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Olayemi Odesanya



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Charmil Y. Davis—Community activist, fighting on during chemo

This past June 3, Charmil Y. Davis was hosting the National Gun Violence Day in Newark, which was commemorating the horrific Newark schoolyard killings in 2007.

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Election result—youth response

This year’s presidential election has been one of the most suspenseful in American history.

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Viola Plummer—A voice for the people

 “I am a Black woman who recognizes and celebrates her African ancestry,” Viola Plummer responded to an Amsterdam News question about how she described herself. “I have faith that our people will eventually be free!”

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King Sunny Ade, Wunmi to host big Brooklyn show

Celebrating 50 years on stage and his 70 years of age, the legendary King Sunny Ade and his African Beats band will be performing a major show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

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Sun, fun and a 5K run in Bed-Stuy

On a beautiful bright summer Saturday morning (Aug. 6, 2016) dozens of people showed up to participate in the 500 Men Making a Difference second annual 5K run, as they hosted their seventh annual Mens Day in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Families came both to run and to show support for the neighborhood athletes.

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Ashley Toussaint running for the future

From institutionalized racism, to the spoils of white privilege, to the benefits of running miles in intense heat through hardened concrete inner-city streets, everyone has an opinion.

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500 Men Making a Difference hosts run and concert in Bed-Stuy

Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, the 500 Men Making a Difference is going to host their seventh annual Men’s Day.

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One Africa brought music and culture to the Brooklyn stage

Africa took over Downtown Brooklyn with style, fashion, music and culture this past weekend.

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Babyface and New Edition—Oldies, but goodies

Babyface may seem like a quiet, unassuming guy, but put him on a stage and he sets the house on fire with 30 years of hits, from The Deele to After 7, to Paula Abdul, to Karyn White, to Boys II Men, to Bobby Brown to Toni Braxton. Babyface, also known as Kenny Edmonds, is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. Over his years of performing, he has won 11 Grammy Awards and has more than 26 Number 1 R&B hits.

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Celebrating Mandela Day in NYC

This past Monday was the 98th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

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