New York City's MOST READ African American Weekly Newspaper
Founded in 1975 as "Big Red"
Circulation of over 60,000 weekly for over 35 years. Serving metropolitan New York

The New York Beacon is New York's most popular weekly newspaper targeting the African American communities of New York City.
Published by Smith Haj Media Group
The Beacon is Affilliated with NEPA (Northeast Publishers Association) and NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association).
Walter Smith is the founder and president of the Northeast Publishers Association.

The New York Beacon, through newsstands sales, free delivery to local institutions, online version, facebook, twitter, myspace, and
Youtube, reaches an estimated 400,000 readers per week.

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Walter Smith.................CEO
Miatta Smith..........Publisher
Edna Sarr......Office Manager
Willie Eygir..Managing Editor
Don Thomas..Entertainment  Editor
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"Run to and not away
from the noise,"
"Here at Oberlin, most of the time you’re probably surrounded by folks who
share your beliefs. But out in the real world, there are plenty of people who
think very differently than you do, and they hold their opinions just as
passionately. So if you want to change their minds, if you want to work with
them to move this country forward, you can’t just shut them out. You have to
persuade them, and you have to compromise with them".
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First Lady Michelle Obama
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in
his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the
attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no
active homicide investigation.Three doctors determined that King was
appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by
medical professionals "up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his
sleep," attorney Brent Bryson told the AP on Monday.
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Fight or Fraud?
Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight
between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their
money back, and then some. At least 32 class action lawsuits across the
country allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans
before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12
lackluster rounds that most fans thought didn't live up to the hype.
Fight of the century? More like fraud of the century, the lawsuits contend..
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Venettes Take Top Honors at
McDonald Gospelfest
The Venettes Cultural Workshop, a performing arts organization located in
Wyandanch, NY, took home the top award, Praise Dance Champions at the 2015
McDonald’s Gospelfest Competition.  The dance troupe performed a spiritual
piece entitled:  You Paid it All, by Wess Morgan.    The students, who ranged in
age from 14-18, were elated and filled with pride after receiving the honor of Praise
Dance Champions.  Along with the title, there was a $2,500 monetary award,
trophy, plaque and gold medals for all of the participants.
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Questions raised over
slaying by retired guard in
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Twitter Suspends Blogger Chuck
Johnson Over Post Suggesting ‘Taking
Out’ Civil Rights Activist
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Wyandanch Venettes Cultural Workshop takes top honors