Culture

Breaking Rocks: Memorials and the AfroAtlantic People

Propelled by Legba the African divinity deemed the Guardian of the Road and Gatekeeper, both as a human rights activist and a Vodou priest, I spent over 10 years following the footsteps of the apparitions of our people along on the Atlantic perimeter.  Those in the Ancestral Realm on their paths of grief, triumph, struggle …

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BlaQue Resource Network is helping Queens residents during the COVID-Pandemic

COVID-19 is a deadly virus that has swept through the nation. The hardest hit city in the country is New York, specifically areas such as South East Queens. We have seen firsthand the negative impact thatthe virus has had on these areas. However, let’s talk about the positive impact we have seen for the local …

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Lunch with the President of Ghana

Greetings! His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dan-quah Akufo-Addo, in spirit. Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Okyenhene, represented by Samuel Atta Akeya Municipal Chief Executive Honorable Kojo Ofori-Safo. Municipal Education Director Grace Owu-sua-Addo. Paramount Chief of Yamoransa Nana Okese Essendoh IX, Teachers, Students, Parents, Citizens, and Guests. All protocols observed. The percussion band and the dance perfor-mances …

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Museum of Broadway Coming to New York City in 2020

This Immersive Experience Brings the Love of Broadway to Fans of All Ages New York, NY (May 31, 2019) – Today, it was announced that the Museum of Broadway will launch in Times Square, New York City in 2020. The pop-up museum’s unique exhibits will create rich, immersive, visual experiences that take fans on a …

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National Black Theatre’s takes over 125th Street with “125th & FREEdom”

photo credit Christine Jean Chambers Historic theater to present world premiere of ‘125th & FREEdom,’ a river-to-river, five-hour pop-up public dance performance series   Ensemble announced for the Ebony Noelle Golden-choreographed piece on gentrification and displacement, part of the venerated Harlem institution’s 50th anniversary season, NBT Beyond Walls   NEW YORK (May 16, 2019) — …

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New Federal Theatre in association with BMCC Tribeca PAC presents HATITUDES 2019. Sunday, May 5, 3pm.

Upcoming Event “HATITUDES 2019: A Tribute to the Grace and Style of our Mothers”

New Federal Theatre in association with BMCC Tribeca PAC presents HATITUDES 2019 A Tribute to the Grace & Style of our Mothers A Benefit for The New Federal Theatre Honoring Shaunielle Perry and Dr. Glory Van Scott Special Appreciation to Jackie Jeffries   SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019 3:00 PM  BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on …

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Remembrances: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & the March on Washington

By Daniel Rose In the Spring of 1963, our friend Bayard Rustin asked my wife and me to join him for dinner with Martin Luther King Jr, whose formidable “Letter From Birmingham Jail” we had just read. Bayard was working with A. Philip Randolph, head of the Sleeping Car Porters Union, to plan a mass …

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A Queen, Mother Among Women: The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

“Look at what you done for me… you make me feel so good inside “flowed as effortlessly as honey from a knife from a diva whose signature voice moved generations of people. Listening to Aretha Franklin’s breathtaking performance at the Kennedy Center before President Barack Obama was an exemplar of how a woman, grown gracefully …

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BlacKkKlansman: An Oscar-Worthy Classic Delivered by Spike Lee

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Spike  Lee’s newest film Blackkklansman is an instant classic deserving of Academy Award consideration. Set in the  1970s and based on a  true story, the film stars John David  Washington (son of Denzel and Pauletta Washington) as Ron  Stallworth, a Colorado Springs police officer working in a racist force. While reading a …

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TO A FRIEND: IN MEMORIAM by Debra Vanderburg Spencer

by Debra Vanderburg Spencer There will continue to be articles about the professional accomplishments of Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, admired and loved by many. Les Payne passed on March 19, 2018 at his home in Harlem while putting the finishing touches on what would be the definitive book on Malcolm X. I first met …

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