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Two 16-year-old Brooklyn boys shot dead days apart

Monday evening, a heavy-hearted Brooklyn community decried the senseless violence that claimed the lives of two 16-year-olds just days apart.

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David Dinkins and Charlie Rangel honored for Father’s Day

Friday, June 15, East Harlem’s Taino Towers hosted a special tribute to several local elected officials—past and present—during a Father’s Day Dinner.

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Herb Boyd receives social justice award

Monday, May 21, Amsterdam News contributor Herb Boyd was bestowed with the Outstanding Career Achievement Award during the 2018 James Aronson Social Justice Journalism Awards at Hunter College’s Lang Recital Hall.

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Malcolm X influencing future generations

Malcolm X’s legacy was commemorated Saturday in acknowledgment of the 93rd anniversary of his birth.

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Sonny Abubadika Carson: Brooklyn warrior

The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Sunday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 82nd anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his powerful influence is still felt today.

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Attorneys make new bid for Mumia’s freedom

Attorneys make new bid for Mumia’s freedom

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—50 years later

The courageous efforts of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. garnered much attention this past Wednesday, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of his April 4, 1968, assassination in Memphis, Tenn., at age 39

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Carol A. McCrae: Reinventing the accounting experience

Although some contend that it is rather difficult to find some semblance of success in the highly competitive, male-dominated white collar world of accounting, Carol A. McCrae is one woman who has beaten the steep odds.

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Activists call on support for Herman Bell’s parole

After being denied seven previous times, political prisoner-of-war, Herman Bell, was granted parole Wednesday, March 14, when a New York State Board of Parole three-member panel unanimously agreed that his “debt has been paid to society.”

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Rakim Tweets: ‘You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music

Still regarded as the greatest lyricist in hip-hop’s glorious history, Rakim Allah vented his views Tuesday, Feb. 13, via Twitter about the decaying state of the music genre he helped popularize and make a global phenomenon.

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