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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: "Breastfeeding Friendly Communities"
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NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities”

The NYC Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses. The campaign features a 30 second video about a mother in the Bronx who shares the challenges she had breastfeeding in public but […]

Toni Braxton Drops New Single "Deadwood"
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Toni Braxton Drops New Single “Deadwood”

Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Toni Braxton’s new single, entitled “Deadwood” was released today by Def Jam Recordings. “Deadwood” was co-written by Braxton, Fred Ball, Royce Doherty and Kwame Ogoo. Fred Ball produced the single and Braxton and Paul Boutin co-produced the vocals. It was recorded at Fred’s Shed, Abbey Road and by Steve Fitzmaurice at […]

Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer
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Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer

October 6 would have been Civil Rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th birthday and GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, is celebrating her legacy by hosting 100 national walks. “In the iconic words of Fannie Lou Hamer, we’re ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ She […]

Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Presents 9th Evolution of Gospel Celebration
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Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Presents 9th Evolution of Gospel Celebration

The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (#GMHM2017) is proud to announce its ninth annual “Evolution of Gospel,” which commemorates the month of September as Gospel Music Heritage Month (GMHM). The celebration will present inspirational and exhilarating music performances by some of Gospel music’s biggest stars and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the […]

Lais Ribeiro wows in THEIA
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Lais Ribeiro wows in THEIA

Lais Ribeiro, Brazilian model and Victoria Secret Angel took THEIA’s Tilda gown from the bridal runway to the red carpet at the Brazil Foundation Gala held on Wednesday, September 13th.  Lais kicked it up a notch by removing the lining and adding a body suit to the smoke grey crystal and pearl hand embroidered V-neck gown.

2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14
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2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14

More than 20 of Rockefeller Center’s acclaimed restaurants will participate in the Rock Eats Food Festival at Rockefeller Center where guests can enjoy al fresco dining and cuisine specialties from a variety of local eateries from Tuesday, September 12th through Thursday, September 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily, in Rockefeller Plaza (located between 49th […]

‘The Peculiar Patriot’ To Fly Its Flag at the National Black Theatre
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‘The Peculiar Patriot’ To Fly Its Flag at the National Black Theatre

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. The one-woman show, written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson and directed by Talvin Wilks, is a scathing portrait of mass incarceration gleaned from Peterson’s nearly two decades of work in prisons in New […]

City College Center for the Arts Presents 'Void of Death' at Aaron Davis Hall
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City College Center for the Arts Presents ‘Void of Death’ at Aaron Davis Hall

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) will present “Void of Death,” a new exhibition featuring the paintings of Atlanta-based artist Julio Mejia this fall. Curated by guest curator Susan Luss, the solo exhibit will highlight eight large abstract gestural paintings by the artist and will run from Tuesday, September 12, through Monday, November 27, […]

"Making Waves" Swim Program After Successful Third Year
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“Making Waves” Swim Program After Successful Third Year

After a successful third year, the Health Department today announced the expansion of its summer swimming program for 6-18 year old kids and youth from low-income neighborhoods around the city. The program, now called Making Waves, provides free water safety and swim instruction to young people participating in Department of Youth and Community Development managed […]

Westbury Food Truck Festival - October 7 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
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Westbury Food Truck Festival – October 7 – NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Live Nation in partnership with WBAB & WBLI are pleased to present the first ever Westbury Food Truck Festival at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Admission is just $5.00 plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Westbury box office. […]

National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance
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National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

As racial tension reaches fever pitch nationally in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, some hope emerges. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program. […]

New Yorkers Should be Vaccinated before Traveling to Europe
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New Yorkers Should be Vaccinated before Traveling to Europe

The NYC Health Department is reminding travelers to be vaccinated before taking a trip to Europe. New Yorkers should speak with their medical provider prior to international travel to ensure that they are up-to-date with all vaccinations – including routine vaccinations like the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) combination vaccine. Several European nations are experiencing […]

Luke James releases new single “Drip”!
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Luke James releases new single “Drip”!

Luke James is a new soul with an old soul. The two-time Grammy nominated musician and actor infuses everything he creates with a rare passion and honesty, owing a lot to the music he grew up with in addition to today’s radio hits. Growing up in New Orleans, Luke was exposed by his single mother to a wide array of influences; everyone from Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin to […]

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17
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The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival September 15-17 Citi Field This year, the second annual, three-day festival at Citi Field will feature over 40 musical acts including Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Weezer, Foster the People, and more. There will be over 50 food, art, and cultural offerings in addition to a range […]

Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful to Release First Book
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Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful to Release First Book

When the pressure of life seems to boil over—and it does for everyone—Pastor and Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off. This concept was inspired by watching his grandmother make her signature dish of sweet rice. When the heat got too high, the pot began hissing and boiling over, […]