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Taking a beating from diabetes?

When I was a kid going to public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac in the class always wanted to pick someone out to beat up at 3 p.m.

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It’s not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News.

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Kerry Hines’ great hair industry adventure

“My main goal is to inform and educate the viewers,” said Kerry Hines, founder of the HaiRadio Broadcast Network. “We talk about beauty, hair vendors throughout the city, music and hot topics.”

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OBITUARY: Manuel Roland “Ron” Carrillo

Manuel Roland “Ron” Carrillo, aged 94, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, N.J.

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A proper send-off and fitting farewell to ‘Baba’ Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was a civil rights leader, but he was so much more than that. He was a health advocate, and so much more.

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First ever Comic Con at Mount Vernon public library this Saturday

The Mount Vernon Public Library has been the Central Library of Westchester County for 60 years.

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New Yorkers join communities nationwide marching for education

Activists declared Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, the National Day of Action to Oppose the Trump/DeVos Anti-Education Agenda.

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Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Burks, literary scholar and film authority

When Ishmael Reed announced this week that Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Burks had died, he reminded us that she was among the contributors to “Black Hollywood Unchained—Commentary on the State of Black Hollywood,” a collection of essays he edited in response to the film “Django Unchained” and published by Third World Press (2015).

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Community Calendar September 21 - September 27

Greetings! Grammy-winning, living legend Stevie Wonder opened up the recent Hurricane Relief Telethon for Texas and Florida live from Los Angeles.

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Rally for Zimbabwe President Mugabe at U.N.

Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will address the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, and a Zimbabwe support rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and First Avenue, at 3 p.m.

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Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

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South Jersey college named after slave owner rethinks name

In the wake of monuments and buildings named after Confederate icons, one college in South Jersey is battling controversy over its name.

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Trump ‘bombastic’ at UN

President Trump should swallow some of the words he delivered in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

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ESPN’s Jemele Hill becomes subject of political controversy

In the age of President Donald Trump, the sports channel ESPN has become another ground for the ongoing culture war.

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New York State Office of Mental Health announces federal suicide prevention grant

Tuesday the New York State Office of Mental Health received a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Zero Suicide grant program.

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Protesters rally against gentrification, violence, racism in first borough-wide march

Hundreds of protesters packed Brooklyn Saturday morning in a rally against gentrification, violence and racism calling out Brooklyn’s elected officials ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.

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Plaid plays for spring/summer ’18

Despite Hurricane Harvey, Negris LeBrum’s Le Magnolia collection was presented here for New York Fashion Week.

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Recap: Art Hearts New York Fashion Week shows

Art Heart Fashion recently kicked off their New York Fashion Week shows with a spectacular display of international and national talent.

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‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

 Donald Trump has finally admitted that he will resign from the U.S. presidency sometime this fall. No, not the real Donald Trump, but Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter who wrote “The Art of the Deal,” says that what’s going to happen.

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Let’s grow our own farmworkers

The tide of globalism, is, according to economists, a train that has already left the station. The neo-liberal consensus, shared by both Republicans and Democrats over the past few decades has been that so-called free trade is the stimulant of economic growth in America.

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