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Zambian President Goes Awol, Leaving Nation Leaderless

Three weeks ago, Zambian President Michael Sata was airlifted on a plane to Israel.

Hair’itage the Play talks Black Hair, Love, and Race

Niccole Jeanette Nero-Gaines shares everyday salon experiences in her latest work “Hair’itage: The Journey of Sistahs with their Hair,” a down-to-earth production that explores the inordinate amount of attention placed on Black hair and the challenges Black women face.

Harlem Book Fair set for this Weekend

The 2014 Harlem Book Fair starts July 10!

Bear ‘Witness’ at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Responding to popular demand and critical acclaim, the Brooklyn Museum of Art has extended “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” until July 13.

Caribbean steps up fight for payment from Europe

Not surprisingly, Caribbean trade bloc leaders, who wrapped up their four-day main annual summit in the small but idyllic eastern Caribbean island of Antigua on the weekend, pressed on the accelerator regarding their demand for payment from European nations that ...

Shakespeare returns to Harlem

Actor, writer and director Justin Emeka returns for the second season of Shakespeare in the Park in Harlem. This year, the Classic Theatre of Harlem presents “Romeo and Juliet.”

March on Washington film fest coming to NYC

Only one year after the March on Washington Film Festival debuted in Washington, D.C., the festival has expanded, screening films and offering panel discussions and musical performances in three cities next week—Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

The Month of July bring Loads of Entertainment to NYC

Greetings! Our July 2014 GBE Black Media Month opens up with news and congratulations to the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, a longtime civil rights activist and member of the historic and only recently exonerated “Wilmington 10,” who has been named ...

The Civil Rights Act: Fifty years later

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin

Eat. Drink. Mingle.

Step out and stroll the avenue next Tuesday night, July 15. It’s time for Summer Sizzles on Lenox, brought to you by Experience: Harlem (@xperienceharlem) and Harlem Park to Park (@harlempark2park). In its second year, Summer Sizzles

Picture the Homeless Honors Frances Goldin

Picture the Homeless, will be honoring 90-year-old activist Frances Goldin at its 15th Anniversary Gala this October.

Remembering the Great War

It’s hard to fathom—and in some ways it’s very disturbing—that in this generation, where Americans have been deep in the throes of numerous global military conflicts, we have also reached the 100th anniversary of World War I. Also known as ...

DC 37, de Blasio agree to tentative deal

The new seven-year, four-month wage pact provides a total of 10.41 percent in wage hikes, plus a $1,000 ratification bonus and back pay. The new agreement also includes access to additional resources to address union-specific issues. The deal covers March ...

ATU Local 1181, 32BJ SEIU endorse Jackson, Klein

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 announced last week their endorsement of former New York City Council Member Robert Jackson for state Senate District 31, which covers the northern tip of Manhattan and parts of the borough’s west side. Representing more ...

Mugabe orders Caucasian farmers to evacuate Zimbabwe Again

Echoing similar sentiments from a decade ago, on July 2, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe demanded that the remaining European “landowners” rightfully return “their property” to his nation’s indigenous inhabitants.