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SOUTH AFRICAN ANTI-APARTHEID VETERAN TAPPED FOR TOP POETRY PRIZE

Dec. 3, 2018 (GIN)—A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black Renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s, is ...

The Three Doctors host holiday basketball benefit

Saturday, Dec. 8, The Three Doctors— Sampson Davis, M.D., Rameck Hunt, M.D. and George Jenkins, DMD—will host a Holiday Health Basketball Benefit in partnership with the Franklin Board of Education.

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Elected officials want Amazon to do business the New York way

Elected officials around New York City want to make one thing clear to Amazon: you’re doing business our way.

Murderers have a right to counsel—but not immigrants

Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. immigration law that many might not know. Whereas even the most heinous murderer has a right to a court-appointed counsel in these United States, there’s no such right in immigration proceedings for immigrants, even ...

Exxon finds more oil in Guyana as Trinidad fades away

Just when Caribbean Community nations are scrambling to find an alternative supplier for oil, the region’s largest nation is preparing to crank up its own petroleum industry as age-old supplier Trinidad fades steadily away.

U.S. Virgin Islands relaunches ‘Real Nice’ campaign

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 6, 2018)—As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate ...

Danisha Baughan—Chatting and chewing for grand community engagement

“It started off as small gatherings of family and friends discussing issues that were going on in their daily lives,” said Danisha Baughan, who is a New York State certified school and mental health counselor. “But as it progressed, our ...

Council Member Robert Cornegy unveils statue of Shirley Chisholm

City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy unveiled a scale model of a statue of legendary Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm that will be installed in Brower Park next year.

Public school students advocate for equal access to school sports

Black and Latino public high school students are demanding equity in access to school sports for all students.

S.U.N. celebrates the sun

It was a chilly December morning, but everyone on the rooftop of 128 W. 138th Street gathered to give thanks to the sun as installation of solar panels marked the local fight against climate change.

Mumia awaits judge’s appeal determination

Monday, Dec. 3, attorneys for political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal, attended Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court before Judge Leon Tucker to present previously suppressed evidence of judicial misconduct by Justice Ron Castille, but they were promptly dismissed after the brief ...

NYPD trial set for officer involved in Eric Garner case

The police officer that put Eric Garner in a department-banned chokehold appeared for a hearing with the NYPD Thursday.

Camille Cosby speaks to the Black Press about hate groups, racism, history and voting rights

Racism and prejudice are omnipresent and internalized within America’s institutions, media and myriad entities. One example can be traced to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to Camille Cosby, wife of imprisoned Bill Cosby.

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women in America

A recent NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet noted that between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million.