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“Natural Beauty" Photography Exhibit of Kenya in Harlem June 19 – 29
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“Natural Beauty” Photography Exhibit of Kenya in Harlem June 19 – 29

  “Natural Beauty”, a soothing pictorial exhibition created by photographer and healthcare advocate Yvonne Rubie, MPH, will take place from June 19 – 29 at Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2070 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (off 124th Street). “Natural Beauty” showcases serene photographs like zebras grazing on a Kenyan plain taken by Rubie during her recent journeys. […]

Nelson Mandela’s Widow Graca Machel Makes Her First Visit to New York
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Nelson Mandela’s Widow Graca Machel Makes Her First Visit to New York

To celebrate the first New York visit by South Africa’s former first lady Graca Machel since the death of her husband Nelson Mandela, BET held a special news taping for BET at My Image Studios Harlem (MIST Harlem) on May 15 hosted by BET journalist Michaela Angela Davis. The discussion focused on “Women and Youth: […]

"Nene’s Secret" Founder Nene Marks Balances Hair Care Beauty, Saving Babies and the Nae Nae Dance
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“Nene’s Secret” Founder Nene Marks Balances Hair Care Beauty, Saving Babies and the Nae Nae Dance

The fun, funky Nae Nae dance sensation has hit a note with Queens NY entrepreneur Nene (pronounced Nae Nae) Marks, 42, founder of Nene’s Secret ethnic hair care, and inspired the mom of four to chime in with a women empowerment YouTube dance video and contest. “I’m so glad we did this YouTube video. I […]

SCIP Youth Scholarship & Leadership Organization Gala Honors Educators Claes Nobel of Nobel Prize Family & Rudy Crew of Medgar Evers College
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SCIP Youth Scholarship & Leadership Organization Gala Honors Educators Claes Nobel of Nobel Prize Family & Rudy Crew of Medgar Evers College

The Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIP), an innovative New York City leadership program for urban youth, held its 17th anniversary gala celebration “An Evening with the Stars” on April 24 at Battery Gardens in New York. Founded in 1997 by Monica and Miguel Mancebo, SCIP provides intensive, business environment training to talented inner city high […]

Certified Minority Business Owners from 1970’s-1990’s Honored by New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
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Certified Minority Business Owners from 1970’s-1990’s Honored by New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) continued to celebrate its 40th anniversary with saluting veteran minority business owners, who have been certified by The Council from 15 to 35 years, during the 2013 Business Opportunity Expo Sponsor’s Luncheon on June 20 at New York Marriott Marquis. “The Council is […]