Celebration of Black Culture

In the age of Black Lives Matter, can the NAACP stay young?

The scene at the NAACP's annual convention this week was decidedly traditional: soul food stands sold lunch, gospel music filled the main hall and prayers marked speeches about Civil Rights and police brutality.
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SekouWrites makes pretty bracelets with heavy meaning

SekouWrites decided to take on a project he calls Brown Boy Bad, a series of conversations with Black fathers about how racism affects raising Black children today. Writes, an author, car blogger of SimplyRides.com, and former editor at Uptown Magazine, ...
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Muhammad Ali: The greatest people’s champion

A People’s Memorial Rally for the phenomenal and courageous Muhammad Ali was held in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Saturday June 11, 2016, in front of Sistas’ Place coffee house, on the corner of Nostrand and Jefferson avenues.
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Blue Note Jazz Festival, Vision Fest review

It’s not the norm, a jazz gig held at 4 p.m. in the afternoon June 18 at the Blue Note jazz club (131 W. 3rd St.), featuring the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez, accompanied by her friend, the brilliant alto saxophonist/composer ...
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Broadway musings and a mini-review

African-Americans attend theater and purchase tickets on Broadway for a myriad of shows.
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A word with some Tony nominees

Don’t shoot the messenger.
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Summer ’16 looks for on the boat and beach

Whether you are on the beach, a boat or the boardwalk, pretty prints are the way to go.
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Apollo Theater inducting Prince into Walk of Fame at spring gala

The Apollo Theater is hosting 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13.
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Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, who escorted hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, may soon be riding in American pockets.
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Sarah Vaughan stamp unveiled

A ceremony is held in Newark to unveil the new Sarah Vaughan postage stamp.
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Of course Black girls rock, and always have!

BET showcased Black excellence to women of all ages with their empowering award show, 'Black Girls Rock!'
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Harlem-based order of Black nuns marks 100 years

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary celebrated its centennial gala last Tuesday, March 29.
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Jazz Appreciation Month honors Benny Carter

Instrumentalist and bandleader Benny Carter is the the focus of this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month celebration set for April. The theme is chosen by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
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SI councilwoman Debi Rose celebrates black history month by honoring black veterans

Councilwoman Debi Rose will honor several veterans in her annual celebration of Black History Month at the St, Philip's Baptist Church in Staten Island.

Double Treble returns to Harlem for Black History Month

Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem will again serve as host of Double Treble, the dynamic duo of Roderick Demmings Jr. and Karl Van Richards as they put on a special performance in honor of Black History Month.
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