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Black Girls Code invites young women into the tech world

On Dec. 14, Black Girls Code, an organization aimed at exposing young Black girls to computer science and technology, teamed up with Google to host a day-long mobile app training course.

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Queens Museum reflects borough’s diversity

The reopening of the Queens Museum could be a game changer.

Rwandan president, Elie Wiesel discuss global genocides

panel discussion between two of the most famous names in global genocide history, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel

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Clare Effiong and Esther’s Aid helping Rwandan orphans

Clare Effiong knew she had to do something for Rwanda and created Esther’s Aid

Answering a divine call, former diplomat teaches orphans cooking and life skills

Esther’s Aid began as an orphanage just north of the Rwandan capital of Kigali

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African Day Parade brightens Harlem

Hundreds of proud Africans represented their nations during the annual African Day Parade in Harlem recently. Despite the mass shooting that took place in Nairobi just one day prior, Kenyans in New York proudly represented their country at the African Day Parade and Festival. Gambian-American youngsters introduced their group in the parade—one of the biggest of all the countries that attended.

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Brooklyn entrepreneur enters the business of sweets

Jean Alerte cannot sit still. Even when the summer evening air around him is serene and the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and MacDonough Street is dotted with neighbors preparing to turn in for the evening, his head is on a constant swivel.

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African community gears up for seventh annual parade

The African Diaspora travels uptown to Harlem this Sunday afternoon for the annual African Day Parade and Festival

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Brooklyn karate instructor teaches roundhouse kicks, life skills

Despite the bloated property costs in Brooklyn’s increasingly swanky Clinton Hill that forced community karate instructor Thomas Lewis to find another building to teach lessons on Monday, Sept. 9, the studio on Fulton Street was brimming with people peering inside from the sidewalk.

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Ken Thompson Triumphs! Brooklyn votes in its first Black district attorney

Kenneth Thompson is Brooklyn’s first Black person to hold the position. By the time 99 percent of the precincts reported results during the Democratic primary Tuesday night, Thompson had earned 55 percent of the votes

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