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Yvonne Delaney Mitchell

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The Cosmopolitan Review 2/5-2/11

This week's Cosmopolitan Review with Yvonne Delaney Mitchell.

The Cosmopolitan Review

This week's Cosmopolitan Review with Yvonne Delaney Mitchell.

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Cosmopolitan Review 1/8

And a Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution?

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’Twas the week before Christmas, it was cold with some snow. But it wasn’t as if there was no place to go.

Cosmopolitan Review 12/18

he countdown is on, and the party people plan to party down to the very last minute. I know I do.

Cosmopolitan Review 12/11-12/17

I find it hard to be giddy and gay this week, as the two recent grand jury decisions not to indicate the police officers, Wilson and Pantaleo, respectively, in the slayings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Cosmopolitan Review 12/4-12/10

Word just in, Carver Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, today announced that Deborah C. Wright will retire as chief executive officer, effective December 31, 2014, after 15 years of service.

The Cosmopolitan Review 11/27 - 12/3

I am thankful for love, life, the pursuit of happiness, family, good friends, good health, to be alive on planet earth, a member of my culture and of service to the human race that I live in the United States of America and for President Barack Obama.

The Cosmopolitan Review 11/20-11/26

Button up your overcoats as, once again, the Nordic-like winds are swooping down upon us.

Cosmopolitan Review 11/13 - 11/19

I don’t know about you, but I am still reeling over Halloween.

The Cosmopolitan Review 11/6 - 11/12

Happy Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, where we scare off the evil spirits, pray for the saints one day and pray for the dearly departed souls the next day.

Cosmopolitan Review Oct 30 - Nov 5 2014

As we roll into the final months of 2014, it’s not too late to get those tax deductions by making a contribution to your favorite church, charity or nonprofit.


Did you know that the national NAACP was established in New York City, 105 years ago, and that the New York State Conference was coordinated in1936?

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/9 - 10/15

Fall temperatures have arrived, but the smell of fall in the air has yet to come. Plus, there’s still Indian summer to look forward to, so don’t pull out your hats and gloves just yet

The Cosmopolitan Review 10/2 - 10/8

Go Jets and amazing Mets, and farewell to Derek Jeter, a class act both on and off the field.

The Cosmopolitan Review 9/25 - 10/01

It was poetry at its best as the Center for Black Literature, Akila Worksongs, AfricanVoices magazine, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Arts + Crafts joined forces to present “Celebrate Sonia.”

The Cosmopolitan Review 9/18 - 9/24

Another year, with the memory of 9/11 upon us, to remind us of all we have to be grateful for. It seems to me that as each year passes, the realization of the terrorist attack becomes more frightful, and sadder.

The Cosmopolitan Review 9/11 - 9/17

The final destination for Labor Day activities typically takes place in Sag Harbor.

Cosmopolitan Review Sept 4- 10, 2014

Who could complain about the weather this summer? Beautiful blue skies, a hint of a breeze and bright sunshine. Hopefully fall will prove much of the same...

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Cosmopolitan Review - August 28, 2014

Everyone is here and accounted for on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and having a blast.

Cosmopolitan Review August 14-20, 2014

Yeah, it’s still summer.

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July started out with a spark and ended with a bang as celebrations were popping off everywhere.

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Among the things I love about journalism is that you get to tell both sides of the story. You may recall in last week’s column, I wrote of ancient Mesopotamia, which was once known as the cradle of civilization. It is a region of the Middle East, which can best be located by today’s geographical description as ISIS territory.

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Rolling out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, and life’s never been so good. Except for the unrest that plagues the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Summertime in the city is so much fun, even if it is hot and sticky.

East River was granted Elaborate Fourth of July Fireworks Display

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In front of thousands of people who lined the highway on the banks of the East River and thousands more who viewed the display on TV, it was quite a production.

Cosmopolitan Review July 3- 9, 2014

While weather for the month of June ended on a picture perfect day, all was not so in the hood. Once again, peace failed to reign as gun violence erupted just as the sun had set and the sky was still lit at twilight. Eerily close to home, the victim lay dead in front of the old Meat Masters, located on 133rd Street at Fifth Avenue.

Cosmopolitan Review June 26- July 2, 2014

June has to be one of my favorite months of the year. The weather is sunny and warm, the humidity has yet to set in and the nights are good for sleeping. It’s the time for graduations, and it’s such a joy to see the caps, gowns, white dresses and young men in their suits and ties.

Cosmopolitan Review June 19- June 25, 2014

The Rev. James A. Forbes Jr. and Bettye Franks Forbes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary as they renew their vows along with dozens of couples who have been previously married by the reverend.

Cosmopolitan Review June 12- 18, 2014

It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of my father-in-law, Charles Edward Mitchell, aged 88

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Cosmopolitan Review June 5- 11, 2014

Aaron Davis Hall, one of the largest performing arts centers in Manhattan north of Lincoln Center, has received a commitment from the City Council and the College University of New York for $12.5 million to upgrade the facility as it is to become the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). In celebration, over 200 New Yorkers interested in arts and education came to Bonhams auction house to hear Lisa S. Coico, president of the City College of New York (CCNY), make the official announcement.

Cosmopolitan Review May 29- June 4, 2014

Greetings from Anna Maria Island, Fla., where the sun is hot, the water is blue and the living is easy. The Mitchells joined other family members and friends for the nuptials of cousin Catherine, daughter of former Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frank Morton Jr., to Charlie Palmer. 

Cosmopolitan Review May 15 - 21, 2014

Mother’s Day was a glorious day—a sign of so many good things to come.

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Cosmopolitan Review May 8 - 14, 2014

Guests poured into Central Park to enjoy live music, an outdoor cocktail reception and a seated dinner at the Loeb Boathouse 

The Cosmopolitan Review May 1 - 7, 2014

You know it’s spring in Harlem when you see all of the trees that line both Seventh and Lenox avenues from 110th to 141st streets in full bloom.

Cosmopolitan Review April 24-30, 2014

Condolences to the Paterson family on the loss of patriarch Basil Paterson. His professional achievements have been well touted, but I remember a few personal things about him as well.

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What a wonderful time of the year when people of all faiths are celebrating their spiritual lives in one form or another. Outdoor accommodations were standing room only on Palm Sunday. Even Sylvia’s brought out the red velvet ropes to keep everyone in line. I can only imagine what Easter Sunday will be like, especially if the weather is nice.

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Finally, at last, warmer weather is slowly inching its way into the atmosphere; after being wrapped up from head to toe all winter, it’s time to shed.

Cosmopolitan Review April 3-9, 2014

This month promises to be busy with all of the upcoming religious holidays, Easter, daffodils and tulips.

The Cosmopolitan Review March 27- April 2, 2014

To get out of the deep freeze and thaw out, a host of New Yorkers went to Florida to attend the Howard University Club of Southwest Florida’s annual scholarship luncheon in Sarasota, Fla. The Florida contingency first began in March 2006, when the motivated group, spearheaded by Harvey Webb Jr., an alumnus of the College of Dentistry’s class of 1962, gathered a large number of Howard graduates to make Howard known to businesses and other institutions in the South Florida area.

The Cosmopolitan Review March. 20 - 26, 2014

Spring is in the air. I got the first whiff of it a couple of days ago when the sun broke through the clouds.

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Cosmopolitan Review March 13 - 19, 2014

Even though there is still a chill in the air, with the commencement of Lent and daylight savings time, we’re beginning to prepare for spring.

The Cosmopolitan Review March 6-12, 2014

March may have come in with a roar, but February left with a vengeance. Within the final week of February, three of our beloved friends and family members passed on from this earthly existence and onto their glory.

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March may have come in with a roar, but February left with a vengeance. Within the final week of February, three of our beloved friends and family members passed on from this earthly existence and onto their glory.

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Cheer up, everyone. The first day of spring is swiftly approaching,

Cosmopolitan Review: remembering ballerina Tanaquil le Clercq

For all of you ballet lovers out there—and I know you are there—the film “Afternoon of a Faun” was most recently shown at the Francesca Beale Theater at Lincoln Center. 

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So often we take for granted the iconic moments, people and events that have occurred in our lifetime. Quite often, it’s due to no fault of our own, as everyday life seems to get in the way.

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Go Hawks! Super Bowl XLVIII, held in the big Northeast, brought football frenzy to New York and New Jersey with some fun for everyone. Even if you were just walking around Midtown, you were forced to pick a team and go with it.

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Word just in from Voza Rivers—and you know when Rivers speaks, New York City listens—in celebration of Black History Month, at the Apollo Theater’s “Friday Night in Harlem Let the Music Say Amen” will feature four-time Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, Grammy-nominated singer Lalah Hathaway and multiple Grammy-nominated singer and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame great Valerie Simpson

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A new year means it’s time for most of the not-for-profits and charities to raise new funds