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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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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Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

by Peter Kondrat, May 2006 After Port-au-Prince, Brooklyn has more Haitians than any city in the world. Language, poverty and cultural misconceptions often conspire to keep this creative, vibrant and fascinating community on the outskirts of our awareness. Wyclef and Edwidge have become virtual household names, but other talented Americans of Haitian descent like Madafi [...]

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