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Friday, March 12:  Girl Talk: Narratives by Eight Women curated by Deborah Wiggins and M. Liz Andrews opens today, 6p-9p, and will be on view through April 10 at the Renaissance Fine Art Gallery in Harlem, 2075 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. @ 124th St.  Among the artists

Artist Micaela Anaya

represented are: Ifetayo Abdus Salaam, Micaela Anaya, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Anna Maria Horsford, Letitia Huckaby, Melvina Lathan, Kathe Sandler and Carla Williams. Details: 212-866-1660.

 Saturday, March 13: Legacy of a Woman Celebration at the Dudley Vaccianna Studio Suite. Joan Vaccianna Fashion Show, Book Signing with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, author of Daughters of the Stone. Starts 6:00p-until.  Details:  718-781-6793, 347-787-5759.

Sunday, March 14 @ 5:00pm: Ollie McLean’s Sankofa Academy Fundraiser Features Performances by Rome Neal and Friends at   Rustik’s 


Sunday, March 14, 2010, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at: RUSTIK TAVERN 471 Dekalb Avenue (near Kent Avenue), Brooklyn, NYSaturday, March 20, 1p-4p: 2nd Women of Distinction Scholarship Luncheon at Boys & Girls H.S.  The luncheon salutes distinguished women for their unwavering support of and service to the community and Boys & Girls High School and supports a great scholarship- creation opportunity for some of New York’s best and brightest graduating students. Money raised through ticket sales, a Silent Auction and donations at the event go to the scholarships.  As we see it, the Women of Distinction Awards refers to both the students and the distinguished honorees, who include Pamela Green, Weeksville Heritage Center; Crystal Bobb-Semple, founder and owner, Brownstone Books; educator Dr. Renee Young; guidance counselor Dorothy Harper (celebrating 43 years in the education field); Miss Kelly Roberts, school safety agent; Dr. Sheila Evans-Tranumn, retired associate commissioner for the NYS Education Department; and Ms. Nebert Jackson, retired educator who taught for some 30 years at Boys & Girls H.S.  The Boys & Girls H.S. graduating seniors who worked hard throughout the school year to raise funds for college needs include:  Alicia Rogers, Areya Cortes, Shatiqua Watson, Brittany George, Adana David, Melissa DeVore, Amandla McMillan, Shardei Lewis and Deborah Akinbowale. The event is the culminating activity of the year-long campaign and anyone wanting to support the effort can donate items or services for the silent auction; food for the March 20 luncheon;and/or contributions to the students’ scholarship fund. Contact:  Miss Andrea Toussaint of The Sisterhood.Tickets: $25. 718-467-1700.

 Join Jazz Vocalist/Award Winning Actor, Rome Neal

 If you cannot attend you can still make a donation, payable to: Sankofa International Academy, Post Office Box 330-505, Brooklyn, NY 11233
For further information call Sankofa at 347-365-6819
or Ollie McClean, Administrator, at 646-220-3207
Sankofa International Academy is a 501(C)3 tax deductible school.


Friday, March 26-31: Opening of MUSLIM VOICES: THE FEMALE PERSPECTIVE at BAM. Seven feature films that explore women’s lives in Muslim countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran and Lebanon.  For details visit: or call 718-636-4100.  

Sunday, March 28: Harriet’s Place: Underground Railroad and Beyond. New exhibition of photographs capturing the essence of Harriet Tubman, the woman, by educator/artist/historian/preservationist Dr. Olivia Cousins, opens today at Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  Details to be announced. Contact: Andrea Brathwaite at 718-387-2116 or Bernice Green at 718-599-6828.
  Monday, March 29: Herbert Von King Park’s Third Phenomenal Women Awards Brunch: Culinary and Drama Teens at the Park, and Parks Administrator Lemuel Mial with volunteer instructor-wife Charlotte Mial, with community friends DBG Media and Legacy Ventures, at a closed, invitation-only event, will honor media women, the communicators, whose ongoing good works keep positive stories and information about our communities at the forefront. Among the honorees:  Mrs. Esther Jackson, Founder and Publisher, Freedomways; Nayaba Arinde, Editor, NY Amsterdam News; Freelance Journalist and Media Consultants Victoria Horsford and Fern Gillespie; Dr. Brenda Greene, Founder, National Black Writers Conference; Medgar Evers College, CUNY; Aminisha Black, columnist, Our Time Press; author-entrepreneur Monique Greenwood, now celebrating her  popular Akwaaba Inns’ 15th year; writer Susan McHenry; Janel Gross, The Challenge Group; Marcia Pendelton, Wall Tall Girl Productions; Joanne Cheatham, Founder and Publisher, Pure Jazz Magazine; Stacy-Ann Gooden, Reporter, News12; Rosalind McLymont, The Network Journal; Faybiene Miranda, Co-Hos, Global Health Review, WBAI; Jeanne Parnell, anchor, WHCR; Dr. Teresa Taylor-Williams, Publisher, Trend Newspaper; and Gayle DeWees of the NY Daily News, also the former employer of the late Joyce Shelby, the adored journalist to whom this event is dedicated. Mrs. Jackson and Tupper Thomas, head of the Prospect Park Alliance, will receive the Hattie Carthan Awards. 
    -Bernice Elizabeth Green

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