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Jenifer Lewis: Her Candid Interview with Larry King!
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Jenifer Lewis: Her Candid Interview with Larry King!

  Hollywood actress Jenifer Lewis sat down with Larry King for an all new season six episode of the Emmy-nominated series, “Larry King Now” and opened up about the cultural impact of her hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” living with bipolar disorder, and what frightens her most about President Trump. Plus, why Jenifer and Larry both […]

NYC Health Dept Expands Mental Health First Aid
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NYC Health Dept Expands Mental Health First Aid

As part of ThriveNYC, and after a successful introduction, the Health Department today has announced an additional $5 million annual investment through 2020 to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program for 39 full-time trainers, 19 outreach coordinators, training materials and public awareness campaigns. Nearly 50,000 New Yorkers have participated in this program since its […]

The Home Depot Announces the 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
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The Home Depot Announces the 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced its 2018 Retool Your School Grant Program. Now, in its ninth year, the program awards accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) grants to use toward creating sustainable renovations and additions to their campuses. The Home Depot has awarded $1.8 million to HBCUs since […]

Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for "Go Red" Heart Health Month
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Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for “Go Red” Heart Health Month

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), helps maintain the integrity of these soul food dishes, while identifying easy […]

"Da Jammies" Cartoon: Netflix's First African-American Original Animated Music Series for Kids
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“Da Jammies” Cartoon: Netflix’s First African-American Original Animated Music Series for Kids

  “Da Jammies” is the first African-American original animated 3D music series on Netflix created by 2 Black men, Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton (known today in hip hop gospel as Emcee N.I.C.E.) and his business partner William “Dolla” Chapman II. Taking the stage name “Novelist,” he’d been writing short stories since childhood which dovetailed into rap […]

Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With
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Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With

Wintertime is the perfect reason to curl up with a good book. Here are some you might want to consider. What’s Cooking? When two renowned chefs get together magic happens. That is what iconic chef and former opera singer Alexander Smalls and James Beard-nominated chef JJ Johnson have done with their new cookbook, Between Harlem […]

Bloomingdale's Black History Month Art Exhibition Feb. 9th
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Bloomingdale’s Black History Month Art Exhibition Feb. 9th

Bloomingdale’s Black History Month Art Exhibition Friday, February 9, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Bloomingdale’s Black History Month Art Exhibition Roosevelt Field – Bloomingdale’s Furniture Store 630 Old Country Road – Garden City, NY  11530 Presented by Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Higher Heights For America Raises Awareness Around the Lack of Black Women Artists Nominated for Grammy Awards This Year
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Higher Heights For America Raises Awareness Around the Lack of Black Women Artists Nominated for Grammy Awards This Year

  Higher Heights For America, a national organization building the collective political power and leadership of Black women from the voting booth to elected office, turned its attention to the 2018 Grammy Awards last night as the latest source of an uneven playing field for Black women.   Though yesterday’s Grammy Awards were lauded as […]

Next Level Burger – America’s First 100% Plant-Based Burger Joint – Brings its Burger Goodness to Brooklyn
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Next Level Burger – America’s First 100% Plant-Based Burger Joint – Brings its Burger Goodness to Brooklyn

Next Level Burger (NLB), a fast-growing phenomenon, recognized as America’s first 100-percent plant-based burger joint, is coming to New York. Fresh off the grand opening of its first California location in Concord, NLB’s first East Coast location opens January 31 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. New York’s first NLB will be part of the grand opening […]

JAX B-B-Q: A Real Wood Pit Barbecue in Hell’s Kitchen
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JAX B-B-Q: A Real Wood Pit Barbecue in Hell’s Kitchen

Pitmaster/Owner Nick Accardi has brought a new concept to Hell’s Kitchen with JAX B-B-Q, a destination for real wood pit barbecue, craft black angus burgers, frozen margaritas and craft beer. The interior was designed with a rockabilly Americana garage sensibility in mind, featuring partially exposed brick walls, antique gas station signs (including a massive Mobile […]

Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America's Ugly Past Resurface
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Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America’s Ugly Past Resurface

After a four-decades-long career at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service including being appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal in 2000, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas is now looking back on her remarkable career and life. In time for Black History Month, her new memoir, Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar (Potomac Books, 2017), […]

New York Trend NYC: January 18-24, 2018
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New York Trend NYC: January 18-24, 2018

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STARZ To Air the   #THATSHARASSMENT Film Campaign in Half-Hour Primetime Special
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STARZ To Air the #THATSHARASSMENT Film Campaign in Half-Hour Primetime Special

Tune in for the #ThatsHarassment series of short films in conjunction with the Ad Council, actor and producer David Schwimmer, writer and director Sigal Avin, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Friday, January 26 at 8:30pm ET/PT and 11pm ET/PT. #THATSHARASSMENT Airdate: Friday, January 26 […]

Teens Surprised Live on “GMA’’ with Mentoring Trip to Disney Dreamers Academy
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Teens Surprised Live on “GMA’’ with Mentoring Trip to Disney Dreamers Academy

      Five high school students were surprised live on “Good Morning America’’ with the announcement that they were selected to be part of the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World Resort executive Tracey D. Powell joined the “Good Morning America’’ hosts and the […]

Winter Jam 2018 in Central Park!
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Winter Jam 2018 in Central Park!

Join NYC Parks at Winter Jam this Saturday in Central Park! It may be warmer out this weekend, but NYC’s ultimate snow day is still on! NYC Parks has created a field of snow in the heart of Central Park to host a winter festival, featuring winter-themed sports, for New Yorkers of all ages. Free […]