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August 6, 2008
  • The Great Debaters and the Literacy and Leadership through Debate Campaign

  • Aug 6, 2008 all day
  • Location: Founders Auditorium, Medgar Evers College
  • Description:

    Nate Parker of the Film, The Great Debaters & the Literacy & Leadership Through Debate Campaign ======================= SANKOFA COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT, INC., MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, THE BLACK AND LATINO FILM MAKERS COALITION & BREAKING THE CYCLE CONSULTING GROUP PROUDLY PRESENT: The Literacy And Leadership Through Debate Campaign! Find out how YOU can help US EMPOWER our YOUTH through EDUCATION & DEBATE! JOIN The Literacy And Leadership Through Debate Campaign! On August 6, 2008, Join us for a conversation with Actor Nate Parker & a Panel Discussion with Educators, Parents, Students, and Artists. For more info contact Miles McAfee at 718-270-6096 or August 6, 2008 - 1pm-4pm Founders Auditorium Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue
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August 3, 2008
  • A Harlem Sunday Afternoon Cultural Rally for Inez Barron

  • Aug 3, 2008 all day
  • Location: Minton’s Playhouse
  • Description: Sunday Afternoon Cultural Rally for Inez Barron Candidate for 40th State Assembly District ( Brownsville , East New York , & part of Canarsie) Sunday, August 3, 2008 4-8 pm Mintons Playhouse 208 W. 118th Street (Between St. Nicholas Avenue & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard ) Harlem, NY Music & Poetry & Good Company Donations $25.00 Cash bar R.S.V.P. (718) 393-7800/(718) 398-1766 Inez Barron For Assembly P.O. Box 24704 , Brooklyn , NY 11202
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  • Celebrate Caribbean Emancipation, August 1, 2008, New York

  • Aug 3, 2008 all day
  • Location: The Harvest Room
  • Description: Celebrate Caribbean Emancipation, August 1, 2008, New York "Out Of Many One People Celebration" TM Tributes Emancipation Day, August 1 Coming of the Chinese to the Caribbean 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2008 Guest Speaker Vincent 'Vinnie' HoSang, OD – CEO/President Royal Caribbean Bakery/ Caribbean Food Delights/ JerkQ'zine Venue (Indoor & Outdoors) The Harvest Room 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, NY 11432 Entertainment Ruff Stuff Band Caribbean Cultural Theatre & Fashions by Eye Collection Open Bar 6:00 p.m. – Midnight Nyaamings Chinese/Jamaican Cuisine!!!! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. TICKETS Early Bird Special! Adults: $65.00 Children: $25.00 After July 29 Adults $70.00 Children $30.00 FOR SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNTS & MORE INFO: Cathy Kleinhans – 347-563-5899 or email Tickets Available Bronx/Queens: Michael Williams - 917-912-3973 Brooklyn/Mahatttan: Sharon Watson - 347-207-3477 Connecticut/Bronx Micki Rose -347-307-7486 SPONSORS: Western Union The Eye Collection
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August 2, 2008
  • STOP THE WAR: Seeking your organization's/personal endorsement

  • Aug 2, 2008 all day
  • Location: Times Square - 43rd St. & Broadway
  • Description: AN APPEAL TO ORGANIZERS AND ACTIVISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD: Consider as soon as possible if you can organize a STOP WAR ON IRAN protest in your locality during the weekend of August 2 – 3. Let us know so that your protest can be listed. YET ANOTHER U.S. WAR? The U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is hated by the people there. These wars have no support at home and are ruining the domestic economy. Instead of pulling out, the Bush administration is preparing for still another war—this time against Iran . This must be stopped! AGRESSION TOWARDS IRAN IS ESCALATING On June 4, George Bush, with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at his side, called Iran a “threat to peace.” Two days before, acting as a proxy for the Pentagon, Israel used advanced U.S. fighter planes to conduct massive air maneuvers, which the media called a “dress rehearsal” for an attack on Iran ’s nuclear facility. Under pressure from the U.S. , the European Union announced sanctions against I
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August 1, 2008
  • Keith Slade's Charles Bibbs Collection

  • Aug 1, 2008 all day
  • Location: Chez Keith
  • Description: If you like Charles Bibbs paintings, you are in for an amazing experience...galleri Sowei is hosting the private collection of Keith Slade. Stop in for Happy Hours and Fine Art! Charles Bibbs creates his special brand of stylized art capturing the attention of art enthusiasts around the world. Charles Bibbs' art work reveal noble compositions and a signature technique that fuses acrylic paint and ink coupled with African and contemporary African American themes. The art of Charles Bibbs is born through a creative process which comes from a level of spirituality and commitment to empowerment in the African American community. galleri Sowei is proud to present the Charles Bibbs Collection of Keith Slade!
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  • Aug 1, 2008 to Aug 3, 2008
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Description:

    Hip Hop Artists, Activists, and Journalists Will Meet in Las Vegas This August Las Vegas, NV ( - The 2008 Third Bi-Annual National Hip Hop Political Convention (NHHPC) will be held August 1-3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NHHPC is a bi-annual gathering of social justice activists, organizers, students, journalists, scholars, artists and concerned citizens who come together to define the political agenda of the Hip Hop community. On July 28-31, 2008, a pre-convention will be held called "The State of Hip Hop", which will include a film festival, concerts, art exhibits, academic symposium and Hip Hop dance contests. Thousands of young activists, educators, entertainers, journalists, artists, students and concerned citizens are planning to come to Las Vegas to discuss the role of Hip Hop culture in political and social activism at the 3rd Convention of the NHHPC. The three-day convention from August 1-3, 2008 will include workshops, trainings, celebrity guest speakers a
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  • 175th Anniversary of Britains Abolition of Slavery Act Commemoration

  • Aug 1, 2008 all day
  • Location: Several of the 33 London Council Boroughs and in Several England/Wales Cities
  • Description: Britain & West Indian British Caribbean Abolition of Slavery 1833 Act. (ukBASA1833) 1. 175th BRITISH CARIBBEAN.W.I & YAH-CHRISTIAN, EMANCIPATION THANKSGIVING MESSAGE! To Commemorate the 175th Britains Abolition of Slavery Act, 1833 {BASA1833-2008} and to acknowledge the approaching 1 Million British Caribbean.WI Citizens. Merrick Hart and PurehArt "British-Caribbean.wi" Services, aims to place a 175th BASA Thanks Giving & Remembrance Message in a Black British Caribbean News paper. *Full Page Advert*. Accordingly, if you would like to have your name and/or Organisation/Business name in the 175th BASA Thanksgiving Message Advert, and to Financially and to Voluntarily assist in Commemorating the 174th BAS1834-2008 - 1st August; the 170th BWI Slavery Emancipation 1838-2008 - 1st August and the 175th BASA 1833-2008 - 28th August, in several of the 33 London Council Boroughs and in Several England/Wales Cities. The British Caribbean and YaH-God in Jesus (Yeshu) Christian community will ha
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July 28, 2008
  • Uhuru Summer Against State Terror

  • Jul 28, 2008 all day
  • Location: The "Clothespin" - 15th and Market
  • Description: Uhuru Summer Against State Terror: Protest! Demand Justice for the African Community! Monday, July 28th • NOON The "Clothespin" - 15th and Market, across from the West side of City Hall July 28 Demonstration to Launch "Uhuru Summer Against State Terror" AS ECONOMIC CRISIS INTENSIFIES, THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY CATCHES HELL – UHURU MOVEMENT INDICTS NUTTER ADMINISTRATION FOR STATE TERROR! What: Protest Demonstration and Press Conference When: Monday, July 28 at Noon Where: The Clothespin, 15th and Market, Philadelphia, PA Contact: Harris Daniels, 857-233-7508 The African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in Philadelphia call on all freedom loving people to: • Join their demonstration on Monday, July 28 at NOON • Participate in the “Uhuru Summer Against State Terror” campaign to stand up against the City’s escalating attacks on the African community • Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. “The African comm
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July 27, 2008
  • Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, and Oliver For NYC

  • Jul 27, 2008 all day
  • Location: Roy Wilkins Park,
  • Description: Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, Oliver For NYC International Food Festival, July 27, 2008, New York Caribbean music legend Byron Lee, the first Jamaican band leader to achieve an international following will perform with his band the Drangonaires at the International Food Festival - 'Yam Jam' - on Sunday, July 27 2008 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. Formed in 1956 and playing a big band-ska sound, Bryon Lee and the Dragonaries got their big break playing songs on the soundtrack of the first James Bond film Dr. No, where they also appeared in the scene at Pussfeller's club. He has also had a long association with soca, releasing some of the biggest songs in the genre. In 1990, his long time dream became a reality with the launching of Jamaica Carnival, which has grown to become one of the biggest events in the Caribbean. He has dabbled in dancehall music, playing a crucial role as producer and musician. Lee also had success as a promoter and owner of the Dynamic Sounds label, whi
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July 24, 2008
July 21, 2008
  • TransAfrica Forum: Call to Action JUSTICE FOR ZIMBABWE

  • Jul 21, 2008 all day
  • Location: The Embassy of Zimbabwe
  • Description: TRANSAFRICA FORUM and the COALITION OF BLACK TRADE UNIONISTS Call to Action JUSTICE FOR ZIMBABWE · A Transitional Government · A New Constitution · Economic Justice – Workers Rights, A Debt Audit, Repatriation of Stolen Assets · People-driven Social Investment · A National "Truth and Reconciliation" Process to Begin National Healing Monday, July 21, 2008 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm The Embassy of Zimbabwe 18th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC The people of Zimbabwe have been betrayed, by the government that claims to represent them and by Western governments that claim to support their desires for economic development and democracy. Post-independence promises made by the international community were not kept; the imposition of economic structural adjustment policies further entrenched inequality and reversed the initial gains made by the country. Internally, corruption, government mis-management, military excesses, and poor economic decisions have furthered the c
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  • Jul 21, 2008 all day
  • Location: 282 High Rd, Leyton E10 5PW
  • Description: ALKEBU-LAN SUMMER PROGRAMME WHO WANT’S TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? 4 WEEKS from 21ST July- 15th August Children from 8-16 years Let Black history & culture, help you achieve your goals Activities:-With guidance children will get the opportunity to create a business, market it and sell the products. Understand the concept of ‘Do For Self’, Entrepreneurship, the power of the ‘Black Pound’ & investing in your community. Integral to this programme is instilling in our children the importance of hard work, endurance and self-discipline. TURN PENNIES INTO ££££££££££’s Mary Mcloud Bethune Set up the first Black School from $1.50 Madame CJ Walker From poverty washing peoples clothes Became the first Black women millionaire Dyke & Dryden-Hair Care Products From humble beginnings 3 brothers From the Caribbean set up what was to become Britain’s biggest Black owned company Join us and have fun, in a loving, rich, educational and culturally stimulating environment. Workshops:- Self Reliance , work
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July 20, 2008
  • Afro Jazz Sundays

  • Jul 20, 2008 all day
  • Location: Tamboril Latin Restaurant Bar Lounge
  • Description: AFRO JAZZ SUNDAYS AN UP OVER JAZZ PRODUCTIONS Afro Jazz Sundays is Brooklyn's newest summer event for live music from African, Caribbean & Latin traditions. Every Sunday at Tamboril Restaurant the sound of Jazz will be mixed with different afro-centric music traditions. On July 20th, Buyu Ambroise Quartet will perform. Tamboril is located in the Clinton Hill section of the borough, near Pratt Institute at 527 Myrtle Avenue. Tamboril Restaurant features Nuevo Latino cuisine, that is best described as a continental menu with a Latin/Caribbean twist. Performances are from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. No cover charge, table and bar minimum. For information call 718.622.5130. Tenor saxophonist Alix Buyu Ambroise ( was born in Haiti and lived in Africa as a child. Raised in Brooklyn, Buyu's jazz repertoire draws from Haitian music folklore. Mr. Ambroise lead the musically adventurous group Freefall which included Latin jazz great Bobby Sanabria and Miles Davis band member Mino
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July 19, 2008
  • lecture/Fundraiser for Professor Griff of Public Enemy

  • Jul 19, 2008 all day
  • Location: Sankofa bookstore
  • Description: NROAR EDUTAINMENT PROMOTIONS presents: A lecture/fundraiser for Professor Griff of Public Enemy at Sankofa bookstore in Washington DC on Saturday July 19 2008 from 5pm-7pm 2714 Georgia Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001 PH: 202-234-4755 1-800-524-3895 FX: 202-234-5735 Professor Griff will be doing the lecture presentation. The topic is Destroying Hip Hop's Appetite for Self Destruction There will be a $ 10 minimum donation at the door For further info contact Rah (a good close friend/comrade of Griff's) 202/518-3099 or 202/247-1423 or email Please come out and support and pass it on (forward) to very one. Professor Griff's contact info is : 678/557-2919 his website is
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July 18, 2008

  • Jul 18, 2008 all day
  • Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Description: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY HARLEM BOOK FAIR PRESENTS THE 2008 WHEATLEY BOOK AWARDS New York, NY ( - On Friday July 18th, 2008 The Harlem Book Fair will usher in its 10th Anniversary by honoring key figures in African and African American Literature. The Schomburg Center for Black Research will host the annual Wheatley Book Awards Program and Dinner. This year's honorees are Haki Madhubuti (Third World Press); W. Paul Coates (Black Classic Press); Kassahun Checole (Africa World Press); Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (Just Us Books); and Tony Rose (Amber Communications Group). Created by HBF founder Max Rodriguez, the Wheatley Book Awards recognizes literary achievement that transcends culture, boundary, and perception. Past honorees include Maya Angelou, Chinua Achebe, Sonia Sanchez, Walter Mosley, Octavia Butler, Ishmael Reed, John A. Williams, Walter Dean Myers, and other notable authors. The awards foreshadow an expansion to honor more writers in various categories f
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July 17, 2008
  • Yoruba Culture To Take Place in Havana

  • Jul 17, 2008 to Jul 20, 2008
  • Location: Havana
  • Description: In a press conference on Tuesday, Antonio Castañeda, president of the Yoruba Association of Cuba —the event organizer— said some 45 presentations will be made during the encounter on topics “ranging from spirituality to the most profound roots of our culture,” as quoted by Granma newspaper. He said the gathering will be divided into three general areas which are science, culture and religion and will include concerts featuring folkloric and traditional groups and video clips screenings. Castañeda added that there are 23 Cuban Yoruba associations based outside the country and that the majority of Cubans practice the Yoruba cultural tradition. Culture/ycr/13:39 V Encuentro Internacional Yoruba en La Habana En defensa de una herencia
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  • Alpha Phi Alpha 102nd Anniversary Convention

  • Jul 17, 2008 to Jul 21, 2008
  • Location: Kansas City Convention Center and Kansas City Marriott Downtown
  • Description: Baltimore, MD ( - For more than 100 years, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has been committed to serving communities -- and it is during its largest yearly gathering where members from across the nation converge upon a city to make a difference. The nation's first and largest African-American intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity will host its 102nd Anniversary Convention from July 17 - 21, 2008 in Kansas City, MO, and will feature several major community service initiatives focusing on national and local issues. The convention, "Developing Leaders for Service and Advocacy," will also have workshops, business sessions and appearances by some of today's recognized individuals and elected officials, including Soledad O'Brien, Hill Harper, Dr. Randal Pinkett, and Honorary Convention Chair and Alpha Brother Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO). More than 5,000 participants are expected to attend the convention, hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center and Kansas City
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  • Jul 17, 2008 all day
  • Location: The National Black Theatre
  • Description: ORUNMILA (THE ADVENTURES OF THE FATHER OF IFA DIVINATION),A YORUBA DANCE DRAMA, COMES TO THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE.What do you get when you've had twenty-two years as a retired NYPD police officer and sixteen years as a initiated Yoruba priest, who happens to be a radio dramatist, composer, sound designer and playwright, with a story to tell?The National Black Theatre presents Orunmila (The Adventures ofthe Father of Ifa Divination) The Yoruba Dance Drama, from Thursday,July 11, 2008 through August 10th, 2008. The must see dance drama, aspectacular mixture of music, song, dance, lights, puppetry andcostumes, explores the finite but myriad possibilities of the humancondition, regarding the never ending question of fate versus one'swill as it is tested time and time again by Orunmila in hisarrogance, ego, self deception and his defiance of Olodumare's (God)wisdom.This must see production is written by the multiple awardwinning David D. Wright, directed and choreographed by the AUDELCOAW
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July 12, 2008
  • First Annual Africa and Diaspora Day

  • Jul 12, 2008 all day
  • Location: St. Augustine Catholic Church
  • Description: First Annual Africa and Diaspora Day An all day event, the day will begin with an outdoor festival featuring an array of food, cultural workshops and live entertainment; followed by a multi-cultural mass showcasing music from Africa and its Diaspora; and ending with a spectacular evening affair that includes dinner, music, a fabulous African-inspired fashion show; and a keynote address by Fr. Cyprian Davis, world-renown historian and authority on Black Catholics. Proceeds from the celebration (which is expected to attract 2000+ participants) will go to St. Augustine's School and several organizations that do critical work in Africa and the Diaspora. Interested sponsors, advertisers or vendors can contact: Julian B. Kiganda, Event Chair: 240.432.3733 or Ntal Alimasi, Ministry Chair: 202.256.1781. Email: URL:
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