Tag: african

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
A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Conscious NYC and Africology Media are celebrating the influence of African culture in New York with an event called “A-FREE-KA”. Members of the group are Africans who have lived in New York for so long that they call it “almost home”. They have a common vision and a drive to be part of a new [...]

May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Jazz88.3 FM WBGO Radio once again broadcasts the landmark series it helped produce and first premiered in January of 2004. The series airs on consecutive nights at 8pm through Saturday March 6th. The fact that Executive Producer/Director Eric V. Tait, Jr. is also celebrating his 40th anniversary as a broadcast journalist and documentarian makes re-broadcasting [...]

February 22, 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
African Diaspora Summer Film Series

African Diaspora Summer Film Series

GOSPEL HILL Greed and idealism collide in this powerful narrative staring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Giancarlo Esposito. Tensions of the past resurface, as a town and its people struggle with age-old issues of the politics of prejudice. Images of past and present blend seamlessly as reminders of lessons yet [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Saidah Arrika Ekulona (left) and Condola Rashad in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Ruined’ at the Manhattan Manhattan Theatre ClubClub Photo: Wall Street Journal ***** Last year HBO premiered The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, a documentary by Lisa F. Jackson. Greatest Silence introduced me to the atrocities going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Film Screening — Skin

Film Screening — Skin

Synopsis: SKIN is a dramatic feature based on the true life story of Sandra Laing. Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their Black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra’s mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as [...]

June 10, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Black Dance: Tradition and Transformation

Black Dance: Tradition and Transformation

In celebration of the enormous contributions of women in the arts 651 ARTS dedicates its 20th Anniversary Season to women artists of African descent. The season concludes with a program featuring performances by some of the most influential Black contemporary dancer/choreographers in history: Germaine Acogny, Carmen de Lavallade, Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller and Jawole Willa [...]

May 22, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine with Marcus Samuelsson is about flavor, spice and everything nice in Harlem: food, lifestyles, music, celebrities, culture — all wrapped up in a dynamic half hour of how to, who did it, what for, and that’s so tasty. Join Marcus as he shines the spotlight on African, Caribbean and American dishes while chatting [...]

March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
13th Annual National Black Fine Art Show

13th Annual National Black Fine Art Show

The 13th Annual National Black Fine Art Show (NBFAS) will take place February 13-15, with a Gala Preview on the evening of Thursday, February 12 to benefit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The NBFAS will present exceptional work by African, African-American and Caribbean artists. This international art fair features a [...]

February 5, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama girl look-alike model in spotlight Can Obama boost cause for Afro-Latinos? Obama Calls China’s Hu To Discuss Currency

January 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

For some, motivation to excercise doesn’t come easy. We try to convince ourselves that we’ll be better of if we do, but can’t seem to make it to the gym. (Or, is that just me?) To make burning those calories a little easier, try out one of the classes below. Both of them offer traditional [...]

December 17, 2008 | 2 Comments More
African Diaspora Film Festival — Around Harlem and Around NYC

African Diaspora Film Festival — Around Harlem and Around NYC

The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) was the first festival focusing on the global Black experience. The festival began in November 1993. The film festival is an international film festival devoted to showcasing films depicting the diversity and richness of the global Black experience. ADFF features an eclectic mix of Urban, Classic, Foreign and Independent [...]

November 26, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Pray the Devil Back to Hell at Cinema Village

Pray the Devil Back to Hell at Cinema Village

Synopsis: Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then [...]

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More