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Aljira Presents Leonardo Benzant: Afrosupernatural Organized by Visiting Curator Dexter Wimberly

4. April 2016

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On Saturday, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art kicked-off its spring exhibition of Leonardo Benzant: Afrosupernatural organized by Visiting Curator, Dexter Wimberly. Recognizing both his ties and disjunction from an ancestral past, Leonardo Benzant’s practice is driven by his connection to the trans African-Atlantic diaspora. Considering the possibilities of genetic imprints, cultural identification, innate and intuitive […]

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Dominic Tamin: Entrepreneur with a Vision

1. April 2016

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by David Thomas Dominic Tamin is a man on a mission, a man with a vision, but it wasn’t always that way for the young man from Cameroon. Tamin’s road to success has been a long and sometimes hard one. Coming from humble beginnings on a West African palm oil plantation, Tamin eventually immigrated to […]

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¡Presente! A Symposium & Celebration of Latina/o and 30th Anniversary Celebration of the NJ Hispanic Youth Showcase

29. March 2016

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April 2, 1-6pm for Symposium and 6-10 pm for Celebration 15 Washington St., Panels to be in Room 201 with Celebration in the Main Hall Visit spaa.newark.rutgers.edu to register. Produced by Rutgers University-Newark Alum, Emmy-award winning television producer and Latin@ youth talent scout, William Sánchez will be among the distinguished alumni coming to campus next November […]

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Black History Month

2. February 2016

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Newark Public Library Newark, , NJ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society – Celebrating Black History Month. James Brown African American Room. Info: 973–733–7779   Essex County College Garvey/Nkrumah Lecture Series February 4 To help celebrate February as Black History Month, Essex County College is hosting its […]

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Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka by Heroes Are Gang Leaders

1. February 2016

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   GETTING LESS & LESS SAFE OUT HERE: A TRIBUTE TO AMIRI BARAKA BY HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians formed by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, and his frequent collaborator Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. This is in honor […]

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Presenting Jo-El Lopez Opens on Saturday at Gallery Aferro

28. January 2016

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Newark, NJ – Gallery Aferro is pleased to present a major solo show by New Jersey-based painter Jo-El Lopez. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Lopez uses the visual storytelling of traditional realism to convey complex commentary on the intersection of faith and modernity, the strength of family, and the […]

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The Undesirable Spring Art Exhibit Opens

26. January 2016

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The Undesirables – Catherine Chalmers, “Pile of Legs” (detail), 2003, resin, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist The launch of the spring semester brings the launch of 2016’s first exhibitions atThe Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University-Newark. The galleries, in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, are open to the public free of charge. The campus […]

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Community Kwanza event at NJPAC

18. December 2015

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Honoring the rich heritage of Newark’s vibrant African-American population, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to announce the schedule for our 2015 Kwanzaa celebration, featuring a fun-filled day of FREE activities and performances for the entire family on Saturday, December 19 from noon to 5:00 pm. The festivities will include a variety […]

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Aljira NO Boundaries Jazz Series TODAY

12. December 2015

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Jason Kao Hwang and his trio Amygdala heat up NO Boundaries Jazz Series, Saturday, December 12, 4 to 5:30pm Aljira is proud to present “NO Boundaries”, a series of four concerts curated by world-renowned jazz saxophonist, Oliver Lake. The second performance in the series coming up on Saturday, December 12 features Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) […]

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The Jacksons and the Commodores to performed Sunday @ NJPAC

11. December 2015

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The Jacksons & The Commodores A Motown Xmas Sunday, December 13 at 7pm Prudential Hall Two Motown legends, at NJPAC for the first time in A Motown Xmas! The Jacksons (“Can You Feel It,” “Shake Your Body”) gave Michael Jackson his first taste of stardom. The GRAMMY-winning Commodores (“Easy,” “Brick House”) are the prolific soul […]

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