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"True See" will screen at the Harlem International Film Festival
Directors: Jamal Joseph, Mike De Caro Country: US, Running Time: 15 min The inspiring story of True-See Allah, born as Troy Christopher Watson. In the 80s, during the crack epidemic, Troy was a member of the dangerous Castlegate Road gang in the notorious neighborhood of Roxbury, Boston. He liked the flashy street life, but soon he understood that crime doesn’t pay. Troy ended up incarcerated at nineteen years old. ...
All-Female OTHELLO
Harlem Shakespeare Festival in partnership with The National Arts Club present William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: The Moor of Venice, in an exciting 90-minute all-female stage-adaptation by Lisa Wolpe; with sound design by David D. Wright. OTHELLO stars international actress/producer, Debra Ann Byrd, who recently received the Broadway World Best Lead Actress Award for her portrayal in the title role. This live classic Zoom production is led by celebrated director...
You've Got That Flavor: You are Salt and Light!
Job 6:6 KJVS Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? God wants our lives to have flavor! He is not asking us to have a boring and dull life in Him. He is looking for us to have an inviting flavor of life that others desire to sample. We are His ambassadors. We are His...
HARLEM WEEK 2020
WELCOME TO HARLEM WEEK 2020 What originally started as a one-day tribute to one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in the world has now become a month-long celebration enjoying its 46th year. Recognizing this year, 2020 is unlike any we have ever seen HARLEM WEEK this year will take place from August 16 - 23 and it will take place virtually. ...
It is All About the Heart part 2: Good vs. Evil
Can you define what good is? Can you define what evil is? Man has tried to define what is good based on what God's principles are. However, man has a difficult time identifying good and evil with consistency because he is unaware or ignorant of men's motives (even his own personal motives) that taint the truth. Motives that become selfish. Motives that serve the appetite of greed and lust. While trying to make the...
It is All About the Heart!
One of the most reassuring scriptures about the mission of Jesus Christ is found in Luke where He reads from the prophet Isaiah about himself. Luke 4:18-19 KJVS "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the...
Ask God Not Men
Ask God Not Men Featured
You don't have to keep asking men for what is rightfully yours. Instead, ask God for permission to pursue what is rightfully yours. If God gives you the okay, then be determined to secure what you know God has given you the rights to. There are times when God will require you to act courageously in your pursuit. He will be with you but you will still need to actually fight (whatever that act...
The Chains Are Broken
Some days you wake up and look at your life. In reflecting, you recall all the mistakes you've made and you just hate yourself. How could I have not seen that coming? How could I have been so easily fooled? Why did I allow this person to do such bad things to me over and over again? Where was my brain? Why did I waste so much time? Yet, it should be refreshing to...
Who Ya With
Who Ya With Featured
This is a season where you will need to choose sides. This is not a season in time where you will be able to straddle the fence. The pressure is on everything that mankind puts its trust in as it relates to this natural world. The fibers of this world's systems are under attack by natural forces that all lead to a core spiritual problem. God is making a clear distinction between Himself and...
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's Words on Confidence in One Another
In her Last Will and Testament, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune states the following, "I LEAVE YOU THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN ONE ANOTHER. As long as Negroes are hemmed into racial blocks by prejudice and pressure, it will be necessary for them to band together for economic betterment. Negro banks, insurance companies and other businesses are examples of successful, racial economic enterprises. These institutions were made possible by vision and mutual aid. Confidence...
This Deficiency Could Increase Your COVID-19 Risk by 12x
REPUBLISHED: Mercola.com - Take Control of Your Health - STORY AT-A-GLANCE Vitamin D optimization is likely the easiest, least expensive and most beneficial strategy that anyone can do to minimize their risk of COVID-19 and other infections in coming months More than 1 billion individuals worldwide, across all age groups, are deficient in vitamin D, which has now been identified...
You and What Army?
If you are a believer and a person of faith, you are never fighting alone. God confirms this throughout the scriptures. If we can come to a place of understanding that God is to be placed on the throne of our lives, that allows Him to give us direction. As we follow His guidance, He walks the road of life with us. He wants to mature us and make us battle ready as we walk through...
Who Are You....Really? What Are You Becoming?
I listen to a lot of different music but mostly what folks would say falls into the Gospel and Hip Hop space. Being a former record label executive myself, I have a profound respect for people who can entertain and educate through art. In the Gospel space, I tell you no one in this era musically makes me think about my spiritual walk more than Jonathan McReynolds. Pressure, Make Room, Cycles, Not Lucky, I'm...
Power of Protests | Curfew Ended Early and Changes Implemented
Dru Story News - June 8, 2020 - In New York City, due to overwhelming pressure and protests deliberately lasting well past the 8 pm curfew, the Mayor listened, ended the curfew after Saturday night and many changes were made. This is an example of the power of the people forcing positive changes that sitting politicians may never make unless it is demanded. For the time being, this is a win for NYC protestors that...
harlem is...Honors Heroes of the Pandemic & Racial Justice
Even more than in mid-March, start of the Harlem is . . . Healing campaign, the twin diseases confronting Harlem and the country – racial unrest following the senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and and the pandemic – continue to prompt those who seek healing in the community to take action. Telling the stories of these healing heroes is the mission of this digital campaign by Community Works/New...
THE FANNIE LOU HAMER STORY
PRESS RELEASE - THE FANNIE LOU HAMER STORY, The Voice of The Empowered (VOTE) - Award- Winning One-Woman Play, Announces: FACEBOOK LIVE and INSTAGRAM PERFORMANCE - June 19, 2020 8PM New Heritage Theatre Group, Harlems’ own and New York’s oldest black not for profit black theatre, celebrating its 56th anniversary. invites you to the premiere live performance of THE FANNIE LOU...
A LETTER TO AMERICA - Robert B. Neller General USMC Retired
“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; so on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” -Henry Longfellow As a white American, a baby boomer child of the 60’s and a veteran of 44 years of service as a US...
THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 AND SYSTEMATIC INEQUALITY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Dear Friends & Supporters Please join us The Arts and Culture Committee of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Arts Alliance, and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance have joined with the office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the 42 members of the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) ...
How Much Loss Must We Experience Before We Change
1 Samuel 15:22 (Amplified) Samuel said, "Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." You can give sacrificially of your gifts, time, talent and money to the advancement of God's Kingdom. Yet, God will always desire your personal...
Chaka new music video Ndimambo / He is King shot in Zimbabwe and NYC
Produced in the middle of the worldwide lockdown because of the covid 19 pandemic, the song titled Ndimambo / He is King, is a danceable tune that was written by Chaka Ngewenya and performed by him featuring the talented and world renowned Mellisa Makwasha of the world traveled group Zimpraise. Mellisa's video clips were shot in Zimbabwe while Chaka's were shot in New York 's historic Central park. "I...
The Stewards, The Owner & The Blessings
Stewardship is something most folks understand. Yet, God gave me some thoughts for the purpose of clarity today. I believe it was for me to write it down for myself and share it as a reminder of the perspective and posture we should have with money and possessions. He wants us to practice God-centered stewardship more effectively (that includes me). I was reading a scripture I've...
BOBBY BOOSHAY DEBUTS ON BET JAMS
Big shout out to Bobby Booshay and Clean Money Music! The newly released single “R.I.P. Again” video debuts today on BET and will run for several weeks. The video highlights the fallen soldiers of hip hop such as Fred Da Godson, Ghetto Boys Bushwick Bill, Pop Smoke, Juice Wrld, Nipsey Hustle, XXXTentacion and many others. Clean Money Music’s lead artist and entrepreneur Bobby Booshay has recently been featured in The Source Magazine. He also captured the...
The Black Patients' Guide to COVID-19
Harlem Business Alliance Shares... The Black Patients' Guide to COVID-19" By Dr. Ruth Arumala, in partnership with Color Of Change On constant loops on every news outlet and social media feed is the looming risk of contracting the novel "Coronavirus" and the developing life-threatening COVID-19 disease. With no available vaccination and only experimental disease-fighting drugs available, the highly contagious virus has produced an unprecedented worldwide pandemic....
Having A Willing Heart Is More Important Than Availability
All of our words and actions start as thoughts. Thoughts originate in our hearts. If we want to have hearts that release the right thoughts into our minds and spirits, we need to care for and do regular checkups on our hearts. The heart is what makes us strive after righteousness and justice no matter the pain or cost. When we do something out of convenience, it often has no cost. Doing the right...
Harlem is..HEALING is expanding honorees and adding digital programs
Response has been extremely strong to a new digital campaign by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group to celebrate local Harlem heroes in a time of coronavirus, prompting an expanding number of honorees and the addition of digital public programming later this year. Through posts on Facebook, Instagram and other electronic channels, the campaign is building on the spirit of the 20-year effort to spotlight local heroes, famous or not, who are making a...
Do You See What I See
When you look in the mirror you see the most valuable thing that God has ever created; that is how God sees you. God's love for us is so deep and so rich that I am not sure we can comprehend it to its full measure. So many days we go out into the world feeling unloved, unappreciated and unfulfilled. Many days that is all we seem...
Together we are #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW
Since 1997, IMPACT Repertory Theatre has created a safe space for young people to grow and create as dancers, singers, actors, writers, poets, scholars, and leaders. Like many organizations, due to Covid-19, we've had to find ways to continue serving our community during New York Pause. Our Safe Space Workshops in music, dance, drama, writing, yoga, and leadership are continuing virtually Together we...
Slow Down to Speed Up
Several years ago, a business mentor of mine named Bill Hendrich (who is an Executive Vice President for Cox Media Group) made a thought provoking statement to me that stuck. He said, "Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up." It resonated because it was a simple truth. Later, God invoked the revelation to me that this same principle is revealed in Hebrews 12:1 which states, "let us run with patience the race that is...
HARLEM COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND - GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN
Dear Friends & Supporters, Hope you are all well and safely resting at home. As you know, communities of color are being hit the hardest by the pandemic. "We are outraged at the severe undercounting of COVID-19 deaths by New York City and New York State. The lack of transparency of information being provided to families is appalling and New York families deserve...
Media Protects Bill Gates but Social Media Rips Him Apart
Unfortunately for Bill Gates, people from all over the world are not buying his philanthropist identity that he’s been trying to sell for a long time. This is most likely because he never truly was a philanthropist. Gates has been in bed with Big Pharma and the vaccine industry for years with a personal agenda of vaccinating the world. Not because it’s necessary, but because it’s what he wants. Consequently,...
Align with the Mogul
Align your life with the mover and shaker of the entire universe, there is no mogul in this world that can teach you the principles of successful living better than God can. I want to encourage all business owners and executives to start praying and speaking life over their businesses. You can line up with your circumstances and give up or you can line up with God...
Time to Get High
God is calling us to higher! A higher level of love. A higher level of obedience. A higher level of righteousness. A higher level of wisdom. A higher level of sacrifice for the greater good. A higher level of empowering and equipping others to win. God is calling us to higher! There is greatness within each of us. We need to learn to hear the voice of God inside of us that we can...
Race and the Coronavirus
When the news of the Coronavirus landed on the American shores it first was given little attention. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in January 2020 stated, “the coronavirus is not a major threat.” A few weeks later when the first American died from the virus in the state of Washington; several African American Facebook intellectuals and want-to-be revolutionaries argued that Covid-19 was not a threat to the Black community;...
The Coronavirus: Rebuilding the American Family
By Dr. Issa Muhammad (Vibert White) The coronavirus has gripped the United States as no other force has done in her history. This unique flu-like disease has disrobed our economic, political, social and health system as a boisterous emperor with limited ideas and little bite. Within three weeks of the first person being infected in the state of Washington, the stock market plummeted to record lows, while over 3.5 million people applied for unemployment claims due to the closing...
Resurrect Your Life!
The loudness of a negative circumstance is about the space it wants to occupy in your mind. Bad circumstances try to bully your faith and the Word of God deposited in you. Bad circumstances want all your focus on their problem and not God's power. Don't fall for that trick! God is in the business of making you into one of His success stories. Anytime you act...
What’s the Best Material for a Mask?
REPRINT FROM THE NYTIMES: April 9, 2020 Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are all candidates. Federal health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with fabric during the coronavirus pandemic. But what material offers the most protection? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a...
harlem is . . . HEALING
Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic And the Spirit of Community In response to coronavirus, Community Works in association with New Heritage Theatre Group has launched a digital celebration called Harlem is . . . HEALING: Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic in the spirit of its 20-year effort...
NO NEED TO PANIC - THERE ARE WAYS TO SAFEGUARD YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILIES
From Dr. Joseph Mercola Vitamins C and D are finally being adopted in the conventional treatment of novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. This fortunate turn of events is likely to save thousands of lives, while keeping health care costs down Seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C three to four times...
ADVOCACY ALERT - PLEASE OPEN AND RESPOND NOW
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please read and take action. Our cultural community needs the assistance and attention of us all. Sincerely Voza Rivers / Jamal Joseph ACTION BY CONGRESS ON COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND! Please contact your Members of Congress immediately Congress is working quickly to decide the contents of a massive COVID-19 relief...
BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION
Tour the makeshift Underground Railroad — then celebrate with us from 6:30 - 8:30pm with entertainment and refreshments. Wednesday, February 26th • Tour only Thursday, February 27th This tour of The Underground Railroad walk through is a makeshift Underground Railroad, which also entails Black history photos of heroes and celebrities and an Inventor Room. Walk through goes from 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Wednesday February 26, 2020 and Thursday February...
Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group & Rudi Mbele presents WOZA SOUTH AFRICA
HARLEM: FEBRUARY 20, 2020 MOTHERLAND Messengers will make their Harlem debut as part of their 2020USA tour on Friday, March 6, at 7 PM at the historic Williams CME Church. Motherland Messengers are an ensemble of South African Gospel recording artists and musician. Collectively they have wom numerous individul awards and have performed all...
AWARD WINNING HARLEM-BASED CLASSICAL ACTRESS DEBRA ANN BYRD   RETURNS TO PHOENIX WITH A NEW ONE-WOMAN SHOW
February 2020 – Classical actress and producer Debra Ann Byrd undertook a remarkable journey to take on the role of Shakespeare’s noble general Othello — which she recently performed for Southwest Shakespeare Company at Taliesin West, winning her the 2019 Broadway World Arizona Lead Actress Award. This past fall the actress recorded her experiences on becoming ‘The Moor of Venice’ as writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust...
HEART VALVE DISEASE AWARENESS DAY
Please join us on February 22nd, at 11 am for an important Black History Month health event in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building’s Art Gallery. The event is titled, “Listen To Your Heart,” discussing Heart Valve Disease Awareness during American Heart Month. This event encourages all to identify risk factors for heart disease, get checked regularly, and know how to recognize symptoms. Free health screenings will...
VOZA RIVERS/ New Heritage presents IT IS AFRICAN Music Concert
HARLEM - PRESS RELEASE - FEBRUARY 17, 2020 Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group and Williams Institutional CME Church presents IT IS AFRICAN featuring the music of the AfroHORN Band & International Oyu Oro Afro- Cuban Dance Company Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group and Williams Institutional CME Church will present IT IS AFRICAN, a spiritual...
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