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Olayemi Odesanya



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King Sunny Ade, Wunmi to host big Brooklyn show

Celebrating 50 years on stage and his 70 years of age, the legendary King Sunny Ade and his African Beats band will be performing a major show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

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Sun, fun and a 5K run in Bed-Stuy

On a beautiful bright summer Saturday morning (Aug. 6, 2016) dozens of people showed up to participate in the 500 Men Making a Difference second annual 5K run, as they hosted their seventh annual Mens Day in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Families came both to run and to show support for the neighborhood athletes.

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Ashley Toussaint running for the future

From institutionalized racism, to the spoils of white privilege, to the benefits of running miles in intense heat through hardened concrete inner-city streets, everyone has an opinion.

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500 Men Making a Difference hosts run and concert in Bed-Stuy

Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, the 500 Men Making a Difference is going to host their seventh annual Men’s Day.

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One Africa brought music and culture to the Brooklyn stage

Africa took over Downtown Brooklyn with style, fashion, music and culture this past weekend.

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Babyface and New Edition—Oldies, but goodies

Babyface may seem like a quiet, unassuming guy, but put him on a stage and he sets the house on fire with 30 years of hits, from The Deele to After 7, to Paula Abdul, to Karyn White, to Boys II Men, to Bobby Brown to Toni Braxton. Babyface, also known as Kenny Edmonds, is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. Over his years of performing, he has won 11 Grammy Awards and has more than 26 Number 1 R&B hits.

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Celebrating Mandela Day in NYC

This past Monday was the 98th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

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African superstar artists performing in Brooklyn

“Naija dey come o!” Friday July 22, 2016, Afro-pop R&B singer Banky W will host the One Africa Festival Concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival rocks Queens

Dancehall, roots reggae, lover rock, calypso, soca and all meats jerk took over Roy Wilkins park in Queens this past Sunday.

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One Africa Music Festival coming to Brooklyn

People, like myself, who enjoy listening to Afrobeat and Afropop artists are excited about the upcoming concert, One Africa Music Festival, Friday, July 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This concert is presented by Upfront & Personal.

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