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Oliver Law, Black commander during the Spanish Civil War

To balance our last classroom featuring Salaria Kea, an African-American nurse who volunteered in the fight against the fascists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, we profile the adventurous life of Oliver Law.

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Haiti elections now set for May

When Jocelerme Privert, the interim president of Haiti, was asked if he was keeping up with the presidential campaign in the U.S., he thought the question was about the election problems in his country.

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Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

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Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, who escorted hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, may soon be riding in American pockets.

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Salaria Kea, a Black nurse in the Spanish Civil War

Usually, when there is discussion of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, the role of African-Americans who volunteered to battle against fascism is given little mention.

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Hillary takes New York

“There’s no place like home,” said Hillary Clinton during her victory speech at the Sheraton Tuesday night. After stating her wins all over the nation, she observed, “but this one is personal.”

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Contractor who bilked pianist Cecil Taylor sentenced

Later this month, April 15-24, the virtuoso pianist Cecil Taylor will be in concert at the Whitney Museum as part of its Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition series.

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Acclaimed sculptor Inge Hardison passes at 102

The bronze bust of Robinson Robinson at Bradhurst near 147th Street is just one of Hardison’s sculptures of famous personalities and others, who she termed, “Our folks.”

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Will the Democrats avoid a split?

On the Democratic side, we wait to see how Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders will handle the recent surge of contentiousness between them, some of which is sure to surface during their debate on Thursday.

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The Black Institute’s one percent solution for MWBEs

Although there has been an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses in New York, they remain vastly underfunded, according to a recent report by The Black Institute.

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