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Fast Delivery! 2012-03-26T16:49:58Z 2012-03-26T16:49:58Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=771:baltimores-hopkins-center-launches-int-conference-on-black-health&catid=96:events&Itemid=71 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <p><img height="251" width="250" src="images/stories/AICHAD_conf.png" alt="AICHAD_conf" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />The United States'&nbsp;top-ranked public health school launches international conference on black health in the Western Hemisphere.&nbsp;As a part of &nbsp;“On the Road to Baltimore Campaign,” the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has now opened registration for the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora – ICHAD 2012. The conference will be held July 4-8, 2012 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.&nbsp;The theme of ICHAD 2012 is "The Great Scattering: Connecting the Dots between Slavery and Contemporary Health in the African Diaspora."&nbsp;</p> <p>Today there are approximately 160 million black descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade living throughout the Western Hemisphere. ICHAD 2012 is an international conference that will explore how this population is doing today. From Canada to Argentina, blacks throughout the region share a common history of slavery, marginalization, and resilience. However, this group has also evolved through divergent social and cultural experiences, with research showing striking commonalities and differences in the health and well-being of slave descendants.&nbsp;<br /><br />There is also a stark health divide between slave descendants and other groups. For example, compared to the infant mortality experience of general populations in the Western Hemisphere, black infants throughout the region are at least twice as likely to die before their first birthday.&nbsp;<br /><br />In the summer of 2012, researchers, policy makers, health advocates and other change agents from across the hemisphere will gather in Baltimore to explore the health status of black descendants of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and to identify multilevel actions, including international partnerships, for improving the health of this population.&nbsp;<br /><br />Presenters at the conference hail from over ten academic disciplines, including public health, sociology, medicine, economics, history, anthropology, nursing, and psychology. Presentations will focus on more than a dozen countries in the region, including Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Canada, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.&nbsp;<br /><br />ICHAD 2012 is organized by the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The conference is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. To register or obtain more information, visit&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ichad.com/">www.ICHAD.com</a>&nbsp;or contact Cereta Spencer at 443.300.6094. The website is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.<br /><br /><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ichad.com/">www.ICHAD.com</a></p> <p><img height="251" width="250" src="images/stories/AICHAD_conf.png" alt="AICHAD_conf" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />The United States'&nbsp;top-ranked public health school launches international conference on black health in the Western Hemisphere.&nbsp;As a part of &nbsp;“On the Road to Baltimore Campaign,” the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has now opened registration for the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora – ICHAD 2012. The conference will be held July 4-8, 2012 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.&nbsp;The theme of ICHAD 2012 is "The Great Scattering: Connecting the Dots between Slavery and Contemporary Health in the African Diaspora."&nbsp;</p> <p>Today there are approximately 160 million black descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade living throughout the Western Hemisphere. ICHAD 2012 is an international conference that will explore how this population is doing today. From Canada to Argentina, blacks throughout the region share a common history of slavery, marginalization, and resilience. However, this group has also evolved through divergent social and cultural experiences, with research showing striking commonalities and differences in the health and well-being of slave descendants.&nbsp;<br /><br />There is also a stark health divide between slave descendants and other groups. For example, compared to the infant mortality experience of general populations in the Western Hemisphere, black infants throughout the region are at least twice as likely to die before their first birthday.&nbsp;<br /><br />In the summer of 2012, researchers, policy makers, health advocates and other change agents from across the hemisphere will gather in Baltimore to explore the health status of black descendants of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and to identify multilevel actions, including international partnerships, for improving the health of this population.&nbsp;<br /><br />Presenters at the conference hail from over ten academic disciplines, including public health, sociology, medicine, economics, history, anthropology, nursing, and psychology. Presentations will focus on more than a dozen countries in the region, including Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Canada, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.&nbsp;<br /><br />ICHAD 2012 is organized by the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The conference is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. To register or obtain more information, visit&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ichad.com/">www.ICHAD.com</a>&nbsp;or contact Cereta Spencer at 443.300.6094. The website is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.<br /><br /><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ichad.com/">www.ICHAD.com</a></p> Cheap propecia » Cheap viagra canadian pharmacy | Save Now. 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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden's birthday, select Macy's stores nationwide will highlight some of the artist's most improtant works via special exhibitions and events<img height="374" width="280" src="images/stories/lamp.jpg" alt="lamp" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" /></p> <p>Preview a satellite exhibit of Romare Bearden’s artwork.&nbsp; View watercolors, prints, oil on paper and dramatic black and white Photostats that date from 1964 to 1984 when Romare Bearden was at the peak of his artistic power.&nbsp; In addition to works on loan from the Foundation are new works by artists inspired and influenced by Bearden’s life and legacy. &nbsp;</p> <p>During the reception a new generation of jazz musicians will perform Bearden’s music which has been previously recorded by Branford Marsalis, Tito Puente and Billy Eckstine. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Additional in-store celebrations will include children’s collage-making events, special readings of Bearden’s children’s book, “Li’l Dan, The Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story,” as well as cooking demonstrations from local chefs featuring Bearden’s favorite recipes and Caribbean dishes from the out-of-print cookbook, “Ma Chance’s French Caribbean Creole Cooking,” which he illustrated.&nbsp;</p> <p>For a complete listing of events in different cities, please visit <a href="javascript:mctmp(0);"><span style="color: #000000;">http://bit.ly/xjNlqN</span></a>. For additional&nbsp;information regarding Romare Bearden please visit: www.beardenfoundation.org&nbsp;</p> <p>Macy's Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events Honoring the Legacy of Famed Artist Romare Bearden. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden's birthday, select Macy's stores nationwide will highlight some of the artist's most improtant works via special exhibitions and events<img height="374" width="280" src="images/stories/lamp.jpg" alt="lamp" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" /></p> <p>Preview a satellite exhibit of Romare Bearden’s artwork.&nbsp; View watercolors, prints, oil on paper and dramatic black and white Photostats that date from 1964 to 1984 when Romare Bearden was at the peak of his artistic power.&nbsp; In addition to works on loan from the Foundation are new works by artists inspired and influenced by Bearden’s life and legacy. &nbsp;</p> <p>During the reception a new generation of jazz musicians will perform Bearden’s music which has been previously recorded by Branford Marsalis, Tito Puente and Billy Eckstine. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Additional in-store celebrations will include children’s collage-making events, special readings of Bearden’s children’s book, “Li’l Dan, The Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story,” as well as cooking demonstrations from local chefs featuring Bearden’s favorite recipes and Caribbean dishes from the out-of-print cookbook, “Ma Chance’s French Caribbean Creole Cooking,” which he illustrated.&nbsp;</p> <p>For a complete listing of events in different cities, please visit <a href="javascript:mctmp(0);"><span style="color: #000000;">http://bit.ly/xjNlqN</span></a>. 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While he did not invent this timeless music form, he became Reggae's seminal figure around the world. Kick back, mon, and relax to the sounds of Reggae in celebration of Marley's birthday.</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 4.5pt 0pt 0in;"> </p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the twentieth century’s most iconic cultural figures, Bob Marley was responsible for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. His concerts set attendance records that still stand today, and his 1977 Exodus album was hailed by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century. His unique blend of politically conscious lyrics and unforgettable melodies won him legions of fans far beyond the Caribbean . But Marley was no mere pop star: his strong attachment to Rasta beliefs and his fierce hostility to the injustice of “ Babylon ” made him an important spokesperson for the dispossessed all over the globe.&nbsp;</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Performers paying their respect to the king of Reggae music at this ALL AGES show will be from the Island of Dominica, DeHurricane Calypso and Soca band featuring Cleve "Hurricane" Jean Jacques and from Ghana, West Africa the Hydro Afro Reggae band with special guest Andrea from Chicago. Caribbean food and craft vendors will be on site selling their goods. So put on your dancing shoes and come ready to party.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Even though Bob Marley has been gone for 30 years, his music and message is bigger than ever. Time Magazine in their “Best of the Century Editions” recognized Bob’s as one of the Top 25 Entertainers who had the biggest influence on music in the 20th century.&nbsp; Bob was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 2001 Grammy Awards honored Bob with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. “Legend” Bob’s greatest hits album remains in Billboard magazine’s top ten “Pop Catalog Albums” chart some twenty years after his death.&nbsp; Jackson Browne performed Bob’s “Redemption Song” at the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in which he is a member. The BBC honored his “One Love” as the song of the millennial.&nbsp; Bob Marley’s music and more important his message of peace, love and unity will be as applicable 100 years from now as they were 30 years ago.</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;The Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2012 is brought to you in part by the Marley Beverage Company<strong> </strong>and Red Stripe Beer.<strong> </strong>For more information visit,<strong> </strong><a _yuid="yui_3_1_1_3_1323193332861599" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.caribbeanconnection2002.com/"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.caribbeanconnection2002.com</span></strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_3_1323193332861589" align="center" class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><img height="225" width="300" src="images/stories/800px-bob_marley.jpg" alt="800px-bob_marley" style="margin: 4px; float: left;" /><br style="clear: right;" />&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 4.5pt 0pt 0in;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ambassador David’s Productions LLL &nbsp;is proud to announce the 12th annual "Bob Marley Birthday Bash Tour” at the State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI to Saturday, January 21, 2012.&nbsp; This will be an evening of music and dance paying tribute to the king of Reggae music, on his 66th Birthday. &nbsp;Bob Marley, born February 6, 1945, is internationally recognized as the Godfather of Reggae music. While he did not invent this timeless music form, he became Reggae's seminal figure around the world. Kick back, mon, and relax to the sounds of Reggae in celebration of Marley's birthday.</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 4.5pt 0pt 0in;"> </p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the twentieth century’s most iconic cultural figures, Bob Marley was responsible for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. His concerts set attendance records that still stand today, and his 1977 Exodus album was hailed by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century. His unique blend of politically conscious lyrics and unforgettable melodies won him legions of fans far beyond the Caribbean . But Marley was no mere pop star: his strong attachment to Rasta beliefs and his fierce hostility to the injustice of “ Babylon ” made him an important spokesperson for the dispossessed all over the globe.&nbsp;</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Performers paying their respect to the king of Reggae music at this ALL AGES show will be from the Island of Dominica, DeHurricane Calypso and Soca band featuring Cleve "Hurricane" Jean Jacques and from Ghana, West Africa the Hydro Afro Reggae band with special guest Andrea from Chicago. Caribbean food and craft vendors will be on site selling their goods. So put on your dancing shoes and come ready to party.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Even though Bob Marley has been gone for 30 years, his music and message is bigger than ever. Time Magazine in their “Best of the Century Editions” recognized Bob’s as one of the Top 25 Entertainers who had the biggest influence on music in the 20th century.&nbsp; Bob was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 2001 Grammy Awards honored Bob with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. “Legend” Bob’s greatest hits album remains in Billboard magazine’s top ten “Pop Catalog Albums” chart some twenty years after his death.&nbsp; Jackson Browne performed Bob’s “Redemption Song” at the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in which he is a member. The BBC honored his “One Love” as the song of the millennial.&nbsp; Bob Marley’s music and more important his message of peace, love and unity will be as applicable 100 years from now as they were 30 years ago.</p> <p class="yiv1319967596MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;The Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2012 is brought to you in part by the Marley Beverage Company<strong> </strong>and Red Stripe Beer.<strong> </strong>For more information visit,<strong> </strong><a _yuid="yui_3_1_1_3_1323193332861599" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.caribbeanconnection2002.com/"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.caribbeanconnection2002.com</span></strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> Cheap propecia » Cheap viagra canadian pharmacy | Save Now. Fast Delivery! 2011-11-19T19:30:43Z 2011-11-19T19:30:43Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=724:haiti-art-expo-in-miami-in-december&catid=96:events&Itemid=71 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <img height="260" width="260" src="images/stories/haiti_miami_art.jpg" alt="haiti_miami_art" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />Concurrent with the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami/and Art Fairs Weekend, Haiti Art Expo 2011 will take place December 1st-4th on the second level of the Moore Building; a superb exhibition space in the heart of the uber-chic Miami Design District. <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">The expo displays a one-of-a-kind collection of Haitian fine arts comprised of a variety of media, art crafts and photography, curated by Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">In addition to the day-time expo, for three nights the Haiti Art Expo will play host to events produced by noteworthy charitable organizations benefiting Haiti, including, Haiti Empowerment Mission, Hand in Hand for Haiti and Hard Hats for Haiti.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">The second edition of Haiti Art Expo is a pledge from Miami's cultural community to make a positive impact in the lives of the Haitian people. Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa present an exhibition like no other, at which sales of works by renowned Haitian artists will benefit three important non-profit organizations that are currently working in Haiti.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2011 aims to demonstrate the visionary power of Haitian visual art that has continued to command international attention. The exhibition features top works from the contemporary art master, Philippe Dodard and from Louisiane St. Fleurent, Levoy Exil, Payas, Alix Roy, Ronald Mevs, Luckner Candio and Manuel Mathieu.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Upholding Haiti's unique tradition of inspirational, Creole-themed contemporary art, these works are certain to heighten the senses through an exotic use of Caribbean colors, shapes and forms. American artists have also donated to the cause; including Pop Artist Romero Britto, Sky Farrell, Leonardo Hidalgo and Peter T. Tunney.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Welcoming Honorary Guests- Haiti Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin and Haiti Secretary of State, Elsa Baussan Noel of the President Michel Martelly Administration. Author Alison Thompson will be signing copies of her newly released book, "The Third Wave - A Volunteer Story" where proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization We Advance. In addition, Hollywood Screen Writer and Director Paul Haggis' non-profit Artist For Peace and Justice (APJ), will display their exclusive ring by Vhernier to benefit St. Luc Schools and the Academy for Peace.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2011 is produced by Michael Capponi and Jeff Feldman and is sponsored by Miami Magazine, Marquis Vodka, Ludus Athletics, Capponi Construction Group, Onboard Media, Starboard Cruise Services, Hand in Hand for Haiti, Sustainatopia, Hard Hats for Haiti, Prestige beer and Galerie Marassa.</p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321730335043111" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2010 was, according to Capponi Group, a huge success, attracting over 5,000 guests and VIPS including Venus Williams, Haitian Boxer Andre Berto, Music Mogul Russell Simmons, Haitian-American Author Edwidge Danticat, Music Artists Wyclef Jean and Artist G Love.</p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321730335043111" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Source: Repeating Island</p> <img height="260" width="260" src="images/stories/haiti_miami_art.jpg" alt="haiti_miami_art" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />Concurrent with the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami/and Art Fairs Weekend, Haiti Art Expo 2011 will take place December 1st-4th on the second level of the Moore Building; a superb exhibition space in the heart of the uber-chic Miami Design District. <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">The expo displays a one-of-a-kind collection of Haitian fine arts comprised of a variety of media, art crafts and photography, curated by Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">In addition to the day-time expo, for three nights the Haiti Art Expo will play host to events produced by noteworthy charitable organizations benefiting Haiti, including, Haiti Empowerment Mission, Hand in Hand for Haiti and Hard Hats for Haiti.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">The second edition of Haiti Art Expo is a pledge from Miami's cultural community to make a positive impact in the lives of the Haitian people. Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa present an exhibition like no other, at which sales of works by renowned Haitian artists will benefit three important non-profit organizations that are currently working in Haiti.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2011 aims to demonstrate the visionary power of Haitian visual art that has continued to command international attention. The exhibition features top works from the contemporary art master, Philippe Dodard and from Louisiane St. Fleurent, Levoy Exil, Payas, Alix Roy, Ronald Mevs, Luckner Candio and Manuel Mathieu.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Upholding Haiti's unique tradition of inspirational, Creole-themed contemporary art, these works are certain to heighten the senses through an exotic use of Caribbean colors, shapes and forms. American artists have also donated to the cause; including Pop Artist Romero Britto, Sky Farrell, Leonardo Hidalgo and Peter T. Tunney.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Welcoming Honorary Guests- Haiti Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin and Haiti Secretary of State, Elsa Baussan Noel of the President Michel Martelly Administration. Author Alison Thompson will be signing copies of her newly released book, "The Third Wave - A Volunteer Story" where proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization We Advance. In addition, Hollywood Screen Writer and Director Paul Haggis' non-profit Artist For Peace and Justice (APJ), will display their exclusive ring by Vhernier to benefit St. Luc Schools and the Academy for Peace.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2011 is produced by Michael Capponi and Jeff Feldman and is sponsored by Miami Magazine, Marquis Vodka, Ludus Athletics, Capponi Construction Group, Onboard Media, Starboard Cruise Services, Hand in Hand for Haiti, Sustainatopia, Hard Hats for Haiti, Prestige beer and Galerie Marassa.</p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321730335043111" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Haiti Art Expo 2010 was, according to Capponi Group, a huge success, attracting over 5,000 guests and VIPS including Venus Williams, Haitian Boxer Andre Berto, Music Mogul Russell Simmons, Haitian-American Author Edwidge Danticat, Music Artists Wyclef Jean and Artist G Love.</p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321730335043111" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">Source: Repeating Island</p> Cheap propecia » Cheap viagra canadian pharmacy | Save Now. Fast Delivery! 2011-11-12T22:05:50Z 2011-11-12T22:05:50Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=714:haitian-american-writer-to-receive-medal-at-langston-hughes-festival&catid=96:events&Itemid=71 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <div _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321134518416283" class="yiv316301436post-content" style="margin-top: 1em; width: 587px; max-width: 560px; height: 678px;"> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><img height="408" width="272" src="images/stories/haiti.jpg" alt="haiti" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />As a part of the Langston Hughes Festival, The City College of New York will be honoring Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat on Friday, November 18, 2011<strong>.</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">In the morning, there will be a panel discussion entitled “Haiti in the Age of Danticat,” with speakers Régine LaTortue (Brooklyn College), Maria Rice Bellamy (College of Staten Island-CUNY), Kaiama L. Glover (Barnard College/Columbia University), Jean-Yves Plaisir (Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY), and Millery Polyné (Gallatin School of<br />Individualized Study/New York University). This symposium will take place from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Shepard Hall 250.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">In the evening, the president of the college will present the writer with the 2011 Langston Hughes Festival medal. There will also be readings of Langston Hughes’<em> The Emperor of Haiti </em>and Guy Régis Jr.’s<em> The Father</em>. This event will take place at 6:30pm at Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York. City College is located at Convent Avenue at West 135 Street in New York.</p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321134518416285" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">The Langston Hughes Medal is awarded to highly distinguished writers from throughout the African American diaspora for their distinguished contributions to the arts and letters. Among past recipients of this award are James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Ralph W. Ellison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, August Wilson, Chinua Achebe, Derek Walcott, and Octavia Butler, to name a few.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">To attend this event, please RSVP to the director of the Langston Hughes Festival, Dr. Gordon Thompson at 212-650-6353, or by email at <a ymailto="mailto:lhf@ccny.cuny.edu" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://mce_host/mc/compose?to=lhf@ccny.cuny.edu" style="color: #2585b2; text-decoration: underline;">lhf@ccny.cuny.edu</a>&nbsp;For more information on this event, see <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/lhf/index.cfm" style="color: #2585b2; text-decoration: underline;">http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/lhf/index.cfm</a>.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;Source: Repeating Islands</p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"> </p> <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321134518416287" style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">:</p> </div> <div _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1321134518416283" class="yiv316301436post-content" style="margin-top: 1em; width: 587px; max-width: 560px; height: 678px;"> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><img height="408" width="272" src="images/stories/haiti.jpg" alt="haiti" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />As a part of the Langston Hughes Festival, The City College of New York will be honoring Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat on Friday, November 18, 2011<strong>.</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;">In the morning, there will be a panel discussion entitled “Haiti in the Age of Danticat,” with speakers Régine LaTortue (Brooklyn College), Maria Rice Bellamy (College of Staten Island-CUNY), Kaiama L. 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For many, their historic win earlier this year in Malaysia where they prevailed over more than 4,000 other bands made them the “Usian Bolt” of roots reggae music.</p> <p>Dub Tonic Kru will be the first recipient of CPR’s newly established Simba (young lion) Award in honor of their dedication to the tradition of roots reggae music. Another young lion making an appearance&nbsp;will be&nbsp;cultural artist, IWayne who debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Chart with his recent release “Life Teachings” on VP Records. IWayne has consistently penned and performed uplifting roots reggae music for his fans the world over.</p> <p>Big Youth who received congressional honors at last year’s Reggae Culture Salute is also back by popular demand after last year’s exhilarating performance and will receive CPR’s 2011 Pinnacle Award for Excellence for his more than 40 years of being a pioneer in the industry. 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The reality is that more than 20,000 Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and otherwise, get together in Houston once a year under one flag in October to celebrate salsa, merengue and Spanish Caribbean culture. This year the PRC Festival will honor the musical legacy and life of the<br />queen of salsa Celia Cruz. Orchestras and dance groups will feature special songs and dances to remember the "Guarachera de Cuba."</p> <p id="yui_3_2_0_1_1316879473583378"><img height="240" width="240" src="images/stories/Puer_cub_feestival.jpg" alt="Puer_cub_feestival" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />The Fifth Puerto Rican and Cuban Festival (PRC)&nbsp;will be&nbsp;held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 10:00pm at Tranquility Park in Houston, Texas. Headliners are salsa legend Papo Lucca and La Sonora&nbsp;Ponceña. 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It is designed to educate visitors and safeguard the core values and creativity of African cultures and history.<br /><br />The ADHT Foundation seeks to establish heritage trails linking Diaspora traditions in Africa, North, South and Central America, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada by developing a network of collaborators who identify, build, finance, promote and market cultural heritage destinations. ADHT destinations will foster sustainable economic development, provide inspiring educational experiences, produce quality cultural products that expose visitors to authentic African Diaspora history and culture, and motivate local populations to become active participants in the preservation and dissemination of their history and culture.</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><img height="235" width="247" src="images/stories/ADHT.png" alt="ADHT" style="margin: 6px; float: left;" />The Seventh Annual International African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference&nbsp;is set to take place on September 22-24 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) is an international cultural tourism initiative that promotes socially conscious travel to sites identified as relevant and important to the global narrative of people and culture of African descent. 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