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Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute Announces Fundraising Gala at Temple NYC, December 11, 2022

Vangeline Theater announces a Fundraising Gala on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8pm at Temple NYC, Brooklyn. Proceeds from the gala will support sending dancers to Houston, Texas, from February 6-10, 2023 to make history conducting a pilot study for The Slowest Wave – the first neuroscientific study of Butoh. The evening will feature performances …

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EAST Miami and Museum of Graffiti Present Historic Graffiti Works During Miami Art Month

Miami, November 22, 2022 – In time for Art Basel, EAST Miami will become home to a selection of historic 1980s graffiti works curated by Museum of Graffiti. Set to be unveiled in the hotel’s lobby on November 29th and displayed until December 31st, the exclusive collection features works by 1980s street legends who were …

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“Celebrating the Well-Lived Life of Franklin A. Thomas”

By Daniel Rose In a society currently abounding in moral, intellectual and spiritual pygmies, and with painfully few appropriate role models and mentors after whom young people of high aspirations can pattern themselves, the exemplary life of Franklin A. Thomas merits widespread acknowledgement and discussion. Thomas’ excessive personal modesty, reflected in his invariable insistence in …

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J.P. Morgan Private Bank hosts inaugural Black Wealth Initiatives Forum

August 1, 2022 – Brooklyn, New York – J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s inaugural Black Wealth Initiatives Forum was held this year in Brooklyn, New York, marking the one-year anniversary of the program’s launch. More than 100 Black advisors, analysts and presenters from across the country attended the Forum at JPMorgan Chase’s MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, …

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From New York to Ghana: Plans Unveiled for $20 Million Pan-African Center by Sir David Adjaye Honoring Historian and Civil Rights Activist W. E. B. Du Bois

by Michael Oliva The W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation recently unveiled plans and renderings for a redeveloped W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Complex, located in Accra, Ghana, and designed by Sir. David Adjaye, the internationally acclaimed architect of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. On Sunday, September 18th, dignitaries including Ghana Tourism Minister …

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Guillermo Gleizer, Renaissance Man: From Miami to Rome, For the Love of Art

Interviewed, Transcribed, and Written By Monika Eva Hadaszy What comes to mind when one thinks of a Renaissance man?…A brilliant mind, who generously shares ideas? A titan of industry? A relentless advocate of justice, who fights for the rights of victims, innocents, and the voiceless? A major influencer in the art world? An utmost gentleman …

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Congress has one Last Chance to get Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Funding Right

by Darold Hamlin The U.S. Senate is scheduled to start reviewing a record $850 billion defense bill during the month of September. The legislation funds troop compensation and authorizes the military to purchase the latest weaponry for any potential 21st century conflict.   This bill is woefully deficient in preparing our soldiers for the high-tech wars …

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