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Revolution Books to open in Harlem

It may take a while before Revolution Books is up and running in Harlem, but last week the launch was announced and it promises to be a real boon for a community without a stand-alone bookstore.

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Book review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What is immediately essential for me about “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lengthy epistle to his son, is that “past is prologue.”

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Book review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What is immediately essential for me about “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lengthy epistle to his son, is that “past is prologue.”

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Obamacy: A legacy of diplomacy

Let’s call President Barack Obama’s diplomatic surge “Obamacy.”

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Educator supreme Marva Collins

“Kids don’t fail,” famed educator Marva Collins often declared. “Teachers fail, school systems fail. The people who teach children that they are failures, they are the problem.”

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'Money isn't justice:' says Sharpton as City settles in Eric Garner case

It is one year later. Eric Garner, locked in a chokehold by officer Daniel Pantaleo, died on video.

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Cosby confesses what his wife has known

What public records disclosed about Bill Cosby last week regarding the purchasing of Quaaludes apparently comes as no surprise to his wife, Camille.

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Football immortal Charlie Sanders, ‘the Ultimate Lion’

As I’ve said many times in this column, you don’t have to dig through the distant past to find remarkable Black Americans, men and women who knew that “Black Lives Matter.

Down with the racist flag, up with a banner of hope

The good news is that this week, South Carolina senators voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds.

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Interview with Police Commissioner Bratton

A day before he was to address graduates from the police academy last Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Police Commissioner William Bratton sat with Amsterdam News Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Elinor Tatum and reporter Herb Boyd at police headquarters to discuss the latest policy developments in the NYPD.

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