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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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Guyana Summit: Experts Consider Where We Ought to Be

by Dowoti Désir With six years left to fulfill the goals of the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, hundreds of African descendants from over 35 countries including Canada, United States, Jamaica, Haiti, and Brazil, joined forces with the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guyana, the Honorable Dr. …

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Briana Browne In A Thousand Words: My European Experience!

Exploring the tastes, fashion, and culture of Europe has been an indescribable experience. Walking through the streets of Rome, I feel both empowered and grateful. My current studies in Ireland have provided me with a new perspective on my future, and I cannot wait to see what Paris has in store for me next! Inhaling the air and drinking the water of another …

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Bill Montgomery, NYC Cyclist, Actor, Dies at 64

By: Diane Goodwin Mr. Montgomery, an NYC native, played supporting roles in movies and television and a large role in the NYC cycling community.  As a SAG actor, Mr. Montgomery was cast in many movies and TV programs, including Oz, Law & Order, New York Undercover, 30 Rock, Blacklist, The Sorceror’s Apprentice, Captain America, and …

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