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Jasmin K. Williams

Stories by Jasmin K.

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Publicolor teaches students the power of hue

A classic Earth Wind & Fire song says that, “If there ain’t no beauty, you got to make some beauty.” What could be a more worthy place to make some beauty than in a school, a place of learning and social growth for our children? Dark, hostile school environments come alive with color, and children are reaping the benefits from the power of hue both in and out of the classrooms.

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Operation Backpack 2013 gets homeless school kids ready for school

Thousands of New York City schoolchildren living in homeless shelters will be able to start the school year with new backpacks and new grade-specific school supplies thanks to Operation Backpack.

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Celebrating the summer solstice with Black history

June 21 is the summer solstice. This major celestial event marks the first, official day of summer. But just what does all of that really mean beside the end of school and the start of vacation time?

Harlem's 369 Regiment Armory gets an upgrade

The 369 Regiment Armory, built for the Black World War I regiment known as the...

Artist, Elizabeth Catlett passes

Pioneering artist, master sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett passed on April 2 at her home...

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Welcome to Amsterdam News in the Classroom: A look at the Black Press

Welcome to the first installment of Amsterdam News in the Classroom. This feature will focus...

HILC makes 125th Street accessible for everyone

Harlemites living with the challenges of limited sight, hearing or mobility have a place in...

Education over incarceration

Education over incarceration is the message of a report released today by the NAACP. The...

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A bright light at the Boys and Girls Harbor

As the director of the successful Trio Upward Bound program at the Boys and Girls...

Cholera outbreak in Haiti

The misery continues for the hundred of thousands of refugees displaced by Haiti's devastating January...

International African Arts Festival this weekend

African divas Somi and Lorraine Klaasen, along with Steve Kroon and Eric Roberson, will headline...

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Harlem educator honored for helping students get to college

Delores Roberts, a teacher at Wadleigh Secondary School, located at 215 West 114th Street in...

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Real talk about single fathers

Single fathers frequently get a bad rap. They are often categorized as deadbeats and called...

Nation's first Black physician gets new headstone

The cloudy Sunday morning of September 26 saw an unusual gathering at Brooklyn's Cypress Hill...

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Young hopefuls 'Shine' at talk show auditions

Young folks, looking for a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity came from as far away as Chicago...

City streets crumble while DOT fumbles

Drivers and pedestrians beware. With winter a little more than half over, New York City...

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Stellar exhibits at ICP

Black History Month might be over, but the International Center of Photography is offering two...

DOT launches pothole blitz

The Department of Transportation is serious about getting rid of the city's pesky pothole problem....