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New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 - 6
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New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 – 6

Under the banner “Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present,” the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns virtually December 2-6 with a spotlight on the cinema of two nations: Nigeria and the Sudan. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), this year’s regional NYAFF will screen six features […]

Book: Life-Altering Journey Leads to Truth about Father’s Legacy
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Book: Life-Altering Journey Leads to Truth about Father’s Legacy

Whether or not this adventure leads to riches or turns out to be a wild goose chase is not his main concern. The enigmatic letter from his gangster father describes a cache of stolen money — decades old — but his father has been dead for six years. Who else might know about the money […]

Celebrity Sports Therapist Shares 5 Simple Exercises to Boost Circulation for Better Health + Immunity
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Celebrity Sports Therapist Shares 5 Simple Exercises to Boost Circulation for Better Health + Immunity

Trusted by elite athletes, the Intelligent Threads creator shares easy exercises to improve blood flow, increase oxygen, and feel your best – perfect for home or holiday road travel.  During a season when many find themselves doing just that, Burzynski shares these five quick and simple exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime – in addition to […]

A Wrinkle In Our Times
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A Wrinkle In Our Times

When I was in third grade, back when the ’90s was finding its groove as perhaps our greatest cultural decade, I found myself, one school day, perusing through an assortment of books. I was never a big reader. I blame that on a rare eye condition and the isolation I felt when reading, but I […]

The Holidays are Approaching So Be Sure You Travel Safe!
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The Holidays are Approaching So Be Sure You Travel Safe!

The holiday frenzy is upon us… it begins with Thanksgiving and culminates with the New Year.  Although the country is still in the grips of a global pandemic, many homebound people are looking for a safe change of scenery.  Whether plans are to travel by air or hit the road, one thing is certain: safety and health […]

Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us
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Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the outdoors – including our yards, parks, and sports fields – were critical for buoying our mental well-being, physical health and enabling us to safely connect with others.  For […]

5 of the Healthiest Alcohol Drinks for the Holidays
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5 of the Healthiest Alcohol Drinks for the Holidays

It’s no secret that liquor sales are up and Americans are increasing their alcohol consumption more than ever since the pandemic began. Aside from the major potential risks of dependence or addiction, alcohol consumption can also lead to increased body fat and loss of lean muscle mass, increased risk of cancer, and many other serious […]

WORLD Channel Invites Audiences to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend with 'Stories from the Stage'
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WORLD Channel Invites Audiences to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend with ‘Stories from the Stage’

Stories from the Stage, GBH WORLD Channel’s award-winning original series featuring ordinary people telling extraordinary stories, will air a national, 24-hour marathon of unforgettable multicultural stories from around the world on Thanksgiving weekend. The marathon includes the premiere of two new episodes: Growing Up Black and Pride as well as the Can’t-Miss Stories from the Stage Pledge Special. The Stories from the Stage marathon begins on […]

Harlem School of the Arts Completes $9.5 Million-Dollar Building Transformation
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Harlem School of the Arts Completes $9.5 Million-Dollar Building Transformation

Work on the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) $9.5-million dollar Renaissance Project, underwritten by legendary award-winning musician/philanthropist, Herb Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation, was completed on time and on budget, it was announced by HSA Board Chair Charles Hamilton, Jr.  Over the past decade, HSA has received over $17 million dollars in financial support from […]

Asase Yaa presents "RISE UP! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSARS"
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Asase Yaa presents “RISE UP! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSARS”

Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa School of the Arts (for youth 3 -17) announces plans to broadcast “Rise Up! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSars” on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Funds raised from the Mightycause.combenefit concert are being distributed by the Nigerian-based Agesin Jawe Ifa Herbal & Spiritual Center to grassroots community organizations who are leading the efforts to #EndSars […]

Lotte New York Palace Spreads Holiday Cheer with Debut of Spirited Programming
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Lotte New York Palace Spreads Holiday Cheer with Debut of Spirited Programming

Lotte New York Palace, has announced its lineup of holiday programming for guests to enjoy in a safe way this festive season. The centerpiece of this year’s programming being the hotel’s 35-foot ornate tree displayed in its courtyard on Madison Avenue. Lotte New York Palace will additionally offer stay packages and programming for guests to […]

New York Trend NYC: November 5-11, 2020
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New York Trend NYC: November 5-11, 2020

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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual  ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021

Nassau County and the region is continuing to grapple with a sharp increase in unemployment and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help residents navigate this daunting economic landscape, Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) has built a more direct bridge between job seekers and employers than ever before to assist […]

Wyandanch Public Library & Domino's Pizza Held "Black Panther" Community Read-In in Suffolk County
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Wyandanch Public Library & Domino’s Pizza Held “Black Panther” Community Read-In in Suffolk County

Costumes were optional but face masks were mandatory at the recently held “Storytelling Adventure of Black Panther Tales”, presented by the Wyandanch Public Library (WPL) in Suffolk County, New York.   Approximately 30 socially distanced kindergarten to preteen age attendees and their parents were read to by the Black Panther character, WPL staff members and others at the WPL community event.  […]