Category: ARTS & CULTURE
Hugs Kisses & Laughs Brings you another great night of stand-up comedy with the “Under Construction” Comedy Show with some great up and coming funny people. Molly Austin (Emerging NYC Comic) Alex Barnett (1st Place, 12th Annual Gilda’s Club Laugh Off; CNN.com; Wall Street Journal; NY Daily News) Mike Brown (MTV) Craig Hillelson (NYC Comedy) Kevin [...]
Email from Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President: Please join me at Think Outside the Cell: A New Day, A New Way – a national symposium and call to action on issues affecting the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated and their families. This national symposium is being co-sponsored by my office, the Fortune Society, Think Outside [...]
The mission of the First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to recognize the Puerto Rican community’s place in the history of the City of New York. Puerto Ricans were the first, and largest Spanish-speaking group to migrate and settle in New York City. The festival also seeks to display the richness of Puerto [...]
Self publishing isn’t new. It’s been around since the dawn of man. Self-publication was created and utilized to spread the word, be it good or bad. Some of our classics and many texts of the religious order are self-publications that have grown over time to become part of the literary canon. Nowadays, self-publication may be [...]
Source: Flickr This year’s Harlem Book Fair looks like it’s going to be bigger than ever with lots of great panels and the opportunity to purchase some great books. Some of the panel discussions are listed below:
Hey Everyone, We’ve been on hiatus and will be back soon but wanted to share some timely information with our readers. First, we applaud the State Senate for passing historic legislation to give lesbian and gay couples the freedom to marry in New York State. This information comes right in the middle of the annual [...]
There is Power in Unity: Let’s address the issues of Community Empowerment Job & Business Development, Empowering Our Youth Guest Speakers: Lamar Thornton Founder & Chairman – New Breed Life Arts. Chet Whye Executive Director, HARLEM4 Center for CHANGE. Dedric Hammond aka Beloved Youth Advocate & Violence Reduction Specialist
NOTE: The full video for this event can be found by clicking here. === The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined—a national summit to address the [...]
New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today that Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a scholar of African-American history from Indiana University, has been selected as the next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, effective July 2011. Dr. Muhammad will succeed Howard Dodson Jr., who last year announced his plan to retire [...]
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Delta Cabaret to Benefit Scholarships The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. New York Alumnae Chapter invite you to join us as we party for a cause! The Delta Cabaret will feature good music, good camaraderie and lots of dancing. We invite you to bring your favorite spirits and play mixologist for your table. [...]
First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) is one of Harlem’s fastest growing churches with Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr. as one of its current leaders. Pastor Walrond has created Visionaries & Dreamers Weekend, a three day experience, to kick off a new long term project of the church which will allow members and people from Harlem [...]
Weekly With Ed Gordon Interviews Charlie Rangel and Discusses Bishop Eddie Long with Rev. Calvin Butts and Others
“Part news show, part one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, Weekly With Ed Gordon goes beyond the front page of news headlines and digs deep into the issues and stories that matter most to African Americans“, says the BET press release. Gordon’s new show is a welcomed addition to the channel who news production quality has [...]
The Studio Museum in Harlem is having a reading and performance by Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. Identity Repair Poems. Skin, Inc. is Ellis’s big, ambitious argument in sound and image for an America whose identity is in need of repair.
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Hollywood Hits NYC for the UrbanWorld Film Festival — Nia Long, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector and More Attend the Festivities
Tonight is the final night of the UrbanWorld Film Festival. The five day festival closes with the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s (Director of My Mic Sounds Nice) feature film I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Dijon Talton (Glee). Film screenings began Thursday night at the AMC 34th St Theater [...]