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Yvonne Delaney Mitchell

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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

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New year, new restaurants. Look for the grand opening of Cucino Y Vino, located on Lenox Avenue at 131st Street. It’s a little far north of the restaurant hub, but it looks like it will be the next new haunt of those who hang.

Cosmopolitan Review: New years and new celebrations

Well, here we are in January 2014. After a whirlwind holiday season, I am proud to admit that I was amongst the couch potatoes who stayed home on New Year’s Eve watching TV, specifically channel 7’s “Rocking Eve.”

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Before I ring in the New Year, I have to give one final hurrah for the old year. If we didn’t party all year long, we definitely did so in the month of December.

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Before I ring in the New Year, I have to give one final hurrah for the old year. If we didn’t party all year long, we definitely did so in the month of December.

The Cosmopolitan Review Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope yours was merry and filled with delight, and all of your troubles were way out of sight. I tried and I tried with all of my might to be a good girl. I didn’t fuss. I didn’t fight.

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’Tis the season to be jolly, and so the parties go on and on until the break of dawn.

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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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Backpackers take the city

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Summer is on its way

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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...