Culture

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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Pass the Dream Act and Immigrants Will Pass Their Classes

By Alejandra Castillo, Jessica Haughton, Camilla Santos, and Randy Fulton       Over 100,000 immigrants in New York are eligible for the DREAM Act, but new database tracking may interfere. These databases hold personal information affecting young immigrants, also known as DREAMers, access to opportunities in the U.S. including loans and education. Education is a …

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Future-Mindedness and Child-Raising Today

By Daniel Rose   “I am 15 and I really want a baby. Should I have a baby?” This question, asked by a schoolgirl recently on Quora, the online crowd-sourced vehicle, provoked an avalanche of replies. The unanimously negative comments thundered, “No, not now!”, citing psychological and economic reasons and the detrimental practical impact on …

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Michael Bivins gives back to the youth at Harlem School of the Arts

 By:  Derrel Jazz Johnson New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) founding member Michael Bivins and R&B Foundation Chairman Damon Williams hosted an event called on the first Saturday of June in celebration of Black Music Month and the HSA Spring Festival. HSA students, parents, and faculty were joined by guests to listen and learn …

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Ledisi and Force MDs highlight ‘A Great Day in Harlem’

By: Derrel Jazz Johnson   The Harlem community and beyond flocked to General Grant National Memorial Sunday for the official kickoff of Harlem Week called “A Great Day in Harlem.”  The stage was filled with performers singing a variety of music all day, as well as vendors, arts and crafts, a fashion show and so much …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Looking Forward or Backward?

By Daniel Rose Ta-Nehisi Coates is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s most eloquent, powerful journalists. The passion, knowledge and command of language he brings to discussions of the state of Black America are especially compelling; and his latest book, “Between the World and Me,” is a thought-provoking intellectual challenge for all Americans. In …

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