Demetria Irwin

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Daniel Jose Older’s ‘Shadowshaper’ is a magical must-read

If books were rated like video games, I would give “Shadowshaper” by Daniel Jose Older an “E” for everyone.

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Harlem Arts Fest brings free family fun uptown

The fourth annual Harlem Arts Festival wrapped up over the weekend, and the event was a major success. The free, multi-day festivities held in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park drew more than 1,000 attendees.

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Dr. Stephanie Desgrottes: Helping children in Haiti and Harlem

Dr. Stephanie Desgrottes is a pediatrician at Columbia Doctors, but her work with children and the community at large does not stop once she leaves her tiny patients for the day.

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Max Tapper is ‘The Fit New Yorker’

At 6-foot-5 and a chiseled 230 pounds, Max Tapper’s own body is perhaps the best advertisement for his personal training business.

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Ebony LaDelle uses coloring books to highlight authors of color

In terms of diversity, book publishing in the United States lags well behind other industries.

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Black women’s lives matter, too

Alexia Christian. Rekia Boyd. Yvette Smith. Shereese Francis. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Most of those names are probably unfamiliar to you

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Black art and the white gaze at the Brooklyn Museum

Patrons who appreciate art by and about Black people should make a bee-line to the top three floors of the Brooklyn Museum. Artwork from right now, the recent past and ancient history are on display via three sizable exhibitions.

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Brook Stephenson helps writers of color fill their pages

This week's Black New York is writer Brook Stephenson.

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Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy merges academics and activism

This week's Black New Yorker is activist and educator Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

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Marishka Phillips brings soul to the stage

The term “triple threat” does not fully encompass all of the talents Marishka Phillips possesses.

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