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'Declaration 17' hopes to send message to Trump and America

As President Donald Trump continues his first 100 days in office, several Americans are declaring their independence from his policies and practices.

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Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Five local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.

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US public schools take steps to protect undocumented students

Chicago Public Schools say they will deny federal immigration agents access to district buildings and personnel unless served with a criminal warrant, the latest in a series of steps taken by US school officials to protect undocumented students.

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Trump’s immigration crackdown: We need action, Mayor de Blasio, not more rhetoric

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Your administration’s municipal identification policy is vague. But what makes it dangerous is that it is causing hysteria in the African immigrant community in New York City...

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Chickpea vegetable stew

I have been putting my slow cooker to work this winter to great results.

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Talking SCHOP! First-class food

Just returning from a trip to Los Angeles with family.

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Ten things to know before you visit The National Museum of African-American History and Culture

I could spend even more weeks talking about The National Museum of African-American History and Culture and explaining why it is so powerful, but the truth is words do not do it justice.

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Apollo holds fifth installment of Africa Now!

Kanye West had an eventful few days in New York City.

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Apollo, American Son, Brooklyn Is Africa, Black designers

Feb. 25, The Apollo Theater presents “AFROPUNK Unapologetically Black: The African American Songbook Remixed, A Celebration of Black Protest Music” at 7:30 p.m.

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Imagine if it were Brooklyn in a blockbuster trade

Imagine if the Brooklyn Nets had put together a blockbuster trade by the end of Sunday’s 66th annual NBA All-Star Game, or any time this week, the last days before the trade deadline ends, the way New Orleans Pelicans executives traded for Sacramento Kings star center, 6-foot-11 DeMarcus Cousins. 

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Don’t ‘Ring’ the bell

Have you ever gone to a show and found yourself interested yet confused as to what was happening?

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The Knicks’ direction remains unclear after Dolan’s avowal

If Knicks’ owner James Dolan’s word is his bond, Phil Jackson will be the franchise’s president for the next two seasons unless the Hall of Fame coach decides to voluntarily resign.

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Lena Johnson poised for collegiate and international success

As a teenager growing up in the Atlanta area who was seriously committed to continuing her fencing on the college level, Lena Johnson made an important decision.

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Tony winner Tonya Pinkins takes on directing role with one-act play

When you hear the name Tonya Pinkins, you probably think of the TV actress (she’s most well-known for her role on “All My Children”).

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St. John’s pushes toward postseason

St. John’s University women’s basketball spent last weekend on the road—winning handily against Providence University 71-47 and dropping a tight game to Creighton University 60-67.

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Lincoln and Wings earn top spots in boys AA playoffs

Abraham Lincoln High School of Coney Island and Wings Academy of the South Bronx will head into the 2016-2017 Public School Athletic League playoffs as the top two seeds after their victories in the borough championships this past Saturday at Queens College.

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B Michael’s fall ’17 ready-to-wear

After viewing the big New York Fashion Week shows all over town, it was nice to visit B Michael’s atelier in Manhattan’s Garment District Sunday, Feb. 13, for a more private showing.

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Opulent fur accents for fall/winter 2017 looks

Often the fashion show starts with the audience, and Son Jung Wan’s show was no exception.

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Colgate Women’s Games conclude after weeks of preliminaries

There’s a beauty to track and field that’s not experienced in other sports.

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Silver adeptly leads NBA, Wiggins goes in on WNBA, the All-Star fiasco 

Since assuming the role of NBA commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver has proved to be an exceptional leader of one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands.

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