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Clarence Muse, a versatile artist and actor of integrity

Late one night recently, I was watching an old film and out of nowhere it seems this Black man commanded the screen.

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Trump on trial

Thus far, the Trump impeachment trial has gone as expected—bitter rancor and blocked amendments.

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Jo Ann Robinson, teacher and civil rights strategist

During a recent event anticipating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad evoked the name of Jo Ann Robinson.

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Pelosi names House impeachment managers

Two New Yorkers are among the seven designated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act as managers in the Trump Senate impeachment trial.

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WNYC, Apollo Theater present WNYC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

“The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, was supposed to be hosted by WNYC’s Peabody Award winning host Brian Lehrer—but he was under the weather; so “All Things Considered” host Jami Floyd did the honors.

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John Singleton, director, producer, and cinematic force

When the film director John Singleton died on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles at age 51, we at the Amsterdam News published a news report from one of our affiliates and later produced a podcast on his splendid cinematic achievements.

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Congressman Rangel still roaring, speaks on Iran, impeachment, Lewis, Conyers and Cummings

It’s been almost three years since former Congressman Charles B. Rangel represented his beloved Harlem community, but he has lost none of the eloquence and insight or vigor that characterized his long and productive political career.

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Christine Chambers, photographer and playwright

Like many of my heroes and sheroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Coltrane and Diana Sands, they were taken from us or departed as their fruitful potential was just beginning to ripen and mature.

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Soulful Homecoming for George T. Harris

If you were among the precious few attending the homecoming celebration for George T. Harris at the Black Lady Theater in Brooklyn...

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Richard Hatcher, a trailblazing mayor, passes at 86

Richard Hatcher, one of the first African Americans elected as mayor of a major U.S. city, died on Friday, Dec. 13, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, according to his family.

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