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Celebration of Black Culture

Library renamed the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library

“I lived on 114th Street and Manhattan Avenue,” Harry Belafonte said toward the end of his 20-minute speech at the 115th Street Library.
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Trinidad moves to resume hangings

Authorities on both political sides are so fed up with the number of murders in Trinidad that they are moving to make the oil and gas-rich nation among the first of the Caribbean Community countries to resume hangings of criminals ...
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Chuck Berry, rock & roll innovator, dies at 90

Chuck Berry, the dynamic guitarist and songwriter, whose unique singing style crossed all genres and put the R in rock and roll with such hits as “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Maybellene” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died March 18 at his home ...
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Saturday’s 21st Annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

Some grassroots activists had hoped that by January this year former President Barack Obama would have addressed, if not released, some of the nation’s decades-long serving political prisoners on his way out of the White House.
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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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Rutgers University celebrates Black History Month

Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events
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Obama’s legacy

Somewhere between the differing polarities of Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, two of America’s most engaging and controversial Black public intellectuals, is the truth of President Barack Obama’s legacy, the gist of his eight years in the ...
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View Black designers’ styles at The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT’s exhibit, “Black Fashion Designers,” on view now through March 16, 2017, is a compelling examination of the significance and unrecognized impact that African-American designers have had on fashion.
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Schomburg hosts fifth annual Black Comic Book Fest

Rapidly becoming one of the most highly anticipated yearly family events for many, the Black Comic Book Festival returns to the Schomburg Jan. 13 and 14.
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Marcus Garvey’s message today

Grassroots activists around the globe will commemorate the 129th anniversary of the birthday of Black nationalist icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey this Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a number of cultural events worldwide.
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#BlackWomenDidThat trending after Clinton's nomination

Hillary Clinton made history on Thursday night, becoming the first time a major party has nominated a woman for president.
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In the age of Black Lives Matter, can the NAACP stay young?

The scene at the NAACP's annual convention this week was decidedly traditional: soul food stands sold lunch, gospel music filled the main hall and prayers marked speeches about Civil Rights and police brutality.
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SekouWrites makes pretty bracelets with heavy meaning

SekouWrites decided to take on a project he calls Brown Boy Bad, a series of conversations with Black fathers about how racism affects raising Black children today. Writes, an author, car blogger of SimplyRides.com, and former editor at Uptown Magazine, ...
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Muhammad Ali: The greatest people’s champion

A People’s Memorial Rally for the phenomenal and courageous Muhammad Ali was held in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Saturday June 11, 2016, in front of Sistas’ Place coffee house, on the corner of Nostrand and Jefferson avenues.
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