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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 Coat,’ a Doctor Navigates Bruising Terrain – The New York Times

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

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 persistent frisking, shooting, incarcerations and killing of innocent people of color in communities including – and not limited to, our beloved Harlem.”
— HarlemCondoLife

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The Great Maya Angelou Has Passed On

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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 Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

One of Angelou’s most praised books was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
(read more) Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

*Fellow Harlemite and friend Norman, writes on his Facebook “There are people that you think will live forever and #mayaangelou is one of them.”

*Another Anne B. writes “I loved her books so much.  I remember first reading them in the 1970s.  She was a favorite of mine and she meant so much to me.”