Last month we lost a literary giant...Dr. Maya Angelou. I can only say how grateful we were to have hosted her on a few occasions and even more delighted that we brought her up close and personal into your lives. We also hosted her son Guy Johnson..I hope you will join us in sending her family our best regards and our thanks.
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JUNE UPCOMING EVENTS
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JUNE 14, SCHOMBURG, 6PM
PRESENTED BY SISTER TO SISTER AND HUE-MAN
Sheryl Lee Ralph, who pioneered the role of Dena in the Broadway hit Dreams Girls, "Sometimes I Cry" is a one-woman show, written and conceived by award winning actress and honored AIDS activist. Ralph becomes each one of her characters, breathing life into them and their stories with every move and simple gesture.buy tickets
JUNE 1, 2PM..DELTA'S NY CHAPTER LUNCHEON WITH MISTY COPELAND
Grand Piattto d'Oro 1429 5th Ave at 117th street NY
Are you a Delta Love the Deltas, adore Misty Copeland or just love to lunch, this event is for you..Misty Copeland will be a special guest for this Delta luncheon.
Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer, one of the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theater. Buy Tickets
Bryant is a Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, and co-chair for Project 5117, which is a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.
JUNE 18, 6PM
BREAKING THE LINE
SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
Columbia Journalist and author of six books examines how America finally came to appreciate black athletes, A timely discussion.
JUNE 11, 7PM NY Ethical Cultural
DR. CARL HART
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.
Author and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University
Addiction is an epidemic that's affecting all layers of American society. More than 100 people die from overdoses every day -- it's the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Every family in America is impacted by this but do we truly understand the nature of this epidemic and the profile of drug users? His book is based on 22 years of research about the science of drug addiction. $29.00
This past two weeks I have met a lot of people whose lives are in transition. Many at the age when you would believe nothing can go wrong now. Well guess what. Life is not linear. Most of us did not take to heart the old adage( and they are adages because they have been proven true over time) who promised you a rose garden? Of course, if we get
down to the nitty gritty, even beautiful roses have thorns. Transitions can be scary. I know, I have reinvented myself a few times and if you live long enough so will you. Each time a major shift happens in our lives such as leaving a job, the death of a relationship, losing a loved one-our lives change. Change forces us to move in another direction. That's Reinvention. I am sharing a few of the things I did during my transitions...I hope they help.
The first thing one should do is:
1). Believe in yourself. You will get through it. All those years and experiences have to count for something....find it. And start from there. All the love you had for your beloved...remember it...if the loved one did the leaving such as a divorce...and took all the money...well that's up to you. But maybe number two on this list could be helpful.
2) Leave the past behind. The millions are gone...don't harp on it. That Harvard degree didn't protect you from being downsized but it's a calling card, Use it. Your love one died and you didn't get a change to say goodbye...write them a letter and tell them what you want to say...energy can never be created or destroyed...who knows.
3) You'll need a friend and a good mentor.
4) Take some classes...just for the fun of it...Singing, painting, basket weaving? No money...try an app on your iPhone. Simulation is better than no stimulation.
5) Grieve and get on with it. Stay in the pain until it releases you...but when it does...move forward.
6) It takes time to reinvent yourself. Don't hurry because you're scared...you will find a way.
7) Reinvention has arrived: Hopefully making money doing what you love.
8)Repeat steps 1 through 7 as needed. Life is just not linear.
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HUEMAN ONLINE IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH PROJECT1VOICE
on their 4th annual I voice, I play one day project. Each year Project1 Voice performs a play nationwide. This Year on June 16th they will present For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf with notable Broadway stars such as LaChance, Tonya Pinkins and many more at the Harlem Hospital Auditorium. New this year is the P1V Bookclub 2.0. The purpose of the bookclub is to get the entire country reading and discussing the work online or at one of the drop in discussion groups in your area. On hand, in New York pn June 16th at Harlem Hospital auditorium when P1V celebrates women will be no other than the amazing Ntozake Shange. They have partnered with us to ask you to purchase your book from Hue-Man. We have created a special link for you to Project1Voice Bookclub 2.0.
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME. Directed by Kenny Leon, written by Todd Kreidler, and starring Saul Williams and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, is a production that is based on the poetry and lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Performances will begin on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).
Enjoy the music. Every Wednesday at Harlem's hot spot Minton's.