Olayemi Odesanya



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Charity certainly does begin at home

“It’s not easy being a home attendant. You’ll have a mixture of clients where some of them you enjoy talking to and spending time with and the others, you may not be fond of,” said 31-year-old Charity McCloggan.

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Kappa NYC takeover

This past Sunday, The Metro NYC five families, New York Alumni, Queens Alumni, Bronx Alumni Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni and New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated their 109th year of honorable achievement.

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Little Sun People bring their year-round Kwanzaa to the community

Bed Stuy, Brooklyn’s Little Sun People daycare center looked to the eve of their 40th anniversary to try and raise $5,000 by the first day of Kwanzaa

Peace God––Popa Wu is memorialized

Hundreds of members of the Five Percenters, lovers of the Wu Tang Clan and hip-hop, packed Restoration Plaza to memorialize Popa Wu, a.k.a. Freedum Allah, 63, who died suddenly in his Brooklyn home last Monday, Dec.16.

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Big Daddy Kane and Nona Hendryx rock Bed-Stuy Alive!

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, RestorationROCKS! had Fulton Street in Bedford Stuyvesant transformed into both an open air concert and vendors’ market and food bazaar.

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Nigerian Independence Day pride shining through

Manhattan’s Second Avenue was transformed into a sea of green and white as The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. hosted the 59th Nigeria’s Independence Day on Saturday Oct. 5.

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Commander Rocky Robinson of the BedStuy Vollies laid to rest

This past weekend Brooklyn sent home Commander James “Rocky” Robinson Jr., the famous retired FDNY EMT and founder of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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A great day for the East New York community

Celebrating the fading of a glorious summer, and the beginning of a promising school year East New Yorkers came together in Unity Plaza for a Saturday of fun, music, food, giveaways, free school supplies and community good vibing.

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New York to host annual One Africa Global weekend!

Summer is not summer unless New York hosts the annual One Africa Global weekend! Africa’s biggest musical artists converge on the Big Apple to show up and show out.

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#StrikeHard! Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party promotes unity and support for the team

On Sunday, June 9, the Jamaica Tourist Board hosted the first of a series of watch parties. Online people from watch parties in places such as Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto joined New York to cheer on the Reggae Girlz as they faced Brazil in their opening match.

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