Category Archives: Culture

19th Annual Harlem Book Fair!

On Saturday, 7/15/17, there will be spoken word events, over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities will be on hand at the Harlem Book Fair. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday in the city. “The … Continue reading

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DVD: Mr. Belafonte!

Everyone knows who Harry is – just listening to a few chords of “Day-O” or “Ma-tilda” brings his handsome face to the mind’s eye. At 90, he is still attractive of course, but Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song, a fascinating … Continue reading

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Sidney Poitier – Author

“Those that stop their questioning at 75, 60, even 30, cut short their explorations and end up with permanently unfinished lives.” (From “Life Beyond Measure: Letter to My Great-Granddaughter”) Wise octogenarian Sydney Poitier has been a natural treasure for quite … Continue reading

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At The Smithsonian: Views of African American Life * Opens 9/24/16

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24, 2016. The museum’s 11 massive galleries display, in total, more than 30,000 priceless artifacts according to its website. Founding director Lonnie G. Bunch, III says, “This … Continue reading

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Fierce Hi Heels at the Brooklyn Museum!

I really thought I was raising whatever back in the day when I graduated from “kitten” or “Cuban” heels to a 2 incher. Of course, seeing women prancing around on sky high stilettos today has put me in my place. … Continue reading

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August Wilson Plays on Webcast!

Mr. Wilson is one of my favorite playwrights. He wrote plays for every decade of the 20th century that would chronicle some part of the black experience in America. Through the use of his great ear for dialogue, Wilson was … Continue reading

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The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) * 8/17/13

LABBX, the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, returns on Saturday August 17, 2013. This free event, at the L.A. Convention Center,  will have “authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel … Continue reading

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Harlem Book Fair 2013

Happening this coming weekend is a  fantastic yearly event involving over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities. Great way to spend a Saturday in the city!  “The vision of the Harlem Book Fair is to partner with … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2013 – Year of the Snake

Lunar New Year, February 10, 2013, marks the 4710th year in the Chinese calendar – the Year of the Snake. Not as fiery and intense as 2012’s Dragon year, 2013 should be calmer and more practical with a tendency toward … Continue reading

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Honoring Elizabeth Catlett – Artist

The Schomburg celebrates Ms Catlett, painter, sculptor, printmaker, activist (1915 – 2012), with music and poetry on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 6PM.. “Inspired by the Civil Rights era, the late Elizabeth Catlett became one of the world’s most treasured … Continue reading

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