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Demetria Irwin

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Determined to Educate gala honors community leaders

The sixth annual Determined to Educate Gala kicked off early November with a room full of spirited, well-dressed revelers in Manhattan.

MoMA releases footage of newly discovered 101-year-old Black film

The Museum of Modern Art has unearthed a 101-year-old treasure in the form of a previously unknown Bert Williams film.

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Jewish Museum showcases Black abstract expressionist painter Norman Lewis

The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, has a couple of surprises for visitors.

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Three Harlem art galleries commemorate the 40th anniversary of ‘For Colored Girls’

Curated by art aficionado Souleo, “i found god in myself” commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first performance of “For Colored Girls.”

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Celebrating grandparents at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater celebrates the love of grandparents.

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New television series ‘Black-ish’ promises big laughs

Tracee Ellis Ross just might have another hit show on her hands. The “Girlfriends” alum is set to co-star in the new ABC series “Black-ish,” which also stars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.

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AfroPunk Fest: Seen and heard

The 10th annual AfroPunk Festival at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park brings sights and sound.

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Apollo hosts ‘Get On Up’ world premiere

The world premiere of the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the after-party were star-studded affairs. Celebrities filled the seats for the film’s screening at the Apollo Theater and the dance floor at the after-party.

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New exhibit highlights Black theater’s Harlem roots

Imagine a version of “Macbeth” set in Haiti with an all-Black, 137-member cast of actors, dancers and drummers. It sounds like a modern Broadway hit, but it’s actually a production that took place at Harlem’s famed Lafayette Theatre in 1936.

Rosie Perez’s new memoir tackles mental illness

Sitting atop an $85,000 mattress at Savoir Beds’ chic Soho showroom, actress and activist Rosie Perez was a long way from her hardscrabble upbringing in Brooklyn.

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Terrie Williams gets ‘Happy’ at the Schomburg

Public relations pro and mental health activist Terrie Williams launched her New Legacy Leaders Project (NLLP) at the Schomburg

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DTH celebrates 45 years with a star-studded evening

The Dance Theatre of Harlem held its star-studded Vision Gala at the elegant Cipriani.

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Harlem Arts Fest holds third annual gala

The Harlem Arts Festival will present the Lynette Velasco Community Impact Award to two recipients at its upcoming third annual gala.

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Bilal rocks Harlem Stage Gatehouse

The intimate performance space tucked away on the second floor of the Harlem Stage Gatehouse hummed with the murmurs of a crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of soul singer Bilal accompanied by the Revive Big Band.

Singer Res readies her comeback album

“People try to promote s—t that’s not true. I’m supposed to be flashy all the time, but I like people who keep it real. It’s great to have a moment of fantasy. I dance to those songs like everybody else, but somebody’s got to sing a song about what’s really going on.”

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Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks drop knowledge at the New School

Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks hold talk, “Black Female Voices: Who is Listening.”

Curate NYC: New York artists, worldwide stage

Curate NYC, a dynamic multimedia artist showcase, began as the winning idea to a request for proposals from the city that had the modest goal of exhibiting art in city-owned buildings.

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Roland Martin makes history with new TVOne show

Award-winning journalist Roland Martin is about to make history