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On the “A” w/Souleo: FACE Africa takes on the clean water mission in Liberia

FACE Africa aims to raise $1.2M to address Liberia’s water crisis; the Affordable Art Fair celebrates its 15th anniversary; and Cove Lounge honors Harlem’s Bevy Smith and Vy Higginsen.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Why Danny Glover continues to support Venezuela

Danny Glover advocated for the Afro-descendant population in Venezuela; new event addresses stereotypes about Guyana; plus a new luxury packaged music album.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Yoga activists fight human trafficking

Lara Land uses yoga to fight trafficking and raise funds and new web series offers women tips on becoming financially empowered.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Two art projects aim to rebuild community

The Bronx Museum of the Arts enlists celebrities to get people “Back in the Bronx,” and Out to See brings awareness to South Street Seaport post-Hurricane Sandy.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Labelle to celebrate 40th anniversary of “Lady Marmalade” with tour

Legendary group, Labelle plan tour in honor of “Lady Marmalade” and new coffee table book features children transformed into black icons.

Black fashion designers need help too

New exhibition aims to illuminate the plight and triumphs of black fashion designers and “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright, Lorraine Hansberry’s letters reveal her thoughts on feminism and LGBT rights.

After deaths, Dianne Reeves finds a Beautiful Life

Jazz diva, Dianne Reeves delivers new music after death of mother and George Duke; Kevon Edmonds of After 7 reveals brother Melvin’s drug abuse and reason for quitting the group; and new music series to celebrate Harlem’s historic Minton’s Playhouse.

More than enough white curators?

Professional curators respond to a new diversity initiative aimed at increasing diversity at major U.S. museums.

Meet Tower of Power’s New Lead Singer

Legendary funk/soul outfit, Tower of Power looks to the future with new lead singer, Ray Greene.

“R&B Divas: LA” star Leela James talks new music

Leela James talks bouncing back from financial challenges, new music and embracing motherhood; why veteran backup singer, Paulette McWilliams is grateful for doc “20 Feet From Stardom” and former backup singer, Nelson Frank is ready to claim his destiny.

Win tickets to see Bobby Womack live in NYC

Enter the contest to win a pair of tickets to see Bobby Womack live at City Winery, Niecy Nash talks HBO series “Getting On” and Pastor Jumaine Jones wants to help you find love.

Ballet star Misty Copeland filming new doc, “A Ballerina’s Tale”

Ballerina Misty Copeland shares details on upcoming film project. Plus a new documentary explores the life of nuclear refugees in Japan.

Spoken word film “Slam” celebrates 15th anniversary

Maysles Cinema celebrates 15th anniversary of the film, “SLAM” starring Saul Williams. The hit web series, “Black Folk Don’t” returns for a third season. Country music artist, Kandia Crazy Horse releases STAMPEDE.

Why Iyanla Vanzant doesn’t feel need to forgive DMX

Iyanla Vanzant talks new book and whether or not forgiving DMX is necessary; Flo Anthony opens up on being blacklisted by the media industry; and ballroom veteran Jack Mizrahi fears ballroom standards are breaking down.

Stax Records book explores issues of race

New book details how Stax Records broke racial ground; Justin Merrick receives Grammy recognition for work with Stax Music Academy; Civil Rights photographer Ernest C. Withers’ Kickstarter campaign may be struggling due to his role as a paid F.B.I. informer

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