Harlem’s Alicia Keys Leads NYC Protest For Abducted Nigerian Girls

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It’s been half a year since more than 200 female students were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria, and Harlem Alicia Keys is among the many demanding that the abductors “#BringBackOurGirlsNOW.”

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Eddie’s Perejil, A Night Of Art And Dialogue In Northern Manhattan

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Join Eddie’s Perejil, A Night Of Art And Dialogue In Northern Manhattan on September 20th, 2014 at the Alianza Cultural Center, 530 West 166th Street, New York City.

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Harlem’s Diplomat Harry K. Thomas, Jr.

t0908lunch-harry-thomas_1Harry K. Thomas, Jr. was born on June 3, 1956 in Harlem, NY. He is an American diplomat (not the Diplomats with Cam’ron and Jim Jones, but) who has served as the United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 2010 to 2013 and was the first African American to hold the post. Continue Reading →

Join The Harlem Dance Caravan At Marcus Garvey Park

dance caravan in harlemAcclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse Theater has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling celebration of our diversity through music and dance. Continue Reading →

Finding Fela Screenings at MIST in Harlem

fela the movie in harlemAnnounces the screening of Finding Fela a Film on the life of groundbreaking musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Directed by Academy Award Winning Director Alex Gibney. Continue Reading →

Selling and Celebrating African Aesthetics at Sotheby’s

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“The spell of Africa is upon me. The ancient witchery of her medicine is burning my drowsy, dreamy blood. This is not a country, it is a world—a universe of itself and for itself, a thing Different, Immense, Menacing, Alluring. It is a great black bosom where the Spirit longs to die. It is a life so burning, so fire encircled that one bursts with terrible soul inflaming life.”  “Little Portraits of Africa” published in 1924 by W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Like many people who own art I like to purchase works that do not necessarily ‘fit’ with other things I already own in my collection. Continue Reading →

#BringBackOurGirls Harlem March Today

BnS7gMmIAAAGC9QA photograph Tweeted by Lyne and posted on Harlem Sketches from the Harlem march today in central Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

#BringBackOurGirls In Nigeria

7826383024_bcb72a356b_zThere is a grim mood of outrage in Nigeria, Africa. In northeastern town of Chibok, more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school dorms in the dead of night nearly two weeks ago. Continue Reading →

Conference for Educators & Youth Service Providers

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The 2014 HEROES Model National Conference is here. HEROES represents Heritage, Education, Relationships, Opportunities, Entrepreneurship and Service – 6 crucial areas necessary for development to be effective. Continue Reading →

Queen Mother Delois Blakely: Harlem’s Street Nun

Delois BlakelyA woman of compassion and caring, Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely champions the aspirations of women, children and youth. She criticizes mankind for the economic injustice that has degraded billions of lives worldwide and champions’ education, basic business training, microcredit, entrepreneurship, and “heart” as potential solutions. Continue Reading →