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An afternoon to ‘Soar’

Late Saturday afternoon, more than three dozen friends and neighbors gathered at the home of accomplished artists Rod and Jennifer Ivey anticipating the arrival of David C. Banks, the distinguished leader and founder of Eagle Academy and author of the ...

First family supports Small Business Saturday

The first family reportedly took part in Small Business Saturday by heading out to Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose.

‘SOS: Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement’ reading

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College recently presented a book discussion and reading.

‘SOS: Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement’ reading

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College recently presented a book discussion and reading.

Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.

George Clinton by George Clinton

Questlove interviewed George Clinton about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Live George , Ain't That Funking Kinda on You?" at the Schomburg Center. A fascinating time was had by all.

New York Comic Con promotes diversity, but does it mean anything?

This year, more than 150,000 people attended New York Comic Con, an annual four-day pop culture expo designed to celebrate all things glorious and geeky in pop culture.

TV director is also comic book creator

The New York Comic Convention, recently held at the Jacob Javits Center, was a gathering of all things involving the comic book industry.

Weaving a tale as therapy

Author Miriam Kelly Ferguson weaves an interesting tale in her debut novel, “Weaver.”

Dowoti Desir ‘reveals history’ at the African Burial Ground

Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the executive director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center in Washington Heights.

Black authors represented at Brooklyn Book Fest

All week long, opportunities to celebrate literature were presented throughout the borough, with events such as “ringShout: A Place for Black Literature’s Fifth Annual Bookend Reading,” and “Poets & Passion—Talkin’ Dub: Mikey Smith Tribute.”

Unique travel adventures for beer, blood, capes, Uganda and homelessness

It seems like everywhere you look these days in blogs and websites, the craft brewery industry is taking center stage.

Super Summer Fun: End of Summer Fun for Everyone

This summer is not over yet! You can still rock the beaches, play in the park and read on road trips! There are so many pleasurable and positive products on the market these days that will not only make the ...

Author showcases Trojan horse of World Cup, Olympics

It’s no secret that humans want to put their “best foot forward” when guests and new people are around. You clean your house, you put on makeup and you dress in your best clothes. However, countries that host the World ...

Harlem Book Fair recap

People came together Saturday to celebrate literature in Harlem, debating writing and identity at panel discussions and meeting with authors and publishers at kiosks on the street.

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