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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Miss Guyana World Contestants visit the Big Apple

Fashion: A flurry of excitement and flash bulbs greeted five of the eight contestants vying for the Miss World Guyana 2014 title when they arrived in the Big Apple last week for a soiree to kick-off the upcoming May 26 pageant in Georgetown. The official sashing of the contestants will take place on May 4 in Gergetown. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

May Day debut for ‘Taboo Yardies’ docu

Arts & Theater: After years of anticipation, Jamaican filmmaker Selena Blake recently announced the opening of her much talked about documentary about Jamaica’s homosexual community titled “Taboo...Yardies.” Comment.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

H.S. grad seeks bonding time with long-estranged dad

Movies: Although Freddy Klein (Devon Bostick) is about to finish high school, he still hasn’t decided whether to attend college in the fall. That’s because he’s considering taking a job as a salesman on his father’s (Christopher Meloni) used car lot. Comment.

Vanessa Williams: Great time ‘After Midnight’

Arts & Theater: Vanessa Williams took time out of her busy schedule to talk to this writer about her role in “After Midnight” which she presently appears in until May 11 with Dule Hill as her leading man. After Midnight is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, located at 256 West 47th St. (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway) in Manhattan. She replaces Toni Baxton who was featured until recently with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Comment.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brooklyn quilters display their artistry

Arts & Theater: Recognizable Brooklyn scenes — the Brooklyn Bridge to the Aquarium, each in fabric square blocks in a quilt, greeted quilters and fans as they entered the downtown Brooklyn exhibit. This weekend, at the NY Marriot, more than 500 attended the “Brooklyn Squared” 2014 Quilt Show that displayed the skilled and loving work of members of The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Comment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: 13 Sins (R for violence, profanity and bloody images) Remake of Game of Death (2006), a horror flick revolving around a down on his luck salesman (Mark Webber) manipulated to perform a series of increasingly sinister tasks for a promised prize of $6.2 million. With Devon Graye, Rutina Wesley and Ron Perlman. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

LOVE, Above All Things

Music: By Lem Peterkin Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Arts & Theater: Much ado about Denzel Washington’s return to Broadway focused on his age and a question as to whether the 60-year-old could convincingly portray 35-year-old Walter Lee Younger, the lead character in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In The Sun.” Comment.

Jamelody’s Got a Gun

Music: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 1, 2014 -- Gun -- A word that immediately triggers fear in some but for the youths on the street, the youths in the crime hotspots in Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries across the world, gun talk is real talk. ‘Gun’ is the name of T&T reggae crooner and VP recording artiste, Jamelody’s latest contribution. Comment.

‘Mother Goose’ love reigns

Arts & Theater: Many New York City parents and children are very concerned about children getting a well-rounded education. Some children instead of training in various sports or running home to homework and video games are getting arts education after school. Fortunately, for those who want to follow in the footsteps of off-Broadway and Hollywood actors, actresses, singers, dancers, playwrights and poets in the dramatic theatre arts programming, there are opportunities at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre on 1368 Fulton St. Comment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peerless Clothing of Varied Proportions

Fashion: deanna.williams@macys.com Comment.

PBS Series on Educational Crisis Wins Peabody Award

Books: NEW YORK (April 4, 2014)—The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) documentary series, “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School,” which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. Comment.

PBS Series on Educational Crisis Wins Peabody Award

Books: NEW YORK (April 4, 2014)—The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) documentary series, 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. Comment.

Friday, April 4, 2014

CaribCan Or Can’t Survive

Food: If the smaller Eastern Caribbean islands have their way, ongoing two-way free-trade talks between Canada and the 15-nation bloc of Caribbean Community nations stretching from Suriname on the South American coast to Belize in Central America, would be scrapped forthwith. Comment.

HIV/AIDS book launched at Guyana Consulate, NY

Books: “Stigma and lack of knowledge about HIV&AIDS” was the topic of a compelling presentation by Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana Prem Misir, who launched his first health book in front of expatriates at the Consulate General of Guyana in New York City, recently. Comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Arts & Theater: Song saturated with soudade, humor, and irresistible dance rhythms are as omnipresent as ocean breezes on the Islands of Cape Verde. In April it is the destination of industry professionals and music lovers for the Atlantic Music Expo and Kriol Jazz Festival in Praia on Santiago, largest of 10 islands that make up this country. Draw a line from Europe to Brazil or Senegal to the Caribbean and you pass through the Cape Verdean Islands. Its location and historical importance in the slave trade makes it an ideally suitable environment to bring these elemental cultures together. In its music can be heard echoes of zydeco, blues, fado, and influences of zouk and kompa. Comment.

Dancehall comedy

Arts & Theater: The awaited end to this year winter season couldn’t come sooner for Caribbean nationals living in the tri-state area. With the long anticipated wait of Jamaican’s young and talented comedian Keith “Shebada” Ramsey returning to the area, the rainy weekend could not stop theater lovers from returning to their local venue in Brooklyn and Bronx for their belly wrenching, tear dropping laughter. Comment.

Author Beverly Manley speaks at Monroe College

Books: Beverly Manley’s roots in Jamaican life are deep. She is a known radio and TV personality with a long history in the political world of Jamaica and is recognized as a strong voice in the Jamaican women’s rights movement. Comment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The King of Blues at Lehman Center

Music: One of the most famous guitarists in the world of Blues, B.B. King, will be appearing at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. Known around the world, at age 88, King is an unstoppable musical icon, who is still going strong and touring to this day. Comment.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Caribbean cultural group stages ‘Pantomime’

Arts & Theater: Of all the locations to experience authentic theater on the international day named for it, Brooklyn scored cool points by inviting Derek Walcott, the first Caribbean writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature to witness his own “Pantomime” acted by one American and one Caribbean. Comment.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (R for crude humor, sexuality, nudity, profanity and drug use) Screwball comedy revolving around the attempt by an adventurous couple (Jesse Bradford and Virginia Williams) in an open marriage to keep their sex life fresh and exciting long past the honeymoon. Supporting cast includes Chris Marquette, Bill Bellamy, Michael McKean and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Comment.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Music: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is thrilled to welcome Jamaican jazz virtuoso Monty Alexander to the Walt Whitman Theatre, performing his Grammy-nominated show Harlem-Kingston Express, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Comment.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Biopic chronicles career of Asian-American activist

Movies: Born on June 27, 1915, Grace Lee was raised in New York by modest immigrant parents from a humble Chinese background. Her mother couldn’t read or write English, although her business-minded father did save up enough cash by 1924 to open up his own restaurant, Chin Lee’s, on Broadway. Comment.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Boys of Abu Ghraib (R for torture, violence, sexuality and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies drama about an American soldier (Luke Moran) stationed in Iraq who befriends a wrongly-accused, prison detainee (Omid Abtahi). With Sean Astin, Sara Paxton and John Heard. Comment.

Friday, March 21, 2014

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition

Movies: A trip to Guyana on assignment as a private investigator led New Yorker Margaret Clemons to the country’s culture of violence, and the youth she would later inspire to tell their tale through photography in “Rebecca’s Story,” a short film which premiered to rave reviews at the recent CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition, in Brooklyn. Comment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bride-to-be gets cold feet in cross-cultural comedy

Movies: Shirin (Nazanin Boniadi) has never really found the courage to pursue her own dreams. For example, after graduating from college and law school, instead of going into practice, she moved back home and began writing book reviews for BH Style, a magazine owned by her domineering mother (Anita Khalatbari). The deferential daughter knows her problems stem from living under the same roof as her very traditional Iranian-American parents. Furthermore, they’re members of a tight-knit community located in a section of L.A. known as Tehrangeles. Comment.

Obama, Deblasio to attend NAN Convention

Music: President Barack Obama will revisit the annual convention of National Action Network which is slated to be held from April 9-12. Making his second appearance to the confab organized by organization founder and MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton, the leader of the free world heads the long list of prominent speakers invited to the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Comment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2014 AFUWI Awardees

Music: Famed international opera star Jessye Norman was awarded this year’s Bob Marley Award at the 17th American Foundation for the University of the West Indies’ AFUWI legacy awards benefit gala held recently in New York. The recipient of the award, sanctioned by the Marley family, is given to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of excellence and commitment in vocational, philanthropic and humanitarian pursuits; and whose sphere of influence goes beyond national boundaries impacting the world at large. Comment.

Jamaican rapper, 3 others convicted of murder

Music: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Popular dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three co-defendants were convicted of murder Thursday in a high-profile trial under heavy security in this Caribbean country’s supreme court. Comments (1).

Monday, March 17, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: 50 to 1 (PG-13 for suggestive material and a bar fight) Fact-based drama chronicling the road trip from New Mexico to Kentucky undertaken by a posse of cowboys when their crooked-footed horse miraculously qualifies for the Derby. Starring Skeet Ulrich; William Devane and Christian Kane. Comment.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tess joins soulful women at White House fete

Music: Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin represented the Caribbean and “Women of Soul” recently when first lady Michelle Obama hosted the annual “In Performance at the White House” series marking Women’s History Month. Comments (1).

Buju Banton pens letter to ‘warrior’ attorney

Music: Dancehall reggae icon Buju Banton reached past prison bars to issue a belated tribute to his former lead attorney Chokwe Lumumba who died recently at age 66 amid suspicion he did not die of natural cause but could have been murdered. Comment.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Challenges of Forgiveness

Books: All throughout the world, there are people that find it challenging to let go of difficult situations they have gone through in the past. Unfortunately, they are often unable to recognize how harboring their emotional pain can later materialize into their body’s ‘dis-ease’. This circumstance invites the question: Is it possible for people to improve their physical health by first addressing their emotional turmoil? Comment.

Higher body-count sequel trumps the original

Movies: The bloody epic 300 (2007) chronicled the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. when a badly outnumbered band of 300 soldiers were sent on a suicide mission to defend Sparta against a horde of over 100,000 Persian invaders. Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name, that minimalist, monochromatic adventure was shot almost entirely against blue screens on assorted soundstages. Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: The Anonymous People (Unrated) 12-Step documentary encouraging the 23 million American substance abuserss to think of themselves as in recovery rather than as addicts. With commentary by Kristen Johnston; Laurie Dhue and Patrick Kennedy. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

All eyes on fashion

Fashion: The Brooklyn-based fashion company New York’s Next Top Model will showcase “All Eyes On Me” fashion runway show March 16, 2014 at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1387 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203. Comment.

Caribbean roots revealed in ‘12 Years A Slave’

Movies: At this year’s Academy Awards another envelope opened to reveal a historic Caribbean achievement. With presentation of a gold, Oscar statuette to Steve McQueen for directing the Best Picture – “12 Years a Slave” – the region won kudos for nurturing the very, first Black to win the coveted award. Comment.

American artist finds Oasis in Guyana’s heartland

Fashion: American artist Tracy Douglas says anytime an overseas-based Guyanese ask, ‘why are you living in Guyana’ her reply is always, because you left.” Comments (2).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Smart Reggae producer dies at 53

Music: New Yorkers are grieving the death of Freeport, Long Island music producer Phillip Smart. Beloved by musicians, singers, radio personalities, engineers, technicians and those he encountered, Smart, 53 died on Feb. 25 after battling pancreatic cancer. Since news of his passing went viral, alums, associates, friends and veteran entertainers have been stopping into HC&F Recording Studios to reminisce the gentle giant who toiled to promote reggae music he was passionate to share with the universe. Comment.

Brooklyn pols honor American jazz musician

Music: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Councilman Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Feb. 27 honored American jazz, tenor saxophonist and flutist Harold Ousley at a grand celebration marking Black History Month at the Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (DSSM) in Central Brooklyn. Comment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Machel Montano sets another record

Music: Trinidad and Tobago Merry Monarch reigned for two days as Carnival dubbed the “Greatest Show on Earth,” kicked off with Fantastic Friday, followed the next day with the crowning of the National Panorama Champion and the Calypso Monarch on Carnival Sunday night Dimanche Gras show at the Queen’s Park, Savannah, Port of Spain. Comment.

Alcoholic air marshal tested in transatlantic thriller

Movies: Bill Marks’ (Liam Neeson) life went into a tailspin after his young daughter lost her battle with childhood leukemia. The inconsolable police officer has since sought solace in a bottle of alcohol, an addiction which cost him his marriage and career. Comment.

‘12 Years a Slave’ lands Best Picture

Movies: “12 Years a Slave” walked away with big prize, Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. The historical drama was directed by Steve McQueen and also netted accolades in the Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley) categories. Dallas Buyers Club also won a trio of Oscars, although Gravity landed the most overall, at seven. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Children’s show for Vincy storm relief a success

Fashion: Organizers have described as a major success a recent children’s fashion/talent show in Brooklyn aimed at raising funds for the pediatric ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that was affected by the freak Christmas storm last year. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Arts program for NYC public schools

Music: The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) and Con Edison recently presented their annual Black History Month celebration for public school children with free performances by percussionist and Grammy® winner Jeff Haynes. Sponsored by Con Edison, the shows were presented to children in grades 3-8 from participating New York City schools as part of their school curriculum to introduce students to the arts. Comment.


Arts & Theater: Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to more than 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Comment.

Al Johnson’s new solo exhibition

Arts & Theater: Acclaimed visual artist Al Johnson recently opened his latest exhibition of mixed media paintings “The Room Of Wonders” at La Maison d’Art Gallery (259 W. 132nd Street) in Manhattan. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Courier delivers package for crime boss

Movies: “The Bag Man” Comment.

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Bombshell secrets waiting to be uncorked

Books: “The Truth is in The Wine” by Curtis Bunn Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Almost Human (Unrated) Sci-fi horror flick about a guy (Josh Ethier) who disappears in a flash of bright light only to return to town just as mysteriously two years later, right before the start of a string of grisly murders. With Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh and Susan T. Travers. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014


Music: PAUSE...Take a bow. Talk about excitement along with an energetic and winning performance by the Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars players playing Leon ‘Smooth’ Edwards’s arrangement of Clive Telemaque’s “Excitement” had patrons in the North and Grand Stands jumping and bawling for more. Comment.

Jazz musicians inducted into Hall of Fame

Music: NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Comment.

‘Hate Crimes in the Heartland’

Movies: “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” a film by Rachel Lyon and co-produced by Pi-Isis Ankhra had it’s New York premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Kevin Hart in raunchy remake of romantic romp

Movies: “About Last Night” Comment.

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Farewell to Third World Reggae leader

Music: It will be 96 degrees in the shade when a final home-going memorial ceremony for William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke re-unite members of reggae super-group Third World. Slated to be held in Kingston, Jamaica on Feb. 24 two separate events will honor the former lead singer who led the super-group since 1976. Comment.

Rapper & T&T native Nicki to make movie debut

Music: Trinidad-born star Nicki Minaj plans to make 2014 another boom year for her career. After ending last year as one of the judges on television’s popular, music reality show “American Idol” the rapper, song-writer and exaggerated dresser has added a number of music projects and a major film deal to make this year a banner year that will introduce her to wide-screen audiences. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Minaj uses Malcolm X, racial slur in cover art

Music: NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song. Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Almost Human (Unrated) Sci-fi horror flick about a guy (Josh Ethier) who disappears in a flash of bright light only to return to town just as mysteriously two years later right before the start of a string of grisly murders. With Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh and Susan T. Travers. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

‘Inside Buffalo’ at Museum of the Moving Image

Movies: During World War II, the 92nd Buffalo Division, a segregated African American combat unit known as “The Buffalo Soldiers” fought a double battle, one against the Nazis in Italy, and one of racial discrimination, which was official United States policy. Though fighting and dying for the United States, they were ill treated by their country and their fellow American soldiers. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

When Socrates Converses with Erato

Books: recisely the reason why the present critic is not surprised at all reading the latest anthology by Elie Fleurant, The Eyes of the Night. For he already knew that the creator can implant himself in his pathos with all his soul and still objectify reality, approach the forms and manifestations of the True and the Beautiful as being the ideals of the human spirit in its quest of the Infinite and the fullness of real existence. Comment.

Carnival Wrap-Up 2014

Music: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Feb. 10, 2014--Though controversial at times, well known Trinidad and Tobago rapper, Richard ‘Chromatics’ Raj-Kumar knows the importance of understanding the business of music. That understanding of business has led to a recent agreement made with Angostura Trinidad Limited and its LLB brand. Comment.

Bob Marley Day in Canada

Music: North of the U.S. border, a Canadian city proclaimed the 69th anniversary of the birth of reggae legend Robert Nesta Marley as an official date to record. Comments (1).


Arts & Theater: On Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 Woody King, Jr.’s National Black Touring Circuit in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theater Group kicked off the 2014 Black History Month Play Festival with a press conference and star studded reading of Ossie Davis’ play, “The People of Clarendon County” at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Adult World (R for sexuality and drug use) Romantic comedy about a recent college grad and aspiring poet (Emma Roberts) who reluctantly takes a job at a porno shop until an English professor (John Cusack) she admires offers her a position as his assistant. With Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward and Chris Riggi. Comment.

NY designers for first Anguilla Fashion Expo

Fashion: Entertainment promoter Daniel Coleman used the stylish backdrop of the Fashion Institution of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan recently to launch the first Annual Anguilla Fashion Expo scheduled to take place on the island paradise from Feb. 28 to March 2. Comment.

‘The New Black’ in out-of-the-closet documentary

Movies: “The New Black” Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Guyanese flicks For Caribbean Film Academy Series

Movies: The Caribbean Film Academy, a non-profit founded by Guyanese-born Romola O. Lucas and American, Justen Blaize, who grew up in Grenada, will host a CaFA Film Nights - Guyanese Edition, at its 570 Fulton St. Brooklyn cinema on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 p.m. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Grammy nominated Third World leader passes

Music: The distinctive voice that led reggae ambassadors Third World through three and a half decades of musical adventures and 10 Grammy nominations will no longer champion the genre. On Feb. 2, William Clarke died at age 65. Also known as Bunny Rugs, his much rumored illness plagued social networks since last June when he was diagnosed with leukemia and diabetes. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Vincentian cultural tribute to Grenada

Arts & Theater: One of the leading Vincentian cultural groups in the United States has joined in the celebration of Grenada’s 40th anniversary of political independence in Brooklyn, greatly impressing the audience with its performance. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014


Arts & Theater: Spoken-word vignettes segway into acapella song in the production of “Thokoza, I Sing for Freedom” that reopened its weekly run, now, every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Jackie Onassis Theatre on 120 W. 46th St. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Jean- Léon Destine

Arts & Theater: As part of the 92nd St. Y’s “Friday at Noon” series, “Homage to a Legendary Choreographer: Jean-Léon Destiné, Tribute to a Master” was presented on Friday, Jan. 24. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

What You Wearin’ Tomorrow?

Fashion: “What you wearing?” Comment.

Crooked judges imprison minors for kickbacks

Movies: Anybody who needs a new reason to hate lawyers ought to check out this shocking documentary chronicling a pay-to-play scheme whereby a couple of crooked judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, enriched themselves at the expense of adolescents unlucky enough to be arrested in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The evil pair’s plan involved first condemning the existing juvenile detention center owned by the county. Comments (1).

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: 7 Boxes (Unrated) Paraguayan action thriller about a 17-year-old pushcart porter (Celso Franco) who inadvertently becomes an accessory to a crime after agreeing to deliver some suspicious packages for a quick $100. With Lali Gonzalez, Victor Sosa and Nico Garcia. (In Spanish and Guarani with subtitles) Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014


Books: This year, to celebrate Black History Month, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College (MEC), CUNY, will present a host of informative and inspiring events celebrating 10 years of honoring the literature of people of the African diaspora. Comment.
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