Celebration of Black Culture

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business
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B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off

B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off
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The Rev. William D. Robeson, patriarch of an illustrious family

On April 9, many will celebrate the 120th birthday anniversary of the great Paul Robeson.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou took the harshest experiences in her life and turned them into words of triumph, justice and hope. Her memoirs and her poems told of her survival, and uplifted people around the world.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier changed America’s view of black men. And he changed Hollywood (though the change is far from over, given the issues of diversity at this year’s Oscars.).
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WHAT IT TAKES: Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines grew up in the 1930's and 40's on the same Louisiana plantation where his ancestors were once slaves.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Coretta Scott King

As Mrs. King says, she wasn’t just married to Martin Luther King Jr., she was married to the cause.
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WHAT IT TAKES: James Earl Jones

When James Earl Jones speaks, his voice reverberates so deeply that you can almost feel it in your own chest.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu was the moral force that helped bring down Apartheid in South Africa.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Rosa Parks and Judge Frank Johnson

In the fall of 1955, Rosa Parks refused to stand for a white passenger on the bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was chosen to lead the boycott that followed, and a lawyer named Frank Johnson was appointed to be the ...
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WHAT IT TAKES: Colin Powell

Colin Powell has worn many hats, among them: Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Andrew Young

Andrew Young has worn many hats: pastor, congressman, ambassador & mayor, but his first role in public service was as Martin Luther King Jr’s strategist and negotiator.
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Santa Claus is coming to Harlem

Santa Claus is coming to Harlem at Harlem Park to Park’s Holiday Vendor Fair. He, along with his trusty elves, will be giving hugs and taking names at Santa’s Village this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...
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Talking SCHOP! Halloween tricks

I do love Halloween—seeing kids both young and old getting into the spirit. I do my best to buy candy I don’t like to distribute for trick-or-treating. The problem is there isn’t much candy I don’t like.
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Talking SCHOP! Oh, oh it’s ladies night

…and the feeling was certainly right! Monday night, I along with chef Tiffany Minter and chef Aaliyah Baylor were the first all-female chefs for the Black Chef Series held at Blujeen in Harlem.
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