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Author Archive for Ann Brown

Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.

Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out
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Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out

As we head back indoors, what better way to pass a chilly night than to curl up with a good book. Here’s a selection for your fall reading list. The Blues The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music’s Golden Age by Bill Dahl is a comprehensive look at the history of […]

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 […]

Things Every New Yorker Should Do: One World Observatory
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Things Every New Yorker Should Do: One World Observatory

Head to One World Observatory and you will find troves of tourists. In fact, it is one of NYC’s most popular sites. But New Yorkers don’t need to miss out on this dynamic destination. One World Observatory is 1,200 feet from the Manhattan streets below, and it offers an incredible vista of New York City.  […]

Brand New Me: I Had A Fairweather Faces Makeover
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Brand New Me: I Had A Fairweather Faces Makeover

What woman isn’t up for a makeover? I know I was ready for one. Although I have been always been fascinated with makeup, I have never been great at putting it on. Years ago, I would use makeup every day but then after a long-term move to the African island nation of Cape Verde where […]

A Chat With The Quiet Storm's Lenny Green
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A Chat With The Quiet Storm’s Lenny Green

Nationally syndicated radio host Lenny Green is celebrating many things. His 20th anniversary in radio and the expanded reach of his evening radio show, “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green,” which is #1 in New York City. Most recently the syndicated show joined the Perry Broadcasting Radio family. The program will air on radio stations […]

Global Mixed Gender Basketball Team Cash Money Millionaires Looking For Players
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Global Mixed Gender Basketball Team Cash Money Millionaires Looking For Players

James Scott, the CEO/founder of the Global Mixed Gender Basketball  League, has announced that Cash Money Records  co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams has acquired the League’s New Orleans Cash Money franchise. The Cash Money Millionaires is looking for the best male and female  basketball players in New Orleans, ages 18 and up. to  vie for one […]

Former Pro Athlete Launches Credit Repair Company
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Former Pro Athlete Launches Credit Repair Company

Former athlete Ronnie Cropper has launched the first automated solution for fixing credit Fintech startup called DisputeDoc. It is the first self-service platform for easy credit disputes and improve credit scores. According to Cropper, DISPUTEDOC, a web-based user platform, will save consumers hundreds of dollars in lawyer and credit repair fees. After five years of […]

Get Your Reading On: Books To Check Out
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Get Your Reading On: Books To Check Out

What better to spend a lazy summer afternoon than a good read. The New York Trend has a few suggestions in a variety of genres.   All The Right Moves How can you go wrong with Rita Mae Brown? And Cakewalk: A Novel will not disappoint. In Cakewalk, Brown returns to fictional village of Runnymede […]

Harlem's Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years
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Harlem’s Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years

Cove Lounge, the Food Network award-winning lounge featuring premium cocktails and dining experiences is owned and operated by Harlem royalty, Alyah Horsford-Sidberry,  of the multi-talented, three generations of Harlem Horsford family. Recently, the Harlem hotspot celebrated its five-year anniversary with an event produced by Musa Jackson Productions. The celebration included 1990s theme inspired by New […]

Things Every New Yorker Should Do: Amateur Night At The Apollo
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Things Every New Yorker Should Do: Amateur Night At The Apollo

New Yorkers may live in one of the most glamorous cities in the world, but sometime we take it for granted. We don’t visit and enjoy some of the gems of the city. Amateur Night At The Apollo is an event every New Yorker should check out. Not only is it fun, it’s historic. The […]

Traveling With Pets: Providence, Rhode Island
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Traveling With Pets: Providence, Rhode Island

More and more Americans take Fido along on their travels. In fact, Sixty percent of pet owners said they traveled with their pets in 2010. While you can’t take your pet just everywhere, more and more travel destinations are becoming pet friendly. In Providence, head to Gano Street Dog Park. Or have some fun with […]

REVOLT Kicked Off Governors Ball Weekend With Star-Studded Bash In NYC
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REVOLT Kicked Off Governors Ball Weekend With Star-Studded Bash In NYC

REVOLT, in conjunction with RNBHouseParty, recently  kicked off the 2017 Governor’s Ball Music Festival weekend with “REVOLT Presents: Gov Ball After Dark.” It was an exclusive pre-party sponsored by Toyota, TWIX, and “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta” at Rooftop 760. The event featured a special live performance by hip-hop recording artist and New York’s very own […]

A Talk With Playwright James Ijames As He Gears Up For The Debut Of His National Black Theatre Production, 'Kill Move Paradise'
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A Talk With Playwright James Ijames As He Gears Up For The Debut Of His National Black Theatre Production, ‘Kill Move Paradise’

Looking for a thought-provoking play to go to? You might want to check out the National Black Theatre, “Kill Move Paradise.” The production will mark the New York City debut of Philadelphia-based award-winning playwright James Ijames. “Kill Move Paradise” follows four Black males who have to confront the reality of their pasts and scramble to make […]

Summer Reading List:  From Entertainment To Inspirational
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Summer Reading List: From Entertainment To Inspirational

Get your summer reading list together now! You’ll need some good reads for the beach. Here are a few to consider. Spotlight On Black Heroes Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil Robertson is a timely release. Because Robertson, who curated and edited three groundbreaking anthologies, including Family Affair: What It […]