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New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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 [...]

November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Perfect Your “60 Second Pitch” at Harlem’s Pitches For Breakfast Seminar

Perfect Your “60 Second Pitch” at Harlem’s Pitches For Breakfast Seminar

On September 11, 2010, Pitches for Breakfast will celebrate the one year anniversary of its breakfast seminar series. International lawyer Lorraine Dixon will be the keynote speaker. Dixon has worked with corporate giants AIG, USB and others on projects in over 40 countries. Pitches for Breakfast is an open mic for business and professional women [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
African American Short Films on CBS — This Saturday

African American Short Films on CBS — This Saturday

CBS will be airing three African American Short Films this weekend. Be sure to set your DVR if you’re not going to be home Date: 5/9/2010 Time: 1:30pm, Station: WCBS-TV CBS Ties That Bind This short film is inspired by the true story of Sandra Daniels, who used abuse to motivate her success. Daniels started [...]

May 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Single Black Women and Relationships in the Media — The Positive and The Negative, Plus Dating Tips From The Black Carrie Bradshaw

Single Black Women and Relationships in the Media — The Positive and The Negative, Plus Dating Tips From The Black Carrie Bradshaw

The relationship status of single black women has been one of the hottest topics in the media lately. Reporters around the world are even discussing the issue. Most of the media pits men against women with one group being blamed by the other for the lack of quality, successful relationships that ultimately lead to intact [...]

April 21, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Collecting African American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Collecting African American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7–8:30 p.m.

April 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
WEBCAST — National Urban League’s The State of Black America 2010 — JOBS: Responding to the Crisis Report

WEBCAST — National Urban League’s The State of Black America 2010 — JOBS: Responding to the Crisis Report

Each year The National Urban League holds a Legislative Policy Conference which provides an opportunity to raise awareness among the nation’s leaders and key influencers about the National Urban League, the work they do and the issues affecting the communities they serve.

March 23, 2010 | 3 Comments More
HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

According to Newsweek.com: More than 1 in 30 adults in Washington, D.C., are HIV-infected—a prevalence higher than that reported in Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Rwanda. Certain U.S. subpopulations are particularly hard hit. In New York City, 1 in 40 blacks, 1 in 10 men who have sex with men, and 1 in 8 injection-drug users are [...]

February 28, 2010 | 3 Comments More
Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events [Feb 18] American girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of Nina Simone http://ning.it/bWi5e5 [Feb 18] Fat Bitch with Erica Watson http://ow.ly/16AYdr [Feb 19] Soul legend Davina live in Harlem 4 Girl of My Dreams II http://ning.it/cyT2tP [Feb 20] FINANCIAL LITERACY IN HARLEM http://ning.it/bvQ0rw [Feb 21] NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN http://ning.it/b79C7G [Feb 22] FREE EVENT [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

“An Open Mic for Business” for Women of Pan-African Heritage (African, African-American, Caribbean, and Latino Ethnicity) Gentleman Are Welcomed (Yes, men do attend) and Encouraged to Learn with Us, Enjoy Breakfast, and Network with Smart, Independent Women Who Can Help Increase Your Profits** Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking 10 a.m. [...]

February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
The Emperor Jones at the SoHo Playhouse

The Emperor Jones at the SoHo Playhouse

Eugene O’Neill’s brilliant groundbreaking play, The Emperor Jones, is the story of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island following a prison break in the Unites States. When the natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones’s mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, [...]

December 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton’s death. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined to comment when reached by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Book and Film: Bitch is the New Black

Book and Film: Bitch is the New Black

Successful, Black and Lonely — D.C. Author’s Tale of Young Black Women’s Loneliness Catches Hollywood’s Ear Helena Andrews, author of “Bitch is the New Black,” talks about her collection of essays that provide a satirical look at successful young black women living in Washington. She’s 29, single, living in D.C., and might be the star [...]

December 11, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Flahooley in Harlem

Flahooley in Harlem

FLAHOOLEY is an allegorical musical tale for audiences of all ages is set in fictional Capsulanti, USA, which is the site of B.G. Bigelow, Incorporated, the largest toy corporation in the world. Puppet designer Sylvester Cloud has created a remarkable doll called Flahooley. As Flahooley is about to be unveiled at the company’s big Christmas [...]

September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

(L to R) Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA; Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; Pastor Charles D. Eatman, Sr., Mt. Pleasant Community Church and Director and Principal, Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy; Rochelle Hill, Co-Chairperson, Harlem CARES; and Aarian Pope-Punter, Recruitment Manager, Mentoring USA (Photo: Samir Amami/New [...]

September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Help Put Harlem on the World Stage — Digitally — Vote For Us to Attend SXSW

Help Put Harlem on the World Stage — Digitally — Vote For Us to Attend SXSW

*** AroundHarlem.com — The Local Website with a Global Reach *** The South by South West (SXSW) Interactive Festival brings together the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators, content producers, programmers, widget inventors and new media entrepreneurs. It consists of five days of keynote presentations, panel sessions, and provides hands-on training as [...]

September 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

Harlem Stage Reading of Sleep Deprivation Chamber and Community Forum on Race and Law Enforcement

A staged reading of OBIE Award-winning play “Sleep Deprivation Chamber” about police brutality and its impact on a black family – written by Adam P. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy – forms the backdrop for a community discussion of race relations and law enforcement on Mon., Aug. 17, 7 pm. at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. In [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Why Mentor? Because our children are in a state of emergency… Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate. In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school. Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested. 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated. The number one cause of [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Another Man’s Poison

Another Man’s Poison

Off-Broadway Limited Engagement 2 Weeks Only: August 12 – 16 and August 19 – 23 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street • NYC (between 9th Av & 10th Av) … ANOTHER MAN’S POISON reveals the irony of the sweet revenge of success set in the fascinating backdrop of prime time television. [...]

August 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More