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Amsterdam News in the Classroom: Remembering the life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918

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The African American community mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

The people of South Africa along with admirers from around the world will feel the loss of this leader, activist and revolutionary

Prepare for hurricane season 2013

Hurricane season is approaching, and in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy, every New Yorker should be advised to take some precautions.

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White House Boys: A story of modern day slavery

Governor Rick Scott of Florida has given the University of South Florida the okay to being the body exhumations at the infamous Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys campus. This victory comes after years of local and legal battles that resulted in semi-successful investigations done by the state of Florida.

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Sharpton moving to Chicago to focus on gun violence

In an effort to help community leaders, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced that he is moving to Chicago for a few months. He will be working to bring national attention to youth gun violence.

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Sharon Content: Shedding light on an issue kept in the dark

Black New Yorker

How many people get to say that they have a job that leaves them totally fulfilled each and every day—a job that allows them to make a difference in the lives of many? Sharon Content is living this dream as the founder and president of the nonprofit organization Children of Promise.

March and Rally in Brooklyn: solidarity against hospital closures

On July 24 a march and rally was held in Brooklyn to bring attention to the healthcare crisis and the growing number of hospitals being threatened with closure and funding cuts in New York City.

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Outrage over teacher firings by ‘racist’ principal

Standing on the corner of 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem on Monday morning, a young woman was collecting signatures for Anthony Weiner to get on the ballot for his mayoral bid. Not too far from her at a newsstand, a New York Times’ front-page story featured Eliot Spitzer’s announcement to run for city comptroller.

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Harlem Children's Zone new Promise Academy charter school

In a celebration ceremony last week, students and investors gathered to welcome Harlem Children's Zone...

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Chicago man charged for killing a six-month old

On Monday, Chicago police charged 33 year-old Koman Willis with first-degree murder and aggravated battery...

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