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Mikhael Simmonds

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What exactly is China building in Africa?

This month, China opened its first military base abroad in Djibouti, a small country on the Horn of Africa.

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MULTIMEDIA: Disney Dreamers get ready to take on the world

Roughly 100 teens from across the country paraded down Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

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Oil isn’t well in the world

Low oil and gas prices are wreaking havoc on economies across the globe.

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Brazil and Trinidad cut back on Carnival

Every year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to Brazil and Trinidad to experience the biggest street parties on Earth, but this year the two Carnival powerhouses are scaling back the festivities because of a financial crisis.

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Double Dutch — not just child’s play

Sweat rolled down competitors’ foreheads as teams from as far as France and Japan competed in the 24th annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the Apollo last Sunday.

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Ali Abdullah claims his place in the tech world

Nestled in a recently renovated East Harlem building, Ali Abdullah runs around his office in preparation for our interview.

Guyanese political activist murdered months before election

With just two months to go before Guyana’s next general election, opposition activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was shot in the street last week while urging local residents to vote against the ruling party.

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African American Day Parade 2014 (Photos)

The 45th African American Day Parade was in full swing yesterday as thousands came out to enjoy the performances, music, food and art.

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Election Day (Again!)

Harlemites are heading to the polls again but this time may be different - or not.

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NYPD Hosts Teen Tournament

NYPD Community Affairs officers in collaboration with local community leaders held the Patrol Borough Manhattan North 1st Unity in the Community, Basketball Tournament.

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Steve McQueen hosts Open Casting Call

Steve McQueen's hosts open casting call this Saturday for an upcoming HBO series.

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Addicted to The Earthman Experience

The Earthman Experience rocked the stage with their addictive afrobeats last Sunday at Harlem Week's 40th Anniversary.

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Where were you for Harlem Week 2014

Harlem Week was in full swing yesterday as music, food and dance poured into the streets. (08/17/2014)

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El Barrio’s La Marqueta Gets an Upgrade

City Council has promised to (and did) pour roughly $3 million dollars into upgrading El Barrio’s La Marqueta.

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The H in Harlem Lights Up

Photo Essay: View of The H for Harlem from the 125th street 1 train station.

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Man walks free after being wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years

Roger Logan was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder in 1997 and served 17 years in prison before he heard he would be a free man on June 3