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Review: In ‘Black Man in a White Coat,’ a Doctor Navigates Bruising Terrain – The New York Times

Damon Tweedy’s memoir is at once a painful self-examination and a look at the health implications of being black in a country where blacks are more likely to suffer from certain ailments. Source: Review: In ‘Black Man in a White … Continue reading

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BOOK: Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography

See larger image Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography “This work speaks to the power images have in framing how we see and react to others.  Critically important in the current era of images,  and given the … Continue reading

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QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

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The Great Maya Angelou Has Passed On

Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann. The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist.  In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the … Continue reading

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BOOK: All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

The latest addition to the HarlemCondoLife store was recently featured in the New York Times. “All God’s Dangers” is an all but forgotten but critically important sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975. It is an oral … Continue reading

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Book: Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 20th Century

I recently had an opportunity to listen to and then meet Monique W. Morris and Khalil Gibran Muhammad discussing Monique’s new book: Black Stats. This book is a vast compendium of revealing facts about blacks in the 20th Century.  It … Continue reading

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A Talk with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles featuring Marcus Samuelsson – TONIGHT

The Maysles Documentary Center in association with Zero Point Zero Production and The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to present a conversation about film and food with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis … Continue reading

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RELEASED: “Food Is What I Do” by The Cecil Harlem’s chef de cuisine Chef JJ

Joseph “JJ” Johnson, chef de cuisine of Harlem’s new hot spot The Cecil, along with Christopher Stewart, chef and food blogger release their highly anticipated cookbook, “Food is What I Do”. “Food is What I Do” highlights recipes and dishes … Continue reading

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Harlem’s Henry Louis Gates’ new project The African Americans

Herve’ Jean-Baptiste I recently had a chance to meet with and hear Henry Louis Gates discuss his latest work, which I have been watching on TV.   The series is the most captivating I have ever seen on the subject.  There is an … Continue reading

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QUOTE: Of the Week – Russell Simmons

“You know, I love all kinds of activism.  I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them.  But at the same time I believe that people … Continue reading

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