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Phoenix Rising: Our Rebirth and Change

September 11, 2011 by Administrator

Phoenix Rising: Our Rebirth and Change

It has been three months since I decided to re-launch this magazine in this compact form. In June, our store on Washington Avenue closed until December 2011 for renovation due to a fire and we opened one in Dumbo this September. For me, the loss represents opportunity, and a rebirth. The return of this publication 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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The Re-Launch: Old Stories and Phoenix Rising

July 10, 2011 by Administrator

The Re-Launch: Old Stories and Phoenix Rising

by Atim Annette Oton   My father was a story-teller and my mother a people gatherer. This is my heritage and my calling. Last month, I decided to re-launch Calabar Magazine, to be released September 2011. It is necessary, again, to be the distinctive black Brooklyn’s voice. Calabar Magazine is a place for story-telling, a [...]

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2011 – A New Year, New Spirit and Events in the Brooklyn Area

January 2, 2011 by Administrator

2011 - A New Year, New Spirit and Events in the Brooklyn Area

2011 is the year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese Calendar. Here are some key events: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Birthday Bash! Saturday, January 15 – Monday, January, 17, 10am-5pm The Museum’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend will feature a variety of classic Museum programs created to educate, enrich, enlighten, and [...]

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Launch Editorial

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Launch Editorial

Dear Reader: Welcome to CALABAR, a new publication about home décor, fashion, culture and the arts in the hottest borough of the greatest city in the world. Why Brooklyn? Look around – Brooklyn is booming … not just with new construction everywhere, but with creative energy and entrepreneurial verve that we haven’t seen in ages. [...]

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Festival Season and Politics

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Festival Season and Politics

by Atim Annette Oton, June/July 2008: Vol. 2, No. 6 Editorial Summer 2008 is yet another festival season and for Calabar Magazine, we return to Commodore Barry Park to our staple ritual of the International African Arts Festival for the 37th year celebration. For the second year in a row, we are the publication partner [...]

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Shifting Space

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, March 2007 Sitting in Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris enroute from Lagos back to Brooklyn, I reflected on my almost three weeks in Lagos, perhaps the most cosmopolitan city of Africa, and realized that the city is regaining the stature and appeal that my American-born mother recalls when she arrived [...]

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