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Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network paid homage to the extraordinary careers and humanitarian efforts of Sean “Diddy” Combs, George Lucas and Coca-Cola’s senior vice president Ingrid Saunders Jones during the third annual Triumph Awards in New York. Samuel L. Jackson, the record-breaking box-office star of Lucas’ Star Wars prequel, helped give a…

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My worst Christmas memory does not involve realizing that Santa Claus isn’t a man of color born in Harlem or receiving a gift without the receipt for exchange purposes. Instead Christmas always manages to conjure the empty feeling of disappointment since in the third grade I lost the title role in “The Nutcracker” to my…

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The word “jazz”often conjures the sounds of blue notes, sophisticated lyrics and the freedom of improvisation.  These elements were displayed at the launch of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2011-2012 season this past Saturday, Sept. 24.  The evening’s pre-concert celebration featured live music by, Javier Nero while stylish guests mingled, tapped their toes and sipped on…

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