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The Limón Dance Company Waltzes into City College Center for the Arts
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The Limón Dance Company Waltzes into City College Center for the Arts

The enduring legacy of pioneering dancer-choreographer José Limón will be feted at Aaron Davis Hall as the Limón Dance Company brings two of his most acclaimed works to Harlem audiences for the first time during a 7:00 p.m. program on Tuesday, October 24. The program, presented by City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and […]

Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza Saturday, October 21st
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Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza Saturday, October 21st

  Kids of all ages can enjoy a day of free autumnal festivities at Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza, located between 49th-50th Streets and 5th-6th Avenues, Manhattan, on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, […]

Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone
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Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett hosted the first ever Lifesaver Awards Ceremony to honor 67 New Yorkers who used naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose. Collectively, the nominees saved at least 255 lives, with one individual personally reversing more than 40 overdoses. The ceremony also recognized   approximately 140 Opioid […]

International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans
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International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has awarded its Community Service Partnership Award to USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in the United States, for its partnership with the sorority to drive down drowning deaths among African Americans. The award was presented on Friday, September 22, 2017 during a reception at the Renaissance Downtown […]

Florida Memorial University to Provide Hurricane Relief Efforts
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Florida Memorial University to Provide Hurricane Relief Efforts

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  To help those students who have attended an accredited educational institution on the islands, Florida Memorial University will offer an exclusive and fully accredited mini-semester program to continue with their college track, and enhance their […]

One Man - Two Lives:  How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts
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One Man – Two Lives: How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts

Imagine waking up and finding out part of your life was built on a lie. Upon his death, I found out my loving husband/friend of 30 years had been living a double life for the last couple of years of his. He had another woman and child whom he housed in another state and was […]

High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services
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High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services

The Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) ONE Brooklyn Community  public service poster campaign, seen on 36 Brooklyn subway stations, feature several high profile Black Brooklynites like AFROPUNK co-founder and partner Jocelyn Cooper, renowned educator Principal Nadia Lopez, MTV and Comedy Central comedian Franchesca Ramsey and Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi speaking out about Brooklynites who […]

Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment
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Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment

By Phil Andrews President Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) Civil Rights and political gains for African Americans has seen tremendous growth over several decades across America, but the final frontier to freedom for African Americans is economic empowerment.  I recently came across an article written by John Hope Bryant entitled “If […]

Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos
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Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has recognized that a 2004 zoning decision by the Village of Garden City had an unjustified disparate impact on African Americans and Latinos in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The court’s decision in the case, MHANY Management Inc. v. Village of Garden […]

Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out
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Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out

As we head back indoors, what better way to pass a chilly night than to curl up with a good book. Here’s a selection for your fall reading list. The Blues The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music’s Golden Age by Bill Dahl is a comprehensive look at the history of […]

Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC
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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC

The Health Department has released “Health of Latinos in New York City,” a comprehensive report of 51 indicators describing the health of the largest Latino heritage groups in New York City: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans. Latinos from 20 different countries make up 29 percent of the city’s population – its […]

Paris Blues and the B.B. King Blues Club Honor a Night of Blues
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Paris Blues and the B.B. King Blues Club Honor a Night of Blues

If you are visiting Harlem and want to hear some live music, trek on over to Paris Blues, where the customers are old school, some even wearing zoot suits and snake skin boots. While there, you are sure to run into Sam Hargress, Jr., the owner of the legendary club located at 2021 7th Avenue, […]