthday affair

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style this weekend at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.

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MTA fare increase takes effect

Get ready to dig deeper into your pocket to get around. A fare hike on public transportation by the MTA is now is effect.

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#JusticeforMartese: Outrage ensues after bloody beating of Black college honor student

The bloody beating of a Black, unarmed college honors student is the latest police brutality incident caught on camera that’s fueling outrage across the nation.

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Renaissance Health Care Network, Harlem Hospital advisory boards host legislative breakfast

Saturday, March 7, the Renaissance Health Care Network and Harlem Hospital community advisory boards held their Joint Legislative Breakfast at Harlem Hospital Center.

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FRENCH POLICE ON TRIAL FOR DEATH OF TEENS AFTER 10-YEAR WAIT

Two teenagers of North African descent, running from police, were electrocuted in a power substation 10 years ago. The officers will finally stand trial this week.

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PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS AT US EVENT JAILED IN DRC

Journalists, activists, hip-hop artists and a U.S. diplomat were rounded up by police at a pro-democracy event Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sponsored in part by the U.S. government.

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SPARKS FLY AS SIERRA LEONE’S VP EXPELLED FROM PARTY

An internal war is roiling the administration of President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, with Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana at dead center.

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Starbucks’ 'Race Together' initiative gets backlash on social media

Starbucks newest initiative is getting a lot of buzz, however, not the conversation the coffee chain hoped to spark.

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White House: Black and Hispanic graduation rates rising

Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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United Way of NYC hosts Power of Women to Make a Difference Luncheon

Nearly 600 female leaders in the business, finance and nonprofit sectors came together at Cipriani 42nd Street for United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) ninth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference award luncheon.

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