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February 04th, 2014

Iconic Black Women: Betty Shabazz

“I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.”

February 03rd, 2014

The Shabazz Center to Host "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas"

Of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Doc Cheatham was a journeyman trumpeter and vocalist who received many awards in recognition of his remarkably long career. Here, he joins trombonist Vic Dickinson and alto saxophonist Earle Warren during an appearance at the Overseas Press Club in New York.

February 03rd, 2014

Black History Month Event: The Shabazz Center

Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and lifeways, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.

January 24th, 2014

A Night With Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez, a critically-acclaimed Dominican American author who rose to prominence in literature through novels such as 1991’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and 1994’s In the Time of the Butterflies, held a reading last night at the center. The event was organized by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, and the Malcolm X Center.

January 15th, 2014

The Shabazz Center to Host "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas"

Jimi Hendrix, The Royal Albert Hall, London, February 18, 1969. Hendrix, who spoke proudly of his Cherokee grandmother, was one of many famous African Americans in the 1960s who cited family traditions linking them to Native ancestry.

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