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April, 2014

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.

Front-row seat in Pearl Cleage’s life

Books: “Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs” by Pearl Cleage 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.

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.

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.

March, 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.

February, 2014

Bombshell secrets waiting to be uncorked

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

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.

LITERARY PROGRAMS

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.

January, 2014

“A’int I A Woman?”

‘A’int I A Woman?’

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