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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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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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Bites/Tastings: Franklin Avenue

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

by Wendy Taylor Take a stroll down Franklin Avenue: judging by the number of eateries, new, established and soon to open, it may be on the way to becoming the latest Brooklyn restaurant row. Here’s a sampling of what’s on offer: Opel’s Caribbean Cuisine, 796A Franklin Avenue, 718-771-0635. Delivery and catering. A bright neon sign [...]

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Stage 4 cancer survivor living her life’s purpose

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

Stage 4 cancer survivor living her life’s purpose

by Allison Marie Palmer Editor’s Note: This article was published in 2007.  Allison Marie Palmer passed away in 2008. We posted this article as a tribute to her, her family and spirit, but most importantly, to inspire others to continue to fight on. On July 22, 2004, I received the most shocking news of my entire [...]

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Destinations: Where Brooklynites will be going this summer

December 27, 2009 by Administrator

Destinations: Where Brooklynites will be going this summer

by Earl S. Davis, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Atim Annette Oton As an African-born child with an American mother of Trinidad and Jamaican heritage, some would say I was born to travel. And after visiting over 40 countries across the world, I highly recommend this experience to anyone. The editorial I wrote earlier begins with [...]

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Jazz in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Brooklyn’s jazz scene shares a long history in the overall movement of jazz in New York City. It wasn’t only Harlem and Midtown’s 52 Street that championed jazz for the Big Apple — add Bedford-Stuyvesant to that list. Not only did Brooklyn produce jazz luminaries such as Max Roach and Lean [...]

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Breaking with Traditions: Brooklyn Wedding Designers

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

by Tamara Walker Certainly the most memorable 24 hours in a woman’s life is her wedding day. Each bride-to-be makes the event her own by adding a piece of herself to the festivities through something special added to the ceremony or even her dress. Breaking with tradition is gradually becoming a wedding tradition in itself. Weddings today are much more than just an expression of a [...]

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African Designers in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

African Designers in Brooklyn

by Bonnie Sandy Sterling and Atim Annette Oton Brooklyn is a borough of immigrants.  Their influence on Brooklyn’s aesthetic can be seen in the growing fashion industry. From presentations, fashion shows to the business models, some Brooklyn designers are doing what it takes to stay in the industry. But, one must leave these traditional expectations [...]

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE (global & central)

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE (global & central)

by Patricia Spears Jones The Brooklyn Museum of Art through September 20, 2009. Curated by Rachel Kent, Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Member of the British Empire is both an honor and a gesture.  The honor is coveted as it moves the member up towards more celebrated realms.  But it [...]

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Travel and Home: A Little Class Warfare

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Travel and solitude.  I think that is what the editor mentioned when she sent out the topics for the next Calabar.  Or was she asking about travel as opposed to solitude?  All I know is that lately I’ve been traveling around the east, middle and south of these United States—part book tour; part pleasure.  It’s been [...]

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