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Trump wants more racial profiling

Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, continued to dominate the news cycle, this time with two stories that push his lethal envelope ever closer to the edge.

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Justice Thomas retiring or tired?

Many Americans on the left—and some in the middle—are hoping the rumor that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is pondering retirement is true.

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Keep Harlem in vogue

Change appears to be inevitable for the communities of the world, and Harlem is no exception.

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Dorsie Willis, sole survivor of Brownsville Massacre

If you’re one of the deep diggers of African-American history and you’ve heard of Dorsie Willis, then I tip my kufi to you.

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Harlem congressional candidates square off for Rangel’s seat

With Congressman Charles Rangel looking on, seven candidates Monday evening debated who was the best qualified to replace the 46-year veteran leader of the 13th Congressional District. According to the reaction from the audience at Hostos College, Assemblyman Keith Wright and State Senator Adriano Espaillat won the overall cheer meter.

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Poet/healer Stephanie Alston-Nero transitions at 61

In search of the ancestral, whether physically or spiritually, was a mission that consumed the being of Stephanie Alston-Nero.

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Ali, a man of faith for the ages

If the funeral services for Muhammad Ali last Friday in Louisville, Ky., seemed interminably long,

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Mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, a pioneer in the Space Age

One of the most fulfilling rewards from the Classroom column are the number of suggestions

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Carnage in Orlando: Massacre in Florida causes shockwaves

Beyond the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., Sunday morning in which to date 49 people were killed and 53 injured, five of them critically, another clash is becoming more imminent each day between two presumptive presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Noted asthma consultant to discuss aid and remedies

We will never know the extent to which Dayshen McKenzie, who recently fled for his life from a white gang on Staten Island, might have been helped by Yocheved Bat-Imedt, a registered nurse and holistic asthma consultant.

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