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Rather than conceding, Trump incites

There were no events on Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 17, but his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is seeking to join the team to stop Pennsylvania from certifying a projected victory of Joe Biden. His request comes in the wake of other lawyers on the lawsuit quitting.

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Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

After praising him for his leadership, calling him a “people’s governor with a sensible approach,” the Rev. Michael Livingston, the pastor of Riverside Church, turned his pulpit over to Gov. Cuomo on Sunday, who used a metaphor of a low tide to illustrate how devastated the nation has been for the last eight months of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Margaret Danner, a poet who framed wonderful word structures

Asked to name a Black woman poet from Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks is the usual response.

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Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

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James P. Ball, a Black pacesetter in photography

Many years before Gordon Parks, and even James Van Der Zee set their cameras and focused their lens on Black life, James Presley Ball had already captured treasured moments in his daguerreotype photography.

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Noted poet laureate of Detroit, Naomi Long Madgett, dead at 97

Amid the illustrious women listed on the cover of Haki Madhubuti’s book “Taught by Women” is Naomi Long Madgett.

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Black vote the win(d) under Biden’s wings

What Rep. James Clyburn and Black voters in South Carolina started by igniting and salvaging Joe Biden’s presidential dream, the rest of the Black electorate finished.

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Josephine Ruffin, Women’s Club Pioneer

Few books chronicling African American history are without at least a mention of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin.

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Book review: ‘Taught by Women: Poems as Resistance Language’

“Helen Maxine,” Haki Madhubuti’s poem dedicated to his mother, may not be the exact center but it’s certainly the heart of “Taught by Women,” his latest book of poetry.

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Queens King of politics, Archie Spigner, dead at 92

It was commonly said among political pundits that Archie Spigner was to Queens what former Representative Charles Rangel was to Harlem.

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