Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sunday Blogroll

Shakespeare is alive and well – 16 year old Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts  student Xavier Pacheco became the first New Yorker to win the Union National Shakespeare Competition (via NYDN) Hostels in Harlem? Lobbyists think it could happen … Continue reading

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Sunday Blogroll

Modern-Day Home Buying In Harlem (Via NYT) The Harlem Opera Theatre and On-Site Opera Presented Gershwin’s ‘Blue Monday’ At The Cotton Club (Via NYT) Restauranteur Danny Meyer Considers Opening Bistro In Harlem (Via NYDN) “The H In Harlem,” A New … Continue reading

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My Audiences Span The Generations

On May 28th, I gave a book talk to 25 dynamic women at the Gatesworth Retirement Community. Their ages ranged from 67 to 92. Many of them have been leaders in the areas of business, education, arts and community service. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Why “Sugar Hill” WonTwo Gold Benjamin Franklin Awards

When I got the email informing me “Sugar Hill” was a finalist for two Benjamin Franklin Awards, in Autobiography/Memoir and Multicultural, I figured I might have a shot at winning Multicultural, but not Autobiography because the market is saturated with … Continue reading

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Sunday Blogroll

Harlem-Bespoke checks out the progress of the Sugar HIll Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling on 155th and St. Nicholas, which should be open by 2014 – Read more about the museum’s conception and development on ArtPlaceAmerica’s blog and the NYDN Longtime vaudeville … Continue reading

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Write what you know?

If there’s ever a phrase or tip that is tossed around more when it comes to a new writer getting started on a manuscript, it’s this one: “Write What You Know.” It’s simple and yet, can open up a number … Continue reading

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Sunday Blogroll

The summertime dance party series known as Sundae Sermon kicks off TODAY at St. Nicholas Park – and the weather is supposed to be GREAT. From NY Mag: Russell Simmons expands his entrepreneurial empire to – grocery stores in Central … Continue reading

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