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Yvonne Delaney Mitchell

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The Christmas holiday season has officially begun

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It was a happy Thanksgiving celebrated with family, friends and comrades. There were dinners everywhere, and they were open to everyone—all in the true spirit of giving thanks for all that we have and even for what we don’t.

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A small group gathered at the office of Sen. Bill Perkins in the Harlem State Office Building to honor Robert Smalls III

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York benefit celebrates 120 years of caring

It’s been over a century since public health pioneer Lillian Wald first provided charitable care for a mother and her baby on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The organization that she founded, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), will once again celebrate Wald’s work and the work of the thousands of nurses and other dedicated VNSNY workers who have followed in her caring footsteps through today.

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It’s almost here! Thanksgiving, that is, one of the most celebrated holidays in America, as everyone stops to give thanks. I know I am thankful—so thankful that I don’t know where to begin—but I just know I am. City Harvest, known worldwide for providing food for those most in need of a meal, has begun rolling in the turkeys. Dedicated to feeding the hungry, City Harvest has partnered with various agencies around the city to ensure there’s always a meal available so that no one should have to go hungry.

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Happy belated Veterans Day to all of the veterans. I find this, along with Memorial Day, to be one of the year’s most solemn holidays, a time to really reflect and give thanks to all of those who are committed to serving our country. With the world in a constant state of chaos, now more than ever, Americans must be mindful of the sacrifice veterans make to protect our lives, freedoms and the pursuit of happiness.

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I am so in awe of the marathon runner

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I’ve decided that it’s not too early to get started with watching a little football

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Candice Sherrie Cook and Harry Simmons wed

The socialite wedding of the year occurred between Candice Sherrie Cook and Harry Simmons over the Columbus Day weekend

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Now that we are in the middle of the fall social season, events are happening everywhere. Take the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, for example

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It won’t be long before the beautiful Indian summer weather we’ve been enjoying will give way to a chill, because the smell of fall is already in the air. There’ll be one good rain, and the leaves will turn to yellow, orange and red as witches, ghosts and goblins prepare for their favorite annual run on Halloween.

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The beginning of October has brought beautiful weather, with days so lovely that it is hard to believe the rest of the world is at war. It is sometimes hard to imagine that the devastation, suicide bombings, genocide and other frightening atrocities that fill the daily news are actually occurring when one looks up at the blue skies, feels the warmth of the fall sun and enjoys the city. The classiest new restaurant to open of late has to be Barawine. You know something is going on because on any given evening, and especially on the weekends, there is always a bustling crowd. While I would love to paint a picture of how decorous the interior is with its wine bottle-lined walls and how perfect the seating is for intimate conversations, this is one you have to see for yourself. 

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Now that we’re settling into fall, having established the back-to-school routine, we have a much earlier bedtime.

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It is with deep sadness that Joey “J-Harris” Fleming and Maschil Entertainment Inc. announces the passing of Fleming’s grandmother Mary Fleming. Mary Fleming, who was also the mother of the late Joe Fleming, Esq., attorney and friend to many, passed away almost one year ago to the day her son passed.

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There are so many September birthdays that I must start off by wishing you all the very best for the coming year, beginning on Sept. 1 with Lisa Dale, Sept. 3 with Paula Battle and Paul Raiffasin, Shirley Scott on Sept. 5, Bert Belasco and Deloris Coombs on Sept. 6, Kevin Smiley on Sept. 8, Michael Dutton on Sept. 9, Wilamenia Billie Holliday-Hayes on Sept. 10, Julia Mitchell on Sept. 13, Carol Chaoui on Sept. 15, Brad Johnson on Sept. 17, Nina DeWees on Sept. 26, Gwynn Wilcox on Sept. 30 and many more.

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It was the last long weekend of the summer, and catching that last gasp of summer called for creative measures, to be sure. Hair

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When the sun, the sand and the sea come together, something magical happens. It’s as though the wonderful wizard has waved his magic wand over all of the land, generously sprinkling pixie dust over all within his reach, and his reach spreads far and wide.

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For those of you who are unable to get away for the last days of summer—and even for those of you who already have—I would like to take you on a trip to Coyllurqui (pronounced coy-YOUR-key), Peru. Coyllurqui sits high upon the Andes mountains at an elevation of 10,300 feet, east of Brazil and north of Chile.

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Many were seen conversing and dancing the afternoon away at the Boule Soiree

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The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) hosted the 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum, “Power 360: The Next Act,” at the Time Warner Corporate Headquarters at 1 Time Warner Center. Under the auspices of the ELC is the Executive Leadership Foundation, which is celebrating its 10th year of providing leadership training programs for women of color. According to its mission statement, the ELC works “to prepare African-American executives for every phase of their careers through professional development and positioning.” In particular, the Women’s Leadership Forum “is designed to ensure that African-American women have a seat at the decision-making table in corporate America.”

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Harlem Week, which is actually Harlem Month, officially kicked off with a master blaster at Grant’s Tomb with a tribute to Stevie Wonder. In attendance were people from around the globe and members of the Harlem community who remain staunch believers in what the Harlem community stands for and what it’s all about.

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Harlem Week, which is actually Harlem Month, officially kicked off with a master blaster at Grant’s Tomb with a tribute to Stevie Wonder. In attendance were people from around the globe and members of the Harlem community who remain staunch believers in what the Harlem community stands for and what it’s all about.

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The Harlem Cultural Archives (HCA) Historical Society hosted an award ceremony inducting the first inductees into the Riverton Alumni Ring of Gold. These 27 members of the Riverton family were recognized for their numerous contributions to the Harlem community. Those present to accept their awards included Mayor David N. Dinkins, Constance Wright (mother of Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright), Tuskegee Airman Wilfred DeFour and New York Knicks legend Cal Ramsey. Assemblyman Wright accepted the award for his father, Judge Bruce McMarion Wright.

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Community in change

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Harlem's Herb Alpert Center kicks off spring dance performance

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Parents guide to finding the best NYC public school

As the month of May moves merrily along and Memorial Day is upon us, it...

Backpackers take the city

On a recent visit to New York City, an out-of-towner noticed that the city was...

Summer is on its way

Are you ready to roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? I can...

Shopping to cure the Fall blues

After all these years, I've finally found another perfect thing to do, now that summer...

Northside Center for Child Development keeps pushing

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. One...

December brings fashion forward

Now that November has come to an end and we have given thanks, paid tribute...

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Dance Theater Harlem awes

Who leaves you breathless? Who takes you on a magical ride of emotions ranging from...

Spring is in the air

Has spring sprung? It certainly feels like it, because warmer winds are finally swirling around...

Harlem School of the Arts ribbon cutting celebrated

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renaming of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) to...

Spring is in the air

The clocks have sprung forward and Lent is nearing its end, so get over your...

Harlem's on the rise

Imagine my surprise while riding the 101 bus across 125th Street--I couldn't believe my eyes:...

Happy Chinese New Year

OMG. Gong Xi Fa Cai. Did I forget to say happy Chinese New Year? Quel...

Unlock your greatness

The Harlem Business Alliance wants you to "Get Uncomfortable: Four Weeks to Get Your PR...

Studio Museum bonanza

The much-anticipated annual Studio Museum gala recently took place and, more than ever, it lived...

Bent on Learning

Here's one for you. Bent on Learning's Inspire! Gala, held at Christie's, finally took place...

Winter delights

I hope you are all hanging in there, keeping cozy and warm, now that we...

Honoring Community advocates

Did you know that St. Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 145th street is now officially...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton setting style trends

One thing I always say is, it's not only important to do a good job,...

Remembering Kenneth Williamson

It is with sadness and condolence that I mention the passing of Kenneth Williamson. In...

UNICEF awards Harry Belafonte Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award

Harry Belafonte will be receiving the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award at the upcoming UNICEF Snowflake...

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Adult vacations to Turks and Caicos

Like all good mommies and daddies, we follow the mommy and daddy handbook, which says...

Farewell to Deacon Ray Standford Miller

We celebrated the life of Deacon Ray Standford Miller this past week. I believe there...

Sarah Ferguson visits Harlem

Unassuming, personable and warmhearted best describes Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. She, along with her...

Honoring Eric Von Zip

Last week I reported the passing of Eric Von Zip, who has now been laid...