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Dedicated fathers step up in the lives of youth

“Fathers with one mind taking care of our kids on the front line,” chanted the dozens of fathers in the streets of America. These parents are making each step count as they take their place in their children’s lives.

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Ujamaa Black Theater: A stage for Black community

A young actor scurries to the stage, stomping his feet against the floor and clapping his hands to the swinging melodies that enchant the crowd. In a black bow tie, he shouts, “I got the gospel of the Harlem Renaissance!” The crowd roars, “Encore! Encore!”

The Million Youth March: A hope for youth

On Saturday, Sept. 7, hundreds of demonstrators returned to the streets of Harlem for the Million Youth March.

Unwritten Rules: Series Giving A Voice to African Americans

For African Americans, existing as the “only one” within the workplace can parallel a society of silent discrimination.

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Danette A. Wills loses her battle at 52

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, former BET Media Relations and Publicity Director Danette A. Wills passed away at 52.

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A back-to-school list for the savvy shopper

According to a report done in July by the National Retail Foundation, parents are estimated to spend $26.7 billion during this year’s back-to-school season.

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The voice of youth will not be silent as they ‘Realize the Dream’

On Saturday, Aug. 24, students fled campuses and treaded the streets, clenching their fists in the air and chanting, “The people united will never be defeated.” Little ones twirled American flags and danced on the steps of freedom.

In a prelude to the march, politicians and civilians meet to reflect

Gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, various civil rights groups hosted a community forum in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Former janitor’s art collection sweeps kids off their feet

At a glance, the home of humanitarian artist Edmund J. Hinkson appears to be like any other on Long Island: white pickett fence, green grass and a concrete path that leads to the front step.

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandra Jackson locked up for fraud  

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, an unforgiving verdict was delivered to former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandra Jackson. The court sentenced Jesse to two and a half years in prison with three years of probation. Sandra Jackson was sentenced to one year



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