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Historic Overtown—It’s So Miami

  In Miami’s Historic Overtown, Every Month Is Black History Month. Miami is known to millions for its sun, surf and sizzling nightlife. But it’s also got soul. At every turn in Historic Overtown, there’s a piece of the past waiting to be explored. One of Miami’s earliest black communities, Historic Overtown is known for …

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The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Women of Power & Style Summit and Fashion Show

The short month of February is always busy with socialites and trend-setters stepping out in their best to canvass the latest designs at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. This was no exception on Sunday, February 15th, when aspiring fashionistas gathered at MIST Harlem for brunch, to preview the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection by designer …

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OHBM: BRINGING YOU A NEW YORK KIND OF SMILE

Setting the highest standards and restarting the game for young men of color, The One Hundred Black Men, Inc. (OHBM) recently gathered to celebrate their 35th Annual Gala.  Widely known as a platform to help individuals build their own human capital and mount initiatives to instill a sense of future-mindedness within their communities, the OHBM …

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Faith-Based Cardiovascular Education Program Helps Congregations Become Heart Smart

Before Reverend Dr. Rose Ellington Murray became a HeartSmarts Ambassador, she wasn’t practicing what she was preaching when it came to her health. As a health care professional, she knew the importance of taking care of her body, but it wasn’t until she began teaching the HeartSmarts curriculum to her congregation in Harlem that she …

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What They See Is What They’ll Be….100 Black Men, Inc.

The Civil-Rights Movement was in its infancy in 1954 when Robert Mangnum became the youngest person, at 32, and the second black person to be named a deputy police commissioner in New York City. Mangnum was committed to “justice for all.” In February 1958, Police Commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy reprimanded him for “impulsive and improper …

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THE HARLEM FINE ART SHOW: It’s Not Just A Black Thing

Art is an intellectual and cultural asset for every culture. Like history, it is the memory of a people. Not long ago, it was difficult to find black art in the mainstream, commercial market. The Harlem Fine-Art Show (HFAS), the premier fine-art exhibition presenting original artwork grounded in the African diaspora, has become a major …

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Public Safety, Public Justice

The term “crisis” is represented in written Chinese by the characters for “danger” and “opportunity.”  This accurately describes the state of tension between America’s racial and ethnic minorities and the police and between our criminal justice system and a growing portion of the American public.  The “danger” from destructive action stimulated by irresponsible demagogues is …

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