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African Design and Asian Style: African Zen Modernism in Brooklyn home interiors

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

African Design and Asian Style: African Zen Modernism in Brooklyn home interiors

by Atim Annette Oton, May 2006 A quiet revolution is shaking the design world, and its base camp is in Brooklyn. The borough’s renowned melting-pot neighborhoods are producing a mix of styles and flavors that merges Asian and African design. Just enter several homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Prospect Heights or Crown Heights, and you’ll see the [...]

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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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Kindred Cool at MoCADA

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Kindred Cool at MoCADA

This exhibition was in 2008 In Summer 2008, the Museum of Contemporary African Disaporan Arts (MoCADA) welcomes Kindred Cool: Portraits inspired by the jazz friendship of Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. The exhibition is produced byBrooklyn-based photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (Calabar Magazine’s cultural writer) in conjunction with Up South, Inc., Kindred Cool highlights [...]

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Reflections in the midst of a recession

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Reflections in the midst of a recession

by Atim Annette Oton, June/July 2008 After my last article on Food 4 Thought, a Brooklyn restaurant, I was thrilled to see their re-emergence in the same space with a slew of partners that included Brother Solomon, the guy who created Solomon’s Porch and the Sankofa Collective, a locally based Bed-Stuy organization. My wish for [...]

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Sabar Dance in Fort Greene

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Sabar Dance in Fort Greene

by Imani Kaba, June/July 2008: Vol. 2, No. 6 Dance is the physical manifestation of music” says Imani Kaba who teaches West African dance at Charles Moore Dance Theatre in downtown Brooklyn. As we know from our African ancestors music and dance has always been extremely important in African culture. Most all important functions, ceremonies, [...]

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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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Social Media: The 2010 Business Rules

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

An experience with Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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African Shamanism and Healing in Brooklyn

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

African Shamanism and Healing in Brooklyn

by Julie R. Spooner, Ph.D. Two years ago, I set out to establish an African-centered healing center in Brooklyn. As a holistically-oriented psychologist, I longed to set up a group practice with other holistic healers along with a yoga center. As I began my outreach efforts to recruit healers, I found myself inundated with folks [...]

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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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