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Nigerian American Artist Publishes a Book that Every Black Person Needs to Read
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Nigerian American Artist Publishes a Book that Every Black Person Needs to Read

‘the geometry of being Black’ is a book that probes into the effects of anti-Blackness on the Black community. Divided into five segments: receiving, internalizing, unlearning, loving and resisting; the book delves into how the Black community receives and internalizes anti-Blackness, how the community can unlearn and resist anti- Blackness, and how the community can begin […]

AT&T's Humanity of Connection Event
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AT&T’s Humanity of Connection Event

    Last week, AT&T hosted the Humanity of Connection, at Lincoln Center in New York. The Humanity of Connection celebrated the remarkable achievements of some of our country’s most prolific Hispanic leaders. AT&T honored, Armando Lucas Correa, Editor in Chief, PEOPLE EN ESPANOL, Monica Ramirez, Co-Founder & President, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, as well […]

Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies Release #BEYCHELLA inspired New Dance Video
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Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies Release #BEYCHELLA inspired New Dance Video

As Beyoncé changed the game with her unprecedented Coachella headlining performance, she breathed life into the hip hop music and dance scene, inspiring millions to DO THEM and speak their own truth! Already Beyoncé endorsed – “They Killed It!” – Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies are back at it again with their rendition of Everybody Mad. […]

Brooklyn's AbunDance Academy of the Arts Presents "DREAM, AbunDantly!"
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Brooklyn’s AbunDance Academy of the Arts Presents “DREAM, AbunDantly!”

    AbunDance Academy of the Arts, an established non-profit arts organization dedicated to offering children and adults affordable dance, theater, and musical instruction at all levels, presents a new work, “DREAM, AbunDantly!”, a theatrical dance performance featuring students and seasoned Broadway artists on the same stage. Inspired by the hit movie “Dreamgirls,” “DREAM, AbunDantly!” […]

FREE - Outdoor Play - Afropunk Inspired "Antigone" by Classical Theatre of Harlem
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FREE – Outdoor Play – Afropunk Inspired “Antigone” by Classical Theatre of Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents “Antigone,” inspired by Paul Roche’s adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Back for its sixth season of free theater performances and affectionately known as the Uptown Shakespeare in the Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is thrilled to return to Marcus […]

Spring Readers: Books For The Season
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Spring Readers: Books For The Season

Reading is a great pastime as the weather heats up. Grab a book, head to the park, and have a good read.     Remember The Time: Memoirs A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory by Jamal Mahjoub. In his memoir, Mahjoub paints a poignant portrayal of Sudan, which went from a thriving […]

Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard
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Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard

It is with great sadness that American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard announces the passing of his brother, Kevin Studdard.  Many American Idol fans got a chance to meet and become acquainted with Kevin Studdard while Ruben was on the 2nd season of the show. Kevin was with Ruben all the way from auditions to the […]

Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway
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Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway

For 28 years, Mahen Bonetti, the founder and Executive Director of African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), has been celebrating African cinema in New York City. The non-profit arts organization was founded in 1990 and showcases works of African filmmakers and develops ways to share the vision and culture of African film with American and international […]

"Roseanne" Dropped by ABC After Racist Remarks on Twitter
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“Roseanne” Dropped by ABC After Racist Remarks on Twitter

Roseanne Barr, the star and co-creator of the show “Roseanne”, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to Barack Obama throughout his presidency and considered one of his most influential aides. Ms. Barr wrote if the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”   […]

My Life As A Stand-Up Comic
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My Life As A Stand-Up Comic

By: Onika McLean   Standing up is more about sitting down and writing. I have been a stand-up comic for a number of years and have found it is more about content than actual delivery.   There is a huge difference between deliverance and delivery. Deliverance will take you far beyond your imagination and delivery […]

Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories to debut at The National Black Theatre in Harlem, NY. May 24-26
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Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories to debut at The National Black Theatre in Harlem, NY. May 24-26

Infecting Change Productions (ICP) has announced the debut of Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories at the National Black Theatre from May 24-26. This three-night event is presented by Mississippi native J.P. (Jana) Haynes, an author, playwright, spoken word artist and the writer, director and producer of Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories.   According […]

Scarface Returns to Theaters for Special 35th Anniversary Celebration
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Scarface Returns to Theaters for Special 35th Anniversary Celebration

Universal Pictures, Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, and Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the return of Scarface to movie theatres nationwide, in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Additionally, film fans outside of New York will have the chance to participate in a Tribeca Film Festival retrospective event on the […]

Rooftop Films Announces Short Films and Programs for the 22nd Annual Summer Series
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Rooftop Films Announces Short Films and Programs for the 22nd Annual Summer Series

On Saturday, May 19th, Rooftop Films will kick off the 2018 Summer Series in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery with This Is What We Mean By Short Films, a selection of dynamic shorts from around the world, including Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee The Burden. Rooftop Films will present a dozen more carefully curated programs throughout the summer, […]

Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula
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Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula

      Vocalist-composer Somi, described as “the new high priestess of soul” by the Huffington Post, and special guest British superstar Laura Mvula, will honor two of the most uncompromising vocalists of the 20th century in Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi, May 18–19, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s […]

HBO & The Atlantic Launch Short film Starring Jeffrey Wright
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HBO & The Atlantic Launch Short film Starring Jeffrey Wright

HBO and The Atlantic have partnered to create Question Your Answers, a series of short films that challenge audiences to, in a time of increasing cultural and political polarization—when every side seems convinced it has the answer—confront their own beliefs and assumptions. The series begins today with a film starring Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright wrestling […]