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Final Conviction In Brooklyn Gay-Bashing

A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge yesterday convicted the final defendant in a horrific December 2013 gay-bashing that left a young man permanently blind in one eye. Judge Danny Chun, presiding over a bench trial,...

Nine-Year Sentence In Chelsea BBQ’s Fracas

A New York City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a May 2015 melee at Dallas BBQ's, a gay-friendly restaurant in Manhattan's Chelsea section. Bayna-Lehkiem El Amin, a...

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Gallup: More Favor Major Government Role in Assisting Minorities

PRINCETON, N.J. -- As both major party presidential candidates tout ways their policies will benefit blacks and other minority groups, Americans are now, more so than in recent years, open to a prominent government...

Labor Day – time to stand up for what’s right

By Larry Hanley President Amalgamated Transit Union International This Labor Day we recognize the great contributions made to society by the workers who built the United States and Canada. And we commemorate the sacrifices made by generations...

Politics

George HW Bush ‘to vote for Clinton’… Kennedy says

Former President George HW Bush will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, US news website Politico reports. Mr Bush allegedly made the pledge to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, niece to US ex-President John F Kennedy. The...

ATU endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Silver Spring, MD – The Amalgamated Transit Union General Executive Board has announced ATU’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. Along with her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, ATU believes she...

Commentary

Swimming upstream for black votes

Black votes matter! So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. However, exploiting cultural markers- like Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump did by reading a scripted text in a...

Latino leaders respond to Trump Immigration address

Washington, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 40 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, responded to Wednesday evening’s speech by presidential candidate Donald Trump in which he presented...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Alvin Ailey expands facilities

ALVIN AILEY DANCE FOUNDATION BEGINS EXPANSION OF THE JOAN WEILL CENTER FOR DANCE AND NAMES NEW EDUCATION WING IN HONOR OF PHILANTHROPIST ELAINE WYNN $48 Million Raised to Date Enables Ailey to Grow at Home...

Asteroid named for Freddie Mercury

An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer's 70th birthday. The Queen front man has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991...

Fashion News

Macy’s Returns To NYFW In The ‘Front Row’

When summer draws to a close in Gotham, you know it's time for that semiannual celebration of pomp and magnificence known as New York Fashion week (NYFW). Amid the towering skyscrapers and teeming boulevards of...

Sports News

Sprinter Tyson Gay gives bob sledding a try

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is entered in this week's USA Bobsled National Push Championships, making him the latest track star to give sledding a try. The push championships start Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta and are...

NCAA pulling events out of North Carolina

The NCAA is pulling out of North Carolina over the state's law requiring people to use the bathroom of their birth gender. Critics say the law discriminates against the LGBT community. The National Collegiate Athletic Association...

 Community News 

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. ET.

The President and Mrs. Obama will be joined by former President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Congressman John Lewis, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton and the museum’s founding director, Lonnie Bunch. The President will deliver remarks during the ceremony.

The occasion will be marked by readings of African American literature and musical performances.

Additional details and attendees will be announced in the coming days. For more information on the National Museum of African American History and Culture website .

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National Park Service Teams Up with Omega Psi Phi to Preserve Legacies of African-American...

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (OPPF), have signed an agreement to work together to protect, preserve, and promote the NPS sites dedicated to the legacy of...

Queen’s cousin comes out

Reveals he is not entirely comfortable with his sexuality Lord Ivar Mountbatten, the cousin to Queen Elizabeth, has become the first member of the royal family to come out as gay and has spoken about...

GLAAD announces Spirit Day

Millions to ‘go purple’ in unified stand against bullying on Spirit Day, 10/20 GLAAD releases resources guides in seven languages and official Spirit Day Kit with support of Target and Wells Fargo New York – GLAAD,...

Human Rights Watch: Transgender Students at Risk

Schools Limit Access to Bathrooms, Locker Rooms New York  – Many schools in the United States are putting the safety and health of transgender students at risk by barring them from bathrooms, locker rooms, and other...

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