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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYC Health Dept Warns New Yorkers About Increase in Hepatitis A Infections
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NYC Health Dept Warns New Yorkers About Increase in Hepatitis A Infections

  The Health Department has reported 46 cases of hepatitis A among New York City residents who had sex with men or had sexual contact with men who have sex with men (MSM) between January 1 and August 31, 2017. Thirty-seven of the 46 patients reported no travel to countries where hepatitis A is prevalent. […]

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. […]

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 […]

National Black Theatre Heads "Black to the Future"
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National Black Theatre Heads “Black to the Future”

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre’s 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by […]