Akufo-Addo Declares 2019 As ‘Year Of Return For Diasporans’ From Harlem To Hollywood

President Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has officially proclaimed 2019 as the year all diasporan descendants of Africans who were captured and transported into the Americas as slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries return to Ghana. Continue Reading →

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African Americans’ Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

Memorial Day African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston South CarolinaThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

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From Harlem To Hollywood Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Is Everyday

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, black folks achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Continue Reading →

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks At The UN In Remembrance Of The Slave Trade

Harlem has a long history of dealing with the issue of slavery, from Columbia University grappling with it’s ties to slavery to the African Burial ground of slaves in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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25th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival 2017

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a total of 64 films from 31 countries including 31 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in three venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University, Cinema Village and MIST Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Seitu’s World: 48th Annual African American Day Parade In Harlem 2017

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the 48th annual African American Day Parade took over Adam Clayton Blvd., again this summer with folks in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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Equal Justice Initiative Launches “Lynching In America” With Google.org

Growing up, Shirah Dedman always hated family tree projects. While other students could trace their roots as far back as the Mayflower, her story always stopped at her great-grandfather. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fave Tichina Arnold And Other Stars In Star Jones Daytime Divas For VH1

VH1 today announced the cast starring Harlem fave Tichina Arnold and showrunners for the network’s latest scripted series “Daytime Divas,” formerly known as “Satan’s Sisters.” Continue Reading →

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TV One Announces New Programming Updates 2017-2018

For all you Harlemites who love TV One, they are showcasing its 4Q17-2018 programming line-up to the advertising community, TV One unveiled a very focused slate of originals during its annual Upfront presentation at Current located in Chelsea Piers yesterday. Continue Reading →

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Season Premiere Of “Super Soul Sunday” With Pastor John Gray And Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Pastor John Gray, the first African-American Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch Lakewood, on an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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TV One’s ‘The Manns’ With David & Tamela Mann Premiere’s This Week (Video)

TV One presents the premiere episode of Harlem Fave “The Manns,” a reality docu-series on the hilarious relationship between David and Tamela Mann and their family, on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Continue Reading →

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