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NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: "Breastfeeding Friendly Communities"
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NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities”

The NYC Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses. The campaign features a 30 second video about a mother in the Bronx who shares the challenges she had breastfeeding in public but […]

Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer
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Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer

October 6 would have been Civil Rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th birthday and GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, is celebrating her legacy by hosting 100 national walks. “In the iconic words of Fannie Lou Hamer, we’re ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ She […]

Lais Ribeiro wows in THEIA
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Lais Ribeiro wows in THEIA

Lais Ribeiro, Brazilian model and Victoria Secret Angel took THEIA’s Tilda gown from the bridal runway to the red carpet at the Brazil Foundation Gala held on Wednesday, September 13th.  Lais kicked it up a notch by removing the lining and adding a body suit to the smoke grey crystal and pearl hand embroidered V-neck gown.

Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking
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Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking

Ever feel like you are drowning? Not literally, but drowning in the  feeling of being so  overwhelmed with life and all the events that surround you?   Not too many years ago, I thought I would sink and drown. And, I didn’t see a lifeline in sight.  Fact is, I had been diagnosed with breast […]

Sistas on Fire!: A Look At The Newsical
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Sistas on Fire!: A Look At The Newsical

Hurricane Katrina, Black Lives Matter, missing women and girls, racial stratification on Long Island, sexual exploitation, black-on-black crime, and male/female relationships. Imagine a play that addresses all of this in a mix of song, dance, spoken word poetry, and prose. That’s what “Sistas on Fire!” does from a female perspective. “Sistas on Fire!” was written […]

How To Keep Your Business Up And Running In The Midst Of A Personal Crisis
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How To Keep Your Business Up And Running In The Midst Of A Personal Crisis

Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams’ life was turned upside down in 2009. She discovered she had breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. During that same period, her husband of 30 years died at age 55 and, upon his death, she found out he was living a double life in Atlanta with another woman with whom […]

2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14
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2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14

More than 20 of Rockefeller Center’s acclaimed restaurants will participate in the Rock Eats Food Festival at Rockefeller Center where guests can enjoy al fresco dining and cuisine specialties from a variety of local eateries from Tuesday, September 12th through Thursday, September 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily, in Rockefeller Plaza (located between 49th […]

‘The Peculiar Patriot’ To Fly Its Flag at the National Black Theatre
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‘The Peculiar Patriot’ To Fly Its Flag at the National Black Theatre

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. The one-woman show, written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson and directed by Talvin Wilks, is a scathing portrait of mass incarceration gleaned from Peterson’s nearly two decades of work in prisons in New […]

City College Center for the Arts Presents 'Void of Death' at Aaron Davis Hall
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City College Center for the Arts Presents ‘Void of Death’ at Aaron Davis Hall

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) will present “Void of Death,” a new exhibition featuring the paintings of Atlanta-based artist Julio Mejia this fall. Curated by guest curator Susan Luss, the solo exhibit will highlight eight large abstract gestural paintings by the artist and will run from Tuesday, September 12, through Monday, November 27, […]

Movie Reviews: Bushwick
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Movie Reviews: Bushwick

Eight years ago after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry made a threat: If Obama won his reelection Texas would secede from the United States. With that threat in mind writer Nick Damici wrote the screenplay for Bushwick, a what if film about what would happen if the south rose up […]

"Making Waves" Swim Program After Successful Third Year
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“Making Waves” Swim Program After Successful Third Year

After a successful third year, the Health Department today announced the expansion of its summer swimming program for 6-18 year old kids and youth from low-income neighborhoods around the city. The program, now called Making Waves, provides free water safety and swim instruction to young people participating in Department of Youth and Community Development managed […]

Westbury Food Truck Festival - October 7 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
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Westbury Food Truck Festival – October 7 – NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Live Nation in partnership with WBAB & WBLI are pleased to present the first ever Westbury Food Truck Festival at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Admission is just $5.00 plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Westbury box office. […]

National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance
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National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

As racial tension reaches fever pitch nationally in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, some hope emerges. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program. […]