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African pop-up festival NYC

The organizers of African Restaurant Week produced a new week of events to celebrate Black History Month titled A Taste of Africa Week.

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Talking SCHOP! Chili meatloaf

I do love some chili, especially on cold days like we have been having.

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Under the radar: Spring European getaways

Take Rome, Paris, London and Barcelona off the list. Here’s where to go instead.

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Jamila Woods announces new album, pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston

Chicago-based neo-soul artist, Jamila Woods, will release a new album. The record, titled “Legacy! Legacy!” is officially due out via Jagjaguwar May 10.

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Harlem celebrates Belafonte’s birthday March 1 at Aaron Davis Hall

Stephens is just one of a number of former vocalists who worked for many years with iconic singer and actor Harry Belafonte.

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Nari Ward exhibit puts objects in dialogue with history

It’s more poignant than ever that the New Museum’s extraordinary exhibition of sculptor Nari Ward’s work, which runs through May 26 of this year, is called “We the People.”

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Cruising into uncharted territory

There’s something to be said for venturing beyond your comfort zone. It’s exciting. Everything has the sweet flavor that comes from the curiosity of the new, the different.

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Ballot versus Bullet in Nigeria 2019 elections

A new dimension has been brought into Nigeria’s polity and raised apprehension among the masses as the world was taken by surprise when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ordered Feb.

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Community Calendar February 21 - February 27

Check out What's going on around the city this week!

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‘Hands off Venezuela’: A unity call to the international community

America has the nerve to send food and medicine to the corrupt American-appointed opposition in Venezuela to help the Venezuelan people, when it was American imperialism that caused the food and medicine shortage in the first place!

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Cash bail strips wealth from low-income communities

New Yorkers, including elected officials like Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders, are increasingly recognizing that cash bail helps drive mass incarceration.

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Hollywood’s hijack of the #MeToo Movement

The powerful #MeToo Movement was established to address real injustices suffered by women—and in some cases, although significantly less common, by men.

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Has Black History Month lost its relevance in our America?

February is Black History Month. I am a legitimate senior citizen and I can remember when this month of extolling the greatness of our people started out as a week.

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Bringing justice home: Creating a Bureau of Housing and Loan Fraud in the Queens DA’s Office

We are now 10 years out of the Great Recession, and predatory lending and housing fraud continue to threaten and harm New Yorkers.

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The All-Star game distances Brooklyn even further from your New York Knicks

Fans of New York basketball seem obsessed with making their Knicks great again.

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Sports n politicking!

Think we can now get a clear understanding of how it now works.

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Seun Kuti brings song, dramatics and politics to Sony Hall

Looking like, sounding like, and inspiring like his legendary Afrobeat ‘baba,’ Fela Kuti, youngest son Seun Kuti performed like the whole world was watching, at his jam-packed gig at Sony Hall off Times Square Tuesday, Feb. 19,.

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The Knicks remain in the hunt for Zion while still chasing wins

Legions of Knicks fans are conflicted.

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New York city council considering protections for people without credit, but we also need solutions

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the New York city council considered several legislative proposals to address cashless store policies. Council Member Richie Torres has sponsored legislation to prohibit retailers from not accepting cash, which would protect consumers who don’t have access to credit from discrimination.

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City outlaws discrimination based on natural hairstyles

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement this week, a guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of natural hair and hairstyles that disproportionately impacts Black people, under the New York City Human Rights Law.

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