Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Caribbean Native Leaves Mark on NY

Caribbean Native Leaves Mark on NY

Amsterdam News profiles Trinidad and Tobago native and art director Hollis King, whose eye for visuals has garnered high-profile work both professionally and in the community.

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Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection "Tales of a Severed Head" begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

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Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

The five black and Latino men who served time for a brutal crime they did not commit are urging Mayor de Blasio to announce a settlement, reports the Amsterdam News.

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Remembering and Celebrating James Baldwin

Remembering and Celebrating James Baldwin

The life and work of author James Baldwin is assessed in The Brooklyn Rail in advance of a series of Live Ideas events to be held by New York Live Arts April 24-27.

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Opinion: Fight Financial Discrimination with the Sou-Sou

Opinion: Fight Financial Discrimination with the Sou-Sou

New York Carib News reports on the challenges facing minority entrepreneurs, and how a credit union or sou-sou might help its members.

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Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Small businessman and community leader Diallo talks on camera about working hard and giving back.

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Nigerian and Ugandan Anti-Gay Laws Draw Protests

Nigerian and Ugandan Anti-Gay Laws Draw Protests

The Consulate General of Nigeria and the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN were the NYC sites of global protests last week against anti-gay laws, reports Gay City News.

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Young Black New Yorkers Galvanize for Action

Young Black New Yorkers Galvanize for Action

Young black professionals gathered recently for the annual State of Young Black New York meeting, Amsterdam News reports.

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CTE Schools Boast Higher Grad Rates

CTE Schools Boast Higher Grad Rates

The specialty high schools do a better job of graduating students than non-CTE schools, reports the Amsterdam News.

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Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

A retired major general fights to preserve the story of the American army’s first African-American unit in World War I, reports French Morning.

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Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Archie Spigner reflects on the evolution of blacks in Queens politics and giving a voice to underrepresented communities, in a Queens Press profile of the first African American elected to the City Council.

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