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Martin Luther King Day – Alice Walker Adds Perspective

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I always love Martin Luther King’s day.

It gives me what feels like a special opportunity to get re-acquainted with or newly connected to new and valuable people, places and things.

The link below to an amazing interview with and story about Alice Walker is one of these truly special moments that I want to share with you today.

Alice Walker wrote The Colour Purple among a myriad of other great things.

Video: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film | Watch American Masters Online | PBS Video.

Please take a moment to sit back and enjoy.




?Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.”
? from the preface

I was born to grow,
alongside my garden of plants,
poems
like
this one

So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal.
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Harlem Lights – Harlem Lofts Lights Up Harlem Townhouses

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We are happy to see the retro blue holiday lights back again this season! Harlem’s exclusive real estate service firms, Harlem Lofts, Inc. (Harlem Lofts) and Harlem Property Re+Development, Inc. (HPRe+D) and Harlem Property Management Inc., graciously decorating more than 30 Harlem Townhouses again this holiday season. “The design is the 1960’s large-retro bulbs I remember from my childhood (but we are using earth friendly LED versions now) says President of all three firms, Robert “Robb” Pair. As you walk around Harlem at night you will see the blue holiday lights outlining homeowners entire Townhomes.

Harlem Lofts Inc. and Harlem Property Management Inc. funds the project while their sister company Harlem Property Re+Development took care of the labor as they strung 4,000 lights total during this holiday project. “It started out with a few client homes’ in 2008 when the economy was in the dumps and we had extra workers that I didn’t want to lay off due to the recession.” “It was a win win for the times and it felt good to spread holiday cheer and boost the spirit and the look of our neighborhood during the rough times” says Robb Pair. Mr. Pair alluded that now it’s just a way to say Thank You to Harlem and his neighbors as both have been instrumental in his life and businesses in Harlem. He will be continuing this annual event into the future in a show of appreciation and festivity for the community in which he not only works, but also lives and is raising his 4 Harlem born boys, Nikhil, Jet, axel and Zaven.

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Happy Thanksgiving Harlem

 

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife Your Gateway To Harlem.  Wishing you and your family and friends a meaningful and joyous day of celebration together.

Please keep in your prayers those who are less fortunate and those who are experiencing loss of loved ones or not able to be together with their families due to their military service to our country.

Happy Veteran’s Day

HarlemCondoLife wishes all of our brothers and sisters a happy and healthy Veteran’s day.  And a heartfelt THANK YOU for your sacrifices and efforts.   We appreciate you.

Happy Veteran's Day



The Tuskegee Airmen (DVD)

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, Andre Braugher
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

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