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Nosayaba Odesanya

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Percy Lavon Julian legacy: Steroids, cortisone and birth control pills?

Percy Lavon Julian was an African-American chemistry researcher who was born in Montgomery, Ala., April 11. Julian was a major pioneer of the chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants, and he created steroids, cortisone and birth control pills that are all still being used to this very day for a variety of essential purposes.

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James West, co-inventor of the modern day microphone

James Edward Maceo West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, established the electret transducer technology that is currently used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones.

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Queen Latifah, Jill Scott set to star in Lifetime’s ‘Flint’ movie

There is to be a new film about the water tragedy of Flint, Mich. Executive producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere will tell the story of the water crisis in Flint.

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Justice for All Ball

Some of New York’s biggest and brightest activists will be royally honored May 25, 2017, at the 1199 Penthouse, in Manhattan, by The Black Institute from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Interfaith Medical Center provides free dental care to Central Brooklyn children

The Department of Dental Medical at Interfaith Medical Center has recently introduced its annual Give Kids a Smile event in the celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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No homework on Hindu festival Diwali in Mineola

Mineola Union Free School District in New York state has announced that homework and exams will be postponed on the day of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

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Remembering Trayvon: A conversation with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

The Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and Penguin Random House Publishing will present a discussion with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of slain youth, Trayvon Martin.

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NY check cashers association launches 2017 scholarship program

The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.

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Restoration rocks Bed-Stuy again

The place to be last Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, was Restoration Plaza in the center of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Do you want your children to get out of the house and enjoy a day at the museum with free entertainment?

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International Day of Remembrance at Key West African Cemetery

Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m, the Key West African Cemetery in Key West, Fla., will host an International Day of Remembrance of the victims of the slave trade and its termination.

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Spike Lee hosts birthday bash for Prince in Bed Stuy

Saturday, June 4, filmmaker Spike Lee hosted a huge birthday party for Prince, who died suddenly April 21, 2016.

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MS113 getting their dancing feet ready

As Brooklyn junior high school M.S. 113–Ronald Edmonds Learning Center prepares to begin the new school year, students are getting excited over their great dance program.

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Celebrating Black inventors

While February is named Black History Month, all year long we can honor our historical figures, important people and the creators of the objects we use everyday.