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Tackling Poverty Brooklyn

September 27, 2012 by Administrator

Tackling Poverty Brooklyn

Tackling Poverty Brooklyn #TacklingPoverty How Schools Can Succeed In Educating Poor and Homeless Children Date: Wednesday October 3rd Time: 6 PM-8:30 PM Location: Galapagos Art Space Description: As the new school year gets underway, we’ll highlight the connection between education and poverty. This series installment will explore the role of the community in education, enrichment, [...]

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The Lost and Found Generation

September 11, 2011 by Administrator

The Lost and Found Generation

by Ezinne Adibe In this so-called post-racial society and the era of the first “African-American” president Barack Obama, son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother, identity will continue to crop up even more, whether in coffee shop conversation, academia, online, and so forth. Additionally, race, ethnicity, and culture are not going to [...]

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The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.

August 1, 2011 by Administrator

The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.

by Atim Annette Oton Every other day, I have the same discussion with someone: an African, a Caribbean or an African-American person. It goes like this: When will we get it together? They complain about how little progress is made and how we as black people are not ready and why? I listen, nod and [...]

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Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

July 19, 2010 by Administrator

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series OPENS JULY 22, 2010, closes Aug 22, 2010 Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series features a collection of photographs taken just after the earthquake in Haiti by Haitian-American photographer Regine Romain and founder, Brooklyn Photo Salon. Reception: Thursday, July 22 at 6pm RSVP at info@calabar-imports.com About Regine Romain Régine Romain is [...]

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Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

July 8, 2010 by Administrator

Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

by Atim Annette Oton After spending four days at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn as the business Calabar Imports, I observed an interesting phenomena and came to the conclusion that some black retail businesses and other  businesses these days are stuck in a rot. And rot is not polite word these days. The economy [...]

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Small Business Dramas: Surviving the Depression

February 6, 2010 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, Feb 6, 2010 Even as the media continues to proclaim that things are getting better and the statistics are showing some improvements, the truth is for small businesses in local communities, it’s not getting better. Just talk to any small business today and you will hear the “pain” as well as [...]

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MLK: Generations Speak

January 12, 2010 by Administrator

MLK: Generations Speak

Description: Two generations have come of age since the 1968 assassination of civil rights visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway, for a lively multi-generational discussion about the impact of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Moderators: Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show Celeste Headlee, [...]

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Opening up shop… the basic steps to do

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, May 2006 For those thinking of opening a store…check out how we create our brand, Calabar-Imports-Prototype So, you finally have come up with a great idea for a business? Congratulations and welcome to the “biz mind” field called business ownership. My first step is to ask you this questionFirst, ask yourself this [...]

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Cosmopolitan Brooklyn – Bed Stuy.

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Cosmopolitan Brooklyn - Bed Stuy.

by Patricia Spears Jones At the performance in February at Le Dakar, Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam’s Clinton Hill eatery, Kim Lyons, a poet opined, unlike in Manhattan, directions in Brooklyn are vague, things are not “between,” but near or far. There’s no real single grid in Brooklyn, but rather many grids, so being “off the [...]

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