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THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY

June 18, 1909: Nannie Burroughs opens a national training school for women.

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BEPAA presents the 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke

The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry will be hosting their 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke Sunday, July 30, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn.

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Vote ‘NO’ on the CON-CON con

On Nov. 7, 2017, when voters go to the polls to cast their ballot for candidates for various elective offices, including governor and mayor, there’s another part of that ballot—toward the end—that might affect voters as much, if not even more.

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The Amsterdam News hosts educational luncheon at Plaza

This week the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation honored women rising in the field of science as the paper celebrated its 108th anniversary.

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Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel

Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.

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Fire Safety Warnings Repeatedly Ignored in UK Housing For Immigrants

Mo Tuccu, a British national from Eritrea, was visiting friends at Grenfell Tower with his wife Amal Ahmedin and 3-year-old daughter Amaya.

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Police: Mother of 4 killed by officers was wielding knife

A pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife, authorities said Sunday.

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Harlem-based order of Black nuns to sell uptown location

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, has put its Harlem location on the market as they restructure.

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Union stalwart passes

The sun rose in Winneba, Ghana as it did every day, but April 5, 1947, its rays shone more brightly with the birth of Evelyn Grace Ekua AnaisIewa Parker, affectionately known as Auntie Eve. Born to the late Anna Quaison-Sackey and the late Edward Ernest Parker in Akim, New Tafo, Ghana.

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Hillary Clinton blacklash

The Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti just organized a “Protest Hillary Clinton Resurrection” rally last week, at Medgar Evers College Graduation held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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