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Yvonne Delaney Mitchell

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The Cosmopolitan Review

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

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Welcome the first day of summer.

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Spring is in the air, love and laughter everywhere. Oh give me the night. What a night it was at the Children’s Health Fund 2016 Annual Benefit.

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June is busting out all over.

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The Cosmopolitan Review June 2 - June 8

We all know by now that once Memorial Day weekend sets in, all bets are off, and it’s summer.

Cosmopolitan Review 5/26 - 6/01

Each borough has its own unique ambiance, but Brooklyn is more like a town, an enchanting place to live and play.

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Cosmopolitan Review 5/19 - 5/25

“There is no better [teacher] than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”—Malcolm X.

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Cosmopolitan Review 5/12 - 5/18

April showers bring May flowers. What do the May flowers bring? According to the New York Society for Ethical Culture, they bring truth, justice and the American way. The rain didn’t stop those who gathered at the Central Park West location for the presentation of the Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Awards to former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: 5/5 - 5/11

Purple rain, purple rain. When will the sun shine again? That didn’t stop May Day and Cinco de Mayo from occurring all in one week.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 4/21 - 4/27

I don’t quite smell spring in the air, but I know it’s coming. Daffodils are everywhere. But where are the lilacs and gardenias? They are two of my favorites because their aromas just fill up a room with the sweet scent of nature.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 4/14 - 4/20

April showers are pushing up the flowers, as daffodils are everywhere and the magnificent trees that line Lenox Avenue are ready to go into full bloom any minute now. The beautiful pear blossom trees that line Lenox outshine Park Avenue any day.

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The arrival of Spring brings new adventures to NYC.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: 3/24 - 3/30

Farewell to old man winter of 2016 and welcome spring. When it was cold, it was very, very cold, but overall, winter was mild and quick. Or does it just seem everything goes by quickly these days.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: 3/17 - 3/23

Who says nothing happens in March? That it is just a long month, transitioning from winter to spring, with everyone trying to shake the winter doldrums?

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The Cosmopolitan Review 3/10 - 3/16

A look at some of the upcoming events in March.

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Cosmopolitan Review 3/3 - 3/9

What is your name? What is the name your mother gave you? There is a scene in the movie, “Get on the Good Foot,” in which our hero repeats his name over and over

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The Cosmopolitan Review 2/25 - 3/2

Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except February, alone to which we 28 assign, ‘til leap year gives us 29.

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The Cosmopolitan Review 2/18 - 2/24

What better time to talk about Black history than now, in the middle of Black History Month?

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The Cosmopolitan Review 2/11 - 2/17

Check out what's happening in the community the from Feb 8th - Feb 17.

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A brief review of Chez Lucienne, Celebrating Diversity in the Bar and the 2016 Winter Antiques Show.

Cosmopolitan Review 1/28 - 2/3

OK, so where was I? That’s right, happy New Year. Someone asked me, “When do you stop saying happy New Year?” Is it the last day of January? I am not sure, but if so, then I guess it is also appropriate to continue making New Year’s resolutions, as I’ve added one more to the list.

Cosmopolitan Review: 1/21 - 1/27

Thank you to all of you who offered your condolences, warm thoughts, support and prayers in the passing of my mother.

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Cosmopolitan Review 1/7 - 1/13

Yvonne DeLaney Mitchell reflects on the passing of her mother

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The Cosmopolitan Review 12/31 - 1/6

Ain’t no party like a Fellas party!

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Cosmopolitan Review 12/17 - 12/23

And the countdown to Christmas has begun.

Cosmopolitan Review 12/10 - 10/16

How do you describe beautiful? “The Color Purple,” that’s how.

Cosmopolitan Review 11/26 - 12/2

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris a little more than a week ago, it feels as though life as we know it will never be the same.

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Having turned back the hands of time one hour with Daylight Savings Time, the night sky is upon us by 6 p.m.

Cosmopolitan Review 11/05 - 11/11

Do holidays revolve around day-to-day life or does day-to-day life revolve around holidays?

Cosmopolitan Review 10/29 - 11/4

It was Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. The sweet, melodic chimes on my clock had just sounded, only to be followed by two pop-pops.

Cosmopolitan Review 10/22 - 10/28

Now that the entertaining season is in full swing, there are a few things you should know to help keep you on the A-list, especially if you are the host.

Cosmopolitan Review 10/15 - 10/21

As Hurricane Joaquin went out to sea, the winds that had come along with it died down but not before blowing away the clouds, leaving a clear midnight sky.

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/8-10/14

So much is happening this month.

Cosmopolitan Review 9/24 - 9/30

Hello, October, and hello to the second season of the hit TV show “Empire.”

Cosmopolitan Review 9/24 - 9/30

It’s official. Say adieu to summer and hello to fall.

Cosmopolitan Review 9/17 - 9/23

Don’t worry, it’s not officially fall until you smell it in the air and the leaves on the trees turn to a golden orange and yellow.

Cosmopolitan Review 9/10 - 9/16

Now that the dog days of August are behind us and the summer dust is settling, welcome to September.

Cosmopolitan Review 9/3 - 9/9

The silence of the night was broken by the rapid exchange of gunfire.

Cosmopolitan Review 8/27 - 9/2

How lucky we are to live among prolific documentarians who, while memorializing our past, can bridge its relevancy to our present and give a sense of hope, direction and clarity for our future.

Cosmopolitan Review 8/20 - 8/26

Reviewing for the week of the 8/20 - 8/26

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Cosmopolitan Review 8/13 - 8/19

Still looking for a way to beat the summer heat and maybe look into a quick getaway?

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The dog days of August are here, but aren’t we all lucky little puppies?

The Cosmopolitan Review 7/30-8/5

Happy belated birthday to the Hon. Tanya Kennedy, who hosted an old fashioned b-day party for herself on a beautiful summer afternoon.

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Donna Williams, head of the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, hosted a very interesting evening out for those stuck in the city in the summertime with the presentation of “In Focus: Lucus Cranach’s Saint Maurice and Its Context.”

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Summer madness has finally arrived, in all of its various forms.

The Cosmopolitan Review 07/09 - 07/15

Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. Now that the month of July is here, everything’s going my way.

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Hot fun in the summertime. Alas, July is here, my favorite month of the year, when the sun is hot, the breezes are warm and the ocean has finally warmed up enough for you to submerge your whole body—and not just your big toe.

The Cosmopolitan Review 6/25 - 7/1

June has been a whirlwind of a month, and I can’t believe how fast the month has flown by. Graduations, weddings, anniversaries and summer fun together make for a joyful time.