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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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African Fashion Week, NY – July 15-17

July 13, 2010 by Administrator

African Fashion Week, NY - July 15-17

About Africa Fashion Week (New York) Adireé Fashion Agency (Executive Producer of AFWNY), partners and sponsors will host Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY) in New York, NY. AFWNY is a luxury multi-day event that will include Runway shows, exhibition, and industry networking events with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the African Fashion/Entertainment [...]

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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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See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

June 24, 2010 by Administrator

See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

The Haiti SoftHouse will be at the International African Arts Festival from July 2 – 5 at Commodore Barry Park. This will give Brooklynites an opportunity to see the Haiti SoftHouse designed by local architects as a transitional housing solution to the challenge Haitians are facing with increasing hurricane threats. The Haiti SoftHouse group, led by [...]

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The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival

June 9, 2010 by Administrator

The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival

by Atim Annette Oton The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival starts Friday, July 2nd through Monday, July 5th, from 10 :00 am until 9:00 pm, at the spacious Commodore Barry Park, at Park Avenue and Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Festival goers will gather each day to enjoy live music, dance, spoken word performances, African [...]

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Testing the boundaries of Black Art, ArtCurian begins a movement

February 15, 2010 by Administrator

Testing the boundaries of Black Art, ArtCurian begins a movement

by Atim Annette Oton, February 15, 2009 Every so often the work of contemporary black artists is selected and curated in a series of exhibitions that gives one just a slice or taste of the range of the work that is being created; but their work as a collective is rarely seen in one setting with [...]

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Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

by Bonnie Sandy Sterling, May 2006 In an industry where a shooting star could take years to rise, Brooklyn’s independent designers stand out for the uniqueness of their designs. Many foreign design students who come to attend New York’s design schools opt to settle closer to relatives, which often means living in Brooklyn. For designers who [...]

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How I Supported the Obama Phenomenon

January 3, 2010 by Administrator

by Janice D. Williams-Myers What strikes me about the “Obama Phenomenon – this Movement,” is what I remarked to a young skinny white kid back in Iowa during the Kerry presidential campaign in 2004 when we both worked to get him elected.  Back then as now with the Obama campaign, my work was through my [...]

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From the future to the Future

January 3, 2010 by Administrator

by Crystal Dundas I have once heard someone say “ovaries over gender”, at first I didn’t know what to make of it, but now that the primaries and the dirty political tricks is half done I could say that not everyone felt the same way. Not everyone fell for the already broken promises of the [...]

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