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Harlem's mission to rename streets after black women before it's too late

She says that while Harlem boasts streets named after Martin Luther King Jr and Adam Clayton Powell Jr, “people may be reluctant to name a major thoroughfare after a woman, particularly a black woman ... read more

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

The number of black students admitted to Columbia more than doubled in 1969 from the year before ... to build a gym in a Harlem park. The standoff ended with a violent clash with the police. The ... read more

Heaven Was a Place in Harlem

The Peace Mission’s arrival in New York City dovetailed with the waning years of the Harlem Renaissance and the ongoing Great Migration of millions of black ... its intrigue. “They were well-known ... read more

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Boston Bombers - the women's basketball team - to rename their franchise after attack

The Bombers were one of more than 40 teams part of the Women's Blue Chip League, a non-salaried league that provided its players with advanced exposure for opportunities to compete in the next level. ... read more

Challenger 30th anniversary: Remembering astronaut Ronald McNair, an inherited son of Harlem

FLASHBACK: SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER EXPLODES 72 SECONDS INTO ITS FLIGHT IN 1986 Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of when the Challenger burst into pieces just 73 seconds after taking off over Cape ... read more

The Road to an Opening: Row House, in Harlem

When we first met her last fall, she was deep into the opening process of her new co-venture Row House, located on the corner of 115th Street and Frederick ... On Thursday night, the week before ... read more

Why We Love Our Black Women Sheroes

In the late ... before lawmakers. The Mother of six, who once had an involuntary and voluntary abortion herself, is fighting to keep women from undergoing what she feels is the extremely painful and ... read more

The Countdown Begins: 25 days of Black Biz

Products/Services: Christmas is here, but it’s not too late to go out ... in-law are on a mission to fight hyper-pigmentation—dark spots due to sun damage—with a skincare line that specializes in ... read more

A New Yorker's Guide To The Women's March On Washington

The Women's March on Washington ... mission statement to welcome women (and men) regardless of race, ethnicity, gender expression, and sexual identity. Brittany Oliver, a women's rights activist in ... read more

Boston Red Sox want to rename their famous Yawkey Way due to the tainted racist legacy of the former team owner it's named after

The Red Sox will ask the city of Boston to rename ... finally signed a black player 12 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, and in the meantime they had declined to sign black players ... read more

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